Human Spaceflight Archive
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.
06 November 2013, 05:52 PM ET
Newt Gingrich may have been mocked for proposing to establish a permanent American settlement on the moon by 2020 if he was elected president, but it turns out the outspoken politician is serious about exploring the cosmos.
06 November 2013, 04:13 PM ET
Three astronauts are set to launch to the International Space Station tonight (Nov. 6) carrying some unusual cargo: the Olympic torch that's being relayed around Russia — and now off the planet — ahead of the opening of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.
06 November 2013, 11:25 AM ET
The same Russian spacecraft that will launch tonight (Nov. 6) with three crew members and an Olympic torch for the orbital outpost is also carrying a "travel bug," a device used to mark the location of a hidden cache or container.
06 November 2013, 09:14 AM ET
This picture shows the static test firing of the DM-2 for the Solid Rocket Booster.
05 November 2013, 01:11 PM ET
See photos from the Expedition 37/38 mission to the International Space Station, including Soyuz launch and landings.
05 November 2013, 12:50 PM ET
Constellations seen from Earth inspire wonder in many skywatchers, but what do they look like when viewed from space? One astronaut on the International Space Station is beaming down her special cosmic views to Earthlings via social media.
05 November 2013, 10:09 AM ET
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot suborbital spacecraft, is expected to make its third powered test flight within a month, said the company’s chief executive George Whitesides.
05 November 2013, 09:39 AM ET
An historical moment is marked with the signing of a certificate on the rendezvous day of the Apollo-Soyuz spacecraft.
04 November 2013, 04:33 PM ET
With nine astronauts set to crowd the International Space Station at the same time, part of its crew moved a Russian transport vehicle to a different dock to make room for the new arrivals.
04 November 2013, 09:29 AM ET
Commander David R. Scoot works at Rover near the Hadley-Apennine landing site in the third EVA of the Apollo 15 mission.
04 November 2013, 06:40 AM ET
Nuclear fusion rockets and high-powered electric propulsion systems could end up shortening travel times to the Red Planet dramatically, proponents say, opening up a new era in manned space exploration.
03 November 2013, 10:58 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
03 November 2013, 10:05 AM ET
The second American astronaut to orbit the Earth was remembered Nov. 2 by his family and friends during a private funeral service and public memorial at St. John's Episcopal Church in Boulder. Scott Carpenter, 88, died Oct. 10, after a recent stroke.
02 November 2013, 05:28 PM ET
From a Witch's Broom Nebula to a spectacular 3D Mars Video, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Nov. 2, 2013.
01 November 2013, 03:51 PM ET
A crafty astronaut has sewn a starry-quilt block aboard the space station, and is inviting others to join her in doing the same.
01 November 2013, 12:01 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in's gallery of cosmic images posted in October 2013.
31 October 2013, 05:31 PM ET
The Canadian astronaut that took the world by storm with a series of videos from the International Space Station stopped by the office to share his stories.
31 October 2013, 04:19 PM ET
NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg is inviting quilters to create star inspired quilting squares like the one she made on the International Space Station.
31 October 2013, 01:42 PM ET
It's Halloween on Earth, but at least one astronaut on the International Space Station is celebrating the spooky holiday from orbit.
31 October 2013, 01:26 PM ET
Calling all citizen scientists! The nonprofit organization that manages American-led research aboard the International Space Station announced the winners of its public contest to design experiments to send to the orbiting outpost.
31 October 2013, 01:05 PM ET
NASA Marshall Flight Center's 3-D print project manager Niki Werkheiser gives a few examples of the spare parts that a 3D printer on the ISS can provide.
31 October 2013, 10:17 AM ET
The Lockheed C-141 model is in the Transonic Dynamics Tunnel, the world's first aeroelastic testing tunnel.
31 October 2013, 07:01 AM ET
The Mars Society has released its requirements for the six volunteers who will be expected to spend 12 months at the group's Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station on Canada's Devon Island, which is about 900 miles from the North Pole.
31 October 2013, 07:00 AM ET
You still have a few hours to send us your questions for Chris Hadfield, Canada's superstar astronaut.
30 October 2013, 12:30 PM ET
'Ender's Game' will feature major movie stars and big visuals, coming to theaters in November 2013.
30 October 2013, 10:17 AM ET
The OMEGA trains astronauts in zero-g on a horizontal plane.
29 October 2013, 06:56 PM ET
Astronaut Neil Armstrong's spacesuit rubs shoulders with Muhammad Ali's boxing robe, as well as Abraham Lincoln's top hat and Alexander Graham Bell's telephone in a new list of the 101 objects that tell the story of the United States.
29 October 2013, 05:33 PM ET
A private spaceflight company is investigating the glitch that caused its space plane — designed to eventually carry astronauts to and from orbit — to skid off the runway during an unmanned test.