Fifty Years of Human Spaceflight Archive
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.
02 October 2014, 10:00 AM ET
The spacesuits of the future might be totally alien-looking. Instead of the bulky spacesuits that astronauts wear today, a group of MIT researchers want to "shrink-wrap" the spaceflyers of tomorrow.
01 October 2014, 03:32 PM ET
The Delta 4 Heavy rocket was rolled out to Launch Complex 37 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sept. 30, then lifted to a vertical position Oct. 1 to prepare for the Dec. 4 test flight of NASA's Orion crew capsule.
01 October 2014, 08:22 AM ET
Images by astronaut Reid Wiseman as he floats above Earth in the International Space Station.
01 October 2014, 06:11 AM ET
MIT researchers have developed BioSuit, a skintight spacesuit that offers improvements over modern gas-pressurized spacesuits. See images of the BioSuit concept to shrink-wrap astronauts during planetary exploration.
01 October 2014, 12:36 AM ET
See photos from astronaut Alexander Gerst who is about to take off on a mission to the International Space Station, along with five others.
30 September 2014, 02:23 PM ET
An espresso machine on its way to the International Space Station in 2015 made its public debut at the International Astronomical Congress on Sept. 29. The "ISSPresso" project aims to give astronauts high-quality coffee in orbit.
30 September 2014, 01:55 PM ET
NASA's draft picks for its private spacecraft team now have their own rookie cards. The agency debuted 'collectible cards' featuring the Boeing and SpaceX capsules it selected to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.
30 September 2014, 11:11 AM ET
The life story of the late Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, has taken two small steps toward landing on the big and small screens.
30 September 2014, 09:13 AM ET
Two days after laying off about 100 employees who had been working on its Dream Chaser vehicle, Sierra Nevada Corp. on Sept. 26 filed a protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office of a commercial crew contract it lost earlier in September.
27 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Astronauts may be able to walk on the moon faster than previously thought, a new study reports. These new findings could help scientists design better spacesuits that could aid astronauts' exploration of the moon, Mars or asteroids.
26 September 2014, 07:44 AM ET
What do astronauts, a towel and a paranoid android have in common? The answer is 42. The International Space Station's Expedition 42 crew has featured the link between their numerical designation and "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" on a poster and
25 September 2014, 11:10 PM ET
Three new members of the International Space Station's Expedition 41 crew launched into orbit on Sept. 25, 2014 (Eastern Time). See photos of their launch and arrival at the orbiting laboratory.
25 September 2014, 10:53 PM ET
A Russian-built Soyuz space capsule carrying a crew of three reached the International Space Station late Thursday (Sept. 25), despite a stuck solar array that failed to deploy just after its launch six hours earlier.
25 September 2014, 06:09 PM ET
Waypoint 2 Space, a Houston-based company that trains people for commercial spaceflight, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to build a spacewalk simulator called the Modular EVA Training System (METS).
25 September 2014, 04:45 PM ET
A Russian-built Soyuz rocket launched a new crew for the International Space Station into orbit on Thursday (Sept. 25). See how the NASA astronaut Butch Wilmore and his Russian crewmates will reach the space station in just six hours here.
25 September 2014, 07:24 AM ET
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft will launch a new U.S.-Russian crew on a swift six-hour flight to the International Space Station today (Sept. 25), and you can watch the action in space live online.
24 September 2014, 05:30 PM ET
Billionaire Sir Richard Branson announced that his space tourism company, Virgin Galactic, has a new corporate sponsor: Grey Goose.
24 September 2014, 12:12 PM ET
Cosmonaut Anatoly Berezovoy, who led the first expedition onboard Russia's final Salyut space station, died Sept. 20. He was 72. Chosen to train as a cosmonaut in April 1970, his only space flight was to the Salyut 7 orbiting outpost.
23 September 2014, 07:10 AM ET
A private Dragon cargo ship built by SpaceX arrived at the International Space Station this morning (Sept. 23) to deliver more than 5,000 lbs. of astronaut supplies and experiments for NASA.
21 September 2014, 11:12 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
21 September 2014, 02:30 AM ET
SpaceX's Dragon capsule soared into orbit on a delivery run to the International Space Station with more than 2.5 tons of astronaut supplies, science experiments and other cargo, including 20 mice and the first 3D printer built for space.
20 September 2014, 03:00 AM ET
Thick clouds and rain forced the private spaceflight company SpaceX to postpone the planned launch of an unmanned Dragon cargo ship for NASA on Saturday (Sept. 20). The mission will now launch to the International Space Station on Sunday, Sept. 21.
19 September 2014, 03:24 PM ET
A privately built SpaceX Dragon capsule is counting down to launch a big haul of cargo into space for NASA early Saturday (Sept. 20), and you can watch the liftoff live online. Here's how.
19 September 2014, 12:44 PM ET
The first-ever item to be 3D printed in space is being kept a well-guarded secret. The first 3D printer designed to operate in zero-g is set to launch to the space station to learn if 3D printing is viable in orbit. But what will it print first?
19 September 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Dragon will lift off atop SpaceX's Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket at 2:16 a.m. EDT Saturday from Florida. Dragon will fly nearly parallel to the U.S. East Coast, so the launch should be visible in varying degrees along much of the Eastern Seaboard.
18 September 2014, 03:29 PM ET
SpaceX is due to bring some strange things to the space station this weekend: the first 3D printer to leave the plant, a batch of mutant fruit flies, a wind-watching radar, 20 mice and a mouse X-ray machine.
18 September 2014, 01:16 PM ET
The secretive private spaceflight company Blue Origin and the launch provider United Launch Alliance announced Wednesday (Sept. 17) that they're teaming up on a new rocket engine venture. Today, you can watch the joint news conference.
18 September 2014, 11:30 AM ET
SpaceX's fourth cargo mission to the International Space Station includes some mice, the first 3D printer in space and other weird science. See our take on the cargo in this Space.com infographic.
18 September 2014, 06:00 AM ET
For the second time this year, a NASA jet used to ferry the space shuttles across the country has been put on public display. The youngest modified-Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft was towed to the Joe Davies Heritage Airpark in California.
17 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
NASA astronauts should be able to hitch a ride to space aboard space taxis built by private two companies in the next three years, and reactions are strong.