Tech

‘We Choose to Go to the Moon’ Again—But When?

NASA has spent years talking about going to Mars, with little action. Is it about to do the same for the moon?

Management

What Should We Do About the International Space Station?

The Trump administration and Congress are set to collide over the fate of the massive orbital lab.

Management

NASA Chief: 'I Fully Believe and Know the Climate Is Changing'

“I also know that we human beings are contributing to it in a major way,” Jim Bridenstine said, taking an unusual stance for his administration.

Tech

Helicopters Are Coming to a Planet Near You

... beginning with a tiny chopper that is set to land on Mars in 2021.

Tech

The Solar System's Icy Secret Keeper

Scientists used archival data to search for signs of an ocean beneath Europa, a moon of Jupiter.

Tech

Why Is NASA's Space Telescope Running a Year Behind?

The James Webb will launch in 2020 instead of next year—and it will probably need more money from Congress to do it.

Oversight

Congress Ignores Trump's Priorities for Science Funding

Nearly every science agency stands to get more money under a spending bill that avoids proposed cuts from the White House.

Tech

Who's Running NASA?

An interim administrator has been overseeing the space agency for more than 13 months—and now he’s leaving, too.

Management

How Well Does Trump Understand NASA?

As he praised the work of SpaceX, the president seemed to undermine the efforts of his own space agency.

Tech

Jupiter Will Never Stop Surprising Scientists

NASA’s Juno mission keeps churning out stunning images of the gas planet’s clouds—and more mysteries about what lurks underneath.

Tech

NASA’s Next Space Telescope Is Running Out of Time

The James Webb, Hubble’s successor, may face more delays and even exceed its budget, according to a new government report.

Management

How the Government Shutdown Disrupted SpaceX's Plans

The government shutdown shows just how much budget fights in Washington could derail Elon Musk’s rocket ambitions.

Management

What Happens to Astronauts During a Government Shutdown?

How NASA scales down to a skeleton crew when Congress misses a big budget deadline.

Tech

One Year Later, NASA Still Doesn't Have a New Administrator

An interim director is steering the ship, but the delay between administrations is unprecedented.

Tech

When Will Astronauts Launch From U.S. Soil Again?

NASA is hopeful SpaceX and Boeing will soon free the country from dependency on Russia, but delays abound.

Tech

Everything You Never Thought to Ask About Astronaut Food

“Burping in microgravity is probably not something you want to do a lot of.”

Tech

Budget-Managing Tips, but for Space Telescopes

NASA is scrambling to cut the growing cost of its latest big astronomy mission.

Management

Trump's NASA Pivot

His administration has made the moon a destination, not just a pit stop, on the way to Mars.

Tech

This Is the Way Cassini Ends

As the spacecraft prepared to plunge into Saturn, the mission's longest-serving members remembered its years-long journey.

Tech

NASA's New Space Telescope Is in Harvey's Path

Here’s how they’re protecting the $8.6 billion project.