Topic: International Space Station

Peggy Whitson Sets Spaceflight Record: A Look At Women’s History In NASA

Peggy Whitson bagged another record in space. Learn more about the history of women working for NASA and what it took before they could fly in space.

Space April 26, 2017

Here's A Quick History Of NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaking Records In Spaceflight

Astronaut Peggy Whitson has officially spent more time in space than any other American today, and President Donald Trump is congratulating her via a call to space. Take a look at her stellar career at NASA.

Space April 24, 2017

China’s 1st Cargo Spacecraft Just Docked With Its Orbiting Space Laboratory

China’s Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft has successfully docked with the Tiangong-2 space station last April 22. This is considered a major step toward the nation's goal of putting up its own manned space station by 2022.

Space April 24, 2017

Soyuz Spacecraft Brings Astronaut And Cosmonaut To International Space Station

An astronaut and cosmonaut have recently blasted off to the International Space Station on the first two-crew spaceflight in 14 years. Find out more launch details and the resulting new ISS team once they arrive.

Space April 20, 2017

Space Debris Is A Growing Threat, Scientists Warn

Scientists sound the alarm on space debris and their dangers on satellites and spacecraft. Find out, for instance, how protected the International Space Station in low-Earth orbit is.

Space April 20, 2017

President Trump To Call NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson In Space This Monday

Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson will be chatting live with President Donald Trump on April 24. Find out what the videoconference with the NASA astronaut will be all about and where you can watch it.

Space April 20, 2017

SS John Glenn Soars Into Space: NASA Resupplies ISS And Pays Tribute To A National Hero

John Glenn takes off for space for the third time. Now it flies as an Orbital ATK commercial cargo ship carrying supplies to the International Space Station.

Space April 19, 2017

Rise Of The Terminator? Russia's Humanoid Robot Fedor Learns To Shoot Guns Using Both Hands

Russia's humanoid robot Fedor, which will be sent to the International Space Station in 2021, is learning how to shoot guns using both hands. Are the Russians creating Terminator-like machines?

Robotics April 15, 2017

Russia Open To Idea Of Extending ISS To 2028: Why Staying In Low Earth Orbit Matters

Russia is willing to discuss the extension of the lifespan of the International Space Station to 2028 with its international partners. But why does research on low Earth orbit count amid bigger Mars ambitions?

Space April 10, 2017

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Will Spend 3 Extra Months In Space

NASA and Roscosmos signed an agreement under which astronaut Peggy Whitson will stay back in the ISS for three more months. The spacewoman welcomed this decision and said that she loves being up there.

Space April 7, 2017

Microgravity Research: Scientists Recruit Volunteers To Lie In Bed For 2 Months

If you’re vacationing in Toulouse and enticed by the prospect of getting paid to spend 60 days in bed, check out the latest MEDES experiment. The institute is studying weightlessness conditions in the International Space Station.

Space April 5, 2017

International Space Station: Russia May Extend Partnership, Reveals Roscosmos

Russia could extend its partnership with the United States, Japan, Canada, and Europe for the ISS. Roscosmos previously stated that it would support the ISS mission until 2024.

Space April 5, 2017

LOOK: French Astronaut Takes Pals’ Wedding Rings To The International Space Station

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet brought his friends’ wedding rings with him to the International Space Station. Now that’s out of this world.

Space March 29, 2017

British School Kid Corrects NASA Data Figures For The ISS

A British boy from Sheffield was in one of the physics class when he noted a negative value for energy recordings on the ISS. He emailed NASA about the mistake, becoming famous in the process.

Space March 25, 2017

Watch 2 ISS Astronauts Take A 6.5-Hour Spacewalk To Prepare The Station For Upgrades

NASA live streams Expedition 50 astronauts as they take a spacewalk to prepare the ISS outpost for a new docking ring and apply new upgrades.

Space March 24, 2017

NASA Shifts Focus To Mars Mission: What Will Happen To The International Space Station Beyond 2024?

As NASA shifts its focus on being able to send humans to Mars by the 2030s, the future of the International Space Station is now being discussed. What will happen to the ISS beyond 2024?

