07 November 2013, 08:15 AM ET
A torch for the 2014 Sochi Olympics lifted off for the International Space Station on Wednesday night (Nov. 6), accompanied by Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata - the station's new crew.
06 November 2013, 11:35 PM ET
The 2014 Winter Olympics torch along with NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata and Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos launched to the International Space Station on Nov. 6th, 2013. The torch will be take on a spacewalk on Nov. 9th.
06 November 2013, 05:52 PM ET
Newt Gingrich may have been mocked for proposing to establish a permanent American settlement on the moon by 2020 if he was elected president, but it turns out the outspoken politician is serious about exploring the cosmos.
06 November 2013, 04:13 PM ET
Three astronauts are set to launch to the International Space Station tonight (Nov. 6) carrying some unusual cargo: the Olympic torch that's being relayed around Russia — and now off the planet — ahead of the opening of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.
06 November 2013, 11:25 AM ET
The same Russian spacecraft that will launch tonight (Nov. 6) with three crew members and an Olympic torch for the orbital outpost is also carrying a "travel bug," a device used to mark the location of a hidden cache or container.
06 November 2013, 10:05 AM ET
The European Space Agency’s ATV-4 spacecraft, an unmanned supply ship, burns up over an uninhabited stretch of the Pacific Ocean on Nov. 2, 2013 in this spectacular space wallpaper captured by an astronaut on the International Space Station.
06 November 2013, 09:33 AM ET
A new hypersonic spy plane, capable of flying up to six times faster than the speed of sound, is being developed by aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp., according to company officials.
06 November 2013, 09:14 AM ET
This picture shows the static test firing of the DM-2 for the Solid Rocket Booster.
06 November 2013, 06:00 AM ET
The just-released papers spotlight the U.S. government's desire for tight security at Area 51. The site was photographed with American reconnaissance assets to better assess what the Soviet Union's spy satellites might be able to discern.
05 November 2013, 06:10 PM ET
A robotic spacecraft filled with waste from the International Space Station meets its fiery end in a series of newly released photos.
05 November 2013, 05:50 PM ET
The European Space Agency’s ATV-4 spacecraft, an unmanned supply ship, burns up over an uninhabited stretch of the Pacific Ocean on Nov. 2, 2013 in these stunning images.
05 November 2013, 01:11 PM ET
See photos from the Expedition 37/38 mission to the International Space Station, including Soyuz launch and landings.
05 November 2013, 12:50 PM ET
Constellations seen from Earth inspire wonder in many skywatchers, but what do they look like when viewed from space? One astronaut on the International Space Station is beaming down her special cosmic views to Earthlings via social media.
05 November 2013, 10:09 AM ET
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot suborbital spacecraft, is expected to make its third powered test flight within a month, said the company’s chief executive George Whitesides.
05 November 2013, 09:55 AM ET
India's Mars Orbiter Mission, the country's first interplanetary foray, blasts off from the Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota, India. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
05 November 2013, 09:39 AM ET
An historical moment is marked with the signing of a certificate on the rendezvous day of the Apollo-Soyuz spacecraft.
05 November 2013, 08:36 AM ET
India's first mission to the Red Planet, called the Mars Orbiter mission, is slated to launch from Satish Dhawan Space Center on Oct. 28, 2013. See photos from the mission's preparation here.
05 November 2013, 05:00 AM ET
India's first mission to Mars — called the Mars Orbiter Mission — launched to space today (Nov. 5) atop a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the Satish Dhawan Space Center on a 300-day trek into orbit around the Red Planet.
04 November 2013, 06:13 PM ET
India's space agency is counting down to launch its first mission to Mars on Tuesday (Nov. 5), a mission that — if successful —will place the country in an exclusive club of nations capable of sending probes to the Red Planet.
04 November 2013, 04:33 PM ET
With nine astronauts set to crowd the International Space Station at the same time, part of its crew moved a Russian transport vehicle to a different dock to make room for the new arrivals.
04 November 2013, 03:00 PM ET
Animation showing how scientists used the Kepler spacecraft to find the prevalence of Earth-size planets in the habitable zone around their host star.
04 November 2013, 01:53 PM ET
Voyager 1's 'plasma wave instrument' detects electrons that are excited when solar storms interact with the ionized gas that surrounds it. They occur at frequencies up to a few thousand hertz, so it can be translated to audio via loudspeakers.
04 November 2013, 09:31 AM ET
ESA’s Proba-2 captured three partial solar eclipses on Nov. 3rd. The Sun-observing satellite orbits Earth 14.5 times a day and dipped in and out of the Moon's shadow. A hybrid eclipse = total solar eclipse or annular, depending where you are.
04 November 2013, 09:29 AM ET
Commander David R. Scoot works at Rover near the Hadley-Apennine landing site in the third EVA of the Apollo 15 mission.
04 November 2013, 06:41 AM ET
Instead of giving your loved ones a traditional burial, why not send them off in style with a memorial spaceflight? Elysium Space plans to launch portions of cremated human remains into space, where they will orbit the Earth for several months.
04 November 2013, 06:40 AM ET
Nuclear fusion rockets and high-powered electric propulsion systems could end up shortening travel times to the Red Planet dramatically, proponents say, opening up a new era in manned space exploration.
03 November 2013, 10:58 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
03 November 2013, 10:05 AM ET
The second American astronaut to orbit the Earth was remembered Nov. 2 by his family and friends during a private funeral service and public memorial at St. John's Episcopal Church in Boulder. Scott Carpenter, 88, died Oct. 10, after a recent stroke.
02 November 2013, 05:28 PM ET
From a Witch's Broom Nebula to a spectacular 3D Mars Video, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Nov. 2, 2013.
01 November 2013, 10:40 PM ET
The fmr. commander of the ISS reveals why he devouted time during his 5+ months in low Earth orbit to educate the public on how astronauts simply wash their hands, cook their food, play guitar and more in a series of wildly popular youtube videos.
01 November 2013, 03:51 PM ET
A crafty astronaut has sewn a starry-quilt block aboard the space station, and is inviting others to join her in doing the same.
01 November 2013, 11:34 AM ET
Engineering students from California Polytechnic Institute demonstrated their two deploying models of the Webb Space Telescope, which are capable of doing the same complex unfolding process the real satellite will accomplish in 2018.