Fifty Years of Human Spaceflight Archive
06 September 2013, 01:13 PM ET
An astronaut working onboard the International Space Station (ISS) has revealed his "lucky charm" — a miniature toy astronaut figurine — in a video recently sent down to Earth.
06 September 2013, 01:28 AM ET
A veteran Russian cosmonaut who was assigned to command the International Space Station in 2015 has unexpectedly resigned. Cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov tendered his resignation to the Russian federal space agency Thursday (Sept. 5).
05 September 2013, 09:25 AM ET
NASA's Mission Control is gaining a new "look and feel," trading the "big blue consoles" that were iconic during the space shuttle program for upgraded "clean" workstations.
01 September 2013, 08:56 AM ET
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30 August 2013, 04:36 PM ET
Monday (Aug. 30) marks the Labor Day holiday in the United States, and while many Americans travel around the country in celebration of the three-day weekend, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will get a short respite from their work.
29 August 2013, 06:24 PM ET
Matt Damon is off on another sci-fi adventure. Fresh off his star turn in this year's blockbuster "Elysium," the actor will play a small role in the upcoming thriller "Interstellar," which is scheduled to come out in November 2014.
29 August 2013, 03:50 PM ET
NASA has granted funding to six next-generation tech concepts that could help advance humanity's understanding and exploration of the cosmos down the road. The ideas were selected under Phase 2 of the NASA Innovative Concepts program.
28 August 2013, 07:00 AM ET
A private Mars colonization effort has fallen short of its expected number of astronaut applications but still aims to put boots on the Red Planet in 2023. With a few days left in the application process, Mars One has received about 165,000 submissions.
28 August 2013, 06:32 AM ET
NASA's Maven mission will study the Martian upper atmosphere.
27 August 2013, 12:01 PM ET
Scientists are hoping to induce an unconscious state in astronauts so that they can be stored in cold capsules for long space flights. Here's how astronaut hibernation and suspended animation might one day work.
27 August 2013, 11:14 AM ET
When Canada's rock star astronaut Chris Hadfield visits his birthplace in November, he'll see his dazzling space photos on human bodies. Local Sarnia artist Cat Cabajar has received a small grant to recreate Hadfield's photos as body art.
26 August 2013, 06:36 AM ET
By the time humanity is ready to put boots on Mars, the long cruise to the Red Planet may be as easy as a dream. NASA-funded scientists are investigating ways to induce hibernation in astronauts, which could make the Mars trip cheaper and more efficient.
25 August 2013, 01:19 AM ET
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24 August 2013, 10:16 AM ET
An astronaut on the International Space Station has paid tribute to John F. Kennedy, flying a medallion bearing the likeness of the 35th President of the United States. It was NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, who took the medal into space.
23 August 2013, 12:00 PM ET
The eight newly selected astronauts joining NASA's spaceflying corps revealed some of the details of their grueling application process Tuesday (Aug. 20).
23 August 2013, 09:43 AM ET
A NASA jumbo jet that for more than three decades ferried space shuttles across the country is now being readied for its own move, thanks to the support from the aerospace company that originally built the iconic Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
22 August 2013, 02:38 PM ET
See photos and images of Russian cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin spacewalking outside the International Space Station on Aug. 22, 2013.
22 August 2013, 02:08 PM ET
A misaligned piece of gear on the International Space Station caused headaches in orbit for two spacewalking cosmonauts today (Aug. 22), but they ultimately triumphed and even managed to celebrated Russia's Flag Day with orbital style.
22 August 2013, 12:44 PM ET
A new documentary profiles the people who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice: leaving Earth on a one-way trip to Mars. The film, "One Way Astronaut," tells the story of the Mars One mission to send humans to Mars starting in 2023.
22 August 2013, 09:53 AM ET
When an unidentified flying object floats by the International Space Station, astronauts are going to notice. NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy captured a video of an 'unidentified object' near the space station on Aug. 19. See it here.
22 August 2013, 07:48 AM ET
Two Russian cosmonauts living on the International Space Station are taking their second spacewalk in less than a week today (Aug. 22) and you can watch it online. Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin will spend six hours outside.
20 August 2013, 07:41 PM ET
The "8 Balls" have landed in NASA's center pocket. Eight new astronaut candidates — nicknamed the "8 Balls" — were welcomed to Johnson Space Center in Houston, where they will begin two years of basic training.
19 August 2013, 06:00 AM ET
A newly announced contest asks students to propose design concepts for the Inspiration Mars mission, a private effort that aims to launch two astronauts on a close flyby of the Red Planet in January 2018.
19 August 2013, 06:00 AM ET
The X1 Robotic Exoskeleton, which NASA is co-developing with several partners, could give superhuman strength to people on long-duration space missions to an asteroid or Mars, or act as a "resistive device" for exercising, agency officials say.
18 August 2013, 09:00 AM ET
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17 August 2013, 08:08 AM ET
Cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin set a new record for the longest Russian spacewalk on Friday (Aug. 16), spending more than seven hours working outside the International Space Station. They primed the station for a new lab.
16 August 2013, 12:30 PM ET
A look (in no particular order) at 10 of the 25 most influential people in space, as chosen recently by a new book from Time Books.
16 August 2013, 12:30 PM ET
Scientists, entrepreneurs and famous thinkers from all over the world are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in space and humanity's understanding of it.
16 August 2013, 11:55 AM ET
Two Russian cosmonauts worked outside the International Space Station on Aug. 16, 2013. See how cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin did the space work here.
16 August 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Two cosmonauts will head outside the International Space Station today (Aug. 16) and you can watch it live online. Cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin will spend 6.5 hours outside, beginning at 10:40 a.m. ET.
14 August 2013, 05:40 PM ET
What do a rocket thruster, rocket launch lapel pin and a Wernher von Braun letter have to do with a 2014 Disney movie? That's what "Tomorrowland" director Brad Bird and producer Damon Lindelof posed Saturday (Aug. 10) at Disney's D23 Expo.
14 August 2013, 07:16 AM ET
See fantastic photographs of Earth taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg aboard the International Space Station during Expedition 36/37 in 2013.
14 August 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The moon may be more of a stumbling block than a stepping stone on humanity's path to Mars. The perceived need to develop lunar infrastructure and resources first could push a manned Red Planet mission far off into the future, NASA's Harley Thronson says.
13 August 2013, 07:00 AM ET
While discussions are underway to extend the lifetime of the $100 billion International Space Station beyond 2020, there is concern about the station's usefulness and price tag, so much so the station may be deorbited at the end of the decade.
11 August 2013, 09:08 AM ET
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06 August 2013, 07:59 PM ET
See mission pictures from the months-long HI-SEAS mock Mars mission to test space food for deep-space exploration in Hawaii. Volunteer scientists spent months training for the three-month excursion in Hawaii.