October 24, 2013 Watch as astronaut Karen Nyberg, who's now aboard the International Space Station, uses a single strand from her head to push off and float around.
October 23, 2013 The fragility of life in space gets a closeup in Gravity, the hit movie featuring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says that, despite its anxious narrative pace, Gravity is, at its heart, a celebration of life and the importance of our own very small Earth.
October 22, 2013 Arizona-based World View Enterprises is planning the trips to 19 miles altitude — high enough to see the blackness of space and the curvature of the Earth.
October 21, 2013 The blastoff of the Minotaur I, operated by Orbital Sciences Corp., has been pushed back after preparations were put on hold during the government hiatus. When it does blast off, it will launch 29 satellites into low Earth orbit, a new record for the most payloads ever deployed from a single rocket.
October 9, 2013 NASA's Juno space probe has traveled about 1 billion miles on its course to reach Jupiter in 2016. Yet it's nearly back where it started — Juno will be 347 miles away from Earth on Wednesday afternoon.
September 18, 2013 The robotic capsule Cygnus, scheduled to dock with the orbiting outpost on Sunday, is the second commercial vehicle to resupply the station.
September 14, 2013 Japan has sent a space telescope into orbit, as its new Epsilon rocket delivered its payload to orbit altitude Saturday. The country's Japan's space agency calls the launch a step toward its goal "to lower hurdles to space." The launch was reportedly done via laptop.
September 12, 2013 The venerable probe has finally departed for interstellar space, but there's a reason the news might give you a feeling of deja vu.
September 7, 2013 The LADEE spacecraft, which began its trip to the moon last night in a launch on Virginia's coast, ran into some mechanical problems, NASA says. But officials say the robotic probe remains on track to reach the moon next month.
September 3, 2013 The U.S. Air Force has pulled the plug on a radar system that tracks thousands of objects orbiting Earth, from satellites and debris to meteors. The military says the shutdown can save $14 million annually. A replacement plan is in the works.
August 22, 2013 NASA says the small object that was caught on video by a spacecraft called the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory was most likely a member of a sun-grazing group of comets known as the Kreutz family.
August 21, 2013 NASA is bringing a retired spacecraft back into service to help search for asteroids that could pose a danger to Earth, the space agency announced on Wednesday.