The U.S. government is working on an atomic rocket to send satellites into the vast space between Earth and the moon—before Beijing gets there with its own spacecraft.
Voyager 2’s decades-long voyage almost came to an untimely end last month in a mishap that underscores the delicacy of NASA’s super-long-range space missions.
The Trump administration wants to build thousands of plutonium cores. It’s a statement to the world that it not only doesn’t mind runaway nuclear rearmament, it’s planning for it.
The billionaire’s gonzo rocket startup SpaceX plans to launch a staggering 12,000 tiny communications satellites over the next decade—exponentially increasing orbital hazards.
Despite Trump’s ambitions to put man back on the moon, experts believe that Beijing might be preparing to make a giant leap of its own.
Two weeks ago, Cosmos 2542 started tailing a secret Pentagon space reconnaissance telescope. Analysts wonder if it’s some kind of preparation for an attack.
Russia's new launch vehicle will be huge and powerful—if it's ever built.
Australia’s extreme heat and raging blazes are destroying colonies of the migratory bats. Is extinction on the horizon?
The same tech that could help make space cleaner might, in the long run, also make it more dangerous.