Human Spaceflight Archive
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.
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.