Space March 23, 2017

SpaceX's Dragon Cargo Ship Brings To Earth Science Experiments From Space Station

The Dragon spacecraft brought back to Earth science experiments and devices that were tested on the International Space Station. What are the potential applications of these studies and equipment?

Space March 21, 2017

Colonizing Mars: Scientists Claim Future Colonies Will Need Superhuman Senses To Adapt To The Harsh Environment

The NASA mission to colonize Mars may be faced with many unanticipated hurdles. A study shows the training program is not enough to prepare astronauts for life on the Red Planet since it can’t replicate Martian environmental conditions.

Space March 14, 2017

‘Mission: ISS’ Offers Chance To Visit International Space Station - In Virtual Reality, That Is

Oculus has launched a VR app that lets users explore the International Space Station, and act like astronauts. Mission: ISS app works with the Oculus Rift VR headset andOculus Touch motion controllers and can be downloaded for free.

Space March 12, 2017

Russian Progress 66 Cargo Ship Arrives At ISS With 3 Tons Of Supplies

Russian cargo ship Progress 66 has successfully reached orbiting space laboratory ISS on Feb. 24. The unmanned spacecraft is delivering 3 tons of supplies to the crew of Expedition 50.

Space February 26, 2017

Dragon Capsule Docks With Space Station After 24-Hour Delay

Following a 24-hour delay, SpaceX's Dragon capsule has successfully delivered more than 2,000 kilograms of supply and equipment to the International Space Station on Feb. 24. Engineers quickly fixed an issue with the capsule's GPS system.

Space February 23, 2017

Navigation Software Glitch Postpones SpaceX Dragon Capsule Cargo Delivery To ISS

SpaceX postponed its Dragon capsule cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station because of a navigation software glitch, NASA said on Feb. 22. The mission will resume on Thursday, Feb. 23.

Space February 23, 2017

Russian Cargo Ship Successfully Takes Off To ISS From Baikonur Cosmodrome

A Soyuz space craft was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by the Roscosmos. This unmanned cargo ship Progress MS-05 will carry supplies for astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

Space February 22, 2017

India Can Build A Space Station, But Government Is Yet To Decide: ISRO Chief

It's only a matter of time before India decides on when to build its own space station, according to ISRO chief A.S. Kiran Kumar. The pronouncement was made hot on the heels of the country's record-breaking 104-satellite launch aboard a single rocket.

Space February 21, 2017

Spaceflight Bill To Allow UK Scientists To Develop Vaccines And Medicines Through Zero-Gravity Medical Studies

The Spaceflight Bill could allow British scientists to conduct medical experiments in space. The proposed law could lead to the development of new drugs and vaccines through studies in a zero-gravity environment.

Space February 21, 2017

How Will A Backup Lightning Imaging Instrument Work In Space?

The backup Lightning Imaging Sensor is bound to space. It is on its way to the International Space Station for a two-year mission following the shutdown of the original LIS launched in 1997.

Space February 21, 2017

Algae That Survived Nearly Two Years Outside Space Station Could Be Key To Growing Food On Mars

An algae belonging to the Sphaerocystis species survived 16 months of extreme condition outside of the International Space Station. What makes it a good candidate as a food source for the manned Mars mission?

Space February 13, 2017

Potty Matters: How Do Astronauts Poop In Space?

How do astronauts deal with the call of nature out in space? Here's a quick history of how space poop affected NASA missions and how the agency improved space waste management systems.

Space February 10, 2017

SpaceX Prepares To Launch ISS Resupply Mission From Newly Renovated NASA Pad

SpaceX is all set to launch the International Space Station resupply mission from the historic NASA LC-39A pad on Feb. 18. It will mark SpaceX's first take-off after the Falcon 9 rockets exploded on the launch pad in September 2016.

Space February 9, 2017

New ‘Space Poop System' Likely To Fly On Manned Orion Spacecraft

The first manned Orion spaceflight will likely fly with a new space waste management system, NASA has revealed in a interview. Read more about the space agency's 'space poop challenge' for this purpose.

Space February 8, 2017

NASA To Begin ISS Battery Replacement Work On New Year's Eve

NASA is set to conduct a power upgrade to replace the aging batteries on the ISS with newer ones. The work on the space station will begin on Dec. 31 and will run through the middle of January next year.

