Although Olympic torches have been launched into space before, the torch of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, became the first torch to complete an orbital relay during a spacewalk.
Two astronauts and a cosmonaut returned to Earth on Monday after a 166-day mission, bringing the Olympic torch back from the International Space Station after a historic space walk.
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
Wednesday's scheduled launch and speedy arrival of three new crewmembers to the International Space Station will delay the rendezvous and docking of Orbital Sciences' Cygnus cargo ship until Saturday. Continue reading →
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft has returned an American astronauts and two cosmonauts safely back to Earth, capping a five-month trek to the International Space Station.
Unsure when U.S. companies will be ready to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA has signed up for six more rides with the Russian space agency, at a cost of $70 million apiece. Continue reading →
A Russian Soyuz capsule arrived in record time at the International Space Station on Thursday, shaving the standard two-day flight down to less than six hours. ->
Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut blasted off aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket on Thursday and headed toward the International Space Station, a trip that is expected to take less than six hours, compared to the usual two-day voyage. ->
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