A NACA Physicist studying alpha rays in a continuous cloud chamber.
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.
A trio of monuments at NASA's home for human spaceflight pays tribute to the control teams of the past by inviting visitors to sit down and reflect on what was made possible in Mission Control.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has destroyed a "large" part of its space history, with reports confirming the fate of an enormous aircraft that was originally built to transport Soviet space shuttles.
The astronauts on the International Space Station, who are the latest to follow John Glenn into orbit, and the city that lit up for his mission 60 years ago marked the legacy of Glenn's spaceflight.
Artifacts that were recovered from the fallen space shuttle Challenger and prepared for presentation to the President of the United States have been recovered again, 36 years later.
NASA released a new video today (Jan. 27) to remember the three crews and other fallen astronauts who lost their lives in the pursuit of space exploration.
The remains of a V2 rocket fired by Nazi Germany at London during World War II have been unearthed in a field in the southeast of England, where it crashed and exploded before reaching its target.
A team of Hollywood prop and visual artists are offering replicas of the Apollo command module control panel.
A new exhibit at the museum of flight is lifting the curtain on the strange-but-true history of aerospace medicine.
Billionaire Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and the spaceflight company Blue Origin, will donate $200 million to the Smithsonian, the Institution announced Wednesday (July 14).
It was 60 years ago today (May 5) that Alan Shepard, America's first spaceflyer, urged nervous flight controllers to ''fix your little problem and light this candle" to send him into space.
Gemini and Apollo astronaut Michael Collins, who orbited the moon during the world's first lunar landing mission, has died at the age of 90.
Most golfers really want to avoid sand traps, but NASA astronaut Alan Shepard had no choice but to deal with that when wielding a six-iron head on the moon's dusty surface 50 years ago this month.
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.