But this is far from the first time a country has destroyed a satellite with a missile and caused a ruckus.
We all want to know who it is.
Chris Hadfield on how to make great photos from the International Space Station.
How much are you willing to pay to become an astronaut?
Meanwhile in space: moon activity and satellites watching satellite launches .
It's a bit like a terrestrial house, but also a bit like a human body.
A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.
Orbital manufacturing is already paving the way for better solar panels, faster internet, cleaner computer chips, and lab-grown human hearts
Congress has only approved funding through 2024. What happens then?
Monitoring migrations from space
In one of the most isolated places on the globe, the 'Spacecraft Cemetery' provides a watery grave
The baron of low-Earth orbit
Bigelow Aerospace is sending up an expansion pack for the ISS
And other experiments launching to the International Space Station this month
The evidence is right in front of you.
Or the lack of a plan, rather
Space gets a little more crowded
The ISS just celebrated its 15-year anniversary yesterday. Could it survive another 15?
Third time's the charm
Many hopefuls have signed up for a one-way ticket to the red planet. But if they aren't prepared, the trip may be a short one.
NASA is still trying to figure that out
An interview with Keri Bean, NASA engineer and R2D2's best friend
Up close with Robert Bigelow and his dream of habitable bubbles in space
Astronaut Leroy Chiao explains what it will take for commercial passengers to fly into space