space

Drawing of a caravan stop on the Silk Road (© Eugene Flandin/Alamy)

Following the Afghan Silk Road with satellites

Archaeologist Emily Boak used aerial and satellite imagery to discover hundreds of unrecorded Afghan caravan stops along the Silk Road.
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.
Vice President Pence speaking in front of a space shuttle (NASA)

Pence: America will return to the moon and go beyond

Standing under the space shuttle Discovery, Vice President Pence announced that America will return to the moon and build a foundation for a Mars mission.
Dwarf galaxy in outer space (© NASA/ESA Hubble)

Here’s a free poster for World Space Week

In honor of World Space Week, which runs from October 4–10, download this free poster and dream of exploring new worlds in space.
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."
Three astronauts in space station (NASA)

Two hurricanes hit home for an American astronaut

Astronaut Joe Acaba, the first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage, offered support to those affected by the hurricane that struck Puerto Rico.
Satellite image of hurricanes (NOAA via AP Images)

When disaster strikes, space agencies share forecasts

Satellites have helped forecast and respond to disasters around the world. U.S. and international space agencies promote open data to save lives.