Human Spaceflight Archive
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.
22 March 2014, 08:06 AM ET
Space tourism and space-based real estate are ushering in a new era of human spaceflight, but their success of private spaceflight will depend on ensuring safety and reducing the cost, experts say.
21 March 2014, 05:34 PM ET
The agency announced today (March 21) that it's seeking proposals for advanced technology-development studies that could bring the asteroid-redirect mission closer to reality and help keep the effort's costs down.
21 March 2014, 03:20 PM ET
The four private companies NASA is counting on to develop manned spaceships — Boeing, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) and SpaceX — are notching the many milestones set by the space agency's commercial crew program (CCP), officials said.
21 March 2014, 02:49 PM ET
Orbiting JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata explains how the International Space Station's water recovery system works.
20 March 2014, 12:59 PM ET
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins talks to Space.com's Tariq Malik about adjusting back to life on the ground. Hopkins spent 166 days aboard the International Space Station.
20 March 2014, 11:06 AM ET
You never know where you are going to find space for sale. From a Madison Ave. gallery to the holdings of the U.S. Marshals Office, historic space artifacts are now or soon will be up for auction. And that's just the start of the spring "space season."
19 March 2014, 10:39 AM ET
Astronauts build the ASEM structure during the fourth EVA of the STS-49 mission.
18 March 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Ambitious plans to carry humans far beyond Earth were at the forefront of the Explorers Club Annual Dinner here Saturday night, as astronauts, entrepreneurs and physicist Stephen Hawking celebrated the wonder — and necessity — of space exploration.
18 March 2014, 09:46 AM ET
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' private expedition that recovered NASA moon rocket engines from the ocean floor was honored by a venerable group of explorers, including one of the astronauts who rode to space atop those very same engines.
17 March 2014, 06:45 AM ET
Our species tends to focus on defusing dangers deemed immediate and extreme. But protecting the planet from asteroids will require constant vigilance over the long haul, experts say, since the threat of a major cosmic impact will never go away.
17 March 2014, 06:45 AM ET
The countdown to the maiden launch of Orion, a NASA space capsule designed to take astronauts out into the solar system, is now three months longer than previously planned. NASA says the Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) will fly in Dec. 2014.
16 March 2014, 12:10 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
15 March 2014, 11:37 PM ET
From a blindingly-bright fireball blazing across an aurora-filled sky to amazing views of our planet tweeted by astronauts, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 16, 2014.
14 March 2014, 11:25 PM ET
For two hours Friday, astronauts in orbit opened their out-of-this-world home to the people of Earth, offering an unprecedented raw glimpse into the beauty – and peril — of life on the International Space Station.
14 March 2014, 10:15 PM ET
'Live from Space' on the National Geographic Channel teams NatGeo with NASA for a live two-hour TV event to showcase what life in space. See Space.com's coverage of the March 14, 2014 event here.