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Spaceflight Archive
06 February 2014, 04:25 PM ET
See spectacular views of Earth from space by astronauts and spacecraft across the solar system.
06 February 2014, 03:38 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has snapped its first photo of Earth from the surface of the Red Planet, an amazing image that also includes the moon. See the photos here.
06 February 2014, 02:01 PM ET
Vice President Bush stands inside Spacelab with two astronauts.
06 February 2014, 11:28 AM ET
Ever wondered how astronauts work out in weightlessness? It's time to find out. NASA is hosting a Google Hangout with International Space Station astronauts and fitness experts today (Feb. 6).
06 February 2014, 10:00 AM ET
A time-lapse photo shows an Atlas 5 rocket streaking into the heavens carrying NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-L) into Earth orbit from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Jan. 23, 2014.
06 February 2014, 09:49 AM ET
Astronaut Mike Hopkins is using the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device aboard the International Space Station to perform 100 Pull Ups, Push Ups, Sit Ups and Air Squats.
06 February 2014, 08:42 AM ET
See spectacular photos of rocket launches blasting off for Earth orbit and beyond in 2014 in this Space.com gallery of the year's space missions from around the world.
06 February 2014, 06:00 AM ET
The 2014 Winter Olympics are about to begin in Sochi, Russia, and astronauts will be watching the games from their vantage point high above Earth on the International Space Station.
05 February 2014, 07:00 PM ET
This weekend, the moon’s fortnightly rotation cycle turns China’s lunar rover Yutu (the Jade Rabbit) and its solar panels toward the sun once again … but whether the rover wakes up or not remains to be seen.
05 February 2014, 05:31 PM ET
The Progress 54 made first contact with the International Space Station at 5:22pm EST. It launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:23am. It is carrying 2.8 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the station crew.
05 February 2014, 05:30 PM ET
An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft docked with the International Space Station today (Feb. 5) to deliver supplies to the crewmembers manning the space laboratory after a quick trip through space.
05 February 2014, 04:35 PM ET
TV-viewers around the world will be treated to an unprecedented live tour of the $100 billion International Space Station next month when the National Geographic Channel airs a two-hour special from the astronauts' orbiting outpost.
05 February 2014, 02:24 PM ET
Branson and a number of other Virgin Galactic customers took to the skies recently for a training flight aboard the 'vomit comet' — an airplane that achieves brief periods of microgravity via parabolic maneuvers.
05 February 2014, 11:36 AM ET
An unmanned cargo ship carrying needed supplies launched on a quick trip to the International Space Station today (Feb. 5).
05 February 2014, 11:34 AM ET
The Progress 54 cargo craft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:23am and is set to arrive at 4:45pm. It is carrying 2.8 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the station crew.
05 February 2014, 11:28 AM ET
The Ranger fleet of spacecraft enabled live transmissions of the moon from lunar orbit.
05 February 2014, 11:23 AM ET
See launch and docking photos for Russia's unmanned Progress 54 spacecraft, which launched Feb. 5, 2014 carrying 2.5 tons of supplies for Expedition 38 astronauts on the International Space Station.
05 February 2014, 10:17 AM ET
A new Texas-size tribute to NASA's Apollo manned moon landings may give new meaning to the phrase "giant leap."
05 February 2014, 07:17 AM ET
A robotic Russian cargo ship will make an express delivery to the International Space Station today (Feb. 5) and you can watch it launch online. Liftoff is at 11:23 a.m. EST. Here's how to watch it live.
04 February 2014, 04:43 PM ET
NASA studies of microgravity effects on vision have found that tissue at the back of the eyes swells and distorts in shape. This causes both nearsightedness and farsightedness for astronauts.
04 February 2014, 04:00 PM ET
For two weeks this January, Crew 133 was a caretaker of a habitat on "Mars." The Mars Desert Research Station is a 1,200-square-foot facility in the middle of the Utah desert and is the property of the Mars Society.
04 February 2014, 03:11 PM ET
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) launched in September 2013. Here is everything you need to know about it.
04 February 2014, 11:44 AM ET
Well, vegetables to be precise. So says a researcher with Russia’s Institute of Biomedical Problems, which is partnered with Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory in an experimental greenhouse named Lada aboard the International Space Station.
04 February 2014, 11:30 AM ET
See photos from the Expedition 38 mission to the International Space Station, with images taken by the outpost's six-man crew. The crew includes two NASA astronauts, one Japanese astronaut and three Russian cosmonauts.
04 February 2014, 11:30 AM ET
NASA's newest moon probe now has a little extra time to investigate lunar mysteries from orbit around Earth's natural satellite.
04 February 2014, 10:40 AM ET
While working at the Mars Desert Research Station in rural Utah for three weeks in January, Crew 133 needed to observe several rules to make the simulation as realistic as possible.
04 February 2014, 10:11 AM ET
Ed White became the first American to step outside his spacecraft and let go on June 3, 1965.
04 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Astronauts have been installing special equipment that will launch 33 "cubesats" from the space station this month, with the first round of ejections scheduled to take place on Thursday (Feb. 6).
03 February 2014, 03:34 PM ET
Astronauts in space are much too far removed to make an office call to a specialist for cases of depression and other psychosocial issues. In space, such maladies can pose a substantial threat to crew safety and mission operations.
03 February 2014, 03:16 PM ET
John Glenn's first impression on seeing the Navy ship that will sail under his name was that it looked 'like somebody forgot to finish it.' The Navy christened the strange-looking Mobile Landing Platform as the USNS John Glenn.
03 February 2014, 10:44 AM ET
Former President Jimmy Carter presents the National Space Club's Goddard Memorial Trophy to NASA Administrator Dr. Robert A. Frosch for efforts in the Voyager mission.
02 February 2014, 11:39 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?