Human Spaceflight Archive
01 October 2014, 03:32 PM ET
The Delta 4 Heavy rocket was rolled out to Launch Complex 37 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sept. 30, then lifted to a vertical position Oct. 1 to prepare for the Dec. 4 test flight of NASA's Orion crew capsule.
01 October 2014, 08:22 AM ET
Images by astronaut Reid Wiseman as he floats above Earth in the International Space Station.
01 October 2014, 06:11 AM ET
MIT researchers have developed BioSuit, a skintight spacesuit that offers improvements over modern gas-pressurized spacesuits. See images of the BioSuit concept to shrink-wrap astronauts during planetary exploration.
01 October 2014, 12:36 AM ET
See photos from astronaut Alexander Gerst who is about to take off on a mission to the International Space Station, along with five others.
01 October 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in September 2014.
30 September 2014, 02:23 PM ET
An espresso machine on its way to the International Space Station in 2015 made its public debut at the International Astronomical Congress on Sept. 29. The "ISSPresso" project aims to give astronauts high-quality coffee in orbit.
30 September 2014, 01:55 PM ET
NASA's draft picks for its private spacecraft team now have their own rookie cards. The agency debuted 'collectible cards' featuring the Boeing and SpaceX capsules it selected to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.
30 September 2014, 11:11 AM ET
The life story of the late Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, has taken two small steps toward landing on the big and small screens.
30 September 2014, 09:13 AM ET
Two days after laying off about 100 employees who had been working on its Dream Chaser vehicle, Sierra Nevada Corp. on Sept. 26 filed a protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office of a commercial crew contract it lost earlier in September.
27 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Astronauts may be able to walk on the moon faster than previously thought, a new study reports. These new findings could help scientists design better spacesuits that could aid astronauts' exploration of the moon, Mars or asteroids.
26 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Engineers have integrated the two stages of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta 4 Heavy rocket that will launch NASA's Orion capsule on a highly anticipated unmanned mission known as Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) in December.
26 September 2014, 07:44 AM ET
What do astronauts, a towel and a paranoid android have in common? The answer is 42. The International Space Station's Expedition 42 crew has featured the link between their numerical designation and "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" on a poster and
25 September 2014, 11:10 PM ET
Three new members of the International Space Station's Expedition 41 crew launched into orbit on Sept. 25, 2014 (Eastern Time). See photos of their launch and arrival at the orbiting laboratory.
25 September 2014, 10:53 PM ET
A Russian-built Soyuz space capsule carrying a crew of three reached the International Space Station late Thursday (Sept. 25), despite a stuck solar array that failed to deploy just after its launch six hours earlier.
25 September 2014, 06:09 PM ET
Waypoint 2 Space, a Houston-based company that trains people for commercial spaceflight, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to build a spacewalk simulator called the Modular EVA Training System (METS).
25 September 2014, 06:09 PM ET
Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova and NASA's Barry Wilmore launched to the ISS on September 25th, 2014. (Sept. 26th, Kazakh time). They launched aboard a Russian Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft.
25 September 2014, 08:01 AM ET
Astronauts paid a virtual visit to former President Bill Clinton today from the International Space Station, sharing their perspectives on Earth from orbit.
25 September 2014, 07:24 AM ET
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft will launch a new U.S.-Russian crew on a swift six-hour flight to the International Space Station today (Sept. 25), and you can watch the action in space live online.
24 September 2014, 12:12 PM ET
Cosmonaut Anatoly Berezovoy, who led the first expedition onboard Russia's final Salyut space station, died Sept. 20. He was 72. Chosen to train as a cosmonaut in April 1970, his only space flight was to the Salyut 7 orbiting outpost.
23 September 2014, 06:23 PM ET
Fans of the renowned American author Ray Bradbury take note: The writer's personal collection of sci-fi memorabilia and art is now up for sale online.
23 September 2014, 07:10 AM ET
A private Dragon cargo ship built by SpaceX arrived at the International Space Station this morning (Sept. 23) to deliver more than 5,000 lbs. of astronaut supplies and experiments for NASA.
21 September 2014, 11:12 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
20 September 2014, 03:00 AM ET
Thick clouds and rain forced the private spaceflight company SpaceX to postpone the planned launch of an unmanned Dragon cargo ship for NASA on Saturday (Sept. 20). The mission will now launch to the International Space Station on Sunday, Sept. 21.
19 September 2014, 12:44 PM ET
The first-ever item to be 3D printed in space is being kept a well-guarded secret. The first 3D printer designed to operate in zero-g is set to launch to the space station to learn if 3D printing is viable in orbit. But what will it print first?
19 September 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Dragon will lift off atop SpaceX's Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket at 2:16 a.m. EDT Saturday from Florida. Dragon will fly nearly parallel to the U.S. East Coast, so the launch should be visible in varying degrees along much of the Eastern Seaboard.
18 September 2014, 03:29 PM ET
SpaceX is due to bring some strange things to the space station this weekend: the first 3D printer to leave the plant, a batch of mutant fruit flies, a wind-watching radar, 20 mice and a mouse X-ray machine.
18 September 2014, 06:00 AM ET
For the second time this year, a NASA jet used to ferry the space shuttles across the country has been put on public display. The youngest modified-Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft was towed to the Joe Davies Heritage Airpark in California.
17 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
NASA astronauts should be able to hitch a ride to space aboard space taxis built by private two companies in the next three years, and reactions are strong.
17 September 2014, 03:44 PM ET
United Launch Alliance (ULA) and the private spaceflight company Blue Origin are going to fund the development of Blue Origin's new BE-4 liquid rocket engine, representatives with both companies revealed today (Sept. 17).
17 September 2014, 09:31 AM ET
The CST-100 spacecraft will be put through test flights and eventually fly crewed operational missions to the International Space Station. Boeing's contract with NASA is in its final phase of certification.
17 September 2014, 07:47 AM ET
Tapping SpaceX and Boeing to fly American astronauts to and from the International Space Station should free NASA up to work on sending people to Mars, agency officials say.
17 September 2014, 12:05 AM ET
The Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile captured this space wallpaper of dark cloud Lupus 4 blotting out background stars.