Human Spaceflight Archive
09 May 2014, 01:22 PM ET
Astronaut Bruce McCandless II tests a Mobile Foot Restraint.
08 May 2014, 04:28 PM ET
A U.S. federal judge has lifted an injunction that temporarily barred the U.S. Air Force and United Launch Alliance from buying Russian-made rocket engines for launching launch national security missions.
08 May 2014, 06:30 AM ET
The Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One, which aims to establish a Red Planet settlement beginning in 2025, announced Monday (May 5) that it had sliced its pool of potential colonists from 1,058 down to 705.
07 May 2014, 03:50 PM ET
NASA is now live-streaming views of Earth from space captured by four commercial high-definition video cameras that were installed on the exterior of the International Space Station last month.
07 May 2014, 12:29 PM ET
A NASA research pilot watches the NB-52B fly over after an HL-10 test flight.
07 May 2014, 11:48 AM ET
Bill Dana did not receive his astronaut wings until almost 40 years after he flew in space. Dana, who on May 6, 2014 died at the age of 83, flew the X-15 rocket plane on two flights that exceeded the Air Force's space boundary of 50 miles in 1966 and 1968
07 May 2014, 01:44 AM ET
Do you have the right stuff? Becoming an astronaut doesn't just happen overnight. It takes many years of education and experience to meet the basic qualifications.
07 May 2014, 12:54 AM ET
Now, more than ever, the United States must accelerate its human spaceflight program according to private astronaut Richard Garriott and his father Owen, a former NASA astronaut.
06 May 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Harrison "Jack" Schmitt has already been to the moon and walked on its surface. But he is eager to see a rebirth of the zeal for United States human space exploration that boosted Schmitt and fellow astronaut, Eugene Cernan, onto the lunar surface.
06 May 2014, 11:49 AM ET
The Astronaut of Hall of Fame inducted two new members on May 3, during a ceremony that was the first to be held under the retired shuttle Atlantis. It was only coincidence that both inductees had made history while flying aboard that particular orbiter.
06 May 2014, 10:15 AM ET
A secondhand Soviet-era space capsule that launched into space twice is set to be sold in Belgium on Wednesday (May 7). The Russian VA crew and cargo spacecraft is being sold by the Berlin-based Lempertz auction house at its newly-opened gallery in Brusse
06 May 2014, 09:55 AM ET
An astronaut receives training on the Lunar Landing Simulator.
05 May 2014, 12:41 PM ET
The X-38 research vehicle drops away from NASA's B-52 mothership.
05 May 2014, 11:54 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
05 May 2014, 10:59 AM ET
From a solar eclipse from space to NASA's newest spacesuit, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for May 5, 2014.
05 May 2014, 10:34 AM ET
From the partial solar eclipse over Australia to an amazing auroral display over Alaska, don't miss these spectacular night sky images by stargazers and Space.com readers.
05 May 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first U.S. manned spaceflight on May 5, 1961.
03 May 2014, 06:52 AM ET
A NASA astronaut on the International Space Station beamed a special "May the fourth" message to "Star Wars" fans on Earth with some help from the intrepid droid R2-D2.
02 May 2014, 12:55 PM ET
The Gimbal Rig was designed to simulate the motions of a space capsule, training astronauts to control the craft.
02 May 2014, 10:48 AM ET
Boeing has seen the future of private human spaceflight, and it is blue. Sky blue, that is. The aerospace giant has unveiled its new concept for the cabin of a future commercial spaceliner.
02 May 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See photos from the Expedition 39 mission to the International Space Station, with images taken by the outpost's six-person crew.
01 May 2014, 12:56 PM ET
A member of the Russian government suggested Tuesday (April 29) that the United States use trampolines to get to the International Space Station instead of the Russian rockets they currently rely on, according to press reports.
01 May 2014, 12:25 PM ET
The U.S. Air Force and United Launch Alliance must temporarily stop buying the Russian-made rocket engines used to launch many national security missions because of sanctions against Russian leaders, a U.S. federal judge ruled Wednesday (April 30).
01 May 2014, 11:53 AM ET
Flight 7 of the X-1E suffered another nose gear failure on Rogers Dry Lake bed.
01 May 2014, 11:00 AM ET
The future of space travel requires new technologies and additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, may hold the key. Here's a look at 10 ways 3D printing could change space travel.
01 May 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists hope space-grown crystals of the protein behind Huntington's disease could help them better understand the deadly neurodegenerative disorder.
01 May 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in April 2014.
30 April 2014, 03:35 PM ET
NASA's futuristic Z-2 spacesuit design is one part Tron and one part Buzz Lightyear. See images of three difference concepts of NASA's new Z-2 astronaut spacesuit in this Space.com gallery.
30 April 2014, 03:30 PM ET
NASA unveiled the new design for its advanced Z-2 spacesuit prototype on Wednesday (April 30) based on a public online vote. The spacesuit is a testbed for technologies that help support astronauts on missions to Mars and beyond.
30 April 2014, 12:30 PM ET
When astronauts spend long periods of time in space, their hearts become more spherical and lose muscle mass, a new study finds, which could lead to cardiac problems.
30 April 2014, 12:02 PM ET
Orville Wright flies his glider at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
30 April 2014, 10:39 AM ET
Houston, the SCA has landed. The original of NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet that for three decades flew the agency's orbiters coast to coast, completed a two-night eight-mile road trip to Space Center Houston.