(CNN) — The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa2 spacecraft fired a copper cannonball a little bigger than a tennis ball into a near-Earth asteroid named Ryugu to learn about its composition.
Update March 18th, 10:35AM ET: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully took off on time and deployed all 60 satellites into their intended orbit. However, the rocket failed to land as intended on the company’s
Flying in space to rendezvous with another craft is so hard that the first U.S. astronaut to try it completely failed. This is the 41st in an exclusive series of 50 articles, one published each day until
After nearly a quarter-century and several delays, the $9.6 billion James Webb Space Telescope is in the home stretch for a 2021 launch. It’s a sight out of a science-fiction novel—a soaring tower of gold
When you've exhausted your bucket list of earthbound destinations, space is the logical next step. Space exploration company Axiom is launching a space tourism program to fly tourists to the International
NASA’s proposed budget builds toward a future when earthlings will set foot on Mars. And in the meantime, it takes the next big step toward bringing a little bit of Mars back to Earth. NASA Administrator