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The birth of the Space Shuttle program marked one of the biggest leaps forward in the field of space exploration. The Space Shuttle was the first spacecraft that was designed to...

Oct 9, 2019

Space ship launching into space

Long before NASA and its Russian counterparts launched the twentieth-century space race with rocket programs like Apollo and Soyuz, humankind has long dreamed of breaking beyond...

Sep 17, 2019

Chris Hadfield standing next to astronaut suit

The International Space Station (ISS) serves as a collaborative orbiting laboratory for international space agencies to conduct experiments and develop technologies that may one...

Sep 13, 2019

BEAM space structure in space

The Soyuz spacecraft is one of the oldest spacecraft still in use today, used by astronauts as they travel to and from the International Space Station (ISS). Soyuz played an ins...

Sep 13, 2019

Soyuz spacecraft launching into air

Anyone with a passing interest in space is likely familiar with the Apollo, Enterprise, and Columbia space shuttles. Lesser known is the Buran shuttle, the crowning achievement ...

Sep 13, 2019

Buran space shuttle

When Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon in 1969, the NASA astronaut emerged from a specially made piece of aeronautical engineering—the Eagle lander. This...

Sep 13, 2019

Space ship on the moon with light

As the United States and the Soviet Union raced to put astronauts on the moon during the 1950s and 1960s, NASA began the Gemini program, a support program designed to help prepa...

Sep 13, 2019

Gemini spacecraft in space near planet earth

The International Space Station (ISS) is an incredible international achievement with contributions from many different countries. NASA astronauts have worked alongside their Ru...

Sep 11, 2019

Canada Arm in space with astronauts near planet earth

Mars exploration has long been the subject of human fascination. While missions to Mars are frequently the subject of science fiction books and movies, the reality may not be th...

Sep 9, 2019

Mars planet on black background