Space ProgramsNASA, Soviet and Russian space programs and the International Space Station
Russia and the United States have held the inside tracks in the space race. In the stretch, here comes China.
November 2002 | By Joe McDonald
Following in the footsteps of the man who invented space travel.
September 2002 | By Anatoly Zak
Launched 13 years ago, a rugged spacecraft send its last postcards from Jupiter.
September 2002 | By Tony Reichhardt
Seeing off the astronauts is one of NASA's most prestigious jobs, and one of the most demanding.
July 2002 | By Beth Dickey
July 2002 | By Thomas D. Jones
We've done the moon. Mars is too far. There's a better destination in our own back yard.
May 2002 | By Thomas D. Jones
How a clever camera and its irascible inventor captured the lunar surface—but not the hearts of Apollo astronauts.
May 2002 | By Joseph Bourque
Space Shuttle launches must work like clockwork. Here is how the clockwork works.
March 2002 | By Eric Adams
The Chandra X-Ray Observatory opens the book on the high-energy universe.
March 2002 | By James S. Schultz
The lunar Touchrock is one of the most popular objects in the National Air and Space Museum.
March 2002 | By Bob Craddock
What a satellite can do, balloons can do cheaper.
January 2002 | By T. A. Heppenheimer
Tracking launches from Cape Canaveral required old boats and iron guts.
January 2002 | By Dan Kovalchik
The fight is on for the chance to build the world's most advanced space telescope.
November 2001 | By Ben Iannotta
Is NASA ready for prime time?
September 2001 | By Todd Kliman
The Apollo Lunar Module wasn't pretty. But it got the job done.
September 2001 | By D.C. Agle
A Russian-born journalist penetrates mission control for Mir's final moments.
July 2001 | By Anatoly Zak
The B-52 that launched a thousand ships.
July 2001 | By Preston Lerner
Now and then, the faintest whisper returns from NASA's distant space probes.
July 2001 | By J. Kelly Beatty
When the job demands ingenuity, NASA engineers whip gadgets worthy of James Bond.
May 2001 | By Eric Adams
Sam Ting is on a mission: find the other half of the universe.
May 2001 | By Andrew Lawler