07 October 2013, 11:32 AM ET
The European Space Research And Technology Centre (ESTEC), hosted its 2013 Open Day on Oct. 6th, 2013 in Noordwijk, Netherlands. Over 8,500 people attended and had a chance to meet astronauts, see its technical labs highlights, fly drones and more.
04 October 2013, 10:30 AM ET
SPOILER ALERT - Fmr. NASA astronaut Tom Jones talks about how similar some of the aspects of the movie are to the real thing. Recorded at Popular Mechanic's screening of the movie on October 3rd, 2013. (Many key elements of the movie are discussed)
03 October 2013, 03:36 PM ET
Which do astronauts dread more: Death in orbit? Or breaking something unique and expensive? ISS astronaut Cady Coleman and “Hubble Repairman” Mike Massimino open up to SPACE.com’s @DavidSkyBrody of personal worries and human relations in space.
03 October 2013, 02:16 PM ET
ESA employs 130 ton satellite dishes, dispersed in key areas all over the world to monitor the skies for transmissions. They boost faint signals from spacecraft and in reverse create high energy transmissions to relay commands.
02 October 2013, 03:36 PM ET
During the CAVES 2013 mission, astronauts from NASA, ESA and CSA spent two weeks in the dark, cold and serene interior of the Sa Grutta cave in a Supramonte mountain in Sardinia to simulate Mars-like exploration.
02 October 2013, 11:49 AM ET
Several craters on the surface of the Red Planet were thought to be created by meteors, but a new investigation of Arabia Terra, Mars is showing likely evidence of massive eruptions millions of years ago.
02 October 2013, 11:00 AM ET
To shoot his “love song to space,” director/co-writer Cuarón and his team had to invent new cinema technologies, while exploring the deep metaphors around humans in orbit. He spoke with SPACE.com’s @DavidSkyBrody about microgravity movie making.
01 October 2013, 05:07 PM ET
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) consists of 66 antennas and is located in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. North America and Asia each provided 25 and East Asia gave 16. They will helps answer cosmic origin questions.
01 October 2013, 04:23 PM ET
The NASA mission to Jupiter (Juno) will use a gravity assist from Earth to send it on its way to the Gas Giant. There will also be opportunities to see 9% more of the moon on its eastern and western limbs.
01 October 2013, 01:46 PM ET
NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need. Powerd by NewsLook
01 October 2013, 11:08 AM ET
Launch team comments on their first West Coast SpaceX Falcon 9, which lifted the Cascade Smallsat & Ionospheric Polar Explorer [CASSIOPE] from Vandenberg Air Force Base's Space Launch Complex-4 in a crucial test of vehicle and military crew.
30 September 2013, 12:59 PM ET
The main ingredient in industrial plastic number 5, has been detected in the atmosphere of the Saturn moon. The propylene molecule was missing in Voyager 1's probe of the moon in 1980, and had baffled scientists until now.
30 September 2013, 11:04 AM ET
‘Gravity’s’ star describes how making the space film changed her and altered her view of astronauts. Bullock discusses the physical and artistic demands of this role, and its story of tragedy and emotional survival, with SPACE.com’s @DavidSkyBrody.
30 September 2013, 10:19 AM ET
On September 29th, 2013, the Earth's Sun roused itself from the unusual slumber of recent weeks with a massive filament eruption that was partially Earth-directed. NASA's SDO and SOHO spacecraft captured image data of the fireworks.
29 September 2013, 08:31 PM ET
The SpaceX rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on September 29th, 2013. It carried the CASSIOPE satellite to orbit.
29 September 2013, 07:51 AM ET
The Orbital Sciences' vehicle was captured by the International Space Station's robotic arm on September 29th, 2013.
28 September 2013, 09:32 PM ET
A meteoroid traveling at ~114,000 mph, slammed into Earth's atmosphere almost directly over Columbus, Ohio. It was visible from 14 U.S. States. NASA's all-sky camera in Hiram, Ohio captured the fireworks at 11:33pm EDT on Sept. 27th, 2013. (looped)
27 September 2013, 03:37 PM ET
The Canadian satellite carries two payloads. 1. ePOP: suite of instruments for research on the effects of phenomena such as solar storms in the upper polar atmosphere. 2. Cascade: will demonstrate a high-capacity digital courier system.
27 September 2013, 12:30 PM ET
A new hybrid small satellite called CASSIOPE is scheduled to launch aboard a SpaceX rocket in 2013. It is carrying a payload named Cascade, whose purpose is to move high volume data anywhere in the world.
27 September 2013, 11:50 AM ET
According to models, temps and precip. will change dramatically over the next 87 years, with amounts varying per location. Worldwide land area temperatures are predicted to increase, along with areas of heavier and decreased precipitation.
26 September 2013, 01:46 PM ET
As the Moon passes through Earth's magnetic field, two lunar-orbiting spacecraft look for turbulence, particle acceleration, and magnetic reconnection. These phenomena control how the solar wind interacts with Earth's magnetosphere.
25 September 2013, 04:09 PM ET
The densest galaxy known may have been found by combining data from NASA's Hubble and Chandra X-ray space observatories, plus several land-based telescopes. The galaxy, known as M60-UCD1 is about 54 million light years from our own.
25 September 2013, 06:03 AM ET
A new camera named ArTeMIS was installed on the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile. It returns imagery in millimetre and submillimetre wavelengths and can expose light from dense clouds of interstellar dust grains.
25 September 2013, 01:01 AM ET
It’s like watching siblings tussle: Astronomers have finally witnessed a long-sought example of pulsar evolution. Designated PSR J1824-2452I, this X-ray Binary is being spun up to millisecond speeds by a tiny companion, 1/5th the Sun’s mass.
24 September 2013, 02:33 PM ET
NASA's public outreach program is looking for innovative ideas of locating hidden asteroids that lurk around our world. SPACE.com caught up with NASA's Andrew Filo at their Maker Faire booth.
24 September 2013, 12:09 PM ET
As the comet approaches its date with the Sun (Nov. 28th, 2013), it brightness is growing in magnitude. This has opened the door to backyard astronomers with smaller telescopes to glimpse the possible 'Comet of the Century'.
24 September 2013, 11:56 AM ET
Slooh.com's Canary Islands Observatory captured asteroid 433 Eros seeming to fly with Comet ISON on September 24th, 2013. This 2nd largest near-Earth asteroid – which has been visited by the NEAR probe – is traveling faster, along a different orbit.
23 September 2013, 02:07 PM ET
The Coma Cluster of galaxies' hot gas arms, spanning at least a 1/2 million light years, have been unveiled by combining images from the Chandra and XMM-Newton x-ray Observatories. They're a byproduct of smaller galaxies merging with the cluster.
23 September 2013, 02:05 PM ET
Recently returned to Earth NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy talks to SPACE.com's Megan Gannon about science, exercise and EVA's on his tour of duty aboard the International Space Station.
23 September 2013, 11:23 AM ET
Researchers at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center have photographed F-15 and F/A 18 aircraft pass between cameras and the Sun. Imagery of interrupted air flow density around the aircraft can help minimize sonic booms and aircraft stress.
23 September 2013, 09:38 AM ET
China's first manned space flight occurred in October 2003. Within 10 years since that flight, they've demonstrated rendezvous and docking, developed international partnerships and plans for the first Chinese space station
20 September 2013, 11:23 AM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory's navigation technology allows controllers to simply determine a destination and let the rover figure out how to drive there. The software searches for obstacles and holes, then safely avoids them.