19 September 2013, 03:28 PM ET
Small, serpentine robots could help Mars rovers collect soil samples from crevices beneath rocks and other hard-to-reach places, and they could pull their wheeled siblings to safety if the bigger vehicles get bogged down in soft sand.
19 September 2013, 06:00 AM ET
Members of the public, industry professionals and academics have descended upon Houson for the third annual 100-Year Starship symposium, which will discuss what the world needs to do to make interstellar travel a reality in the next 100 years.
18 September 2013, 12:28 PM ET
The third in a series of highly secure U.S. military communications satellites successfully launched in the early morning hours of Sept. 18 aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
17 September 2013, 05:31 PM ET
NASA is asking a new community to help them stop killer asteroids from impacting Earth. Agency officials will attend the World Maker Faire in New York City this weekend to enlist the help of innovators to help protect Earth against space rocks.
17 September 2013, 05:25 PM ET
The United States military is kick-starting a suborbital hypersonic vehicle program that also aims to launch payloads into orbit on the cheap. The new XS-1 program is run by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
17 September 2013, 04:50 PM ET
Scandinavian-based Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF) believes a great alternative to Mars' rovers maybe slithering robotics. They are working with Norwegian company Robotnor on many uses for the robots.
16 September 2013, 06:00 PM ET
Sail ships might be the spacecraft that first take human technology to distant stars. Giant sails propelled by the sun's or a laser's energy could be the most viable option for interstellar spaceflight in the not-too-distant future.
16 September 2013, 03:30 PM ET
High-speed eruptions of charged particles from the sun may be to blame for recent failures of satellites that people rely on to watch TV and use the Internet, a new study finds.
16 September 2013, 10:47 AM ET
Apollo 14 Commander Alan Shepard stands next to the "rickshaw."
16 September 2013, 10:36 AM ET
Humanity has reached a bottleneck this century: Technical developments could cause catastrophic damage to the planet, or they could save us from our man-made quandary.
15 September 2013, 10:16 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
13 September 2013, 06:00 PM ET
See photos of space-y LEGO toys in space, about space and the the winners of a NASA contest for future flying machines in this SPACE.com gallery.
13 September 2013, 09:26 AM ET
Take a deep breath and dive under the ocean with ESA and NASA astronauts, who recently arrived at the underwater habitat Aquarius to train for life in space at the bottom of the sea.
13 September 2013, 05:25 AM ET
A refurbished Clinton-era satellite that languished in storage for years is now on track to launch in early 2015. The mission, called the Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR for short, is meeting its budget and schedule requirements.
12 September 2013, 01:14 PM ET
A gravity-mapping European satellite nearing the end of its fuel supply will make an uncontrolled plunge back to Earth, likely in October, AFP reported. Most of the satellite will burn up in the atmosphere, but a quarter of it likely will survive reentry.
12 September 2013, 12:00 PM ET
Space fans, rejoice! NASA is extending its social media reach by launching a new Instagram account, giving people the chance to share out-of-this-world photos on the go, according to agency officials.
12 September 2013, 09:51 AM ET
Technicians move a container with experiments for irradiation.
11 September 2013, 11:27 AM ET
TextureCam, a technology whose development is led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is designed to take pictures of rocks in 3-D and prioritize the ones that are most scientifically interesting. The smart camera could be used on Mars or more distant lo
11 September 2013, 11:21 AM ET
Despite landing on its side, the Soyuz capsule carrying Commander Pavel Vinogradov (at 60, the oldest person to land in a Soyuz), Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin, and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy landed safely in Kazakhstan on Sept 11th.
11 September 2013, 10:08 AM ET
The Horn reflector antenna pioneered work in communication satellites.
10 September 2013, 01:53 PM ET
NASA’s Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT) project has completed the longest duration test for a Space propulsion system (48,000 hours/5 1/2 years). This look inside the thrusters discharge chamber shows how it works.
10 September 2013, 07:00 AM ET
SpaceX aims to launch an upgraded version of its Falcon 9 rocket from a newly refurbished pad at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on Saturday (Sept. 14) in a mission that will also attempt to recover the rocket's first stage.
09 September 2013, 12:36 PM ET
In this fixed camera view, SpaceX's Grasshopper makes a lateral movement of 300 feet before returning to its launchpad, but not before startling a nearby herd of cows.
09 September 2013, 11:40 AM ET
The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) launched toward the moon Friday (Sept. 6) in a dazzling nighttime liftoff. The mission, which is aimed at exploring long-standing mysteries of the moon's atmosphere and lunar dust, is also the fir
09 September 2013, 07:12 AM ET
The strange activities of three Chinese satellites in orbit has space experts guessing at what is taking place in orbit. China launched the satellite trio in July, and some wonder if anti-satellite technology is being tested.
08 September 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Forty-seven years ago today, a science fiction icon was born that would live long, and definitely prosper. I'm talking, of course, about the original TV series of "Star Trek," which launched the U.S.S. Enterprise into our hearts on Sept.
06 September 2013, 05:01 PM ET
Serial innovator Elon Musk is living up to his reputation as a real-life Tony Stark. In a new video, Musk shows off the excessively cool "Iron Man"-like tech that is quite literally at his fingertips inside the rocket-making labs of his company SpaceX.
06 September 2013, 03:54 PM ET
A new exhibit dedicated to the Delta Clipper Experimental rocket, or DC-X for short, is being prepared for display at the New Mexico Space History Museum, and officials hope to build a replica of the pioneering prototype over the next year.
06 September 2013, 01:27 PM ET
Twenty years after it made its first flight, the Delta Clipper Experimental, or DC-X, is getting its day in a museum. An exhibit honoring the reusable rocket prototype is being prepared at the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo.
06 September 2013, 12:14 PM ET
A laser communications experiment aboard NASA's LADEE spacecraft, which is launching tonight, could open up interplanetary bandwidth possibilities for high-speed transmissions — including 3D video during robotic asteroid landings.
06 September 2013, 12:09 PM ET
NASA's Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration is a novel test of next-generation communications tech. See how the system works in this SPACE.com infographic.
06 September 2013, 11:32 AM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory captured imagery of Mars' moon Phobos eclipsing the Sun on August 19th, 2013. It also captured the shadow cast by the eclipse.