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03 February 2014, 03:16 PM ET
John Glenn's first impression on seeing the Navy ship that will sail under his name was that it looked 'like somebody forgot to finish it.' The Navy christened the strange-looking Mobile Landing Platform as the USNS John Glenn.
03 February 2014, 10:44 AM ET
Former President Jimmy Carter presents the National Space Club's Goddard Memorial Trophy to NASA Administrator Dr. Robert A. Frosch for efforts in the Voyager mission.
02 February 2014, 11:39 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
02 February 2014, 11:14 AM ET
NFL star Tim Tebow is taking the Super Bowl into space today by tossing the pigskin on the moon in a T-mobile ad to air during the big game. See the video here.
01 February 2014, 09:39 AM ET
From incredible images of the U.S. Air Force and the night sky, to a dramatic look at a volcanic eruption seen from space, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Feb. 1, 2014.
01 February 2014, 08:23 AM ET
Super Bowl Sunday is an exciting day for football fans all over the United States, but NASA astronauts in space are also looking forward to the big game.
01 February 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in January 2014.
31 January 2014, 11:48 PM ET
Gordon Cooper had the longest flight among the original Mercury astronauts.
31 January 2014, 05:29 PM ET
A camera purported to have been used by the eighth man to walk on the moon during his exploration of the lunar surface in 1971 is heading for auction in Austria, the Vienna gallery behind the sale has announced.
31 January 2014, 04:35 PM ET
NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio talks to Space.com's @MiriKramer about the Super Bowl, Olympics and more on Jan. 31st, 2014.
31 January 2014, 02:40 PM ET
Super Bowl XLVIII is almost upon us and that means awesome football and awesome commercials, including one by the camera company GoPro that retells the spectacular supersonic "space jump" by daredevil skydiver Felix Baumgartner.
31 January 2014, 01:28 PM ET
U.S. President Barack Obama recalled the heroism of Americans who lost their lives in the pursuit of space exploration to mark NASA's somber memorial today (Jan. 31) for three spaceflight disaster anniversaries this week.
31 January 2014, 11:30 AM ET
Billionaire rocket-maker Elon Musk of SpaceX shared his big vision for a "self-sustaining civilization" on Mars with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a short documentary set to air this weekend.
31 January 2014, 11:14 AM ET
See images of Xcor's proposed spacecraft, Lynx.
31 January 2014, 10:49 AM ET
Viking, the planetary landing spacecraft, is under assembly.
31 January 2014, 06:20 AM ET
A NASA astronaut currently in orbit on the International Space Station will speak with Space.com today (Jan. 31), and you can watch the conversation live online.
31 January 2014, 12:46 AM ET
Scott Carpenter, one of the original Mercury astronauts, explored space and later the sea.
30 January 2014, 05:30 PM ET
To honor a somber week in NASA history, the space agency will pay homage to its fallen astronauts Friday (Jan. 31) during a "Day of Remembrance."
30 January 2014, 01:13 PM ET
Spanning traditional flute music to David Bowie, here are our favorite space-themed music videos.
30 January 2014, 12:02 PM ET
On June 12, 2009, the Sarychev Volcano, on Matua Island, northeast of Japan, erupted explosively as it has previously in 1989, 1986, 1976 and 1946. An ISS astronaut grabbed this shot, recently processed into animation by NASA.
30 January 2014, 11:31 AM ET
Virgin Galactic has tested its new fleet of liquid-fueled rocket engines, and unveiled additional details about the company's future plans to use the hybrid motors to launch commercial satellites into orbit.
30 January 2014, 09:05 AM ET
The five-member crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis during STS-74 peer at Mir.
30 January 2014, 07:00 AM ET
See photos and images from NASA's LADEE mission to study moon dust and the lunar atmosphere like never before. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer launches in 2013 to probe the moon's tenuous atmosphere.
30 January 2014, 07:00 AM ET
In a moment of lunar synchronicity, a moon-orbiting NASA probe spied another one of the space agency's spacecraft from its spot in orbit.
30 January 2014, 06:45 AM ET
Astrobiologists are developing 'intelligent' instruments that could help future robotic explorers make their own decisions about where and how to collect data on Mars and other solar system bodies.
30 January 2014, 12:49 AM ET
Deke Slayton was selected for the Mercury program, but had to wait more than a decade to fly in space after concerns about an erratic heartbeat pulled him out of the flight rotation.
29 January 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Do you want to fly on a suborbital space plane? What about a mission into orbit? A new commercial spaceflight training company wants to help you develop the right stuff for flying to space.
29 January 2014, 01:23 PM ET
The three men who designed, built, and operated the Explorer I satellite celebrate.
29 January 2014, 01:18 PM ET
It's one completed, 14 flights to go this year for United Launch Alliance and its fleet of Atlas and Delta rocket families.
29 January 2014, 11:24 AM ET
Sound suppression testing of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) is underway at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. A 5% scale model of the rocket was fired in an acoustic test chamber with >250 ports for microphones and transducers.
29 January 2014, 10:10 AM ET
NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson shared her experiences on the International Space Station with elementary school students in her home state on Jan. 23.
29 January 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Panoramas of the Chang'e-3, Yutu Rover landing site show the location in stunning detail as well as the rover’s movements. See how these amazing images were created.