22 January 2013, 11:10 AM ET
An image of the "Spider" in ascent stage, after the descent stage had dropped.
22 January 2013, 12:01 AM ET
Deep Space Industries, Inc. plans to launch its first prospecting probes in 2015.
21 January 2013, 02:51 PM ET
Deep Space Industries plans to tap the many riches space rocks harbor.
21 January 2013, 12:03 PM ET
An artist's conception of the proposed "Freedom" space station hoped to be a reality in the 1990s.
20 January 2013, 09:32 AM ET
From a nebula that looks like a manatee to the last shots of the moon by the doomed GRAIL probe , don't miss these amazing space pictures.
19 January 2013, 10:35 AM ET
The robotic "hedgehogs" could ride the Phobos Surveyor spacecraft to Mars in a few decades.
18 January 2013, 03:39 PM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory takes photos at a higher definition than Ultra-HD TVs can display.
18 January 2013, 09:17 AM ET
The Lunar Module known as Spider is in lunar landing configuration.
17 January 2013, 06:12 PM ET
Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece became the first laser message to a spacecraft.
17 January 2013, 01:48 PM ET
A digital image of Leonardo da Vinci's painting became the first transmission via laser to a satellite in lunar orbit. Lasers offer a more efficient way to 'talk' with spacecraft. The beam traveled ~240,000mi to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
17 January 2013, 01:24 PM ET
TopCoder, a competitive community of programers, has announced a $30,000 competition to help NASA optimize the position of the International Space Station's (ISS) solar array and minimize shadows on the station's longerons.
17 January 2013, 11:33 AM ET
At the Plum Brook Facility a worker paints the quadrant wall.
17 January 2013, 10:23 AM ET
Russia likely launched three Rodnik-class military communications satellites.
17 January 2013, 10:20 AM ET
European space officials are seeking ideas to help develop a mission to knock an asteroid off its course.
16 January 2013, 05:09 PM ET
The Robotic Refueling Mission activities will continue after a software issue is resolved.
16 January 2013, 03:28 PM ET
In a crucial demonstration of new technical methodologies, NASA engineers will simulate the transfer of fuel in space with nothing but robots doing the physical work. Called the Robotic Refueling Mission, it's a major step for robotics in space.
16 January 2013, 03:14 PM ET
This animation shows the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module's extraction and installation on the International Space Station. The BEAM is a module built by the private spaceflight company Bigelow Aerospace.
16 January 2013, 09:40 AM ET
As silly as the Death Star petition sounds, the idea of mega-weapons in space is nothing new.
15 January 2013, 01:33 PM ET
Towed behind a large transport aircraft like the Boeing 747, this concept glider conceived by NASA Dryden Flight Research Center would carry a booster rocket capable of launching payloads into low Earth orbit.
14 January 2013, 03:27 PM ET
A physicist hopes his science fiction book can help fund a laser-powered EMP defense against guided missiles.
13 January 2013, 10:00 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
12 January 2013, 11:00 AM ET
From a "bone" in the Milky Way's skeleton structure to the universe's largest spiral galaxy, don't miss these amazing space pictures.
12 January 2013, 10:18 AM ET
It would cost $850 quadrillion to build a real-life Death Star, officials say.
11 January 2013, 10:34 PM ET
Don't miss these highlights from the "Super Bowl of Astronomy" in January 2013.
11 January 2013, 06:24 PM ET
The winners programmed testing satellites that maneuvered in the cabin of the International Space Station.