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  • ‘Lunar’ short film an ode to the Space Race

    Derek RichardsonMay 28th, 2017

    Utilizing a mix of various photography and animation techniques, Austrian artist Christian Stangl created a short film called "Lunar", which tells the story of humanity’s first voyages to another world.

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: This day in SpaceFlight History

    Jason RhianApril 9th, 2015

    This day, April 9, is a pivotal one in terms of human exploration of the Solar System – especially for manned spaceflight. On April 9, 1959, NASA announced the first group of astronauts that had been selected to conduct the space agency’s first crewed efforts to orbit. The Soviet Union proposed Vostok as a “space trainer”. […]

  • Photos to Space to host Scott Carpenter memorial flight

    SpaceFlight InsiderOctober 16th, 2013

    Countdown To Liftoff!  On October 26, 2013, Photos To Space will launch the Scott Carpenter Memorial Flight to the edge of space. You can be a part of this historic adventure. Just upload your photo using the form below and follow along as we countdown to the flight.

  • Future Virgin Galactic astronauts gain zero-gravity experience

    SpaceFlight InsiderOctober 12th, 2013

    Virgin Galactic’s future astronauts may not yet have made their way into space – but some have already received a taste of weightlessness.

  • Ever dream of going into space? Jim Clash has a ticket to do just that – on SpaceShipTwo

    SpaceFlight InsiderOctober 10th, 2013

    Most everyone has dreamed of going to space at least once, wondering what it would be like to blast through Earth’s atmosphere, weightlessly peering at our planet from above. I know I have.

  • ‘Reality’ TV enters (sub) orbit with ‘Space Race’ via Virgin Galactic, NBC

    Jason RhianOctober 8th, 2013

    Just last week the television network NBC today announced that it had reached a deal with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, along with Mark Burnett’s One Three Media to develop a reality TV series that may just attract space enthusiasts. Dubbed the “Space Race” this new show is being touted as: “groundbreaking, elimination competition series where everyday […]

  • The flight of Sigma 7

    Jeff DarlingOctober 8th, 2013

    1962: With the Space Race in full swing, and the Soviet Vostok 2 having successfully completed a lengthy 25-hour, 17.5-orbit flight the previous year, NASA was keen to push forward with the Mercury-Atlas (MA) program and experiment with longer-duration missions. Planning for MA-8 – the fifth and penultimate manned Mercury flight – began in February […]