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Want to live in space? The new leader of the first space nation's got plans for you.

Asgardia, a nation of would-be spacefaring futurists, now has its first official head of state.<p>Since he first created Asgardia in 2016, Igor …

Space Exploration

Solar storm set to slam into Earth: Here’s everything you need to know

A solar storm — a disturbance in Earth’s magnetic field caused by changes in solar wind — is forecast to hit Earth this week, the Space Weather …

Stephen Hawking thinks he knows what happened before the beginning of time

Neil deGrasse Tyson asks him to weigh in.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson’s show <i>Star Talk</i> is ending its fourth season with a bang—a big one. <i>The</i> big one, to be precise. The show, filmed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, features famous astrophysicist Tyson interviewing …

The surprising reason why NASA hasn't sent humans to Mars yet

We could have been on Mars 30 years ago. At the peak of the Apollo era in the early '70s, NASA was already planning its next step into the unknown.<p>Its plans included building multiple space stations, continued trips to the Moon, and the first crewed mission to Mars by the 1980s. Can you imagine …

Elon Musk: I will “eat my hat” if a competitor’s rocket flies before 2023

Perhaps the rocket mogul was hungry this morning.<p>Flush with the success of the Falcon Heavy rocket launch last week, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk began …

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy center booster lacked enough ignition fluid to light engines, land on platform, Musk says

The center core booster of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy didn't land on a floating sea platform as intended during last week's first test flight because it ran out of ignition fluid, company Chief Executive Elon Musk said Monday.<p>Musk took to Twitter on Monday morning to give a few more updates on the …

Donald Trump wants to shut down the International Space Station and get ready for private space

The White House would cut off funding for the International Space Station in 2025 and lean into a future of commercially operated habitats in low-earth orbit, according to draft National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) budget documents shared with Quartz ahead of their official release …

Space Exploration