China made history Saturday when it launched a spacecraft sending the nation's first female astronaut in space.
China will launch its historic space docking mission Saturday along with its first female astronaut in space.
China's historic spacecraft docking mission this month will involve a female astronaut, state-run Xinhua reported.
China aims to get its citizens one step closer to the moon this month.
CNN's aviation correspondent Lizzy O'Leary has the details on the splash-down of the Dragon capsule in the Pacific.
The first commercial mission to the International Space Station ended Thursday with the SpaceX Dragon capsule splashing down after a flight the company's founder declared a "grand slam."
"Like the smell of a brand-new car" were the words of International Space Station astronaut Don Pettit on Saturday after he carefully opened the hatch and entered the Dragon capsule for his first glimpse inside.
A private spacecraft connected to the International Space Station on Friday, a milestone in a new era of commercial space flight.
During SpaceX's berthing, an astronaut onboard the ISS said, "Houston, looks like we've caught a Dragon by the tail."
A new era in space exploration dawned Tuesday as a slender rocket shot into the dark Florida sky before sunrise, carrying the first private spacecraft bound for the International Space Station.
The Soyuz crew successfully docks with the International Space Station and opens the hatch.
Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA jetliner, departs Kennedy Space Center for the last time.
After thousands of trips around the Earth, Buzz Lightyear has landed at the Smithsonian.
A piece of a debris from a Russian Cosmos satellite passed close enough to the International Space Station on Saturday that its crew was ordered into escape capsules as a precaution, NASA said.
Watch out, America. China is steadily catching up in space.
A Russian rocket carrying three flight engineers heads for the International Space Station.
A Russian rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, with a crew of three bound for the International Space Station.
A piece of debris hurling through space no longer presents enough of a threat to force the International Space Station crew to move, NASA said late Tuesday.
China's unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-8 successfully docked with the lab module Tiangong-1 early Thursday, another milestone in Beijing's plan to build a space station.
China's first space laboratory module launched Thursday, according to state-run media, an important milestone in China's plan to build a space station.
CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on China's space program and the upcoming launch of an experimental space platform.
On August 24, the launch of Progress 44P -- an unmanned Russian space freighter -- failed after the third stage of the Soyuz rocket carrying it suffered an as-yet-unknown problem. Pieces of the failed launch were recovered some 40 miles north of the Chinese-Siberian border in a wooded area.
The Russian space agency on Monday postponed the launch of a new manned mission to the International Space Station due to last week's accident in which an unmanned cargo craft was lost, the state news agency RIA Novosti reported.
A Russian space freighter carrying cargo to the International Space Station has crashed in a remote area of Siberia, Russian emergency officials said Wednesday.
Space shuttle Atlantis glided to Earth early Thursday, capping a 30-year space shuttle program.
Soaring across the predawn haze, the space shuttle Atlantis glided back to Earth early Thursday -- capping a 30-year program that saw hundreds of astronauts go into space.
NASA celebrates as shuttle Atlantis returns home from its final mission.
Atlantis, the last space shuttle, returned to Earth on Thursday and will go to its post-retirement gig at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. After more than 30 years and 135 shuttle flights by literally hundreds of astronauts, NASA has reason to be proud.
As crew members of the last space shuttle flight hovered over Earth for the final time, they spoke with CNN Wednesday about the next frontier in space flight.
For the last time in the foreseeable future, a U.S. space shuttle undocked from the International Space Station.
Space shuttle Atlantis undocks from the international space station, due back to Earth on Thursday.
In honor of the final launch of NASA's shuttle program, we've condensed video of 135 launches into 135 seconds.
Before humans ever went into space, there were books about the possibility.
NASA extends the space shuttle Atlantis mission by one day.
Floating 245 miles over the Earth Tuesday, NASA engineers Michael Fossum and Ronald Garan tethered themselves to the International Space Station and paused to absorb the view.
The space shuttle Atlantis will be in space for one more day than originally planned, NASA announced Monday.
Atlantis docks with the international space station. CNN's John Zarrella has more.
The International Space Station and space shuttle Atlantis are not in danger from an orbiting piece of debris after all, NASA said Monday.
CNN's Brooke Baldwin takes us behind the scenes of NASA's final shuttle mission.
Atlantis docked with the International Space Station on Sunday for a week-long rendezvous, two days after blasting off on a historic flight marking the final liftoff of the U.S. shuttle program.
Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Friday morning on the final mission of America's 30-year shuttle program, a thunderously poignant moment that drew people from around the world to watch.
The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Friday morning, marking the last blast-off of NASA's 30-year shuttle program.
The crew of the final shuttle mission talks about the end of the program and how each feels about the historic event.
Pioneers in the field of commercial space sit down with CNN's John Zarrella to discuss what's next for space travel.
Candy Torres drove nonstop for 21 hours to see the launch of space shuttle Challenger in June 1983. She had seen shuttle launches before, but this trip from Princeton, New Jersey, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, was different: Sally Ride was about to become the first female U.S. astronaut to leave the Earth's atmosphere.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says that human space flight for America will not end with the retirement of the shuttle program. Instead, the space agency plans to refocus its efforts from lower-orbit vehicles to deeper space probes.
With the end of the shuttle program, NASA is transitioning to deep space exploration. CNN's John Zarrella reports.
Vincent Fournier's photography captures a longing for the space age that lives somewhere between the recently made-possible and the science fiction of the '70s and '80s. Inspired by trips to the Paris museum of science, Vincent has been fascinated by the machine world since his youth and incorporates it into most of his work.
There are no roller coasters near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. No Ferris wheels, either.
The four-member crew that will fly the final space shuttle mission to end an era arrived Monday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Astronauts for Space Shuttle Atlantis arrive at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, ahead of their scheduled Friday liftoff.
