For centuries before Apollo 11 landed on the moon, the idea of going there stirred people's imaginations. See the 350-year history of moon exploration in this Space.com infographic.
Learn all about NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission, which the agency aims to launch in July 2018. The spacecraft will get seven times closer to the sun than any probe ever has before.
On Jan. 31, 1958, the United States launched its first successful satellite: Explorer 1. See how the historic mission worked here.
Alien life may be lurking right in Earth's cosmic backyard. Some of the icy moons of Saturn and Jupiter are known to harbor subsurface oceans that could provide habitable environments.
See how John Glenn's Mercury mission put the first American in orbit in 1962 in this SPACE.com infographic.
In August 2016, astronomers announced that a potentially Earth-like planet orbits Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the sun. Learn about the exciting discovery in this infographic.
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