Space December 31, 2016

WATCH: Astronauts Taking On Mannequin Challenge In Space Is Pure Genius

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station demonstrate their ingenuity by posting an unbeatable (and literally out of this world) version of the Mannequin Challenge.

Space December 30, 2016

NASA Photographer Captures Image Of ISS Crossing The Sun

NASA photographer Joel Kowsky was able to capture several images of the ISS as it crossed the face of the sun on Dec. 17. He then combined the photos to make a composite view of the event.

Space December 30, 2016

LOOK: 2016 Marks Another Year Of Amazing Space Photos

Take a look back at some of the most incredible discoveries about the universe in 2016 through these amazing space photos. From black holes to Mars and back to our planet Earth, these images from space captivate the imagination.

Space December 30, 2016

Christmas In Space: ISS Crew Send 2016 Holiday Message

The ISS crew, who is enjoying Christmas in space this year, has sent its holiday wishes through a video message. In a message released by NASA on Dec. 22, the astronauts not only talked about what the holiday meant to them, but they also shared their special Christmas meal menu with the world.

Space December 27, 2016

NASA Astronaut Living On Space Station Will Hold Live Q&A With Kindergarten, Elementary Students

In a rare event, Shane Kimbrough, NASA astronaut at the International Space Station, will be interacting live with students of Nantucket New School, Massachusetts, at 10:25 a.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 15. The 20-minute session will be broadcasted live on NASA Television and the agency's website

Space December 15, 2016

Japan Launches Magnetic Tether To Clean Up Space Junk

Japan's space agency launched a magnetic tether that would clean up orbiting debris in space. About 100 million pieces of space junk pose threats to the International Space Station and satellites.

Space December 10, 2016

‘Outredgeous’ Red Romaine Lettuce Grown Aboard The ISS Harvested For The First Time

NASA astronauts at ISS have tasted the 'space-grown' lettuce. Nurtured at the International Space Station by astronaut Shane Kimbrough, the 'Outredgeous' Red Romaine lettuce leaves were cut by Kimbrough as the first harvest for an evening’s snack.

Space December 8, 2016

SpaceX Could Launch Falcon 9 Rocket On December 16: Iridium

SpaceX will resume its flight schedule on Dec. 16, following the unfortunate explosion of its reusable Falcon 9 rocket. Iridium Communications will send 10 of its satellites aboard the Falcon 9 rocket into space, a spokesperson said.

Space December 6, 2016

ESA Funding Approved Despite Schiaparelli Setback

The European Space Agency has been assured adequate funding by the ministerial council of ESA member states. This will ensure that ExoMars part two will go ahead, where a UK-made robotic rover will be placed on Mars to drill terrain and detect extant or extinct life.

Space December 3, 2016

NASA Turning To High-Calorie Food Bars For Deep-Space Sustenance For Orion Astronauts

Considering the long drawn nature of the Orion mission to Mars and limited storage facilities, NASA is mulling a plan to offer high-calorie food bars for the astronauts for breakfast. This will also help on mass reduction efforts and achieve fuel efficiency and energy conservation in the spacecraft.

Space November 28, 2016

Here’s How Thanksgiving Day 2016 Went Down In Space At The ISS

The ISS team spent an unusual Thanksgiving dinner, after a hard day of work. The two American citizens showed their four international colleagues the way into their national tradition.

Space November 25, 2016

Why Is A NASA Advisory Panel Concerned About SpaceX's Falcon 9 Fueling Process?

A NASA advisory board has raised strong warnings regarding SpaceX’s unconventional fueling process, saying that the method may be at risk of future hazards. The spaceflight company reaffirms the method’s design.

Space November 7, 2016

Viral Facebook Live Space Videos Are Found To Be Fakes

The spacewalk videos that are making its rounds on Facebook that claim to be livestreams from space are found to be fakes.

Internet October 27, 2016

Upgraded Soyuz Spacecraft Successfully Docks, Brings Expedition 49-50 Crew To The ISS

The International Space Station Expedition 49 has welcomed aboard another three members. The Russian Soyuz spacecraft brought scientists into an expedition that will keep them on the orbit until February.

Space October 21, 2016

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