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Spaceflight Archive
14 February 2014, 01:25 PM ET
Cosmonaut Elena Serova salutes her female predecessors that paved her way to becoming a cosmonaut. She will become the first Russian woman in space since Yelena Kondakova's STS-84 mission in May 1997.
14 February 2014, 12:40 PM ET
A European spacecraft scheduled to launch toward the sun in 2017 will be shielded by a paint once used in prehistoric cave art.
14 February 2014, 12:23 PM ET
Even though it was under construction, the International Space Station has been performing groundbreaking research over the past ten years. A recent ten year extension means the ISS will have another decade to do research in a number of fields.
14 February 2014, 11:30 AM ET
Two people get a unique perspective of the environment during a zero gravity flight.
14 February 2014, 07:50 AM ET
When thinking of space travel, Florida and Texas probably come to mind, but what a company in Sweden wants to help you fly to space.
14 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
When NASA's Cold Atom Lab reaches the International Space Station in 2016, it will create temperatures one ten billionth of a degree above absolute zero, allowing researchers to study the strange behavior of quantum mechanics.
13 February 2014, 11:31 AM ET
It's alive! … Sort of. Reports of the death of China's first moon rover have been greatly exaggerated. According to state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua, Yutu, the nation's first moon rover, is now awake and has apparently survived its second lunar night
13 February 2014, 11:01 AM ET
An image shows the orange-soil discovered during the second Apollo 17 EVA and the gnomon, a geology hand tool used by astronauts.
13 February 2014, 08:05 AM ET
Juggling flight delays and busy skies with the skill of seasoned air traffic controllers, International Space Station managers have approved the launch date for SpaceX's next cargo resupply mission for March 16.
13 February 2014, 07:30 AM ET
NASA released an image of the brightly lit Sochi sporting complex captured by one of the astronauts aboard the space station this week. From their exclusive lookout, the spaceflyers on the orbiting lab can even see the Olympic flame burning.
12 February 2014, 06:42 PM ET
Kurina in Swedish Lapland will be the future home of a 'world-class' spaceport that will offer zero-g and northern lights flights, centrifuge training and more.
12 February 2014, 11:06 AM ET
China's first moon lander, Chang'e 3, is reportedly up and running following its second encounter with the vicious lunar night cycle. But whether the lander's sidekick, the Yutu moon rover, also survived the lunar cold is not immediately clear.
12 February 2014, 10:56 AM ET
The Deep Space 1 Technology Demonstrator features many new technologies, but none so high-tech as the ion propulsion system.
12 February 2014, 09:00 AM ET
A Japanese astronaut created a microgravity, multicolored light show on the International Space Station in the name of art.
12 February 2014, 06:00 AM ET
The four satellites that currently comprise the Galileo constellation — Europe's version of the United States' GPS satnav system — have passed a key test called In-Orbit Validation, European Space Agency officials announced Monday.
12 February 2014, 12:51 AM ET
Can Mars soil provide enough hydrogen for fuel?
11 February 2014, 05:35 PM ET
A new set of gold and silver coins has been minted in France celebrating a half century of European exploits in space. The Monnaie de Paris issued the "50 Years of European Space Cooperation" coin collection featuring the Ariane rocket.
11 February 2014, 05:00 PM ET
The Gemini program tested docking, rendezvous, spacewalks and long-duration spaceflight in preparation for the moon missions of the late 1960s.
11 February 2014, 04:13 PM ET
A prototype for future planetary landers, this vertical takeoff and landing craft flew 160 feet higher (467ft) than its last flight; also forward 637 feet, testing NASA's Automated Landing and Hazard Avoidance Technology (ALHAT).
11 February 2014, 02:37 PM ET
The four "cubesats," each about the size of a loaf of bread, were deployed from the space station this morning. Twenty-four more will join them over the coming days, filling out the "Flock 1" fleet operated by San Francisco-based startup Planet Labs.
11 February 2014, 01:44 PM ET
See photos and images from the European Space Agency's Gaia mission to map the Milky Way galaxy.
11 February 2014, 11:10 AM ET
As NASA launched its Solar Dynamics Observatory on Feb.11th 2010, the booster’s pass thru Mach 1 (“sound barrier”) produced a visible trace. The transonic wave interacted with a sundog, refracted light from high altitude ice crystals (video @ 1:45)
11 February 2014, 10:07 AM ET
From above, a dramatic view as a space shuttle orbiter is lifted from its stack.
11 February 2014, 07:19 AM ET
DARPA plans to award the first design contracts for its XS-1 space plane project in May or thereabouts. The agency wants the XS-1 to get off the ground in late 2017 and make an orbital test flight the following year.
10 February 2014, 07:00 PM ET
Why is NASA duplicating private efforts — at greater expense?
10 February 2014, 06:50 PM ET
Mercury was a NASA program to prove that astronauts could function effectively in space for minutes to hours at a time.
10 February 2014, 06:17 PM ET
A new Olympics-themed Coca-Cola commercial features the International Space Station while recycling the soft drink company's own history in space.
10 February 2014, 04:30 PM ET
The Mobile Launcher, a massive structure, stands at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and represents one of NASA's key elements of ground support equipment being upgraded.
10 February 2014, 02:16 PM ET
See spectacular photographs of Earth from space by Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata on the International Space Station during the Expedition 38 mission in 2013 and 2014.
10 February 2014, 11:03 AM ET
Astronaut Kathy Thornton prepares to release the damaged Hubble Space Telescope array after removing it.
09 February 2014, 12:10 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
08 February 2014, 12:35 PM ET
From incredible images of Sochi Winter Olympics venues as seen from space, to Mars rover Curiosity’s first photo of the Earth taken from the surface of the Red Planet, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Feb. 8, 2014.