Sarah Fecht
at 10:19 AM Apr 26 2017

Today, during a phone call with astronaut Peggy Whitson on the International Space Station, President Trump joked that he hoped NASA would land astronauts on Mars by the end of his first term in 2020.

Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
at 11:54 AM Apr 24 2017

At 7:41 p.m. local time, the Tianzhou 1 robotic cargo ship blasted off on a Long March 7 rocket from the Wenchang Space Launch Center on Hainan Island. Now in orbit, it will soon rendezvous with the Tiangong 2 space station, in yet another first for the Chinese space program.

Kendra Pierre-Louis
at 12:22 PM Apr 13 2017

If space travel were gymnastics, we'd say that Expedition 50—which returned early Monday morning from the International Space Station (ISS), stuck the landing. 

Sarah Fecht
at 14:35 PM Mar 31 2017

SpaceX made history by launching a used rocket booster on its second mission, then bringing it back for a safe landing on a drone ship. It's a big deal for the company that's betting on reusable rockets to dramatically reduce the cost of going to space.

Rachel Feltman
at 12:07 PM Mar 22 2017

Since August of 2012, NASA's Curiosity Rover has tooled around the red planet doing science for us Earthlings. Now, nearly five years and some 10 miles later, the robot is starting to experience the wear and tear of an aging machine: On Tuesday, NASA announced the first two breaks in the rover's wheel treads.

Sarah Fecht
at 10:22 AM Mar 1 2017

SpaceX is already on track to make history by becoming the first private company to carry astronauts to the International Space Station in 2018. As if that wasn't ambitious enough, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced on Monday that the company is planning to send two private citizens into orbit around the moon a mere six months after carrying its first crew to the ISS.

Sarah Fecht
at 11:14 AM Feb 16 2017

Poopin' ain't easy in space—especially if you're stuck in a space suit for extended periods of time. Today's astronauts wear diapers when they need to don a space suit, but on future Martian getaways, mishaps could leave astronauts stuck in their suits for six days at a time. That's a long time to move around in a poopy diaper. And in a low gravity environment, the stuff in your diaper could float out and cover everything else in your space suit. Not good.

 
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