Spaceflight Archive
11 July 2014, 09:41 PM ET
From flaming rocket debris to a typhoon's eye, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for July 11, 2014.
11 July 2014, 04:21 PM ET
Observers throughout southeastern Australia reported seeing a bright meteor streaking through the skies Thursday night. Experts have concluded that the fireball was caused by a piece of a Russian Soyuz rocket that launched Tuesday.
11 July 2014, 12:44 PM ET
Plans that have been announced in recent years for crewed space flights to the moon.
11 July 2014, 12:14 PM ET
Australians saw what looked to be a glowing meteor flying through the night sky. But experts confirm it to be re-entering debris from a Russian rocket.
11 July 2014, 11:18 AM ET
A Europeanized Russian Soyuz rocket successfully placed four O3b Networks Ka-band broadband satellites into an unusual medium-Earth orbit on July 10, 2014.
11 July 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Do you want to know what it's like to walk on the moon? On Monday (July 14), find out what it's like to bounce on the lunar surface from someone who has actually been there: Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
11 July 2014, 10:58 AM ET
With storm clouds still lingering over the foggy Eastern Shore of Virginia today (July 11), the private spaceflight company Orbital Sciences Corp. again postponed the launch of its second unmanned mission to the International Space Station.
11 July 2014, 08:00 AM ET
On Wednesday (July 9), the Planetary Society announced launch dates for its LightSail-1 spacecraft — a possible test flight in 2015 (LightSail-A) and a full mission the next year (LightSail-B) with nearly identical hardware.
11 July 2014, 07:30 AM ET
Recent photos snapped by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft suggest that its target comet, known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, is a lumpy object sporting three large structures, or perhaps a deep hole.
10 July 2014, 10:55 AM ET
The Angara rocket — which Russia has been developing for more than 20 years — blasted off from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northwestern Russia Wednesday (July 9) at 4:00 p.m. local time (8:00 a.m. EDT), carrying a dummy payload on its maiden flight.
10 July 2014, 10:11 AM ET
Efforts to redirect a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft are in flux as controllers fear the spacecraft may have run out of fuel while performing maneuvers on Tuesday (July 9).
09 July 2014, 04:13 PM ET
As a storm in the Pacific Ocean grew to a super typhoon and was downgraded again to a typhoon, watchful astronauts on the International Space Station kept people apprised of its progress through social media.
09 July 2014, 03:28 PM ET
The private team operating NASA's ISEE-3 spacecraft aimed to fire its engine seven times on Tuesday to change the probe's trajectory. While the first burn went as planned, the group encountered problems with the second one.
09 July 2014, 07:32 AM ET
If there were mechanics on Mars, NASA may have taken the Curiosity rover into the shop by now. The 1-ton robot has accumulated quite a bit of wheel damage since touching down inside Gale Crater in August 2012.
09 July 2014, 07:31 AM ET
Orbital Sciences' unmanned Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to blast off atop an Antares rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at 1:14 p.m. EDT on Saturday. You can watch the liftoff live here on Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV.
08 July 2014, 07:31 AM ET
With new data collected by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft, researchers can confirm that the far-flung probe is indeed cruising through interstellar space, as mission scientists announced last year.
08 July 2014, 07:22 AM ET
Buzz Aldrin — the second man to set foot on the moon — wants to hear your stories about the first manned moon landing in honor of the historic event's 45th anniversary this month.
08 July 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Tell astronaut Buzz Aldrin your story – or help your elder record theirs – then post it with the hashtag #Apollo45. Google, YouTube, NASA and SPACE.com will all spread it around the world.
07 July 2014, 03:07 PM ET
The NASA building where Neil Armstrong stayed — and his lunar landing spacecraft was readied — before launching to the moon 45 years ago this month is being renamed for the late astronaut.
06 July 2014, 12:47 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
05 July 2014, 12:16 AM ET
From a stellar womb to a cosmic cannibal, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for July 5, 2014.
04 July 2014, 10:57 PM ET
From the half-lit moon and mars to Jupiter's farewell, don't miss these amazing objects to watch in the night sky.
04 July 2014, 09:00 AM ET
In the universe of Bell's Brewery, Mars is a strong brew, Uranus a crafty potion mix and Mercury a nimble beer. Such is the thinking behind "The Planets" series of beers that Bell's is pioneering this August.
04 July 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The subsurface ocean inside Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, could be as salty as any body of water here on Earth, a new study reports. Data collected by NASA's Cassini mission suggests Titan's ocean is as salty as the Dead Sea.
03 July 2014, 05:06 PM ET
While people around the United States are barbecuing, drinking cold beverages and enjoying the summer sun, NASA astronauts on the International Space Station will also get the chance to celebrate the Fourth of July from orbit.
03 July 2014, 04:15 PM ET
The image, taken on Wednesday morning (July 2) by a crewmember of the orbiting lab's current Expedition 40, actually captures Arthur when it was still classified as a tropical storm. (Arthur strengthened to hurricane status early Thursday.)
03 July 2014, 02:58 PM ET
An old NASA spacecraft under the control of a private team fired its thrusters yesterday (July 2) for the first time in a generation. The ISEE-3 probe performed the maneuver to prep for a larger trajectory correction next week.
03 July 2014, 12:10 PM ET
On July 2nd, 2014, the International Space Station flew 260 miles above the storm, which is now a category 1 hurricane. At the time of the fly-over, it was about 100 miles east-northeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
03 July 2014, 10:52 AM ET
The first all-female crew of scientific experimenters prepare experiments that were used during the Space Shuttle/Spacelab missions.
03 July 2014, 10:31 AM ET
For the first time, Space Center Houston is offering a look inside its space shuttle Independence.
02 July 2014, 02:32 PM ET
A helicopter attempt to empty sea water from the Liberty Bell 7 fails.
02 July 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Scientists are using the powerful Hubble Space Telescope to figure out where to send NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons probe next — and they've already found some promising leads.