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On This Day in Space: Feb. 23, 1990: Pioneer 11 heads out of the solar system
On Feb. 23, 1990, NASA's Pioneer 11 spacecraft left the solar system! See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!
Luke Skywalker gets a new yellow lightsaber this May
After he lost his father's lightsaber and before he built his own, Luke Skywalker had a different Jedi weapon.
'No Man's Sky' update adds freaky living spaceships you can hatch from eggs
Bizarre new points of interest have been added to solar systems in the Living Ships update as well.
Blue Origin opens new rocket engine factory in Alabama
The engine for Blue Origin's lunar lander, which has been in development for several years, will be tested at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center among a crop of engines coming from the company's brand-new engine factory in Huntsville, Alabama.
Tiny star's violent outburst catches astronomers' attention ? years late
Just like any small child, a tiny star had a huge yet unexpected temper tantrum.
The top space stories of the week!
These are the top space stories this week from Space.com.
'Mad Mike' Hughes, daredevil who built a homemade steam rocket, dies in launc...
Daredevil "Mad Mike" Hughes died Saturday (Feb. 22) during his latest attempt to launch into the sky on a homemade rocket powered by steam.
Space photos: The most amazing images this week!
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
China wants to build a new space station. A planned launch in April will set ...
China is planning a launch in April to prepare for building the country's next space station.
Surprise! There's more water on Jupiter than anyone thought
Jupiter appears to have more water than anyone expected.
What should we do if a 'planet-killer' asteroid takes aim at Earth?
If a giant object looks like it's going to slam into Earth, humanity has a few options. A new guide could help NASA decide which one is best.
Milky Way's seasonal transition captured in gorgeous night sky photo
A starry night scene captured at the end of summer from the Dark Sky Alqueva reserve in Portugal shows the Milky Way's galactic arc shimmering above a dead tree in Noudar Park.
Rocket glitch fixed, Russia launches satellite to enhance military communicat...
Russia successfully launched a military communications satellite into orbit Thursday (Feb. 20). The launch took place about one month later than planned due to a technical issue.
Coronavirus isn't stopping China from launching rockets
China resumed satellite launches Wednesday (Feb. 19) amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, lofting a Long March 2D rocket in the country's first launch since the Chinese New Year.
DARPA's hypersonic 'Glide Breaker' could blast missile threats out of the sky
Aerojet Rocketdyne will develop "enabling technologies" for DARPA's Glide Breaker program under a newly announced contract, which is worth up to $19.6 million.
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