Tech Archive
03 April 2014, 02:21 AM ET
Matter's strange cousin may interact differently with gravity, meaning it may actually fall up. A new experiment to weigh antimatter could solve this physics mystery.
01 April 2014, 06:00 PM ET
NASA has developed a line of tiny spacecraft based on commercial smartphones, in an attempt to demonstrate how well cheap, off-the-shelf electronics can perform and survive in the space environment.
31 March 2014, 05:27 PM ET
NASA's plan to lasso an asteroid, bring it into a stable orbit near the moon and let astronauts visit it might sound ambitious, but the space agency is looking at a couple different ways to make it happen.
31 March 2014, 04:34 PM ET
The engines of NASA's space shuttle will be reborn for the space agency's newest rocket, designed to take humans deeper into space than ever before.
31 March 2014, 01:01 PM ET
NASA technicians at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory inspect and repair damage inside the Huygens probe before its successful launch.
30 March 2014, 01:45 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
29 March 2014, 09:00 AM ET
This summer, astronauts on the International Space Station will test technology that may someday allow humans to remotely control robotic probes on alien worlds.
29 March 2014, 08:00 AM ET
Astronauts, rocket-makers and other space leaders are set to descend on Southern California next week for the Space Tech Expo and Conference 2014. Now in its third year, the three-day trade show will take place April 1-3 in Long Beach.
28 March 2014, 05:35 PM ET
A look at the U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane, which has flown three secret, long-duration missions in Earth orbit to date.
28 March 2014, 02:07 PM ET
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory could be as significant an innovation as the telescope. This story of passionate creative researchers striving to understand the fabric of our Universe premieres Tuesday April 15 at Space.com.
28 March 2014, 07:01 AM ET
NASA's robotic refueling missions aim to develop tech that will extend the lifetime and improve the capabilities of satellites already in orbit, as well as those to be launched.
27 March 2014, 11:44 AM ET
The U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane has broken its own all-time endurance record in orbit after more than 470 days of circling the Earth on a mystery mission for the American military.
27 March 2014, 11:42 AM ET
Skywatcher Kevin Fetter of Brockville, Ontario in Canada shot this March 9, 2014 video of the U.S. military's X-37B space plane passing by the moon. The robotic US Air Force space plane surpassed 470 days in orbit, an endurance record, in March 2014.
27 March 2014, 07:11 AM ET
NASA's plan to capture an asteroid and park it near the moon is only one step on the way to Mars, NASA chief Charles Bolden said Wednesday (March 26). The space agency is planning an ambitious mission to send a robotic spacecraft to an asteroid.
27 March 2014, 06:54 AM ET
The space agency is asking the public to select the "cover layer" for its prototype Z-2 spacesuit, which officials say should be fully constructed by November. You can vote for one of three options through April 15.
27 March 2014, 02:41 AM ET
For rocket engineer Edward Miyashiro, inspiration came from the space race and a curious mind — but do U.S. students have the inspiration to eventually take his place?
26 March 2014, 11:16 AM ET
This technical rendition of Atlantis docked to the Kristall module of the Russian Mir Space Station shows the largest space platform ever assembled.
26 March 2014, 07:01 AM ET
One NASA astronaut launching to the International Space Station in May is ready to 3D print in space. Astronaut Reid Wiseman, bound for the station in May, is looking forward to setting up a 3D printer on the orbiting outpost.
25 March 2014, 02:46 PM ET
This 360-degree mosaic panorama of the Milky Way was taken over ten years by the Spitzer Space Telescope.
25 March 2014, 10:55 AM ET
The Communication Technology Satellite, a high-powered spacecraft resulting from five years of cooperation between NASA and Canada's Department of Communications, was launched in January of 1976.
25 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The White House's 2015 budget request includes $27 million for DARPA's XS-1, a reusable space plane concept vehicle that could make its initial test flight in 2018. In all, DARPA expects to spend $800 million on space programs from 2015 through 2018.
24 March 2014, 06:34 PM ET
The technology to make lunar missions routine is on the horizon, says Astrobotic CEO John Thornton.
24 March 2014, 11:54 AM ET
Robotic rovers drive differently when under the lower gravity of Mars or the moon. Astrobotic carefully tests its robots under these different gravitational forces.
24 March 2014, 11:17 AM ET
Astronaut Bruce McCandless II exits the EMU after successful deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope.
24 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A flower-shaped spacecraft may help scientists see Earth-like alien worlds like never before. Called a 'starshade,' the huge, sunflower-like spacecraft would deploy to its full size in space, blocking the light of distant stars.
24 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists have identified a dozen or so promising targets for NASA's asteroid-capture mission, which seeks to drag a small rock — or a piece of a larger one — into a stable orbit around the moon, where it would be visited by astronauts down the road.
23 March 2014, 12:32 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
22 March 2014, 01:27 PM ET
From stunning 3D Views of the universe to an HD moon map revealing a lunar North Pole like never before, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 22, 2014.
22 March 2014, 08:06 AM ET
Space tourism and space-based real estate are ushering in a new era of human spaceflight, but their success of private spaceflight will depend on ensuring safety and reducing the cost, experts say.
21 March 2014, 05:34 PM ET
The agency announced today (March 21) that it's seeking proposals for advanced technology-development studies that could bring the asteroid-redirect mission closer to reality and help keep the effort's costs down.
21 March 2014, 02:19 PM ET
The proposed sunflower-shaped structure could launch together with a telescope. It's intended to help in the search for Earth-like planets by blocking starlight that obstructs views of nearby stars.