A Gorgeous View of the Great Lakes from International Space Station

On Sunday, Commander Barry Wilmore of Expedition 42 took this photo of the Great Lakes and the surrounding region from the International Space Station. In addition to the spider-webbing of lights and the sweep of clouds, there's also a "Wow, Michigan really is shaped like that!" factor to this beautiful shot of Earth. » 12/11/14 12:30am 12/11/14 12:30am

SpaceX Unveils Its First Crewed Spacecraft Tonight – Watch It Live!

Commercial space-transport company SpaceX will unveil the first crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft, the "Dragon V2," tonight at 10:00 pm ET/7:00 pm PT. The event is being held at the company's rocket factory in Hawthorne, California, but you can watch the big reveal live, online, right here. » 5/29/14 10:05am 5/29/14 10:05am

Here's why they call Earth 'The Blue Marble'

The Caribbean country of Cuba appears at the top of this image, photographed last December by an Expedition 38 crew member aboard the International Space Station. Andros Island, part of the Bahamas, can be seen in the bottom of the frame. The surrounding waters are so beautifully aqua-colored as to appear unbelievable. » 2/26/14 5:00pm 2/26/14 5:00pm

Watch the cute first conversation between a human and a robot in space

Kirobo became the first talking robot in space when it arrived on the International Space Station earlier this year. In this video, we can see the adorable artificial astronaut undertake its mission through a conversation with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata. » 12/21/13 2:00pm 12/21/13 2:00pm