Spaceflight Archive
30 March 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists are considering further targets for NASA's New Horizons spacecraft to visit following its Pluto encounter this summer, should funding be provided.
30 March 2015, 06:50 AM ET
Here's a quick look at the evolution of NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which originally envisioned bagging up an entire space rock but will now pluck a boulder from a large asteroid.
29 March 2015, 10:00 AM ET
Last week, NASA's Messenger spacecraft executed the first of a series of engine burns designed to lift the probe's orbit slightly and delay its inevitable impact into Mercury's surface by up to a month.
29 March 2015, 10:00 AM ET
A Q&A about the first flight test of NASA's Orion capsule with two of the people responsible for the deep-space vehicle's development.
29 March 2015, 09:51 AM ET
Two spaceflyers blasted off on the first-ever yearlong mission to the International Space Station and NASA announced its plan to haul a boulder from a near-Earth asteroid to lunar orbit. Here's a look at Space.com's top stories of the week.
28 March 2015, 01:34 PM ET
From the first (contraband) corned beef sandwich in space to astronomy's oldest known 'Nova,' don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 29, 2015.
28 March 2015, 12:23 AM ET
Three new crewmembers just arrived at the International Space Station, and two of them won't be leaving for about one year.
27 March 2015, 04:04 PM ET
NASA's Scott Kelly and Roscosmos' Mikhail Kornienko have begun their flight to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft.
27 March 2015, 03:47 PM ET
An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut launched into space Friday to attempt something their two countries have never done together before: a one-year mission on the International Space Station that could help one day send humans to Mars.
27 March 2015, 01:44 PM ET
NASA's Kelly astronaut twins met up for a photo Thursday (March 26), just a day before one of them was scheduled to launch toward the International Space Station on an epic and unprecedented yearlong mission.
27 March 2015, 01:43 PM ET
Preparing to go to space for a year is no walk in the park. But with two years of training behind them, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko did, in fact, visit a park.
27 March 2015, 12:13 PM ET
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are scheduled to begin their unprecedented one-year mission to the International Space Station on Friday (March 27).
27 March 2015, 10:37 AM ET
NASA Chief Charles Bolden the 1-year mission of astronaut Scott Kelly advances the US's space goals.
27 March 2015, 08:01 AM ET
An astronaut "smart shirt" -- one that could someday beam biometric information back to ground controllers to keep an eye on the spacefarer's health – is now on a space mission of sorts.
27 March 2015, 08:00 AM ET
NASA's newest Mars probe recently made a risky dive into the Red Planet's upper atmosphere to learn more about how the planet's climate changed over time.
27 March 2015, 08:00 AM ET
A three-person crew will blast off to the International Space Station today (March 27), and two of them won't be coming back to Earth for a full year. You can watch live online as the yearlong mission begins.
27 March 2015, 08:00 AM ET
Astronauts today typically spend 6 months in orbit, and a yearlong mission is underway, but Mars missions would take years.
26 March 2015, 05:54 PM ET
An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are set to make history as the first crewmembers to spend a year onboard the International Space Station, but the two are not the first to log 12 months off the planet.
26 March 2015, 04:17 PM ET
NASA and Russia are launching a joint one year mission to the International Space Station. NASA's Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will blast off to the orbiting outpost on March 27, 2015 EDT.
26 March 2015, 02:36 PM ET
Roscosmos' Mikhail Kornienko will spend a year aboard the International Space Station. He talks about his father, a Russian military helicopter pilot that was part of search and rescue teams for the country's first cosmonauts.
26 March 2015, 02:00 PM ET
A small cloud of rocket fuel glowed faintly in the night sky above the Atlantic Ocean on the night of March 12, following a launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Skywatcher Scott Gauer photographed the glowing cloud from Danville, Penn.
26 March 2015, 10:11 AM ET
A NASA spacecraft is expected make its historic arrival in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, marking the first time a human-made probe has visited the cosmic body in history.
26 March 2015, 09:36 AM ET
The Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) will employ two vehicles. A robot will capture a boulder from an asteroid and a manned Orion spacecraft mission will rendezvous with it to return samples.
26 March 2015, 08:01 AM ET
NASA has a lot of questions about what happens to people who live in space for long periods of time, and it's almost time to get some answers.
26 March 2015, 08:00 AM ET
An astronaut and a cosmonaut spend an entire year aboard the ISS to provide data on the health implications of space travel.
26 March 2015, 07:00 AM ET
NASA intends to pluck a boulder off a near-Earth asteroid and haul it into orbit around the moon. Agency officials haven't decided upon the target asteroid yet, but the leading contender at the moment is the 1,300-foot-wide 2008 EV5.
26 March 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The National Space Biomedical Research Institute Industry Forum has funded three companies as part of its "Vision for Mars" challenge, which seeks to mitigate the visual problems astronauts experience during long-term spaceflight.
25 March 2015, 04:37 PM ET
NASA will pluck a boulder off a large asteroid and return it to lunar orbit, rather than target an entire near-Earth object for relocation, agency officials announced today (March 25).
25 March 2015, 04:22 PM ET
Scott Kelly's name tags were intended to be on the space station by now. The two blue and gold badges were among the items that NASA had arranged to send to the orbiting outpost ahead of Kelly launching on a yearlong expedition.
25 March 2015, 03:47 PM ET
Human bodies change on long-duration missions. NASA's Scott Kelly and Roscomos' Mikhail Kornienko will spend a year aboard the ISS to understand how to better keep future crews healthy.
25 March 2015, 02:50 PM ET
The GPS IIF-9 satellite blasted off atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Wednesday (March 25) at 2:36 p.m. EDT (1836 GMT).
25 March 2015, 08:05 AM ET
The private spaceflight company posted a photo of a SpaceX sign at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station that reads "Landing Complex 1," and also released images of a Dragon cargo vessel about to leave SpaceX headquarters on Feb. 23.