There are many precious Apollo artifacts at the Smithsonian that need a little tender, loving care.
Valentina Tereshkova was one in a class of female cosmonauts, more of whom might have flown had the Vostok program not been cancelled. Continue reading →
In August of 1960, the United States scored a space first when it recovered a payload from orbit. Continue reading →
In 1964, Gagarin took up the challenge of designing the Soviets' first spaceplane. ->
During the heat of the Space Race, engineers thought up a wild barnstorming scheme for getting Americans to moon before the Soviets -- hot-rod a Gemini capsule for a lunar mission. ->
Spurred by rival North Korea's launch in December, South Korea on Wednesday appeared to have successful placed a small science satellite into orbit. ->
Fifty-five years ago today, the Soviet Union launched the first satellite. The feat would prove to spook the American public.