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.
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
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.