SpaceX's advances in space technology have reduced barriers to space and changed the direction of American space policy, but it is not without its challenges.
Rovers including 'Rosalind Franklin' will pick up where Opportunity left off – trying to answer the question of whether there is, or ever has been, life on Mars.
Satellites hundreds of miles overheard are helping scientists to predict drought, track floods and see how climate change is changing access to water resources.
The private space race is about to take another great leap as Israel sends a private lander to the moon.
The latest version of the Spider-Man video game offers insights into how science could be taught more effectively to today's college students, a researcher and video game enthusiast suggests.
The three astronauts read from the Bible as part of their message from the Moon. Then on return one declared: "Please be informed there is a Santa Claus."
Voyager 2 launched in 1977 and visited all four gas giants in our Solar System. It's now almost 18 billion kilometres from Earth and has finally joined its twin in interstellar space.
Applied games can help us to tackle problems like climate change by appealing to players' hearts and minds.
George H.W. Bush's achievements in space are often overlooked but have significantly contributed to America's current space program.
Osiris-REx will spend the next year looking for a good place to land on asteroid Bennu before it collects grains and brings them home.
From turning on instruments to gathering the first data, the next few months will be busy for Mars scientists.
Mars has long captured our imagination, from claims of canals to Martian attacks and now our latest NASA exploration to look inside the red planet.
Countries developing technology that removes or blasts away space junk may appear to be doing a public service. But those same technologies can destroy military and communications satellites.
The United States already has a space agency: NASA. So why do we need a Space Force, and what would it do? Could a Space Force strain diplomatic relationships, reigniting the race to militarize space?
The upper atmosphere of Venus is the most Earth-like extra-terrestrial location in the solar system. It could even host life.
After the first moon landing, the feelings that propelled a unified national mission quickly dissipated. Could Armstrong have played a bigger role in galvanizing the public for future projects?
The new film is a down-to-Earth portrayal of astronaut Neil Armstrong and our complex relationship with the Moon.
It has been 10 years since Elon Musk's SpaceX launched the commercial space age. What hurdles must be overcome before private companies begin exploring, colonizing and mining other planets?
A 90-minute presentation in 1968 showed off the earliest desktop computer system. In the process it introduced the idea that technology could make individuals better – if government funded research.
Senegal has made great strides in astronomy and planetary sciences in recent years.