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Video Archive
11 September 2013, 11:21 AM ET
Despite landing on its side, the Soyuz capsule carrying Commander Pavel Vinogradov (at 60, the oldest person to land in a Soyuz), Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin, and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy landed safely in Kazakhstan on Sept 11th.
10 September 2013, 09:13 PM ET
A baseball-sized meteor hit the atmosphere at ~76,000 mph producing a fireball. It disintegrated about 25 miles above the town of Woodstock. NASA All-Sky Fireball Network captured the event. (looped several times)
10 September 2013, 01:53 PM ET
NASA’s Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT) project has completed the longest duration test for a Space propulsion system (48,000 hours/5 1/2 years). This look inside the thrusters discharge chamber shows how it works.
10 September 2013, 01:27 PM ET
The storm system sprang back to life and is now traveling toward Bermuda. The time-lapse of the storm (far lower right of the video), captured by NOAA's GOES-East satellite, runs from September 8-10, 2013. (looped 3X)
10 September 2013, 09:54 AM ET
Red Sprites, Blue Elves and Blue Jets are energetic bursts that spring from the tops of thunderstorms. Researchers believe they are Terrestrial Gamma-Ray flashes similar to those seen in supernovas. The ISS experiment 'Firestation' will study.
09 September 2013, 01:24 PM ET
Coming soon: astronaut Mike Hopkins workout videos from Space and tips from astronaut trainers. More info about NASA's new public outreach fitness program can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/trainastronaut and #trainlikemike.
09 September 2013, 12:36 PM ET
In this fixed camera view, SpaceX's Grasshopper makes a lateral movement of 300 feet before returning to its launchpad, but not before startling a nearby herd of cows.
09 September 2013, 12:01 PM ET
The star of NASA's 'Train Like An Astronaut, Train Like Mike' series (astronaut Mike Hopkins) talks about the importance of staying fit for spaceflight and answers SPACE.com reader questions.
09 September 2013, 10:26 AM ET
Photographer Mike Black (mikeblackphotography.com) compiled this time-lapse of the crescent Moon and the Morning Star together on September 8th in Belmar, NJ.
07 September 2013, 12:04 AM ET
NASA's LADEE mission launched from Wallops Flight Facility on September 6th, 2013. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission will study the Moon's atmosphere.
06 September 2013, 02:23 PM ET
A camera was strapped to the rear of the Virgin Galactic vehicle to capture footage of the rocket engines and feather system at work. The vehicles 2nd powered flight occurred on September 5th, 2013.
06 September 2013, 10:16 AM ET
Watch billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk pull a Tony Stark as he reveals the future of rocket design, an interactive ‘Iron Man’-like computer interface that uses gestures.
05 September 2013, 08:37 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory had its sights set on the Sun when Phobos passed directly in front of it.
05 September 2013, 04:05 PM ET
The Virgin Galactic vehicle climbed to an altitude of 65,000 feet and successfully tested its feather system on September 5th, 2013.
05 September 2013, 03:39 PM ET
In the latest preview to the upcoming movie starring Sandra Bullock and Georgo Clooney, the film's International Space Station, Soyuz vehicle, Space Shuttle and Hubble Space Telescope are either damaged or destroyed.
05 September 2013, 10:46 AM ET
The world’s first talking robot in space, speaks his first words aboard the ISS. It's Designed to help scientists study robot-human interaction. Translation: 'On August 21, 2013, a robot took one small step toward a brighter future for all.'
04 September 2013, 01:32 PM ET
Learn how you can get your questions answered by NASA's climate scientists in this public outreach program.
03 September 2013, 03:40 PM ET
Skywatchers with telescopes of 8"-14" in diameter - NASA is looking to assemble a network of observers to report impacts. Changes in the Moon's atmosphere during the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer mission (LADEE) will be assessed.
30 August 2013, 03:20 PM ET
NASA administrator Charles Bolden talks about the contributions of former astronaut Guy Bluford, who became the first African American in space in 1983.
30 August 2013, 02:28 PM ET
Saturn, Venus, Mars and Jupiter will all be sharing the September nights' sky with the Moon, and toward the end of the month, comet ISON will line up with Mars.
30 August 2013, 02:04 PM ET
Apollo astronauts repeatedly saw a weird glow four decades ago. Now NASA is launching the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) probe, which will communicate by laser, to learn what’s going on near the Moon’s surface.
29 August 2013, 05:11 PM ET
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's former director talks about the mission that completed fly-bys of Venus and Mercury in the 1970's.
29 August 2013, 04:01 PM ET
A 460-mile-long stretch of canyon was discovered underneath Greenland's ice sheet by NASA's Operation IceBridge. It runs from the center of the island to the fjord of the Petermann Glacier.
29 August 2013, 02:34 PM ET
Hubble and Chandra Space Telescopes combined data to produce these views of Sagittarius A*. Less than 1% of the hot gas around this black hole will actually 'fall' into it.
29 August 2013, 02:00 PM ET
Trojan asteroids are space rocks that share the orbit of a planet in positions ofd stable gravitational balance called Lagrangian points. This orbit animation of asteroid 2011 QF99 shows its motion from a 'north-pole' view of the galaxy.
29 August 2013, 12:09 PM ET
NASA's All-Sky cameras captured a very bright meteor burning up in the atmosphere at the same time that the Moon was in the camera field of view. Early estimates: meteor weighed ~240lbs and was traveling ~56,000 mph.
28 August 2013, 04:40 PM ET
The Lunar Laser Space Terminal (LLST) will fly aboard NASA's LADEE mission. If all goes well, it will be communicating with the Lunar Laser Ground Terminal (LLGT) in White Sands, NM at a blazing hot 622 megabits per second (mbps).
28 August 2013, 10:35 AM ET
HIP 102152 is estimated to be about 8.2 billion years old (Sun: ~4.6 billion years old). Studying this star could help scientists understand how our Sun will evolve. HIP 102152 is about 250 million light years away from Earth.
27 August 2013, 04:03 PM ET
It has been speculated that silicate particles (a component of glass) in the atmosphere of HD 189733b, located 63 light years away, gives the planet its blue color as well as a possible superheated glass storm.
27 August 2013, 02:06 PM ET
ISS astronauts Luca Parmitano and Chris Cassidy tested the suit aboard the International Space Station and found that the helmet continues to leak water. The cause is still under investigation.
27 August 2013, 01:01 PM ET
A NASA rocket component passed an engine test firing that produced 20,000 pounds of thrust. Liquid oxygen and gaseous hydrogen successfully passed through the injector and produced 10X more thrust that previous 3-D printed models.
27 August 2013, 10:12 AM ET
Exoplanet composition, 'buckyballs' and Saturn's widest ring are just a few of the discoveries made by analyzing Spitzer's infrared data. Launched in 2003, the NASA telescope mission will continue, even after exhausting its coolant.