Fifty Years of Human Spaceflight Archive
12 April 2014, 07:38 AM ET
SpaceX's third Dragon cargo mission is packed with 5,000 lbs. of vital supplies, including some intriguing technology and science experiments. See some of the best experiments riding the Dragon in this Space.com infographic.
12 April 2014, 07:11 AM ET
NASA is studying a glitch with a backup computer on the International Space Station, an issue that could potentially force astronauts to perform a spacewalk repair and delay the planned Monday launch of a SpaceX cargo ship.
10 April 2014, 03:52 PM ET
Branson wants to find Shihan Musafer, a child who called in to ask him the following question on the BBC TV show "Going Live!" back in 1988: "Have you ever thought about going into space?"
10 April 2014, 12:49 PM ET
Apollo 13 memorabilia belonging to the late astronaut Jack Swigert is auction-bound, 44 years after a last-minute change landed him aboard the ill-fated flight. The mementos are being put up for sale by Swigert's family.
09 April 2014, 12:51 PM ET
A former Navy test pilot, Binnie had most recently worked for Scaled Composites, overseeing flight tests of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. He will now help another suborbital space plane, XCOR's Lynx, get off the ground.
08 April 2014, 12:48 PM ET
An American spacecraft that spent decades under the ocean will soon ship overseas for an exhibit that explores the 'space between art and science.' Liberty Bell 7 will leave the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center to be displayed in Germany.
08 April 2014, 12:00 PM ET
A private spaceflight company will launch its third robotic resupply mission to the International Space Station next week.
08 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists have begun realizing that spaceflight can cause serious and perhaps permanent vision problems in astronauts. NASA is working hard to understand the issue, which could present a major hurdle to mounting manned missions to Mars.
07 April 2014, 03:14 PM ET
NASA should set up a clear set of ethical rules regarding the health of astronauts on long-duration spaceflights — such as a trip to Mars — in the near future, according to a panel of health and ethics experts.
06 April 2014, 11:15 AM ET
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02 April 2014, 06:42 AM ET
Tiny space rocks called "minimoons" already cruise near Earth and would make interesting targets for manned exploration, advocates say.
01 April 2014, 10:18 AM ET
Calling all space cadets: Earthwatch wants volunteers to help search for life on Mars in what has to be the most entertaining April Fools' joke you'll see this year.
31 March 2014, 03:05 PM ET
You could call it one small step for a ship, one giant leap for oceanographic research. The Navy named the first of a new class of research vessels after the first man to walk on the moon, astronaut Neil Armstrong, at a ceremony in Anacortes, Wash.
31 March 2014, 11:03 AM ET
Scott Kelly has just one year left on Earth. An experienced NASA astronaut and half of the first pair of twins to fly into space, Kelly will leave the planet in 2015 to become the first U.S. astronaut to log a year in space.
30 March 2014, 01:45 PM ET
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28 March 2014, 07:01 AM ET
Forty-five years ago this July, astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped on to the lunar surface and in addition to becoming the second man to walk on the moon, was the first to wear a watch there. Omega is honoring the historic occasion with a timepiece.
27 March 2014, 08:00 PM ET
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Steve Swanson and cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev docked with the orbiting lab at 7:53 p.m. EDT Thursday after a two-day delay in orbit.
27 March 2014, 11:18 AM ET
SpaceX's launch of a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station has been delayed from Sunday after a critical U.S. Air Force rocket tracking radar was knocked offline, officials said late Wednesday (March 26).
27 March 2014, 06:54 AM ET
The space agency is asking the public to select the "cover layer" for its prototype Z-2 spacesuit, which officials say should be fully constructed by November. You can vote for one of three options through April 15.
26 March 2014, 12:06 PM ET
Three astronauts currently in orbit aboard a Russian-built Soyuz spacecraft are set to arrive at the International Space Station on Thursday (March 27) after a snag caused a docking delay.
26 March 2014, 07:01 AM ET
One NASA astronaut launching to the International Space Station in May is ready to 3D print in space. Astronaut Reid Wiseman, bound for the station in May, is looking forward to setting up a 3D printer on the orbiting outpost.
25 March 2014, 10:09 PM ET
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft skipped a planned engine maneuver in orbit late Tuesday (March 25), forcing the its three-man crew to circle the Earth two extra days before reaching the International Space Station as planned, NASA officials say.
25 March 2014, 05:24 PM ET
A Russian Soyuz rocket launched an international trio of crewmembers to the International Space Station today (March 25), sending them into space for a 5.5-month stint on the orbiting laboratory.
25 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A NASA astronaut and two cosmonauts are set to launch to the International Space Station tonight (March 25) and you can watch it live online.
24 March 2014, 06:25 PM ET
The latest three spaceflyers will launch to the International Space Station on March 25, 2014.
24 March 2014, 05:58 PM ET
The tense political relationship between the United States and Russia will not affect the planned launch of a NASA astronaut and two cosmonauts to the International Space Station tomorrow (March 25), NASA officials reiterated last week.
24 March 2014, 11:56 AM ET
A camera claimed to have been used on the moon's surface sold for almost $1 million in Austria, despite questions about its history. The WestLicht auction in Vienna recorded a sale price of €660,000 (about $910,400 US) for the purported Apollo 15 flown ca
23 March 2014, 12:32 PM ET
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21 March 2014, 03:20 PM ET
The four private companies NASA is counting on to develop manned spaceships — Boeing, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) and SpaceX — are notching the many milestones set by the space agency's commercial crew program (CCP), officials said.
20 March 2014, 11:06 AM ET
You never know where you are going to find space for sale. From a Madison Ave. gallery to the holdings of the U.S. Marshals Office, historic space artifacts are now or soon will be up for auction. And that's just the start of the spring "space season."
19 March 2014, 07:16 AM ET
In the not-too-distant future, humans will need to build an elevator to the heavens to find the resources so desperately needed down on Earth. That is the world of author William Forstchen's new book, 'Pillar to the Sky.'
18 March 2014, 07:59 PM ET
Could NASA scientists build an elevator to space? Science fiction author William Forstchen explores that and many other cosmic questions in his newest novel, "Pillar to the Sky" (Tor Books, February 2014).
18 March 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Ambitious plans to carry humans far beyond Earth were at the forefront of the Explorers Club Annual Dinner here Saturday night, as astronauts, entrepreneurs and physicist Stephen Hawking celebrated the wonder — and necessity — of space exploration.
18 March 2014, 09:46 AM ET
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' private expedition that recovered NASA moon rocket engines from the ocean floor was honored by a venerable group of explorers, including one of the astronauts who rode to space atop those very same engines.
17 March 2014, 06:45 AM ET
The countdown to the maiden launch of Orion, a NASA space capsule designed to take astronauts out into the solar system, is now three months longer than previously planned. NASA says the Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) will fly in Dec. 2014.
16 March 2014, 12:10 AM ET
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