Spaceflight Archive
26 January 2015, 11:59 PM ET
The orbiter has been snapping pictures of the Red Planet since 2006.
26 January 2015, 05:07 PM ET
The private spaceflight companies Boeing and SpaceX are on track to start launching NASA astronauts to the International Space Station by 2017, representatives of both firms say.
26 January 2015, 11:45 AM ET
Five teams just hit their milestones — totaling more than $5 million — in the race for the Google Lunar XPrize.
26 January 2015, 11:12 AM ET
ESA is developing its vision for lunar exploration. This film details all moon missions date and projects future robotic and extended human missions on the surface.
26 January 2015, 07:30 AM ET
NASA, SpaceX and Boeing will host a news conference Monday (Jan. 26) to update the public on the progress of the space agency's commercial crew program. You can watch the press event live on Space.com.
26 January 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Alan Stern, principal investigator of NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto, talks to Space.com about the probe's July 14 flyby of the dwarf planet.
23 January 2015, 12:17 PM ET
America's first planetarium wants to improve how it tells the story of a famous Apollo 13 astronaut, and needs your help to do it. The Adler Planetarium in Chicago is redesigning its exhibit 'Shoot for the Moon' to immerse visitors in the life of James Lo
23 January 2015, 10:26 AM ET
Planet Labs has raised $95 million from investors in its latest round of financing. The company designs and builds sharp-eyed Earth-observation satellites that are just 12 inches long by 4 inches wide by 4 inches tall.
23 January 2015, 07:30 AM ET
An actor famous for his role commanding a fictional starship will narrate NASA's real 'trek' to Mars in a new giant-screen film.
23 January 2015, 07:29 AM ET
Moon Express, which seeks to extract and exploit lunar resources, will base its spacecraft development and flight-test operations at Space Launch Complex 36, a facility at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
22 January 2015, 10:00 AM ET
On Jan. 19, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the European Space Agency issued a call for proposals for a robotic space mission that the two organizaitons will develop jointly, with launch expected in 2021.
21 January 2015, 08:11 PM ET
NASA's Messenger mission has spent several years mapping Mercury, which was poorly understood for decades.
21 January 2015, 01:20 PM ET
On Jan. 20, 2015, an unmanned Atlas V rocket launched MUOS-3, the third Mobile User Objective System satellite, for the U.S. Navy. See the launch photos here.
21 January 2015, 11:30 AM ET
The U.S. Navy's Mobile User Objective System-3 satellite, or MUOS-3, blasted off atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 8:04 p.m. EST Tuesday (Jan. 20; 0104 GMT on Jan. 21).
21 January 2015, 11:16 AM ET
The U.S. president mentions the Orion test flight, NASA's Mars plans and praises astronaut Scott Kelly (who was in attendance) for his upcoming one-year ISS flight.
21 January 2015, 10:56 AM ET
The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-3) satellite was launched for the US Navy on Jan. 20th, 2014 aboard an Atlas V rocket. The satellite will improve mobile communications for American troops.
21 January 2015, 10:18 AM ET
President Barack Obama recognized the first American astronaut who will spend a year in space during the State of Union address Tuesday (Jan. 20).
21 January 2015, 07:50 AM ET
Virgin Galactic remains committed to getting SpaceShipTwo up and running, and the second vehicle may be ready to go soon.
20 January 2015, 09:17 PM ET
Mars Odyssey is the longest-serving spacecraft to visit Mars.
20 January 2015, 06:00 PM ET
Google and Fidelity now together own about 10 percent of SpaceX, which is run by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. The money could help SpaceX get its bold new satellite program off the ground.
20 January 2015, 04:36 PM ET
Apollo astronaut, orbital mechanic, and futurist Dr. Buzz Aldrin explains his unique ideas for human exploration and settlement of Mars in this freewheeling conversation with Space.com.
20 January 2015, 03:00 PM ET
WorldVu Satellites has secured Qualcomm and Richard Branson’s Virgin Group as investors in the OneWeb satellite Internet constellation.
20 January 2015, 01:45 PM ET
SBIRS will be among the first programs subjected to an acquisition reform initiative that will help find favorable trade-offs between cost and capability.
20 January 2015, 09:33 AM ET
A list of the upcoming rocket launches around the world.
19 January 2015, 03:58 PM ET
NASA's Dawn mission snapped imagery of Ceres at a distance of 238,000 miles (about the same distance between the Earth and the Moon) on Jan. 13th, 2015. The images show 'hint of craters' according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
18 January 2015, 09:31 AM ET
From a false alarm on the International Space Station, to finding a long-lost lander on Mars, this has been a big week for news. Here are Space.com's picks for the biggest space stories of the week.
16 January 2015, 04:18 PM ET
Contruction team members talk about the progress being made on rolling out Virgin Galactic's new private spaceship.
16 January 2015, 02:20 PM ET
Elon Musk — founder of the private spaceflight company SpaceX — has released a series of amazing images showing the fiery fate of a rocket stage during a reusable rocket test on Jan. 10. SpaceX also released an amazing video of the crash.
16 January 2015, 01:45 PM ET
The first crew to embark on a yearlong International Space Station mission could help NASA get to Mars.
16 January 2015, 11:56 AM ET
Planetary geologist Timothy Parker of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab explains how the HiRise camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was tasked to locate Beagle 2, which landed on Christmas Day, 2003 but never successfully signaled Earth.
16 January 2015, 09:37 AM ET
The U.K.-built Beagle 2 Mars lander went missing in December 2003 when it failed to radio home after a Christmas Day landing attempt.
16 January 2015, 09:30 AM ET
Scientists announced today (Jan. 16) that NASA's sharp-eyed Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has spotted Beagle 2, which was part of the European Space Agency's Mars Express mission.