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15 April 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly asked his nation's air force to hasten its integration of air and space capabilities. Some of the Chinese media framed Xi's request as a response to actions by the United States and other world powers.
15 April 2014, 12:19 PM ET
Milt Thompson climbs into the cockpit of the M2-F2 lifting body research aircraft.
15 April 2014, 11:30 AM ET
The large 4 engine turboprop P-3B Orion airplane was built for the Navy in the 1960's. Today it is flying low over glaciers for NASA's Operation Icebridge.
15 April 2014, 10:00 AM ET
The first total lunar eclipse of 2014 will occur overnight on April 14-15, and mark the beginning of a lunar eclipse tetrad - a group of four back-to-back total lunar eclipses. Space.com is offering complete coverage of the total lunar eclipse.
15 April 2014, 09:35 AM ET
On Tuesday (April 15), Space.com will premiere a new documentary "LIGO, A Passion for Understanding" by filmmaker Kai Staats, which follows scientists using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories (LIGO) to hunt for gravitational waves.
14 April 2014, 01:38 PM ET
The Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule bound for the Space Station, was lifted into its vertical position at its Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch pad. Read more about re-usable tech: http://goo.gl/QUc4zC
13 April 2014, 07:02 PM ET
Astronauts longing for fresh lettuce in orbit will soon have the chance to grow it for themselves: NASA is sending a mini-farm into space. The next SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station will deliver the Veggie experimental farm.
12 April 2014, 06:08 PM ET
On the 17th floor of a building here in the heart of midtown Manhattan, more than 100 computer programmers, software engineers and graphic designers have gathered to take part in NASA's third annual International Space Apps Challenge.
12 April 2014, 07:38 AM ET
SpaceX's third Dragon cargo mission is packed with 5,000 lbs. of vital supplies, including some intriguing technology and science experiments. See some of the best experiments riding the Dragon in this Space.com infographic.
11 April 2014, 02:14 PM ET
NASA is hosting its third annual International Space Apps Challenge this weekend, a global hackathon-type event that pits teams against one another in a fun contest to come up with solutions to address real needs on Earth and in space.
11 April 2014, 01:00 PM ET
The ripples from violent cosmic collisions can be felt far across the universe, and thanks to a new, sensitive detector expected to start collecting data next year, scientists might be able to see evidence of those ripples from Earth for the first time.
11 April 2014, 11:50 AM ET
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is a facility dedicated to the detection of cosmic gravitational waves and the measurement of these waves for scientific research.
10 April 2014, 07:42 PM ET
A supersonic parachute was tested by NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project. A rocket-fired sled and pulley system pulled a one kilometer rope with the parachute attached. - Curiosity's 7 Minutes of Terror: http://goo.gl/BAb8qa
10 April 2014, 02:26 PM ET
The Lunar Landing Research Facility was transformed into a site to conduct crash testing of full-scale aircraft.
10 April 2014, 11:57 AM ET
An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket is counting down to launch the classified NROL-67 satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office today (April 10) at 1:
09 April 2014, 12:05 PM ET
Crowdsourced space apps may find the solutions to some of the planet's most challenging problems.
08 April 2014, 06:00 PM ET
In an effort to spur innovation inside and outside the space industry, NASA is releasing more than 1,000 of its computer codes to the public Thursday (April 10) through a new open-access software catalog.
08 April 2014, 04:45 PM ET
'Super Planet Crash' challenges the public to create a planetary system with various kinds of objects, ranging from Earth-size planets to gas giants to more massive dwarf stars.
08 April 2014, 02:13 PM ET
Springing up at more than 100 locations, NASA's 2014 maker/hacker event attracts creative tech-heads from all walks of life. It's a party, a design-build session, and a community outreach to bring new original thinking to space challenges.
07 April 2014, 03:03 PM ET
DARPA's X-Plane program aims to make radical improvements to helicopter-type vehicles designed to take off, hover and land vertically. Find out how Boeing engineers built a flying, sub-scale prototype in less than a month.
07 April 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Teams of engineers are rushing to put a robotic spacecraft on the moon in the Google Lunar X Prize competition. This week, the Science Channel and Discovery Channel announced that they will cover the moon race.
07 April 2014, 10:01 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in March 2014.
06 April 2014, 11:15 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
05 April 2014, 04:04 PM ET
From images of a U.S. Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program payload launch into space to an amateur astronomer’s famous moon shot, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for April 5, 2014.
03 April 2014, 02:21 AM ET
Matter's strange cousin may interact differently with gravity, meaning it may actually fall up. A new experiment to weigh antimatter could solve this physics mystery.
01 April 2014, 06:00 PM ET
NASA has developed a line of tiny spacecraft based on commercial smartphones, in an attempt to demonstrate how well cheap, off-the-shelf electronics can perform and survive in the space environment.
31 March 2014, 05:27 PM ET
NASA's plan to lasso an asteroid, bring it into a stable orbit near the moon and let astronauts visit it might sound ambitious, but the space agency is looking at a couple different ways to make it happen.
31 March 2014, 04:34 PM ET
The engines of NASA's space shuttle will be reborn for the space agency's newest rocket, designed to take humans deeper into space than ever before.
31 March 2014, 01:01 PM ET
NASA technicians at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory inspect and repair damage inside the Huygens probe before its successful launch.
31 March 2014, 05:27 AM ET
In August 2014, ESA's Rosetta Spacecraft will rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and deploy the Philae lander. See photos from the Rosetta comet probe.
30 March 2014, 01:45 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?