Challenger accident shapes new wave of passenger spaceships

Jan 28, 2016

Challenger accident shapes new wave of passenger spaceships

Thirty years after the space shuttle Challenger exploded during liftoff, a new generation of spaceships continues to build on changes made after NASA’s fatal accident. Challenger blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the frigid morning of Jan. 28, 1986. The ...

Brits cheer as native son manually docks with ISS

Dec 16, 2015

Brits cheer as native son manually docks with ISS

Tim Peake, the first British astronaut to travel to the International Space Station, on Tuesday docked with the orbiting laboratory with two other spacemen, to cheers and excitement back home. Peake, 43, joins Russian space veteran Yury Malenchenko and Tim Kopra of NASA for ...