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Interactive: Mars exploration from Viking to MAVEN
updated 1:56 PM EST, Mon November 18, 2013
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11 really cool space missions
updated 4:19 PM EST, Sat November 15, 2014
It's hard to top the tricky, first-ever landing on a comet but we'll try. Here are 11 other space missions to know about.
Comet mission helps in search for alien life
updated 5:27 PM EST, Wed November 12, 2014
November 2014 may well be remembered as the time when humanity first landed a robotic probe on the nucleus of a comet.
Astronauts put GoPro in floating ball of water
updated 6:21 PM EST, Fri November 7, 2014
Add another entry to the growing list of crazy footage captured by GoPro cameras.
Space accidents deter pioneer tourists?
updated 1:00 PM EDT, Sat November 1, 2014
It is in our DNA to explore the unknown. But pushing boundaries and exploring space is far from easy.
A dream for space photographers
updated 11:42 AM EDT, Fri October 24, 2014
If there's one thing we've learned about the CNN iReport community, it's that you all love to capture celestial events.
Comet buzzes Mars
updated 3:58 PM EDT, Mon October 20, 2014
It was the closest comet near-miss known to astronomers, but everything is alright.
updated 9:04 AM EDT, Wed October 15, 2014
It wasn't a trick. But for space geeks, it sure was a treat.
Cosmic elevator could reach space
updated 8:25 PM EDT, Sun October 12, 2014
Want to ride an elevator into space? A breakthrough in nanotechnology could mean we will be riding into space on a cable made of diamonds.
Sleeper spaceship to Mars?
updated 1:52 PM EDT, Tue October 7, 2014
Astronauts lie motionless in a row of compartments with medical monitoring cables connected to their bodies, as their space ship cuts through the silent blackness.
Dark matter? A vast, invisible universe
updated 3:29 PM EDT, Sat September 20, 2014
Scientists are closer to seeing a vast, invisible universe as a spectrometer in Earth orbit picks up possible clues of dark matter.
Stray dogs in space?
updated 9:21 AM EDT, Wed September 10, 2014
The Soviets sent stray dogs up to conquer space. This is what happened next
Solar system inside gas bubble
updated 5:20 AM EDT, Thu August 28, 2014
Scientists believe that a hot gas bubble was formed by multiple supernovas.
R2D2 gets job on space station
updated 11:47 AM EDT, Wed August 27, 2014
Life aboard the International Space Station.
Probe en route to Pluto
updated 9:53 PM EDT, Tue August 26, 2014
NASA's New Horizons mission hurtles toward Pluto in historic 3 billion mile expedition.
Scientists: 'Very close' to another Earth
updated 11:56 PM EDT, Mon July 14, 2014
Scientists looking for signs of life in the universe -- as well as another planet like our own -- are a lot closer to their goal than people realize.
NASA tests flying saucer craft
updated 11:51 AM EDT, Sun June 29, 2014
If you think you saw a flying saucer over Hawaii, you might not be crazy -- except what you saw didn't come from outer space, though that may be its ultimate destination.
Inside a passenger spaceship
updated 10:21 AM EDT, Fri June 13, 2014
When I first poked my head inside Virgin Galactic's newest spaceship, I felt a little like I was getting a front-row seat to space history.
This is the oldest piece of Earth
updated 3:27 PM EST, Tue February 25, 2014
From a sheep ranch in Western Australia comes the oldest slice of Earth we know.
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