Manned Space Flight News
The Year in Space: From Tragedy to Triumph
2014 has been a year of picture-perfect, out-of-this-world moments and incredible firsts in space exploration. The European Space Agency landed a probe on a speeding comet and NASA celebrated a successful maiden voyage of "America's spacecraft," Orion. Among the triumphs, there was also tragedy.
Bana-nauts! Iran Launches Monkey Into Space
Iranian state TV reports the successful return of a monkey sent into space.
China Set for Manned Space Launch This Month
ABC News’ Audrey Wozniak reports: BEIJING – China will launch the country’s first-ever manned, space-docking mission in the next few weeks, according to the China National Space Administration. The Shenzhou 9 spacecraft’s three-person crew will take off in mid-June and dock with the Tiangong 1...
SpaceX Launch: Supplies for NASA, and Maybe a New Era
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket safely launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station before dawn today, carrying a Dragon capsule with 1,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station -- and, much more important, the hopes for a new way of doing space travel. "Falcon flew perfectly! Dragon
Today in Pictures: Horse Race, Putin in 3-D, French Spiderman
Alain Robert, who has been dubbed the “French Spiderman”, climbs 300 meters up The Torch hotel in Doha, April 12, 2012. Robert, who has been scaling tall buildings since the age of seven took 75 minutes to complete his first climb in Qatar of the...
John Glenn's Orbital Flight: Feb. 20, 1962
ABC's Jules Bergman and Bill Shadel cover the historic event in space travel.
NASA Set to Launch Mission to Mars
Agency readying a robotic rover that will search for life on the red planet.
Mars Rover Curiosity Launched and Heading for Mars
Mars Science Laboratory Rover Will Land on Mars in August 2012. If It Works
Oct. 15: Global Handwashing Day; Clarence Thomas Confirmed; China’s First Manned Space Flight
Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a movement to promote washing hands with soap and water to prevent the spread of disease. Millions of children in developing countries die each year of diarrhea and respiratory infections — conditions that could be lessened by washing hands before eating...
Oct. 12: Freethought Day; USS Cole Attack; Al Gore Wins Nobel Prize
Oct. 12 is Freethought Day. Freethinkers seek meaning through rationalization and science instead of religious beliefs. Also referred to as humanist, freethinkers strive to live fulfilling, ethical lives without supernatural beliefs. Secular Seasons describes Freethought Day as a “coming out” for