Manned Space Travel

  • Space Tourism Trips on the Russian Suyoz

    In the industry of space tourism, NASA commercial flights, Russian Soyuz spacecraft and private industry such as Virgin Galactic suborbital flights have changed the dynamics. By charging civilians for flights aboard the Soyuz and the ISS, a renewed interest...
    By Jason C. Chavis June 1, 2011 

  • The History of Soviet Space Program – Part II – Voskhod Spacecraft

    The program "Voskhod" was intended to test and study the aspects of crew interaction in flight and the possibility of spacewalk. Both were achieved in mid-1960. In addition, many scientific and technical experiments were carried out – mainly...
    By johnsinit May 31, 2011 

  • SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch: Return to Space?

    America’s reentry into space began on December 8 2010 with the launch of the Dragon spacecraft into orbit by the Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Dragon and Falcon 9 are commercial spacecraft designed and built by Space Exploration Technologies Corporation...
    By George Adcock May 31, 2011 

  • NASA's First Project: The Mercury Redstone Program

    There was no guide to follow for space travel. NASA engineers were in uncharted territory. They selected an existing IRBM and ICBM as launch vehicles, and based the spacecraft on ICBM reentry vehicle designs. For pilots, they selected military test pilots...
    By George Adcock May 30, 2011 

  • The History and Future of the International Space Station

    The International Space Station will celebrate 11 years of orbiting Earth, on November 20, 2009. How did it develop and grow over the years, and what does the future hold?
    By Finn Orfano May 30, 2011 

  • African American Astronaut, Guion (Guy) Bluford

    Find out interesting facts about Guion Bluford and his career as a NASA astronaut!
    By Aggeliki K. May 26, 2011 

  • Ares 1-X Flight Test Results and Program Status

    The Ares 1-X test vehicle successfully completed its test flight. But, the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee report questions the program, and leaves its future up in the air.
    By George Adcock May 24, 2011 

  • Underwater Training: Reasons Well Grounded Astronauts Float Better

    The use of giant swimming pools and underwater training centers for astronauts is as much about training the mind as it is about training the body to zero gravity conditions.
    By Kittihawk May 24, 2011 

  • Expanding The International Space Station

    The International Space Station has reached its final stages of growth in recent years. While the program is in flux between 2016 and 2020, tracking the International Space Station can still occur using websites. ISS tracking is a fun pastime for scientists...
    By Jason C. Chavis May 22, 2011 

  • How To Track the International Space Station From the Ground

    Wondering when the next time the International Space Station will be flying over your house? It's easy to keep track of the ISS and discover when you can make a sighting of one of NASA's most exciting projects today!
    By Bree E. Underwood May 19, 2011 
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