AstronautsIndividuals trained for space flight
The first woman in space had code words to inform the ground of problems, from sickness ("palm tree") to engine failure ("elm tree").
November 13, 2013 | By Anatoly Zak
Jan Evans recalls how it was for the families of moon voyagers in the Apollo era.
June 2013 | By Jennifer Ross-Nazzal
An STS-135 photo album
November 16, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
The first moonwalker's storied aviation career
August 27, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
America's first woman in space describes the beauty of Earth from orbit.
July 2012 | By Sally Ride
Now that the space shuttle has retired, astronauts are rediscovering the joys of flying airplanes.
July 2012 | By Phil Scott
How do you spend your last day in space?
June 29, 2012 | By Don Pettit
How to be civilized on the space frontier, Chapter 6: Having company for dinner.
June 27, 2012 | By Don Pettit
The harness we wear to run on a treadmill in space is sort of like a backpack. But the engineering is way more complicated.
June 25, 2012 | By Don Pettit
On Space Station every hour is accounted for, and hardly a minute is wasted. Here's how my day is divided.
June 22, 2012 | By Don Pettit
A Space Station group portrait, taken in thermal infrared.
June 19, 2012 | By Don Pettit
If you want good pictures in space, make it as dark as you can.
June 18, 2012 | By Don Pettit
Here's what we left inside the SpaceX Dragon capsule before we closed the hatch last month.
June 14, 2012 | By Don Pettit
What would you do? A poem.
June 11, 2012 | By Don Pettit
Don Pettit turns his curiosity—and his camera—loose on board the International Space Station.
May 23, 2012 | By The Editors
Weightlifting in weightlessness is now my favorite oxymoron.
May 21, 2012 | By Don Pettit
If you want to know what crew I'm on, be prepared for a long conversation.
May 16, 2012 | By Don Pettit
A poem about returning to Earth.
May 11, 2012 | By Don Pettit
The zero-gravity equivalent to flip-flops.
May 04, 2012 | By Don Pettit
When something breaks on a spacecraft, you have to get your hands dirty.
April 27, 2012 | By Don Pettit