Spaceflight Archive
17 November 2014, 03:30 PM ET
See photos of the new Hubble Space Telescope exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
17 November 2014, 03:04 PM ET
The first spacecraft to land on a comet has earned a stamp of approval in the UK. Mail delivered in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland have been stamped with a postmark celebrating the historic landing by the Philae probe.
17 November 2014, 02:32 PM ET
Newly released photos by the Rosetta mothership show Philae's descent toward the comet and the probe's position shortly after its first bounce. The images span 30 minutes around Philae's initial touchdown.
17 November 2014, 09:16 AM ET
Don't get him angry. You wouldn't like it when he's angry! The actor and retired body builder wants you to check out the NASA spacecraft, which he describes as "leaving other spacecraft 'Green with envy.'”
15 November 2014, 10:34 AM ET
In August 2014, ESA's Rosetta Spacecraft will rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and deploy the Philae lander. See photos from the Rosetta comet probe.
15 November 2014, 09:20 AM ET
The first spacecraft ever to land on a comet has fallen silent, entering a potentially long, cold sleep after running out of power. The European Space Agency's Philae lander has entered hibernation after 57 hours on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
14 November 2014, 03:27 PM ET
The first Hasselblad camera to be flown into space has sold at auction for $275,000 to a UK collector who says in some respects the artifact was a bargain. The historic camera's new owner spoke with collectSPACE.com in an exclusive interview.
14 November 2014, 07:30 AM ET
When the Philae attempted touchdown on comet 67P, it bounced off with nearly enough force to drift away into space.
14 November 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Europe's Rosetta mission pulled off the first-ever soft landing on a comet Wednesday thanks to a lot of great engineering and hard work — along with a healthy dose of luck, team members said.
13 November 2014, 11:41 AM ET
The European Space Agency's Philae lander bounced not once but twice before completing its historic comet landing on Nov. 12, 2014. See the first photos from Comet 67P's surface and a status update on the Rosetta mission.
13 November 2014, 11:10 AM ET
A soft landing on the surface of comet 67P/C-G was successfully completed on Nov. 12th, 2014. The Philae lander and its mothership Rosetta probe both snapped imagery of the descent.
13 November 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Europe's Philae lander is already gathering a wealth of data about Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after touching down on the icy object Wednesday morning (Nov. 12).
12 November 2014, 04:27 PM ET
Europe's Philae lander made history Wednesday, touching down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. But the probe's anchoring harpoons didn't fire as planned, and Philae may have bounced off the surface before settling back again.
12 November 2014, 04:20 PM ET
During a nail-biting drop onto the surface of a comet, the European Space Agency's Philae spacecraft snapped a stunning photo of its icy target. See the close up view of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
12 November 2014, 04:08 PM ET
Scientists and space fans aren't the only ones excited by the unprecedented comet landing performed by the European Space Agency today (Nov. 12). The folks behind Google's whimsical doodles are joining the celebration, too.
12 November 2014, 02:44 PM ET
Investigators have talked to the pilot who survived the tragic crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo last month, and say that he didn't know that his copilot unlocked the space plane's re-entry system early.
12 November 2014, 01:25 PM ET
NASA's first space-bound Orion capsule has arrived at the launch pad, where it will lift off on an uncrewed test flight in support of the space agency's plans for future astronaut missions beyond Earth orbit.
12 November 2014, 11:46 AM ET
The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission's lander successfully landed on the surface of comet 67P/C-G on Nov. 11, 2014. ESA's mission control erupts in celebration on landing confirmation.
12 November 2014, 11:13 AM ET
For the first time in history, a spacecraft built on Earth has softly landed on the face of a comet speeding through deep space.
12 November 2014, 10:30 AM ET
To make the stunning visuals of 'Interstellar' in IMAX, director Christopher Nolan sought inspiration from real-life IMAX space documentaries. See him talk with IMAX space documentary filmmaker Toni Myers here.
12 November 2014, 10:29 AM ET
The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission released the Philae lander on Nov. 12th, 2014. It was due to land on Comet 67P/C-G seven hours later.
12 November 2014, 09:40 AM ET
A European spacecraft is attempting to make history by landing on a comet in deep space, and amazing new photos show the daring endeavor in action.
12 November 2014, 09:19 AM ET
The space agency is a "junior partner" int he European Space Agency's Rosetta mission and has contributed 3 instruments to the 'mothership'. They have also delivered telemetry on the probe.
12 November 2014, 07:10 AM ET
After a nail-biting silence, European scientists are back in touch with a probe currently descending to the face of a comet speeding through deep space.
12 November 2014, 04:03 AM ET
If all went according to plan, the European Space Agency's Philae lander separated from its Rosetta mothership at 3:35 a.m. EST Wednesday, beginning a long, slow journey down to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
11 November 2014, 07:05 PM ET
Planetary Ventures LLC will lease Moffett Federal Airfield (MFA), which is currently managed by NASA's Ames Research Center, and restore the facility's historic Hangar One, a huge building that has been a Silicon Valley landmark since the 1930s.
11 November 2014, 04:31 PM ET
The European Rosetta spacecraft's Philae lander aims to be the first probe ever to safely land on a comet. Here's how to land on a spinning ice mountain in space.
11 November 2014, 01:14 PM ET
The Rosetta probe's Philae Lander will attempt a soft-landing on comet 67P/C-G on Nov. 11th, 2014. It will take the lander a few hours to reach the surface after it is deployed.
10 November 2014, 07:45 PM ET
The Orion capsule will roll out to the launch pad Tuesday night (Nov. 11), moving from NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida to the next-door Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ahead of its Dec. 4 launch.
10 November 2014, 03:30 PM ET
On screen, director Christopher Nolan's film 'Interstellar' takes audiences on a futuristic journey across space and time. Behind the scenes, it was real space history rather than science-based fiction that inspired Nolan to make the film.
10 November 2014, 02:03 PM ET
The Space Shuttle Endeavour pilot (STS-130 mission) talks about the differences between shuttle and space station missions with Space.com's @MiriKramer. Virts is part of the Expedition 42/43 crew launching to the Station in Nov. 2014.
10 November 2014, 09:18 AM ET
International Space Station crew members Max Suraev, Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst landed safely aboard a Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft on Nov. 10th, 2014.