Sierra Nevada Corp. ran its flight vehicle through a series of tests at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in California. The braking and landing systems were tests at speeds ranging from 10 to 60 mph.
Even as Elon Musk got everyone’s attention with the Hyperloop, his wild idea to remake mass transit, his engineers at SpaceX did something far cooler: They proved their reusable rocket can go sideways.
NASA's Chandra X-ray observatory has noticed collision of dwarf Galaxy with Big Spiral Galaxy called NGC 1232.
Small spare parts on the International Space Station have always been a mission-critical issue for cargo managers. 3D printing parts could lower cost and save time.
In Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke's "2001: A Space Odyssey," the ancestor of humanity throws a bone into the air, which cinematically becomes a spacecraft (an orbiting weapon) sharing the sky with a rotating space station.
Over the weekend, robot kind took its first small step into the great beyond. Kirobo, a little tiny walking talking robot, was part of the payload sent up to the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday.
NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) Program has just passed what's called a Preliminary Design Review, meaning that we're one step closer to sending this explosive stick of awesomeness into orbit.
3D printing continues to be one of the most promising technologies to deliver humanity its first permanent moon base. Cost and materials tend to be major stumbling blocks, but the use of 3D printers by London-based Foster + Partners addresses both hu
One of the things that made Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey so epic was the way the director treated the space sequences, with grandeur and reverence, framed by classical music that added just the right touch of gravitas.
In concept, a slingshot capable of hurling objects into orbit sounds a bit iffy. A space-bound railroad just sounds silly.
Prospective Martians apply for one-way trip to red planet
The Perseids — the shooting star spectacular that ramps up over the weekend and peaks early next week — produces more fireballs than any other annual meteor shower, NASA says. The Perseid meteor shower can be viewed early- to mid-August every year
Despite the many complex technical and safety problems inherent in any attempt to land humans on Mars, NASA officials say the space agency is working out the details for just such a mission.
In the new movie "Elysium," Earth is beyond repair, and the rich and powerful have decided to leave it behind.
A lot of successful tech entrepreneurs are fascinated by space exploration and rockets.
The sun is gearing up for a major solar flip, NASA says. In an event that occurs once every 11 years, the magnetic field of the sun will change its polarity in a matter of months, according new observations by NASA-supported observatories.
In 2015, a clone will spend a year on the International Space Station while his doppelgänger remains on Earth.
The sun’s magnetic field is set for a major flip.
Here's the path of the nearly 1,400 asteroids that would cause "major devastation" if they hit our planet.
Life in a space colony would be different from life on Earth.
It has long been predicted that a kilonova would accompany a short-duration GRB, but this is the first time anyone has witnessed such an event.
Kirobo – derived from the Japanese words for “hope” and “robot” –
Who's been taking potshots at Earth?
The game lets you plan and execute rover missions!
Katrina Wolfe, a 24-year-old video game designer, wants to live and die on Mars.
Scientists believe that the northern hemisphere of Mars was largely covered by water, as it is at a lower elevation than the southern hemisphere. However, time has weathered the surface, making a large body of water has been
NASA and Made in Space have teamed up to build a 3D printer that works in zero gravity. They plan on shipping it up to the International Space Station late next year.
August could be a banner month for skywatchers, weather permitting.
Space.com takes a look at Kerbal Space Program, available for PC, Mac, and Linux. This semi-realistic build it and fly it rocket simulator lets you piece together your own rocket and launch it into space while hopefully not exploding along the way.
An odd dense spot in the universe populated by a surprising amount of matter has been puzzling scientists since it was revealed in March in an all-sky map made by the European Planck satellite.