Spaceflight Archive
10 April 2014, 11:57 AM ET
An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket is counting down to launch the classified NROL-67 satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office today (April 10) at 1:
10 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
An astronaut in space recently made a giant leap into the social media world with the first Instagram photo ever sent from the International Space Station.
09 April 2014, 05:20 PM ET
An unmanned Russian cargo ship delivered about 3 tons of supplies to the International Space Station today after a quick, six-hour trip to the orbiting outpost.
09 April 2014, 05:18 PM ET
The ISS Progress 55 resupply craft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on April 9th, 2014 and docked nearly 6 hours later. There are 3 tons of food, fuel and gear onboard. See the launch: http://goo.gl/DlSAEH
09 April 2014, 04:58 PM ET
09 April 2014, 01:39 PM ET
NASA astronaut Steven Swanson made the 'historic' post on April 7th, 2014. The 'selfie' was taken in the space station's cupola and states "Back on ISS, life is good".
09 April 2014, 12:51 PM ET
A former Navy test pilot, Binnie had most recently worked for Scaled Composites, overseeing flight tests of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. He will now help another suborbital space plane, XCOR's Lynx, get off the ground.
09 April 2014, 12:32 PM ET
What in another year might have been a routine hearing about NASA’s annual budget request turned into a heated, and sometimes partisan, exchange about the agency’s internal security practices and the broad state of the U.S. human spaceflight program.
09 April 2014, 12:30 PM ET
The ISS Progress 55 resupply craft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on April 9th, 2014. The 3 tons of food, fuel and gear on board will reach the Station in about 6 hours. Read more: http://goo.gl/jIMJG1
09 April 2014, 12:19 PM ET
The M2-F1 lifting body, shown under tow, was designed as a means of landing an aircraft horizontally after atmospheric reentry.
09 April 2014, 11:27 AM ET
An unmanned Russian cargo ship carrying a fresh load of supplies is on its way to six crewmembers living and working on the International Space Station.
08 April 2014, 12:48 PM ET
An American spacecraft that spent decades under the ocean will soon ship overseas for an exhibit that explores the 'space between art and science.' Liberty Bell 7 will leave the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center to be displayed in Germany.
08 April 2014, 12:00 PM ET
A private spaceflight company will launch its third robotic resupply mission to the International Space Station next week.
08 April 2014, 08:11 AM ET
Europe's Sentinel-1 satellite will provide all-weather, day-or-night radar images for numerous operational services. See launch photos for the Sentinel satellite program's first launch.
08 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists have begun realizing that spaceflight can cause serious and perhaps permanent vision problems in astronauts. NASA is working hard to understand the issue, which could present a major hurdle to mounting manned missions to Mars.
07 April 2014, 03:14 PM ET
NASA should set up a clear set of ethical rules regarding the health of astronauts on long-duration spaceflights — such as a trip to Mars — in the near future, according to a panel of health and ethics experts.
07 April 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Teams of engineers are rushing to put a robotic spacecraft on the moon in the Google Lunar X Prize competition. This week, the Science Channel and Discovery Channel announced that they will cover the moon race.
07 April 2014, 10:01 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in March 2014.
06 April 2014, 11:15 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
05 April 2014, 04:04 PM ET
From images of a U.S. Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program payload launch into space to an amateur astronomer’s famous moon shot, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for April 5, 2014.
04 April 2014, 08:09 PM ET
To survive on Mars, astronauts may need to rely on an usual diet.
04 April 2014, 06:05 PM ET
India launched its second navigation spacecraft aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on Friday (April 4) to continue building an independent space-based system to provide positioning services over Indian territory.
04 April 2014, 04:57 PM ET
A new global weather observatory for the U.S. armed forces was lofted into orbit aboard its Atlas 5 booster rocket from California on Thursday to provide tactical forecasts to military operations.
04 April 2014, 04:00 PM ET
NASA officials have suspended contact with Russian government representatives due to the ongoing situation in Ukraine. However, the newly instituted policy might not have many on-the-ground effects for people working at the American space agency.
04 April 2014, 10:20 AM ET
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is set to redefine the "Milestones of Flight," as it begins the first major renovation of its most iconic gallery. The institution Thursday (April 3) announced that Boeing had donated $30 million in support
04 April 2014, 07:14 AM ET
NASA's moon-orbiting LADEE probe (short for Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) is expected to impact Earth's only natural satellite sometime on or before April 21 after it runs out of its remaining fuel.
03 April 2014, 06:23 PM ET
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket carrying the Air Force's DMSP-19 satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on April 3, 2014. See photos of the launch here.