On Jan. 17, 1985, the United States launched its 1,037th and final Aerobee rocket. See how it happened in our "On This Day In Space" series!
The history of space exploration is rich with photos from NASA that detail the history of space travel, breakthrough propulsion systems, groundbreaking astronauts and missions, and robotic exploration. Each weekday, SPACE.com looks back at the history of spaceflight, from the early days of the space race through the space shuttle era, from the years of the first rockets and satellites to the test-flight era that preceded human spaceflight, and of course beyond.
National Geographic has announced an ambitious new show that will chronicle NASA's attempt to send the next man and first woman to the moon.
Chuck Yeager, the U.S. Air Force Pilot who became the first person to break the sound barrier, passed away today (Dec. 7) at the age of 97.
A new video from the National Geographic Channel shows musicians virtually coming together to score "The Real Right Stuff."
The moon comes into focus in the fourth episode of National Geographic's "The Right Stuff" on Disney Plus.
In his 1979 book, Tom Wolfe wrote about the Mercury astronauts as being the last of the single-combat warriors. The third episode of NatGeo's "The Right Stuff" borrows the phrase for its title.
"The Right Stuff" lifts off with a countdown to a liftoff. The new National Geographic show launched on Disney Plus with the first two hours of the eight-episode series.
Rene Carpenter — pioneering writer, space reporter and last surviving member of the "astronaut wives club," has died. She was 92.
Fifty years ago today (April 11), three astronauts launched to space, poised to be the next humans to walk on the moon. But things didn't exactly go according to plan.
A company launching a constellation of broadband satellites is paying tribute to the first "human satellite" 55 years after he walked in space.
On Feb. 14, 1990, NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft captured one of the most iconic photographs of the space age; to commemorate the moment's 30th anniversary, NASA has digitally dusted off the image.
A new memorial for Félicette, the first and only cat to go to space, has arrived at its permanent home at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.
Today spacewalks are an almost routine part of space exploration but the very first spacewalk by Alexei Leonov, who died last week at 85, was anything but straightforward.
Spoiler alert: The man who cracks into the package of space-ready, bite-size cheese sandwiches does not taste one of the sickly, orange-and-white delicacies. Nor does he brave a "strawberry cube."
Today, Wernher von Braun is remembered as a rocket engineer who spent his career singlemindedly focused on enabling human spaceflight, first for Nazi Germany and then for the U.S.