Tech Archive
17 January 2014, 06:30 AM ET
Japanese scientists are getting ready to launch a test of a space junk-cleaning tether, according to press reports.
16 January 2014, 05:21 PM ET
NASA's Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity landed on the Red Planet 10 years ago and the space agency will celebrate with a live webcast event tonight at 10 p.m. EST. Here's how to watch live.
16 January 2014, 01:38 PM ET
The test of China's new "hypersonic glide vehicle," which apparently took place Jan. 9, was not designed to advance the nation's ability to penetrate American missile defense systems, according to Chinese military officials.
16 January 2014, 11:14 AM ET
The European Space Agency is developing a tight-fitting "skinsuit" designed to squeeze the body from the shoulders to the feet, counteracting the lack of gravity in space.
16 January 2014, 07:40 AM ET
An interstellar spacecraft could conceivably be powered by the radiation emitted by a tiny, manmade black hole. Here's a look at what it would take to turn this ambitious idea into reality.
15 January 2014, 09:23 AM ET
The orbiter Discovery shown as it rolls over to the Vehicle Assembly Building.
14 January 2014, 03:09 PM ET
NASA Commercial Crew Program partners Blue Origin, Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corporation and SpaceX are on-track to provide astronauts with rides into orbit at much less cost than government-built vehicles.
14 January 2014, 12:29 PM ET
By surrounding their star with swarms of energy-collecting satellites, advanced civilizations could create Dyson spheres.
14 January 2014, 11:02 AM ET
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory's entry performs in the disaster-response competition at the DARPA Robotics Challenge in December 2013.
14 January 2014, 10:02 AM ET
Look at a picture of the Earth at night, and one would see the world is literally glowing. Now, scientists are starting to look for signs of advanced alien civilizations by the glow given off by technology used to harvest the energy from a star or galaxy.
13 January 2014, 04:49 PM ET
Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station Jan. 27 in a second bid to install two high-definition cameras outside the orbiting lab.
13 January 2014, 12:23 PM ET
New limbs of the robotic ISS crew member, Robonaut 2 (R2), are demonstrated to the 'Waltz of the Blue Danube' music. Legs will increase the mobility of the robot for work in and out of the Space Station.
12 January 2014, 12:21 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
12 January 2014, 08:07 AM ET
Virgin Galactic successfully tested its vehicle again on January 10th, 2014 and reached 71,000 feet (21,641 meters) and a top speed of Mach 1.4. They are still on track to start commercial service later this year.
12 January 2014, 07:50 AM ET
See photos from Orbital Sciences of the first Cygnus cargo mission to the International Space Station in January 2014. The Jan. 8 launch will visible from parts of the U.S. East Coast.
11 January 2014, 05:18 PM ET
From a celestial "Hand of God" to a super-deep look at the universe, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Jan. 11, 2014.
11 January 2014, 09:22 AM ET
See photos from Virgin Galactic's third rocket-powered test flight of the private space plane SpaceShipTwo on Jan. 10, 2014. It was Virgin Galactic's highest flight at the time.
10 January 2014, 02:08 PM ET
Virgin Galactic launched its highest SpaceShipTwo test flight yet, a supersonic rocket-powered flight on Jan. 10 that sent the private space plane streaking 71,000 feet over California's Mojave Desert.
10 January 2014, 09:52 AM ET
Before the Voyager spacecraft were launched in 1977, a prototype was put through vibration tests.
10 January 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Astronomers with the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore are using a 3D printer to turn Hubble images into textured pictures, opening up the wonders of the universe to people who are visually impaired.
08 January 2014, 10:45 AM ET
Astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute (StSci) are experimenting with 3D printers to deliver Hubble imagery to the vision impaired. It is also useful as a learning tool for sighted people.
07 January 2014, 04:52 PM ET
NASA's Spirit and Opportunity rovers landed on the Red Planet 10 years ago. Spirit 'lights' went dim in 2010 but Opportunity is still returning science. NASA administrator Charles Bolden talks about the rovers and NASA's future Mars missions.
06 January 2014, 11:01 AM ET
A NASA space shuttle hangar will serve as the new servicing facility for a fleet of secret military space planes. The Boeing Company will convert Orbiter Processing Facility-1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to support the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle.
06 January 2014, 10:49 AM ET
The Cassini Saturn probe goes though vibration and thermal testing in preparation for its four year mission.
04 January 2014, 11:14 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
04 January 2014, 12:42 PM ET
From astronauts wishing Earth a happy New Year from space to jaw-dropping views of Saturn, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Jan. 4, 2014.
02 January 2014, 11:55 AM ET
Ken Strite inspects the connection between the Space Shuttle Discovery and the external tank to be used during STS-103 mission launch.
02 January 2014, 11:30 AM ET
Golden Spike, acompany developing commercial missions to the moon for launch in 2020, has partnered with Honeybee Robotics to design lunar rovers to accompany the manned expeditions.
01 January 2014, 01:11 PM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in December 2013.
31 December 2013, 04:00 PM ET
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic celebrated a year of new rocket technologies, space ships, certifications, and construction of the first ever spaceport for tourists.
31 December 2013, 03:02 PM ET
The Canadian company UrtheCast and its Russian partners are investigating what went wrong when its new Earth-watching cameras suffered a glitch shortly after being installed outside the International Space Station last week.
31 December 2013, 01:22 PM ET
Canadian company UrtheCast made an agreement with Russia's Federal Space Agency to mount Earth-watching cameras to the hull of the International Space Station. Also, animation of imagery it will provide is shown.