14 October 2013, 03:46 PM ET
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Oct. 10 named Oleg Ostapenko, a former commander of the Russian Space Forces, as the new director-general of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos.
14 October 2013, 03:39 PM ET
The new commercial space plane, called Dream Chaser, was slated to make a major free-flight test slated on Oct. 5 at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, located inside Edwards Air Force Base in California.
14 October 2013, 01:46 PM ET
Europe's comet-chasing space probe Rosetta has been hibernating for more than two years, but in January, the spacecraft will be jolted awake to prepare for the climax of its mission. Next year, the spacecraft will finally catch up to its target.
14 October 2013, 01:26 PM ET
An experimental and reusable rocket built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX soared to new heights earlier this month.
14 October 2013, 01:12 PM ET
The Lunar Module known as Spider shown still attached to the Saturn IVB stage in earth orbit prior to docking with Apollo 9's Command/Service module known as Gumdrop.
14 October 2013, 12:18 PM ET
The Iranian newspaper Jomhuri Eslami reported that the Islamic Republic aims to blast a monkey into space sometime in the next month, according to the French news agency AFP. The liftoff would advance the nation's plans to put a human in space by 2018.
14 October 2013, 09:54 AM ET
NASA's Juno probe exited a protective "safe mode" on Friday afternoon (Oct. 11) and is currently operating normally as it streaks toward a July 2016 rendezvous with the solar system's largest planet, mission officials said.
14 October 2013, 07:26 AM ET
The best way to send much-needed supplies to isolated communities in the wake of an asteroid impact or other natural disaster may be to launch them atop a converted intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), one researcher says.
13 October 2013, 10:30 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
13 October 2013, 08:32 AM ET
The 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle rose to an altitude of 744m (2440 feet) on October 7th, 2013. A single camera hexacopter got closer than any previous flight, delivering the stunning view.
12 October 2013, 02:33 PM ET
From a stunning view of the Milky way to glowing auroras, don't miss these stunning night sky photos by stargazers and SPACE.com readers.
12 October 2013, 12:24 PM ET
From glowing northern lights to the largest solar sail , don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Oct. 12, 2013.
11 October 2013, 09:14 PM ET
The space thriller film 'Gravity' may be fiction, but real disasters in space have occurred. From exploding fuel tanks to wolves, here's a look at the many threats that have endangered spacefarers.
11 October 2013, 05:30 PM ET
Sir Richard Branson reaches out to the public to join in on the adventure that their spaceliner will provide.
11 October 2013, 04:52 PM ET
Sir Richard Branson and George Whitesides talk about the Space tourism company's future at the largest gathering of future astronauts to date. The 'Your Flight DNA' event was hosted at Mojave Air and Space Port.
11 October 2013, 04:27 PM ET
CBS's "Big Bang Theory" will premiere its sixth season on Sept. 27, 2012.
11 October 2013, 04:01 PM ET
John Graves, one person with a ticket to space on a flight of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, explains why he bought a flight to space.
11 October 2013, 12:04 PM ET
The European Space Agency's Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer, or GOCE for short, is nearly out of fuel and will make a nosedive to Earth this month after more than four successful years studying the planet's gravitational field.
11 October 2013, 11:53 AM ET
The Sunjammer Mission will use a huge solar sail to fly through the solar system. See photos and images of how the Sunjammer solar sail works.
11 October 2013, 11:04 AM ET
Rosetta's decade long trip to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko out near the orbit of Jupiter is nearly over and in 100 days time the spacecraft will be woken from it's deep-space hibernation.
11 October 2013, 10:33 AM ET
The Sunjammer spacecraft will use a massive solar sail as propulsion in space on a mission to monitor the sun, test out the technology, and inspire people and businesses around the world with an innovative space technology.
11 October 2013, 10:25 AM ET
In November 2014, NASA will launch the Sunjammer with the worlds largest solar sail, which will unfurl from the compact spacecraft.
11 October 2013, 10:23 AM ET
One year and nearly 3 million visitors later, NASA's retired space shuttle Endeavour is the focus of a celebration at its Los Angeles museum home.
11 October 2013, 10:15 AM ET
In space during the joint Russian/American docking mission known as the ASTP the Apollo Commander and the Soyuz Commander make their historic handshake.
11 October 2013, 07:37 AM ET
NASA's Juno spacecraft went into safe mode Wednesday, shortly after making its closest approach to Earth in a speed-boosting flyby. The probe's handlers aren't sure what happened, but they suspect a minor glitch rather than a mission-threatening problem.
11 October 2013, 07:01 AM ET
NASA's Sunjammer mission successfully deployed part of its huge solar sail in a test on Sept. 30, revealing that the craft should be ready to function successfully following its January 2015 launch.
10 October 2013, 05:20 PM ET
Godspeed, Scott Carpenter. The United States' fourth astronaut to fly in space and the second to orbit the Earth, Scott Carpenter, 88, died on Thursday (Oct. 10) after suffering a recent stroke.
10 October 2013, 05:08 PM ET
See photos from Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter's historic Aurora 7 orbital flight on May 24, 1962.
10 October 2013, 04:27 PM ET
Cargo delivered to the International Space Station by Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft is now completely unloaded from the commercial resupply ship and aboard the orbiting laboratory.
10 October 2013, 03:41 PM ET
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) on Oct. 4 said it had signed an agreement with Teledyne Brown Engineering of the United States to place the first commercial Earth observation payload on the International Space Station (ISS) in late 2015.
10 October 2013, 03:01 PM ET
In a couple months, the astronauts on the International Space Station will get an alcoholic treat, courtesy of a sixth grader.
10 October 2013, 11:40 AM ET
A photographer's road trip to see SpaceX's first Falcon 9 rocket launch from California last month led to this striking composite photo recently released to SPACE.com. Photographer David A. Kodama captures the SpaceX rocket launch in stages.