Mars

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?
Susan Finley standing in front of NASA space museum exhibits (© Emily Berl)

Meet NASA’s Susan Finley, still exploring ‘the final frontier’ at 81

Want to know what it's like to work on a space mission? Ask a NASA veteran who's spent decades probing the solar system. She's got stories to tell.
Space station in space above Earth (NASA)

Life on the International Space Station

Research at the International Space Station could get humans to Mars. See what it's like for astronauts from around the world who work there.
Two people in silhouette sitting with large full moon in the background (© AP Images)

To the moon and beyond! America sets new mission in space.

President Trump signed a directive that will send American astronauts back to the moon and eventually to Mars and beyond.
Earth rising over lunar horizon (NASA)

World Space Week 2017 celebrates exploration [video]

Cities around the world host thousands of events October 4–10 for World Space Week 2017. Get excited for "exploring new worlds in space."
Planet Mars (NASA)

Fact or fiction: Take our quiz about Mars [video]

How much do you really know about the Red Planet? Do you want to go there some day? Test your Mars smarts with this quick quiz.
Alyssa Carson in space simulator (Courtesy of Alyssa Carson)

Inspiring the next generation of female space pioneers

Alyssa Carson has a big dream — she's training to be on the first mission to Mars. A new law aims to inspire young women like her to stick with science.
Mars (NASA)

NASA rover discovers possible precursor to life on Mars

NASA's Curiosity found the element boron on Mars — an element that offers tantalizing clues about whether ancient Mars once harbored life.
Person in space suit walking outdoors (University of Hawai'i)

Scientists just spent a year ‘on Mars.’ What did they learn?

Six international scientists who spent a year in near isolation to simulate life on Mars came out of their dome in Hawaii on August 28.