Space ProgramsNASA, Soviet and Russian space programs and the International Space Station
Even before NASA was created, civilian and military labs were in search of spacemen.
September 2000 | By Tony Reichhardt
Before answering, we should admit how much we allow commercials to intrude in our lives.
July 2000 | By Bob Garfield
There are more stars in our celestial backyard than we once thought.
May 2000 | By Michael Milstein
...is paved with good inventions.
March 2000 | By David S. F. Portree
How to build the first extraterrestrial airplane.
January 2000 | By Oliver Morton
All the Mars Ascent Vehicle has to do is deliver 16 ounces of rocks in a container the size of a grapefruit to Martian orbit. If only it were as easy as it sounds.
November 1999 | By Tony Reichhardt
The Russians made their first cosmonaut a hero. Did they really know him?
January 1999 | By Tom Harpole
It didn't look remotely like a fighter plane. So why did astronauts who flew the Gemini spacecraft compare it to one?
September 1998 | By D.C. Agle
Riding the tip of a 100-foot burning cylinder whose useful life is less than your average Marlboro is something you don't forget, even after three and a half decades.
September 1998 | By D.C.Agle
Why cosmonauts returning from space face a chilly reception.
September 1998 | By Craig Mellow
Meet the MOL-men. Prepared to make space history, these military pilots instead became a footnote to it.
July 1998 | By Carl Posey
If we're going to cut NASA funding, let's make it meaningful.
January 1996 | By Bruce Berkowitz
Thirty years ago, astronauts were an exotic species. Wherever they appeared, crowds went wild.
January 1996 | By Brian Duff