International Space Programs
The tensest moment in spaceflight: Docking with a 100-ton space station while orbiting Earth at five miles per second.
May 2006 | By Thomas D. Jones
A cosmonaut remembers the exhilaration-and terror-of his first space mission.
January 2005 | By Alexei Leonov
Ghost alarms, foul odors, and a tourist season? Life aboard the International Space Station.
July 2004 | By Thomas D. Jones
The Soviets lost the moon race but won a dram of glory with the first robotic craft to roam another world.
March 2004 | By Andrew Chaikin
It's the one area of space science in which you get to eat the experiment.
September 2003 | By Robert Zimmerman
Space exploration may come naturally to Europeans, but it doesn't come easily.
September 2003 | By William Triplett
Some went west. This is the story of the ones who went east.
September 2003 | By Anatoly Zak
How the Soviet Buran space shuttle helped the United States win the cold war.
January 2003 | By Tom Harpole
Following in the footsteps of the man who invented space travel.
September 2002 | By Anatoly Zak
A Russian-born journalist penetrates mission control for Mir's final moments.
July 2001 | By Anatoly Zak
It ain't pretty, but it sure does work.
March 2001 | By John Sotham
NASA has started a new training program to help space station residents fight off cabin fever.
January 2001 | By Beth Dickey
The Russians made their first cosmonaut a hero. Did they really know him?
January 1999 | By Tom Harpole
Why cosmonauts returning from space face a chilly reception.
September 1998 | By Craig Mellow