Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit reached space on Sunday, eight months after the first demonstration flight of its air-launched rocket system failed, the company said.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station had their own New Year’s Eve celebration, complete with a zero-gravity "ball drop" to ring in 2021.
Stunning videos of the long-anticipated “Christmas star” were captured in Pakistan, India and Ireland on Sunday and Monday.
The Ursid meteor shower will only produce between 5 and 10 meteors per hour
Astronauts blasted into orbit from the U.S. for the first time in nearly a decade, three countries sent spacecraft hurtling toward Mars, and robotic explorers grabbed rocks from the moon and gravel from an asteroid for return to Earth.
The rare occurrence will happen after sunset on Dec. 21, 2020, the start of the winter solstice.
The China National Space Administration says Chang'e 5 successfully landed at its designated site shortly after 11 p.m., or 1500 GMT, Tuesday after making a powered descent from its orbiter.
A mysterious space object that has been captured by Earth's orbit and is widely believed to be a rocket booster from the 1960s is now viewable to skygazers as it gets closer to the planet.
An asteroid roughly the size of a Ford F-150 flew less than 250 miles away from Earth last week, setting a record for the closest-known asteroid to fly past the planet without hitting it, NASA announced.
According to EarthSky.org, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will be visible from Earth for the remainder of November.
Scientists discovered a planet with oceans of lava and raining rocks.
On Monday, U.S. Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, Sterling Heights Mayor Michael C. Taylor and other officials met to discuss and unite in support of the city's bid for US Space Command.
A British supermarket chain celebrated its 50th anniversary by sending a chicken nugget into space.
What makes this new toilet so special is its compact size _ it's barely 100 pounds. It's also better suited for women.
Scientists say they've discovered a network of salty ponds beneath the South Pole on Mars.
The International Space Station boosted its orbit out of the way of an unknown piece of space debris that was expected to pass within several miles.
Astronomers looking at the atmosphere in neighboring Venus see something that might just be a sign of life.
A former U.S. Navy fighter pilot spoke this month about what he says was an encounter with a “Tic Tac”-shaped UFO and believes the flying object committed an “act of war.”
The SkyFOX drone team consists of seven people carefully trained and certified by the FAA, but hobby fliers might not have the same training.
Scientists say they recently spotted an asteroid expected to zoom uncomfortably close to earth on the day before Election Day.