SpacecraftSub-orbital, orbital, lunar, interplanetary and interstellar vehicles designed to navigate space
A Russian-born journalist penetrates mission control for Mir's final moments.
July 2001 | By Anatoly Zak
Now and then, the faintest whisper returns from NASA's distant space probes.
July 2001 | By J. Kelly Beatty
Sam Ting is on a mission: find the other half of the universe.
May 2001 | By Andrew Lawler
A new generation of satellites zooms in on a familiar planet.
March 2001 | By Tony Reichhardt
It ain't pretty, but it sure does work.
March 2001 | By John Sotham
For space navigators, the best course to a distant object is never a straight line.
January 2001 | By Michael Milstein
It's only a small pane in the International Space Station.
May 2000 | By Leonard David
How to build the first extraterrestrial airplane.
January 2000 | By Oliver Morton
Tales from the corridors of an agency so secret that officially it didn't exist.
January 2000 | By William E. Burrows
All the Mars Ascent Vehicle has to do is deliver 16 ounces of rocks in a container the size of a grapefruit to Martian orbit. If only it were as easy as it sounds.
November 1999 | By Tony Reichhardt
It didn't look remotely like a fighter plane. So why did astronauts who flew the Gemini spacecraft compare it to one?
September 1998 | By D.C. Agle
Meet the MOL-men. Prepared to make space history, these military pilots instead became a footnote to it.
July 1998 | By Carl Posey
In the 1930s, Arthur C. Clarke and friends designed their own lunar mission.
March 1997 | By Tony Reichhardt
It's a story of spacecraft meets spacecraft.
January 1997 | By James E. Oberg