Model rocket with President Trump gesturing behind it (© Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Companies turn to space with help from the U.S.

President Trump has signed a directive aimed at streamlining regulations on commercial use of space. What does this mean for private space companies?
Blue and white race car (© Joe Portlock/Getty Images)

U.S. firm powered new, electric race cars in Saudi event

A historic Saudi town was the stage for an international E-Prix for electric race cars. American ingenuity propelled them over the finish line.
Equipment and supplies surrounding three astronauts in spacecraft (© AP Images)

Russian and U.S. astronauts return to Earth

Three astronauts — one American and two Russian — have landed safely in Kazakhstan after nearly six months working on the International Space Station.

This woman drives spacecraft for NASA

Alice Bowman heads the NASA team guiding New Horizons, the first spacecraft to get a good look at Pluto and its moons. Next destination: the Kuiper Belt.

Getting connected: People use balloons, the sun and white space to...

“A world without Internet would be like a world without light.” Millions of people around the world are using new ideas to get their Internet access.

Some countries can start with off-the-shelf technology

Investment in renewable energy is up, but it needs much more to keep global warming under control.

Science cooperation expands with restoration of U.S.-Cuba ties

In an effort to find solutions for common problems in science and technology, the U.S.-Cuba relationship is moving forward.
Infographic about U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and economic growth (© Jim Cole/AP Images)

U.S. relies on innovation to reduce emissions

The U.S. is formally withdrawing from an international climate accord but will reduce emissions through innovation without compromising economic growth.
Female scientist holding up test tube (© Gregory Bull/AP Images)

U.S. approves breakthrough cystic fibrosis drug

A Boston-based pharmaceutical company has developed a new drug therapy that will expand treatment options for patients with cystic fibrosis.