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Fifty Years of Human Spaceflight Archive
20 December 2013, 07:00 PM ET
On Saturday (Dec. 21), two NASA astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station to perform the first of potentially three urgent spacewalks to fix the vital cooling system on the orbiting outpost. You can watch it live online.
18 December 2013, 06:50 PM ET
Repairing a problem with the International Space Station's vital cooling system will require at least two if not three spacewalks, NASA officials said today (Dec. 18). The spacewalks are scheduled for Dec. 21, 23 and 25.
17 December 2013, 07:06 PM ET
NASA has decided that three spacewalks — one each on Dec. 21, 23 and 25 — will be necessary to replace a faulty pump module on the station. As a result, the planned launch of the unmanned Cygnus spacecraft will occur in mid-January at the earliest.
17 December 2013, 10:06 AM ET
Astronaut Rick Mastracchio just might find himself spacewalking in a weightless wonderland this winter to make repairs on the International Space Station, and he says he's ready for the job.
16 December 2013, 03:35 PM ET
NASA engineers are trying to fix a problem with the International Space Station's cooling system in time for a private robotic spaceship to launch on a cargo mission to the orbiting lab on Thursday (Dec. 19).
15 December 2013, 04:18 PM ET
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15 December 2013, 07:01 AM ET
Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong and the space shuttle Atlantis make cameos in the first teaser trailer for 'Interstellar,' the highly-anticipated 2014 science fiction film from director Christopher Nolan. See the video's use of NASA's legacy.
13 December 2013, 11:20 AM ET
Astronauts have beamed down their views of the Earth from the International Space Station for years, but a new video shows their unique sights in a new light.
12 December 2013, 02:10 PM ET
Veteran NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is hard at work on the International Space Station, but on Friday (Dec. 13), he will speak with SPACE.com about life in orbit and we want to hear your questions.
12 December 2013, 01:14 PM ET
The malfunction of a vital cooling system on the International Space Station could delay plans to launch a privately built cargo ship on its first official delivery mission to the orbiting lab next week, NASA officials said today (Dec. 12).
11 December 2013, 09:23 PM ET
The International Space Station suffered a problem with half of its vital cooling system Wednesday (Dec. 11), resulting in a partial power down of some non-critical systems, NASA officials say.
11 December 2013, 05:51 PM ET
Virgin Galactic's private SpaceShipTwo space plane built to fly space tourists on suborbital thrill rides successfully flew its latest glide test over the California desert today (Dec. 11). The flight tested a new coating to the spacecraft's twin tail boo
10 December 2013, 05:23 PM ET
Mars One, the nonprofit foundation that plans to send astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars, has secured suppliers for its first mission to the Red Planet. The foundation has picked Lockheed Martin to design its unmanned vehicles.
09 December 2013, 03:17 PM ET
The next U.S. commercial spacecraft to fly to the International Space Station has been named for Gordon Fullerton, the late NASA astronaut who helped to deploy air-launched rockets built by the same company behind the space freighter.
09 December 2013, 12:01 PM ET
A mission consisting of a 180-day cruise to Mars, a 500-day stay on the Red Planet and a 180-day return flight to Earth would expose astronauts to a cumulative radiation dose of about 1.01 sieverts, Curiosity's measurements suggest.
08 December 2013, 02:38 PM ET
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05 December 2013, 03:00 PM ET
As if the International Space Station couldn’t get any cooler, the Japanese segment of the orbiting outpost has launched a barrage of small satellites — known as "cubesats" — from their very own Cubesat Cannon!
04 December 2013, 06:14 PM ET
Soon, we'll know who among the applicants on a one-way trip to Mars makes it into the second round. It's a one-way ticket, but not to worry: you’ll live there longer than back home on Earth. After all, on Mars you can’t get hit by a car. One thing is cert
04 December 2013, 03:00 PM ET
For decades, the space race was seen as being mostly about national pride. Getting there first mattered most, whereas pushing the frontiers of science and technology took a close second.
02 December 2013, 01:17 PM ET
It does not seem out of place today, but the sight 30 years ago of a pressurized module mounted in the space shuttle's payload bay was described in 1983 as an 'odd-appearing assemblage.' That sight was Spacelab, a $1 billion space laboratory.
01 December 2013, 02:26 PM ET
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27 November 2013, 07:44 AM ET
A number of organizations, both public and private, are drawing up plans to send astronauts toward the Red Planet, whose allure as an otherworldly destination and potential host of alien life has beckoned scientists and dreamers for hundreds of years.
26 November 2013, 04:03 PM ET
If you are still wondering what gift to get the astronauts living on the International Space Station this holiday season (and if not, why not?), you can rule out a certain bestselling book.
25 November 2013, 05:49 PM ET
With the second spacecraft this month now on its way to Mars, you could be forgiven for thinking we’ve forgotten that there is a number of other planets in our solar system.
24 November 2013, 10:52 AM ET
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22 November 2013, 06:22 PM ET
The document calls on federal agencies to continue supporting the development of private American spaceships to carry astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit and directs NASA to keep working on a heavy-lift rocket to send people much farther afield.
19 November 2013, 07:01 AM ET
VASIMR technology, which has been in development for 25 years, could dramatically cut travel times to Mars, clean up space junk and deflect dangerous asteroids, among other things, advocates say.
16 November 2013, 08:54 PM ET
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16 November 2013, 12:57 PM ET
Earlier today (Nov. 16) the United Launch Alliance rocket housing the space agency's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft (MAVEN) rolled out onto the pad in preparation for the launch.
15 November 2013, 04:17 PM ET
NASA's next Mars probe is ready and cleared for launch to the Red Planet. NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution probe (MAVEN for short) is set to launch atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Nov. 18.
15 November 2013, 10:13 AM ET
The work NASA has done exploring Space has led to many advancements in Medicine. William Shatner explains.
12 November 2013, 03:30 PM ET
Starting next fall, astronauts on the International Space Station won't have to wait months for replacement parts to be launched from Earth. Instead, they can use a newly arrived 3D printer to fabricate the tools and materials they need.
11 November 2013, 02:14 PM ET
An astronaut on the International Space Station has seen the deadly Typhoon Haiyan from orbit. See astronaut Karen Nyberg's amazing photo of the super typhoon.
10 November 2013, 10:13 PM ET
A Russian Soyuz space capsule landed safely on the steppe of Kazakhstan Sunday (Nov. 10), returning cosmonauts and two astronauts to Earth along with a one other precious item: the Olympic torch.
10 November 2013, 08:25 PM ET
See photos from landing day for the International Space Station's Expedition 37 crew, cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg and Italy's Luca Parmitano. They were returning the Olympic torch to Earth on a Soyuz capsule.
10 November 2013, 09:41 AM ET
A Russian Soyuz space capsule will bring the Olympic torch and three residents of the International Space Station back to Earth tonight (Nov. 10) and you can watch the landing live online. Here's how to watch the Soyuz landing online.