Fifty Years of Human Spaceflight Archive
24 March 2014, 11:56 AM ET
A camera claimed to have been used on the moon's surface sold for almost $1 million in Austria, despite questions about its history. The WestLicht auction in Vienna recorded a sale price of €660,000 (about $910,400 US) for the purported Apollo 15 flown ca
23 March 2014, 12:32 PM ET
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21 March 2014, 03:20 PM ET
The four private companies NASA is counting on to develop manned spaceships — Boeing, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) and SpaceX — are notching the many milestones set by the space agency's commercial crew program (CCP), officials said.
20 March 2014, 11:06 AM ET
You never know where you are going to find space for sale. From a Madison Ave. gallery to the holdings of the U.S. Marshals Office, historic space artifacts are now or soon will be up for auction. And that's just the start of the spring "space season."
19 March 2014, 07:16 AM ET
In the not-too-distant future, humans will need to build an elevator to the heavens to find the resources so desperately needed down on Earth. That is the world of author William Forstchen's new book, 'Pillar to the Sky.'
18 March 2014, 07:59 PM ET
Could NASA scientists build an elevator to space? Science fiction author William Forstchen explores that and many other cosmic questions in his newest novel, "Pillar to the Sky" (Tor Books, February 2014).
18 March 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Ambitious plans to carry humans far beyond Earth were at the forefront of the Explorers Club Annual Dinner here Saturday night, as astronauts, entrepreneurs and physicist Stephen Hawking celebrated the wonder — and necessity — of space exploration.
18 March 2014, 09:46 AM ET
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' private expedition that recovered NASA moon rocket engines from the ocean floor was honored by a venerable group of explorers, including one of the astronauts who rode to space atop those very same engines.
17 March 2014, 06:45 AM ET
The countdown to the maiden launch of Orion, a NASA space capsule designed to take astronauts out into the solar system, is now three months longer than previously planned. NASA says the Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) will fly in Dec. 2014.
16 March 2014, 12:10 AM ET
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15 March 2014, 07:01 AM ET
On the eve of last week's premiere of "COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey," host and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson waxed poetic about science literacy, exoplanets and the Tooth Fairy here at the South by Southwest festival.
14 March 2014, 11:25 PM ET
For two hours Friday, astronauts in orbit opened their out-of-this-world home to the people of Earth, offering an unprecedented raw glimpse into the beauty – and peril — of life on the International Space Station.
14 March 2014, 10:15 PM ET
'Live from Space' on the National Geographic Channel teams NatGeo with NASA for a live two-hour TV event to showcase what life in space. See Space.com's coverage of the March 14, 2014 event here.
14 March 2014, 10:11 PM ET
On March 14, 2014, NASA and the National Geographic Channel made space history with an unprecedented TV event: a two-hour program called 'Live From Space.' See our complete updates here.
14 March 2014, 06:19 PM ET
Soledad O'Brien would definitely go to space. The host of the "Live From Space" TV program airing tonight (March 14), O'Brien explained that she would fly to the International Space Station if given a chance.
14 March 2014, 03:01 PM ET
NASA and the National Geographic Channel is about to take one giant leap for cable kind tonight with 'Live From Space,' unprecedented TV event to share the wonder —and drama — of space travel like never before.
14 March 2014, 02:40 PM ET
The National Geographic Channel TV show "Live from Space" isn't set to air until tonight (March 14), but you can start gearing up for the historic broadcast right now. The "Live from Space" website now features a live International Space Station tracker.
14 March 2014, 06:01 AM ET
Space station history will be made on Friday, March 14 and it will be broadcast 'Live From Space' for the world to watch. NASA is opening the doors to its Mission Control and letting a TV show follow the International Space Station as it completes a full
14 March 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Engineers at MIT suggest setting up orbital propellant depots to fuel future missions to the moon. Such en-route stations would mean spacecraft could launch with less fuel on board and hence carry heavier loads like larger scientific experiments.
13 March 2014, 10:01 AM ET
It takes work to send video from space. "Live from Space," a National Geographic Channel TV show airing Friday (March 14), will feature live video of International Space Station astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata.
12 March 2014, 10:23 AM ET
A very, very (very) small sample from John Glenn's Mercury spacecraft Friendship 7 is launching to the International Space Station as part of a science experiment organized by professional NFL and NBA cheerleaders.
11 March 2014, 10:58 AM ET
SpaceX fired up the nine-engine first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket Saturday in a major preflight rehearsal before the March 16 launch of nearly 5,000 pounds of experiments and supplies to the International Space Station.
11 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Astronauts on the International Space Station are going to beam into homes around the world during a live TV event this week.
10 March 2014, 11:28 PM ET
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins and cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy touched down on the steppes of Kazakhstan at 11:24 p.m. EDT Monday, about 3 1/2 hours after leaving the International Space Station.
10 March 2014, 08:27 PM ET
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy left the station in a Soyuz spacecraft at 8:02 p.m. EDT Monday (March 10; 0002 GMT on March 11), wrapping up a 166-day orbital stint.
10 March 2014, 05:29 PM ET
See photos from the March 10, 2014 landing of the a Russian Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy to wrap up a 166-day space mission.
10 March 2014, 05:04 PM ET
Final preparations are now underway for the launch of SpaceX's third Dragon cargo flight to the International Space Station, including the reveal of the company's official patch for the NASA-contracted Commercial Resupply Services 3 (CRS-3/SpX-3) mission.
10 March 2014, 04:34 PM ET
Officials are concerned about wintry conditions on the steppes of Kazakhstan, where the Soyuz is slated to touch down about three hours later. Indeed, the landing team commission began meeting today at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT) to discuss the situation.
10 March 2014, 11:58 AM ET
An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts will return to Earth tonight aboard a Soyuz space capsule tonight (March 10) after more than five months in orbit, and you can watch their landing live online.
10 March 2014, 08:28 AM ET
The International Space Station has its first Japanese commander, Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. 'I am humbled to assume command of the space station,' Wakata said during a ceremony on board the orbiting outpost.
10 March 2014, 08:00 AM ET
Researchers are developing flat, blanket-size landers that could be delivered en masse to worlds such as Mars or Jupiter's moon Europa. The approach could enable NASA to mount missions to places previously deemed too risky to explore, researchers say.
08 March 2014, 04:16 PM ET
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08 March 2014, 09:31 AM ET
See NASA's schedule of events and exhibits at the annual SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, in this announcement from the space agency. Let
07 March 2014, 05:32 PM ET
One of four business jets converted to train NASA astronauts to land the space shuttle is on final approach to the Alabama home of Space Camp, pending the result of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center's first crowd-funding campaign.
07 March 2014, 04:02 PM ET
Scott and Mark Kelly, the only set of astronaut twins, are set to become test subjects in an unprecedented NASA investigation into how weightlessness impacts the human body.
07 March 2014, 10:29 AM ET
NASA's historic jumbo jet that ferried retired space shuttles piggyback to their museums is being prepared for its own lift to where it'll be put on public display. The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is being readied for its final move.