Tech Archive
07 February 2014, 07:21 AM ET
The newest adopter of 3D printing isn't some hobbyist in a basement — it's NASA. The agency is already building some of its customized spacecraft and instrument parts using 3D printing.
06 February 2014, 05:00 PM ET
The late news anchor Walter Cronkite, the planet-hunting Kepler space telescope and a hypersonic aircraft mission are among the people and projects being honored by this year's National Space Club awards.
06 February 2014, 08:42 AM ET
See spectacular photos of rocket launches blasting off for Earth orbit and beyond in 2014 in this Space.com gallery of the year's space missions from around the world.
05 February 2014, 07:00 PM ET
This weekend, the moon’s fortnightly rotation cycle turns China’s lunar rover Yutu (the Jade Rabbit) and its solar panels toward the sun once again … but whether the rover wakes up or not remains to be seen.
05 February 2014, 04:17 PM ET
The $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope, now in what is expected to be the most expensive year of its protracted development, could find itself back in trouble if Congress cannot keep the money coming.
05 February 2014, 11:28 AM ET
The Ranger fleet of spacecraft enabled live transmissions of the moon from lunar orbit.
05 February 2014, 10:53 AM ET
NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission will rendezvous with Asteroid Bennu in 2018. It carries a Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM) that will collect samples of the asteroid from the end of a robotic arm.
04 February 2014, 11:53 AM ET
The James Webb Space Telescope will be able to spot multiple objects at the same time with its NIRspec instrument, the first for a satellite spectrometer.
04 February 2014, 11:44 AM ET
Well, vegetables to be precise. So says a researcher with Russia’s Institute of Biomedical Problems, which is partnered with Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory in an experimental greenhouse named Lada aboard the International Space Station.
04 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Astronauts have been installing special equipment that will launch 33 "cubesats" from the space station this month, with the first round of ejections scheduled to take place on Thursday (Feb. 6).
03 February 2014, 03:59 PM ET
A CubeSat deployer brought to the International Space Station on the Cyngus capsule in January has been installed in in the Japanese Experiment Module Airlock and will start deploying the tiny satellites Februay 6th.
03 February 2014, 01:06 PM ET
Shimizu Corporation is developing plans to install a belt of solar cells around the equator of the Moon to beam energy via safe microwaves and lasers to Earth. A 2035 construction start date would mark 50 years the company has been planning this.
03 February 2014, 10:44 AM ET
Former President Jimmy Carter presents the National Space Club's Goddard Memorial Trophy to NASA Administrator Dr. Robert A. Frosch for efforts in the Voyager mission.
02 February 2014, 11:39 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
01 February 2014, 09:39 AM ET
From incredible images of the U.S. Air Force and the night sky, to a dramatic look at a volcanic eruption seen from space, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Feb. 1, 2014.
01 February 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in January 2014.
31 January 2014, 11:14 AM ET
See images of Xcor's proposed spacecraft, Lynx.
31 January 2014, 11:00 AM ET
A NASA probe orbiting the moon is broadcasting live cosmic tunes from a computer near you. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has a new internet radio station for people who want to check out space weather through music.
31 January 2014, 10:49 AM ET
Viking, the planetary landing spacecraft, is under assembly.
31 January 2014, 10:01 AM ET
From helmets to headsets to football-players-turned astronauts, NASA and the Super Bowl have a number of things in common.
30 January 2014, 07:00 AM ET
See photos and images from NASA's LADEE mission to study moon dust and the lunar atmosphere like never before. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer launches in 2013 to probe the moon's tenuous atmosphere.
30 January 2014, 06:45 AM ET
Astrobiologists are developing 'intelligent' instruments that could help future robotic explorers make their own decisions about where and how to collect data on Mars and other solar system bodies.
29 January 2014, 11:24 AM ET
Sound suppression testing of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) is underway at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. A 5% scale model of the rocket was fired in an acoustic test chamber with >250 ports for microphones and transducers.
29 January 2014, 07:00 AM ET
See photos from China's Chang'e 3 moon rover and lander mission launching in December 2013. The mission includes the Yutu (Jade Rabbit) rover.
29 January 2014, 06:45 AM ET
The X-37B launched on Dec. 11, 2012, meaning that it has been aloft for 413 days as of Tuesday (Jan. 28) on the third mission for the program. The endurance record is 469 days, set during the second flight, which launched in 2011.
28 January 2014, 06:00 PM ET
Meet 'Abigaille:' a six-legged gecko-inspired robot that might be able to climb walls in space with sticky feet, borrowed from nature. The wall-walking robot is still in its experimental phase, but its creators hope lead to spaceship hull droids.
28 January 2014, 05:25 PM ET
MarsCrew134's crew engineer Ewan Reid is testing a rover carrying a terrain mapping pair of stereo cameras and equipment to test long range robotic control during a two week human Mars mission simulation in high altitude Utah.
28 January 2014, 11:37 AM ET
NASA' s Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX) will take measurements in the Pacific Ocean's tropical tropopause (layer of atmosphere, 55,000-65,000 Feet above sea level). It'll provide data on changes in moisture and chemical composition.
28 January 2014, 06:34 AM ET
Urthecast officials think the project could also motivate people to take better care of the planet, by giving them an astronaut's-eye view of Earth as a small and fragile outpost of life hanging alone in the blackness of space.
27 January 2014, 09:08 PM ET
China's first lunar rover successfully landed on the moon in December, but a malfunction is jeopardizing its three-month mission.
27 January 2014, 05:10 PM ET
NASA is looking for good ideas about how to send a robot back to the surface of the moon. The space agency's new Lunar CATALYST is designed to give private entities a chance to develop robotic moon landers with help from NASA.
26 January 2014, 12:40 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?