Space ProgramsNASA, Soviet and Russian space programs and the International Space Station
Forgotten photos show the human face of NASA's early astronaut program.
March 20, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
A lost Russian communications satellite has the potential to teach us about operations on the Moon.
March 19, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Ask for a lot and perhaps get a little. But ask for too much and you may end up with nothing.
March 08, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Neil Tyson wants to double NASA's budget. Would that solve the problem with America's space program?
March 01, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Here's something you can only see in Earth orbit.
February 02, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
A handy interactive map shows what lies ahead in space over the next decade.
February 01, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Prizes for specific accomplishments have been proposed as the solution to the problem of a moribund space program. Are they?
January 25, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
China plans to send humans to the Moon. Why we should care.
January 14, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
January 2012 | By J.R. Dailey
Alan Shepard was brave enough to ride the Mercury-Redstone rocket. These guys were brave enough to light it.
January 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Twelve things to watch for in space next year—if the world doesn’t end.
December 29, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
A review of the year in space. It's not pretty.
December 27, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis
The meaning of the word "exploration" changed about a hundred years ago. We should recover its full, original meaning, which included not only discovery but exploitation and wealth creation.
December 14, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis
Humans to Venus? The latest proposed destination for human space missions illustrates the essential hollowness of the current direction of our civil space program.
December 01, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis
A photo of astronaut Ed White, taken aboard Gemini IV, may be the first photo of an astronaut taken by another inside a spacecraft.
November 30, 2011 | By Heather Goss
In this 50th anniversary year of human spaceflight, we ask you to remember your own space milestones, and record where you were, and how you felt.
November 22, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Because we can't get enough of this stuff.
November 15, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
China succeeds on its first space rendezvous and docking mission.
November 01, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
There are some situations even astronauts can't train for.
November 2011 | By Paul Hoversten
NASA's outgoing technology guru talks about what's in the agency's R&D pipeline.
November 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt