Human Spaceflight Archive
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.
29 April 2014, 12:47 PM ET
An unofficial sustained American aviation altitude record for women was set on July 1, 1979.
29 April 2014, 10:41 AM ET
NASA's space shuttle-carrying jumbo jet is on the move. Two years after its final orbiter ferry flights, NASA 905, the space agency's original Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, set off on a two night road trip to Space Center Houston.
28 April 2014, 11:02 AM ET
During a July 1999 test flight, the X-38 descends under its steerable parachute.
28 April 2014, 09:48 AM ET
'Oversize Load.' So cautions bright orange signs positioned alongside roads leading to and from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The traffic advisories were placed in advance of NASA 905, the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, being moved.
28 April 2014, 07:01 AM ET
The space agency is developing gigantic supersonic parachutes and inflatable "decelerators" that will slow the descent of heavy gear through the thin Martian atmosphere, allowing large objects such as human habitat modules to make it to the surface in one
27 April 2014, 06:55 PM ET
Everyone knows that alcohol – ethanol to be precise – is a liquid at normal temperatures. So how can Palcohol be a solid?
26 April 2014, 09:55 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
26 April 2014, 03:11 PM ET
From a massive solar flare to a super-bright meteor exploding over the northern Russian city of Murmansk, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for April 26, 2014.
26 April 2014, 02:57 PM ET
From the moon and Mercury shining together to an amazing auroral display over Alaska, don't miss these spectacular night sky images by stargazers and Space.com readers.