Spaceflight Archive
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
30 April 2014, 12:30 PM ET
When astronauts spend long periods of time in space, their hearts become more spherical and lose muscle mass, a new study finds, which could lead to cardiac problems.
30 April 2014, 12:02 PM ET
Orville Wright flies his glider at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
30 April 2014, 10:39 AM ET
Houston, the SCA has landed. The original of NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet that for three decades flew the agency's orbiters coast to coast, completed a two-night eight-mile road trip to Space Center Houston.
30 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's ambitious plan to snag and asteroid and put it into orbit for astronauts to explore should help put astronauts on Mars sometime in the 2030s, space agency officials said today (April 29).
29 April 2014, 02:48 PM ET
The space agency outlines their goal to eventually land a human on the Red Planet. There is yet no specific plan or mission design.
29 April 2014, 12:47 PM ET
An unofficial sustained American aviation altitude record for women was set on July 1, 1979.
29 April 2014, 12:00 PM ET
The space agency announced Monday (April 28) that it has issued a Request for Information (RFI), officially seeking ideas from outside researchers about a mission that would study Europa and its subsurface ocean for less than $1 billion.
29 April 2014, 10:41 AM ET
NASA's space shuttle-carrying jumbo jet is on the move. Two years after its final orbiter ferry flights, NASA 905, the space agency's original Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, set off on a two night road trip to Space Center Houston.
28 April 2014, 11:02 AM ET
During a July 1999 test flight, the X-38 descends under its steerable parachute.
28 April 2014, 09:48 AM ET
'Oversize Load.' So cautions bright orange signs positioned alongside roads leading to and from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The traffic advisories were placed in advance of NASA 905, the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, being moved.