Spaceflight Archive
11 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Call him the Instagram astronaut. NASA astronaut Steve Swanson has been beaming back incredible views from the International Space Station via Instagram since he flew up to the orbiting outpost about six months ago.
11 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The U.S. Air Force is using a new tool in its effort to preserve space history: lasers. The 45th Space Wing is using a laser scanner to create virtual models of the Cape Canaveral space launch complexes in partnership with the University of South Florida.
11 September 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in August 2014.
10 September 2014, 10:30 PM ET
A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying American Steve Swanson, commander of the orbiting lab's Expedition 40, and cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev touched down safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan at 10:23 p.m. EDT Wednesday.
10 September 2014, 09:59 PM ET
Buzz Aldrin, whose accolades include being the second out of only 12 astronauts to walk on the moon, can now add being one of the 25 greatest guest stars on 'The Simpsons,' at least as immortalized in a new line of toy action figures.
10 September 2014, 10:53 AM ET
A trio of space travelers will return to Earth tonight (Sept. 10) to end a months-long expedition to the International Space Station, and you can watch the landing live online. The crew is due to land at 10:23 p.m. EDT (0223 GMT).
10 September 2014, 07:25 AM ET
NASA has chosen four private companies to fly experiments high into Earth's atmosphere.
10 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A New York Fashion Week event will showcase a line of silk scarves artfully printed with free-to-use images taken by NASA spacecraft like the Hubble Space Telescope and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
10 September 2014, 06:45 AM ET
An excerpt from "Curiosity," Rod Pyle's new book about NASA's $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory mission.
10 September 2014, 06:45 AM ET
The European Space Agency's Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising human behaviour and performance Skills (CAVES) course, which helps astronauts and support staff prepare for the rigors of a space mission, kicked off this week in Italy.
09 September 2014, 02:49 PM ET
When a private spaceship was cremated over Earth earlier this summer, the astronauts living and working on board the International Space Station had a stunning view of the vehicle's fiery demise.
09 September 2014, 01:17 PM ET
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst has been snapping imagery of Earth throughout his stay on the ISS. The space agency's production team created the movie with artistic effects such as light trails, created when superimposing imaging and fading slowly.
09 September 2014, 12:52 PM ET
The mission that will study the Red Planet's atmosphere will reach its target on September 21, 2014 at 10pm EST. Its transfer orbit and orbital insertion are explained.
09 September 2014, 10:43 AM ET
NASA astronaut Barry E. "Butch" Wilmore talks to Space.com's @MiriKramer about the differences between the missions. Wilmore was the pilot of the Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-129 mission in 2009 and will assume command of the Space Station in 2014.
09 September 2014, 10:32 AM ET
A new wristwatch designed to be worn by the future crewmembers of a commercial space station has received the signature of approval of a former NASA astronaut.
09 September 2014, 07:01 AM ET
Two spacecraft on their way to Mars are performing well as they close in on the Red Planet this month.
09 September 2014, 06:30 AM ET
The private spaceflight company Boeing has been hard at work designing a capsule that could deliver NASA astronauts to the International Space Station sometime in the next three years.
08 September 2014, 08:08 PM ET
When Elena Serova arrives at the International Space Station to become its first female cosmonaut crewmember on Sept. 25, she plans to treat the mission as routine — at least, as routine as a spaceflight can be.
08 September 2014, 04:23 PM ET
A new NASA instrument expected to launch to space later this month will help scientists study the Earth in a new way from the International Space Station.
08 September 2014, 04:03 PM ET
British soprano Sarah Brightman will begin training in January for a 2015 visit to the International Space Station.
08 September 2014, 09:48 AM ET
Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere on August 17th, 2014. ISS crew member Alexander Gerst captured imagery to create a time-lapse of the fireworks. Full Story: http://goo.gl/nPJv5R
08 September 2014, 09:07 AM ET
ISS crew members Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio talk about several European and United States cities while aboard the International Space Station.
08 September 2014, 06:40 AM ET
NASA is looking for a place to land its next Mars rover on the Martian surface. Expected to launch in 2020, the space agency asked scientists where they'd like to see the rover land on the Martian surface.
07 September 2014, 06:34 PM ET
The Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on September 7th, 2014. It was carrying a commercial telecommunications satellite for the Hong Kong based firm AsiaSat.
07 September 2014, 12:46 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
07 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
China launched a Long March 2D rocket Sept. 4, 2014, carrying a data relay satellite and a payload to conduct multimedia telecommunications experiments.
07 September 2014, 06:00 AM ET
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 12:50 a.m. EDT (0450 GMT) Sunday, carrying the AsiaSat 6 satellite into space for Hong Kong-based firm AsiaSat.
06 September 2014, 11:56 AM ET
From Comet Jacques to a coronal mass ejection, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Sept. 6, 2014.
06 September 2014, 08:00 AM ET
Britain's first official astronaut is in need of a proper mission patch and he has turned to the young viewers of a popular UK children's show to design it.
05 September 2014, 01:04 PM ET
Have you ever wished you could have your own personal satellite? One company is on a mission to put high-altitude balloons, akin to floating satellites, into the hands of space enthusiasts.
05 September 2014, 12:34 PM ET
Robots built by students from around the world will face off in a competition designed to test how well these wheeled explorers might one day get around on the surface of Mars.
05 September 2014, 10:19 AM ET
Scientists want your help sorting through gorgeous images of Earth at night snapped by orbiting astronauts. Studying such photographs could show how light pollution is affecting human health and reveal ways to save energy and improve public safety.