Fifty Years of Human Spaceflight Archive
27 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX is planning to bring a rocket back from space and land it on a giant, floating platform in the middle of the ocean, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said today (Oct. 23).
26 October 2014, 04:39 PM ET
The company Orbital Sciences will make its first nighttime launch of an Antares rocket on Monday evening (Oct. 27), and it will be visible from the U.S. East Coast. Here's when and where to look to see the amazing launch.
24 October 2014, 03:36 PM ET
On Oct. 24, 2014, skydiver Alan Eustace set a new record for the highest near-space jump from the stratosphere as part of a feat performed with the Stratospheric Explorer (StratEx) team and the Paragon Space Development Corporation. See photos and video.
23 October 2014, 04:30 PM ET
Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin wants to send people on a trip to Mars, and he doesn't want them to come home — at least not at first.
23 October 2014, 11:00 AM ET
The Hubble Space Telescope takes center stage at the new Hubble@25 exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, who visited Hubble twice, gives us a glimpse of the exhibit.
22 October 2014, 03:31 PM ET
Cosmonauts Max Suraev and Alexander Samokutyaev went outside the International Space Station today. They completed what was supposed to be a six-hour spacewalk in just three hours and 38 minutes.
22 October 2014, 03:20 PM ET
Expedition 41 Commander Max Suraev and Flight Engineer Alexander Samokutyaev of the Russian Federal Space Agency worked outside in the International Space Station on Oct. 22, 2014.
22 October 2014, 12:43 PM ET
U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated Dava Newman to become the next deputy administrator of NASA.
21 October 2014, 04:12 PM ET
There's a certain irony to the observation that Tom Hanks today may be better known for flying to the moon than Alan Bean, who actually went there. The actor and director celebrates Bean and laments his anonymity in the pages of "The New Yorker."
20 October 2014, 01:51 AM ET
Without proper regulation, the moon risks becoming an extra-planetary Wild West.
17 October 2014, 04:27 PM ET
The private spaceflight company Virgin Galactic will soon begin a new round of rocket-powered test flights of the commercial spaceliner SpaceShipTwo to prepare for eventual passenger flights to space.
17 October 2014, 07:30 AM ET
Forty-six years ago this week, NASA's first Apollo astronauts to launch into space were circling the Earth, just as the crew's mission patch depicted. The official insignia though, was not what the crew initially envisioned as representing their flight.
16 October 2014, 03:45 PM ET
Sierra Nevada Corp. filed suit in federal court Oct. 15, seeking to overturn a NASA decision to lift a stop-work order on contracts it awarded to Boeing and SpaceX.
16 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft was scheduled to launch on a cargo run to the station on Oct. 24. But that liftoff has been delayed until at least Oct. 27, because Hurricane Gonzalo could affect a tracking station for Cygnus' Antares rocket.
15 October 2014, 03:30 PM ET
Two NASA astronauts working outside the International Space Station raced against the clock during a spacewalk today (Oct. 15).
15 October 2014, 02:09 PM ET
See photos of NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman and Barry "Butch" Wilmore taking a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Oct. 15, 2014.
15 October 2014, 06:41 AM ET
Two NASA astronauts will venture into the vacuum of space for a spacewalk on the outside of the International Space Station today (Oct. 15), and anyone with an Internet connection can watch it live online.
14 October 2014, 03:28 PM ET
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shares his favorite images of Earth from space in a new book, "You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes."
13 October 2014, 05:46 PM ET
The first meeting of 'The Astronaut Wives Club' — the made-for-TV-version, that is — has convened in New Orleans. Filming has begun on the 10-episode ABC series, which tells the real story of the women who stood beside the United States' first spacemen.
13 October 2014, 02:04 PM ET
NASA needs your help to name a new robot, and you could win some money doing it.
12 October 2014, 10:53 PM ET
Launched by the Soviet Union in 1957, Sputnik 1 became the world’s first artificial satellite. This legacy continues today with our exploration of the solar system.
10 October 2014, 01:03 PM ET
NASA announced Oct. 9 that it has lifted an order that halted work on commercial crew contracts awarded last month to Boeing and SpaceX, saying that delaying work during an ongoing contract protest could jeopardize the operation of the ISS.
10 October 2014, 08:00 AM ET
Researchers are developing new types of robotic systems inspired by elephant trunks, octopus arms and giraffe tongues. These flexible, maneuverable "tentacle robots" could have a variety of space applications, scientists say.
08 October 2014, 12:00 PM ET
SpaceShipTwo completed an unpowered "glide flight" from California's Mojave Air and Spaceport Tuesday. The vehicle rotated its tail and wings upward during the test, "feathering" them as it would to during the descent phase of a suborbital spaceflight.
07 October 2014, 04:32 PM ET
An architect with an interest in spaceflight has drafted a design to relaunch the display of a Saturn V moon rocket in Houston. Brantley Hightower's idea for a glass-fronted building came after he visited the booster at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
07 October 2014, 02:49 PM ET
Two astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station to do some maintenance and repair work during a more than six-hour spacewalk today (Oct. 7).
07 October 2014, 10:20 AM ET
See photos of NASA's Reid Wiseman and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst taking their first spacewalk outside the International Space Station.
06 October 2014, 07:01 AM ET
Stratolaunch's huge rocket-launching plane could be launching Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser space plane into orbit a few years from now.
05 October 2014, 12:26 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
04 October 2014, 08:30 AM ET
A NASA-backed study explores an innovative way to dramatically cut the cost of a human expedition to Mars -- put the crew in stasis.
03 October 2014, 12:25 PM ET
Lynn Sherr — the author of the recently-released book, "Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space" — paid tribute to the late astronaut Thursday (Oct. 2) on the satirical news program "The Colbert Report."
02 October 2014, 03:22 PM ET
When a Russian Soyuz spaceship pulled up to the International Space Station on Sept. 25, it had a distinctly off-kilter look due to a stuck solar wing. Here's how it looked to NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman from inside the orbiting laboratory.
02 October 2014, 01:28 PM ET
The countdown is underway for the removal of NASA's iconic launch countdown clock at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The large digital clock, which has stood for more than four decades, is being replaced by a modern display screen with more capabilities.
02 October 2014, 01:15 PM ET
Celebrating a quarter-century of robotic and astronaut achievements in space, the Royal Canadian Mint has released a new collector coin commemorating the anniversary of the Canadian Space Agency.
02 October 2014, 12:47 PM ET
On Oct. 4, 2004, private test pilot Brian Binnie launched into space at the controls of SpaceShipOne, making commercial spaceflight history. See how Binnie piloted SpaceShipOne to help his team win the $10 million Ansari XPrize.
02 October 2014, 10:25 AM ET
You don't have to become an astronaut to use the International Space Station's new 3D printer.