Human Spaceflight Archive
09 October 2015, 04:54 PM ET
Aldrin would like the president of the United States (whoever it happens to be) to announce a crewed Mars commitment on July 20, 2019, the "golden anniversay" of the giant leaps Aldrin and Neil Armstrong took on the lunar surface.
09 October 2015, 04:04 PM ET
The addition of tens of thousands of photos taken by the Apollo astronauts on the moon to an online repository drew wide interest in the media, but lost in many of the headlines were the facts behind the 40-year-old NASA photographs.
09 October 2015, 01:39 PM ET
More than 8,400 unprocessed scans have been uploaded into the online Project Apollo Archive. The entire gallery is available on the photo-sharing service Flickr.
09 October 2015, 07:40 AM ET
Following a devastating loss of vehicle last year, Orbital ATK is preparing to send cargo to the International Space Station as early as December, and launch a new Antares rocket in 2016.
09 October 2015, 07:00 AM ET
NASA aims to put boots on Mars in the 2030s after first gathering human-spaceflight experience and expertise in low-Earth orbit and the "proving ground" of cis-lunar space near the moon.
08 October 2015, 12:01 PM ET
The Dream Chaser space plane, which would continue the legacy of NASA's shuttle program, is getting ready for a second stage of flight testing.
08 October 2015, 10:09 AM ET
Leaders of the private spaceflight industry gathered in New Mexico to discuss pressing issues, including the fate of the International Space Station.
08 October 2015, 09:28 AM ET
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is scheduled to launch the NROL-55 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office at 8:49 a.m. EDT (1249 GMT) Thursday, along with 13 tag-along cubesats. Watch it live here at, beginning at 8:29 a.m. ET.
07 October 2015, 05:58 PM ET
A marketing agency that represents former NASA astronauts is launching a unique take on its clients' spacesuited portraits, working with a popular print house to create a series of limited edition, illustrated art posters that celebrate the space traveler
07 October 2015, 12:12 PM ET
Jeff Bezos' private spaceflight company Blue Origin is known for its secrecy, but both the company and Bezos may be crafting a more public image.
07 October 2015, 10:09 AM ET
Dava Newman, NASA Deputy Administrator, explains how solar-electric propulsion, deep space atomic clocks, spacesuits, and laser communication are key technologies for humans to explore Mars and beyond.
06 October 2015, 04:30 PM ET
In "The Martian," Mark Watney deals with a lot of dangerous situations — food and communications being a couple of them. But what if his camp got hit by a solar storm? How could he protect himself?
06 October 2015, 12:25 PM ET
If you're stranded, would you rather be on the moon or Mars?
06 October 2015, 11:00 AM ET
See how NASA and Ridley Scott brought Mars exploration to the public with 'The Martian,' a film starring Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut.
06 October 2015, 10:50 AM ET
“The Martian” makes being stranded on the cold red planet seem almost romantic. But what are your real survival odds? XPRIZE Founder and CEO Peter Diamandis reasons out his personal choice in this inaugural episode of #AskPeter.
06 October 2015, 10:24 AM ET
Blue Origin said Sept. 30 that it has completed more than 100 developmental tests of its BE-4 engine, which the company is building both for ULA and itself.
06 October 2015, 10:20 AM ET
In life, astronaut Sally Ride privately put into order her personal objects, artifacts, awards and papers, which will now forever represent her as America's first woman in space in the National Air and Space Museum.
06 October 2015, 10:10 AM ET
Virgin Galactic announced Sept. 28 it has made "significant progress" on the engines that it will use on its LauncherOne small satellite launch vehicle.
06 October 2015, 08:00 AM ET
Arizona-based World View Enterprises aims to start launching paying customers to the stratosphere in 2017 beneath a giant balloon, for $75,000 per seat.
05 October 2015, 05:33 PM ET
The Straight to Ale brewery, located in Huntsville, Alabama, home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, incorporates NASA history into many of its beers.
03 October 2015, 09:59 AM ET
There's water on Mars, a resupply spaceship at the International Space Station, a science-heavy survival novel on the big screen and something moving inside Saturn. These are our best space stories of the week.
02 October 2015, 08:54 PM ET
From the discovery of water on Mars to stunning reader images of the Supermoon eclipse, don't miss these amazing space images.
02 October 2015, 07:55 AM ET
NASA has been helping promote the new film "The Martian," which hits theaters across the United States today (Oct. 1), as a way to publicize its own plans to send astronauts to the Red Planet in the 2030s.
01 October 2015, 06:55 PM ET
Russia's uncrewed Progress 61 freighter docked with the space station at 6:52 p.m. EDT today (Oct. 1), 6 hours after blasting off. The cargo vessel is stocked with more than 3 tons of food and supplies for the astronauts aboard the orbiting lab.
01 October 2015, 01:28 PM ET
Russia launched an unmanned cargo ship Thursday (Oct. 1) on a speedy trip to deliver tons of fresh supplies to a waiting crew on the International Space Station.
01 October 2015, 01:16 PM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in's gallery of cosmic images posted in September 2015.
01 October 2015, 11:07 AM ET
It may seem strange at first, but by the time you get done seeing "The Martian," the new movie from director Ridley Scott, you will understand why 20th Century Fox wants to mail you a Mark Watney-stamped potato.
30 September 2015, 05:46 PM ET
In the film "The Martian" (2015), an astronaut played by Matt Damon has to improvise when his crew leaves him behind by accident. Here's a look at what Watney would need to stay alive on Mars.
30 September 2015, 05:20 PM ET
Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and other actors in "The Martian" — as well as director Ridley Scott — recently got a chance to ask a few questions of real astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren. Watch the discussion in this new video.
30 September 2015, 05:04 PM ET
Forty-four years ago, the watch David Scott was wearing broke as he was out for a walk. Somehow, the crystal protecting the watch's face popped off. Fortunately, he had another watch to wear. That wouldn't be newsworthy had Scott not been on the moon at t
30 September 2015, 03:20 PM ET
Are you ready for Mars? NASA is working to get the agency ready for a human mission to the Red Planet in a few decades, and is showcasing its personnel and projects online.
30 September 2015, 01:55 PM ET
A new photo book provides a "wide look" at the lunar surface vistas that the Apollo astronauts captured on film 45 years ago. "Apollo: The Panoramas" is now being crowdfunded on Kickstarter.
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.
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, 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.