21 November 2011, 05:14 PM ET
For more than 50 years, NASA's robotic deep space probes have carried nuclear batteries provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. Even the crewed Apollo moon landings carried nuclear powered equipment.
18 November 2011, 12:11 PM ET
NASA's Curiosity rover is the size of a small car and will use a unique way to land on Mars.
12 November 2011, 04:20 AM ET
Russia's Phobos-Grunt mission is intended to collect rocks from Mars' moon Phobos, but the spacecraft encountered trouble after launch.
08 November 2011, 09:21 AM ET
NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission will launch a probe to sample asteroid 1999 RQ36 in 2016.
04 November 2011, 01:29 PM ET
Despite making an unusually close pass by the Earth, asteroid 2005 YU55 poses no threat of impact with our planet.
02 November 2011, 05:22 PM ET
The docking of two robotic spacecraft, the Tiangong 1 space station and Shenzhou 8 capsule, provides a preview of larger Chinese space complexes planned for the future.
14 October 2011, 04:41 PM ET
Learn all about ROSAT, a dead space telescope that ceased operating in 1999 and will fall to Earth in October 2011, in this SPACE.com infographic.
23 September 2011, 02:40 AM ET
Get a snapshot view of NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS), which will fall to Earth in 2011, in this SPACE.com infographic.
15 September 2011, 12:54 PM ET
Learn about the alien planet Kepler-16b that resembles Luke Skywalker's home world Tatooine in this SPACE.com infographic.
14 September 2011, 04:57 PM ET
See how NASA's new mega rocket, the Space Launch System, measures up for deep space missions in this SPACE.com infographic.
12 September 2011, 12:22 PM ET
Learn how the "super-Earth" alien planet HD 85512 b could potentially support life in this SPACE.com infographic.
29 July 2011, 11:01 AM ET
See how NASA's Juno spacecraft will explore Jupiter like never before in this SPACE.com infographic.
22 July 2011, 04:40 PM ET
Locations on Mars that have been visited by robots from Earth.
14 July 2011, 08:55 AM ET
See how NASA's Dawn spacecraft will visit the asteroids Vesta and Ceres in this SPACE.com infographic.
05 July 2011, 12:10 PM ET
See how engineers turned the dream of winged spaceship into reality.
09 June 2011, 12:01 AM ET
A graphical representation of our solar system to scale - see how far the planets are from the sun in astronomical units.
24 May 2011, 10:34 PM ET
How NASA's new Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle stacks up against other spaceships in this SPACE.com infographic.
18 May 2011, 10:39 AM ET
See how some of the few confirmed alien solar systems stack up against our own.
01 May 2011, 01:58 PM ET
See the spaceships that have launched astronauts and cosmonauts into space in the first 50 years of human spaceflight.
13 April 2011, 07:53 AM ET
See how the first human spaceflight actually occurred when the Soviet Union launched cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961.
04 April 2011, 05:51 PM ET
From International Orange to space-age silver, Astronauts' spacesuits have a varied and colorful history. The United States has used at least eight distinct spacesuit models throughout its roughly 50 years of manned spaceflight. Meanwhile, Russia and Chin
29 March 2011, 06:24 AM ET
NASA's Messenger mission is the first ever set to orbit the planet Mercury.
03 March 2011, 10:03 AM ET
Diagram of the U.S. Air Force's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle.
22 February 2011, 08:32 AM ET
Learn more about space shuttle Discovery's final cargo: a closet for the International Space Station.
10 February 2011, 04:43 PM ET
NASA's Stardust probe will visit two comets during its mission. This SPACE.com infographic shows how the spacecraft works.
04 February 2011, 05:00 PM ET
Get a detailed look at Robonaut 2, NASA's first humanoid robot to fly to space.
04 February 2011, 08:38 AM ET
See how the former Soviet Union planned to match the U.S. Apollo moon landings with the N-1 rocket in this infographic.
15 November 2010, 05:01 PM ET
Pluto was originally considered the ninth planet in Earth’s solar system, but was recently classified as a dwarf planet. Pluto’s orbit takes it through the Kuiper Belt.
15 November 2010, 04:56 PM ET
Uranus, seventh planet from the sun, is the third largest planet and is a gas giant similar to Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune with the coldest atmosphere in the solar system.
15 November 2010, 04:28 PM ET
The planet Neptune, eighth planet from the Sun in Earth’s solar system, is the fourth largest planet in diameter and third largest in mass. Neptune was named after the Roman God of the seas.
15 November 2010, 04:21 PM ET
Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun, was named after the Roman God Saturn. The planet Saturn is a gas giant and one of the Jovian planets.
15 November 2010, 04:07 PM ET
Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun in Earth’s solar system, but has no moons and no substantial atmosphere. Mercury is named after the Roman swift-footed messenger God.