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21 April 2014, 05:30 PM ET
NASA is developing a new spacecraft to take mankind to deep space, and high school students will have an important role in designing it.
21 April 2014, 01:21 PM ET
The U.S. Air Force's mysterious robotic X-37B space plane is sailing toward the 500-day mark in Earth orbit on a secret military mission. The X-37B space plane launched on Dec. 11, 2012, and is out the Orbital Test Vehicle 3 (OTV-3) mystery mission.
21 April 2014, 11:22 AM ET
The Dragon cargo capsule, from private rocket transport company SpaceX was captured by the robotic arm and docked to international Space Station on April 20th, 2014.
21 April 2014, 11:14 AM ET
Were it not for John C. Houbolt, the United States might never have landed men on the moon. The engineer, who died at the age of 95, sold the nation's space program leaders on an alternate flight plan, called Lunar Orbit Rendezvous (LOR).
20 April 2014, 10:20 AM ET
See photos from SpaceX's third Dragon space capsule mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station for NASA. The mission launches April 18, 2014 from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
20 April 2014, 10:18 AM ET
A commercial Dragon cargo ship built by SpaceX made an Easter delivery to the International Space Station Sunday (April 20) to deliver tons of gear, supplies and even some treats for the astronauts on board.
20 April 2014, 10:12 AM ET
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo capsule is scheduled to rendezvous with the International Space Station at 7:14 a.m. EDT on Sunday. Watch the orbital meetup live here, beginning at 5:45 a.m. EDT Sunday.
20 April 2014, 06:30 AM ET
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft launched on Friday afternoon riding a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to orbit. Dragon is due to be grappled by the space station's robotic arm at 7:14 a.m. EDT Sunday.
19 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
From five volcanoes erupting at once to a cross-section of the universe, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for April 19, 2014.
19 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
From a stunning time-lapse of the Milky Way to the Blood moon, don't miss these amazing night sky images by stargazers and Space.com readers.
18 April 2014, 07:07 PM ET
SpaceX's audacious plan to land part of a rocket in the ocean after launching it to space may not have gone perfectly, but the private spaceflight company's founder still considers it a success, one that could help lead to reusable rockets in the future.
18 April 2014, 05:01 PM ET
Skywatchers across parts of the United States and southern Canada will get an opportunity to watch as the private spaceflight company SpaceX's Dragon capsule "chases" the International Space Station across the sky.
18 April 2014, 03:35 PM ET
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft blasted off at 3:25 p.m. EDT today from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, riding into space atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket. Dragon is scheduled to rendezvous with the orbiting lab on Sunday.
18 April 2014, 03:23 PM ET
The Falcon 9 rocket carrying Dragon lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18th, 2014. Its first stage has retractable legs attached and an re-entry burn and water landing will be attempted.
18 April 2014, 01:40 PM ET
An astronaut evaluates the Portable Foot Restraint in space.
18 April 2014, 12:00 PM ET
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) says the telescope design — known as the Membrane Optical Imager for Real-Time Exploitation — would be of great use in geosynchronous Earth orbit.
18 April 2014, 11:00 AM ET
The next generation of satellites could hitch a ride on a fighter jet before heading into space. A new concept awarded to Boeing in late March could slice the launch costs by up to 66% if all goes well, the company said in a press release.
18 April 2014, 10:40 AM ET
The space agency's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft (LADEE) made its planned crash into the lunar surface between 12:30 a.m. EDT (0430 GMT) and 1:22 a.m. EDT (0522 GMT) on April 18 after orbiting the moon since October 2.
18 April 2014, 10:21 AM ET
Here's a list of the top 11 things that have impacted the lunar surface.
18 April 2014, 06:10 AM ET
Private spaceflight company SpaceX is expected to launch its unmanned cargo-carrying Dragon capsule to the International Space Station today (April 18) after multiple delays.
17 April 2014, 06:35 PM ET
NASA's LADEE will soon intentionally crash into the Moon. In March the dust-studying probe flew as low as 2 miles above the surface and faster than bullet at 3,690 miles per hour.
17 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A NASA probe orbiting the moon will literally bite the lunar dust within the next week or so when it crashes into the moon's far side.
16 April 2014, 05:15 PM ET
When humans leave Earth to explore planets like Mars and other hostile environments in outer space, they'll need to supply their own breathable oxygen. NASA is now seeking proposals for systems to safely and efficiently regenerate air on those long trips.
16 April 2014, 12:13 PM ET
Bell Aircraft Corporation's X-1E is loaded under the Boeing B-29 mothership.
15 April 2014, 12:33 PM ET
The Tax Man cometh for Americans today (April 15), and not even astronauts in space can escape their earthly annual taxes. It's a safe bet American astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson on the International Space Station took care of their taxes.
15 April 2014, 12:19 PM ET
Milt Thompson climbs into the cockpit of the M2-F2 lifting body research aircraft.
15 April 2014, 11:13 AM ET
One of NASA's most historic launch pads is now under new management. Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is now under the control of SpaceX, the company led by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. Primary Section: spaceflight
14 April 2014, 04:21 PM ET
The company's unmanned Dragon spacecraft was scheduled to blast off today at 4:58 p.m. EDT from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. But the attempt was scrubbed because Dragon's ride to space, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, sprung a leak.
14 April 2014, 01:38 PM ET
The Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule bound for the Space Station, was lifted into its vertical position at its Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch pad. Read more about re-usable tech: http://goo.gl/QUc4zC
14 April 2014, 12:13 PM ET
Women scientists train in the Neutral Buoyancy Simulator.
14 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
It's an audacious plan, the odds of success are low, but SpaceX is going to do it anyway: The private spaceflight company founded by billionaire Elon Musk will launch a rocket with landing legs into orbit today, then try to bring part of it back to Earth.
14 April 2014, 02:01 AM ET
Monday features the launch of SpaceX's third contracted cargo mission to the International Space Station, a great view of a superbright Mars and a total eclipse of the moon overnight.
14 April 2014, 01:14 AM ET
When a private spaceflight company launches its mission to the International Space Station next week it will carry some strange cargo to space.
14 April 2014, 12:01 AM ET
Private rocket company SpaceX is a leader among the new space push to send humans to orbit on commercial craft.
13 April 2014, 07:02 PM ET
Astronauts longing for fresh lettuce in orbit will soon have the chance to grow it for themselves: NASA is sending a mini-farm into space. The next SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station will deliver the Veggie experimental farm.
13 April 2014, 01:31 PM ET
NASA on Sunday (April 13) decided to forge ahead with the planned Monday launch of a commercial SpaceX Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station despite a computer outage in orbit.