The private sector space company overcame red tape and government delays to get to launch day.
Since Congress won't cut spending, an independent commission may be the only way to rein in the debt.
People see a continuing role for the space agency, but mostly in national defense.
The Mars Sample Retrieval program is now estimated to cost double than what was originally projected.
A new satellite global temperature data series bolsters the case that climate models are running way too hot.
A dying star and a young star orbit each other within a plume of burning dust and gas.
Privatization can free orbital innovation from ground-bound politics.
NASA has spent more than $420 million on the development of spacesuits with very little to show for it.
The treats you bought in gift shops are too crumbly to eat in microgravity.
The last time there was a manned mission to the moon, Pong had just been released on Atari.
He spent his government career thinking about space. Then he got to fly.
A new generation of companies has made space travel affordable.
After Becoming the Oldest Man To Visit Space, William Shatner Makes an Emotional Case for Private Space Tourism
Blue Origin's New Shepard capsule carried the 90-year-old former Star Trek actor and three crewmembers 66 miles above the Earth's surface.
Mocking penis-shaped rockets is no substitute for holding the feds accountable for a looming fiscal crisis.
May our new space billionaires produce spinoff technologies for the rest of us to enjoy in due time!
Billionaires are going to space. They will help us get there too.
Watch part one of a four-part documentary series about the cypherpunk movement of the 1990s.
The Trump administration has expanded a bipartisan drive to commercialize more of NASA's space operations.
Two American astronauts splashed down to Earth after over 60 days aboard the International Space Station
Today's Crew Dragon launch marks the first time a private company has sent humans into orbit.
Aerospace pioneer and SpaceShipOne designer Burt Rutan on the dawn of private space travel.
People are happier, healthier, and wealthier because freer markets have opened the floodgates of innovation, research, and development.
That seems like a bit of an overreaction.
As bad ass as it might sound, a dedicated Space Force would likely prove to be another big government boondoggle
Which would be cool. But it probably won't happen anyway. So everybody chill.
Next stop Mars?
Reason editors discuss Trump's Warsaw speech, the Putin meeting, Mike Pence's Mars shot, and more.
Trump rose to power on tweets; maybe tweets will take him down too.
16 of the 17 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001
Sex, drugs, God, and a hit TV show. Are there any limits to the techno-optimism of television's favorite "wonder junkie"?