Fifty Years of Human Spaceflight Archive
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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15 March 2014, 07:01 AM ET
On the eve of last week's premiere of "COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey," host and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson waxed poetic about science literacy, exoplanets and the Tooth Fairy here at the South by Southwest festival.
14 March 2014, 11:25 PM ET
For two hours Friday, astronauts in orbit opened their out-of-this-world home to the people of Earth, offering an unprecedented raw glimpse into the beauty – and peril — of life on the International Space Station.
14 March 2014, 10:15 PM ET
'Live from Space' on the National Geographic Channel teams NatGeo with NASA for a live two-hour TV event to showcase what life in space. See Space.com's coverage of the March 14, 2014 event here.
14 March 2014, 10:11 PM ET
On March 14, 2014, NASA and the National Geographic Channel made space history with an unprecedented TV event: a two-hour program called 'Live From Space.' See our complete updates here.
14 March 2014, 06:19 PM ET
Soledad O'Brien would definitely go to space. The host of the "Live From Space" TV program airing tonight (March 14), O'Brien explained that she would fly to the International Space Station if given a chance.
14 March 2014, 03:01 PM ET
NASA and the National Geographic Channel is about to take one giant leap for cable kind tonight with 'Live From Space,' unprecedented TV event to share the wonder —and drama — of space travel like never before.
14 March 2014, 02:40 PM ET
The National Geographic Channel TV show "Live from Space" isn't set to air until tonight (March 14), but you can start gearing up for the historic broadcast right now. The "Live from Space" website now features a live International Space Station tracker.
14 March 2014, 06:01 AM ET
Space station history will be made on Friday, March 14 and it will be broadcast 'Live From Space' for the world to watch. NASA is opening the doors to its Mission Control and letting a TV show follow the International Space Station as it completes a full