Spaceflight Archive
25 November 2014, 05:49 PM ET
An op-ed by Mike Snyder, lead engineer for Made In Space, whose 3D printer just produced its first part aboard the International Space Station.
25 November 2014, 03:33 PM ET
The 3D printer aboard the International Space Station produced its first part today (Nov. 21). The milestone moment marks a big step toward a future in which humanity explores far beyond its home planet, some experts say.
25 November 2014, 03:33 PM ET
The milestone marks a key step toward a future in which voyaging spaceships print out their own spare parts on the go and colonists on other worlds make what they need from the dirt beneath their boots, 3D printing advocates say.
25 November 2014, 02:38 PM ET
The capsule will travel about 3,600 miles (5,800 kilometers) from Earth, then zoom back again at high speeds in order to test various systems, including its heat shielding and resistance to radiation.
25 November 2014, 01:06 PM ET
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station may be far from home, but they'll be celebrating Thanksgiving with the same dishes as friends and family on the ground.
25 November 2014, 08:58 AM ET
NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore talks about this years Thanksgiving meal aboard the International Space Station and what he has to be thankful for.
25 November 2014, 07:23 AM ET
The space-funding company Uwingu will send nearly 90,000 messages to Mars this Friday (Nov. 28) to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Mariner 4 probe, the first successful Red Planet mission.
25 November 2014, 07:07 AM ET
NASA's newest deep space capsule Orion, is getting ready for its first unmanned test flight, launching next week.
25 November 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The 3D printer aboard the International Space Station has created its first part, a piece of itself called an extruder plate. What will astronauts want to print out next?
24 November 2014, 01:40 PM ET
NASA is due to launch the first test flight of its deep space Orion capsule on Dec. 4. Read all about the historic unmanned test flight here.
24 November 2014, 12:00 PM ET
They won't be home for Summer vacation: See how astronauts celebrate holidays in space.
24 November 2014, 10:32 AM ET
The European Space Agency's Clean Space program is launching a multi-faceted approach to dealing with the issue of dangerous space debris
24 November 2014, 07:00 AM ET
While wormholes are possible according to Einstein's theory of general relativity, it's unlikely that people will ever be able to travel through one, said renowned astrophysicist Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
24 November 2014, 12:20 AM ET
A new crew of three arrived at the International Space Station today (Nov. 23) after a quick trip to the orbiting outpost.
23 November 2014, 08:07 PM ET
Tune in at 9 p.m. EST on Sunday (Nov. 23) to see three new crewmembers arrive at the International Space Station after a 6-hour trip.
23 November 2014, 01:45 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
23 November 2014, 12:48 PM ET
From iages of 3-D forests to a geologic map of Vesta, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Nov. 23, 2014.
23 November 2014, 08:13 AM ET
A new three-person crew is launching to the International Space Station atop a Russian rocket today (Nov. 23), and you can watch the liftoff live online.
21 November 2014, 09:15 PM ET
Lockheed Martin has been involved in aviation and space exploration for about 100 years.
21 November 2014, 04:40 PM ET
A metal mockup of a Gemini space capsule used by NASA for ground tests sold at auction for more than $50,000 — parking fees not included. The 9.5-foot-tall (3-meter) spacecraft narrowly avoided a parking ticket on its way to the sale.
21 November 2014, 03:07 PM ET
Do you want to launch a snowman? That is perhaps the question and paraphrased song line that Anton Shkaplerov's daughter may have asked her cosmonaut father about the Disney 'Frozen' Olaf doll she suggested he fly to the space station.
21 November 2014, 10:26 AM ET
NASA announced Nov. 14 that it has extended its unfunded agreement with Blue Origin to support that company’s effort to develop a commercial crew spacecraft.
20 November 2014, 04:00 PM ET
A NASA astronaut about to fly to the International Space Station on a Russian spaceship hopes his next space mission will start in a seat aboard a commercial spacecraft.
20 November 2014, 10:25 AM ET
NASA new crew capsule, whose 1st test flight in Dec. 2014 will test re-entry from high orbit, must endure temperatures of up to 4000° F on re-entry. NASA heat shield engineer Molly White explains why temperatures soar.
19 November 2014, 02:02 PM ET
The region appears to be covered by a gray-white blanket in the image, which was captured in infrared light Tuesday morning (Nov. 18) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) GOES-East spacecraft.
19 November 2014, 01:53 PM ET
Recently returned NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman talks to Space.com's @TariqJMalik about experiencing powerful atmospheric phenomena and his photography while aboard the International Space Station.
19 November 2014, 10:49 AM ET
The newly announced Lunar Mission One plans to drill at least 65 feet underground at the moon's south pole in 2024, collecting samples that should shed light on the early days of the Earth and moon.
19 November 2014, 07:01 AM ET
Some space analysts wonder if "Object 2014-28E" could be part of an anti-satellite program — perhaps a revived version of the Cold War-era "Istrebitel Sputnikov" ("satellite killer") project.d
18 November 2014, 11:18 PM ET
A new map reveals the most detailed picture yet of the surface features of the asteroid Vesta.
18 November 2014, 02:05 PM ET
It's likely that increased doses of solar power will allow the Philae comet lander's secondary battery to power up sufficiently to renew communications via the Rosetta spacecraft orbiting overhead, mission officials say.
18 November 2014, 01:51 PM ET
NASA's Orion spacecraft is designed to take humans deeper into space than ever before. Get the latest Orion news, videos and images here.
18 November 2014, 11:20 AM ET
New Horizons is scheduled to emerge from a 99-day hibernation on Dec. 6, then gear up for a six-month Pluto encounter that peaks with the first-ever close flyby of the mysterious dwarf planet on July 14, 2015.
18 November 2014, 06:27 AM ET
A new laser instrument developed for the International Space Station is expected to generate incredible 3D maps of Earth's forests.
17 November 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Space station commander Barry Wilmore installed the 3D printer inside the orbiting lab's Microgravity Science Glovebox Monday. The machine and its software are in good operating condition, and the first test items will likely be printed sometime Monday.
17 November 2014, 04:30 PM ET
The last group of astronauts to repair the Hubble Space Telescope discusses its astronomical legacy.
17 November 2014, 03:30 PM ET
See photos of the new Hubble Space Telescope exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.