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12 March 2014, 10:23 AM ET
A very, very (very) small sample from John Glenn's Mercury spacecraft Friendship 7 is launching to the International Space Station as part of a science experiment organized by professional NFL and NBA cheerleaders.
11 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Astronauts on the International Space Station are going to beam into homes around the world during a live TV event this week.
10 March 2014, 11:28 PM ET
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins and cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy touched down on the steppes of Kazakhstan at 11:24 p.m. EDT Monday, about 3 1/2 hours after leaving the International Space Station.
10 March 2014, 08:27 PM ET
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy left the station in a Soyuz spacecraft at 8:02 p.m. EDT Monday (March 10; 0002 GMT on March 11), wrapping up a 166-day orbital stint.
10 March 2014, 05:29 PM ET
See photos from the March 10, 2014 landing of the a Russian Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy to wrap up a 166-day space mission.
10 March 2014, 05:04 PM ET
Final preparations are now underway for the launch of SpaceX's third Dragon cargo flight to the International Space Station, including the reveal of the company's official patch for the NASA-contracted Commercial Resupply Services 3 (CRS-3/SpX-3) mission.
10 March 2014, 04:34 PM ET
Officials are concerned about wintry conditions on the steppes of Kazakhstan, where the Soyuz is slated to touch down about three hours later. Indeed, the landing team commission began meeting today at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT) to discuss the situation.
10 March 2014, 02:26 PM ET
The premiere of the new "Cosmos" series got a nod from the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. In a video beamed from space, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio shows how Newton's third law of motion works in microgravity.
10 March 2014, 11:58 AM ET
An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts will return to Earth tonight aboard a Soyuz space capsule tonight (March 10) after more than five months in orbit, and you can watch their landing live online.
10 March 2014, 08:28 AM ET
The International Space Station has its first Japanese commander, Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. 'I am humbled to assume command of the space station,' Wakata said during a ceremony on board the orbiting outpost.
08 March 2014, 04:16 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
08 March 2014, 01:17 PM ET
From a disintegrating asteroid to space junk cleanup, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 8, 2014.
08 March 2014, 09:31 AM ET
See NASA's schedule of events and exhibits at the annual SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, in this announcement from the space agency. Let
07 March 2014, 05:32 PM ET
One of four business jets converted to train NASA astronauts to land the space shuttle is on final approach to the Alabama home of Space Camp, pending the result of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center's first crowd-funding campaign.
07 March 2014, 04:02 PM ET
Scott and Mark Kelly, the only set of astronaut twins, are set to become test subjects in an unprecedented NASA investigation into how weightlessness impacts the human body.
07 March 2014, 10:29 AM ET
NASA's historic jumbo jet that ferried retired space shuttles piggyback to their museums is being prepared for its own lift to where it'll be put on public display. The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is being readied for its final move.
07 March 2014, 09:45 AM ET
Two astronauts await recovery after completing the Gemini VIII mission.
07 March 2014, 06:30 AM ET
A record release of 33 CubeSats from the International Space Station ended Friday after a methodical series of deployments of miniature Earth imaging satellites for San Francisco-based Planet Labs Inc.
06 March 2014, 02:46 PM ET
The Winklevoss twins launched into the headlines Wednesday (March 5) by announcing their plan to ride a Virgin Galactic space plane (and paying with Bitcoins, no less), but they aren't the first set of identical twins to fly in space.
06 March 2014, 12:27 PM ET
The research center (formerly Dryden F.R.C.) is testing next generation airplanes with plans to increase their efficiency and design. The flight center was renamed after Neil Armstrong, the first moonwalker.
06 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Internet entrepreneurs and Olympic athletes Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, whose dispute with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was chronicled in film "The Social Network," have bought seats aboard Virgin Galactic's suborbital SpaceShipTwo.
05 March 2014, 03:30 PM ET
Rocky Russian relations could leave U.S. astronauts without rides to the International Space Station. For now, the U.S.-Russian space partnership is insulated from the political whirlwind generated by Russia's decision to move troops into Crimea.
05 March 2014, 11:41 AM ET
William 'Bill' Pogue, a USAF Thunderbirds pilot and NASA astronaut who served on the nation's first space station, died on March 3. Selected by NASA in 1966, Pogue made his first and only spaceflight with the final crew to man the Skylab orbital workshop.
05 March 2014, 11:00 AM ET
NASA unveiled its 2015 budget request on Tuesday (March 4), a $17.5 billion spending plan that would maintain the space agency's major ongoing missions. See Space.com complete coverage of NASA's 2015 budget request here:
05 March 2014, 09:28 AM ET
An astronaut takes a hot bath on the Skylab space station.
04 March 2014, 06:07 PM ET
NASA unveiled its 2015 budget request on Tuesday (March 4), a $17.5 billion spending plan that would maintain the space agency's major ongoing missions, while supporting ambitious new science missions. See reactions to the new NASA budget.
04 March 2014, 04:50 PM ET
Tensions between the United States and Russia are heightened as three International Space Station crewmembers (one American astronaut, and two cosmonauts) plan to fly back to Earth on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft Monday (March 10).
04 March 2014, 03:05 PM ET
NASA unveiled its 2015 budget request today (March 4), a request that seeks $17.5 billion for the agency. See NASA chief Charles Bolden's view of the agency's 2015 budget plan.
04 March 2014, 01:08 PM ET
NASA's 2015 budget would remain essentially flat at $17.5 billion under a White House spending proposal unveiled today (March 4). It maintains the agency's biggest space programs, lays groundwork for major new astrophysics and planetary science.
04 March 2014, 12:50 PM ET
See images of NASA’s space exploration goals for 2015.
04 March 2014, 12:46 PM ET
The proposed 2015 federal budget released by the White House today (March 4) allocates $17.5 billion to NASA, a $200 million drop from the space agency's 2014 budget request.
04 March 2014, 11:46 AM ET
Two astronauts repair the Solar Maximum Mission Satellite during an EVA on STS-41C.