27 September 2013, 06:33 PM ET
Fewer than 600 of NASA's 18,000 or so employees would likely keep working through a shutdown — the minimum needed to help ensure the safety of human life and the protection of property, according to a plan the space agency submitted to the Office of Manag
27 September 2013, 03:11 PM ET
A new space-weather satellite could help better protect Earth's infrastructure from damaging solar storms, officials from the Canadian Space Agency say.
27 September 2013, 02:27 PM ET
The unmanned Cygnus spacecraft is expected to be grabbed by the orbiting lab's huge robotic arm at 7:15 a.m. EDT Sunday, with docking operations starting two hours later. You can watch the action live here at SPACE.com, beginning at 4:30 a.m. EDT.
27 September 2013, 12:08 PM ET
M. Scott Carpenter, who in 1962 became the second American to orbit the Earth, suffered a stroke earlier this week but is expected to recover. Carpenter, 88, was at his home in Vail, Colorado when he was stricken four days ago, NBC News reported Thursday
27 September 2013, 10:13 AM ET
Two female employees stand by the Intelsat IV in an anechoic chamber.
27 September 2013, 07:00 AM ET
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg captures stunning image of the Earth's horizon at sunset reflecting off the International Space Station's solar arrays on Sept. 18. See how she did it here.
27 September 2013, 06:13 AM ET
In director Alfonso Cuarón's new movie, actress Sandra Bullock stars as an astronaut who suddenly finds herself floating uncontrollably in space. So why title the film "Gravity," the clear opposite of what the majority of people think of when they imagine
26 September 2013, 05:49 PM ET
The new shockwave video is the work of scientists at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in California, who aim to reduce the intensity of aircraft sonic booms and thereby make commercial supersonic flight over land more feasible.
26 September 2013, 03:30 PM ET
Among the more than 900 planets found beyond our solar system, there are volcanic Super-Earths, gas giants that dwarf Jupiter and worlds with multiple sunsets. Here are some of the most incredible.
26 September 2013, 02:05 PM ET
The Apollo 12 Commander examines the unmanned Surveyor III spacecraft during the second extravehicular activity.
26 September 2013, 07:30 AM ET
A group of renowned scientists, engineers, artists and others need your help to send a message into the universe aboard a spacecraft bound for Pluto.
26 September 2013, 07:30 AM ET
NASA is awarding grants to 10 university-led projects that could help develop the advanced technologies needed for future science and long-duration manned missions. The Space Technology Research Grants Program will award $250,000 to teams.
25 September 2013, 11:21 PM ET
A Soyuz capsule carrying two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut arrived at the station at 10:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday, less than six hours after blasting off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan.
25 September 2013, 05:00 PM ET
A Russian Soyuz rocket launched a new U.S.-Russian crew on an "express" flight to the International Space Station Wednesday (Sept. 25), kicking off a six-hour sprint to the orbiting laboratory.
25 September 2013, 03:19 PM ET
This stunning space wallpaper shows the Soyuz rocket as it heads out by train to the launch pad on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
25 September 2013, 10:00 AM ET
The Wright Brothers launch their third test glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
25 September 2013, 06:00 AM ET
Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut are slated to launch aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:58 p.m. EDT today. You can watch coverage of here at SPACE.com beginning at 4:00 p.m., courtesy of NASA TV.
25 September 2013, 12:00 AM ET
Galaxies float through space connected to (and disconnected from) one another.
24 September 2013, 02:00 PM ET
After more than five years of testing, NASA's Evolutionary Xenon Thruster ion engine has set a new duration record. The project completed a continuous test the ion engine for more than 48,000 hours — over five and a half years.
24 September 2013, 12:58 PM ET
NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy is getting used to life with gravity again after five months aboard the International Space Station. In an interview with SPACE.com, he reflected on his stay, his harrowing spacewalk and the prospect of longer missions.
24 September 2013, 10:52 AM ET
The first and only envelope to be postmarked on the surface of the moon is now on display as part of the world's largest postage stamp gallery.
24 September 2013, 10:24 AM ET
The hot laboratory viewed from inside as an engineer uses the manipulator arms.
24 September 2013, 07:01 AM ET
Sick astronauts could conceivably have been infected on Mars, some parts of which may be capable of supporting life as we know it. So the world may be reluctant to welcome such travelers home, leery of unleashing an alien superplague on Earth.
23 September 2013, 06:55 PM ET
EchoBeach will study exoplanets from a hot air balloon, on the cheap.
23 September 2013, 02:05 PM ET
Recently returned to Earth NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy talks to SPACE.com's Megan Gannon about science, exercise and EVA's on his tour of duty aboard the International Space Station.
23 September 2013, 11:40 AM ET
A private robotic ship bound for the International Space Station is going to have to wait it out in space until at least Saturday (Sept. 28) before delivering its cargo to the orbiting laboratory.
23 September 2013, 10:48 AM ET
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg demonstrates how the COLBERT treadmill works on the International Space Station.
23 September 2013, 10:46 AM ET
The first object destined to leave our solar system, the Pioneer F spacecraft, carries this pictorial plaque to show other beings who, what, where and when the craft was designed.
23 September 2013, 09:38 AM ET
China's first manned space flight occurred in October 2003. Within 10 years since that flight, they've demonstrated rendezvous and docking, developed international partnerships and plans for the first Chinese space station
22 September 2013, 05:47 AM ET
A new robotic commercial cargo ship for the International Space Station skipped its first attempt to link up with the orbiting lab Sunday (Sept. 22) due to a rendezvous glitch that delayed its arrival for 48 hours, NASA officials say
21 September 2013, 09:25 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
21 September 2013, 10:21 AM ET
From Venus and the moon crashing a wedding photo to the milky way over an ancient temple, don't miss these stunning night sky and space from the last week.