Orbital SpacecraftSatellites, shuttles and space stations
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
Nikita Khrushchev's son recalls the night Sputnik made history.
August 2007 | By Sergei Khrushchev (Translated by Lyudmila Khomenko Chillico)
An eminent space historian looks back on the first 50 years of space exploration.
July 2007 | By Roger D. Launius
A new ride at the Kennedy Space Center is -- sadly -- the closest most of us will come to experiencing the thrill of a shuttle launch.
July 2007 | By Irene Klotz
From the impossible dream of a space-based shield, missile defense has come down to Earth. But will it work?
May 2007 | By Ben Iannotta
What you'll need to assemble your own space station.
March 01, 2007 | By Joe Pappalardo
Space Station Truss
March 2007 | By Adam Pitluk