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02 October 2014, 12:47 PM ET
On Oct. 4, 2004, private test pilot Brian Binnie launched into space at the controls of SpaceShipOne, making commercial spaceflight history. See how Binnie piloted SpaceShipOne to help his team win the $10 million Ansari XPrize.
02 October 2014, 12:40 PM ET
Look up to see planets parading across the sky this month. A series of planets, big and small, will reveal themselves to skywatchers on Earth, if weather permits.
02 October 2014, 10:25 AM ET
You don't have to become an astronaut to use the International Space Station's new 3D printer.
02 October 2014, 10:00 AM ET
The spacesuits of the future might be totally alien-looking. Instead of the bulky spacesuits that astronauts wear today, a group of MIT researchers want to "shrink-wrap" the spaceflyers of tomorrow.
02 October 2014, 09:38 AM ET
'Rebels' tells the backstory of the Rebel Alliance featured in the original movies. Supervising Director Dave Filoni, who says he learned the ways of the Force from Master George Lucas, 'modernized' the show to appeal to today's youth.
02 October 2014, 07:01 AM ET
A global network of skywatching detectives has pieced together the strange story of a Russian military spy satellite that re-entered Earth's atmosphere earlier this month, sparking a spectacular sky show over five U.S. states.
02 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
On April 23, NASA's Swift satellite observed an incredibly intense flare coming from DG Canum Venaticorum, a system of two red dwarfs located about 60 light-years from Earth. The eruption put to shame anything ever seen on the sun.
02 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
In the style of the popular television show 'The Amazing Race,' Canadian astronauts David Saint-Jacques and Jeremy Hansen had to complete physical and mental challenges concerning partners of the Canadian Space Agency.
02 October 2014, 01:06 AM ET
Maine's crystal-clear night skies shine in the photos of Mike Taylor.
02 October 2014, 12:07 AM ET
There are many misconceptions about science, including how science advances. One half-truth is that unexpected research findings produce crises, leading to new theories that overturn previous scientific knowledge.
01 October 2014, 05:16 PM ET
The 2.5-minute trailer for "The Theory of Everything," which came out today (Oct. 1), is the second Focus Features has released to tout the film.
01 October 2014, 05:00 PM ET
October's sky includes eclipses of the moon and sun, as well as comets and more. Find out what's up in your night sky and how to see it in this Space.com stargazing guide.
01 October 2014, 03:56 PM ET
In 'Interstellar,' Nolan chronicles the search for another planet for humanity after life of Earth becomes unsustainable. See images from the film "Interstellar" in this Space.com gallery.
01 October 2014, 03:32 PM ET
The Delta 4 Heavy rocket was rolled out to Launch Complex 37 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sept. 30, then lifted to a vertical position Oct. 1 to prepare for the Dec. 4 test flight of NASA's Orion crew capsule.
01 October 2014, 03:12 PM ET
October 8th brings a Lunar eclipse to North America. On October 19th, Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) will fly within 81,000 miles of the Red Planet. The, on October 23rd, a partial solar eclipse graces Canada most of the US and Mexico.
01 October 2014, 02:37 PM ET
Christopher Nolan's space epic 'Interstellar' is still a month away from theaters, but the third and final trailer is out now.
01 October 2014, 02:06 PM ET
This space wallpaper shows a night of observing the Northern Celestial Pole from the Allgäu Public Observatory in Ottobeuren, Germany.
01 October 2014, 01:07 PM ET
The month of October 2014 brings some amazing skywatching sights for observers, including a total lunar eclipse, a partial solar eclipse and a meteor shower to boot. See the most promising sky events in this Space.com gallery.
01 October 2014, 01:01 PM ET
The moon's Ocean of Storms was previously thought to be a round crater left after a giant impact, but now researchers surprisingly find it is underlain by a giant rectangle created by cooling lunar lava as the moon formed.
01 October 2014, 01:01 PM ET
A giant cloud that covers the south pole of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, has a surprisingly poisonous nature: It's made of cyanide. The giant cloud, first spotted by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in 2012, is the size of Egypt and covers Titan's south pole.
01 October 2014, 08:22 AM ET
Images by astronaut Reid Wiseman as he floats above Earth in the International Space Station.
01 October 2014, 06:30 AM ET
NASA and the Indian Space Research Organisation will investigate ways to collaborate on future Mars missions, officials said Tuesday. The two agencies also laid out their roles on the NISAR Earth-observation mission, which is due to launch in 2020.
01 October 2014, 06:30 AM ET
An inside look at a recent space-startup competition in Silicon Valley.
01 October 2014, 06:11 AM ET
MIT researchers have developed BioSuit, a skintight spacesuit that offers improvements over modern gas-pressurized spacesuits. See images of the BioSuit concept to shrink-wrap astronauts during planetary exploration.
01 October 2014, 06:01 AM ET
The ESO’s 2.2-meter telescope at La Silla Observatory in Chile captured a spectacular image of the Wild Duck Cluster.
01 October 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Stunning new imagery of the galactic cluster Messier 11 has been captured by the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. It was nicknamed the "Wild Duck Cluster" due to its brighter stars loosely forming a triangle.
01 October 2014, 06:00 AM ET
October brings a number of stargazing treats, including eclipses of the sun and moon, a dependably dazzling meteor shower, and good opportunities to view planets such as Mars, Saturn and Jupiter.
01 October 2014, 12:36 AM ET
See photos from astronaut Alexander Gerst who is about to take off on a mission to the International Space Station, along with five others.
01 October 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in Septmeber 2014.
30 September 2014, 06:48 PM ET
NASA's Swift satellite detected the "superflare" blasted by a red dwarf star in a binary system called DG Canum Venaticorum (DG CVn). In comparison, the largest flare ever recorded from our Sun was an X45, 10,000 times less powerful.
30 September 2014, 02:54 PM ET
NASA's Global Hawk drone soared above the eye of Hurricane Eduoard over the Atlantic Ocean in September 2014.
30 September 2014, 02:23 PM ET
An espresso machine on its way to the International Space Station in 2015 made its public debut at the International Astronomical Congress on Sept. 29. The "ISSPresso" project aims to give astronauts high-quality coffee in orbit.