Topic: ISS

NASA May Have Spent Too Much On Inferior Spacesuits, According To A New Audit Report

The spacesuits used by NASA astronauts, like the one worn by Peggy Whitson on her Jan. 6 spacewalk, are outdated. The agency made inefficient investments in spacesuit technology, which might challenge the upcoming Mars missions, says a NASA audit.

Space April 28, 2017

UFO Hunter Claims This Is A Petrified Ancient Tree Stump On Mars

An image taken by the Curiosity Rover has turned viral after a video posted by a group insisted that the image was the vestige of an ancient Martian tree on the planet as an assertion of life on Mars.

Space April 27, 2017

Trump Congratulates Peggy Whitson In Call To Space Station, Says NASA Should Send Humans To Mars By His Second Term ‘At Worst’

During the White House call to the ISS on April 24, President Donald Trump told record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and crewmate Jack Fischer he would like to send people to Mars during his first term. Find out the other discussed topics.

Space April 25, 2017

Veggies In The Cosmos: Why Scientists Need To Grow Edible Plants In Space

NASA has intensified efforts for growing vegetables in space. The latest is the payload of supplies sent to ISS with systems for the Advanced Plant Habitat experiment.

Space April 21, 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

Watch NASA's First 360-Degree Live Stream Of Atlas V Rocket Launch

NASA will live stream in 360 degrees for the first time. The video will feature the launch of the Atlas V rocket, allowing viewers to experience a pad's-eye view of the event.

Space April 18, 2017

Homecoming: 3 Astronauts Make Their Way Back To Earth From ISS

The commander of Expedition 50, NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, has returned to Earth together with two other crew members. The trio undocked from the International Space Station on Monday morning, April 10, and landed their MS Soyuz capsule in Kazakhstan.

Space April 10, 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

Space Station Crew Begins Research On Improving Crystal Growth For Drug Development

The crew aboard the International Space Station begins their study on crystal growth in microgravity to enhance and speed up the drug development process on Earth.

Medicine April 3, 2017

NASA Planning Lunar Orbit Gateway For Mars And Deep Space Missions

NASA is scripting big plans for deep space missions, including Mars, by dovetailing it with a lunar orbit gateway. The mini space station will support missions to Mars and other parts of the solar system including lunar surface.

Space March 29, 2017

NASA Creates Mixed Reality Replica Of ISS For Training Astronauts

NASA and Unreal Gaming have struck a deal, which includes creating a mixed reality version of the International Space Station. NASA will deploy the mixed reality replica of the ISS to provide training to astronauts.

Space March 27, 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

Astronaut Tweets Image Of Ireland From Space: Wishes Everyone Happy St. Patrick's Day

Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, as a sign of celebration, shared an image of Dublin on St. Patrick's Day, which was taken from space. He posted the image taken from space on Twitter.

Space March 20, 2017

Dragon Spacecraft Returns To Earth With 5400 Pounds Of Space Station Cargo

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft returned to Earth on March 19 and splashed into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California. The capsule has brought back 5,400 pounds of cargo from the International Space Station.

Space March 20, 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

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

Space X Mars Robotic Mission ‘Red Dragon’ Deferred To 2020

Retracting from the earlier plan of sending a robotic mission to Mars in 2018, SpaceX has announced that the Red Dragon mission will be deferred to 2020. The amended plan was announced by SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell.

Space February 20, 2017

ISS Astronaut Records Amazing Video Of Gigantic Blue Jet Lightning

Blue jets, red sprites, elves, and pixies are some of the rare phenomena that interest our scientists. Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen captured a spectacular video of blue jet lightning while aboard the ISS.

Space February 13, 2017

Russia Grounds Proton Space Rockets For 3.5 Months Over Faulty Engines

Following the crash of the Progress MS-04 in December, Russia is grounding all its Proton-M rockets. Investigations at the plant where Proton-M and Soyuz rocket engines are built revealed quality and safety issues.

Space January 29, 2017

Tim Peake Is Going Back To The ISS: ESA Plans Second Mission For British Astronaut

British astronaut Tim Peake will be going back to the International Space Station for the second time. This was also confirmed by British business secretary Greg Clark who said the details of the ESA mission are being worked out.

Space January 27, 2017

GoPro Camera Snaps Up Mysterious Lights Near ISS

A new video footage from an astronaut's camera supposedly captured mysterious lights. The unidentified lights were spotted near the ISS and were recorded by a GoPro camera.

Space January 16, 2017

SpaceX, Boeing Secure ISS Crew Rotation Mission Contracts From NASA

NASA has announced four more contracts to SpaceX and Boeing for crewed flights to the International Space Station in 2018. This takes the total number of missions to SpaceX and Boeing to six each.

Space January 5, 2017

Space Cucumbers Shed Light On Mysteries Of Plant Survival in Microgravity

The important role of gravity in the growth of plants has been amply demonstrated in the changes noticed in cucumber grown at the space station. Japanese researchers who examined seedlings germinated at the International Space Station drew many conclusions as ISS is known for microgravity conditions.

