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China Joins Private Space Race with Landmark OneSpace Rocket Launch
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A rocket built by Beijing-based company OneSpace debuted Thursday (May 17), launching from a site in northwest China and reaching a maximum altitude of about 24 miles (39 kilometers), according to media reports. www.space.com/40662-china-f...
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What Are Cosmic Rays?
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Cosmic rays are atom fragments that rain down on the Earth from outside of the solar system. www.space.com/32644-cosmic-...
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Where Is the Center of the Universe?
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It's a trick question. www.space.com/40585-what-is...
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Senator Ted Cruz Remains Opposed to Ending Space Station in Mid-2020s
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The chairman of the Senate's space subcommittee vowed May 8 to block any attempt by the administration to end operations of the International Space Station in the mid-2020s. www.space.com/40565-ted-cru...
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Here's the Weird Science Launching to the Space Station This Weekend
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This weekend, a cargo delivery to the International Space Station will carry old-fashioned sextants, E. coli bacteria and lasers that will create a temperature 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space. www.space.com/40623-weird-s...
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Blue Origin: Quiet Plans for Spaceships
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The company, funded by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, is quietly working to bring astronauts to and from the International Space Station. www.space.com/19584-blue-or...
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How Tom Wolfe, Who Wrote 'The Right Stuff,' Inspired a Generation of Astronauts
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Tom Wolfe, who in 1979 chronicled the high-flying adventures of the first U.S. astronauts in his book "The Right Stuff," has died at the age of 88. www.space.com/40604-tom-wol...
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The Largest Parachute Ever Built for Mars Aces Its First Test
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The largest-ever parachute bound for Mars, which will land Europe's ExoMars rover on the surface of the Red Planet in 2021, passed the first in a series of tests in Sweden. www.space.com/40597-giant-m...
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Astronauts Talk Poets in Space and Mars Machinery with Future Engineers
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Some astronauts think poets and cinematographers deserve a trip to space. www.space.com/40554-astrona...
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Hiuni's New 'Smart Telescope' Pairs with Mobile Devices to Stargaze
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Meet Hiuni, a shiny new "smart telescope" that takes all the work out of amateur astronomy. www.space.com/40533-hiuni-s...