NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Captures Stunning View of Asteroid Bennu Ahead of Arrival

More than two years after its launch, NASA‚Äôs OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has beamed back what the space agency is calling a ‚Äúsuper-resolution‚ÄĚ view of the asteroid Bennu. OSIRIS-REx is NASA‚Äôs exciting mission to near-Earth asteroid 101955 Bennu, which the spacecraft is set to reach in about a month, to collect and bring‚Ķ

SpaceX Reboots Plan to Send Tourists Around the Moon‚ÄĒand It's About to Name the First Passenger

In a tweet posted late yesterday, SpaceX said it has signed a passenger to fly around the Moon aboard its next-generation launch system. Details are scarce, but the announcement suggests the Elon Musk-led rocket company is still intent on delivering private individuals, rather than just cargo and professional…

Researchers Just Launched a Prototype of Humanity's First 'Interstellar Spacecraft'

Last year, extraterrestrial exploration venture Breakthrough Initiatives announced an ambitious plan to send tons of tiny spacecraft to our nearest neighboring star system, Alpha Centauri. The project, called Breakthrough Starshot, is focused on launching lightweight ‚Äėnanocraft‚Äô to the stars at rip-roaring speeds.‚Ķ