President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues.
On June 18, 1983, NASA astronaut Sally Ride became America's first woman in space after she and four colleagues blasted off on the space shuttle Challenger for the STS-7 mission. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series.
The early Earth may have been more temperate than previously thought, suggesting that the window for life to get a foothold on rocky planets around the galaxy could be quite large.
Sally Ride — the United States' first woman in space — has inspired countless people, as she lived a life committed to science, education and inclusion.
SpaceX is targeting June 29 as the launch date for its next cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.
A new startup called Aevum aims to launch satellites to Earth orbit every 3 hours using rockets carried on a fully autonomous unmanned airplane.
With NASA finding more evidence for life on Mars, Newsarama's looking at 10 characters who hail from our nearest neighboring planet.
As dads around the world celebrate Father's Day today (June 17), four far-out fathers will spend the holiday floating 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Earth at the International Space Station.
Axial tilt and tidal locking also matter in a planet's habitability.
A company that aims to change the way small satellites get to orbit has just secured $40 million to continue developing its technology.
The world's first flying, autonomous, artificially intelligent (AI) astronaut assistant will soon get to work in space.
NASA doesn't expect to make decisions on how it will carry out a Mars sample return effort until late next year despite recent discoveries that have offered additional evidence that the planet was once, and may still be, habitable.
Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut for the European Space Agency, is about to sweat for science.
Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan has been the launch site for Soviet and Russian space missions since the beginning of space exploration in 1957.
The Chandra X-Ray Observatory has probed the origins of dark matter and revealed much about the parts of the universe we can't see visually.
A Martian dust storm rages against a NASA rover, a baby bird survives a surprise balloon adventure, Jupiter helps out in the search for aliens, and diamond dust explains a cosmic mystery — it's Space.com's best new stories of the week.
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
Astronaut Peggy Whitson, who has spent more time in space than any other American, is retiring from NASA effective today (June 15), agency officials announced.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space.
Combining Nordic culture and space travel, Viking Cruises officially welcomed its fifth ocean ship, Viking Orion — named after the prominent constellation and in honor of retired astronaut Anna Fisher.