Space December 27, 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

Russian Cargo Spacecraft Progress 65 Suffers Malfunction En Route To The ISS

The Russian cargo spacecraft Progress MS-04/Progress 65 launched by the Soyuz-U rocket broke down almost six minutes after blastoff on Thursday, Dec. 1. It was on the way to the ISS with food and other supplies, the bulk of which burned up in the atmosphere while a portion fell on the Earth.

Space December 2, 2016

US Election 2016: NASA Astronauts Cast Vote From International Space Station

Thanks to a Texas law, NASA astronauts working at the International Space Station can cast their vote during election regardless if they are in low Earth orbit. How does voting from space works?

Space November 8, 2016

NASA Steps Up Life Support Systems For Deep Space Exploration Starting With The ISS

To address the limitations of air and water purity in the international space station, NASA has taken steps to enhance the span of Life Support Systems. It launched Sorbent Testbed in Space X Supplies mission to ISS for trial and later on applications in long duration space flights.

Space November 8, 2016

Cargo Ship Arrives At ISS: Here's What It Brings For The Space Station's Crew

A Cygnus cargo spacecraft loaded with supplies arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday. The S.S. Alan Poindexter that carried more than 5,100 pounds of supplies and science gear to the crew was successfully captured by the station's robotic arm.

Space October 24, 2016

NASA Astronauts Complete 7-Hour Spacewalk To Retract Cooling Radiator, Install High-Definition Cameras

On Thursday, two U.S. astronauts from the International Space Station of NASA completed their spacewalk lasting almost 7 hours. They were on a mission to retract a radiator and install sensitive equipment.

Space September 2, 2016

NASA Wants To Turn Over International Space Station To A Private Company

The U.S. space agency appears to have intentions to offload the International Space Station to a private company in the next decade. Here's why the move could benefit research in low-earth orbit.

Space August 22, 2016

Astronauts Install New Docking Port On Space Station

On Friday, two NASA astronauts successfully installed a new docking adaptor on the International Space Station. The docking adaptor will serve as a 'parking spot' for incoming spaceships.

Space August 19, 2016

NASA Grants Second ISS Crew Mission Order To SpaceX

NASA has ordered a second crew delivery mission to the International Space Station from SpaceX. The mission order is the fourth and final one under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contracts the space agency has with the company.

Space August 1, 2016

Groot And Rocket Raccoon Mission Patch Aims To Encourage Kids Toward Space Exploration

A new space mission patch features two of Marvel's popular characters with a bit of space-education background: Groot and Rocket Raccoon. The patch will represent the remaining 2016 payloads for the ISS and help encourage students toward space exploration.

Space July 26, 2016

SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 9 Rocket Carrying Dragon Cargo Ship With Critical Equipment And Supplies For NASA

SpaceX has completed its ground-landing of the Falcon 9 rocket. The Falcon 9 delivered critical equipment and supplies to the International Space Station via SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship.

Space July 18, 2016

First Virus-Hunter In Space To Test DNA Sequencing Device At The ISS

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will use a pocket-sized DNA sequencer to study a virus, bacteria and mice genome in space. What are the objectives of the experiments?

Space July 18, 2016

Russia's Soyuz-U Rocket Sends MS Spacecraft En Route To Space Station

Russia has successfully sent a Progress MS spacecraft en route to the International Space Station on Saturday for a two-day trip. The cargo ship is expected to arrive at the ISS on Tuesday, July 19.

Space July 18, 2016

Watch Livestream SpaceX Launch Resupply Mission Tonight

For the second time, SpaceX will attempt to deliver a docking ring to the International Space Station on Monday, 12:45 a.m. ET. The mission is crucial for the commercial space industry. Watch the live spectacle here.

Space July 17, 2016

NASA Answers Charges Of UFO Coverup - What Do They Say?

Video has surfaced showing a bright object passing by the International Space Station (ISS) on July 9. Now, NASA officials explain why they suddenly cut the video feed.

Space July 17, 2016

UFO Coverup? NASA Cuts ISS Video Feeds As Mysterious Object Descends From Space

Is NASA hiding evidence of an alien spacecraft? The U.S. space agency faces accusations of UFO coverup as a result of an ISS video feed being cut after a mysterious object was seen heading to the Earth's atmosphere.

Space July 14, 2016

New Crew En Route To Space Station In Upgraded Soyuz Craft [Video]

Russia's upgraded Soyuz spacecraft successfully launched a three-member crew into space from Kazakhstan on the morning of July 7. The trio completes the Expedition 48 crew aboard the International Space Station.

Space July 7, 2016

NASA Conducts Experiment To See How Fire Behaves In Space

NASA and its mission partners successfully carried out the first of three Saffire experiments in space. The project is designed to help scientists understand how fire behaves in a microgravity environment.

Space June 21, 2016

ISS Astronauts Land Safely On Earth After Spending 186 Days In Space

Three ISS astronauts land safely back on Earth after spending 186 days in space. NASA's Tim Kopra, Roscosmos' Yuri Malenchenko and ESA's Tim Peake were part of several experiments and studies conducted on board the ISS.

Space June 20, 2016

How Will Tim Peake Readjust To Life On Earth After 186 Days In Space?

After six months in space, ESA astronaut Tim Peake will go home next Saturday. How will he adjust to life back in terra firma after 186 days of weightlessness on board the International Space Station?

Space June 13, 2016

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