06 September 2013, 09:59 AM ET
On December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, this airplane that was created by the Wright Brothers' arose for a few seconds to make the first powered, heavier-than-air controlled flight in history.
06 September 2013, 06:00 AM ET
Virgin Galactic's private spaceship flew higher and faster than it ever had before on Thursday (Sept. 5), giving company officials confidence that the vehicle is on track to start carrying passengers on suborbital jaunts next year.
06 September 2013, 01:28 AM ET
A veteran Russian cosmonaut who was assigned to command the International Space Station in 2015 has unexpectedly resigned. Cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov tendered his resignation to the Russian federal space agency Thursday (Sept. 5).
05 September 2013, 04:05 PM ET
The Virgin Galactic vehicle climbed to an altitude of 65,000 feet and successfully tested its feather system on September 5th, 2013.
05 September 2013, 03:11 PM ET
See photos of Virgin Galactic's second rocket-powered test flight over the Mojave Air and Space Port on Sept. 5, 2013. The test flight marked the highest yet and included a test of the craft's novel feathering system.
05 September 2013, 01:26 PM ET
See photos of Kirobo, the first talking space robot.
05 September 2013, 12:07 PM ET
In a prelude to its first conversation with a human astronaut, a talking Japanese robot has uttered its first words in space. A new video shows Kirobo delivering its first message on Aug. 21.
05 September 2013, 10:01 AM ET
Astronauts on the International Space Station released an unmanned Japanese HTV-4 cargo ship from its docking port Wednesday (Sept. 4), setting the stage for a new private delivery ship. The new Cygnus spacecraft will launch on Sept. 17.
05 September 2013, 09:52 AM ET
Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., of the Apollo 16 mission, is photographed collecting lunar samples during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity.
05 September 2013, 09:25 AM ET
NASA's Mission Control is gaining a new "look and feel," trading the "big blue consoles" that were iconic during the space shuttle program for upgraded "clean" workstations.
03 September 2013, 06:42 AM ET
Tens of thousands of people are prepared to leave their families, jobs and lives behind for a one-way trip to Mars. But what sort of person would go?
01 September 2013, 08:56 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
31 August 2013, 01:16 PM ET
From a meteor blazing over an ancient castle, to cloudy purple haze or a spectacular shot of a lunar fog bow, don't miss these stunning night sky photos by stargazers and SPACE.com readers.
31 August 2013, 11:47 AM ET
From a traveling northern lights show to curiosity rover's best photos yet, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Aug. 31, 2013.
30 August 2013, 04:36 PM ET
Monday (Aug. 30) marks the Labor Day holiday in the United States, and while many Americans travel around the country in celebration of the three-day weekend, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will get a short respite from their work.
30 August 2013, 03:20 PM ET
NASA administrator Charles Bolden talks about the contributions of former astronaut Guy Bluford, who became the first African American in space in 1983.
30 August 2013, 09:55 AM ET
Two Apollo 16 astronauts inspect the Lunar Roving Vehicle before their mission.
30 August 2013, 05:59 AM ET
Does NASA's bold plan to drag an asteroid near the moon run afoul of 1967's Outer Space Treaty, which provides the basic framework of international space law, or 1972's Convention on International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects?
29 August 2013, 05:00 PM ET
On May 5, 1961, NASA astronaut Alan Shepard was locked into his capsule Freedom 7, ready to become the first American and second person ever in space. But before his 15-minute historic flight, Shepard would sit through five hours of delays — and he really
29 August 2013, 10:31 AM ET
The X-15 rocket powered aircraft taken aloft under the wing of a B-52.
29 August 2013, 02:42 AM ET
See the latest on China's space program, rocket launches and space missions.
28 August 2013, 06:08 PM ET
The biggest 3D-printed rocket part built to date survived a hot-fire test, generating 10 times more thrust than any previous injector made by 3D printing, the space agency announced.
28 August 2013, 06:06 PM ET
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have recreated a spacewalk-ending spacesuit leak from the safety of the orbiting laboratory.
28 August 2013, 07:00 AM ET
A private Mars colonization effort has fallen short of its expected number of astronaut applications but still aims to put boots on the Red Planet in 2023. With a few days left in the application process, Mars One has received about 165,000 submissions.
27 August 2013, 02:06 PM ET
ISS astronauts Luca Parmitano and Chris Cassidy tested the suit aboard the International Space Station and found that the helmet continues to leak water. The cause is still under investigation.
27 August 2013, 01:57 PM ET
The historic rocket engine parts that Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos salvaged from the seafloor have now been launched online, providing the public a live view of the multi-year effort to conserve the rare artifacts for future museum displays.
27 August 2013, 12:22 PM ET
Women are career limited by the current lifetime radiation exposure restrictions for astronauts enforced by NASA, astronauts say. Both male and female astronauts are not allowed to accumulate a radiation dose that would increase their lifetime risk of dev
27 August 2013, 12:01 PM ET
Scientists are hoping to induce an unconscious state in astronauts so that they can be stored in cold capsules for long space flights. Here's how astronaut hibernation and suspended animation might one day work.
27 August 2013, 11:35 AM ET
Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, who experienced a harrowing near-drowning during a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station, is telling his story in a new video and blog post. See what Parmitano felt as his spacesuit filled with water.
27 August 2013, 11:14 AM ET
When Canada's rock star astronaut Chris Hadfield visits his birthplace in November, he'll see his dazzling space photos on human bodies. Local Sarnia artist Cat Cabajar has received a small grant to recreate Hadfield's photos as body art.
27 August 2013, 10:00 AM ET
An astronaut conducts an experiment outside the Shuttle.
26 August 2013, 12:39 PM ET
In "The Rocket That Grandpa Rode," a song off Jimmy Buffett's first album in four years, the man from Margaritaville sings about the man on the moon.