Orbital SpacecraftSatellites, shuttles and space stations
America's first woman in space describes the beauty of Earth from orbit.
July 2012 | By Sally Ride
The world's first transatlantic TV broadcast included a quip from President Kennedy and folk dancing in Quebec.
July 10, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
July 02, 2012 | By Paul Hoversten
Planning a visit to the Museum? We provide some helpful hints.
July 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
These Pentagon mavericks want to launch spacecraft within a week of taking the order. Wish them luck.
July 2012 | By Todd Neff
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
Forgotten photos show the human face of NASA's early astronaut program.
March 20, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
1 visionary + 3 launchers + 1,500 employees = ?
January 2012 | By Andrew Chaikin
The Allen Telescope Array is back online.
December 08, 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
Planning to operate a taxi service for NASA astronauts? Here’s what’s required.
November 16, 2011 | By Andrew Chaikin
Mementoes in an astronaut's luggage.
November 2011 | By Terry Dunn
NASA animal research practices have come a long way since the days of Able and Baker.
October 2011 | By Mark Betancourt
When a Soyuz lifts off from French Guiana on Thursday, it will be the first one to launch outside of Russia or Kazakhstan in the rocket's 44-year history, and the first step in assembling Europe's new GPS system.
October 19, 2011 | By Heather Goss
The four orbiters are already taken, but thousands more shuttle-related items are still available—at no cost.
August 29, 2011 | By Mark Betancourt
These days, with so many satellite sensors looking down constantly from orbit, and so many ways to slice their data, it’s hard to remember that hurricanes used to arrive without much warning. Hurricane Irene is currently bearing down on the Turks and Caicos Islands, and may hit the east coast of the United States by [...]
August 23, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
The next pilots to fly a U.S. spacecraft may work for a private company.
August 05, 2011 | By Paul Hoversten
Every research aircraft poses a question. Sometimes the answer is "forget it."
August 2011 | By The Editors
Launching two very different capsules—and a space race.
August 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel