AstronautsIndividuals trained for space flight
Armed with their checklists, the Apollo astronauts literally read themselves to the moon.
July 20, 2009 | By Matthew Hersch
As the first lunar explorers prepared to launch, artist Paul Calle was in the room, quietly sketching away.
July 17, 2009 | By Michael Klesius
Shuck the spacecraft. 182 spacewalkers have.
July 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
July 2009 | By George C. Larson, member, NAA
And would they have been visible from space?
June 24, 2009 | By Rebecca Maksel
Three distinct personalities, one goal: reach the moon.
May 21, 2009 | By Michael Klesius
The myth of the spiritual spaceman.
May 21, 2009 | By Matthew Hersch
Robert “Hoot” Gibson’s priorities: (1) Fly. (2) Fly some more.
May 2009 | By Robin White
In 1959, a group of military pilots became Astronaut Heroes overnight, and created an American icon that survives to this day.
April 07, 2009 | By Matthew Hersch
All the aircraft the legendary pilot has ever flown.
March 17, 2009 | By Robert L. Gibson
It’s not just a problem for astronauts anymore.
March 09, 2009 | By Michael Klesius
In space no one can hear you sing.
March 2009 | By Michael Cassutt
A small malfunction lands three astronauts on Russia’s version of the Red Planet.
November 2008 | By Don Pettit
The next lunar explorers will soon report to Houston. Are some already there?
November 2008 | By Michael Cassutt
Chinese astronauts are preparing for their first spacewalk. What's in store for them?
September 18, 2008 | By Leroy Chiao
Which way lies our future in space? A discussion.
June 27, 2008 | By Tony Reichhardt
In the Shadow of the Moon.
November 01, 2007 | By Tony Reichhardt
Veteran space reporter Jay Barbree recalls Apollo's darkest day.
November 01, 2007 | By Jay Barbree
More than 1,500 pieces designed by Paul Dimitriu have flown on the space shuttle.
September 2007 | By Rick Hauck
Riding an Atlas into space was a piece of cake compared to pulling 32 Gs on the Johnsville centrifuge.
May 2007 | By Mark Wolverton