2004 in scienceThe year 2004 CE in science and technology included many events, some of which are listed below.
See also: 2003 in science, other events of 2004, 2005 in science, and the list of years in science.
- January 3 - NASA's Spirit, the first of two Mars Exploration Rovers, lands successfully on Mars.
- March 2 - NASA report that the area where their Mars probe Opportunity touched down shows unmistakeable signs of contact with water in the geological past.
- March 2 - ESA's Rosetta mission launches, aiming to land on Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014.
- March 4- NASA's Spirit finds evidence of past contact with water in volcanic rocks on Mars.
- April 1 - The Genesis probe closes and seals its particle collection instrument, and begins to return to Earth.
- June 11 - Cassini-Huygens, the NASA/ESA mission to Saturn, makes a flyby of one of Saturn's small outer moons, Phoebe.
- June 21 - SpaceShipOne, the first civilian space ship is launched in California, reaching an altitude of 100 km (62.5 miles), just passing the edge of space.
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