Space News Archive
27 October 2014, 06:54 PM ET
It seemed like the perfect setup: a clear night sky, a towering rocket poised for its first night launch, and spectators up and down the U.S. East Coast hoping to see something special - a private rocket streaking into space. But a boat thwarted it all.
27 October 2014, 05:22 PM ET
The rocket that will carry the Orbital Sciences' Cygnus cargo spacecraft will launch from NASA's Wallop Flight Facility on October 27th, 2014. This video highlights its trek from the Horizontal Integration Facility to the launchpad.
27 October 2014, 04:19 PM ET
Professor of Astrophysics Stephen Hawking appears to draw a link between the importance of the ISS and the colonization of the Moon and Mars in this video from ‘Arrow Media.’.
27 October 2014, 04:01 PM ET
The crowd at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood hung with "Interstellar" throughout its nearly three-hour length on Thursday night, even erupting in cheers at several key points during the film.
27 October 2014, 03:58 PM ET
Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata ask Stephen Hawking about micro-gravity and space colonization in this video from ‘Arrow Media.’
27 October 2014, 03:14 PM ET
The moon and Mars will create a pretty tableau along the southwest horizon at dusk tonight and tomorrow.
27 October 2014, 01:53 PM ET
Sunspot AR2192 has erupted again with an X2-class flare on October 27th, 2014. According to Spaceweather.com, "since Oct 19th, it has unleashed 5 X-flares and a dozen M-flares."
27 October 2014, 11:11 AM ET
The largest sunspot observed on the sun in more than 20 years has been firing off powerful solar flares for the past week, and it's still producing strong solar storms.
27 October 2014, 10:35 AM ET
The retired Canadian astronaut talks to Space.com about his new book "You Are Here". Hadfield, well known for his many space station how-to videos, scanned through 45,000 pics from his tour on Space Station, to deliver his new book.
27 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX is planning to bring a rocket back from space and land it on a giant, floating platform in the middle of the ocean, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said today (Oct. 23).
27 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station is ready to launch from the Eastern Shore of Virginia tonight (Oct. 27), and you can watch it live.
26 October 2014, 08:08 PM ET
"As the (aurora) display grew, the strands slowly developed into a pulsating wave of flashing green lights," says photographer Chad Blakley after capturing imagery of the Northern Lights on October 24th, 2014.
26 October 2014, 04:39 PM ET
The company Orbital Sciences will make its first nighttime launch of an Antares rocket on Monday evening (Oct. 27), and it will be visible from the U.S. East Coast. Here's when and where to look to see the amazing launch.
26 October 2014, 04:20 PM ET
China has launched its first round-trip mission to the moon with a robotic spacecraft, a mission that will pave the way for the country's planned lunar sample-return program.
25 October 2014, 04:00 PM ET
A private SpaceX Dragon capsule dropped into the Pacific Ocean today (Oct. 25), returning almost 2 tons of cargo and science experiments to Earth from the International Space Station.
25 October 2014, 09:29 AM ET
On the same day that parts of the Earth witnessed a partial solar eclipse (Oct. 24, 2014), the Hinode X-ray Telescope (XRT) had its Sun sights blocked by a passing moon. This type of eclipse is also known as an annular eclipse. (looped)
25 October 2014, 09:10 AM ET
AR2192 has been a busy sunspot with a third X-flare on October 24th, 2014. According to Spaceweather.com, it also has "produced 27 C-lass flares and 9 M-Class flares." Full Story: http://goo.gl/OxK531
25 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
See photos and images of the biggest solar flares of 2014 in this SPACE.com gallery of photos by NASA spacecraft and solar astronomers.
25 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, an "Interstellar" executive producer, worked closely with the movie's visual-effects crew to come up with an unprecedentedly realistic portrait of "Gargantua," the monstrous black hole at the movie's core.
25 October 2014, 06:37 AM ET
The sun unleashed a major solar flare from a colossal sunspot on Friday (Oct. 24), the fourth big flare from the star in less than a week. The sunspot is the largest active region on the sun in the last 24 years, NASA scientists say.
24 October 2014, 04:30 PM ET
In a harrowing plunge from the stratosphere, a Google executive broke the world record for the highest-altitude skydive today (Oct. 24).
24 October 2014, 03:52 PM ET
Take a look at how the stunning comet mission inspired and futuristic world-building film got off the ground. The Game of Thrones' Aiden Gillen stars in the short film.
24 October 2014, 03:36 PM ET
On Oct. 24, 2014, skydiver Alan Eustace set a new record for the highest near-space jump from the stratosphere as part of a feat performed with the Stratospheric Explorer (StratEx) team and the Paragon Space Development Corporation. See photos and video.
24 October 2014, 03:21 PM ET
Alan Eustace dove from a high-altitude balloon soaring at approximately 135,000 feet. Felix Baumgartner held the record at 128,000 feet.
24 October 2014, 03:12 PM ET
A private spacesuit company and an astronaut-training organization are teaming up to give private astronauts on simulated spacewalks a more spacelike experience.
24 October 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Total solar eclipses are one of nature’s grandest events. What is a total solar eclipse? How do they work? And when is the next one? We explain.
24 October 2014, 02:42 PM ET
The Game of Thrones actor stars in "Ambition": a futuristic 'look back' at the science the first mission to 'catch a comet' provided, giving birth to human world-building.
24 October 2014, 11:51 AM ET
The Oberwerk Mariner 8x40 is our Editors' Choice for best small binoculars for astronomy. Read our full review and find more top picks here.
24 October 2014, 11:50 AM ET
A good pair of binoculars can help stargazers get the most out of the night sky. Find out which type of binoculars you need in our Buyer's Guide.
24 October 2014, 11:50 AM ET
Celestron’s Skymaster 8x56 is our Editors’ Choice for best medium-sized binoculars for astronomy. Read our full review and find more top picks here.
24 October 2014, 11:50 AM ET
Celestron's Skymaster 25x100 is our Editors' Choice for best large astronomy binoculars. These binoculars are an immersive space-time machine. But large binoculars must be mounted on a tripod, or the view will be very shaky and your arms very quickly exha
24 October 2014, 11:50 AM ET
Binoculars are great for all kinds of stargazing, for beginners and seasoned veterans alike. Here are some of the best binoculars for astronomy.