Fifty Years of Human Spaceflight Archive
14 January 2014, 10:46 AM ET
During the crew handover at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) Jan. 4, one person spoke of the "noise" of Earth fading away as the crew focuses on its activities. That's something my group, Crew 133, is just starting to learn about.
14 January 2014, 10:15 AM ET
Crew 133 is learning a number of new skills during its two-week stay at the Mars Desert Research Station, which is a Mars Society facility in Utah designed to simulate exploration on the Red Planet.
13 January 2014, 04:49 PM ET
Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station Jan. 27 in a second bid to install two high-definition cameras outside the orbiting lab.
12 January 2014, 12:21 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
12 January 2014, 08:30 AM ET
A robotic Cygnus resupply ship built by the company Orbital Sciences arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday (Jan. 12) to deliver more than 1 ton of cargo and supplies for astronauts on the orbiting laboratory.
12 January 2014, 07:50 AM ET
See photos from Orbital Sciences of the first Cygnus cargo mission to the International Space Station in January 2014. The Jan. 8 launch will visible from parts of the U.S. East Coast.
11 January 2014, 10:00 AM ET
The longed-for dawn of private manned space travel appears near at hand. Virgin Galactic's suborbital SpaceShipTwo, for example, aced its third supersonic test flight on Friday, and company officials say they remain on track to begin commercial service.
08 January 2014, 04:42 PM ET
Shelf-stable foods and crops grown onsite form the menu of the crews at the Mars Desert Research Station in rural Utah.
08 January 2014, 02:34 PM ET
NASA and White House officials are announcing plans today (Jan. 8) to keep the International Space Station running through at least 2024 — a four-year life extension for the largest spacecraft ever built.
07 January 2014, 01:49 PM ET
The fictional storybook space adventures of a dog named Max are blasting off in real life to be read on board the International Space Station. The astronauts will record videos of themselves reading the books for children to enjoy and learn from back on E
04 January 2014, 11:14 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
02 January 2014, 11:30 AM ET
Golden Spike, acompany developing commercial missions to the moon for launch in 2020, has partnered with Honeybee Robotics to design lunar rovers to accompany the manned expeditions.
01 January 2014, 11:53 AM ET
The people of Earth rang in 2014 with raucous celebrations that reached all the way to space, where astronauts on the International Space Station helped usher in the New Year. See the Happy New Year video from astronauts on the space station.
31 December 2013, 03:02 PM ET
The Canadian company UrtheCast and its Russian partners are investigating what went wrong when its new Earth-watching cameras suffered a glitch shortly after being installed outside the International Space Station last week.
31 December 2013, 12:25 PM ET
NASA astronauts on Earth and in space will help usher in 2014 from New York City's Times Square tonight. New Yorker astronaut Mike Massimino will host video messages from astronauts on the International Space Station and elsewhere in NYC.
31 December 2013, 09:16 AM ET
From a new rover on the moon, to the most powerful digital camera ever built, space will be buzzing with human activities in 2014.
30 December 2013, 03:36 PM ET
The year 2013 left its mark on space exploration history, but it also ushered in a banner year for space artifacts from decades past. Here is a look back at some of the year's milestones in space memorabilia.
28 December 2013, 08:57 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
28 December 2013, 12:13 PM ET
NASA's Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, the next-generation spacecraft that could be used for future manned missions to Mars, is less than a year away from its debut test launch in 2014.
27 December 2013, 05:59 PM ET
Two Russian cosmonauts installed new HD camera eyes on the International Space Station during a record-setting spacewalk Friday (Dec. 27), only to have to return the devices inside due to an unspecified data glitch.
27 December 2013, 03:56 PM ET
See photos of Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy as they worked to install commercial Earth-watching cameras on the International Space Station on Dec. 27, 2013.
26 December 2013, 09:45 AM ET
NASA's retired space shuttle Endeavour takes to the streets of Los Angeles again Jan. 1, this time as the lead feature on a 125th Rose Parade float. The iconic black and white orbiter will soar from the City of Los Angeles' 2014 float.
25 December 2013, 11:32 AM ET
Six space travelers living in orbit definitely aren't home for Christmas today, but that doesn't mean they won't get into the holiday spirit on the International Space Station.
24 December 2013, 01:20 PM ET
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have received a gift just in time for Christmas: a new pump module to repair their ailing cooling system and to restore the outpost to full power.
24 December 2013, 10:01 AM ET
NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins took to the outside of the International Space Station for an urgent spacewalk on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) to fix a problem with the orbiting outpost's vital cooling system.
24 December 2013, 06:55 AM ET
Two American astronauts are spending Christmas Eve working in the vacuum of space to hopefully fix the vital cooling system aboard the International Space Station.
24 December 2013, 06:10 AM ET
Two American astronauts will spend their Christmas Eve working in the vacuum of space as part of an emergency campaign to fix the broken cooling system aboard the International Space Station, and you can watch their spacewalk live.
23 December 2013, 01:50 PM ET
Two astronauts on the International Space Station are set for a Christmas Eve spacewalk tomorrow (Dec. 24). NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins will dawn their spacesuits and float out into space for another spacewalk Tuesday.
23 December 2013, 12:12 PM ET
See stunning images taken by astronaut Rick Mastracchio aboard the International Space Station during the Expedition 38/39 mission in 2013/2014.
23 December 2013, 11:00 AM ET
See spectacular photographs taken by astronaut Mike Hopkins aboard the International Space Station during the Expedition 37/38 mission in 2013.
22 December 2013, 01:17 AM ET
NASA pushed the second of three planned holiday spacewalks by 24 hours after noticing an issue with the spacesuit of Rick Mastracchio, who ventured outside the orbiting lab with fellow NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins Saturday.
21 December 2013, 12:35 PM ET
Two astronauts working speedily outside the International Space Station removed a faulty pump module ahead of schedule, potentially negating the need for a planned Christmas Day spacewalk as they work to repair the outpost’s critical cooling system.
21 December 2013, 11:00 AM ET
Astronauts will perform two or three spacewalks to repair a problem with the International Space Station's cooling system, scheduled for Dec. 21, 23 and 25, 2013.
21 December 2013, 07:14 AM ET
Two NASA astronauts have begun their first of three quickly planned spacewalks to fix a problem with the International Space Station's vital cooling system.
21 December 2013, 12:09 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
20 December 2013, 07:00 PM ET
On Saturday (Dec. 21), two NASA astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station to perform the first of potentially three urgent spacewalks to fix the vital cooling system on the orbiting outpost. You can watch it live online.