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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.
24 January 2014, 06:00 AM ET
For 10 years the robots have roved across Mars, making exciting discoveries about water in the planet's past.
23 January 2014, 10:00 PM ET
The 3.8-ton TDRS-L spacecraft lifted off at 9:33 p.m. EST tonight (0233 GMT Friday) from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, its Atlas 5 rocket searing an arc of bright-orange flame into the dark sky as it climbed.
23 January 2014, 09:45 PM ET
The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-L) launched aboard an Atlas 5 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center on Jan. 23rd, 2013. It will join and upgrade NASA's network of satellites that makes non-stop communication with satellites and the ISS.
23 January 2014, 09:34 PM ET
See photos of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite L (TDRS-L) ahead of its planned Jan. 23, 2014 launch atop an Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
23 January 2014, 07:21 PM ET
Engineers have developed wall-crawling robots utilizing 'dry adhesive' technology inspired by gecko lizards. ESA and the Simon Fraser University are pioneering the effort for their possible use in space.
23 January 2014, 05:22 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows a prototype Polish-built plasma thruster during test firing within an airless chamber at ESA’s Propulsion Laboratory.
23 January 2014, 04:48 PM ET
Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser spacecraft has come a long way. This video shows how the ship was put together, the pilots trained, and the ship tested over the past few years in preparation for a test launch in 2016 and human pilot flights in 2017.
23 January 2014, 10:49 AM ET
The third generation advanced Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-L) will deliver a boost in transmitting power and a higher frequency band for video and data. It is set to launch on January 23rd, 2014.TDRS-L and Atlas V Readied for Liftoff
23 January 2014, 10:30 AM ET
2014 is shaping up to be the year of earth science for NASA, with five missions devoted to studying our planets surface, atmosphere, changing climate, weather, and more.
23 January 2014, 10:04 AM ET
The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) network work in conjunction with ground stations to delivers non stop coverage to Earth satellites and the ISS.