The Webb Telescope’s Latest Stumbling Block: Its Name

The long-awaited successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is scheduled to launch in December. But the…

How to Watch the Orionids Meteor Shower

The celestial event caused by debris from Halley’s comet will be most active overnight, but a…

Boeing Deepens NASA Starliner Probe, Prompting More Delays

The Starliner capsule for NASA crews is now unlikely to have another orbital flight test until…

If China Tested a New Orbital Weapon, It’s Not Much of a Surprise

Experts report that similar technologies were developed by Russia and the United States starting more than…

How a Nuclear Bomb Could Save Earth From a Stealthy Asteroid

An atomic blast is not the preferred solution for planetary defense, but 3-D models are helping…

Russian Film Crew Wraps Space Station Shoot and Returns to Earth

A Russian actress and film director landed near Russia’s spaceflight base in Kazakhstan after 12 days…

How to Watch Nasa's Launch to Jupiter

The elaborate 12-year journey of the robotic spacecraft will offer close encounters with some of the…

Space Station Emergency Prompted by Russian Thruster Firing

While the astronauts were said to not be in any danger, it was the second such…

International Space Station Emergency Prompted by Russian Thruster Firing

While the astronauts were said to not be in any danger, it was the second such…

Why NASA Is Launching a Robotic Archaeologist Named Lucy

In a vast odyssey across the solar system, the mission will study asteroids known as Trojans…