BepiColombo, the joint ESA/JAXA spacecraft on a mission to Mercury, is now firing its Ion Drive thrusters for the first time in flight.
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From ‘Magnetoshells’ to Growable Habitats, NASA invests in next stage of visionary technology development and other crazy concepts.
This reflective view, taken by astronaut Michael Fossum, 250 miles above planet Earth from International Space Station. Image © Michael Fossum, STS-121 Mission, NASA
Our Earth was photographed during the same day from both Mercury and Saturn, in a cross-Solar System interplanetary first.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, two or three times a year, observes the moon traveling across the sun, blocking its view. While this obscures solar observations
A rippled dune front in Herschel Crater on Mars moved an average of about two meters (about two yards) between March 3, 2007 and December
On September 17, 2011, the Cassini orbiter snapped a photograph of Saturn and four of its moons – Dione (located above the rings), Titan (looming
This panoramic view, photographed from the International Space Station, looking past the docked space shuttle Atlantis’ cargo bay and part of the station including a
When dawn broke over Kennedy Space Center on Monday, May 16, the space shuttle orbiter Endeavour still stood on pad 39A. Its final launch, on
This is the largest canyon in the Solar System and cuts a wide swath across the face of Mars. Named Valles Marineris, the grand valley