After a nine-year journey, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has kicked off its mission to explore everyone's favorite dwarf planet, Pluto.
After nine years in stasis en route to the outer limits of the solar system, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has woken up in preparation for its Pluto survey.
Pluto may merely be a dwarf planet, but that doesn't stop it from having some pretty awesome quirks that help it stand out from the crowd. Learn about Pluto and its many moons in this video.
Photos from orbit show the plucky probe landed right where it was supposed to.
Imagine being able to strap on the Oculus Rift face rig and explore the vast, infinite bounds of space. That's what a startup called SpaceVR hopes to accomplish, starting with the ISS.
Rumors have been flying on social media that a blip in gravity will render us all weightless. Don't get floated, er, carried away by this hoax though.
The year gone by brought us more robots, worries about artificial intelligence, and difficult lessons on space travel. The big question: where's it all taking us?
And we have our winners! Two Plutonian moons get new names after nearly half a million votes stream in from the Internet community.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson frequently uses Twitter to rate how well popular sci-fi films follow scientific principles. How did Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" stack up?
Declaring that "failure is not an option," Alyssa Carson wants to go further than any human has gone before. She's already been to NASA's Space Academy three times.