Human Spaceflight Archive
29 October 2013, 01:49 PM ET
A photograph of the Apollo 16 lunar module known as Orion as seen by the Lunar Module pilot.
28 October 2013, 03:35 PM ET
Astronaut Chris Hadfield is embarking on another mission around the planet. This time however, he is not heading into outer space, but instead sharing "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth."
28 October 2013, 10:55 AM ET
The Apollo 16 command module shown before splashdown after completing a lunar landing mission.
27 October 2013, 10:17 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
26 October 2013, 02:51 PM ET
From a stunning image of a 'Canyon of Fire' ripping across the sun to photos of Comet ISON, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Oct. 26, 2013.
26 October 2013, 12:45 PM ET
From dancing auroras over Maine and Norway to a beautifully captured image of 'Cygnus Wall' don't miss these stunning night sky photos by stargazers and readers.
25 October 2013, 10:54 AM ET
Mission commander Alan Shepard Jr. is shown during an EVA.
24 October 2013, 10:16 AM ET
Shelia Scott served as governor of the British section of the Ninety-Nines.
23 October 2013, 10:31 AM ET
A lunar panorama shows Geologist-Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt working at the Lunar Roving Vehicle during the second Apollo 17 extravehicular activity.
23 October 2013, 07:05 AM ET
A year ago this month, Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner achieved an incredible feat: He became the first human to break the sound barrier with his body by skydiving from the edge of space. Baumgartner reuinited with the Red Bull Stratos team.
23 October 2013, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's Orion capsule is slated to launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in September 2014. The unpiloted mission features a high-altitude, high-speed plunge into Earth’s atmosphere to assess the craft’s heat shield.
22 October 2013, 06:49 PM ET
Dmitri Zaikin, who in 1960 was chosen with Yuri Gagarin to be among the Soviet Union's first 20 cosmonauts but who never flew into space, died Oct. 20. He was 81.
22 October 2013, 05:00 PM ET
Nyberg used a single strand of her own hair to propel herself on the orbiting lab. The brief experimentwas inspired by a conversation fellow astronaut Cady Coleman had with Sandra Bullock, star of the blockbuster space thriller "Gravity."
22 October 2013, 03:57 PM ET
Gemini 6 view of Gemini 7 during rendezvous maneuvers.
22 October 2013, 01:47 PM ET
Learn the latest news about space tourism and space tourist trips into outer space.
22 October 2013, 01:40 PM ET
For $75,000, a company called World View Enterprises will loft you 19 miles (30 kilometers) into Earth's atmosphere using a high-altitude balloon. You won't get your astronaut wings, but the views will still be spectacular, officials say.
22 October 2013, 11:14 AM ET
See photos of Orbital Sciences's first Cygnus spacecraft test flight to the International Space Station launching on an Antares rocket in September 2013. The mission launches from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
22 October 2013, 07:45 AM ET
The first privately built Cygnus cargo ship to visit the International Space Station detached from the orbiting lab Tuesday (Oct. 22) and is poised to destroy itself in Earth's atmosphere in a fiery finale to its successful test flight.
21 October 2013, 02:29 PM ET
NASA scientists use this plexiglass space station airlock test model to train astronauts for operations in space.
21 October 2013, 02:23 PM ET
On-orbit astronaut Karen Nyberg proves Cady Coleman told 'Gravity's Sandra Bullock the truth: a single strand of human hair pushed against a handrail aboard the ISS sprang Nyberg backwards in microgravity.
21 October 2013, 12:50 PM ET
Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, took ahold of the Olympic flame Saturday (Oct. 19) for a leg of the 2014 Winter Games torch relay. At the same time, an unlit torch to be used in the Olympic Games' opening ceremonies was readied.
20 October 2013, 10:26 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
19 October 2013, 02:18 PM ET
From an orange Orion nebula to glowing auroras, don't miss these stunning night sky photos by stargazers and readers.
19 October 2013, 01:01 PM ET
From a stunning image of Saturn to a black hole's indigestion, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Oct. 19, 2013.
17 October 2013, 01:34 PM ET
in order to truly answer the unsolved mysteries of the moon's origin, new missions to retrieve samples of the lunar surface and return them to Earth will be needed, one scientist said.
17 October 2013, 10:41 AM ET
Two astronauts test the SAFER system during a shared spacewalk.
17 October 2013, 07:30 AM ET
European Space Agency astronaut Jean-François Clervoy worked at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea during underwater training sessions simulating NASA's historic Apollo 11 moon mission.
15 October 2013, 11:10 AM ET
Can existing technology take humans to Mars?
15 October 2013, 10:30 AM ET
The Space Shuttle Atlantis returns after mission STS-30, landing at Edwards Air Force Base.
15 October 2013, 07:05 AM ET
See photos from the Expedition 37 mission to the International Space Station, including Soyuz launch and landings, in mid-2013.
14 October 2013, 05:32 PM ET
The astronauts caught sight of an eerie view outside of the International Space Station last week. On Oct. 10, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano took to Twitter to share photos of a strange cloud, created by a
14 October 2013, 04:41 PM ET
NASA programs have all but come to a standstill since the government shutdown started on Oct. 1, but astronauts Karen Nyberg and Mike Hopkins continue to send a steady stream of social media posts the International Space Station.