Tech Archive
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'.
09 May 2014, 11:00 AM ET
A crowd-funded satellite launched to space last month might not get to perform is mission to deploy a fleet of even tinier satellites into orbit.
08 May 2014, 12:06 PM ET
An alternative energy research project, NASA and the ERDA installed this turbine at the Plum Brook Facility.
07 May 2014, 03:50 PM ET
NASA is now live-streaming views of Earth from space captured by four commercial high-definition video cameras that were installed on the exterior of the International Space Station last month.
07 May 2014, 01:00 PM ET
With the Illustris Simulation, astrophysicists have accurately modeled the correct mix of spiral, elliptical and irregular galaxies to show how all elements more complex than hydrogen or helium got their start. Full Story: http://goo.gl/JGDUmF
06 May 2014, 12:13 PM ET
Two companies using 3D printing technology recently finished crafting simulators for key pieces of a satellite after two weeks and dozens of hours of work.
05 May 2014, 04:15 PM ET
A new kit lets kids and adults alike perform experiments and build models of real spacecraft, just like the scientists at NASA.
05 May 2014, 03:15 PM ET
Just a few weeks after its last reusable rocket test, SpaceX did it again – and then some. The latest flight of the Falcon 9 Reusable rocket showed the machine soaring to 3,300 feet (1,000 meters), about four times the altitude of the test before.
05 May 2014, 11:54 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
03 May 2014, 02:07 AM ET
Digging deeper into the findings from BICEP2 — how and what drove the Big Bang.
03 May 2014, 01:36 AM ET
A unique camera system is helping open the moon to next-generation exploration.
02 May 2014, 12:55 PM ET
The Gimbal Rig was designed to simulate the motions of a space capsule, training astronauts to control the craft.
02 May 2014, 11:34 AM ET
The Falcon 9R rocket rose to a height of 3280 feet (1000 meters) in its latest test, posted on May 1st, 2014. The legs were in a fixed down position from launch to landing, but future tests will begin with them stowed.
02 May 2014, 11:29 AM ET
A prototype of NASA's Morpheus lander kicked up a cloud of fake moon dust as it touched down softly on a mock lunar landscape in Florida in this week.
01 May 2014, 06:32 PM ET
One of the largest 3D printed parts ever created was recorded during a machining process that is also used in traditional manufacturing. 3D printer RedEye built the 15 foot long fuel tank simulation for Lockheed Martin's Space Systems Company.
01 May 2014, 05:50 PM ET
NASA's Morpheus lander logged another test flight on April 30th, 2014. Its Autonomous Landing and Hazard Avoidance Technology (ALHAT) identified its primary landing site and targeted the location for landing.
01 May 2014, 11:53 AM ET
Flight 7 of the X-1E suffered another nose gear failure on Rogers Dry Lake bed.
01 May 2014, 11:00 AM ET
The future of space travel requires new technologies and additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, may hold the key. Here's a look at 10 ways 3D printing could change space travel.
01 May 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in April 2014.
30 April 2014, 03:35 PM ET
NASA's futuristic Z-2 spacesuit design is one part Tron and one part Buzz Lightyear. See images of three difference concepts of NASA's new Z-2 astronaut spacesuit in this Space.com gallery.
30 April 2014, 03:30 PM ET
NASA unveiled the new design for its advanced Z-2 spacesuit prototype on Wednesday (April 30) based on a public online vote. The spacesuit is a testbed for technologies that help support astronauts on missions to Mars and beyond.
30 April 2014, 02:44 PM ET
The International Sun-Earth Explorer Cometary Explorer (ISEE-3 / ICE) – launched in 1978 – makes its closest approach to Earth in August 2014.
30 April 2014, 01:48 PM ET
The private space company launched its Dragon capsule on a NASA cargo delivery run to Space Station on April 18th. The Falcon 9’s first stage deployed it’s landing gear and touched the water with essentially no velocity. Launch: http://goo.gl/tqWPBT