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25 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The White House's 2015 budget request includes $27 million for DARPA's XS-1, a reusable space plane concept vehicle that could make its initial test flight in 2018. In all, DARPA expects to spend $800 million on space programs from 2015 through 2018.
25 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A NASA astronaut and two cosmonauts are set to launch to the International Space Station tonight (March 25) and you can watch it live online.
24 March 2014, 06:34 PM ET
The technology to make lunar missions routine is on the horizon, says Astrobotic CEO John Thornton.
24 March 2014, 06:25 PM ET
The latest three spaceflyers will launch to the International Space Station on March 25, 2014.
24 March 2014, 05:58 PM ET
The tense political relationship between the United States and Russia will not affect the planned launch of a NASA astronaut and two cosmonauts to the International Space Station tomorrow (March 25), NASA officials reiterated last week.
24 March 2014, 05:56 PM ET
See photos from the Expedition 39 mission to the International Space Station, with images taken by the outpost's six-person crew.
24 March 2014, 04:18 PM ET
An Atlas 5 rocket will launch the NROL-67 spy satellite on March 25, 2014 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
24 March 2014, 03:56 PM ET
Kicking off a busy sequence of launches from Europe's spaceport in the jungle of French Guiana, an Ariane 5 rocket lifted off Saturday and put two satellites in perfect orbits.
24 March 2014, 03:23 PM ET
An Atlas 5 rocket is being readied for launch Tuesday afternoon to place a clandestine payload into space, possibly headed for geosynchronous orbit 22,300 miles above the Earth. Liftoff from Florida's Cape Canaveral is planned for 2:48 p.m. EDT.
24 March 2014, 11:56 AM ET
A camera claimed to have been used on the moon's surface sold for almost $1 million in Austria, despite questions about its history. The WestLicht auction in Vienna recorded a sale price of €660,000 (about $910,400 US) for the purported Apollo 15 flown ca
24 March 2014, 11:17 AM ET
Astronaut Bruce McCandless II exits the EMU after successful deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope.
24 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists have identified a dozen or so promising targets for NASA's asteroid-capture mission, which seeks to drag a small rock — or a piece of a larger one — into a stable orbit around the moon, where it would be visited by astronauts down the road.
23 March 2014, 12:32 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
23 March 2014, 10:00 AM ET
An astronaut has brought the taste of space down to Earth while elevating space food to new heights. Franklin Chang Diaz, a veteran of seven shuttle flights, and the chefs at the Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica present 'Taste The Stars.'
22 March 2014, 01:27 PM ET
From stunning 3D Views of the universe to an HD moon map revealing a lunar North Pole like never before, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 22, 2014.
22 March 2014, 08:06 AM ET
Space tourism and space-based real estate are ushering in a new era of human spaceflight, but their success of private spaceflight will depend on ensuring safety and reducing the cost, experts say.
21 March 2014, 05:34 PM ET
The agency announced today (March 21) that it's seeking proposals for advanced technology-development studies that could bring the asteroid-redirect mission closer to reality and help keep the effort's costs down.
21 March 2014, 03:20 PM ET
The four private companies NASA is counting on to develop manned spaceships — Boeing, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) and SpaceX — are notching the many milestones set by the space agency's commercial crew program (CCP), officials said.
21 March 2014, 02:49 PM ET
Orbiting JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata explains how the International Space Station's water recovery system works.
21 March 2014, 11:25 AM ET
This NASA SR-71 completes its first flight at Dryden Flight Research Center.
20 March 2014, 12:59 PM ET
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins talks to Space.com's Tariq Malik about adjusting back to life on the ground. Hopkins spent 166 days aboard the International Space Station.
20 March 2014, 11:06 AM ET
You never know where you are going to find space for sale. From a Madison Ave. gallery to the holdings of the U.S. Marshals Office, historic space artifacts are now or soon will be up for auction. And that's just the start of the spring "space season."
20 March 2014, 11:00 AM ET
This Langley test pilot and engineer prepare to conduct research in the air.
20 March 2014, 10:39 AM ET
NASA's most powerful eye in the sky above Mars has bounced back from a recent computer glitch and resumed full duties observing the Red Planet.
20 March 2014, 10:30 AM ET
These shots of the Martian surface from orbit show our planetary neighbor as never before.
19 March 2014, 10:39 AM ET
Astronauts build the ASEM structure during the fourth EVA of the STS-49 mission.
18 March 2014, 03:44 PM ET
This color picture of the Martian horizon was taken by Viking 1 on July 24, 1976.
18 March 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Ambitious plans to carry humans far beyond Earth were at the forefront of the Explorers Club Annual Dinner here Saturday night, as astronauts, entrepreneurs and physicist Stephen Hawking celebrated the wonder — and necessity — of space exploration.
18 March 2014, 09:46 AM ET
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' private expedition that recovered NASA moon rocket engines from the ocean floor was honored by a venerable group of explorers, including one of the astronauts who rode to space atop those very same engines.
17 March 2014, 09:36 AM ET
On its final orbit In 2017, NASA's Cassini probe will fly between the inner edge of the D ring and the upper atmosphere of the gas giant. It will also fly though an Enceladus plume in the next few years.
17 March 2014, 06:45 AM ET
Our species tends to focus on defusing dangers deemed immediate and extreme. But protecting the planet from asteroids will require constant vigilance over the long haul, experts say, since the threat of a major cosmic impact will never go away.
17 March 2014, 06:45 AM ET
The countdown to the maiden launch of Orion, a NASA space capsule designed to take astronauts out into the solar system, is now three months longer than previously planned. NASA says the Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) will fly in Dec. 2014.