Manned spacecraft
This is a list of manned spacecraft types, including space stations, sorted by nation and series in chronological order. Canceled programs are listed at the end.
Scaled comparison of manned spacec...
First flight of the largest Airplane in the World STRATOLAUNCH carrier aircraft
Billionaire Paul Allen's private spaceflight company Stratolaunch has just unveiled the world's biggest airplane: a massive carrier plane with a wingspan longer than an entire football field. The colo...
Departing Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital Laboratory
In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, just hours before s...
Upside-Down Lightning And Mystery Blue Glimpses Caught On Film
Fantastical light shows go on above thunderclouds, full of little-studied phenomena like upside-down lightning. Now they've been snapped from Earth and the ISS
'Mission:ISS' from Oculus, Available Now!
We’re excited to share that Mission: ISS is available now on the Oculus Store! Created in collaboration with NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Canadia...
One Small Bite For Man: NASA Astronauts Eat Space-Grown Food
Crew members on the International Space Station on Monday sampled red romaine lettuce, the first food to be grown and eaten in space. Monday morning on the International Space Station, NASA astronauts...
The ISS Will Soon Have A Second Whiskey-Aging Experiment
Just imagine what Don Draper could do in the ad pitch: Renowned Japanese whisky maker Suntory is sending up booze to age for at least a year on the worldwide Space Station, reports the Wall Street Jou...
U.S. Space Shuttle Docks With Russian Space Station - Jun 29, 1995
On this day in History, U.S. space shuttle docks with Russian space station on Jun 29, 1995. Learn more about what happened today on History.
ORION - NASA's Deep Space Exploration Spacecraft - Explained in Detail
Narrated by Carol Meier professional female voice over narrator for film, television, documentary, and general narration. Video explains in detail NASA's new...
The Hardiest Fungi On Earth Could Survive Mars-Like Conditions
For the past 18 months, a colony of fungi have lived on the ISS in a low air pressure, high radiation environment, bombarded with ambient cosmic rays and ultraviolet radiation, clinging on for life. T...
BBC Future - How the most expensive structure in the world was built
The International Space Station is a masterpiece of human ingenuity – but it has also been beset by politics, compromise and tragedy.
The space shuttle made in Switzerland
A company led by Swiss engineer Pascal Jaussi is building a space shuttle by combining technologies from all over the world. Jaussi, an engineer and Swiss Air Force military pilot, founded the compan...
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes On Launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying supplies for the International Space Station broke apart less than three minutes after a 10:21 a.m. blastoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Sta...
SpaceX Crew Dragon nails critical safety milestone
NASA has granted the SpaceX Crew Dragon pad abort milestone approval following critical tests last month. The vehicle -- which will eventually carry astronauts to the International Space Station -- r...
History of spaceflight
Spaceflight became part of human achievement in the 20th century following theoretical and practical breakthroughs by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and Robert H. Goddard. The Soviet Union took the lead in th...
Space habitat
A space habitat (also called a space colony, space settlement or orbital colony) is a type of space station intended as a permanent settlement, rather than as a simple way-station or other specialized...
Human adaptation to space
Humans are physiologically well-adapted to life on Earth. Consequently, spaceflight has many negative effects on the body. The most significant adverse effects of long-term weightlessness are muscle a...
Life support system
In human spaceflight, a life support system is a group of devices that allow a human being to survive in space.US government space agency NASA, and private spaceflight companiesuse the term environmen...
Astronautical hygiene
Astronautical hygiene is the application of science and technology to the recognition and evaluation of hazards, and the prevention or control of risks to health, while working in low-gravity environm...
Weightlessness
Weightlessness, or an absence of 'weight', is an absence of stress and strain resulting from externally applied mechanical contact-forces, typically normal forces from floors, seats, beds, scales, and...
Health threat from cosmic rays
The health threat from cosmic rays is the danger posed by galactic cosmic rays and solar energetic particles to astronauts on interplanetary missions. Galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) consist of high energ...
Space launch
Space launch is the earliest part of a flight that reaches space. Space launch involves liftoff, when a rocket or other space launch vehicle leaves the ground, floating ship or midair aircraft at the ...
Pad abort test
A pad abort test is a test of a launch escape system to determine how well the system could get the crew of a spacecraft to safety in an emergency on the launch pad.
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Atmospheric reentry
Atmospheric entry is the movement of an object into and through the gases of a planet's atmosphere from outer space. There are two main types of atmospheric entry - uncontrolled entry, such as in the ...
Reliability engineering
Reliability engineering is engineering that emphasizes dependability in the lifecycle management of a product. Dependability, or reliability, describes the ability of a system or component to function...
Space accidents and incidents
This article lists verifiable spaceflight-related accidents and incidents resulting in fatality or near-fatality during flight or training for manned space missions, and testing, assembly, preparation...
International Space Station
The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. It is a modular structure whose first component was launched in 1998. Now the largest...