What month is the clearest of the year for stargazing? For much of the U.S., the answer is October.
On Oct. 11, 2018, a Russian Soyuz rocket failed during the launch of two astronauts toward the International Space Station. Read all about the incident and its aftermath here.
How (and why) was the U.S. Air Force investigating UFOs between 1952 and 1969?
"Prospect" is an indie darling sci-fi film, inspired by the rough, dirty, dangerous worlds of classics like "Alien," "Dune" and "Star Wars."
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.
Space.com's editors present a list of the astrophysics and astronomy books worth a read-through.
Here are Space.com writers' and editors' picks for spaceflight and space history books that dazzle.
The Russians won an early victory in the space race when they launched Yuri Gagarin into orbit.
Private companies such as SpaceX and Blue Origin are working to make the final frontier more and more accessible. How does this push affect NASA, and what role does the agency play in helping make it happen?
Four months after falling silent during a raging dust storm, NASA's Opportunity Mars rover still hasn't made a peep.
Early autumn brings ideal conditions for stargazing.
Six decades into the space age, exploring the final frontier remains a difficult and dangerous proposition.
Current International Space Station Cmdr. Alexander Gerst expected to be welcoming two additional crewmembers to the orbiting laboratory today (Oct. 11) — but instead, he found himself photographing their failed launch.
The U.S. Mint has taken "one small step" towards the striking of new coins to mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with the reveal of the design for its 2019 commemoratives. The gold, silver and clad coins will feature an astronaut's boot p
The failed launch of the Soyuz MS-10 space capsule with two space fliers aboard adds a new chapter to an already long story of mishaps and failures besetting the Russian space industry, according to space safety experts.
The Chandra X-ray Observatory, which has been observing the universe in high-energy light since 1999, entered a protective "safe mode" on Wednesday (Oct. 10).
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
Talent and producers of the new Syfy series "Nightflyers" say the original novella by George R.R. Martin tackles isolation, claustrophobia and selfishness.
Precisely 50 years ago today, three astronauts blasted off into the achingly blue sky and sped into orbit around Earth. The flight was a crucial stepping stone to the moon landing that occured just nine months later.
The three astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station were supposed to welcome two new roommates today; here's what will happen instead.