Watch live this Saturday! SpaceX to launch first manned mission for NASA

Known as NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight, which is targeted for lift off at 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 30, this mission will send NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

USSR, US Satellite Shots Heard Round the Galaxy – Part I

The post-World War II Cold War was a dark and frightening time in world history, and the earliest space launches marked some of the tensest moments in this international standoff.

This Week in Space History – Hayabusa Spacecraft Gets Gravity Assist from Earth

This week in 2004, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Hayabusa robotic spacecraft received a crucial gravity assist from Earth.

The Dynamics of Human Spaceflight Systems – Part I

In his seminal television series Cosmos, the late Dr. Carl Sagan drew a comparison between the Atlantic Ocean that stood in the way of explorers such as Columbus centuries ago and the limits of outer space as we came to know them in the 20th century.

Watch live this Saturday! SpaceX to launch first manned mission for NASA

USSR, US Satellite Shots Heard Round the Galaxy – Part I

This Week in Space History – Hayabusa Spacecraft Gets Gravity Assist from Earth

The Dynamics of Human Spaceflight Systems – Part I