Fifty Years of Human Spaceflight Archive
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
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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.
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
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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
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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.