26 July 2013, 02:01 PM ET
A NASA call for novel ideas on how to tackle its ambitious mission to capture an asteroid and park it near the moon has paid off in spades, with the agency receiving hundreds of proposals from potential partners. NASA has received more than 400 proposals
26 July 2013, 01:44 PM ET
A European Ariane 5 ECA rocket successfully launched Europe's largest-ever telecommunications satellite and a meteorological spacecraft for India on July 25, 2013, in the rocket's 56th consecutive success.
26 July 2013, 10:01 AM ET
Rocket engine injectors built using 3D-printing technology have passed another round of NASA firing tests, inspiring further confidence among space agency officials that this emerging manufacturing technique can improve the efficiency of space exploration
26 July 2013, 07:34 AM ET
Canada is working on a follow-up project to its successful Canadarm robotic arm series that flew on the space shuttles and space station.
26 July 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Canada has developed a new version of its famed robotic space arm to give exploration of the final frontier a helping hand. The nation's Next-Generation Canadarm program is designed to support missions in both low-Earth orbit and deep space.
25 July 2013, 06:55 PM ET
The new Canadarm's will assist in satellite refuel and repair missions. 15 and 2.5 meter arms and upgraded operation stations are under development.
25 July 2013, 01:42 PM ET
Imagine a sonogram of the Sun: NASA's Interference Region Imaging Spectograph (IRIS) started capturing video 21 hours after opening its telescope door, taking a deep look at solar structure. Image quality will improve after further calibrations.
25 July 2013, 10:46 AM ET
A test version of the Orion capsule was dropped from 35,000 feet above the Arizona desert with one of it's three parachutes intentionally cut away to test if the a failed parachute would interfere with the remaining parachutes.
24 July 2013, 02:43 PM ET
The injector performed just as well as a traditionally manufactured one, under the stress of extreme temperatures and pressure. The test was conducted at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center on June 27th, 2013.
24 July 2013, 01:50 PM ET
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped imagery of the Mars Science Lab and the tracks its made on June 27th, 2013. The rover was studying its final Glenelg area target on the day of the photo-op.
24 July 2013, 10:00 AM ET
Legions of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs are gathering in Silicon Valley this week to discuss the rise and impact of the commercial spaceflight industry. The annual NewSpace conference runs from Thursday through Saturday in San Jose, Calif.
23 July 2013, 07:43 PM ET
Area families came to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on July 14 to launch model rockets and at a 150-foot-wide 'moon.' The contest marked the 44th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch.
23 July 2013, 07:14 PM ET
NASA's next spaceship, the Orion capsule, will be dropped over Arizona Wednesday (July 24) for a parachute test that will be broadcast live in a Google+ Hangout. SPACE.com's Clara Moskowitz will be one of a few reporters participating.
23 July 2013, 08:19 AM ET
How would you like to zip from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than 30 minutes, on the cheap and on your own schedule? Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk says it can be done, and he's going to tell us how next month.
22 July 2013, 06:04 PM ET
NASA's Saturn system probe snapped imagery of the Earth and Moon on July 19th, 2013. Our home planet appears as a not-so-pale blue dot.
22 July 2013, 02:00 PM ET
India plans a feverish schedule of satellite launches in the second half of this year, including liftoff of the country's first robotic Mars mission and a crucial test of an indigenous rocket designed to loft large spacecraft to high-altitude orbits.
22 July 2013, 01:50 PM ET
Is this how the Star Trek medical/environment scanner started out? Scanadu CEO Walter DeBrouwer scans SPACE.com's Clara Moskowitz with his company's non-invasive wireless device and tells her whats under the hood ... in more ways than one.
22 July 2013, 01:07 PM ET
Fox and National Geographic have released the first trailer for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an epic follow up to Carl Sagan's widely renowned space documentary series. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host the new series, premiering in 2014.
22 July 2013, 01:01 PM ET
Boeing threw open the hatch to its new commercial spacecraft, the CST-100, offering a first look inside its capsule to fly NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. See inside Boeinig's first full-scale CST-100 model.
22 July 2013, 07:01 AM ET
Work on the heat shield for NASA's Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle — America's next-generation spacecraft that is expected to transport astronauts on missions beyond low-Earth orbit — is going smoothly.
22 July 2013, 07:00 AM ET
While we may never know all the details of our universe's explosive birth, scientists have been able to piece together quite a bit by studying the ancient light that saturates the cosmos. This cosmic microwave background radiation bears imprints from the
21 July 2013, 12:35 AM ET
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20 July 2013, 10:40 AM ET
From a engine part recovered from Apollo 11 to an experiment that burns a flame in space, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week.
19 July 2013, 03:24 PM ET
NASA has granted funding to a dozen imaginative tech concepts, in the hopes that one or more of them will lead to big breakthroughs in space science and exploration. The 12 ideas were selected under Phase 1 of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program
18 July 2013, 03:19 PM ET
Can this coastal launch site drive commercial development of the Solar System’s frontiers? Gilberto Salinas, Executive VP, Brownsville Economic Development Corporation, discusses a pending SpaceX private spaceport with SPACE.com’s @DavidSkyBrody.
18 July 2013, 01:18 PM ET
NASA's MAVEN mission's Neutral Gas Ion Mass Spectrometer will look at how matter interacts with the solar wind in the Martian atmosphere. This data could reveal why the formally wet Red Planet has become the barren world we see today.
18 July 2013, 07:01 AM ET
Did life on Earth originate on Mars? Or did Earth dispatch life to Mars during an exchange of meteorites between both planets more than 3.5 billion years ago?
18 July 2013, 07:01 AM ET
Flight tests of an engine for the giant space plane Skylon are expected by 2020. The British government and European Space Agency (ESA) are providing $100 million in funding, which will be matched by private financing.
17 July 2013, 03:15 PM ET
A 3D-printed rocket engine injector has passed a major NASA test, potentially heralding a new age of propulsion-system manufacturing, space agency officials say. NASA and Florida-based company Aerojet Rocketdyne put the injector — which was built using 3D
16 July 2013, 10:13 PM ET
Both Padawans and Jedi Masters alike should prepare their thumbs for "Angry Birds Star Wars II," set to release across mobile platforms, game consoles and computers on September 19.
16 July 2013, 09:59 PM ET
Bigger isn't always better. Two roboticists weigh in on just what it would take to make a giant robot—and why humanity should probably look elsewhere for defense against alien invaders.
16 July 2013, 07:09 PM ET
NASA's spacesuits, called Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs) have many layers and systems that combine to keep astronauts alive in the vacuum of space. See how the space clothes double as a 1-person spacesuit in a SPACE.com inforgraphic.