Human Spaceflight Archive
21 February 2014, 12:31 PM ET
Journalist, producer and television host Soledad O'Brien will host the National Geographic Channel's global television event 'Live from Space,' the channel announced Wednesday (Feb. 19).
21 February 2014, 11:14 AM ET
Dale Gardner, a NASA astronaut who on the second of his two shuttle missions became the last to fly the Manned Maneuvering Unit jetpack as he helped perform the first space salvage in history, died on Feb. 19, 2014 in Colorado. He was 65.
20 February 2014, 01:03 AM ET
Valery Kubasov, a Soviet cosmonaut whose three space missions included the first joint flight between the U.S. and Russia, died on Feb. 19, 2014. He was described as a "true pioneer of spaceflight and international cooperation in space."
19 February 2014, 06:38 AM ET
A space elevator consisting of an Earth-anchored tether that extends 62,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) into space could eventually provide routine, safe, inexpensive and quiet access to orbit, some researchers say.
18 February 2014, 01:23 PM ET
See amazing, and sometimes hilarious, photos of fun in weightlessness in these zero gravity photos on airplanes and spacecraft.
18 February 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Swimsuit-clad model Kate Upton dives and floats, not in water, but through the air for a new spread in Sports Illustrated. Upton flew on a Zero Gravity Corporation flight to model new bikini and one-piece fashions in weightlessness for Sports Illustrated'
18 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
NASA is training one of its humanoid robots to perform telemedicine, envisioning a future where the bot could act like a surrogate doctor, guided by experts on the ground to provide care for astronauts in space.
16 February 2014, 06:50 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
15 February 2014, 07:59 AM ET
From stunning images of a massive sunspot to a rare sight of Venus during the day, don't miss these spectacular night sky images by stargazers and Space.com readers.
15 February 2014, 07:56 AM ET
From the first map of Jupiter's giant moon Ganymede, to shining gigantic black hole jets, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Feb. 15, 2014.
14 February 2014, 10:46 PM ET
How do you sense the world beyond a spacesuit's restrictions?
14 February 2014, 06:03 PM ET
A historic mockup of a NASA space shuttle crew compartment has grown wings and a tail to launch as a new full-scale exhibit at the National Museum of the US Air Force in Ohio.
14 February 2014, 01:25 PM ET
Cosmonaut Elena Serova salutes her female predecessors that paved her way to becoming a cosmonaut. She will become the first Russian woman in space since Yelena Kondakova's STS-84 mission in May 1997.
14 February 2014, 12:23 PM ET
Even though it was under construction, the International Space Station has been performing groundbreaking research over the past ten years. A recent ten year extension means the ISS will have another decade to do research in a number of fields.
14 February 2014, 11:30 AM ET
Two people get a unique perspective of the environment during a zero gravity flight.
14 February 2014, 07:50 AM ET
When thinking of space travel, Florida and Texas probably come to mind, but what a company in Sweden wants to help you fly to space.
14 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
When NASA's Cold Atom Lab reaches the International Space Station in 2016, it will create temperatures one ten billionth of a degree above absolute zero, allowing researchers to study the strange behavior of quantum mechanics.
13 February 2014, 11:01 AM ET
An image shows the orange-soil discovered during the second Apollo 17 EVA and the gnomon, a geology hand tool used by astronauts.
13 February 2014, 08:05 AM ET
Juggling flight delays and busy skies with the skill of seasoned air traffic controllers, International Space Station managers have approved the launch date for SpaceX's next cargo resupply mission for March 16.
13 February 2014, 07:30 AM ET
NASA released an image of the brightly lit Sochi sporting complex captured by one of the astronauts aboard the space station this week. From their exclusive lookout, the spaceflyers on the orbiting lab can even see the Olympic flame burning.
12 February 2014, 09:00 AM ET
A Japanese astronaut created a microgravity, multicolored light show on the International Space Station in the name of art.
11 February 2014, 02:37 PM ET
The four "cubesats," each about the size of a loaf of bread, were deployed from the space station this morning. Twenty-four more will join them over the coming days, filling out the "Flock 1" fleet operated by San Francisco-based startup Planet Labs.
11 February 2014, 07:19 AM ET
DARPA plans to award the first design contracts for its XS-1 space plane project in May or thereabouts. The agency wants the XS-1 to get off the ground in late 2017 and make an orbital test flight the following year.
10 February 2014, 06:17 PM ET
A new Olympics-themed Coca-Cola commercial features the International Space Station while recycling the soft drink company's own history in space.
10 February 2014, 04:30 PM ET
The Mobile Launcher, a massive structure, stands at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and represents one of NASA's key elements of ground support equipment being upgraded.
10 February 2014, 02:16 PM ET
See spectacular photographs of Earth from space by Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata on the International Space Station during the Expedition 38 mission in 2013 and 2014.
10 February 2014, 11:03 AM ET
Astronaut Kathy Thornton prepares to release the damaged Hubble Space Telescope array after removing it.
09 February 2014, 12:10 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
08 February 2014, 12:35 PM ET
From incredible images of Sochi Winter Olympics venues as seen from space, to Mars rover Curiosity’s first photo of the Earth taken from the surface of the Red Planet, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Feb. 8, 2014.
07 February 2014, 04:50 PM ET
See photos of Sochi, Russia, home of the 2014 Winter Olympics, from space, and see how the Olympic torch launched into space for a spacewalk relay in this SPACE.com gallery.
07 February 2014, 04:18 PM ET
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games launched in Sochi, Russia, Friday (Feb. 7) using the torch that flew to the International Space Station. The space-themed spectacle, which took place as part of an elaborate opening ceremony, also had cosmonauts carry the Rus
07 February 2014, 02:02 PM ET
A spacewalker who lifted off a record seven times to orbit and the first American woman to complete a long-duration stay on board a space station will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut of Hall of Fame, officials with the Florida institution announced.