Tag: ISS

Russia Wants To Send Tourists To Spacewalk At The International Space Station By 2019

A space industry official revealed Russia's plan to send tourists to the International Space Station. What did the world's first space tourist do during his weeklong stay at the ISS in 2001?

Space February 2, 2018

Trump Administration Wants To Cut NASA Funding To The International Space Station

Keeping with the America First economic agenda, the Trump administration wants to cut NASA funding to the International Space Station. A new draft of the budget shows the way the administration is headed.

Space January 26, 2018

International Space Station Astronauts Celebrate Christmas With New Tree, Gifts, And 'Star Wars'

American crew members spent Christmas 2017 opening presents under an artificial tree. They also enjoyed a special holiday dinner and movie night.

Space December 26, 2017

SpaceX Delivers Dragon Capsule Payload To The International Space Station: Christmas Presents, Mice, And More Fly Into Space

SpaceX has successfully sent up its reused Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, carrying a 4,800-pound payload. It brought high-tech sensors along with Christmas presents and barley seeds, which are used to brew beer.

Space December 18, 2017

The International Space Station Is Teeming With Germs, But That's A Good Thing

The International Space station is filled with germs, but it's possibly a good sign of a healthy spacecraft. Still, it's important to identify these microbes, especially now that humanity has a renewed interest in further space exploration.

Space December 7, 2017

Astronaut Completes Spacewalk Outside Space Station Despite Frayed Tether, Bad Jetpack

An astronaut successfully completed a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station on Oct. 20. Astronaut Joe Acaba managed to replace a 'blurry camera' outside of the space station, despite having a frayed tether and a bad jetpack.

Space October 22, 2017

Astronaut Scott Kelly Chronicles Year In Space In New Book 'Endurance'

A new book about the life of former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is expected to be launched on Oct. 17. Called 'Endurance,' the book tells the true life story of an astronaut's courageous journey into space.

Space October 17, 2017

NASA Resupplies ISS Astronauts With Tons of Scientific Cargo And Ice Cream

ISS astronauts have received more equipment for scientific research aboard SpaceX’s Dragon capsule. NASA also rewarded their hard work with a freezer full of real ice cream.

Feature | Science August 18, 2017

Africa Enters Space Race With Ghana’s First Satellite Now Orbiting Our Planet

GhanaSat-1, Ghana’s first satellite, has recently started to orbit around Earth. Learn more about the launch of the satellite technology funded by the Japan space agency and which is heralding Africa's entry to the space race.

Space August 8, 2017

Soyuz Rocket Heads To International Space Station With 3 Veteran Astronauts

The ISS expands to a crew of six after the Soyuz Rocket docked with three veterans. The new team is excited to carry out research.

Space July 29, 2017

International Space Station Tour Now Possible With Google Street View

Taking a virtual tour of the International Space Station is now possible thanks to Google Street View. The amazing feat required collaborative efforts from both space and Earth.

Space July 21, 2017

Robot Gripper With Adhesives Inspired By Geckos May Help Clean Up Space Junk

Space debris that orbit Earth pose threats to satellites and even to astronauts stationed at the ISS. A robot gripper with adhesive inspired by the feet of the geckos may offer solution to the space junk problem.

Space June 28, 2017

ISS Scientists Begin Tests On Cancer Treatment Drug

Scientists aboard the ISS have started investigations on an antibody drug for cancer treatment. Microgravity will play a major role in advancing the cancer research.

Medicine June 16, 2017

NASA And ISS Crystal Growth And More: How Astronauts Are Keeping Humans Healthy

NASA and the ISS astronauts are now growing crystals that could help with drug development on Earth. That is just one of the ways that these explorers have kept humans healthy.

Public Health June 13, 2017

China Gears Up For 1st Scientific Mission Aboard The ISS

China is ready to commence its first research project on the U.S. side of the ISS. The Chinese experiment, which was launched this Saturday, June 3, aboard the refurbished SpaceX Dragon capsule, is focused on how space radiation affects gene mutation.

Space June 5, 2017

Doomsday Vault In Space: Baby Mice Born On Earth With Sperm Stored On ISS

Scientists conducted a new experiment which demonstrated that mammalian reproduction is possible from space-preserved sperms. The baby mice born on Earth with the sperm stored on ISS were healthy and fertile.

Space May 24, 2017

Buzz Aldrin Wants NASA To Retire ISS At The Earliest: Here's Why

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin recommended that NASA scrap the ISS as soon as possible. NASA allots $3.5 billion annually to maintain the International Space Station and is currently funded through 2024.

Space May 12, 2017

ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet Votes In French Election From International Space Station

ESA’s astronaut Thomas Pesquet is currently orbiting around the Earth from the International Space Station. Still, being in space did not stop him from voting at the French elections.

Space May 7, 2017

What’s This Creepy Dark Streak Across The Arabian Sea Seen On A NASA Satellite Image?

The latest satellite image from NASA shows a mysterious and unsettling dark figure forming across the Arabian Sea. Discover the ordinary cause of this extraordinary phenomenon.

Earth/Environment May 3, 2017

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

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 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

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