Spaceflight Archive
07 May 2014, 01:44 AM ET
Do you have the right stuff? Becoming an astronaut doesn't just happen overnight. It takes many years of education and experience to meet the basic qualifications.
07 May 2014, 12:54 AM ET
Now, more than ever, the United States must accelerate its human spaceflight program according to private astronaut Richard Garriott and his father Owen, a former NASA astronaut.
06 May 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Harrison "Jack" Schmitt has already been to the moon and walked on its surface. But he is eager to see a rebirth of the zeal for United States human space exploration that boosted Schmitt and fellow astronaut, Eugene Cernan, onto the lunar surface.
06 May 2014, 11:49 AM ET
The Astronaut of Hall of Fame inducted two new members on May 3, during a ceremony that was the first to be held under the retired shuttle Atlantis. It was only coincidence that both inductees had made history while flying aboard that particular orbiter.
06 May 2014, 10:15 AM ET
A secondhand Soviet-era space capsule that launched into space twice is set to be sold in Belgium on Wednesday (May 7). The Russian VA crew and cargo spacecraft is being sold by the Berlin-based Lempertz auction house at its newly-opened gallery in Brusse
06 May 2014, 09:55 AM ET
An astronaut receives training on the Lunar Landing Simulator.
05 May 2014, 03:15 PM ET
Just a few weeks after its last reusable rocket test, SpaceX did it again – and then some. The latest flight of the Falcon 9 Reusable rocket showed the machine soaring to 3,300 feet (1,000 meters), about four times the altitude of the test before.
05 May 2014, 12:41 PM ET
The X-38 research vehicle drops away from NASA's B-52 mothership.
05 May 2014, 11:54 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
05 May 2014, 10:59 AM ET
From a solar eclipse from space to NASA's newest spacesuit, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for May 5, 2014.
05 May 2014, 10:34 AM ET
From the partial solar eclipse over Australia to an amazing auroral display over Alaska, don't miss these spectacular night sky images by stargazers and Space.com readers.
05 May 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first U.S. manned spaceflight on May 5, 1961.
05 May 2014, 10:00 AM ET
The astronaut was also the fifth man to walk on the moon.
03 May 2014, 06:52 AM ET
A NASA astronaut on the International Space Station beamed a special "May the fourth" message to "Star Wars" fans on Earth with some help from the intrepid droid R2-D2.
03 May 2014, 01:36 AM ET
A unique camera system is helping open the moon to next-generation exploration.
02 May 2014, 12:55 PM ET
The Gimbal Rig was designed to simulate the motions of a space capsule, training astronauts to control the craft.
02 May 2014, 12:26 PM ET
A lightweight Vega launcher raced into space from French Guiana on Tuesday night (April 29), boosting a European-built satellite into a 466-mile-high polar orbit with a high-resolution telescope to survey cities, natural resources, and disasters for Kazak
02 May 2014, 11:29 AM ET
A prototype of NASA's Morpheus lander kicked up a cloud of fake moon dust as it touched down softly on a mock lunar landscape in Florida in this week.
02 May 2014, 10:48 AM ET
Boeing has seen the future of private human spaceflight, and it is blue. Sky blue, that is. The aerospace giant has unveiled its new concept for the cabin of a future commercial spaceliner.
02 May 2014, 07:10 AM ET
A crowdfunded team of engineers, programmers and citizen scientists aims to bring out of retirement the International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 (ISEE-3) probe, which launched in 1978 and ceased science operations in 1997.
02 May 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See photos from the Expedition 39 mission to the International Space Station, with images taken by the outpost's six-person crew.
01 May 2014, 01:01 PM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX captured its unprecedented reusable rocket test on video, but representatives with the company need your help to clean up the grainy footage.
01 May 2014, 12:56 PM ET
A member of the Russian government suggested Tuesday (April 29) that the United States use trampolines to get to the International Space Station instead of the Russian rockets they currently rely on, according to press reports.
01 May 2014, 12:25 PM ET
The U.S. Air Force and United Launch Alliance must temporarily stop buying the Russian-made rocket engines used to launch many national security missions because of sanctions against Russian leaders, a U.S. federal judge ruled Wednesday (April 30).
01 May 2014, 11:53 AM ET
Flight 7 of the X-1E suffered another nose gear failure on Rogers Dry Lake bed.
01 May 2014, 11:00 AM ET
The future of space travel requires new technologies and additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, may hold the key. Here's a look at 10 ways 3D printing could change space travel.
01 May 2014, 10:22 AM ET
A 'moon bounce performance' is slated using artwork in collaboration with visual artist, Daniela DePaulis, and the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope in The Netherlands.
01 May 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists hope space-grown crystals of the protein behind Huntington's disease could help them better understand the deadly neurodegenerative disorder.
01 May 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in April 2014.
30 April 2014, 03:35 PM ET
NASA's futuristic Z-2 spacesuit design is one part Tron and one part Buzz Lightyear. See images of three difference concepts of NASA's new Z-2 astronaut spacesuit in this Space.com gallery.
30 April 2014, 03:30 PM ET
NASA unveiled the new design for its advanced Z-2 spacesuit prototype on Wednesday (April 30) based on a public online vote. The spacesuit is a testbed for technologies that help support astronauts on missions to Mars and beyond.
30 April 2014, 01:48 PM ET
The private space company launched its Dragon capsule on a NASA cargo delivery run to Space Station on April 18th. The Falcon 9’s first stage deployed it’s landing gear and touched the water with essentially no velocity. Launch: http://goo.gl/tqWPBT