Space.com brings space down to Earth to provide an amazing journey celebrating exploration, innovation and discovery.
Space.com is the premier source of space exploration, innovation and astronomy news, chronicling (and celebrating) humanity’s ongoing expansion across the final frontier. We transport our visitors across the solar system and beyond through accessible, comprehensive coverage of the latest news and discoveries. For us, exploring space is as much about the journey as it is the destination. So from skywatching guides and stunning photos of the night sky to rocket launches and breaking news of robotic probes visiting other planets, at Space.com you’ll find something amazing every day.
Space.com launched in New York City on July 20, 1999, the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, with the goal of covering the latest discoveries and missions in space like never before. The company was originally founded by news anchor Lou Dobbs and Rich Zahradnick, with Zahradnik serving as our first President, a position later filled by Sally Ride — the first American woman in space. Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was on the board of directors.
In 2003, Space.com received the Online Journalism Award for Breaking News by the Online News Association in recognition of our coverage of the 2003 Columbia space shuttle disaster. It has since received Webby awards as an Honoree in the Science category in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
In May 2004, Space.com’s parent company changed its name from Space Holdings to Imaginova. In 2009, Space.com was acquired by Tech Media Network, later called Purch.
In 2018, Future plc acquired Space.com’s parent company Purch. As part of Future, Space.com has expanded its news and reviews team across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom for wider spaceflight and astronomy coverage. We’ve also grown to offer additional telescopes, binoculars and astrophotography reviews and deals coverage alongside our tech, gaming and sci-fi streaming coverage.
Space.com is, and always has been, the passion of writers and editors who are space fans and also trained journalists.