Spaceflight Archive
04 November 2015, 07:45 AM ET
Last month, Israel-based SpaceIL announced it had signed a deal to launch its lander to the moon aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the second half of 2017.
03 November 2015, 03:40 PM ET
Watch as the International Takes Shape in this speeded up NASA animation of its decade-long assembly, which began in 1998 and will end around 2010.
03 November 2015, 11:53 AM ET
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye "The Science Guy" came out for a daylong celebration of the 35-year anniversary of the Planetary Society, a space exploration advocacy organization.
03 November 2015, 08:25 AM ET
LEGO will not be producing a model of the International Space Station, having passed on the orbiting outpost in its most recent review of projects that are designed and supported by fans.
03 November 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The space agency is hosting a news conference on Thursday at 2 p.m. EST to "announce new findings on [the] fate of Mars' atmosphere," according to a media advisory. You can watch the news conference live here on, courtesy of NASA TV.
02 November 2015, 07:44 PM ET
The crew of the International Space Station spoke today (Nov. 2) about the 15-year anniversary of humans taking up permanent residence on the orbiting laboratory, and what the station means for the future of human spaceflight.
02 November 2015, 05:48 PM ET
A new children's photobiography of Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, traces the course of her life in pictures and stories compiled by her partner of 27 years — offering a rare opportunity to get to know the famously private astronaut.
02 November 2015, 05:30 PM ET
Access to BAE capital and technology will help Reaction Engines Limited accelerate development and testing of a prototype single-stage-to-orbit engine.
02 November 2015, 05:00 PM ET
Look up into the sky this week to see why autumn is the favorite season for many skywatchers: You can get your last look at summer stars and, if you stay up late, your first look at winter stars.
02 November 2015, 02:36 PM ET
Service officials said the last satellite in the GPS 2F series is expected to launch Feb. 3, 2016.
02 November 2015, 01:57 PM ET
The space agency pulls out the banjo – and maybe the moonshine? – to sing the praises of the International Space Station's first 15 years of service.
02 November 2015, 10:26 AM ET
A week into taking up residency aboard the International Space Station, Expedition One astronaut Bill Shepherd ended the first entry in his new ship's log.
02 November 2015, 06:50 AM ET
After a death-defying dive toward the surface of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, the Cassini spacecraft has sent back images from its close encounter.
01 November 2015, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in's gallery of cosmic images posted in October 2015.
31 October 2015, 07:28 AM ET
You might masquerade as an astronaut for Halloween, but what about when astronauts dress up? Here's how one spacefarer celebrated the spooky season.
30 October 2015, 01:28 PM ET
Two new museum exhibits offer the public a chance to 'Be the Astronaut' and 'Journey to Space.' Space Center Houston in Texas and the California Science Center are presenting immersive, hands-on attractions designed to educate guests about spaceflight.
30 October 2015, 07:19 AM ET
One year after the fatal SpaceShipTwo crash, Virgin Galactic is constructing its next passenger vehicle, and working to become a global competitor in the new space frontier.
29 October 2015, 05:46 PM ET
In space, no one can hear you litter (but that doesn't mean it's a good idea).
29 October 2015, 12:01 PM ET
A prototype Apollo lunar rover that was sold to a scrapyard and reported by NASA to be lost has been found and may be heading to auction. Just a day after a story that reported the vehicle as destroyed, the moon buggy popped up in a classified ad in an Al
29 October 2015, 08:01 AM ET
California-based startup Made In Space is partnering with home-improvement giant Lowe's to launch a commercial 3D printer to the International Space Station (ISS) early next year, representatives of both companies announced today (Oct. 29).
29 October 2015, 07:49 AM ET
Spoiler Alert! Here's the complicated math problems Mark Watney has to solve in order to survive in "The Martian."
29 October 2015, 07:49 AM ET
Computing orbital trajectories, shepherding chemical reactions and just plain counting potatoes: Surviving in "The Martian" is all about doing the math, which is what makes it feel real.
29 October 2015, 07:28 AM ET
NASA's Dawn spacecraft fired up its thrusters on Friday (Oct. 23) and began spiraling down to an orbit that lies just 230 miles (375 kilometers) from the surface of Ceres, the largest object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
28 October 2015, 03:33 PM ET
NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren successfully completed their first-ever spacewalks today (Oct. 28), completing a handful of tasks vital to the International Space Station's longterm endurance.
28 October 2015, 01:54 PM ET
One year after the explosive loss of an Antares rocket, Orbital ATK is getting ready to return to flight, and looking toward the role of the commercial spaceflight industry in low-Earth orbit.
28 October 2015, 01:50 PM ET
Cassini flew low through the Saturn moon Enceladus' icy plume today (Oct. 28) at 11:22 a.m. EDT (1522 GMT), zooming within a mere 30 miles (50 kilometers) of the satellite's frigid surface.
28 October 2015, 12:37 PM ET
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft speeds over the surface of the Red Planet on its mission in one artist's conception.
28 October 2015, 07:26 AM ET
World View Enterprises, which aims to loft paying customers to the stratosphere beneath a giant balloon, launched an uncrewed test flight Saturday, sending a 10-percent-scale version of its passenger capsule to an altitude of 100,475 feet.
28 October 2015, 07:19 AM ET
A new satellite concept, even smaller than Cubesats, is planned to be affordable to all. And they're launching in February.
28 October 2015, 07:17 AM ET
Astronauts are known for being in peak physical condition, but everyone gets sick at one point or another.
28 October 2015, 01:25 AM ET
NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren will take the first spacewalks of their cosmic careers today (Oct. 28) at the International Space Station. Here's how to watch the action live online.
27 October 2015, 05:25 PM ET
Since 2004, the Cassini space probe has orbited Saturn, collecting photos and data that have revolutionized our understanding of the planet and its moons.