Secret Space Escapes
Astronaut Chris Hadfield is suddenly blinded in one eye on his first spacewalk. He presses on, but the problem grows.
Chris Hadfield Blinded in Space
A Russian Soyuz capsule failed to sperate properly during reentry, leading to an emergency situation.
Dangerous Soyuz Reentry
Astronaut Yuri Malenchenko and engineer Soyeon Yi experienced a difficult descent when their spacecraft didn’t separate properly.
Smoke on Reentry
When a solar panel ripped, the safety of the ISS and the crew onboard was put in jeopardy.
ISS Solar Panel Rip
Flight Directors and other Mission Control workers discuss what it is like on the ground when a mission has issues.
Mission Control's Viewpoint
Pam Melroy talks about her flight as a commander and the historic first meeting of two female commanders on the ISS.
Two Historic Female Commanders
Astronauts and NASA personel look the future and where they think the space program will go next.
The Future of Space Exploration
Astronaut Tom Stafford and Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov recount their first meal on the Apollo-Soyuz mission.
South Korea's first Astronaut, Soyeon Yi, talks about how she was selected and her historic flight.
Soyeon Yi 's Historic Flight
In 1965, Soviet astronaut Alexey Leonov became the first person to exit a spacecraft in orbit and perform a spacewalk.
The First Spacewalk
After connecting crucial solar panels to the International Space Station, STS 117 and Soviet astronauts experienced a crippling power failure.
Onboard Power Outage
Launch is considered by many to be one of the most terrifying parts of space travel. Astronaut Tom Jones recalls a time when the launch went wrong.
The landing of the Apollo-Soyuz test mission nearly killed the entire crew. Astronaut Tom Stafford shares the terrifying details.
Terrifying Apollo Descent
Astronaut Mike Mullane shares why he believes the initial launch is the scariest moment during the mission.
You Will Fear for Your Life
While attempting to perform the first spacewalk completely around the world, astronauts discovered several flaws in the spacesuit design.
Deadly Spacesuit Design Flaws
When astronauts attempt to connect a new section to the ISS, a deadly ammonia leak threatens the safety of the entire crew. Astronaut Robert Lee Curbeam Jr. must stop the flow of the dangerous chemical.