SpacecraftSub-orbital, orbital, lunar, interplanetary and interstellar vehicles designed to navigate space
Why the space shuttle can withstand reentry temperatures up to 2,300 degrees.
May 2006 | By Damond Benningfield
You can leave and reenter the atmosphere, feel the kick of a rocket, and see the curvature of Earth. Step right up and lay down your 200 grand.
March 2006 | By Craig Mellow
SpaceShipOne takes its place in the Milestones of Flight gallery.
March 2006 | By Diane Tedeschi
Attempts by small space companies to win NASA contracts are as perennial as Lucy, Charlie Brown, and the football.
January 2006 | By Geoffrey Little
On an uncharted world, a little spacecraft saw a lot in a very short time.
November 2005 | By Tony Reichhardt
If you fall off your horse...
July 2005 | By Brian Binnie
To watch a friend begin his expedition to the International Space Station, our correspondent travels to emptiest Kazakhstan.
July 2005 | By George C. Larson
How NASA recovered from the Columbia tragedy and tackled the job of getting the shuttle flying again.
May 2005 | By Linda Shiner
If you want to see what's inside a comet, you've got to break some spacecraft.
May 2005 | By Tony Reichhardt
How NASA can predict when space junk will fall in your back yard.
January 2005 | By James E. Oberg
Hey, kids! The NASA Administrator says you're going to Mars! (Do your homework.)
November 2004 | By Sean O'Keefe
Iridium's constellation of 66 comsats was a technological triumph but a business disaster-until an executive and a computer geek found salvation in the Pentagon.
September 2004 | By Craig Mellow
Ghost alarms, foul odors, and a tourist season? Life aboard the International Space Station.
July 2004 | By Thomas D. Jones
Titan, the only major body in the solar system that we haven't gotten a good look at, is about to be outed.
July 2004 | By Craig Mellow
If a capsule was good enough to get a crew to the moon, these old-timers say, it's good enough to get a crew back to Earth.
May 2004 | By James Oberg
The Soviets lost the moon race but won a dram of glory with the first robotic craft to roam another world.
March 2004 | By Andrew Chaikin
If planetary scientists could do whatever they wished, they'd probably send a spacecraft to land on the floor of Valles Marineris.
January 2004 | By Michael Milstein
Small artifacts that are the garnish of most museum exhibits make a satisfying main course in a new National Air and Space Museum book.
November 2003 | By airspacemag.com
The International Space Station is on hold while NASA answers calls for attention in the order in which they are received.
November 2003 | By Tony Reichhardt
They're the ones thinking outside the space capsule.
November 2003 | By James Oberg