Waitress carrying three plates of food (© Shutterstock)

Want to walk on the moon? Start by taking a restaurant...

Successful people make it look easy, but most had to work hard to get to the top, often starting out by waiting tables or scooping ice cream.
Illustration of exploration vehicle on moon's surface (© AP Images)

To the moon! Private company cleared for takeoff.

A private company has gotten permission from the U.S. to launch into space and return to the moon. The first of many trips is scheduled for late 2017.
Jupiter and three moons (© AP Images)

Let NASA know what you want to see on Jupiter

NASA is seeking suggestions for what its solar-powered spacecraft should photograph on Jupiter. Visit JunoCam's website to participate in the mission.
Spacecraft booster undergoing fiery test (NASA)

Fired up for Mars: World’s most powerful booster passes final test

Before upcoming U.S. space excursions to the moon and beyond, the rocket booster for the missions underwent a test that turned sand to glass.
Girls wearing safety goggles sitting at lab table (Courtesy of MEDO)

Schoolgirls help build Africa’s first private satellite

South Africa is getting its first private satellite, thanks to an ambitious group of schoolgirls and the Meta Economic Development Organization.
The Milky Way galaxy (Anne Dirkse)

Where can you see the Milky Way at night?

The Milky Way may be lost to many humans now because of light pollution, but there are people working to bring it back for future generations.
Katherine Johnson at desk (NASA)

Before computers, she calculated NASA’s greatest achievements

Katherine Johnson's brilliant mathematical mind took her from small-town West Virginia to NASA, where she helped land a man on the moon without a computer.
Robot (© AP Images)

Students start tinkering with NASA’s latest Mars robots

A 6-foot, 300-pound humanoid robot named Val may make some of the first footprints on Mars, with a little help from university students.
Earth seen from space (NASA)

NASA tech brings climate science down to Earth

More than 160 satellites beam data to scientists studying climate worldwide. Political leaders can base climate decisions on science rather than theory.