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.

Scientists Are Tracing the Source of One of the Most Mysterious Signals in Space

"We are zooming in even further on where these fast radio bursts are coming from."

January 17, 2018

Researchers Propose Using Lasers to Zap Potentially Dangerous Space Debris

A brief zap could deflect debris out of harm's way.

January 16, 2018

NASA Is Using Machine Learning to Identify New Exoplanets

Get excited.

January 15, 2018

NASA Has Developed Autonomous Space Navigation That Uses Pulsars

“This demonstration is a breakthrough for future deep space exploration.”

January 13, 2018

NASA Safety Panel Raises Concerns Over SpaceX and Boeing Spacecraft

NASA's commercial crew transportation program had hoped to send six crewed missions to the ISS between 2019 and 2024.

January 12, 2018

NASA Announces the First Multi-Planet System Discovered Entirely Through Crowdsourcing

Citizen science pays off.

January 12, 2018

Researchers Identify Eight Sites With Exposed Water Ice on Mars

This could provide a window into the Red Planet's past.

January 12, 2018

Virgin Galactic Just Successfully Tested One of Their Spaceplanes

The company is one step closer to taking private passengers into space.

January 11, 2018

SpaceX and Boeing Will Begin Commercial Crew Test Launches This Year

Both companies aim to facilitate six crew missions each to the ISS between 2019 and 2024.

January 11, 2018

NASA Is Testing the Telescope That Will Revolutionize Our View of the Cosmos

The successful test is a major milestone for "the world's most magnificent time machine."

January 10, 2018
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