On Aug. 17, 1877, American astronomer Asaph Hall discovered Mars's moon Phobos. See how it happened in our "On This Day in Space" video series!
The lunar lander that will bring astronauts to the moon in 2024 will be born in Alabama's "Rocket City," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced today (Aug. 16).
In this new image from the Hubble Space Telescope, what looks like a top-down view of a jellyfish glowing in deep space is actually the planetary nebula NGC 2022.
As NASA works toward its long-term goal of establishing a human settlement on Mars, SpaceX is fleshing out its plans to help NASA make that dream a reality.
Here's a guide to SpaceX's launch schedule, other rocket missions, astronomical events of the next year, as well as milestones for spacecraft already in travel.
Viewing prospects for this year's Perseid meteor shower were not ideal, but that didn't stop the annual "shooting star" display from putting on a great show!
The annual Perseid meteor shower, one of the most highly anticipated meteor showers of the year, peaked overnight on Aug. 12-13. See photos of the spectacular "shooting star" display here!
Fifty-six years after a cat named Félicette became the first feline to launch into space, plans to build the cosmic cat's first proper memorial are beginning to take shape.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch a military communications satellite together with an experimental cubesat Thursday morning (Aug. 8), and you can watch the mission live online.
On Aug. 6, 2019, Arianespace used an Ariane 5 rocket to launch two new communications satellites into orbit on a rideshare mission. See photos of the mission here!
SpaceX and Arianespace will launch communications satellites into orbit, and a Cygnus cargo spacecraft will depart the International Space Station this afternoon. Here's how to watch it all live!
Months after President Donald Trump announced the creation of the U.S. Space Force, France is beginning to lay the groundwork for its own version.
Before the ticker tape parades and the world tour, the Apollo 11 astronauts were greeted with a more mundane aspect of life on Earth when they splashed down 50 years ago—going through customs.
Three new crewmembers will launch to the International Space Station today (July 20) on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
To help you celebrate the Apollo anniversary, Space.com has rounded up some of the coolest Apollo toys, gifts and accessories for "lunatics" looking for lunar landing memorabilia.
A European Vega rocket will launch a new Earth observation satellite for the United Arab Emirates today (July 10), and you can watch the liftoff live online!
As millions of skywatchers witnessed the Great South American Solar Eclipse on July 2, a European satellite observed the celestial event from space.
A spectacular total solar eclipse passed through South America today (July 2), thrilling thousands of eager spectators in the path of totality.
If you're planning on watching the total solar eclipse in South America today (July 2), the chances of clouds obstructing your view are slim.
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