Spaceflight Archive
29 May 2014, 11:45 AM ET
NASA astronauts are taking over New York City this week for the World Science Festival. Space agency scientists and engineers are giving presentations around New York from now until Sunday (June 1) on a variety of topics.
29 May 2014, 10:00 AM ET
A company making high-altitude balloons for rides to the edge of space wants a new logo, and it's asking the public for help. The Tucson-based group World View announced that it's seeking an emblem to represent its future passengers, or "Voyagers."
29 May 2014, 09:47 AM ET
The private space company tested the Dragon spacecraft's launch escape system thruster, that will also enable pinpoint propulsive landing on Earth or another planet.
29 May 2014, 09:15 AM ET
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. completed qualification tests of the SuperDraco thruster that will power the launch abort system on the crewed version of the Dragon space capsule the company is developing with financial aid from NASA.
29 May 2014, 06:11 AM ET
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will unveil the first manned Dragon spacecraft Thursday night (May 29) at 7 p.m. PDT/10 p.m. EDT (0200 May 30) in a live event at the company's Hawthorne, California rocket factory. Here's how to watch it live.
28 May 2014, 04:15 PM ET
A Russian Soyuz rocket launched three new crewmembers on an express trip to the International Space Station.
28 May 2014, 04:13 PM ET
Three crew members of Expedition 40/41 launched aboard the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft on May 28, 2014, for a four-hour ride to the International Space Station.
28 May 2014, 03:14 PM ET
Expedition 40's Reid Wiseman of NASA, Maxim Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency launched to the International Space Station on May 28th, 2014.
28 May 2014, 02:41 PM ET
A Japanese satellite equipped with a sharp-eyed synthetic aperture radar launched Saturday on a mission to map the globe every two weeks.
28 May 2014, 02:02 PM ET
When Google took credit for a 2012 UFO sighting, the image it offered bore little resemblance to photos at hand. That's because the balloon was a prototype, and one that had gone rogue, says a Google team leader.
28 May 2014, 12:00 PM ET
A Russian-Ukrainian Sea Launch-3SL rocket on May 26 successfully placed the Eutelsat 3B commercial telecommunications satellite into geostationary transfer orbit.
28 May 2014, 11:54 AM ET
Jerrie Cobb, who was part of the FLATs program, poses next to the Mercury space capsule.
28 May 2014, 11:12 AM ET
The private spaceflight company Orbital Sciences Corp. has delayed the launch of its second robotic resupply mission to the International Space Station to fully investigate a malfunction that caused the failure of a rocket engine on a launch pad.
28 May 2014, 08:21 AM ET
A new project — called the Moonhouse — asks space fans around the world to contribute money to a crowdfunding effort that could put an art installation on the moon by 2015.
28 May 2014, 07:21 AM ET
Three new crewmembers are set to launch on a quick trip to the International Space Station, and you can watch them blastoff live online today (May 28).
27 May 2014, 04:07 PM ET
NASA's giant new rocket, the Space Launch System, and its Orion space capsule are making progress toward two key test flights in the upcoming years. See how far along NASA's new rocket and spacecraft are, and what's next for the U.S. space vehicles.
27 May 2014, 06:50 AM ET
The future of manned space exporation is bright, according to a former astronaut and a NASA engineer. Humans may one day tread across some of the alien worlds that today can be studied only at a distance.
27 May 2014, 06:46 AM ET
Several upcoming missions will harness the subtle push of sunlight, using gossamer 'solar sails' to cruise through the heavens like boats through the sea. Such propellant-free propulsion could help humanity explore the solar system and beyond.
26 May 2014, 10:54 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
26 May 2014, 10:30 AM ET
From a huge new Mars crater to a new supernova, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for May 25, 2014.
23 May 2014, 02:34 PM ET
DiCaprio plans to fly aboard Virgin Galactic's suborbital SpaceShipTwo vehicle in 2015. A seat on the same flight with the actor sold for nearly $1 million Thursday (May 22) at the annual amfAR auction near Cannes, France.
23 May 2014, 01:03 PM ET
The joystick used by astronaut David Scott to land the Apollo 15 lunar module 'Falcon' on the moon 43 years ago this July has sold for more than $500,000. The sale is believed to be the highest price ever paid at auction for part of a NASA spacecraft.
23 May 2014, 12:12 PM ET
Water was discovered in the Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Dragon spacecraft that recently returned to Earth from a month-long stay at the international space station, but so far as NASA knew May 21, none of the agency’s cargo was damaged.
23 May 2014, 11:56 AM ET
Edward H. White II became the first American to step outside his spacecraft and let go.
23 May 2014, 11:31 AM ET
An AJ-26 engine slated to power Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket on a 2015 mission to the International Space Station failed May 22 during a hot-fire test at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
23 May 2014, 08:47 AM ET
New imagery from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed the 160-foot-wide crater, which scientists have determined was created between March 27-28, 2012. The imagery also reveals possible landslides that occurred as a result of the impact.
22 May 2014, 04:54 PM ET
Next Thursday (May 29), the company will unveil the crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft, which SpaceX hopes will be ferrying people to and from the International Space Station a few short years from now.
22 May 2014, 02:28 PM ET
The crew of the U.S.S. Kearsarge spell out the words "Mercury 9" on the deck.
22 May 2014, 12:04 PM ET
Space.com shadowed a group of students from the University of California, San Diego who were selected by NASA to test an experiment onboard a zero-gravity flight.
22 May 2014, 11:34 AM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX is building a giant rocket called the Falcon Heavy. See images of the planned Falcon Heavy heavy-lift booster in this Space.com gallery.
22 May 2014, 11:17 AM ET
A 36-year-old space probe that NASA once thought might be returned from space to be put into the Smithsonian may instead soon resume its original mission thanks a private group's attempt to reawaken the satellite.
22 May 2014, 10:59 AM ET
See photos of the Aegis Ashore Weapon System launch test, the first to launch an SM-3 missile from land, on May 20, 2014. The U.S. Navy performed the test from Kawaii, Hawaii in a flight overseeen by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.