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12 February 2014, 09:00 AM ET
A Japanese astronaut created a microgravity, multicolored light show on the International Space Station in the name of art.
12 February 2014, 06:00 AM ET
The four satellites that currently comprise the Galileo constellation — Europe's version of the United States' GPS satnav system — have passed a key test called In-Orbit Validation, European Space Agency officials announced Monday.
12 February 2014, 12:51 AM ET
Can Mars soil provide enough hydrogen for fuel?
11 February 2014, 05:35 PM ET
A new set of gold and silver coins has been minted in France celebrating a half century of European exploits in space. The Monnaie de Paris issued the "50 Years of European Space Cooperation" coin collection featuring the Ariane rocket.
11 February 2014, 05:00 PM ET
The Gemini program tested docking, rendezvous, spacewalks and long-duration spaceflight in preparation for the moon missions of the late 1960s.
11 February 2014, 04:13 PM ET
A prototype for future planetary landers, this vertical takeoff and landing craft flew 160 feet higher (467ft) than its last flight; also forward 637 feet, testing NASA's Automated Landing and Hazard Avoidance Technology (ALHAT).
11 February 2014, 02:37 PM ET
The four "cubesats," each about the size of a loaf of bread, were deployed from the space station this morning. Twenty-four more will join them over the coming days, filling out the "Flock 1" fleet operated by San Francisco-based startup Planet Labs.
11 February 2014, 01:44 PM ET
See photos and images from the European Space Agency's Gaia mission to map the Milky Way galaxy.
11 February 2014, 11:10 AM ET
As NASA launched its Solar Dynamics Observatory on Feb.11th 2010, the booster’s pass thru Mach 1 (“sound barrier”) produced a visible trace. The transonic wave interacted with a sundog, refracted light from high altitude ice crystals (video @ 1:45)
11 February 2014, 10:07 AM ET
From above, a dramatic view as a space shuttle orbiter is lifted from its stack.
11 February 2014, 07:19 AM ET
DARPA plans to award the first design contracts for its XS-1 space plane project in May or thereabouts. The agency wants the XS-1 to get off the ground in late 2017 and make an orbital test flight the following year.
10 February 2014, 07:00 PM ET
Why is NASA duplicating private efforts — at greater expense?
10 February 2014, 06:50 PM ET
Mercury was a NASA program to prove that astronauts could function effectively in space for minutes to hours at a time.
10 February 2014, 06:17 PM ET
A new Olympics-themed Coca-Cola commercial features the International Space Station while recycling the soft drink company's own history in space.
10 February 2014, 04:30 PM ET
The Mobile Launcher, a massive structure, stands at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and represents one of NASA's key elements of ground support equipment being upgraded.
10 February 2014, 02:16 PM ET
See spectacular photographs of Earth from space by Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata on the International Space Station during the Expedition 38 mission in 2013 and 2014.
10 February 2014, 11:03 AM ET
Astronaut Kathy Thornton prepares to release the damaged Hubble Space Telescope array after removing it.
09 February 2014, 12:10 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
08 February 2014, 12:35 PM ET
From incredible images of Sochi Winter Olympics venues as seen from space, to Mars rover Curiosity’s first photo of the Earth taken from the surface of the Red Planet, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Feb. 8, 2014.
07 February 2014, 04:50 PM ET
See photos of Sochi, Russia, home of the 2014 Winter Olympics, from space, and see how the Olympic torch launched into space for a spacewalk relay in this SPACE.com gallery.
07 February 2014, 04:25 PM ET
The 2014 Winter Olympics officially begin with an extravagant opening ceremony today (Feb. 7), and even NASA has embraced the spirit of the games by snapping satellite views of Olympic venues from orbit.
07 February 2014, 04:18 PM ET
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games launched in Sochi, Russia, Friday (Feb. 7) using the torch that flew to the International Space Station. The space-themed spectacle, which took place as part of an elaborate opening ceremony, also had cosmonauts carry the Rus
07 February 2014, 02:02 PM ET
A spacewalker who lifted off a record seven times to orbit and the first American woman to complete a long-duration stay on board a space station will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut of Hall of Fame, officials with the Florida institution announced.
07 February 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Dual payloads to broadcast television and broadband signals for Asia Broadcast Satellite and French and Italian security forces rocketed into orbit on an Ariane 5 rocket Thursday on Arianespace's landmark 250th launch.
07 February 2014, 09:46 AM ET
In the latest episode of Space To Ground, the legendary anchor – and son of Texas – steps in to talk cargo crafts, the Olympic torch and station science.
07 February 2014, 09:12 AM ET
The Mars Surveyor Climate Orbiter undergoes testing to simulate launch conditions.
07 February 2014, 07:21 AM ET
The newest adopter of 3D printing isn't some hobbyist in a basement — it's NASA. The agency is already building some of its customized spacecraft and instrument parts using 3D printing.
07 February 2014, 07:12 AM ET
NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio talks to Space.com's @MiriKramer about the Olympics from the International Space Station on Jan. 31st. 2014.
06 February 2014, 05:00 PM ET
The late news anchor Walter Cronkite, the planet-hunting Kepler space telescope and a hypersonic aircraft mission are among the people and projects being honored by this year's National Space Club awards.
06 February 2014, 04:59 PM ET
The torch traveled by car, plane, reindeer, and rocket ship to its ultimate goal of lighting the flame at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. NASA revisits the trip the torch took to the ISS in Nov. 2013.
06 February 2014, 04:27 PM ET
Two NASA astronauts on the International Space Station connected with the United States Olympic bobsled team in Sochi, Russia before the 2014 Winter Games kick off Friday (Feb. 7).
06 February 2014, 04:25 PM ET
See spectacular views of Earth from space by astronauts and spacecraft across the solar system.