SpaceX To Launch Two Astronauts Into Space in a Historic First

Elon Musk's SpaceX defied expectations - and on Wednesday hopes to make history by ferrying two NASA astronauts into space, the first crewed flight from US soil in nine long years.

SpaceX Completes Crew Dragon Parachute Tests

SpaceX team has completed 13 successful tests in a row of upgraded Mark 3 parachutes for Crew Dragon. Most recent test demonstrated the parachute system’s ability to land the spacecraft safely in the unlikely event that one of the four main parachutes fails.

Virgin Galactic Unveils Spacesuit For Space Tourists

The world’s first exclusive spacewear system for private astronauts, designed by Under Armour in collaboration with Sir Richard Branson owned Virgin Galactic has been unveiled for Suborbital SpaceShipTwo Flights.

Elon Musk Reveals New SpaceX Spacesuit

Elon Musk made public the first official photo of the commercial SpaceX spacesuit.

Saturday’s SpaceX launch carried a Chinese experiment

This particular SpaceX launch made history in another way: by carrying a Chinese science experiment to the station for the first time.

Hollywood's Miscoception about Female Astronauts and the Reality of Space

Traveling in space, the data shows, can be a positive experience for participants, giving them a greater appreciation for people, nature and our tiny place in the universe.

Research uncovers potential health risks of travel to Mars

The research team has demonstrated for the first time that the radiation encountered in deep space travel may increase the risk of leukemia in humans. The average distance to the red planet is 140 million miles, and a roundtrip could take three years.

The brain clearly retains its plasticity in space, learning and adapting

A new study provides some of the first data on the changes in brain structure during spaceflight. Scientists found decreases in some gray matter areas and increases in gray matter volume for regions of the brain that control leg movement.

First Genetic Results From Scott Kelly's Year In Space Reveal DNA Mysteries

After recent events, we're all ready to hop aboard the next flight to Mars. But before us Earthlings embark on a seven-month journey to the Red Planet, we need to understand how the harsh conditions of space can affect our bodies.

Bacteria behave differently on International Space Station

Gene expression data suggest that bacteria experience reduced glucose uptake and increased extracellular acidity in E. coli in space.

NASA human space flight: a look ahead

A quick look set to music of current and future NASA human space flight activities.