The astronauts from shuttle Atlantis answer questions regarding NASA's final mission.
July 8 will mark the start of the final space shuttle mission and the end of an era, NASA announced Tuesday.
The crew of the space shuttle Endeavour is welcomed home at Houston's Johnson Space Center.
Space shuttle Endeavour lands at Kennedy Space Center, completing its 25th and final mission.
The space shuttle Endeavour landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Wednesday, completing its 25th and final mission -- the next-to-last mission for NASA's 30-year-old space shuttle program.
After more than 15 days in space, the six crew members of the Endeavour made final preparations to return to Earth Wednesday on its final mission and the next-to-final mission for NASA's 30-year-old space shuttle program.
CNN's John King talks to the crew of space shuttle Endeavour about their final moments in space.
Astronaut Mark Kelly talks about his decision to carry out his mission on shuttle Endeavour.
The space shuttle Endeavour undocked from the International Space Station for the last time late Sunday, as the craft nears the end of its final mission.
NASA plans a return to yesteryear by developing a space capsule that will carry humans into deep space, it announced Tuesday.
A spacewalk of more than eight hours -- the sixth-longest in history -- was successfully completed Sunday morning, the second of four spacewalks of the space shuttle Endeavour mission, NASA said.
NASA officials describe a malfunction in mission specialist Greg Chamitoff's suit during Endeavour's first shceduled spacewalk.
Thirty years after the space shuttle program began, the final space shuttle flight is slated to take place on July 8, NASA said Friday.
The space shuttle Endeavour launches for its final mission and is scheduled to return June 1.
On the morning of the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, Lloyd Behrendt paced the floor of NASA's news center at the Kennedy Space Center, rubbing elbows with reporters while keeping an eye on the countdown clock.
The Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head just four months ago sat comfortably Monday morning, watching and cheering as the space shuttle Endeavour, with her husband aboard, took off on its final voyage.
When space shuttle Endeavour blasts off Monday on its final journey, I'll be thinking about the shuttle's three remarkable decades of service.
Thanks to positive results on all pre-flight checks, NASA officials on Saturday unanimously gave the go-ahead for the Monday launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
Video game pioneer Richard Garriott resides in a castle-like mansion outside of Austin, Texas, that would be the fantasy dwelling for any grown-up kid. But his favorite place to live is a five-bedroom fixer-upper some 250 miles up.
Motherboard.tv talks to Richard Garriott, who believes space travel should be within everyone's grasp.
The final launch of space shuttle Endeavour, originally set for Friday and then delayed until Monday, now will not occur before May 10 at 11:21 a.m., officials said.
A plan to launch the space shuttle Endeavour on Monday has been scrubbed, and a new launch likely will not come before the end of the week at the earliest, officials said Sunday.
President Obama tours the devastation from this week's tornadoes in Alabama, and then travels to Cape Canaveral.
The scheduled launch of the space shuttle Endeavour has been delayed to check the shuttle's heaters, NASA says.
The final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour was delayed Friday, temporarily putting off what promised to be an emotional moment for the mission's commander.
For Mark Kelly, commander of space shuttle Endeavour, there was good news leading up to the launch.
When the space shuttle Endeavour blasts off, it will mark the orbiter's last voyage and the second-to-last mission in the 30-year-long space shuttle program.
The final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour was delayed Friday, temporarily putting off what promised to be an emotional moment for mission's commander.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen describes how Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is able to fly, despite her head injury.
Gabrielle Giffords has boarded a flight at Ellington Field in Houston and is awaiting departure to Kennedy Space Center.
For Space Shuttle Endeavour Commander Mark Kelly, there was wonderful news leading up to the launch. His wife, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, is there to watch the lift off.
As Space Shuttle Endeavour gears up for its 25th and final mission, its first commander is nostalgic but hopeful about the prospects of space exploration.
For the commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour, Mark Kelly, there was good, no, wonderful news, leading up to the launch. His wife, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, is there to watch less than four months after a bullet tore through her head and nearly took her life.
Now that the space shuttle program is ending, no other place in the world deserves a retired shuttle more than Houston, Texas. Put simply, this decision should be a no-brainer.
As NASA retires the space shuttle program after 30 years, the orbiters find new homes. Samantha Hayes reports.
Two Texas lawmakers, upset that Houston was not picked as one of the retirement homes for NASA's space shuttles, introduced legislation Friday that would bring the Discovery shuttle to the city for 15 years.
Texas lawmakers are demanding to know why the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston was not chosen to be a permanent home of a retired space shuttle.
As the shuttle program nears its end, Motherboard.tv meets some die-hard junkies whose awe of space is alive and well.
NASA announced Tuesday the new retirement homes for the four remaining space shuttles -- three historic orbiters and the program's test vehicle.
Museums around the country are trying to get their hands on a space shuttle orbiter. CNN's John Zarrella reports.
Fifty years after cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's Vostok spacecraft blasted off from the steppes of Soviet Kazakhstan and into the history books, the epic flight of the first human in space was being celebrated Tuesday.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, recovering from being shot in the head in a January assassination attempt, is planning to attend the April 29 launch of space shuttle Endeavour that will be commanded by her husband, Capt. Mark Kelly, her spokeswoman said Friday.
NASA says a piece of space junk won't pose a threat to the space station crew. CNN's John Zarrella reports.
NASA engineers will begin detailed inspections of space shuttle Endeavour Saturday, two days after thunderstorms, hail and a lightning strike near the launch pad caused minor damage to the spacecraft.
The six astronauts for space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission arrive in Florida for the launch dress rehearsal.
Sinatra has been there. So have Elton John, Madonna and the Beatles. Could Brian Plunkett be next?
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