SpaceX wants to land on Mars as early as 2018
An unmanned Dragon capsule could touch down on the planet in just a couple of years.
NASA pours $67 million into solar electric spacecraft engines
It wants super-efficient power for missions headed to asteroids and Mars.
Venus probe's first detailed results reveal strange clouds
Akatsuki nearly didn't make it, but it's already shedding light on our nearest planetary neighbor.
NASA is funding asteroid spaceships and other far-out concepts
The projects are getting $100,000 each to prove their ideas are feasible.
'Starshot' plan gets probes to Alpha Centauri in your lifetime
Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner are backing a $100 million effort to explore our closest neighboring star.
NASA's Kepler space telescope is back in good health
The mission crew successfully brought their spacecraft back from the brink.
NASA starts drop testing Orion with a dummy crew on board
The tests' results will help scientists make sure astronauts don't get injured.
NASA's asteroid explorer faces tests that simulate space
OSIRIS-REx has to pass a regimen that includes extreme cold and vacuum.
ICYMI: Laser-powered spacecraft, upgraded Atlas bot and more
Freakin laserbeams could launch a 3-day trip to Mars.