07 December 2013, 02:09 PM ET
Less than five days after leaving Earth atop a blazing Long March launcher, China's Chang'e 3 spacecraft reached lunar orbit Friday to prepare for an historic rocket-assisted touchdown in the moon's Bay of Rainbows later this month.
07 December 2013, 02:00 PM ET
A classified U.S. spy payload rocketed into orbit from California on an Atlas 5 launcher Thursday, joining the nation's eyes and ears in the sky to supply intelligence to the government's national security agencies.
07 December 2013, 12:12 PM ET
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3. See photos of the launch and launch prep.
06 December 2013, 08:30 PM ET
Habitation of outer space needs solving air, water, energy and food supplies within a tight space. And this isn’t a problem of an apocalyptic, remote future.
06 December 2013, 05:56 PM ET
Find out what happened aboard the International Space Station during the week ending December 6th, 2013. NASA's Josh Byerly gives you the run down.
06 December 2013, 05:50 PM ET
Japanese Astronaut Koichi Wakata managed to see Comet ISON's tail from the International Space Station before it disintegrated on its pass around the sun.
06 December 2013, 03:24 PM ET
It is that time of year again, when you need to find a gift for that 'spacial' person in your life — your favorite space geek. Fear not, you needn't buy your aspiring astronaut a ticket to space for your present to be truly out-of-this-world.
06 December 2013, 02:35 PM ET
With discussions around lunar mining intensifying, working out what to do with our moon’s cultural heritage is becoming urgent.
06 December 2013, 09:26 AM ET
The Aerosol Particle Analyzer flew on an Apollo earth orbital flight to measure microscopic liquid matter in the spaceship.
06 December 2013, 06:41 AM ET
Indications that ice makes up a third of the mass of Ceres may make the dwarf planet the most easily explored icy body — and NASA's Dawn mission is on its way there now.
06 December 2013, 06:00 AM ET
China's Chang'e-3 moon lander carries a six-wheeled rover vehicle on its back. See how Chang'e 3 and the Yutu ('Jade Rabbit') rover work in this SPACE.com infographic.
05 December 2013, 06:30 PM ET
California-based Moon Express unveiled the blueprint of its MX-1 lunar lander today. In addition to delivering payloads to the lunar surface, the coffee-table-size MX-1 could also help service satellites and clean up space junk, officials say.
05 December 2013, 06:01 PM ET
Moon Express, a privately funded company, is developing a robotic spacecraft to land on the moon.
05 December 2013, 03:00 PM ET
As if the International Space Station couldn’t get any cooler, the Japanese segment of the orbiting outpost has launched a barrage of small satellites — known as "cubesats" — from their very own Cubesat Cannon!
05 December 2013, 01:11 PM ET
Things are about to get extreme. I flew down here to Florida Wednesday (Dec. 4) to cover the AXE Apollo Space Academy, a space camp designed to give away 23 tickets to space.
05 December 2013, 12:18 PM ET
On Nov 24th and 28th, 2013, Kevin Fetter of Brockville, Ontario captured imagery of the U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane in the night sky. Orbiting Earth for over year, the mission's purpose and capability is "in the black."
05 December 2013, 10:55 AM ET
This energy flash is the product of a projectile hitting a solid surface at up to 17,000 mph.
05 December 2013, 08:00 AM ET
Forty years ago this week, NASA's Pioneer 10 probe beamed the first up-close images of Jupiter back to Earth.
04 December 2013, 06:14 PM ET
Soon, we'll know who among the applicants on a one-way trip to Mars makes it into the second round. It's a one-way ticket, but not to worry: you’ll live there longer than back home on Earth. After all, on Mars you can’t get hit by a car. One thing is cert
04 December 2013, 03:59 PM ET
See photos of the third mission flown by the US Air Force's secret space plane, the X-37B.
04 December 2013, 03:00 PM ET
For decades, the space race was seen as being mostly about national pride. Getting there first mattered most, whereas pushing the frontiers of science and technology took a close second.
04 December 2013, 01:00 PM ET
NASA is hosting a Google+ Hangout Wednesday (Dec. 4) at 3:30 p.m. EST (2030 GMT) to talk about the agency's Cassini spacecraft and photos the probe has taken of Saturn.
04 December 2013, 11:33 AM ET
Apollo astronaut Al Worden, looking to keep the 'right stuff' forefront in the public's eye, has recreated his iconic NASA-issued blue flight jacket down to the last button.
04 December 2013, 10:59 AM ET
The U.S. Air Force’s secretive X-37B space plane program launches its third mission, OTV-3, on Dec. 11, 2012 using a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. The mission marked the first reflight of an X-37B robotic space plane.
04 December 2013, 09:01 AM ET
The world's fastest submarine in 1950, the Albacore, is tested for drag characteristics in a NACA wind tunnel.
04 December 2013, 06:26 AM ET
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04 December 2013, 06:00 AM ET
The unmanned X-37B launched into space atop an Atlas 5 rocket from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Dec. 11, 2012. What payloads the space plane is toting and the overall mission goals on its confidential cruise are classified.
03 December 2013, 06:30 PM ET
SpaceX launched its first-ever commercial satellite bound for a geostationary orbit Tuesday (Dec. 3) in a landmark flight for the private spaceflight company.
03 December 2013, 05:47 PM ET
An upgraded Falcon 9 rocket lofted the SES-8 telecommunications satellite to a geosynchronous transfer orbit of 80,000km on Dec. 3rd, 2013.
03 December 2013, 04:01 PM ET
The secretive private spaceflight company Blue Origin has successfully test-fired a new engine for its rockets that could one day lift cargo and astronauts into orbit, NASA announced.
03 December 2013, 03:56 PM ET
Mustaches were everywhere. On the balloons, face-painted on children and of course, on the face of celebrity astronaut Chris Hadfield himself when he showed up at the book signing.
03 December 2013, 03:23 PM ET
A group of would-be astronauts are heading down to Florida this week to compete for the opportunity of a lifetime: a free trip to the edge of space and back again.
03 December 2013, 03:00 PM ET
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield visited his hometown Nov. 23, 2013 for a book signing event that attracted an estimated 1,000 people in Sarnia, Ont. – population 72,000.
03 December 2013, 02:59 PM ET
In one of the few behind-the-scenes looks at the private space company's assets, the hydrogen/oxygen fueled BE-3 rocket engine is test fired. Its being tested for use on the company's orbital launch vehicle.
03 December 2013, 02:50 PM ET
See tantalizing spaceship photos from the secretive commercial space company Blue Origins.
03 December 2013, 12:18 PM ET
When it comes to space and energy, we need to think big. That's what one Japanese company is doing — and they're reaching for the moon, literally.