30 November 2013, 12:00 PM ET
Piloting fighter jets, floating in zero gravity and spinning at a belly-flattening speed in a centrifuge are not the things a regular tourist is asked to do before a dream holiday.
30 November 2013, 11:30 AM ET
Twin probes sent to investigate Earth's Van Allen Radiation belts have found a possible explanation for why some electrons zip around at speeds close to that of light.
30 November 2013, 09:43 AM ET
See photos from China's Chang'e 3 moon rover and lander mission launching in December 2013. The mission includes the Yutu (Jade Rabbit) rover.
29 November 2013, 06:07 PM ET
A replica of a NASA space shuttle on display in Houston was defaced Wednesday (Nov. 27), when vandals sprayed racial and political graffiti on the side of the full-size mockup. The offending markings were quickly covered over within hours.
29 November 2013, 05:57 PM ET
An unmanned cargo ship docked with the International Space Station today (Nov. 29), delivering a load of cosmic holiday goodies to the residents of the orbiting outpost.
29 November 2013, 02:02 PM ET
This time-lapse space wallpaper shows Comet ISON approaching and leaving during its slingshot around the sun — represented by the white circle — on Nov. 28, 2013. The ISON images clearly outline the curve of the comet's orbit path.
29 November 2013, 12:53 PM ET
Reports of Comet ISON's demise may have been premature. Its nucleus may still be intact and the coma is brightening as of Nov. 29, 2013 although the outbound ISON seems smaller after its encounter with Sol.
29 November 2013, 09:30 AM ET
Comet ISON, discovered by two amateur astronomers in Russia, will arrive in Earth's neighborhood in November 2013.
29 November 2013, 09:30 AM ET
See photos of the comet C/2012 S1 (ISON), or Comet ISON, which could amaze the world in late 2013.
29 November 2013, 09:29 AM ET
The potentially dazzling Comet ISON will make its closest pass with the sun on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28). The comet's brightness will probably rapidly increase as it passes nearly 730,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) above the surface of the sun.
29 November 2013, 09:28 AM ET
Call it a cosmic holiday miracle. The much-anticipated Comet ISON appeared to disintegrate during its Thanksgiving Day slingshot around the sun Thursday, but something — it seems — may have survived.
28 November 2013, 11:57 PM ET
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket fired its engines and was moments away from liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Thursday, but the commercial booster aborted the launch after computers detected the engines were too slow to build up thrust.
28 November 2013, 05:59 PM ET
The engines were automatically shutdown due to an anomaly on Nov. 28th, 2013. It will carry the SES-8 telecommunications satellite to a geosynchronous transfer orbit. Window has not closed for the day, Nov. 29th has another launch window.
28 November 2013, 04:08 PM ET
The comet has most likely disintegrated under the high heat and gravitational stress of the Sun on Nov. 28, 2013. It is not visible in Solar Dynamics Observatory footage and NASA scientists confirmed that they do not see it.
28 November 2013, 12:46 PM ET
The possible 'comet of the century' continues to brighten as it nears its 1:45pm EST - Nov. 28th, 2013 date with the Sun (the point of its closest approach). The NASA/ESA SOHO spacecraft has captured imagery.
28 November 2013, 09:37 AM ET
As the comet approaches perihelion on Nov. 28th, 2013, it has significantly brightened and its tail has started to bend . The NASA/ESA SOHO spacecraft has captured imagery.
28 November 2013, 08:34 AM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX has set the table for a Thanksgiving Day rocket launch from Florida today (Nov. 28) after a two-day delay due to a technical glitch. Liftoff is set for 5:39 p.m. EST (0039 GMT). Watch live online.
28 November 2013, 07:10 AM ET
Comet ISON is slated to skim just 684,000 miles above the surface of the sun today (Nov. 28) in a maneuver that skywatchers and scientists alike have been anticipating since the comet's discovery in September 2012. Watch it live h
27 November 2013, 11:18 PM ET
Most of the star nearest to Earth are red dwarfs, but they are too dim to be seen with the naked eye.
27 November 2013, 05:25 PM ET
Astronomers all over the world are training their eyes and telescopes on Comet ISON as it approaches its closest distance to the sun on Thursday (Nov. 28), with several unblinking space telescopes offering live views of the comet's solar encounter.
27 November 2013, 03:20 PM ET
Don't write off Chicken Little quite yet! A seven-year-old boy in Florida may have been struck by small meteorite fragments that fell to the ground as he was playing outside over the weekend, family members said.
27 November 2013, 02:02 PM ET
From tasty Earth treats to dehydrated drinks, see what astronauts eat in space.
27 November 2013, 01:57 PM ET
You can even celebrate Thanksgiving in space. Tomorrow (Nov. 28), people all over the United States will chow down on turkey, cranberries, desserts and other special dishes in honor of Thanksgiving, and Americans in space will do the same.
27 November 2013, 01:32 PM ET
Amid one of the busiest travel weeks for Americans, NASA released a nighttime image of the nation from space, illuminating the arteries of transportation that will get so much use around Thanksgiving Day.
27 November 2013, 01:00 PM ET
The incredible luminosity of a black-hole system known as ULX-1 may force a rethink of the leading theories that explain how some black holes radiate energy, researchers said.
27 November 2013, 12:00 PM ET
Comet ISON could become a spectacular night sky object in November 2013. Find out why here.
27 November 2013, 11:04 AM ET
This sprinkling of cosmic glitter makes up the galaxy known as ESO 149-3, located some 20 million light-years away from us, as seen in this stunning space wallpaper.
27 November 2013, 10:37 AM ET
The icy Comet ISON from the depths of deep space will either meet its doom or transform into a cosmic spectacle when it whips around the sun Thursday (Nov. 28) in a Thanksgiving Day treat for NASA and scientists around the world.
27 November 2013, 10:22 AM ET
On Nov. 27th, 2013, the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) captured ISON as it closes in on its Thanksgiving Day date with the Sun. It's traveling at 240,000 mph and is currently surviving the high heat, according to Spaceweather.com.
27 November 2013, 09:19 AM ET
The NASA 952 undergoes testing following the crash of a sister Lunar Lander Training Vehicle.
27 November 2013, 07:44 AM ET
A number of organizations, both public and private, are drawing up plans to send astronauts toward the Red Planet, whose allure as an otherworldly destination and potential host of alien life has beckoned scientists and dreamers for hundreds of years.
27 November 2013, 07:21 AM ET
Food scientist Vickie Kloeris gives SPACE.com's @MiriKramer the run down on the food that the ISS crew will be eating on Thanksgiving 2013.