The private rocket company SpaceX says its next rocket will be the most powerful in the world.The new rocket, called the Falcon Heavy, is designed to carry up to about twice as much weight as a NASA space shuttle can take to orbit.
After space shuttle Discovery returns from its last mission, NASA workers will start getting it ready for its next voyage — to a museum.NASA is retiring its shuttle fleet this year, and 21 museums across the country - including Chicago's Adler Planetarium - are vying for the chance to become a retir
Could life have rained down on Earth from outer space? That tantalizing prospect has been raised in a new scientific paper by NASA scientist Richard B. Hoover of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
The space shuttle Discovery is set to land for the last time Wednesday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It will then be sent off to the Smithsonian for retirement as NASA shuts down the shuttle program.
Space shuttle Discovery, NASA's oldest surviving space shuttle and the beloved workhorse of the fleet, rocketed up into the sky on Thursday afternoon for a bittersweet final voyage.Discovery's final countdown was a nail-biter.
A space shuttle that has racked up an impressive list of firsts is about to add one more — it will soon become the first in NASA's fleet to be retired.Space shuttle Discovery made its debut back in 1984, with a satellite-deploying spin through space that included a congratulatory phone call to the c