SpacecraftSub-orbital, orbital, lunar, interplanetary and interstellar vehicles designed to navigate space
The next lunar explorers will soon report to Houston. Are some already there?
November 2008 | By Michael Cassutt
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
Forty years later, we’re about to see what the moonwalkers left behind.
September 2008 | By Tony Reichhardt
A new probe to a Martian moon may win back respect for Russia’s unmanned space program.
September 2008 | By Anatoly Zak
Elon Musk tries again to reach orbit, with hopes for low-cost spaceflight riding on the outcome.
July 17, 2008 | By Geoffrey Little
A Japanese camera spies a moonscape last explored by astronauts a generation ago.
June 16, 2008 | By Tony Reichhardt
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
Planetary rovers might some day trade their wheels for something simpler.
April 29, 2008 | By Greg Soltis
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
Famed roboticist Red Whittaker may have the inside track to win the next moon race.
January 01, 2008 | By Rebecca Maksel
The road to the moon was paved with good intentions.
January 01, 2008 | By Tony Reichhardt