The Russian space station Mir is the longest in-service space station in history.
Retrieving a damaged Japanese satellite and returning it to earth for repair.
Early Cold War tensions lead the U.S. and Soviet Union to compete for space ventures.
Trying to accomplish a manned mission to Mars.
The Boeing company and its evolution from wartime to peacetime production.
The Soviet Union's attempt to reach the moon during the Cold War.
Scientists look to save the human race with genetic alterations, giant space arks and a biosphere on Mars.
Intelligent, unmanned spacecrafts explore uncharted territory using new propulsion technology; NASA's "New Millennium" Program.
Weather forecasting, synthetic materials and environmental monitoring; understanding the human body.
The history and future of the space program and the risks involved in exploring other frontiers.
The future unveiled.
Fulfillment of space travel dreams in the late 1960s.
Sounding rockets reveal a picture of Earth's atmosphere.
Pioneering women blaze a trail for future astronauts.
The scientists, engineers and astronauts behind the Mars initiative.
Nuclear power plays a role in space exploration.
The International Space Station tests the limits of technology.
Astronauts prepare to journey to the International Space Station.
Modern fireworks combine physics with gunpowder.
Making space travel accessible and affordable for all.
The Hubble Space Telescope permits previously impossible observations and discoveries.
The Space Shuttle is the first and only reusable spacecraft and it allows astronauts to live and work while orbiting the earth at 17,000 miles per hour.
Scientists discuss the feasibility and practicality of sending humans to Mars.
Sustaining human life in space.
Astronauts need grace and athletic prowess.
Gus Grissom escapes from the NASA capsule moments before it sinks into the ocean.
Apollo 1 fire; first moon-walk; civil rights struggle; Chappaquiddick; hippies.
Setbacks fail to prevent the launch of the first spy satellite, Corona.
Each member proved not even the sky is the limit.
Wernher von Braun pioneers U.S. space exploration efforts.
Development of the International Space Station.
Becoming one of the elite in space exploration.
Man in space.
The people who make each mission a success.
Mankind struggles to break the bonds of gravity.
Journeys into space.
The possibilities of a mission to Mars.
Going into outer space.
The Soviet space program.
Mission STS-103 attempts to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
The Space Shuttle is the cornerstone of America's space program.
The Apollo-Soyuz mission signals the end of the Cold War.
A project leads to space exploration.
Space probes; the Hubble telescope.
The Hubble Space Telescope is launched with a defect.
Scientists attempt to explain the universe.
The future of space exploration.
The search for extraterrestrials.
Possibilities of establishing a colony on Mars.
In 1977, a spacecraft is designed to land back on Earth from space.
In 1954, the stage is set for America's space program.