Spaceflight Archive
21 March 2015, 04:00 PM ET
From St. Patrick's day in space to a spectacular solar eclipse, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 21, 2015.
20 March 2015, 12:00 PM ET
Astronauts hoping to sip drinks in style may soon have a cocktail glass concept to look forward to. The Zero Gravity Cocktail Project is aiming to create an open-top glass that can be used in microgravity, using an innovative "groove system" that would ke
20 March 2015, 11:30 AM ET
Astronauts on the International Space Station caught sight of an amazing solar eclipse today (March 20), and they have the photos to prove it.
19 March 2015, 10:31 PM ET
The ISS is the most complex scientific and technological endeavor ever undertaken.
19 March 2015, 06:36 PM ET
The delay was necessitated by a lack of investment funding, which has slowed work on a robotic precursor mission that Mars One had wanted to send toward the Red Planet in 2018, Mars One CEO Bas Lansdorp said in a new video that posted March 19.
19 March 2015, 07:00 AM ET
NASA officials viewed Bigelow Aerospace's Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) at the company's facility in Las Vegas on March 12. BEAM is scheduled toward the International Space Station atop SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster later this year.
18 March 2015, 05:08 PM ET
Virgin Galactic opened its latest commercial spaceflight facility this month to build a new rocket capable of launching small satellites into orbit.
18 March 2015, 03:50 PM ET
An Antarctic crew plans to simulate spaceflight during the long, cold winter to better understand how humans adapt to space.
18 March 2015, 12:45 PM ET
It lasted just 12 minutes and 9 seconds, but the first spacewalk — 50 years ago — took the first steps towards shaping the future of space exploration. Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov became the first person to leave his craft.
18 March 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Sierra Nevada Corp. today (March 17) unveiled the autonomous cargo version of its Dream Chaser space plane, which the company hopes NASA chooses to fly the next round of cargo missions to the orbiting lab.
17 March 2015, 10:00 PM ET
For about 50 years, humanity has sent orbiters, probes and landers to the Red Planet. Here's a look at all of the missions to Mars to date, both the successes and the failures.
17 March 2015, 07:10 PM ET
Launching on a rocket lower stage, Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser Cargo version could visit space facilities, then re-enter and glide to a runway landing thanks to its lifting body-based aero-design.
17 March 2015, 05:49 PM ET
A new documentary is launching audiences on a 'Journey to Space.' Narrated by actor Patrick Stewart, the giant-screen 3D film is showcasing NASA's future spaceflight plans at visitor centers and space museums, with more venues to be added throughout 2015.
17 March 2015, 11:53 AM ET
NASA astronaut Terry Virts beamed down two photos from the International Space Station in honor of the Irish holiday today (March 17). The images show Ireland — the "Emerald Isle" — as seen from space.
17 March 2015, 10:00 AM ET
An impressive sculpture is now in place at the main entrance of New Mexico’s Spaceport America. Artist Otto Rigan has created GENESIS – a multi-ton sculpture that is 40 feet wide, 23 feet high and 5 feet deep.
17 March 2015, 08:21 AM ET
NASA astronaut Ron Garan spent nearly 200 days in space, and now, he's written a book about his experiences.
17 March 2015, 08:12 AM ET
On Thursday night, for the first time in my life, I got to watch a multi-ton rocket claw its way through the atmosphere with such force that it countered the pull of Earth's gravity and reached the region called outer space. It was amazing.
17 March 2015, 08:00 AM ET
China booster builders are slated to augment their Long March family of launchers this year and in 2016. According to Chinese news services, the country will soon fly their Long March 6 – likely in the middle of this year.
16 March 2015, 04:52 PM ET
Titania, an airless moon of Uranus, is cold and its day is 84 years long. See what it would be like for astronauts on Titania in this Space.com infographic.
16 March 2015, 03:43 PM ET
China is reporting new progress in shaking out procedures required for rocketing back to Earth samples from the Moon.
16 March 2015, 03:31 PM ET
Three Expedition 42 crew members will fly aboard a Soyuz TMA-15M rocket scheduled to launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station
16 March 2015, 01:55 PM ET
NASA captured some amazing photos of three International Space Station crewmembers returning to Earth after a 167-day space mission.
16 March 2015, 08:10 AM ET
Representatives with XCOR Aerospace — the company responsible for developing the Lynx space plane — announced today (March 16) that John "Jay" Gibson will head up the commercial spaceflight company.
15 March 2015, 11:29 AM ET
NASA launched a new space-weather mission and scientists found evidence of a hydrothermal system on Saturn's ocean-bearing moon Enceladus. Here's a look at Space.com's top stories of the week.
14 March 2015, 12:32 PM ET
From a monster solar flare to a spectacular night launch, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 15, 2015.
13 March 2015, 06:31 PM ET
A look at the 18 men who flew on manned moon landing missions.
13 March 2015, 05:48 PM ET
It took 200 astronauts 13 years to complete the International Space Station (ISS). Now, 4,500 people may be able to do the same in less than 50 days — sort of. A fan-designed LEGO version of the station has passed the halfway mark to being reviewed for sa
13 March 2015, 04:30 PM ET
The NASA astronaut looks back on how he became an astronaut. Kelly will spend a year aboard the International Space Station, launching in March 2015 and returning to Earth in spring 2016.
13 March 2015, 12:30 AM ET
An Atlas V rocket lit up the night sky over Florida, like a larger-than-life roman candle, at 10:44 p.m. EDT on March 12 (0244 GMT March 13). The rocket carried a scientific experiment that will study an explosive phenomenon taking place in Earth's magnet
12 March 2015, 11:00 PM ET
NASA will launch a new group of satellites to study the phenomenon of magnetic reconnection.
12 March 2015, 10:51 PM ET
NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Mar. 12th, 2015. The satellites will be used to study "magnetic reconnection".