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Fifty Years of Human Spaceflight Archive
19 February 2014, 10:24 AM ET
NASA astronaut Mike Massimino is back on 'The Big Bang Theory' in a new episode of the hit CBS comedy, but he soon will not be the only spaceman on network TV. All four of the major U.S. networks now have space-themed shows ready to air or in development.
19 February 2014, 06:38 AM ET
A space elevator consisting of an Earth-anchored tether that extends 62,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) into space could eventually provide routine, safe, inexpensive and quiet access to orbit, some researchers say.
18 February 2014, 01:23 PM ET
See amazing, and sometimes hilarious, photos of fun in weightlessness in these zero gravity photos on airplanes and spacecraft.
16 February 2014, 06:50 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
14 February 2014, 06:03 PM ET
A historic mockup of a NASA space shuttle crew compartment has grown wings and a tail to launch as a new full-scale exhibit at the National Museum of the US Air Force in Ohio.
14 February 2014, 10:12 AM ET
NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory utilizes a magnetic trap that confines particles, allowing them to cool to temperatures just barely above absolute zero as seen in this space wallpaper.
14 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
When NASA's Cold Atom Lab reaches the International Space Station in 2016, it will create temperatures one ten billionth of a degree above absolute zero, allowing researchers to study the strange behavior of quantum mechanics.
11 February 2014, 02:37 PM ET
The four "cubesats," each about the size of a loaf of bread, were deployed from the space station this morning. Twenty-four more will join them over the coming days, filling out the "Flock 1" fleet operated by San Francisco-based startup Planet Labs.
10 February 2014, 04:30 PM ET
The Mobile Launcher, a massive structure, stands at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and represents one of NASA's key elements of ground support equipment being upgraded.
10 February 2014, 02:16 PM ET
See spectacular photographs of Earth from space by Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata on the International Space Station during the Expedition 38 mission in 2013 and 2014.
09 February 2014, 12:10 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
07 February 2014, 04:18 PM ET
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games launched in Sochi, Russia, Friday (Feb. 7) using the torch that flew to the International Space Station. The space-themed spectacle, which took place as part of an elaborate opening ceremony, also had cosmonauts carry the Rus
07 February 2014, 02:02 PM ET
A spacewalker who lifted off a record seven times to orbit and the first American woman to complete a long-duration stay on board a space station will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut of Hall of Fame, officials with the Florida institution announced.
06 February 2014, 04:27 PM ET
Two NASA astronauts on the International Space Station connected with the United States Olympic bobsled team in Sochi, Russia before the 2014 Winter Games kick off Friday (Feb. 7).
06 February 2014, 11:28 AM ET
Ever wondered how astronauts work out in weightlessness? It's time to find out. NASA is hosting a Google Hangout with International Space Station astronauts and fitness experts today (Feb. 6).
06 February 2014, 08:42 AM ET
See spectacular photos of rocket launches blasting off for Earth orbit and beyond in 2014 in this Space.com gallery of the year's space missions from around the world.
06 February 2014, 06:00 AM ET
The 2014 Winter Olympics are about to begin in Sochi, Russia, and astronauts will be watching the games from their vantage point high above Earth on the International Space Station.
05 February 2014, 05:30 PM ET
An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft docked with the International Space Station today (Feb. 5) to deliver supplies to the crewmembers manning the space laboratory after a quick trip through space.
05 February 2014, 04:35 PM ET
TV-viewers around the world will be treated to an unprecedented live tour of the $100 billion International Space Station next month when the National Geographic Channel airs a two-hour special from the astronauts' orbiting outpost.
05 February 2014, 02:24 PM ET
Branson and a number of other Virgin Galactic customers took to the skies recently for a training flight aboard the 'vomit comet' — an airplane that achieves brief periods of microgravity via parabolic maneuvers.
05 February 2014, 11:36 AM ET
An unmanned cargo ship carrying needed supplies launched on a quick trip to the International Space Station today (Feb. 5).
05 February 2014, 11:23 AM ET
See launch and docking photos for Russia's unmanned Progress 54 spacecraft, which launched Feb. 5, 2014 carrying 2.5 tons of supplies for Expedition 38 astronauts on the International Space Station.
05 February 2014, 07:17 AM ET
A robotic Russian cargo ship will make an express delivery to the International Space Station today (Feb. 5) and you can watch it launch online. Liftoff is at 11:23 a.m. EST. Here's how to watch it live.
04 February 2014, 11:30 AM ET
See photos from the Expedition 38 mission to the International Space Station, with images taken by the outpost's six-man crew. The crew includes two NASA astronauts, one Japanese astronaut and three Russian cosmonauts.
03 February 2014, 03:34 PM ET
Astronauts in space are much too far removed to make an office call to a specialist for cases of depression and other psychosocial issues. In space, such maladies can pose a substantial threat to crew safety and mission operations.
03 February 2014, 03:16 PM ET
John Glenn's first impression on seeing the Navy ship that will sail under his name was that it looked 'like somebody forgot to finish it.' The Navy christened the strange-looking Mobile Landing Platform as the USNS John Glenn.
02 February 2014, 11:39 AM ET
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31 January 2014, 05:29 PM ET
A camera purported to have been used by the eighth man to walk on the moon during his exploration of the lunar surface in 1971 is heading for auction in Austria, the Vienna gallery behind the sale has announced.
31 January 2014, 11:14 AM ET
See images of Xcor's proposed spacecraft, Lynx.
31 January 2014, 06:20 AM ET
A NASA astronaut currently in orbit on the International Space Station will speak with Space.com today (Jan. 31), and you can watch the conversation live online.
29 January 2014, 10:10 AM ET
NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson shared her experiences on the International Space Station with elementary school students in her home state on Jan. 23.
28 January 2014, 05:05 PM ET
The Challenger shuttle disaster is the subject of the new e-book "Challenger: An American Tragedy" by veteran Hugh Harris, who served as the Voice of NASA in launch control. Get a two-chapter preview of the Harris' new book on SPACE.com.
28 January 2014, 03:01 PM ET
NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio has been living and working on the International Space Station since November. On Friday (Jan. 31), the veteran astronaut will speak with SPACE.com about his life in space.
28 January 2014, 06:34 AM ET
Urthecast officials think the project could also motivate people to take better care of the planet, by giving them an astronaut's-eye view of Earth as a small and fragile outpost of life hanging alone in the blackness of space.
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.