On Feb. 9, 1913, hundreds of fireball meteors rained down on North America for no apparent reason. This strange event is known as the Great Meteor Procession of 1913.
After launching with SpaceX in December 2022, Lunar Flashlight ran into trouble in deep space. Now the mission is eyeing a high-Earth orbit that will allow monthly moon flybys.
As Ingenuity scouts for Mars sample return, NASA says the milestone flight and larger Perseverance rover mission represents 'the meaning of life, the universe and everything.'
Virgin Orbit's debut Cornwall orbital launch ended in failure Jan. 9, and early stages of the investigation point to an inexpensive part in rocket LauncherOne.
The European Space Agency has successfully unfurled a sail aboard a used cubesat to help drag the spacecraft down into Earth's atmosphere and out of orbit.
Russia launched a robotic Progress freighter carrying about 3 tons of food and supplies toward the International Space Station early Thursday morning (Feb. 9).
The death toll from the magnitude 7.8 earthquake Monday (Feb. 6) and aftershocks is estimated to be at least 11,200 people in the region, according to reports.
The mysterious Russian satellite Kosmos 2499 broke apart in early January, and the U.S. Space Force is already tracking 85 pieces of debris from the incident.
Two watch brands are celebrating the historic associations they had with the U.S. space program. Accutron is reviving its "Astronaut" line, while Bulova is continuing its "Lunar Pilot" series.
A United States company may touch down on the moon for the first time in 2023, but who will make the debut landing is hard to predict.
ULA's heavy-lift Vulcan Centaur rocket could launch for the first time in the next few months, if testing continues to go well.
The 3D-printed Terran 1 rocket from Relativity Space may make its debut flight later this month if all goes to plan, marking the first liquid natural gas booster to reach orbit.
NASA reached "full utilization" of crew time and cargo space on its side of the International Space Station. But there are options coming soon to increase available room, the agency says.
Analysis of space junk that has fallen to Earth could help researchers design rockets and spacecraft that break up more completely during the reentry process.
Five years ago today (Feb. 6), SpaceX's brawny Falcon Heavy rocket left Earth for the first time ever, sending a car into orbit around the sun.
The United Nations Satellite Centre has activated its emergency mapping service following a devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria to provide imagery that aids in disaster relief.
The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame will induct two space shuttle pilots: Roy Bridges, who flew at the start of the program, and Mark Kelly, who helped bring it to a close, at a public ceremony in May.
SpaceX launched a commercial communications satellite to orbit on Monday (Feb. 6) and landed a rocket on a ship at sea.
SpaceX will try to launch its huge Starship rocket to Earth orbit for the first time next month, provided the vehicle passes its remaining tests, Elon Musk said.
Reference Keep up with all the rocket launches, astronomical events and mission milestones for 2023 with our space calendar.