Neil Armstrong - the first person to walk on the moon - recently told Congress that America simply cannot maintain a realistic leadership position without human access to space.
Although Apollo 18 didn't take off at the box office, it certainly did boast an interesting "high concept" pitch.
NASA is hoping to launch its twin Grail spacecraft this morning, after a temporary delay because of poor weather.
Engineers from NASA and the US Department of Energy (DOE) are working on a suitcase-sized nuclear reactor for use on the moon and other planets.
A new analysis of a piece of lunar rock indicates that the moon is much younger than previously thought - or else scientists have been dramatically wrong about the way in which it was formed.
The Earth once had two moons circling in the same orbit, say scientists, until a collision between the two created the moon we see today.
ESA’s Herschel space observatory has solved the 14-year mystery of where the water in Saturn's upper atmosphere comes from - it's being expelled from the planet's moon Enceladus.
Scientists have found a volcanic 'hot spot' on the far side of the moon, indicating that the moon's been more geologically active, more recently, than previously believed.
Quite by accident, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a fourth moon orbiting the (dwarf) planet Pluto.
In light of last week's final NASA space shuttle launch, Beijing is stepping up to the plate with aspirations of exploring the Moon, Venus and Mars.
Some scraps and trimmings from the flag planted on the moon by Neil Armstrong in 1969 failed to sell at auction over the weekend, despite having been described as the 'ultimate' piece of space memorabilia.
Sure, it’s easy to misplace your stapler, but what about a tiny piece of transparent tape covered in moon dust brought back with the Apollo 11 astronauts!?
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has made its second-closest visit to Saturn's icy moon Helene, snapping details of its Saturn-facing side.
The moon appears to be far richer in water than previously believed, following the discovery of 'melt inclusions' in rocks brought back from the Apollo mission in 1972.
Space Adventures says it's planning to expand the living space available on its planned tourist trip around the moon.
A Florida congrssman has introduced a bill calling for a US manned moon mission by 2022.
Bill Posey's bill - H.R. 1641, the Reasserting American Leadership in Space Act - says that a return to the moon would benefit the country through everything from new technologies to improved natinal security.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is currently working with NASA to develop a major Mars exploration project.
Just a generation ago, the British on vacation were happy as clams sitting on a rain-lashed Cornish beach with some fish-paste sandwiches and a thermos of tea.
Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization say they have identified a giant underground cave on the moon, which could be the perfect location for a future lunar base station.
There were originally three additional missions scheduled to fly to the Moon in the initial Apollo plan. Yet, all were supposedly cancelled due to budgetary constraints.
But not everyone believes the missions were scrapped, with some conspiracy theorists insisting the (Cold War-era) DoD covered up one last enigmatic trek to the scarred lunar surface.