This Was The Incredible View From Orion's Crew Module During Re-entry

Earlier this month, NASA scored a major victory with the flawless launch of the Orion prototype spacecraft. The space agency has now released a thrilling new video showing an astronaut's-eye view from the crew module's window as it returned to Earth. » 12/22/14 8:00am 12/22/14 8:00am

What The Soyuz Reentry Rollercoaster Looks Like From The Inside

European Space Agency posted this amazing–20+ minutes long but worth watching–video about how astronauts return home from the ISS in the Soyuz space capsule, with never before seen inside footage. » 11/11/13 1:13pm 11/11/13 1:13pm

The Secret U.S. Government Program to Hook Spy Photos From Space

The early space age is marked by Soviet accomplishments — the first satellites, the first living being launched into orbit, and the first human in space to name just a few. But there was one very important technological first secured by the United States in 1960. America was the first nation to safely recover a… » 8/13/13 8:45am 8/13/13 8:45am

Falling to Earth this weekend: Russia's ill-fated Phobos-Grunt…

Phobos-Grunt was the chosen one. It was said that it would bring an end to Russia's Martian curse, not extend it. But now, Russia's once-promising spacecraft — the country's first bid at interplanetary exploration in 15 years — is coming home earlier than planned. » 1/13/12 8:50am 1/13/12 8:50am

When and where did NASA's derelict satellite go down?

After a night of changing predictions and hopes of many to see a fireball in the sky, the UARS (Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite) finally met its fiery demise. » 9/24/11 2:50pm 9/24/11 2:50pm

NASA's massive derelict satellite will re-enter Earth's atmosphere…

After a couple weeks of uncertainty, NASA has announced that its bus-sized Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) will fall to Earth tomorrow afternoon, Eastern daylight time. » 9/22/11 1:45pm 9/22/11 1:45pm