Space ProgramsNASA, Soviet and Russian space programs and the International Space Station
The Southern California birthplace of the space shuttle is going to spit-shine and welcome visitors to see a piece of nearly forgotten aerospace history.
June 14, 2012 | By Heather Goss
The purpose of art is to soothe the soul, but sometimes it can predict future realities with uncanny precision.
June 14, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
China's first manned space station mission comes to a successful end.
June 13, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Inside a warehouse in Downey, California, a one-winged space shuttle sits underneath a blanket of Tyvek sheeting.
June 12, 2012 | By Heather Goss
They were bound for the moon, but he had already been to Mars.
June 06, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Our international space partners want to go to the Moon. Why don't we?
Well, maybe we do.
June 05, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Wanted: an airborne system than can launch 100-pound satellites for under $1 million.
June 04, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Don Pettit turns his curiosity—and his camera—loose on board the International Space Station.
May 23, 2012 | By The Editors
Passing the baton at Cape Canaveral.
May 22, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
If things go according to plan Saturday, the world will witness SpaceX launch its first Dragon cargo supply mission to the International Space Station.
May 15, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
To buy a piece of space history, you need plenty of cash.
May 03, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
A new book recounts (sort of) the difficult restoration of a deteriorating Saturn V.
May 01, 2012 | By Heather Goss
The legal status and ownership of resources harvested from space are unclear. How does such uncertainty affect our plans to exploit them?
May 01, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Two space shuttles parked nose-to-nose today; one leaving its museum home and the other ready to take its place.
April 19, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Is space travel more like aviation or sea faring? It depends on your mission.
April 13, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
How will you celebrate human spaceflight on April 12?
April 11, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Cool new concept for a Europa lander! Wish we could afford it.
March 30, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
A well-traveled toy enters the Smithsonian collection.
March 29, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
A scientific dust-up, featuring raw data and bare knuckles. Who and what should we believe?
March 27, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Wernher von Braun was born one hundred years ago, but his blueprint for space exploration still has relevance today.
March 22, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis