15 October 2013, 10:47 AM ET
Is the U.S. losing its spaceflight dominance to China?
15 October 2013, 10:30 AM ET
The Space Shuttle Atlantis returns after mission STS-30, landing at Edwards Air Force Base.
15 October 2013, 10:03 AM ET
India's first spacecraft bound for Mars is counting down toward a late October launch, a mission that — if successful — could make the country's space agency one of the elite few of space powers to have explored the Red Planet.
15 October 2013, 07:05 AM ET
See photos from the Expedition 37 mission to the International Space Station, including Soyuz launch and landings, in mid-2013.
15 October 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Ten years ago today, China became the third nation to independently launch an astronaut to Earth orbit. A decade later, it's working to get a sophisticated robotic lander/rover to the moon, with liftoff slated for sometime in December.
15 October 2013, 06:46 AM ET
The moon will dip through part of Earth's shadow in a partial lunar eclipse on Friday (Oct. 18), but it may be tough to see for skywatchers in North America.
14 October 2013, 07:03 PM ET
After a 300-day cruise through space, India's Mars probe will circle the planet.
14 October 2013, 05:32 PM ET
The astronauts caught sight of an eerie view outside of the International Space Station last week. On Oct. 10, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano took to Twitter to share photos of a strange cloud, created by a
14 October 2013, 05:27 PM ET
Engineers with the Indian Space research Organisation prepare the country’s first Mars probe, the Mars Orbiter Mission, for its fall 2013 launch toward the Red Planet.
14 October 2013, 04:41 PM ET
NASA programs have all but come to a standstill since the government shutdown started on Oct. 1, but astronauts Karen Nyberg and Mike Hopkins continue to send a steady stream of social media posts the International Space Station.
14 October 2013, 04:00 PM ET
The moon will pass through Earth's faint outer shadow on Friday, with the time of deepest eclipse occurring at 7:50 p.m. EDT (2350 GMT). The effect of such a "penumbral eclipse" will be subtle, but it's still worth a look upward, experts say.
14 October 2013, 03:46 PM ET
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Oct. 10 named Oleg Ostapenko, a former commander of the Russian Space Forces, as the new director-general of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos.
14 October 2013, 03:39 PM ET
The new commercial space plane, called Dream Chaser, was slated to make a major free-flight test slated on Oct. 5 at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, located inside Edwards Air Force Base in California.
14 October 2013, 03:13 PM ET
Neptune is much too faint to be seen with the unaided eye, but right now you can see the blue planet shine just by using binoculars.
14 October 2013, 01:46 PM ET
Europe's comet-chasing space probe Rosetta has been hibernating for more than two years, but in January, the spacecraft will be jolted awake to prepare for the climax of its mission. Next year, the spacecraft will finally catch up to its target.
14 October 2013, 01:26 PM ET
An experimental and reusable rocket built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX soared to new heights earlier this month.
14 October 2013, 01:12 PM ET
The Lunar Module known as Spider shown still attached to the Saturn IVB stage in earth orbit prior to docking with Apollo 9's Command/Service module known as Gumdrop.
14 October 2013, 12:31 PM ET
An alien planet thought to be made largely of diamond may be less than glittering inside. A new study shows that the super-Earth's carbon-to-oxygen ratio may not be as high as previous research suggested.
14 October 2013, 12:18 PM ET
The Iranian newspaper Jomhuri Eslami reported that the Islamic Republic aims to blast a monkey into space sometime in the next month, according to the French news agency AFP. The liftoff would advance the nation's plans to put a human in space by 2018.
14 October 2013, 10:24 AM ET
The beautiful, petal-like shells of galaxy PGC 6240 are captured in intricate detail by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, as seen in this stunning space wallpaper.
14 October 2013, 09:54 AM ET
NASA's Juno probe exited a protective "safe mode" on Friday afternoon (Oct. 11) and is currently operating normally as it streaks toward a July 2016 rendezvous with the solar system's largest planet, mission officials said.
14 October 2013, 07:26 AM ET
The best way to send much-needed supplies to isolated communities in the wake of an asteroid impact or other natural disaster may be to launch them atop a converted intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), one researcher says.
13 October 2013, 10:30 AM ET
Astronomers are studying a wispy rose-shaped galaxy some 350 million light years away, looking for clues to the violent collision that likely created this celestial bloom.
13 October 2013, 10:30 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
13 October 2013, 10:07 AM ET
The government shutdown brought research at NASA facilities around the United States to a standstill when it went into effect on Oct. 1. At NASA's Ames Research Center in California, scientific research is at a standstill.
13 October 2013, 08:32 AM ET
The 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle rose to an altitude of 744m (2440 feet) on October 7th, 2013. A single camera hexacopter got closer than any previous flight, delivering the stunning view.
12 October 2013, 02:33 PM ET
From a stunning view of the Milky way to glowing auroras, don't miss these stunning night sky photos by stargazers and SPACE.com readers.
12 October 2013, 12:24 PM ET
From glowing northern lights to the largest solar sail , don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Oct. 12, 2013.
12 October 2013, 10:00 AM ET
The explosive death of a star seeded matter into the solar system soon after its birth, analysis of a meteorite now reveals.
12 October 2013, 10:00 AM ET
A California art gallery is paying tribute to the unique brand of nerdy friendship presented by TV's "The Big Bang Theory" in October and November.
11 October 2013, 09:14 PM ET
The space thriller film 'Gravity' may be fiction, but real disasters in space have occurred. From exploding fuel tanks to wolves, here's a look at the many threats that have endangered spacefarers.
11 October 2013, 06:10 PM ET
Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson wants you to know that he really did like the movie "Gravity."