Mars will be at its closest point to our planet in 15 years throughout July, making for some prime nighttime viewing.
That's because of a phenomenon called perihelic opposition, in which Earth's and Mars' orbits align, bringing the two planets closer together.
Perihelic opposition only occurs onc…
Chris Hadfield, a former astronaut, recently spoke to Business Insider about his new online course on space exploration.
When asked the future space vehicles of NASA, SpaceX, and Blue Origin, Hadfield said, "I don't think any of those three rockets is taking people to Mars."
Hadfield said we'll ne…
A dust storm the size of North America has smothered NASA's Opportunity rover for the past week, shrouding much of the red planet in darkness and depriving the robot's solar panels of light.
Opportunity's battery power has dropped so low that it's now in a sleep mode and unable to send informatio…
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space.