Human Spaceflight Archive
10 April 2014, 12:49 PM ET
Apollo 13 memorabilia belonging to the late astronaut Jack Swigert is auction-bound, 44 years after a last-minute change landed him aboard the ill-fated flight. The mementos are being put up for sale by Swigert's family.
10 April 2014, 12:32 PM ET
The countdown to weightlessness begins. On Wednesday, I got a barf briefing. On Thursday, I'll get an Army-green flight suit. And on Friday, I'll finally get a chance to experience life without gravity (albeit in brief increments).
10 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
An astronaut in space recently made a giant leap into the social media world with the first Instagram photo ever sent from the International Space Station.
09 April 2014, 05:20 PM ET
An unmanned Russian cargo ship delivered about 3 tons of supplies to the International Space Station today after a quick, six-hour trip to the orbiting outpost.
09 April 2014, 01:39 PM ET
NASA astronaut Steven Swanson made the 'historic' post on April 7th, 2014. The 'selfie' was taken in the space station's cupola and states "Back on ISS, life is good".
09 April 2014, 12:51 PM ET
A former Navy test pilot, Binnie had most recently worked for Scaled Composites, overseeing flight tests of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. He will now help another suborbital space plane, XCOR's Lynx, get off the ground.
09 April 2014, 12:19 PM ET
The M2-F1 lifting body, shown under tow, was designed as a means of landing an aircraft horizontally after atmospheric reentry.
09 April 2014, 11:27 AM ET
An unmanned Russian cargo ship carrying a fresh load of supplies is on its way to six crewmembers living and working on the International Space Station.
08 April 2014, 12:48 PM ET
An American spacecraft that spent decades under the ocean will soon ship overseas for an exhibit that explores the 'space between art and science.' Liberty Bell 7 will leave the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center to be displayed in Germany.
08 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists have begun realizing that spaceflight can cause serious and perhaps permanent vision problems in astronauts. NASA is working hard to understand the issue, which could present a major hurdle to mounting manned missions to Mars.
07 April 2014, 03:14 PM ET
NASA should set up a clear set of ethical rules regarding the health of astronauts on long-duration spaceflights — such as a trip to Mars — in the near future, according to a panel of health and ethics experts.
07 April 2014, 10:01 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in March 2014.
06 April 2014, 11:15 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
05 April 2014, 04:04 PM ET
From images of a U.S. Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program payload launch into space to an amateur astronomer’s famous moon shot, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for April 5, 2014.
04 April 2014, 08:09 PM ET
To survive on Mars, astronauts may need to rely on an usual diet.
04 April 2014, 04:00 PM ET
NASA officials have suspended contact with Russian government representatives due to the ongoing situation in Ukraine. However, the newly instituted policy might not have many on-the-ground effects for people working at the American space agency.
03 April 2014, 02:32 PM ET
See photos and images of Vancouver-based UrtheCast's HD cameras from their perch on the International Space Station in this Space.com gallery.
03 April 2014, 02:13 PM ET
UrtheCast released images taken by its orbiting HD equipment for the first time today, posting two photos captured on March 28 by its medium-resolution camera. One picture is centered on a Jamaican town, while the other shows part of Venezuela.
02 April 2014, 08:10 PM ET
NASA is suspending most of its cooperation with Russia as a result of the ongoing situation in Ukraine, agency officials announced Wednesday afternoon (April 2). But it will be business as usual aboard the International Space Station.
02 April 2014, 06:42 AM ET
Tiny space rocks called "minimoons" already cruise near Earth and would make interesting targets for manned exploration, advocates say.
01 April 2014, 01:44 PM ET
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins swaps out the International Space Station's Solid Waste Container SWC/KTO.
01 April 2014, 12:43 PM ET
From a billionaire to a respected science journal, everyone is getting in on the ridiculous April Fools' Day fun. A few of the more elaborate jokes flying around the internet today (April 1) involve spaceflight and astrophysics.
01 April 2014, 10:43 AM ET
Space Shuttle Atlantis begins STS-86 by blazing through the night sky.
31 March 2014, 04:34 PM ET
The engines of NASA's space shuttle will be reborn for the space agency's newest rocket, designed to take humans deeper into space than ever before.
31 March 2014, 03:05 PM ET
You could call it one small step for a ship, one giant leap for oceanographic research. The Navy named the first of a new class of research vessels after the first man to walk on the moon, astronaut Neil Armstrong, at a ceremony in Anacortes, Wash.
31 March 2014, 11:03 AM ET
Scott Kelly has just one year left on Earth. An experienced NASA astronaut and half of the first pair of twins to fly into space, Kelly will leave the planet in 2015 to become the first U.S. astronaut to log a year in space.
31 March 2014, 08:00 AM ET
To give potential Red Planet settlers a taste of Martian life, the Netherlands-based group Mars One intends to build simulation outposts on Earth. The nonprofit announced their plans for mock Martian colonies Thursday.
30 March 2014, 01:45 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
29 March 2014, 02:36 PM ET
From rings around an asteroid to a shimmering rainbow of colors captured on camera above Venus, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 29, 2014.
29 March 2014, 08:00 AM ET
Astronauts, rocket-makers and other space leaders are set to descend on Southern California next week for the Space Tech Expo and Conference 2014. Now in its third year, the three-day trade show will take place April 1-3 in Long Beach.
28 March 2014, 02:46 PM ET
From spy satellites and missile defense to robot space planes and orbital platforms, get the latest news and views on military space technology.
28 March 2014, 11:02 AM ET
Two astronauts emerge from the airlock in their space suits after an EVA.