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04 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Astronauts have been installing special equipment that will launch 33 "cubesats" from the space station this month, with the first round of ejections scheduled to take place on Thursday (Feb. 6).
03 February 2014, 03:59 PM ET
A CubeSat deployer brought to the International Space Station on the Cyngus capsule in January has been installed in in the Japanese Experiment Module Airlock and will start deploying the tiny satellites Februay 6th.
03 February 2014, 01:06 PM ET
Shimizu Corporation is developing plans to install a belt of solar cells around the equator of the Moon to beam energy via safe microwaves and lasers to Earth. A 2035 construction start date would mark 50 years the company has been planning this.
03 February 2014, 10:44 AM ET
Former President Jimmy Carter presents the National Space Club's Goddard Memorial Trophy to NASA Administrator Dr. Robert A. Frosch for efforts in the Voyager mission.
02 February 2014, 11:39 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
01 February 2014, 09:39 AM ET
From incredible images of the U.S. Air Force and the night sky, to a dramatic look at a volcanic eruption seen from space, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Feb. 1, 2014.
01 February 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in January 2014.
31 January 2014, 11:14 AM ET
See images of Xcor's proposed spacecraft, Lynx.
31 January 2014, 11:00 AM ET
A NASA probe orbiting the moon is broadcasting live cosmic tunes from a computer near you. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has a new internet radio station for people who want to check out space weather through music.
31 January 2014, 10:49 AM ET
Viking, the planetary landing spacecraft, is under assembly.
31 January 2014, 10:01 AM ET
From helmets to headsets to football-players-turned astronauts, NASA and the Super Bowl have a number of things in common.
30 January 2014, 07:00 AM ET
See photos and images from NASA's LADEE mission to study moon dust and the lunar atmosphere like never before. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer launches in 2013 to probe the moon's tenuous atmosphere.
30 January 2014, 06:45 AM ET
Astrobiologists are developing 'intelligent' instruments that could help future robotic explorers make their own decisions about where and how to collect data on Mars and other solar system bodies.
29 January 2014, 11:24 AM ET
Sound suppression testing of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) is underway at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. A 5% scale model of the rocket was fired in an acoustic test chamber with >250 ports for microphones and transducers.
29 January 2014, 07:00 AM ET
See photos from China's Chang'e 3 moon rover and lander mission launching in December 2013. The mission includes the Yutu (Jade Rabbit) rover.
29 January 2014, 06:45 AM ET
The X-37B launched on Dec. 11, 2012, meaning that it has been aloft for 413 days as of Tuesday (Jan. 28) on the third mission for the program. The endurance record is 469 days, set during the second flight, which launched in 2011.
28 January 2014, 06:00 PM ET
Meet 'Abigaille:' a six-legged gecko-inspired robot that might be able to climb walls in space with sticky feet, borrowed from nature. The wall-walking robot is still in its experimental phase, but its creators hope lead to spaceship hull droids.
28 January 2014, 05:25 PM ET
MarsCrew134's crew engineer Ewan Reid is testing a rover carrying a terrain mapping pair of stereo cameras and equipment to test long range robotic control during a two week human Mars mission simulation in high altitude Utah.
28 January 2014, 11:37 AM ET
NASA' s Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX) will take measurements in the Pacific Ocean's tropical tropopause (layer of atmosphere, 55,000-65,000 Feet above sea level). It'll provide data on changes in moisture and chemical composition.
28 January 2014, 06:34 AM ET
Urthecast officials think the project could also motivate people to take better care of the planet, by giving them an astronaut's-eye view of Earth as a small and fragile outpost of life hanging alone in the blackness of space.
27 January 2014, 09:08 PM ET
China's first lunar rover successfully landed on the moon in December, but a malfunction is jeopardizing its three-month mission.
27 January 2014, 05:10 PM ET
NASA is looking for good ideas about how to send a robot back to the surface of the moon. The space agency's new Lunar CATALYST is designed to give private entities a chance to develop robotic moon landers with help from NASA.
26 January 2014, 12:40 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
26 January 2014, 10:45 AM ET
NASA's robot butler for astronauts, Robonaut 2, is still waiting for its legs to be delivered to the space station. In the meantime, video of the robot's twin on Earth shows how its climbing legs will allow the droid to move with eerie elegance.
25 January 2014, 12:03 PM ET
From an image of a strange 'Jelly Doughnut' rock, to a new look at a cosmic lagoon, as well as striking images of a new supernova, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Jan. 25, 2014.
24 January 2014, 12:13 PM ET
See photos of NASA's amazing RoboSimian robot, an adept robot to aid space exploration and Earth life built by engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The robot competed in DARPA's Robotics Challenge in December 2013.
24 January 2014, 12:00 PM ET
A new private space plane expected to eventually deliver astronauts into orbit has a launch date and a rocket to launch it into space.
24 January 2014, 12:00 PM ET
RoboSimian was one of 16 robots that competed last month in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials in Homestead, Fla. The two-day competition was designed to test the robots' abilities to carry out basic disaster-relief tasks.
24 January 2014, 11:43 AM ET
The Lunar Module Spider is attached to the Saturn IVB in Earth orbit.
24 January 2014, 10:06 AM ET
After 10 years on the Martian surface, the rover continues to deliver new discoveries about the 4th planet from the Sun. Here are some of the highlights.
24 January 2014, 10:02 AM ET
The harsh conditions have created issues with a piece of machinery that has not been serviced by human hands in over 10 years. The Opportunity team discusses what they have had to contend with.
24 January 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Rover deputy principal investigator Ray Arvidson, of Washington University in St. Louis, submitted a personal Spirit and Opportunity Top 10 list to SPACE.com to mark the mission's 10 years of Mars exploration.