On May 19, 2000, the space shuttle Atlantis launched with the very first "glass cockpit." See how it happened in our On This Day in Space videos series!
Chances are high that the "Game of Thrones" finale won't tackle our most pressing question: Which would win, one of these fire-breathing dragons or one of SpaceX's Dragon capsules?
A U.S. venture-capital firm recently led a round of seed investment for Hermeus Corp., a new startup looking to develop a hypersonic aircraft.
The Air Force announcement that it is paying ULA $449.8 million for three Delta 4 Heavy launches is only half the story.
An incident involving a test of parachutes for one commercial crew vehicle has heightened awareness of the challenges involved in developing those systems.
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
These are the top space stories this week from Space.com.
SpaceX hopes a little friendly competition will improve the design of its Mars spaceship.
An Illinois police officer on a routine trip earlier this month saw a fireball suddenly light up the sky in front of the car's dashboard camera.
Fifty years ago today, NASA's Apollo 10 mission rocketed to the moon — but never landed. This lunar landing dress rehearsal was critical in making sure that Apollo 11 was successful.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA's groundbreaking Apollo program — and the 20th anniversary of Space.com — with a set of three free posters!
You can watch the "Blue Moon" rise live over Rome in a broadcast from the Virtual Telescope Project. Tune in today (May 18) to see the show, starting at 1:45 p.m. EDT (1745 GMT).
Visit the right patch of desert along the border of Libya and Egypt, and you could stumble on pieces of pale yellow glass, the traces of a meteorite impact that took place 29 million years ago.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has clocked a total of 60,000 laps around Mars, during which time the probe has collected invaluable data about the planet's surface and atmosphere.
Curiosity will be coming 'round the Martian mountain when it comes — and a colorful new animation highlights where exactly the mission is headed.
A mission to the moon may be a good "steppingstone" for sending humans to Mars, but will NASA's new push to put humans on the moon in 2024 will help get the agency to Mars by the 2030s?
More information about the new "Star Trek" spinoff series focusing on Jean-Luc Picard is beginning to find its way to the public.
For guests visiting Kennedy Space Center on May 18, Apollo history is in the cards.
Swirling Martian sand dunes are covered with carbon-dioxide frost and dust in this new image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Congress can sometimes feel as distant and impenetrable as a black hole — which was the topic of a House Science Committee hearing held yesterday (May 16).
We usually associate the term 'Blue Moon' with a month containing two full moons. Nothing of that sort happens this month, and yet May 18 brings a Blue Moon nonetheless — at least according to rules drawn up by an almanac's editor nearly a century ago.
The space agency is granting a total of $45.5 million to 11 U.S. companies, including Elon Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, to help them develop spacecraft that can get astronauts to the lunar surface.
A new team is taking to the fields of Major League Baseball parks this summer, and they are out of this world.
NASA wants the public's help to create an oral history of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
SpaceX called off the launch of its first 60 operational Starlink satellites to perform extra software tests, the company said late Thursday (May 16).
A surprisingly gentle merger between two small primordial bodies formed the distant object Ultima Thule, a new study suggests.
Firefly is back with a new original graphic novel.
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.
We can't see it. It might not be made of normal matter. Our telescopes haven't directly detected it at all. But it sure seems like it's out there.
The full moon of May, also called the Flower Moon, will occur on May 18, at 5:11 p.m. EDT (2111 GMT).