Manned Space Exploration News
John Young, 'an astronauts' astronaut' who flew to the moon twice, dies
Legendary astronaut John Young died today. He was 87. Young was the first astronaut to command the Space Shuttle. He flew to the moon twice. News of his death prompted tributes, including from fellow astronauts who called him a "hero" and "astronauts' astronaut" and from former President George H.
A look inside Boeing's new space capsule
ABC News' Amna Nawaz talks to Boeing engineer about the new Starliner space capsule and new space suit design.
What we know about the 2018 SpaceX mission to the Moon
Tech billionaire Elon Musk , founder of the pioneering space transport company SpaceX , has announced a mission to fly two people to the moon next year in what would be a landmark moment for space travel. Many details about the mission, announced Monday, have yet to be revealed, including who the
SpaceX announces planned private trip around moon in 2018
SpaceX , the space technology and exploration company founded by billionaire Elon Musk , plans to fly a pair of civilians around the moon and back to Earth in 2018, the company announced Monday. According to Musk, SpaceX was approached by the two individuals who expressed interest in the mission,
SpaceX Unveils Plan for Manned Mars Mission
Humans could set foot on Mars within the next 10 years -- at least if SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has his way. The billionaire entrepreneur, who also happens to be the CEO of Tesla Motors , chairman of renewable energy company Solar City and co-founder of PayPal, today unveiled his ambitious plan for
Elon Musk Expected to Detail SpaceX's Mars Ambitions
Speculation is rife that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is about to detail plans to take humans to Mars within a decade. The space, car and tech mogul is scheduled to speak before the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, today at 2:30 p.m. ET. Officially, Musk is slated to “discuss
Elon Musk Wants to Send Humans to Mars by 2025
Elon Musk's dream of sending humans to Mars could come true in the next decade.
Mice Flown in Space Found to Have Signs of Early Liver Damage, Study Shows
A group of mice that spent two weeks in space on board the shuttle Atlantis were found to have early signs of liver damage, raising concerns about the possible implications for a manned mission to Mars , according to a new study. After the rodents spent two weeks aboard the space shuttle during its
NASA Successfully Fires Rocket Engine Designed for Deep Space Missions
NASA said it has cleared a milestone in the path to ushering in the next era of human space exploration after successfully firing one of its rocket engines intended for use in deep space missions. The space agency fired an RS-25 rocket engine for 500 seconds on Thursday. The engine is one of four
NASA Tests Crucial Heat Shield Technology for Future Mars Mission
NASA 's solution for helping a manned mission to Mars return safely to Earth looks like a giant inflatable donut, and it will serve as a crucial piece of technology helping to slow down a spacecraft as it enters the Martian atmosphere. The ability to slow down a spacecraft after it has been