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Cosmic Concept: Laser-Powered Space Travel To travel to outer solar system and eventually to the stars, we're going to need some big breakthroughs in propulsion, protection from cosmic radiation, and more.

A colony of hot, young stars is stirring up the cosmic scene in this new picture from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The image shows the Orion nebula, a happening place where stars are born.

Orion's my favorite constellation -- Orion's Dreamy Stars - NASA Spitzer Space Telescope

SpaceX's Huge Falcon Heavy Rocket: How It Works By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist   |   June 04, 2014

The next generation of super heavy-lift launch vehicle is the privately developed SpaceX Falcon Heavy. Although NASA's Saturn V moon rocket could lift about two and a half times as much mass, the Falcon Heavy would still be the most powerful U. rocket t

US Military Set to Unveil Concepts Based on Skylon Space Plane Tech

The British company Reaction Engines Ltd. hopes to manufacture Skylon, a runway-to-orbit space plane using hybrid air-breathing rocket engines.

all about "Curiosity" rover - Infographic

This infographic depicts the suspenseful 7 minutes it takes for Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory) to get from the top of Mars' atmosphere to its surface. Represented are the Entry, Descent and Landing phases, often referred to simply as "EDL" by JPL.

Dawn's futuristic, hyper-efficient ion propulsion system allows Dawn to go into orbit around two different solar system bodies, a first for any spacecraft.

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet.

"sleek ship nestled at the center of two enormous rings, which create the warp bubble."

NASA's Warp Drive concept.

"sleek ship nestled at the center of two enormous rings, which create the warp bubble.

Soviet N1 Rocket showing the 30 rocket engines of its first stage

Soviet Lunar Rocket showing the 30 rocket engines of its first stage

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