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NASA Wants to Block Out Distant Stars with the Craziest Flying Formation Ever

We've never seen anything like the starshade before.

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image The Star Trek Logo Was Found on Mars. Really.

Scientists say it's just a coincidence. Sure it is.

europa yellow salt The Yellow Part of Jupiter's Watery Moon? That's Table Salt, NASA Says

Europa is absolutely covered with the stuff.

isro rocket India Is Going to the Moon in July

The country has ambitious plans for the next decade in space. They all start with Chandrayaan-2.

Bullet cluster galaxies Filling the Void: What Is Dark Matter?

The most mysterious stuff in the universe could hold the very key to understanding it.

Sally Ride Challenger Mission 18 Famous Women Who Explored Space

These female pioneers broke barriers to study the great unknown.

image Why the World's Richest Man Wants Humans To Live on Floating Space Cities

They're called 'O'Neill Colonies,' and Amazon's Jeff Bezos wants them to be humanity's new home.

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its the black hole 5 Burning Questions About the First Black Hole Picture, Answered

A picture that's worth a thousands "whoas."

France Scientists Say They've Ruled Out Stephen Hawking's Theory About Dark Matter

A group of scientists have disproved Stephen Hawking's proposed explanation for mysterious dark matter.

image NASA: Lunar 'Gateway' Is Still Our Best Bet for Putting Boots on the Moon

NASA's directive to put astronauts on the moon has some experts sensing doom for the long-planned Gateway project—here’s why it could be a blessing in disguise.

image There's a Supercomputer Stranded on the Space Station

In space, no one can hear you call for IT support.

image SpaceX Just Recovered Its Dragon Capsule After Splashdown. Here's How It Happened.

A new recovery vessel puts a 21st century spin on the Apollo-era return from space.

Elon Musk Answers Your Questions! - 2018 SXSW Conference and Festivals Elon Musk: The Seniorhelpline Interview

The SpaceX CEO on food, fuel, and the risk of vaporization.

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Saturn 5 rocket engine and exhaust pipes The Saturn V, Wernher von Braun, and the Nazi Roots of America's Moon Rocket

More than 40 years in the making, the Saturn V rocket was born out of the bloodiest war in history but grew up to become humanity's crowning engineering achievement.

image The Oral History of the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

"No! No! No! They don't mean the shuttle! They don't mean the shuttle!"

SpaceX Test Starship Elon Musk: Why I'm Building the Starship out of Stainless Steel

Musk tweeted in January that the rocket formerly known as BFR would be built of stainless rather than carbon fiber. In this exclusive interview, he tells PM Editor in Chief Ryan D'Agostino why.

Expedition 46 On International Space Station The 4 Things That Could Stop the Commercial Space Revolution in Its Tracks

There are risks to the stunning progress being made by the private U.S. space industry. Experts chime in on what to worry about.

Spacex Prepares For First Manned Spaceflight With NASA Astronauts America Is About to Take Back Human Spaceflight, and It's a Lot More Than Just Flag-Waving

Crewed missions, launched by private companies, will be seen as an American achievement. But really, it's a global one.

NASA Mission Operations Control Room of Manned Spacecraft Center Houston, We Have a Resurrection: How Mission Control Came Back from the Brink

After years of neglect, two refurbished Mission Control consoles debut in anticipation of Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary.

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The Tesla and SpaceX maestro is under attack for bad tweets, production woes, and strange behavior. But we need people who take risks. We need people who try.

India, Pakistan and Persian Gulf from space We’ve Been Wrong Before: The Expanding Earth Theory

Did the continents spread apart because the planet itself is expanding? No, but a lot of good scientists used to think so.

image The Oral History of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

The knuckle-biting story of the first lunar landing from the people who were there.

How to photograph a rocket launch How to Photograph a Rocket Launch

This explosive, fiery display only lasts for a few seconds, so you better come prepared.

image We Can Explore Instead of Believe: Inside the Epic Hunt for E.T.

After a millennia of wondering, humanity can finally search out intelligent alien life—and SETI is leading the charge.

image The Rocket That Launched Sputnik and Started the Space Race

Everyone remembers the 185-pound silver satellite that kickstarted the space race, but what about the rocket that got it there?

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