A reusable space rocket engine has been undergoing tests in an effort to make space travel easier to engineer and more affordable. Officials have been firing up the rocket every 24 hours, to see if it can sustain regular and repeated use.
Morgan Hurd competes on the balance beam at the US Gymnastics Championships on Aug. 19, in Boston.
In the fall, miniature satellites will be launched into space aboard an International Space Station resupply rocket. Students in Southwest Virginia will be tracking their progress as part of a program designed to inspire technological innovation in a region traditionally focused on coal.
A five-day space education program hosted by Space Center Houston has been opening its doors to curious high schoolers since 2000. Now, the center is expanding enrollment to middle school students as well.
NASA will soon deploy the Mars InSight spacecraft from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California. The goal of the mission is to bore 16 feet into the Red Planet to investigate its geological composition.
Set to lift off next week, the spacecraft's 'mission for the ages' will see Tess exploring other galactic neighborhoods for planets outside our solar system in the most extensive survey of its kind.
The National Science Foundation awarded a $1 million grant to psychologist Kristina Olson, the researcher behind the TransYouth Project. The study's early findings demonstrated the importance of familial support for transgender children's well-being.