Tech Archive
08 September 2014, 12:48 PM ET
A brief history of orbital sea ice observatories from the Tiros weather satellites of the 1960's to the ICE-Sat 2 scheduled for launch in 2016. -- Part I: Pre-Space Age: http://goo.gl/7vTqwE
06 September 2014, 11:56 AM ET
From Comet Jacques to a coronal mass ejection, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Sept. 6, 2014.
05 September 2014, 05:29 PM ET
The Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama recently tested the injectors. Liquid oxygen and gaseous hydrogen were mixed and produced 20,000 lbs of thrust at over 6,000°F.
05 September 2014, 01:04 PM ET
Have you ever wished you could have your own personal satellite? One company is on a mission to put high-altitude balloons, akin to floating satellites, into the hands of space enthusiasts.
05 September 2014, 12:34 PM ET
Robots built by students from around the world will face off in a competition designed to test how well these wheeled explorers might one day get around on the surface of Mars.
05 September 2014, 09:44 AM ET
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft is carrying a bevy of internationally made instruments for imagery and spectroscopy of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This animation highlights the wavelengths and fields of view the instruments can scan.
03 September 2014, 06:20 AM ET
China's space program has set its sights on an ambitious feat of lunar exploration: robotically landing a probe on the moon and returning lunar samples back to Earth.
03 September 2014, 06:01 AM ET
A dark, spider-shaped cloud of cosmic gas blocks out light from stars in a new image taken by a telescope in the Southern Hemisphere.
02 September 2014, 05:46 PM ET
The technology powering robotic arms in space could be used to perform minor surgeries for children on Earth.
02 September 2014, 04:30 PM ET
The 3D printer, which is scheduled to launch toward the orbiting lab Sept. 19 aboard SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo capsule, could help lay the foundation for an in-space manufacturing economy, agency officials say.
02 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
The time has come -- the little Mars rover needs its first memory wipe.
30 August 2014, 12:22 PM ET
From donning a new space suit to a beautiful star explosion, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Aug. 30, 2014.
29 August 2014, 03:52 PM ET
A new NASA mission launched in the Arctic this week could help scientists learn more about Earth's changing climate.
29 August 2014, 01:28 PM ET
The U.S. Air Force's mysterious unmanned space plane has winged beyond 600 days in orbit on a classified military mission that seems to have no end.
29 August 2014, 07:30 AM ET
Spacesuit makers Final Frontiers Design gave Space.com's @MiriKramer their latest generation suit to try on. The company, that was founded by Ted Southern and Nikolay Moiseev, is offering a "Space Suit Experience" to customers.
28 August 2014, 04:01 PM ET
In 2009, two previously competing designers teamed up to build a spacesuit glove as part of a NASA competition. After taking home second prize and winning $100,000 for their high-tech creation, Ted Southern and Nikolay Moiseev decided to go into business
28 August 2014, 11:39 AM ET
Do we live in a 2D hologram? Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) are conducting an experiment to probe the nature of space-time.
27 August 2014, 03:44 PM ET
Effective Space Solutions' microsatellite, called "The DeOrbiter", will be able to grapple satellites and tow them to their correct orbits. Useful for satellites that are launched into incorrect orbits or for towing to 'graveyard' orbits.
26 August 2014, 07:36 PM ET
A look at Masten Space System's plans for the U.S. military's proposed Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) vehicle. Masten is one of three companies holding XS-1 design contracts.
26 August 2014, 08:46 AM ET
The U.S. Army launched a prototype hypersonic weapon test from Alaska on Monday (Aug. 25), only to destroy the superfast vehicle seconds later when something went wrong.
25 August 2014, 02:01 PM ET
NASA is developing a band of autonomous robots called "swarmies" that use radio waves to communicate with each other and may one day be used to explore the moon or Mars.
24 August 2014, 09:12 AM ET
The launch service provider Arianespace confirmed late Friday (Aug. 22) that two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation network were released into the wrong orbit after launching aboard a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana.
23 August 2014, 12:54 PM ET
From Venus and Jupiter taking center stage, to spectacular auroras, don't miss these amazing objects to watch in the night sky.
23 August 2014, 10:56 AM ET
The Galileo constellation will consist of 30 satellites (First two failed to reach correct orbit - see the launch). The European Space Agency hopes to launch the satellites once every 3 to 4 months.
23 August 2014, 07:52 AM ET
A SpaceX F9R reusable rocket protoype exploded over McGregor, Texas, on Friday (Aug. 22) during a complicated test flight. See video of debris falling from the sky here.
22 August 2014, 04:12 PM ET
This week, aerospace firm Northrop Grumman released artwork depicting its conception of the XS-1 space plane, which it's designing under a $3.9 million contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
22 August 2014, 03:07 PM ET
The U.S. military is developing the XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane to launch space missions faster and cheaper than ever before. See photos and images of the DARPA-led XS-1 space plane project in this Space.com gallery.
21 August 2014, 12:00 PM ET
As SpaceX gets ready to launch astronauts into space in the coming years, the California-based company is also pushing the frontier in another field: 3D printing.
21 August 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A new atomic clock is due for installation on the International Space Station in 2016, ushering in a new age of physics experiments probing the relationship between space and time.
20 August 2014, 04:49 PM ET
A pair of rovers – one four-wheel robot and one two-wheel robot which can rappel on a tether– will work together to survey vertical lunar features.
20 August 2014, 04:42 PM ET
“Hakuto" means “white rabbit" in Japanese whose mythology, depicts the image seen on the moon as a rabbit not as a face.
20 August 2014, 04:37 PM ET
Rough terrain is a fact of life for planetary rovers. Hakuto designs rover systems as small as possible and to utilize commercial of the shelf components. But will these choices conspire against the rover's survival?