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Spaceflight Archive
04 March 2014, 07:04 AM ET
The European company EADS/Airbus is developing a commercial space plane for passenger flights. See images of the EADS space plane concept here.
04 March 2014, 06:30 AM ET
e.DeOrbit adds to a growing list of proposals to get rid of space debris.
03 March 2014, 06:38 PM ET
SpaceX moved a step closer to being allowed to bid for U.S. national security launch contracts with the Air Force announcing that the Sept. 29 debut of the company’s Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket will count as the first of three required successes.
03 March 2014, 05:49 PM ET
The U.S. Air Force plans to launch two space surveillance spacecraft into high-altitude orbits later this year to monitor satellite traffic in the congested geosynchronous belt 22,300 miles above Earth,
03 March 2014, 05:37 PM ET
With half a million pieces of space debris cluttering Earth's orbit, according to NASA, this means there is a growing problem of cluttering up our access road to space.
03 March 2014, 02:56 PM ET
See some of the wildest space tech concepts, as well as technologies needed to ensure humanity's expansion across the solar system.
03 March 2014, 12:52 PM ET
NASA technicians wear cleanroom attire to inspect the Pioneer III probe prior to its trip to Cape Canaveral, FL.
03 March 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Real-life astronauts and NASA officials congratulated the "Gravity" cast and crew on their seven Oscar wins Sunday night.
03 March 2014, 10:18 AM ET
The Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One, which aims to land four astronauts on the Red Planet in 2025, has signed a deal to use a new "people's map of Mars" being developed by the space-funding company Uwingu.
03 March 2014, 07:01 AM ET
For the past year, engineers have been working on a concept vehicle called the Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform, which could stay aloft for long periods, collecting a variety of data about Venus and its atmosphere.
03 March 2014, 12:20 AM ET
'Gravity' was a force at the 86th Academy Awards Sunday night (March 2), but the pull of the space thriller was not enough to win the Oscar for best picture. See how it pulled in seven of the 10 Oscars it was nominated for.
02 March 2014, 01:15 PM ET
It's not every day that a dog helps save astronauts in space, but that is exactly what happens in author Jeffrey Bennett's latest tale of a pooch named Max and his trip to the International Space Station.
02 March 2014, 08:00 AM ET
The moment of truth has arrived: Will "Gravity" pull in Oscar gold, or will those who worked on the science fiction movie go home empty handed?
02 March 2014, 12:58 AM ET
To say space research is a waste of money is wrong. For every US$1 put into US space agency, its citizens get US$10 as payback; in Japan and the European Union that amount is more than US$3.
01 March 2014, 09:20 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
01 March 2014, 12:34 PM ET
From spectacular images of NASA's GPM mission launch from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan to amazing views of Martian sand dunes, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 1, 2014.
01 March 2014, 10:06 AM ET
A flyby of Mars in 2021 could be a good precursor to landing astronauts on Mars sometime in the not-too-distant future, but much work needs to be accomplished before that goal can be achieved, experts told Congress Thursday (Feb. 27).
01 March 2014, 09:25 AM ET
The movie "Gravity" transports audiences into outer space, and come this weekend, space fans will see whether it did the same for Oscar voters. "Gravity" might pull in a huge Oscar haul Sunday (March 2) at the Academy Awards, or it could be a bust.
01 March 2014, 12:37 AM ET
With the flick of a digital switch, the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in California has been renamed in honor of the late Neil Armstrong, who in July 1969 was first to walk on the moon. The new name is the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center.
01 March 2014, 12:01 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in February 2014.
28 February 2014, 06:10 PM ET
The children's book was read out loud by astronaut Alvin Drew during the STS-133 mission in 2011.
28 February 2014, 01:56 PM ET
Two astronauts prepare to leave Discovery's airlock for a spacewalk.
28 February 2014, 11:57 AM ET
The nonprofit Mars Society has selected 62 semifinalists from a total of more than 200 applicants for its Mars Arctic 365 (MA365) mission, which aims to help prepare humanity for a real manned Red Planet mission down the road.
28 February 2014, 11:43 AM ET
See images and photos of an audacious private manned Mars mission in 2021 by the nonprofit Inspiration Mars Foundation.
28 February 2014, 11:37 AM ET
An eight-person expedition is testing out Astroskin, a wearable shirt with sensors embedded in it, during a challenging trip to Antarctica. The shirt, developed for the Canadian Space Agency, could be used on future space missions.
28 February 2014, 11:25 AM ET
Whether it's surviving in the harshest environments on the planet or testing innovative technologies, there are no limits for Canada's Astronauts.
28 February 2014, 10:55 AM ET
The vehicle was dropped from a C-17 airplane flying at 35,000 feet. The shape of the vehicle put more stress on the drogue parachutes, to simulate the high speed re-entry of Orion. They also simulated a failure of one of the parachutes.
28 February 2014, 10:22 AM ET
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) questions a panel of space and aerospace professionals about the feasibility of the Mars mission at a hearing on Feb. 27th, 2014. Also, why the mission called 'Inspiration Mars' is now looking for public funding.
28 February 2014, 07:26 AM ET
The movie "Gravity" recreates the spacewalk experience, according to one former NASA astronaut. Leroy Chiao, former commander of the ISS, thinks that the fictional space thriller "Gravity," captures what it's like to float through the vacuum of space.
28 February 2014, 07:26 AM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has taken some dazzling new photos of the Red Planet landscape, showing in sharp detail where it's been and the long road ahead, which leads to the base of a 3.4-mile-high mountain.
27 February 2014, 02:51 PM ET
This panoramic image is the first photograph taken of Mars by Voyager 1's Camera 1 in 1976.
27 February 2014, 01:48 PM ET
Space tourist Dennis Tito's daring proposal to send a married couple on a 501-day space flight around the planet Mars and back.