Spaceflight Archive
11 January 2014, 09:22 AM ET
See photos from Virgin Galactic's third rocket-powered test flight of the private space plane SpaceShipTwo on Jan. 10, 2014. It was Virgin Galactic's highest flight at the time.
10 January 2014, 05:29 PM ET
NASA Associate ISS Program Scientist Tara Ruttley talks about the experiment and other science on the latest Orbital Sciences cargo run.
10 January 2014, 02:08 PM ET
Virgin Galactic launched its highest SpaceShipTwo test flight yet, a supersonic rocket-powered flight on Jan. 10 that sent the private space plane streaking 71,000 feet over California's Mojave Desert.
10 January 2014, 10:38 AM ET
Lawmakers have renamed NASA's premiere flight research center to honor the first man to walk on the moon. Congress passed a bill designating NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in southern California the 'NASA Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center.'
10 January 2014, 10:30 AM ET
JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata takes you on a tour of the compact quarters aboard the International Space Station.
10 January 2014, 09:52 AM ET
Before the Voyager spacecraft were launched in 1977, a prototype was put through vibration tests.
09 January 2014, 01:14 PM ET
The Orbital Sciences' rocket launched from NASA's Wallops in Virginia on January 9th, 2014. It is delivering supplies and experiments to the ISS.
09 January 2014, 01:10 PM ET
The commercial spaceflight company Orbital Sciences Corporation launched a robotic spacecraft from Virginia's Eastern Shore Thursday (Jan. 9) on a milestone flight: the company's first official cargo delivery to the International Space Station.
09 January 2014, 01:07 PM ET
See launch photos for Orbital Sciences' first commercial cargo mission using a Cygnus spacecraft, which blasted off on Jan. 9, 2014 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.
09 January 2014, 08:00 AM ET
Astronaut Edward White awaits Gemini IV's launch in the crew's ready room.
09 January 2014, 06:56 AM ET
The commercial spaceflight company Orbital Sciences will launch a privately built Cygnus cargo ship on its debut delivery mission to the International Space Station today (Jan. 9). Liftoff is set for 1:07 p.m. EST (1807 GMT) from Virginia.
08 January 2014, 05:14 PM ET
The European Space Agency, following in the footsteps of the German space agency, said it had signed an agreement with Sierra Nevada Corp. to investigate a European collaboration on SNC’s Dream Chaser crew-transport vehicle.
08 January 2014, 04:42 PM ET
Shelf-stable foods and crops grown onsite form the menu of the crews at the Mars Desert Research Station in rural Utah.
08 January 2014, 02:34 PM ET
NASA and White House officials are announcing plans today (Jan. 8) to keep the International Space Station running through at least 2024 — a four-year life extension for the largest spacecraft ever built.
08 January 2014, 08:10 AM ET
A huge solar flare from the sun has delayed the launch of Orbital Sciences' first Cygnus cargo mission to the International Space Station today (Jan. 8). See what it means for the mission here.
08 January 2014, 12:47 AM ET
A privately built robotic spacecraft is poised to blast off from Virginia's freezing cold Eastern Shore today (Jan. 8) on a debut delivery flight to the International Space Station, and you can watch it live online.
07 January 2014, 05:53 PM ET
A commercial spacecraft bound for the International Space Station is cleared to launch from Virginia's frigid Eastern Shore Wednesday (Jan. 8) in a milestone delivery mission for its builder, Orbital Sciences Corp.
07 January 2014, 01:49 PM ET
The fictional storybook space adventures of a dog named Max are blasting off in real life to be read on board the International Space Station. The astronauts will record videos of themselves reading the books for children to enjoy and learn from back on E
07 January 2014, 11:27 AM ET
From 11:43 to 15:49 GMT on January 3rd, 2013, a camera was pointed out a window of the International Space Station for two Earth orbits. North-western Australia starts the video and eastern Quebec ends it. The Moon makes an appearance as well.
07 January 2014, 09:26 AM ET
The two astronauts are conducting Detailed Test Objective procedures in the payload bay of Endeavour.
06 January 2014, 07:32 PM ET
Launching for the second time in five weeks, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Monday (Jan. 6) and successfully put a broadcasting satellite in a high-altitude orbit for a Thai communications operator.
06 January 2014, 05:47 PM ET
The commercial space company has launched a second satellite in 2 months aboard an upgraded Falcon 9 rocket. It launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on January 6th, 2014.
06 January 2014, 04:32 PM ET
A simulated Red Planet mission has begun at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, where six crewmembers are performing research that could lay the foundation for a real trip to Mars someday.
06 January 2014, 02:21 PM ET contributor Elizabeth Howell is part of a mock Mars mission in the Utah desert this week and wants to know: What questions do you have for a Red Planet simulation?
06 January 2014, 01:12 PM ET
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the THAICOM 6 communications satellite is slated to launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today at 5:06 p.m. EST. You can watch the liftoff live here on beginning at 4:25 p.m. EST.
06 January 2014, 11:01 AM ET
A NASA space shuttle hangar will serve as the new servicing facility for a fleet of secret military space planes. The Boeing Company will convert Orbiter Processing Facility-1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to support the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle.
06 January 2014, 10:49 AM ET
The Cassini Saturn probe goes though vibration and thermal testing in preparation for its four year mission.
04 January 2014, 11:14 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
04 January 2014, 01:05 PM ET
SpaceX has delayed the launch of a Thai communications satellite from Friday until at least Monday, according to the U.S. Air Force. Liftoff is now set for no earlier than Monday, according to a brief statement from the 45th Space Wing.
04 January 2014, 12:42 PM ET
From astronauts wishing Earth a happy New Year from space to jaw-dropping views of Saturn, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Jan. 4, 2014.
04 January 2014, 04:45 AM ET
NASA's planetary-science decisions are having negative and long-lasting impacts on the nation and its research workforce.
03 January 2014, 07:19 PM ET
The commercial spaceflight company Orbital Sciences has delayed the launch if its first delivery mission to the International Space Station next week by at least one or two days due to expected frigid temperatures.