Fifty Years of Human Spaceflight Archive
06 February 2014, 08:42 AM ET
See spectacular photos of rocket launches blasting off for Earth orbit and beyond in 2014 in this Space.com gallery of the year's space missions from around the world.
06 February 2014, 06:00 AM ET
The 2014 Winter Olympics are about to begin in Sochi, Russia, and astronauts will be watching the games from their vantage point high above Earth on the International Space Station.
05 February 2014, 05:30 PM ET
An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft docked with the International Space Station today (Feb. 5) to deliver supplies to the crewmembers manning the space laboratory after a quick trip through space.
05 February 2014, 04:35 PM ET
TV-viewers around the world will be treated to an unprecedented live tour of the $100 billion International Space Station next month when the National Geographic Channel airs a two-hour special from the astronauts' orbiting outpost.
05 February 2014, 02:24 PM ET
Branson and a number of other Virgin Galactic customers took to the skies recently for a training flight aboard the 'vomit comet' — an airplane that achieves brief periods of microgravity via parabolic maneuvers.
05 February 2014, 11:36 AM ET
An unmanned cargo ship carrying needed supplies launched on a quick trip to the International Space Station today (Feb. 5).
05 February 2014, 11:23 AM ET
See launch and docking photos for Russia's unmanned Progress 54 spacecraft, which launched Feb. 5, 2014 carrying 2.5 tons of supplies for Expedition 38 astronauts on the International Space Station.
05 February 2014, 07:17 AM ET
A robotic Russian cargo ship will make an express delivery to the International Space Station today (Feb. 5) and you can watch it launch online. Liftoff is at 11:23 a.m. EST. Here's how to watch it live.
04 February 2014, 11:30 AM ET
See photos from the Expedition 38 mission to the International Space Station, with images taken by the outpost's six-man crew. The crew includes two NASA astronauts, one Japanese astronaut and three Russian cosmonauts.
03 February 2014, 03:34 PM ET
Astronauts in space are much too far removed to make an office call to a specialist for cases of depression and other psychosocial issues. In space, such maladies can pose a substantial threat to crew safety and mission operations.
03 February 2014, 03:16 PM ET
John Glenn's first impression on seeing the Navy ship that will sail under his name was that it looked 'like somebody forgot to finish it.' The Navy christened the strange-looking Mobile Landing Platform as the USNS John Glenn.
02 February 2014, 11:39 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
31 January 2014, 05:29 PM ET
A camera purported to have been used by the eighth man to walk on the moon during his exploration of the lunar surface in 1971 is heading for auction in Austria, the Vienna gallery behind the sale has announced.
31 January 2014, 11:14 AM ET
See images of Xcor's proposed spacecraft, Lynx.
31 January 2014, 06:20 AM ET
A NASA astronaut currently in orbit on the International Space Station will speak with Space.com today (Jan. 31), and you can watch the conversation live online.
29 January 2014, 10:10 AM ET
NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson shared her experiences on the International Space Station with elementary school students in her home state on Jan. 23.
28 January 2014, 05:05 PM ET
The Challenger shuttle disaster is the subject of the new e-book "Challenger: An American Tragedy" by veteran Hugh Harris, who served as the Voice of NASA in launch control. Get a two-chapter preview of the Harris' new book on SPACE.com.
28 January 2014, 03:01 PM ET
NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio has been living and working on the International Space Station since November. On Friday (Jan. 31), the veteran astronaut will speak with SPACE.com about his life in space.
28 January 2014, 06:34 AM ET
Urthecast officials think the project could also motivate people to take better care of the planet, by giving them an astronaut's-eye view of Earth as a small and fragile outpost of life hanging alone in the blackness of space.
27 January 2014, 05:23 PM ET
When Challenger was lost, the U.S. space program chose to not falter.
27 January 2014, 04:12 PM ET
It was 'take two' for the installation of a pair of commercial video cameras on the outside the International Space Station, as Russian cosmonauts conducted a second spacewalk to add the Earth-viewing HD cameras to the orbiting outpost's exterior.
27 January 2014, 10:15 AM ET
See photos of Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy spacewalking outside the International Space Station on Jan. 27, 2014 to install UrtheCast HD cameras for Earth observation.
26 January 2014, 12:40 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
24 January 2014, 12:00 PM ET
A new private space plane expected to eventually deliver astronauts into orbit has a launch date and a rocket to launch it into space.
23 January 2014, 04:48 PM ET
Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser spacecraft has come a long way. This video shows how the ship was put together, the pilots trained, and the ship tested over the past few years in preparation for a test launch in 2016 and human pilot flights in 2017.
23 January 2014, 08:45 AM ET
Fresh of a mock mission to Mars, SPACE.com contributor Elizabeth Howell will host an exciting "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit today (Jan. 23) to answer your questions on what it is like to experience a simulated trip to the Red Planet.
22 January 2014, 03:06 PM ET
A popular, historic and huge NASA tour spot is closing to the public as the space agency picks up the pace preparing for the future of U.S. space exploration. Public tours into the Vehicle Assembly Building in Florida are set to end on Feb. 11.
18 January 2014, 04:56 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
18 January 2014, 11:12 AM ET
Four private companies working to eventually launch astronauts into space with NASA are gearing up for a big year in 2014.
16 January 2014, 04:42 PM ET
As I revved the all-terrain vehicle up the steep hill, I could feel gravity and mud pushing me back from the crest. I leaned forward in my spacesuit and with my right thumb, pressed hard on the throttle.
16 January 2014, 07:40 AM ET
An interstellar spacecraft could conceivably be powered by the radiation emitted by a tiny, manmade black hole. Here's a look at what it would take to turn this ambitious idea into reality.
16 January 2014, 07:34 AM ET
During an orientation walk around the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah on Jan. 5, our crew confronted a steep hill.
15 January 2014, 03:56 PM ET
Within days of our two-week stay at the Mars Desert Research Station, crew members already encountered minor medical problems – a sore back and a cold or flu among them.
14 January 2014, 03:25 PM ET
As I ascended the stairs to the second floor of Utah's Mars Desert Research Station, something struck me as strange: the lights were off and the crew was quiet at what was usually a busy time — 5 p.m.
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.