The Space Place
Thirty years ago, Sally Ride shattered a glass ceiling high above the Earth as she became the first American woman to fly into space.
NASA is hosting a live forum Tuesday morning to share their plans to capture an asteroid, in addition to other asteroid-related topics.
On Friday, the 1.7-mile-wide space rock 1998 QE2 will harmlessly fly by Earth at a distance of 3.6 million miles at 4:59 p.m. EDT.
If the skies remain clear for the next several days, be sure to take a peek in the western sky 30 to 45 minutes after sunset - you will be treated to a changing and beautiful sky show involving Venus, Jupiter and Mercury, the three brightest planents (in that order).
A Colorado company developing a spaceship to take astronauts to the International Space Station is having its spacecraft undergo a series of landing-focused tests at NASA facilities in Virginia and California.
If the clouds clear for Mother's Day, be sure to take a peek in the western sky after sunset.
Weather again delays test launch of private rocket designed to deliver space station supplies
After two delays in three days, a company contracted by NASA to deliver supplies to the International Space Station is preparing to launch a test rock from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility along the eastern shore of Virginia.
High winds force company to scrub launch of unmanned test rocket from Virginia
NASA has given the OK for a private company to proceed with a test launch of a rocket that will eventually help carry cargo to the International Space Station.
This week, the western sky will have a visitor from the depths of the outer solar system: the Comet PanSTARRS.
An asteroid is headed towards Earth -- and while astronomers say we're not in any danger, we won't have a good view from North America to see the asteroid pass over the planet.
Mercury, the elusive and speedy planet closest to the Sun is starting to put on its best appearance for the whole year as it nears the planet Mars in our skies.
Bill Hardwood, CBS News space consultant
On Jan. 11, the White House responded to a petition posted on its website in regards to securing funds to construct a Death Star.
A new study by astronomers at the California Institute of Technology has determined that our very own Milky Way Galaxy has at least 100 BILLION planets, or to put it another way, one planet per star. That is a lot of planets!
The late evening hours and early morning hours of Jan. 2 and 3 are the best times to view the Quadrantid meteor shower in the northern hemisphere. A live stream of the meteor shower is available below.
Starting at 9 p.m. on Thursday, skywatchers under a dark sky in the countryside should be able to see about 100 to 120 shooting stars each hour. The show will be bright enough that even those in the suburbs should be able to see about a dozen meteors per hour if they can find an area free of bright lights.
In what has to be a social media-scientific exploration first, Curiosity, our robotic laboratory on Mars, tweeted a message to Earthlings last Friday that contained some sage advice.
NASA is downplaying reports that a major discovery was made by the Mars rover Curiosity.
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