Human Spaceflight Archive
23 October 2015, 08:07 AM ET
For the first time ever, NASA invited the public to attend its Innovation Expo, a traditionally employees-only event. This year's expo was designed to teach people how NASA aims to get boots on Mars by the end of the 2030s.
22 October 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Twenty-five years after it first opened to the public, the Astronaut Hall of Fame is closing in preparation for its move and re-launch as part of a new interactive attraction.
22 October 2015, 12:35 AM ET
Astronaut Scott Kelly captured this inspiring image of an early morning aurora from the International Space Station.
21 October 2015, 11:53 AM ET
Today, the White House is marking “Back to the Future Day” with a series of conversations with innovators across the country.
21 October 2015, 01:26 AM ET
In this artist's conception, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft enters Mars' atmosphere.
20 October 2015, 01:31 PM ET
President Barack Obama greeted a group of stargazers on the South Lawn, for the White House Astronomy Night on Oct. 19. The visitors included teachers, students, future scientists and astronaut-hopefuls who gathered to learn about and celebrate the scienc
19 October 2015, 06:31 PM ET
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who is currently on the International Space Station, recently set a new record for the most cumulative time spent in space by an American citizen, reaching 382 days over four missions.
19 October 2015, 05:20 PM ET
Even the most active, take-on-the world people have days when they just don't want to get out of bed. But that probably won't be the case for 12 men who agreed to spend 60 days and nights lying in a bed for science.
19 October 2015, 07:30 AM ET
The $25,000 first prize in NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge Design Competition went to Team Space Exploration Architecture and Clouds Architecture Office for their "Mars Ice House" design, which looks like a translucent, smooth-edged pyramid.
17 October 2015, 02:59 PM ET
From the best-ever views of the Saturn moon Enceladus' north pole to a stunning shot of a giant "hole" on the sun, don't miss these amazing space images.
16 October 2015, 03:19 PM ET
Forty-five years ago, NASA's final Saturn V rocket stage arrived back at its birthplace. It was moved by barge to its assembly facility outside of New Orleans after being test fired in Mississippi for a last time.
16 October 2015, 11:07 AM ET
George Mueller, who from 1963 to 1969 led NASA's manned space flight efforts through the first moon landing and who was credited as the "father of the space shuttle," died on Oct. 12 after a brief illness. He was 97.
16 October 2015, 11:00 AM ET
When New York Comic Con got wind of what exactly the new Science Channel show "Secret Space Escapes" had in mind for their panel, they decided they'd better get a bigger room.
16 October 2015, 07:30 AM ET
Mars-bound crewed spacecraft should launch with just enough fuel to get to filling stations near the moon, which would dispense propellant derived from lunar water-ice, according to the study.
14 October 2015, 04:11 PM ET
China is soliciting international participation in its future manned space station in the form of foreign modules that would attach to the three-module core system, visits by foreign crew-transport vehicles for short stays and the involvement of non-Chine
14 October 2015, 03:04 PM ET
NASA's Launch Services Program has awarded a total of $17.1 million to three companies to launch bantam spacecraft — which to date have generally had to hitch rides as secondary payloads — to low Earth orbit.
14 October 2015, 01:13 PM ET
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spent a decade studying Saturn and its family of moons. With the mission set to end in 2017, the probe has been busy gathering as much data as possible. But starting today (Oct. 14), Cassini begins to wrap up its time at Satu
12 October 2015, 04:00 PM ET
The company expects to complete its final report on the June 28 failure within a month, but does not yet have a firm timetable for resuming flights.
12 October 2015, 03:43 PM ET
Students participated in a digital learning network at Kennedy Space Center with NASA scientists, astronauts and cast members from the film "The Martian."
09 October 2015, 04:54 PM ET
Aldrin would like the president of the United States (whoever it happens to be) to announce a crewed Mars commitment on July 20, 2019, the "golden anniversay" of the giant leaps Aldrin and Neil Armstrong took on the lunar surface.
09 October 2015, 04:04 PM ET
The addition of tens of thousands of photos taken by the Apollo astronauts on the moon to an online repository drew wide interest in the media, but lost in many of the headlines were the facts behind the 40-year-old NASA photographs.
09 October 2015, 01:39 PM ET
More than 8,400 unprocessed scans have been uploaded into the online Project Apollo Archive. The entire gallery is available on the photo-sharing service Flickr.
09 October 2015, 07:40 AM ET
Following a devastating loss of vehicle last year, Orbital ATK is preparing to send cargo to the International Space Station as early as December, and launch a new Antares rocket in 2016.
09 October 2015, 07:00 AM ET
NASA aims to put boots on Mars in the 2030s after first gathering human-spaceflight experience and expertise in low-Earth orbit and the "proving ground" of cis-lunar space near the moon.
08 October 2015, 12:01 PM ET
The Dream Chaser space plane, which would continue the legacy of NASA's shuttle program, is getting ready for a second stage of flight testing.
08 October 2015, 10:09 AM ET
Leaders of the private spaceflight industry gathered in New Mexico to discuss pressing issues, including the fate of the International Space Station.
07 October 2015, 05:58 PM ET
A marketing agency that represents former NASA astronauts is launching a unique take on its clients' spacesuited portraits, working with a popular print house to create a series of limited edition, illustrated art posters that celebrate the space traveler
07 October 2015, 12:12 PM ET
Jeff Bezos' private spaceflight company Blue Origin is known for its secrecy, but both the company and Bezos may be crafting a more public image.
07 October 2015, 10:09 AM ET
Dava Newman, NASA Deputy Administrator, explains how solar-electric propulsion, deep space atomic clocks, spacesuits, and laser communication are key technologies for humans to explore Mars and beyond.
06 October 2015, 04:30 PM ET
In "The Martian," Mark Watney deals with a lot of dangerous situations — food and communications being a couple of them. But what if his camp got hit by a solar storm? How could he protect himself?
06 October 2015, 12:25 PM ET
If you're stranded, would you rather be on the moon or Mars?
06 October 2015, 11:00 AM ET
See how NASA and Ridley Scott brought Mars exploration to the public with 'The Martian,' a film starring Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut.