Orbital SpacecraftSatellites, shuttles and space stations
A spacecraft bites the lunar dust.
March 2009 | By Mohi Kumar
Where do you take your next vacation after you’ve been to space? If you’re billionaire Charles Simonyi, you go back.
February 19, 2009 | By Irene Klotz
How the Ranger probes’ moon crashes helped pave the way for Apollo.
January 21, 2009 | By Paul Hoversten
If you really want to know the planet, flip through Mike Malin’s photo album.
January 2009 | By Andrew Chaikin
A new fitness machine on the space station brings astronaut exercise into the 21st century
December 31, 2008 | By airspacemag.com
Sending Apollo 8 to the moon was a risky mix of cold war politics, bravery, and the faith of one man, George Low, in his engineers.
December 19, 2008 | By Michael Klesius
Three more people will soon move into the International Space Station—and they’ll be drinking, um….
October 30, 2008 | By Michael Klesius
A U.S. scientist reports from the scene of India's first lunar launch.
October 21, 2008 | By Paul D. Spudis
At the start of a new partnership, U.S. and Russian space travelers learn that every long journey begins with a single step.
October 2008 | By Tom Harpole
A small band of rogue rocketeers takes on the NASA establishment.
September 29, 2008 | By Michael Klesius
Urban nightscapes are among the most beautiful sights in orbit.
September 16, 2008 | By Don Pettit
Elon Musk tries again to reach orbit, with hopes for low-cost spaceflight riding on the outcome.
July 17, 2008 | By Geoffrey Little
The International Space Station says hello to its newest addition, made in Japan.
May 2008 | By Dan Barry
Fifty years after launch, Vanguard 1 remains in orbit.
May 2008 | By Rebecca Maksel
Three space station astronauts are glad to be back on terra firma after an off-course landing in a Russian Soyuz capsule.
April 2008 | By Michael Klesius
Space-faring nations: Clean up low Earth orbit or you're grounded.
March 2008 | By Tony Reichhardt
The Pentagon plans to knock one of our own out of the sky.
February 14, 2008 | By Paul Hoversten
The Chandra X-Ray Telescope, explained.
January 2008 | By Damond Benningfield
Robert Bigelow has put two mini-space stations in orbit. Now comes the hard part.
January 2008 | By Geoffrey Little
NASA's new space capsule has a mind of its own.
September 2007 | By Michael Klesius