Apollo Astronaut Watch, Stolen in Ecuador, Recovered 30 Years Later

An astronaut's wristwatch worn on board the Apollo 7 mission has been recovered by the Smithsonian decades after it went missing in Ecuador. The Omega Speedmaster used by Donn Eisele was tracked down with the help of space history enthusiasts.

In Memoriam: Astronaut Dick Gordon Remembered in Pictures

Richard "Dick" Gordon was one of the first NASA astronauts to fly to space, first as pilot of Gemini 11 in 1966, then as Apollo 12 command module pilot in 1969. He passed away on Nov. 6, 2017 at the age of 88.

Apollo 1: The Fatal Fire

The three astronauts on board — Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee — died. The tragedy changed the way NASA operates.

BAE Systems Wins DARPA Contract to Develop 3D Space Warfare Lab

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded BAE Systems a contract worth up to $12.8 million to develop a digital lab to help U.S. military commanders prepare for combat in outer space, the company announced Nov. 14.

XCOR Aerospace Files for Bankruptcy

XCOR Aerospace, a company that for nearly 20 years had been working on rocket engines and a suborbital spaceplane, filed for bankruptcy Nov. 8 after it was unable to line up new investors.