Published February 24, 2011
NASA's space shuttle Discovery may be hanging up its wings after one last mission, but it will leave a long legacy of performance in orbit that will be a challenge for any future spacecraft to match.
Published February 08, 2011
An asteroid about the size of a car will pass close by Earth Wednesday (Feb. 9), the second space rock in five days to fly near – but pose no threat of hitting – our planet.
Published November 21, 2010
A huge unmanned rocket carrying a secret new spy satellite for the United States roared into space Sunday, Nov. 21, to deliver what one reconnaissance official has touted as "the largest satellite in the world" into orbit.
Published November 17, 2010
The annual Leonids meteor shower should be at its best through Nov. 18, according to skywatching experts. But the best time to see the sky show is now.
Published November 12, 2010
An oversize paper airplane sent up toward the edge of space by a British online tech publication has snapped stunning photos of the final frontier and the Earth far below.
Published November 09, 2010
A major solar flare erupted from the sun Saturday -- one of the most powerful in years -- sending an energetic blast of X-rays from a hotspot of activity that may still belch more solar storms in the days to come.
Published November 02, 2010
Three American astronauts flying on the International Space Station may be far from home, but they're not left out of today's Election Day fervor. They still get to vote from space.
Published October 08, 2010
The Earth will pass through the cast-off remnants of an ancient comet Friday, and the resulting meteor shower will be lackluster at best, experts say. Yet the event sets the stage for a truly remarkable shooting star display in 2011.
Published September 30, 2010
Congress passed a vital NASA authorization bill late Wednesday evening, paving the way for an extra space shuttle flight next year and a new human spaceflight plan that takes aim at missions to an asteroid -- and ultimately even to Mars.
Published September 21, 2010
A new spy satellite launched into space late Monday on the latest classified mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, but not before a private car caused delays because it was parked in the wrong spot.