Meet The XCOR 'Lynx' – The Sportscar Of Spacecraft

When you think about space tourism, Virgin Galactic is probably the first and perhaps the only company to come to mind. But don't let the marketing budget fool you. Another Mojave-based company is in the race, and they're running it faster, cheaper, and more efficiently. » 8/18/14 2:48pm 8/18/14 2:48pm

A Rare Tour of the Long-Secret Russian Town Where Cosmonauts Are Born

If you went looking for Zvezdny Gorodok, aka Star City, on a map in the 1960s, you'd have no luck. This small town outside of Moscow was long a state secret, and for good reason: It was the base where Cosmonauts came to train for—and recover from—space flight. And it's still cooking. » 7/09/14 3:25pm 7/09/14 3:25pm

This Weekend Marks the 50th Anniversary of the First Woman in Space

While you might be spending Sunday celebrating the most important men in your life, a handful of space nerds will spend it mulling the successes of Valentina Tereshkova, who was the first woman to go to space in 1963. That was 20 years earlier than the United States sent the late Sally Ride into orbit. » 6/16/13 10:36am 6/16/13 10:36am

One Giant Leap For Mankind: Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Today, forty years ago, mankind took a giant leap and stepped foot on the surface of our moon. It's a perfect time to celebrate with a look back at the Apollo 11 mission. » 7/20/09 5:15pm 7/20/09 5:15pm