Human Spaceflight Archive
20 November 2013, 11:33 AM ET
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg — fresh off an approximately six-month stay on the International Space Station — will answer questions from today (Nov. 20), and you can watch it live online.
20 November 2013, 10:49 AM ET
The first module (Zvezda) launched in 1998 and the station was completed in 2011. To date, over 1500 science experiments, 139 flights have been made by 68 partnering countries.
20 November 2013, 09:11 AM ET
Discovery goes through the meticulous process of being prepared for liftoff on Mission STS-70 in early June of 1995.
20 November 2013, 08:45 AM ET
The International Space Station celebrates its 15th birthday Wednesday (Nov. 20), marking the day in 1998 when a Russian rocket lifted the first piece of the orbiting lab into space.
19 November 2013, 08:11 PM ET
After 15 years of construction, harrowing spacewalks and repairs, the International Space Station is still going strong in orbit around Earth.
19 November 2013, 06:11 PM ET
The NASA missions of today are paving the way toward launching a manned mission to Mars by the 2030s, space agency officials said today (Nov. 17).
19 November 2013, 05:16 PM ET
Alexander Serebrov, a Soviet-era cosmonaut who once held the Guinness World Record for the most spacewalks and who was the first to test drive a "space motorcycle," has died at 69, according to Russia's federal space agency.
19 November 2013, 09:19 AM ET
The Space Shuttle orbiter Endeavour flies atop NASA's Boeing 747 Shuttle carrier Aircraft.
18 November 2013, 10:13 AM ET
The Space Shuttle prototype Enterprise flies free after being released from NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
16 November 2013, 08:54 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
16 November 2013, 03:49 PM ET
From strange 'elephant trunk' space clouds to an unprecedented view of Saturn from space, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Nov. 16, 2013.
16 November 2013, 03:01 PM ET
From the Milky Way glowing over a fiery Hawaiian volcano to beautiful images featuring the Milky Way over a touching Tribute Hike for a fallen soldier, don't miss these stunning night sky photos by stargazers and readers.
12 November 2013, 03:30 PM ET
Starting next fall, astronauts on the International Space Station won't have to wait months for replacement parts to be launched from Earth. Instead, they can use a newly arrived 3D printer to fabricate the tools and materials they need.
11 November 2013, 02:14 PM ET
An astronaut on the International Space Station has seen the deadly Typhoon Haiyan from orbit. See astronaut Karen Nyberg's amazing photo of the super typhoon.
11 November 2013, 07:04 AM ET
The cosmonauts who took an Olympic torch on a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station carried out the symbolic relay wearing a surprise space patch showing the icon of the 2014 Winter Games.
10 November 2013, 11:00 PM ET
The European GOCE satellite met its fiery doom in Earth's atmosphere late Sunday (Nov. 10), succumbing to the same gravitational pull of the planet that it spent the last four years mapping in unprecedented detail. See how GOCE died here.
10 November 2013, 10:13 PM ET
A Russian Soyuz space capsule landed safely on the steppe of Kazakhstan Sunday (Nov. 10), returning cosmonauts and two astronauts to Earth along with a one other precious item: the Olympic torch.
10 November 2013, 08:25 PM ET
See photos from landing day for the International Space Station's Expedition 37 crew, cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg and Italy's Luca Parmitano. They were returning the Olympic torch to Earth on a Soyuz capsule.
10 November 2013, 09:41 AM ET
A Russian Soyuz space capsule will bring the Olympic torch and three residents of the International Space Station back to Earth tonight (Nov. 10) and you can watch the landing live online. Here's how to watch the Soyuz landing online.
09 November 2013, 09:57 AM ET
See photos of the Olympic torch relay by spacewalking cosmonauts on Nov. 9, 2013. The torch will be used during the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
09 November 2013, 09:30 AM ET
Olympic history unfolded outside the International Space Station Saturday morning (Nov. 9) as Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy carried an unlit Olympic torch on a symbolic spacewalk relay for the 2014 Games.
09 November 2013, 08:15 AM ET
See photos from the launch Russia's Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft to the International Space Station carrying the Olympic torch for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics along with the station's Expedition 38 crew on Nov. 6, 2013 ET (Nov. 7 local time).
09 November 2013, 02:10 AM ET
Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryazanskiy and Oleg Kotov will venture outside the International Space Station with the Olympic torch Saturday (Nov. 9).
09 November 2013, 12:22 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
08 November 2013, 09:22 PM ET
From a bizarre asteroid to the strongest solar flare of 2013, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Nov. 9, 2013.
08 November 2013, 08:48 PM ET
From an astronaut's stunning images taken from space to an eclipse chaser's look at a rare solar eclipse, don't miss these stunning night sky photos by stargazers and readers.
08 November 2013, 07:15 PM ET
If Russians can send the Olympic torch into space, why can't Americans find ways to inspire interest in space?
08 November 2013, 04:27 PM ET
ESA Astronaut Luca Parmitano reviews a few of the more than 30 experiments he performed while on board the International Space Station including testing astronaut food, metal alloy crystallization, capturing the Cygnus space ship, and more.
08 November 2013, 12:22 PM ET
World-famous astronaut Chris Hadfield, who recently retired from the Canadian Space Agency, spoke to about his new book, his viral videos and confronting death and disaster in space.
08 November 2013, 11:30 AM ET
Virgin Galactic's historic first flight into space will be televised. Richard Branson, the owner of the commercial spaceflight company, has penned a deal with NBC ensuring that the network will air the inaugural flight of SpaceShipTwo.
08 November 2013, 09:08 AM ET
A celebration erupts at Mission Control after a successful splashdown of the Apollo 13 Odyssey.
06 November 2013, 11:35 PM ET
The 2014 Winter Olympics torch along with NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata and Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos launched to the International Space Station on Nov. 6th, 2013. The torch will be take on a spacewalk on Nov. 9th.