50 years ago, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. joined forces to ensure astronauts could survive in space
Could this happen today?
10 years ago, one SpaceX launch showed NASA they could work with Elon Musk
“This mission heralds the dawn of a new era of space exploration.”
China and Russia are on track to set up a Moon base by 2036 — here’s the plan
The politics of Earth play out on the Moon, too.
60 years ago, a forgotten shiny balloon in space changed how we watch TV forever
The echoes of this NASA mission continue to reverberate today.
50 years ago, a Soviet spacecraft spent a critical 50 minutes and 11 seconds on Venus
Venera-8 made a photo of Venus’ surface possible.
30 years ago, an international space mission radically changed how we see Earth
The predecessor the ISS still gets its day in the Sun.
50 years ago, NASA sent a message to aliens — and sparked a Solar System mystery
A mere fifty years ago, Pioneer 10 launched and became the first unmanned mission to Jupiter. The mission revealed new details about the Solar System — and sent a message to aliens.