On Aug. 10, 1972, an Earth-grazing fireball burst through the sky over North America. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!
While some hazards of spaceflight and the space environment — like G-forces, radiation, vibration and microgravity — are well documented, many risks remain unknown.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule cruised into its home port Friday evening (Aug. 7), secured to one of the company’s recovery vessels.
NASA's OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft is preparing for its final rehearsal before touching down on asteroid Bennu this fall to snag a piece of space rock.
SpaceX successfully launched dozens of internet satellites and two small Earth-imaging satellites Friday (Aug. 7) in the second of what's expected to be a series of Starlink rideshare missions.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to send 57 more Starlink satellites into space early Friday morning (Aug. 7). Here's how to watch it live.
China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft captured a stunning view of the Earth and moon before making its first trajectory maneuver on the long journey to Mars.
Two special guests looked on as NASA successfully launched its Perseverance Mars rover on July 30, beginning a nearly seven-month journey to the Red Planet.
The devastation wrought by the massive explosion in Beirut yesterday (Aug. 4) is viscerally apparent in satellite photos.
When NASA's powerful Perseverance rover lifted off into space on July 30, a satellite and a robotic telescope caught unique views of the mission on its way to Mars.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter today (Aug. 5) to announce that he brought NASA back from being "Closed & Dead."
Space.com's editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.
The first U.S. commercial spacecraft to launch astronauts into Earth orbit and then return them home safely could land in the Smithsonian, but not yet, said its crew.
NASA's car-size Curiosity rover celebrates eight years on the Red Planet today (Aug. 5), less than a week after the Perseverance rover took flight toward Mars.