Space ProgramsNASA, Soviet and Russian space programs and the International Space Station
How the Ranger probes’ moon crashes helped pave the way for Apollo.
January 21, 2009 | By Paul Hoversten
It would appear that we are in the midst of yet another attempt to define the goals and objectives of our national space program. This time, the National Academy of Sciences is conducting a study on the Rationale and Goals of the U. S. Civil Space Program. After completion, this study will no dou...
January 09, 2009 | By Paul D. Spudis
A new fitness machine on the space station brings astronaut exercise into the 21st century
December 31, 2008 | By airspacemag.com
Sending Apollo 8 to the moon was a risky mix of cold war politics, bravery, and the faith of one man, George Low, in his engineers.
December 19, 2008 | By Michael Klesius
There’s a huge hubbub in the press revolving around alleged “obstructionism” at NASA toward the Presidential Transition team. As this rather overwrought piece at the Orlando Sentinel has been posted and commented upon endlessly at several web sites, I do not propose to rehash it. Instead, I want ...
December 12, 2008 | By Paul D. Spudis
50 indelible images from the first 50 years of spaceflight
November 2008 | By The Space History Division, National Air and Space Museum
A small malfunction lands three astronauts on Russia’s version of the Red Planet.
November 2008 | By Don Pettit
November 2008 | By GEORGE C. LARSON, MEMBER, NAA
The next lunar explorers will soon report to Houston. Are some already there?
November 2008 | By Michael Cassutt
A veteran space scientist discusses the challenges of the 21st Century.
November 2008 | By Elizabeth Howell
Three more people will soon move into the International Space Station—and they’ll be drinking, um….
October 30, 2008 | By Michael Klesius
A U.S. scientist reports from the scene of India's first lunar launch.
October 21, 2008 | By Paul D. Spudis
At the start of a new partnership, U.S. and Russian space travelers learn that every long journey begins with a single step.
October 2008 | By Tom Harpole
A small band of rogue rocketeers takes on the NASA establishment.
September 29, 2008 | By Michael Klesius
Chinese astronauts are preparing for their first spacewalk. What's in store for them?
September 18, 2008 | By Leroy Chiao
If STS-400 launches, be prepared for one of the most dramatic spaceflights ever.
September 02, 2008 | By Paul Hoversten
Forty years later, we’re about to see what the moonwalkers left behind.
September 2008 | By Tony Reichhardt
Megalifters prove you’re never too fat to fly.
September 2008 | By Kara Platoni
A new probe to a Martian moon may win back respect for Russia’s unmanned space program.
September 2008 | By Anatoly Zak
Student engineers answer NASA’s call to design the airplane of 2058.
August 06, 2008 | By Michael Klesius