Spaceflight covers topics related to human presence in outer space. Learn about weightlessness, astronauts and space tourism in this section.
The Zoo Hypothesis: Are Aliens Watching Us Like Animals in a Zoo?
Communicating With Aliens Is Hard. Communicating With Alien AI Could Be Harder
Could Dark Matter Spawn 'Shadow Life'?
The Largest Star in the Universe Is 1,700x Bigger Than Our Sun
What Is a Harvest Moon?
The Mysteries of Mercury Retrograde Unveiled: A Cosmic Phenomenon
10 Best Ideas for Interplanetary Communication
How can the moon generate electricity?
How Terraforming Mars Will Work
Quiz: Apollo 11, the First Moon Landing
Who was James Webb?
10 Space Landmarks We'd Like to Visit
The Fastest Fictional Spaceships
10 Fictional Spacecraft We Wish Were Real
How Lunar Rovers Work
He stood just 5 feet, 2 inches. But Gagarin cast an enormously long shadow in space exploration, both for his achievements and his mysterious death.
We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic journey to the moon.
Almost everyone dreams of floating effortlessly like astronauts in space. The Zero Gravity Corporation offers this experience to the public. Go inside G-FORCE-ONE to find out what it's like to somersault in zero gravity and how simulating weightlessness works.
We know who won – top-runner SpaceShipOne. We know what the team receives for that accomplishment: $10 million and an obscenely gigantic trophy. But what about the story behind the contest? Learn about the rules, restrictions, red tape, test crashes, successful launches and the technological innovations that may get you into sub-orbit sooner than you think.
By Lacy Perry
Neil Armstrong may have been the first man on the moon, but he wouldn't have gotten there without fruit flies, rhesus monkeys or a dog.
By John Fuller
Believe it or not, to get to space and back, NASA relies on a piece of technology that's been around for centuries. Just what is a gimbal, anyway?
These outer space abodes will have to protect inhabitants from extreme temperatures, radiation and flying moon dust. One man is actually selling deeds for lunar property at $20 a pop. Seriously?
The space race between the United States and the former Soviet Union began in the early 1950s. What followed was an era of cooperation between the United States, and now Russian, space programs with the building and operation of the International Space Station.
On September 18, 2006, Anousheh Ansari, a telecommunications entrepreneur, became the first female space tourist and the fourth space tourist overall. Could you be next? Find out what's in the works to get you to space.
By Kevin Bonsor
How long can a human survive in outer space? In science fiction movies, this seems to be an area of much creative license, with some people exploding instantly, and others surviving for nearly a minute without long-term ill effect. I read once that one's blood would boil, but I read elsewhere that this isn't true. So what is it?