A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the SAOCOM-1A radar-imaging satellite on Oct. 7, 2018, creating a spectacular plume in the California sky. The rocket's first stage also pulled off a historic landing shortly thereafter. See photos here.
It was a night sky sight so dazzling, the mayor of Los Angeles told everyone not to worry about aliens: a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket streaking into the evening sky, leaving a brilliant glowing plume in its wake.
"Star Trek: Discovery's" second season is still a few months away, but the cast and crew are nearly done filming the whole thing. Here's what to expect.
The wobbly surface of dwarf planet Ceres has shifted over the years, resulting an epic makeover of ridges and cracks, scientists say.
Parts of the Jupiter moon Europa's surface may be studded with jagged towers of ice, which could complicate NASA's plans to put a lander down on the potentially life-supporting moon.
The first European-built service module for NASA's Orion spacecraft is finally ready to be shipped to the United States for final preparations before a scheduled mid-2020 launch.
The true-life tragic story of the first teacher-in-space is the focus of a feature film now in devel-opment. Actress Michelle Williams is set to portray Christa McAuliffe, who with her six astro-naut crewmates were lost with NASA's space shuttle Challenge
Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner made its closest approach to Earth as the object swooped around the sun in September, and astrophotographers around the world have snapped some incredible photos of the bright-green "dirty snowball" in deep space.
On Oct. 8, 1992, NASA's Pioneer 12 spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere of Venus. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series.
"The stakes are very high"
Hubble, which has been observing the heavens since 1990, went into a protective safe mode after one of its orientation-maintaining gyroscopes failed, mission team members said Saturday night (Oct. 7).
A Falcon 9 rocket with a pre-flown first stage launched from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base tonight (Oct. 7), delivering an Argentine Earth-observation satellite to orbit. And that first stage aced SpaceX's first-ever landing on California soil.
In December of 1968, NASA astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovel and Bill Anders became the first humans ever to circle the moon on the historic Apollo 8 mission. See how the mission went in photos here.
Two lunar craters visible in an astronaut's photo of Earth rising above the moon have been formally named in honor of the 50th anniversary of the mission that captured the view. The International Astronomical Union approved the Apollo 8-inspired names.
New footage from "Star Trek: Discovery" season 2 has premiered - including a first look at the series' Spock.
Chinese startup Landspace announced Oct. 1 that it will launch its Zhuque-1 launch vehicle later this month, which would be the first Chinese private orbital launch if successful.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SAOCOM-1A Earth-observation satellite for Argentina tonight (Oct. 7), and also aim for a historic first landing on California soil. Watch all the action live.
The 2018 Draconid meteor shower will peak overnight on Monday, Oct. 8, and early Tuesday, Oct. 9. Here's what to expect.
What a bastich.
Jon Favreau returns to his Star Wars roots.