Human Spaceflight Archive
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.
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.