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02 December 2013, 01:17 PM ET
It does not seem out of place today, but the sight 30 years ago of a pressurized module mounted in the space shuttle's payload bay was described in 1983 as an 'odd-appearing assemblage.' That sight was Spacelab, a $1 billion space laboratory.
01 December 2013, 02:26 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
01 December 2013, 12:44 PM ET
From a stunning image of the Dragon's Head Nebula to a photo of Comet ISON as seen by a NASA Mercury Probe, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Dec. 1, 2013.
01 December 2013, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in's gallery of cosmic images posted in November 2013.
30 November 2013, 12:34 PM ET
China will launch its first moon rover Yutu (Jade Rabbit) on Sunday (Dec. 1) at 12:30 p.m. ET on the Chang'e 3 moon landing mission. See what the moon rover mission means for China.
27 November 2013, 01:32 PM ET
Amid one of the busiest travel weeks for Americans, NASA released a nighttime image of the nation from space, illuminating the arteries of transportation that will get so much use around Thanksgiving Day.
27 November 2013, 09:19 AM ET
The NASA 952 undergoes testing following the crash of a sister Lunar Lander Training Vehicle.
26 November 2013, 03:00 PM ET
British billionaire Sir Richard Branson said his company Virgin Galactic is now accepting the digital-only currency bitcoin for its commercial spaceflights aboard SpaceShipTwo.
26 November 2013, 11:01 AM ET
San Francisco-based startup Planet Labs delivered the 28 tiny satellites that will make up its "Flock 1" fleet to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia earlier this month. The constellation is slated to blast off aboard a private cargo vessel on Dec.
26 November 2013, 09:44 AM ET
A Space Shuttle Main Engine undergoing a full power second test firing.
25 November 2013, 04:00 PM ET
The Progress 53 cargo ship successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a mission to resupply the International Space Station.
25 November 2013, 02:30 PM ET
The ESA's Martian lander will bear the name of the Italian astronomer that once provided detailed maps of the Red Planet's surface. Meet the new Schiaparelli.
25 November 2013, 09:54 AM ET
The spacecraft Galileo is prepared for its trip to Jupiter.
24 November 2013, 10:52 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
23 November 2013, 03:40 PM ET
From an amazing MAVEN spacecraft launch toward the Red Planet to stunning images by astronauts aboard the International Space Station, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Nov. 23, 2013.
23 November 2013, 02:24 PM ET
From the dazzling nighttime rocket launch to a spectacular set of photos showing the evolution of Comet ISON over the last few months, don't miss these stunning night sky photos by stargazers and readers.
22 November 2013, 07:40 PM ET
JAXA's ISS Program Manager Masazumi Miyake explains how 3 nanosatellites (aka cubesats) were deployed from the Japanese 'Kibo' Experimental Module on Nov. 19. 2013.
22 November 2013, 01:12 PM ET
Launched September 6th, LADEE has been orbiting the Moon for weeks while diagnostics confirmed it's scientific instruments were working correctly, allowing it to begin analyzing the Moon's extremely thin exosphere.
22 November 2013, 12:40 PM ET
Though no Mars sample-return mission is firmly on the books, the European Space Agency has supported the development of a proof-of-concept container built to keep Martian samples safe as they journey from their home world to Earth.
22 November 2013, 07:27 AM ET
A team of NASA researchers is working to reduce the size and amount of dead bugs on a plane wing, a problem that increases fuel use and pollution.
22 November 2013, 07:01 AM ET
Humanity has the skills to deflect a killer asteroid of virtually any size — even one as big as the 6-mile-wide behemoth that killed off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago — as long as the space rock is spotted with enough lead time, experts say.
21 November 2013, 09:49 AM ET
Get the latest news on 3D printing in space. See how NASA and private companies are making space manufacturing and on-demand parts a reality.
20 November 2013, 03:59 PM ET
The Kennedy Space Center's Director (and former astronaut) shares his memories of building the International Space Station with's @MiriKramer and talks about its accomplishments.
20 November 2013, 08:45 AM ET
The International Space Station celebrates its 15th birthday Wednesday (Nov. 20), marking the day in 1998 when a Russian rocket lifted the first piece of the orbiting lab into space.
19 November 2013, 08:20 PM ET
A rocket blasted 29 satellites into orbit Tuesday in a record-setting night launch that lit up the sky across the East Coast. The ORS-3 mission lifted off atop a Minotaur 1 rocket at 8:15 p.m. EST from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
19 November 2013, 03:03 PM ET
NASA's newest moon orbiter LADEE is zapping data back to Earth via laser beam as part of a push to develop sophisticated interplanetary communications systems that don't rely on radio waves.
19 November 2013, 09:48 AM ET
NASA's Peregrine Hybrid Sounding Rocket motor was hot-fire tested at Ames Research Center on Nov. 12, 2013. It uses paraffin-based fuel and nitrous oxide as the oxidizer for highly efficient combustion. (looped)
19 November 2013, 07:01 AM ET
VASIMR technology, which has been in development for 25 years, could dramatically cut travel times to Mars, clean up space junk and deflect dangerous asteroids, among other things, advocates say.
19 November 2013, 06:00 AM ET
The United States military's ORS-3 mission is slated to blast off Tuesday night carrying 29 different satellites — the most ever in a single launch. Here is a description of most of the satellites provided by the U.S. Operationally Responsive Space Office
18 November 2013, 01:12 PM ET
The first satellite designed and built by high school students will blast into space with NASA's PhoneSat 2.4 mission Tuesday. The two tiny spacecraft will catch a ride on a rocket carrying a record-setting 29 satellites to orbit.
18 November 2013, 07:00 AM ET
NASA plans to launch its Maven Mars orbiter Monday, kicking off a mission that differs from the space agency's previous Red Planet efforts. Here's a look back at the discoveries made by the spacecraft that have circled Mars over the last 40 years.
16 November 2013, 08:54 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?