Following astronaut feedback, the toilet is less of a hassle to use—particularly for women—and serves as a demonstration for future space toilets.
Venus is Earth's closest neighbour, but the surface conditions on the second planet from the sun are hellish.
For the first time in over 30 years, NASA will be sending missions DAVINCI+ and VERITAS to Venus, an expedition expected to launch in the late 2020s.
The space rock will be traveling faster than a speeding bullet, but thankfully it will pass our planet safely.
The Perseverance and Zhurong rovers have been sharing Mars' surface for days now—here's what they have been up to on the red planet.
The "Super Flower Blood Moon" occurs when a total lunar eclipse coincides with a full moon reaching its closest point to Earth.
Nelson said NASA is "suddenly realising that we don't own all of this" and he called for a push in the agency's moon landing ambitions.
Despite the crisper animation quality in the Chinese production, many scenes from NASA's 2011 clip appeared to have inspired last week's illustration of Zhurong's arrival on the Red Planet.
The space rocks will be travelling at speeds of more than 17,000 miles per hour during their very close approaches.
The Black Brant XII rocket took off as part of the KiNET-X mission to investigate how energy from the sun interacts with the Earth's magnetic field.
The launch of the rocket, which is carrying a payload for the KiNet-X mission, has been postponed seven times.
The rocket, part of the space agency's KiNet-X science mission, was originally scheduled to take off from Virginia on May 7.
A live webcast is due to broadcast the takeoff of the Kinet-X Black Brant XII sounding rocket on Wednesday following a series of delays.
The test marks a key milestone in the lead up to the launch on October 31, 2021.
NASA's CNEOS department has tracked the asteroid since 2015. It is due to make a close approach this week.
The decades-old probe is currently more than 14 billion miles away from our planet and has detected a "hum" of plasma.
A Black Brant XII rocket launched from Wallops Island will release a colorful cloud of barium vapor that should be visible to millions across parts of the U.S.
American space officials and others accused Beijing of acting recklessly for allowing the debris from the rocket to fall back to earth in a seemingly uncontrolled manner over the weekend.
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said: "It is clear that China is failing to meet responsible standards regarding their space debris."
The rocket will help scientists study the Earth's magnetic field lines by releasing a cloud of vapor.
Ingenuity will ascend to an altitude of 16 feet during its next flight.
It is imperative that space be deemed a strategic component of critical national infrastructure.
"Exploration is a global endeavor, each milestone contributing to humanity's understanding of the universe, and we look forward to China's contributions to increased scientific understanding," NASA told Newsweek.
The same model of rocket, a Long March 5B, is expected to re-enter Earth's atmosphere this year. But it is not clear where.
To mark National Astronaut Day, astronaut Mike Fincke told Newsweek about the highs and lows of spending over a year in space—including the nail-biting moment a spacewalk went wrong.
NASA-SpaceX mission control and the crew shared a joke after the Crew Dragon capsule splashed down safely.
Four astronauts returned to Earth in the first nighttime splashdown by a U.S. crew since the Apollo 8 moonshot in 1968.
The U.S. space agency has been running an imaginary scenario in which Earth is due to be hit by a hypothetical space rock.
A Chinese astronaut has never set foot inside the ISS. Now, Beijing has begun the process of putting its own space lab in orbit.