Space for Humanity promises to make space more diverse by awarding free rides into space. But it is just the latest fantasy-based indulgence that will spend much to produce little.
In the wake of concerns over pump-and-dump scams raised by the Dutch media, Mars One CEO Bas Lansdorp wants to justify his decisions. Make your own judgement call.
A global community of citizen scientists saved the MilkyWay@Home project after its research grants expired. Learn how the search for the Milky Way's dark matter kept the project afloat for the past two years.
Amateur astronomers around the world are helping Nasa's asteroid sample return mission and creating a legacy for science and future space missions.
A high school science teacher took part in the Nasa/Ipac Teacher Archive Research Program to experience first-hand how scientific research works. She shares her experience and the lessons she brought back to the classroom.
New research depends on citizen scientists to measure light pollution and map the disappearing night sky.
People around the world - and not just scientists - are processing the first images from Nasa’s latest Jupiter mission. Here's my take on the giant planet.
Registration for next year's Team America Rocketry Challenge opened yesterday. More than 5,000 middle and high school students across the United States and its territories will compete to launch model rockets at the national finals - and represent America in international competition.
Fiat Physica's founder Mark Jackson explains how crowdfunding can change the equation for science research and outreach.
I visited with Philippine amateur astronomer Christopher Go as he collected images of Jupiter to help Nasa's Juno mission.
Asteroid Tracker was an outreach program timed to celebrate Asteroid Day on June 30 - and generate science.
I interviewed a self-taught satellite-maker who hopes his OzQube-1 mission will inspire Australians to become more active making things in space.
Students at an Idaho school will send a satellite into space and use it to connect with the world.
Citizen science seems to be everywhere. Several developments highlight the scientific community’s efforts to strengthen the foundation and practice of citizen science.
Wes Faler spoke with me about his band of makers who took up Nasa's challenge to launch a lunar CubeSat!