'Who Was in NASA 901?': 50 Years Since the Accident Which Changed Project Gemini (Part 2)

The remains of NASA 901, the T-38 jet which carried the Gemini IX prime crew of Elliot See and Charlie Bassett. Photo Credit: St. Louis Post-Dispatch archive

At 7:41 a.m. CST on 28 February 1966—exactly 50 years ago, to this very day—a pair of sleek T-38 Talon jets took off from Ellington Field, near […]

'A Very Great Honor': 50 Years Since the Accident Which Changed Project Gemini (Part 1)

Assigned in November 1965, the Gemini IX crew of Elliot See (left) and Charlie Bassett were tasked with flying a 48-72-hour mission in the late spring of 1966. Their flight would have demonstrated rendezvous, docking, maneuvering, and spacewalking. Photo Credit: NASA

Fifty years ago, this month, in February 1966, NASA and America’s effort to […]

One-Year Crew Prepares to Depart Space Station for Return to Earth

With Sergei Volkov (center) commanding the return to Earth, One-Year crewman Scott Kelly (left) and Mikhail Kornienko will wrap up the longest single space mission of the 21st century next week. Photo Credit: NASA/Scott Kelly/Twitter

Scott Kelly has certainly been waxing lyrical recently, as he wraps up the last couple of percent of his […]

US and UK Spacewalkers Repair, Replace, Remove, and Install Hardware Outside Space Station

Tim Kopra (center) works at the S-6 truss segment during the effort to replace the failed Sequential Shunt Unit (SSU) for Power Channel 1B. Photo Credit: NASA

Expedition 46 astronauts Tim Kopra of NASA and Britain’s Tim Peake have completed a somewhat truncated four-hour and 43-minute spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS), successfully […]

University Researchers and NASA Engineers Test Future Spacesuits for Mars Missions

University researchers and engineers from University of North Dakota test their NDX-1 spacesuit inside the regolith bin at the Swamp Works facility at NASA KSC. Photo Credit: NASA

Astronaut spacesuits have evolved to purpose a variety of tasks and missions since the historic flight of Alan Shepard in 1961. In the past, protective spacesuit […]

Expedition 45 Spacewalkers Set to Restore Troublesome P-6 Cooling System to 'Default Setting'

Tomorrow’s U.S. EVA-33 will be the second spacewalk in just nine days for Expedition 45 astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Scott Kelly. Photo Credit: NASA/Twitter/Kimiya Yui

Barely a week since their first career spacewalk together, Expedition 45 astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Scott Kelly will venture outside the Quest airlock of the International Space Station (ISS) […]

First-Time Spacewalkers Complete EVA-32, Ahead of 'Extremely Busy' Winter of Resupply Operations

With red stripes on the legs of his suit for identification, Scott Kelly emerges from the Quest airlock to begin the United States’ fourth EVA of 2015. Photo Credit: NASA

For the fourth time this year, a pair of astronauts ventured outside the Quest airlock of the International Space Station (ISS) earlier today (Wednesday, […]

Expedition 45 First-Time Spacewalkers Ready for US EVA-32 on Wednesday

Kjell Lindgren (background) and Scott Kelly check out their Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs) in the Quest airlock, ahead of EVAs 32 and 33. Photo Credit: NASA/Twitter

Expedition 45 astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren are slated to venture outside the International Space Station (ISS) tomorrow (Wednesday, 28 October) for what has been described by […]

Top Ten US EVA Missions of All Time: No. 3—’Repackage Our Margin’

Astronaut Story Musgrave is positioned to replace components at the end of Endeavour’s Remote Manipulator System (RMS) mechanical arm on STS-61 in December 1993. Photo Credit: NASA

More than two decades have passed since one of the most spectacular EVA missions in U.S. history: the long-awaited first servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). […]

Top Ten US EVA Missions of All Time: No. 4—'The Flights of Buck and Flash'

This iconic image, captured by astronaut Robert “Hoot” Gibson, shows Bruce McCandless participating in humanity’s first untethered EVA, aboard the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU). Photo Credit: NASA

When the crew of Mission 41B—the 10th shuttle flight and the fourth voyage by orbiter Challenger—released their official patch in the fall of 1983, it included in […]