Spaceflight Archive
15 May 2014, 02:57 AM ET
For astronauts flying in space, spacesuits are a must-have accessory. But spacesuit technology has come a long way since the dawn of human spaceflight. Tonight, MIT professor Dava Newman will discuss her BioSuit spacesuit design and you can watch it live.
14 May 2014, 05:14 PM ET
The future of United States space travel will involve significant governmental cooperation with private industry, according to a panel of spaceflight experts.
14 May 2014, 12:59 PM ET
The call by one Russian official to ban Russian rocket engine use on U.S. military launches and to pull out of the International Space Station project by 2020, could have far-reaching repercussions for U.S. spaceflight if realized.
14 May 2014, 11:59 AM ET
Their services have permeated daily lives for countless millions of people, and now the latest Global Positioning System satellite is awaiting blastoff Thursday (May 15) to bolster the navigation network.
14 May 2014, 11:13 AM ET
A camera system is set up in the dynamic test chamber at Goddard Space Flight Center where thorough testing in a simulated space environment is the practice.
14 May 2014, 09:58 AM ET
More than 50 years after Neil Armstrong stood under it for a photo, a sign outside the main building at NASA's flight research center in southern California was revealed on Tuesday (May 13), now amended with the late astronaut's name.
14 May 2014, 04:01 AM ET
Spacesuits are vital for astronauts. They protect space travelers during launch and landing, and allow trips outside for spacewalks to make repairs or upgrades. See photos of how spacesuits have evolved during the first decades of human spaceflight.
14 May 2014, 03:18 AM ET
See photos from the May 13, 2014 landing of the a Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, Japanese spaceflyer Koichi Wakata and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin to wrap up a 188-day space mission.
13 May 2014, 10:05 PM ET
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, Japanese spaceflyer Koichi Wakata and cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin landed on the steppes of Kazakhstan at 9:58 p.m. EDT Tuesday night (May 13).
13 May 2014, 04:08 PM ET
A senior Russian official said he would ban exports of Russian-made rocket engines used to launch U.S. military satellites, and added that Russia doesn't intend to continue cooperating with the U.S. on the International Space Station beyond 2020.
13 May 2014, 02:19 PM ET
The flight crew for the X-15 which was developed to provide data on aerodynamics, structures, flight controls and the physiological aspects of high speed, high altitude flight.
13 May 2014, 02:07 PM ET
Canada's astronaut star Chris Hadfield wowed the Internet last year when he posted a YouTube music video of David Bowie's epic 'Space Oddity' while actually living in space. Now, it's going away.
13 May 2014, 11:12 AM ET
Astronauts Stan Love and Steve Bowen descended into NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory pool on Friday (May 9) to test out spacewalking techniques that could be used to explore a captured asteroid a decade or so from now.
13 May 2014, 10:03 AM ET
Three International Space Station crewmembers are set to return to Earth tonight (May 13) and you can watch it live online.
12 May 2014, 09:42 PM ET
With a temporary injunction barring United Launch Alliance from buying Russian-made engines for its Atlas 5 rocket now lifted, the case brought by SpaceX challenging the Air Force’s order of rockets appears to be focusing on questions of timing.
12 May 2014, 02:44 PM ET
Bone loss is a serious issue that has plagued astronauts since the dawn of the Space age. In the microgravity environment bones are remodeled with a decrease in mineral density.
12 May 2014, 12:55 PM ET
The HL-20 was one of two concepts considered for the Personnel Launch System.
11 May 2014, 11:26 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
10 May 2014, 01:11 PM ET
From a brilliant image of the Flame Nebula to magnetic 'fingerprints' of the Milky Way, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for May 10, 2014.
10 May 2014, 12:47 PM ET
From a fireball blazing across the daytime sky to a stunning moonrise over Ocean City, don't miss these spectacular night sky images by stargazers and readers.
09 May 2014, 05:18 PM ET
NASA's next-generation Z-2 spacesuit prototype is an evolution ahead of its predecessor, the Z-1. See how NASA's futuristic Z-2 spacesuit works in this infographic.
09 May 2014, 03:09 PM ET
While the plot of the hit Hollywood film 'Gravity' is fictional, the United States must bolster efforts to address the alarming amount of space junk, or risk grappling with potentially catastrophic collisions with debris in orbit, lawmakers said today.
09 May 2014, 03:08 PM ET
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) with the House Science, Space & Technology Subcommittee on Space conducted a hearing on how to prevent a real life 'Gravity'.
09 May 2014, 02:27 PM ET
The mission, which was scheduled to blast off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Saturday morning, will deliver six spacecraft to low-Earth orbit for the satellite-communications provider ORBCOMM.
09 May 2014, 01:22 PM ET
Astronaut Bruce McCandless II tests a Mobile Foot Restraint.
09 May 2014, 11:00 AM ET
A crowd-funded satellite launched to space last month might not get to perform is mission to deploy a fleet of even tinier satellites into orbit.
09 May 2014, 09:42 AM ET
NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman reached out to his friends to find out what they would do in their down time aboard the International Space Station. Wiseman spoke to's Tariq Malik on May 9th, 2014 and is scheduled to launch to ISS on May 28th.
08 May 2014, 06:43 PM ET
Climate change is not some far-off, nebulous issue that future generations will have to confront, Charles Bolden said Thursday. Rather, it's happening right now, and people all over the world are already feeling the effects.
08 May 2014, 04:42 PM ET
NASA research pilot and aeronautical engineer passed away on My 6th, 2014. In his 48 year career,he flew more than 8,000 hours in over 60 different aircraft. He received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1997.
08 May 2014, 04:28 PM ET
A U.S. federal judge has lifted an injunction that temporarily barred the U.S. Air Force and United Launch Alliance from buying Russian-made rocket engines for launching launch national security missions.
08 May 2014, 02:54 PM ET
The recording artist promoted the Orion capsule ands Space Launch Systems in this public service announcement.
08 May 2014, 12:25 PM ET
See spectacular views of Earth from space by astronauts and spacecraft across the solar system.