AstronautsIndividuals trained for space flight
Now there is no way home, at least by the usual route. Only up—into the frontier.
December 15, 2011 | By Don Pettit
There are some situations even astronauts can't train for.
November 2011 | By Paul Hoversten
The next pilots to fly a U.S. spacecraft may work for a private company.
August 05, 2011 | By Paul Hoversten
Launching two very different capsules—and a space race.
August 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Astronauts show a lighter side in their unofficial crew posters.
July 08, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
In a new autobiography, an Apollo 15 pilot tells what it was like to fly solo.
July 2011 | By Al Worden With Francis French
Landing a shuttle while re-adapting to gravity can be disorienting. Now there's a way to simulate it on the ground.
May 31, 2011 | By Mark Betancourt
Weightlessness does wonders for your 'do. Vote on your favorite zero-g look.
May 19, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel and Tony Reichhardt
The first American spaceflight was a triumph—for an astronaut and for a nation.
May 05, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
Some were already heroes. Others were nowhere near where you would have expected them to be.
May 2011 | By Michael Klesius
Fifty years ago, Yuri Gagarin left earth. When he came back, everything changed.
May 2011 | By Allen Abel
When an astronaut's gotta go...
May 2011 | By Jeremy Davis
The faces of the Space Shuttle Era.
January 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
Igor Kuznetsov reopened the Gagarin inquest to find out.
September 2010 | By Andrew Osborn
The picture may have been grainy, but it was some of the most riveting TV of the 1960s.
July 19, 2010 | By Mary McKillop
For NASA's flying corps, it looks like 1975 all over again.
February 05, 2010 | By Matthew Hersch
The pioneering cosmonaut who dreamed of interstellar flight.
December 18, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
Astronauts had to swim before they could walk.
August 11, 2009 | By Rebecca Maksel
Alan Bean’s moonscapes show what photographs can’t.
August 2009 | By The Editors
When you’re 200 miles up, it’s easy to hide what you’re up to.
August 2009 | By Michael Cassutt