Tech Archive
22 May 2014, 04:54 PM ET
Next Thursday (May 29), the company will unveil the crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft, which SpaceX hopes will be ferrying people to and from the International Space Station a few short years from now.
22 May 2014, 04:06 PM ET
The U.S. Navy successfully launched a Standard Missile-3 — traditionally a ship-based, anti-ballistic missile — from an onshore launch site for the first time, military officials announced today (May 21).
22 May 2014, 03:35 PM ET
The U.S. Department of Defense's Missile Defense Agency conducted a test of Aegis Ashore Weapon System with the launch of the SM-3 Block IB guided missile from Kauai, Hawaii.
22 May 2014, 11:34 AM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX is building a giant rocket called the Falcon Heavy. See images of the planned Falcon Heavy heavy-lift booster in this Space.com gallery.
22 May 2014, 09:07 AM ET
See launch photos for the May 22, 2014 launch of an Atlas 5 rocket carrying the classified NROL-33 satellite in this Space.com gallery. The United Launch Alliance launched the mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.
21 May 2014, 03:49 PM ET
Should recent geopolitical events ultimately prompt the U.S. government to build a domestic alternative to the Russian-built RD-180 engine that powers one of its workhorse rockets, it probably makes more sense to develop one from scratch.
21 May 2014, 02:37 PM ET
The Satellite Sentinel Project — which has been using spacecraft imagery to monitor human rights abuses in Sudan and South Sudan since December 2010 — will also now conduct investigations, following the money trails that fund mass atrocities.
21 May 2014, 11:44 AM ET
The Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) aka Dextre, will replace a faulty camera near the elbow of its attached robotic arm. This will be the first self-repair conducted by the the robot.
21 May 2014, 08:33 AM ET
Space.com shadowed a group of students from the University of California, San Diego who were selected by NASA to test an experiment on board a zero-gravity flight.
21 May 2014, 06:12 AM ET
Spirit and Opportunity, the Mars rovers, have outlived and outlasted any spacecraft on the surface of the red planet. Take a look at some of their latest Mars photos.
20 May 2014, 04:01 PM ET
Big Joe, a test rocket, had a successful yet failed test flight.
20 May 2014, 03:54 PM ET
Boeing and Samsung are teaming up to find new ways to incorporate mobile technology and applications into the CST-100 spacecraft, which Boeing is developing as part of NASA's commercial crew program.
20 May 2014, 06:00 AM ET
The space agency's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test vehicle is now fully assembled at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii — the site of its first flight trial, which is currently scheduled for June 3.
19 May 2014, 04:18 PM ET
See photos and images of NASA's ISEE-3 spacecraft, a probe launched in 1978 that is returning for an Earth flyby in August 2014, in this Space.com gallery.
19 May 2014, 03:55 PM ET
The Advanced Tactics Black Knight Transformer successfully completed its first flight on March 22nd, 2014. The truck and its eight propellors can perform autonomous casualty evacuation and cargo resupply missions.
19 May 2014, 02:49 PM ET
NASA has shortlisted three potential commercial partners for non-funded agreements as part of the agency's quest to land robotic spacecraft on the moon.
19 May 2014, 10:46 AM ET
In the winter of 1997-1998, severe weather events were recorded across the continental U.S.. For month leading in the winter, warm (El Niño) conditions persisted in the Pacific Ocean. NASA's Jason-2 satellite is monitoring in 2014.
19 May 2014, 09:14 AM ET
The jetpack was demoed at the Smithsonian Magazine hosted event on Saturday May 17th, 2014 in Washington D.C..
16 May 2014, 08:46 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
16 May 2014, 07:21 AM ET
The bold asteroid-redirect plan may also feature the first in-space test of the "enhanced gravity tractor" technique, which could help steer dangerous space rocks away from Earth.
15 May 2014, 02:57 AM ET
For astronauts flying in space, spacesuits are a must-have accessory. But spacesuit technology has come a long way since the dawn of human spaceflight. Tonight, MIT professor Dava Newman will discuss her BioSuit spacesuit design and you can watch it live.
14 May 2014, 05:11 PM ET
Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins shows how the Canadarm 2 (ISS robotic arm) is controlled by astronauts to snare the Orbital Science Cygnus and SpaceX Dragon spacecrafts. -- See SpaceX Dragon Capture: http://goo.gl/zKQxde
14 May 2014, 04:01 AM ET
Spacesuits are vital for astronauts. They protect space travelers during launch and landing, and allow trips outside for spacewalks to make repairs or upgrades. See photos of how spacesuits have evolved during the first decades of human spaceflight.
13 May 2014, 11:12 AM ET
Astronauts Stan Love and Steve Bowen descended into NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory pool on Friday (May 9) to test out spacewalking techniques that could be used to explore a captured asteroid a decade or so from now.
13 May 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A newly christened telescope imager built to snap photos of alien planets around distant stars is the most sensitive camera of its kind, according to preliminary test. The Gemini Planet Imager (GPI), installed on the Gemini South telescope in Chile, is de
12 May 2014, 09:32 AM ET
NASA is testing a next generation Modified Advanced Crew Escape Suit (MACES), formerly ACES, for possible use on extravehicular activities. Astronauts Stan Love and Steve Bowen, tested the suits underwater in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab.
11 May 2014, 11:26 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
10 May 2014, 01:11 PM ET
From a brilliant image of the Flame Nebula to magnetic 'fingerprints' of the Milky Way, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for May 10, 2014.
10 May 2014, 12:47 PM ET
From a fireball blazing across the daytime sky to a stunning moonrise over Ocean City, don't miss these spectacular night sky images by stargazers and Space.com readers.
09 May 2014, 05:18 PM ET
NASA's next-generation Z-2 spacesuit prototype is an evolution ahead of its predecessor, the Z-1. See how NASA's futuristic Z-2 spacesuit works in this Space.com infographic.
09 May 2014, 03:09 PM ET
While the plot of the hit Hollywood film 'Gravity' is fictional, the United States must bolster efforts to address the alarming amount of space junk, or risk grappling with potentially catastrophic collisions with debris in orbit, lawmakers said today.
09 May 2014, 03:08 PM ET
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) with the House Science, Space & Technology Subcommittee on Space conducted a hearing on how to prevent a real life 'Gravity'.