Off World

Advancements in spaceflight are accelerating humanity faster and farther than ever before. From commercial companies offering vacations in space to the innovations that are forging us into a multiplanetary species, we’ll look at the missions and milestones that are leading us into the final frontier.

NASA May Stop Trying to Understand Dark Energy

NASA's budget reductions could "cripple U.S. astronomy."

February 20, 2018

Falcon Heavy Could Make Asteroid Mining a Reality

A single asteroid can contain $10 quintillion worth of minerals.

February 20, 2018

Want to Follow Elon Musk’s Roadster Through Space? There’s a Website for That.

At time of writing, it was 3,609,979 km (2,243,136 miles) from Earth.

February 18, 2018

How Will Humans React If We Discover Alien Life? This New Study Just Found Out (and Surprised Us)

Freaked-out people are largely limited to fiction, according to a new study.

February 16, 2018

Dubai’s Astronaut Program Has Already Received 3,000 Applications

Only four will be chosen to undergo training to become one of the UAE's first astronauts.

February 16, 2018

NASA’s “Cheap” Alternative for Reaching Mars? Atomic Rockets.

Pushing the future of space exploration with a blast from the past.

February 15, 2018

Want to Fly People to the Moon? Become a Commercial Astronaut.

Right now the program only has one customer, but could soon see business booming.

February 15, 2018

What Would Happen if We Cancelled the WFIRST Space Telescope?

The new White House budget threatens to cancel NASA's flagship mission.

February 15, 2018

The Kepler Mission Has Discovered Nearly 100 New Exoplanets

Learning more about these planets could put our own home in a galactic context.

February 15, 2018

NASA’s Recent Pictures of Objects in the Kuiper Belt Just Broke Records

New Horizons captured images of space objects nearly 3.8 billion miles away from our planet.

February 15, 2018