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30 April 2015, 10:33 AM ET
The private space company's new vehicle reached an altitude of 307,000 feet and safely parachuted back to Earth on April 29th, 2015. This ground tracking camera view follows the vehicle from launch to touchdown.
30 April 2015, 10:33 AM ET
The private spaceflight company Blue Origin launched a surprise test of its suborbital New Shepard spaceship on Wednesday (April 29) , a flight that successfully demonstrated the space capsule but failed to recover its reusable rocket booster.
30 April 2015, 10:20 AM ET
In its first test flight, the private space company's new vehicle reached an altitude of 307,000 feet and safely parachuted back to Earth on April 29th, 2015.
30 April 2015, 10:13 AM ET
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft will smash into Mercury today, April 30, to end its mission and you can celebrate the probe's epic voyage in a live Slooh webcast. Here's how to watch at 3 p.m. EDT.
30 April 2015, 09:36 AM ET
Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn can be seen in the evening. With binoculars, the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies and its Sombrero Galaxy (M104).
30 April 2015, 07:30 AM ET
New images provide the first complete 3D view of the Pillars of Creation — some of the most iconic cosmic structures ever studied — and suggest that the glorious protrusions may be around for only another 3 million years.
30 April 2015, 07:20 AM ET
Using the ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers have created a new 3D visualization of the the famous Eagle Nebula, showing distance between each ‘pillar.’ Space.com stirs in Hubble images.
30 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Russia's unmanned Progress 59 freighter will plunge to its death in Earth's atmosphere in the coming days. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station say they can make do despite the failure.
30 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The International Space Station could one day get armed with a laser to shoot down space debris. This concept could eventually lead to a laser-firing satellite that could get rid of most of the most troublesome space junk orbiting Earth.
30 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The search for life beyond Earth homes in on water, whose unique properties make it critical to life as we know it and whose abundance throughout the solar system is becoming increasingly clear to scientists.
30 April 2015, 12:46 AM ET
DARPA is an agency of the U.S. military that tests and develops new technologies.
29 April 2015, 06:23 PM ET
"We have a lot of redundancy onboard the space station" says NASA's Scott Kelly in an Associated Press interview on April 30th, 2015. The Progress 59 cargo ship experienced a fatal glitch and its docking to the Space Station has been cancelled.
29 April 2015, 05:57 PM ET
Greg Diesel took this image of the moon over the Bodie Island Lighthouse in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
29 April 2015, 05:45 PM ET
This seven-image panorama shows the Milky Way above Cape Neddick Light Station in York, Maine. Astrophotographer A. Garrett Evans took this image on March 25 around just before the start of astronomical sunrise.
29 April 2015, 05:29 PM ET
We have just entered a very favorable period for observing the so-called "elusive" planet Mercury. From now, until about May 13, you should be able to find it with not much difficulty. But how well do you know the closest planet to the sun?
29 April 2015, 05:02 PM ET
New photos of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft have revealed tantalizing hints at surface features on the dwarf planet, including signs of a polar ice cap. See the photos from new Horizons here.
29 April 2015, 04:17 PM ET
Dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon Charon are seen to orbit one another in this set of images from NASA’s Pluto New Horizons LORRI camera, taken when the spacecraft was about 90 days out from its closest encounter.
29 April 2015, 03:50 PM ET
The remains of thousands of stars might exist in a vast graveyard near the giant black hole that's at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, researchers say.
29 April 2015, 03:30 PM ET
Jupiter's aurora — constant curtains and waves of electric-blue colors high in the murky brown atmosphere — flare up because of an effect that has nothing to do with the sun and everything to do with the gas giant's moons.
29 April 2015, 01:12 PM ET
Your AI tour guide awaits you at the new Museum of Science Fiction.
29 April 2015, 01:01 PM ET
The 'Space Spider' handheld 3D scanner can work in microgravity and features an advanced cooling system that prevents overheating — a common issue for electronics in space, said representatives of the company that developed the machine.
29 April 2015, 12:14 PM ET
For more than 50 years, spacecraft have relied on rockets and tricky maneuvers to get out of danger when missions don't go as planned.
29 April 2015, 12:13 PM ET
The1.6m New Solar Telescope at the ground-based Big Bear Solar Observatory has captured unprecedented images of a twisting solar magnetic structure as it touches off ribbons of flares.
29 April 2015, 10:26 AM ET
The U.S. Air Force has spotted 44 pieces of space debris near an ailing Russian Progress 59 cargo ship that malfunctioned after launching into space on Tuesday (April 28). See what the space junk sighting may mean for space station astronauts.
29 April 2015, 07:12 AM ET
If you ever wanted to take your starship on an intergalactic joyride, astrophysicists have got your back — they've just created the most detailed cosmic 3-D map to date, spanning an mind-boggling distance of 2 billion light-years.
29 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's Messenger probe, which has been orbiting Mercury since March 2011, is nearly out of fuel and will smash into the planet on Thursday (April 30). NASA released a new Messenger video on Monday (April 27) as a tribute to the successful mission.
29 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Ever since NASA’s Dawn spacecraft arrived in the vicinity of dwarf planet Ceres, the world has been abuzz with theories as to what those mysterious white spots may be.
29 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
A young star in Orion's dusty nebula roughly 1,400 light-years away has erupted after munching down gas and dust.
29 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Two amateur astronomers launched a model "Star Wars" X-wing vehicle into near space — over 20 miles above the Earths' surface — and captured the flight on video.
28 April 2015, 05:43 PM ET
'Get to know the first ladies of space.' Just days after releasing the launch date for its spacemen spouses docudrama series, ABC has aired its first preview for "The Astronaut Wives Club."
28 April 2015, 05:19 PM ET
Three years after arriving in New York City for display, NASA's prototype space shuttle Enterprise was dedicated on April 27 to the Apollo 1, STS-51L and STS-107 astronauts who gave their lives in the pursuit of space exploration.
28 April 2015, 04:50 PM ET
His twin brother now on a yearlong mission aboard the space station, this former NASA astronaut is slated to compete on "Celebrity Jeopardy!" in May. Who is Mark Kelly?