Spaceflight Archive
30 September 2015, 11:11 AM ET
Matt Damon, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jessica Chastain and Ridley Scott ask Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren some questions about life in Space.
30 September 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The upcoming sci-fi film "The Martian" features many real-life technologies being developed to help put boots on the Red Planet, but the sleek spacesuits showcased in the upcoming sci-fi film were invented out of whole cloth.
30 September 2015, 12:33 AM ET
Will the High Definition Space Telescope finally detect life outside our solar system?
29 September 2015, 06:00 PM ET
A rover prototype designed to search for water ice at the poles of the moon passed a series of tests on Earth as the mission seeks funding and partnerships.
29 September 2015, 05:44 PM ET
A former Ansari X Prize competitor plans to carry out tests of high-altitude drones and suborbital rockets at New Mexico’s Spaceport America.
29 September 2015, 03:49 PM ET
India’s PSLV rocket on Sept. 28 placed the nation’s first astronomy satellite into a near-equatorial low Earth orbit along with six secondary payloads that included satellites owned by prospective competitors in commercial maritime surveillance.
29 September 2015, 01:50 PM ET
The twitter account for the upcoming movie "The Martian," due out this Friday (Oct. 2) released a very special video following NASA's announcement of liquid finding water on the surface of Mars.
29 September 2015, 09:30 AM ET
On the halfway point of his year-long mission in space, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured this stunning image of the United States early in the morning.
29 September 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The discovery boosts the chances that life may exist today on or near the Martian surface, researchers said. And it makes the outlook for putting boots on the Red Planet, which NASA hopes to do by the end of the 2030s, a bit rosier as well.
25 September 2015, 11:00 AM ET
The Virginia-based Zero Gravity Corp. (Zero G) has now been flying customers on a specially modified Boeing 727 jet for a decade. The plane, known as G-Force One, flies in parabolic arcs that generate brief periods of weightlessness.
24 September 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Myths abound about the moon, from the fabled "dark side" to the persistent belief that the Apollo landings were faked. Here's a look at some major lunar misconceptions, just in time for Sunday's rare "supermoon" total lunar eclipse.
24 September 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft, also known as Mangalyaan, arrived at the Red Planet on the night of Sept. 23, 2014 (Sept. 24 GMT and Indian Standard Time) — just two days after NASA's MAVEN probe reached Mars orbit.
23 September 2015, 04:31 PM ET
The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft arrived in orbit around the Red Planet on Sept. 21, 2014, 10 months after blasting off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
23 September 2015, 04:08 PM ET
Five teams, ranging from university students to a group of engineers dispersed across the country, received $20,000 each from NASA in the first milestone of a competition to develop deep space cubesat technologies.
23 September 2015, 11:23 AM ET
Timothy "TJ" Creamer, who this week joined the ranks of Chris Kraft and Gene Kranz as one of NASA's newest flight directors, is no stranger to Mission Control. Creamer is the first astronaut to be named a flight director in the history of U.S. human space
23 September 2015, 07:15 AM ET
After spending more than two years in a weightless environment, whiskey distillate on the International Space Station tastes different from control samples on Earth, a whiskey company reported.
22 September 2015, 05:30 PM ET
Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon, and his new book encourages kids to take the first steps onto Mars.
22 September 2015, 05:24 PM ET
This weekend's rare supermoon total lunar eclipse offers a mix of risk and scientific opportunity for NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been studying Earth's nearest neighbor up close since 2009.
22 September 2015, 12:44 PM ET
It is not unusual, given NASA's presence in the community, to hear of people in Houston sing the virtues of space exploration. Those voices though, do not often take the form of an opera. That will change with the Houston Grand Opera's premiere of "O Colu
22 September 2015, 07:41 AM ET
On Thursday (Sept. 17), officials with NASA and the U.S. Agency For International Development (USAID) showcased the ways satellite data helps developing countries manage their resources and deal with natural disasters.
21 September 2015, 05:25 PM ET
Could genes determine what makes a good astronaut? How does spaceflight impact the human genome? The one-year mission aboard the International Space Station may start unearthing answers.
21 September 2015, 04:46 PM ET
Last weekend, astronaut Scott Kelly answered questions on Twitter about life in space, including how astronauts bathe, do laundry and exercise, and how he's liking his one-year stay in orbit.
21 September 2015, 04:30 PM ET
The new Pluto animation stitches together images captured by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft during its historic flyby on July 14, which returned the first-ever up-close looks at the faraway dwarf planet.
21 September 2015, 01:30 PM ET
Space travelers don't have to dream of flying, but Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, up on the International Space Station, revealed his own bad dream of missing the flight back to space in a new video interview.
21 September 2015, 06:30 AM ET
Scientists are developing a mission concept that would send a probe flying through the plume created by the 100-odd geysers erupting from the south polar region of Saturn's ice-covered moon Enceladus.
20 September 2015, 04:37 PM ET
Jeff Bezos announced a new home for Blue Origin and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly reflected on having six more months in orbit. This is our roundup of the best space stories of the week, for Sept. 18, 2015.
19 September 2015, 12:30 PM ET
A new personalized children's book will take a trip to the International Space Station bearing the name of one lucky child on Earth.
18 September 2015, 11:06 PM ET
From a partial solar eclipse to a new view of Pluto, don't miss these amazing space images.
18 September 2015, 04:51 PM ET
The capsule that launched the first woman into space, the most complete Soviet lunar lander still in existence and the 80-year-old drawings of a rocket pioneer are among the more than 150 rare Soviet-era space relics now on public display in London.
18 September 2015, 04:41 PM ET
Images from the NASA New Horizons probe's September 11th, 2015 download were "stitched together and rendered on a sphere" by the mission team.
18 September 2015, 12:33 PM ET
The Eagle has landed, again. An Apollo Lunar Module was moved to the National Air and Space Museum's "Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall," re-opening in July 2016.
18 September 2015, 07:51 AM ET
Halfway through his 342-visit to the ISS, astronaut Scott Kelly talks about what he's looking forward to, and what he misses.