Fifty Years of Human Spaceflight Archive
10 August 2015, 02:30 PM ET
SpaceVR launched a Kickstarter campaign today (Aug. 10) to help get its high-definition 3D camera, known as "Overview One," to the International Space Station.
10 August 2015, 02:11 PM ET
For the first time (at least officially), NASA astronauts on board the International Space Station have tasted the product, or produce, of their work. They chomped on the lettuce freshly harvested from the Veggie growth system.
10 August 2015, 07:21 AM ET
Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station today (Aug. 10) in a spacewalk to install equipment, pick up an experiment and take pictures of the station.
10 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
In Marvel Comics' new "Fantastic Four" movie, a classic rocket-based origin is dropped for one with interdimensional teleportation and mystic energy. What happened?
10 August 2015, 06:50 AM ET
New "Marstronauts" will head to a Hawaiian simulation facility for a year, starting Aug. 28. Officials with the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) mission announced the selection of the six scientists on July 29.
09 August 2015, 07:16 AM ET
Venturing out into space wearing nothing but a spacesuit is a daring act in itself. But over hundreds of spacewalks since 1965, there are a few that stand out.
07 August 2015, 05:56 PM ET
By studying how plants react to life in space, we can learn more about how they adapt to environmental changes.
07 August 2015, 06:01 AM ET
Former NASA astronaut Pamela Melroy recently shared her experiences and insights about spaceflight and exploration.
06 August 2015, 04:11 PM ET
Astronaut Jerry Ross, who shares the world record for the most flights into outer space, has been decorated with military and NASA medals, awarded an honorary doctorate and enshrined into a hall of fame. But Ross' next accolade may be a nod above them all
06 August 2015, 01:30 PM ET
NASA formally notified Congress Aug. 5 that it is issuing a $490 million extension of an existing contract to purchase Soyuz seats from the Russian space agency, saying that it was forced to do so because of cuts in the agency’s commercial crew program.
05 August 2015, 01:40 PM ET
NASA's Swamp Works development team wants to put drones on Mars, distant moons and the airless, sunless landscapes on asteroids.
04 August 2015, 03:59 PM ET
Six people spent two-thirds of a year in the HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) analog pretending to be Martian astronauts. Here's a look inside the science, work and fun they had during their time on "Mars."
04 August 2015, 12:19 PM ET
Two and a half years after an expedition led by the CEO of raised them off the seafloor, the historic rocket engine parts that launched NASA astronauts on at least three missions to land on the moon are now preserved for museum display.
02 August 2015, 02:18 PM ET
An alien aurora 1 million times brighter than Earth's, robots building a moon telescope, a $5.5 billion asteroid and more in's top news stories of the week.
31 July 2015, 05:19 PM ET
A 16-year-old New York City-area student will one day see her DNA experiment launched to the International Space Station. The experiment was designed by Anna-Sophia Boguraev of Bedford, New York.
31 July 2015, 02:17 PM ET
NASA has a new launch pad for small rockets, and it's open for business to companies hoping to send light satellites into the final frontier.
31 July 2015, 08:51 AM ET
Russia has formally notified its International Space Station partners that it will continue in the partnership at least to 2024, ending several months of doubts that were fueled by the current poor state of Russia’s relations with the West.
29 July 2015, 08:30 AM ET
The photo shows SpaceShipTwo pilot Peter Siebold floating back to Earth via parachute on Oct. 31, just moments after the vehicle broke apart in a test-flight disaster that killed co-pilot Michael Alsbury.
29 July 2015, 07:01 AM ET
The Space Launch System megarocket, scheduled to fly for the first time in 2018, will blast unmanned spacecraft toward their targets at unprecedented speeds, dramatically reducing interplanetary travel times, advocates say.
29 July 2015, 07:01 AM ET
On Friday, much of the world will have the opportunity to observe a Blue Moon: A somewhat rare occurrence that doesn't have anything to do with the moon's color.
28 July 2015, 04:00 PM ET
The fatal breakup and crash of Virgin Galactic's first SpaceShipTwo space plane last year was caused by a co-pilot error, as well as the failure of the spacecraft's builders to anticipate such a catastrophic mistake, federal safety investigators say.
28 July 2015, 10:07 AM ET
The Smithsonian's Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to conserve, digitize, and display astronaut Neil Armstrong's Apollo spacesuit rocketed to success and is now reaching to "reboot" Alan Shepard's Freedom 7 suit and other historic space artifacts.
27 July 2015, 10:57 PM ET
It took almost a decade for NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft to navigate its way across the solar system. Was it worth the wait?
27 July 2015, 03:30 PM ET
The dream of returning humans to the moon could become a reality for the relatively low price of $10 billion, as long as NASA is willing to buy from private spaceflight companies, a new report shows.
27 July 2015, 03:20 PM ET
The UK Space Agency has released its National Strategy for Space Environments and Human Spaceflight. This strategy covers a range of scientific and technical disciplines, giving a picture for activities that use the space environment.
22 July 2015, 05:20 PM ET
NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Kimiya Yui of Japan blasted off atop a Russian Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan today at 5:02 p.m. EDT (2102 GMT). The trio arrived at the space station at 10:45 p.m. EDT.
22 July 2015, 01:27 PM ET
What is blue, gold, and silver and links the final manned mission to launch to the moon with the next crew flying to the International Space Station? The Soyuz TMA-17M crew's mission patch.
22 July 2015, 07:01 AM ET
NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Japan's Kimiya Yui are scheduled to blast off aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:02 p.m. EDT (2102 GMT). Watch the launch here on
20 July 2015, 03:53 PM ET
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said today (July 20) that the June 28 failure of its Falcon 9 rocket was likely caused by a faulty steel strut on the upper stage, which broke during ascent, leading to the destruction of the rocket and Dragon capsule.
20 July 2015, 12:12 PM ET
The Smithsonian has launched its first-ever crowdfunding campaign to conserve, digitize and return to display the spacesuit that Neil Armstrong wore on the moon. The institution partnered with Kickstarter to raise $500,000 and "Reboot the Suit."
17 July 2015, 06:14 PM ET
Dawn began spiraling down to its third Ceres science orbit on June 30 but experienced a problem almost immediately and went into a protective "safe mode." The mission team has now determined what happened and cleared Dawn to return to work.
17 July 2015, 12:30 PM ET
Planetary Resources has launched its first spacebound test of asteroid mining technology on July 16, beginning a 90-day mission to test vital technologies.
17 July 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Hardware developed for the race to the moon was used to foster collaboration between the two countries.
17 July 2015, 06:00 AM ET
On July 17, 1975, NASA astronauts aboard an Apollo spacecraft linked up with cosmonauts in their Soyuz capsule. The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project meetup showed that two different space vehicles could dock in orbit, but it had diplomatic consequences as well.
15 July 2015, 09:44 PM ET
President Barack Obama fired off a congratulatory tweet Tuesday (July 14) celebrating the first-ever flyby of Pluto, which NASA's New Horizons spacecraft performed earlier that day.
15 July 2015, 07:15 AM ET
NASA's New Horizons probe performed the first-ever close flyby of Pluto early yesterday morning (July 14). Here's what scientists, government officials and other interested parties had to say about the historic event.