Chris Hadfield's Cosmonaut Comrade Prepares To Colonize Mars

Soyuz TMA-07M Commander and ISS Expedition 34/35 Flight Engineer Roman Romanenko hasn't been slacking off since his Soyuz landing last Tuesday. According to Roscosmos, the Russian Space Agency, he has just simulated a landing on Mars and a spacewalk under simulated Martian conditions. Only four days after his return to … » 5/23/13 2:12pm 5/23/13 2:12pm

The longest American spaceflight in history will launch in 2015

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station typically spend no more than six months in space before returning to Earth. But in spring 2015, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will begin a yearlong sojourn aboard the orbital outpost — a voyage which, if successful, will become the longest spaceflight ever performed by an… » 11/27/12 6:40am 11/27/12 6:40am

Russia Will Build a Permanent Moon Base

We knew Russia had ambitious plans for interplanetary exploration, and on Tuesday, an announcement from the head of the country's space agency really drove that point home. Russia wants to go to the Moon; and they want to stay there. » 5/24/12 8:00am 5/24/12 8:00am

Leaked documents reveal Russia's ambitious new space exploration…

When it comes to space exploration, the last couple decades have been pretty tough going for Russia. Now, leaked documents have revealed the country's plan for getting back on the path to deep space success — and holy crap, is it ambitious. » 3/15/12 8:25am 3/15/12 8:25am