Human Spaceflight Archive
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.
28 March 2014, 07:02 AM ET
Developing private systems to launch astronauts from U.S. soil in the near future should be a top priority for NASA, the space agency's chief Charles Bolden said Thursday (March 27).
28 March 2014, 07:01 AM ET
Forty-five years ago this July, astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped on to the lunar surface and in addition to becoming the second man to walk on the moon, was the first to wear a watch there. Omega is honoring the historic occasion with a timepiece.
27 March 2014, 08:00 PM ET
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Steve Swanson and cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev docked with the orbiting lab at 7:53 p.m. EDT Thursday after a two-day delay in orbit.
27 March 2014, 03:02 PM ET
The first aircraft purchased by the NACA.
27 March 2014, 02:03 PM ET
On its Asteroid Redirect Mission, NASA hopes to 'encapsulate' an asteroid using a robot ship – and also remove a boulder – before bringing the mass in range of astronauts to perform some, yet unexplained, tasks.
27 March 2014, 11:18 AM ET
SpaceX's launch of a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station has been delayed from Sunday after a critical U.S. Air Force rocket tracking radar was knocked offline, officials said late Wednesday (March 26).
27 March 2014, 07:11 AM ET
NASA's plan to capture an asteroid and park it near the moon is only one step on the way to Mars, NASA chief Charles Bolden said Wednesday (March 26). The space agency is planning an ambitious mission to send a robotic spacecraft to an asteroid.
27 March 2014, 06:54 AM ET
The space agency is asking the public to select the "cover layer" for its prototype Z-2 spacesuit, which officials say should be fully constructed by November. You can vote for one of three options through April 15.
26 March 2014, 04:50 PM ET
Space.com caught up with Jane Poynter, CEO of World View, a private company that aims to bring passengers to near-space using a high-altitude balloon.
26 March 2014, 12:06 PM ET
Three astronauts currently in orbit aboard a Russian-built Soyuz spacecraft are set to arrive at the International Space Station on Thursday (March 27) after a snag caused a docking delay.
26 March 2014, 11:30 AM ET
After two successful course altering 'burns' (rocket motor firings) three space-station bound crew members must wait an additional day to finally meet-up with ISS. NASA explains why the Soyuz craft did not execute a planned third burn.
26 March 2014, 07:01 AM ET
One NASA astronaut launching to the International Space Station in May is ready to 3D print in space. Astronaut Reid Wiseman, bound for the station in May, is looking forward to setting up a 3D printer on the orbiting outpost.
25 March 2014, 10:09 PM ET
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft skipped a planned engine maneuver in orbit late Tuesday (March 25), forcing the its three-man crew to circle the Earth two extra days before reaching the International Space Station as planned, NASA officials say.
25 March 2014, 05:56 PM ET
A nominal night launch, and a smooth ride through 3rd stage engine cut-off, puts Alexander Skvortsov, Oleg Artemyev and Steve Swanson on-track to begin Expedition 39 aboard the International Space Station.
25 March 2014, 05:24 PM ET
A Russian Soyuz rocket launched an international trio of crewmembers to the International Space Station today (March 25), sending them into space for a 5.5-month stint on the orbiting laboratory.
25 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The White House's 2015 budget request includes $27 million for DARPA's XS-1, a reusable space plane concept vehicle that could make its initial test flight in 2018. In all, DARPA expects to spend $800 million on space programs from 2015 through 2018.
25 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A NASA astronaut and two cosmonauts are set to launch to the International Space Station tonight (March 25) and you can watch it live online.
24 March 2014, 06:25 PM ET
The latest three spaceflyers will launch to the International Space Station on March 25, 2014.
24 March 2014, 05:58 PM ET
The tense political relationship between the United States and Russia will not affect the planned launch of a NASA astronaut and two cosmonauts to the International Space Station tomorrow (March 25), NASA officials reiterated last week.
24 March 2014, 11:56 AM ET
A camera claimed to have been used on the moon's surface sold for almost $1 million in Austria, despite questions about its history. The WestLicht auction in Vienna recorded a sale price of €660,000 (about $910,400 US) for the purported Apollo 15 flown ca
24 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists have identified a dozen or so promising targets for NASA's asteroid-capture mission, which seeks to drag a small rock — or a piece of a larger one — into a stable orbit around the moon, where it would be visited by astronauts down the road.
23 March 2014, 12:32 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
23 March 2014, 10:00 AM ET
An astronaut has brought the taste of space down to Earth while elevating space food to new heights. Franklin Chang Diaz, a veteran of seven shuttle flights, and the chefs at the Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica present 'Taste The Stars.'
22 March 2014, 01:27 PM ET
From stunning 3D Views of the universe to an HD moon map revealing a lunar North Pole like never before, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 22, 2014.