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'Take Me Home Button' May Help Rescue Astronauts Lost In Space

A new technology may help lost astronauts find their way back to the space station. Called the ‘Take Me Home Button’, the system can help to automatically propel an astronaut to safety.

Space December 6, 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

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The spacesuits used by NASA astronauts, like the one worn by Peggy Whitson on her Jan. 6 spacewalk, are outdated.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

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

‘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

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

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

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

Cosmonauts Collect Experiments, Toss Flash Drive Into Atmosphere During Spacewalk Outside ISS

Two Russian cosmonauts carried out a five-hour spacewalk on Feb. 3 to collect and replace experiments outside the International Space Station. At the same time, the duo tossed out a special flash drive for their homeland.

Space February 4, 2016

British Astronaut Tim Peake Snapped A Selfie During His Historic Spacewalk

Astronaut Tim Peake became the first Brit to walk in space on Jan. 15, and he decided to commemorate the event with a selfie taken outside the International Space Station.

Apps/Software January 18, 2016

Tim Peake First ISS Spacewalk Ends Early Due To Helmet Water Leak

Tim Peake had to end his first spacewalk early after his colleague Tim Kopra experienced a helmet water leak. The two astronauts were safe and were able to complete their job before the flight directors decided to terminate the mission.

Space January 16, 2016

Astronaut Tim Peake, ISS Flight Engineer Set For Jan. 15 Spacewalk: How And When To Watch

ISS flight engineer Tim Peake is set to make history on Friday, Jan. 15, as he becomes the first British astronaut in an ESA uniform to take part in a spacewalk. He will join NASA astronaut Tim Kopra in carrying out an EVA to fix a failed power unit outside the orbital facility

Space January 15, 2016

British Astronaut Tim Peake To Take Part In Spacewalk Next Week: NASA

NASA announced that Tim Peake will embark on his first spacewalk. The first British astronaut under ESA will step out of the ISS with fellow crew member Tim Kopra to repair an electrical box that regulates the station's power voltage.

Space January 6, 2016

ISS Astronauts May Take Unplanned Spacewalk To Fix Space Station

ISS crewmembers Tim Kopra and Scott Kelly will likely carry out an unscheduled spacewalk next week to fix the station's stalled Mobile Transporter. Flight controllers on Earth encountered difficulties with operating the railcar on Wednesday, causing it to stop a few inches from its intended latch point on the ISS.

Space December 19, 2015

Astronauts Complete 7-Hour Spacewalk To Fix Cooling System Of ISS

Two astronauts conducted more than seven hours of spacewalk to service and conduct maintenance on the International Space Center. They encountered problems with an ammonia leak and a damaged glove but these were not deemed as immediate threats.

Space November 7, 2015

ISS Astronauts Completed Seven-Hour Spacewalk Outside Space Station

There are many dangers involved in the spacewalk but ISS team members Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren have prepared as much as they could to make the trip as safe as possible.

Space October 29, 2015

ISS Crew Gears Up For Two Spacewalks To Get Station Ready For Commercial Crew Vehicles

Live from space: American astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren gear up for the spacewalks of their careers. Both teams in space and on Earth prepare for live coverage of spacewalks aimed to prepare the ISS for future commercial crew.

Space October 24, 2015

Russian Cosmonauts Clean ISS Windows Completing Necessary Spacewalk

Two cosmonauts ventured out of the ISS on Monday to complete tasks that include cleaning the windows to remove dirt left by exhaust fumes.

Space August 11, 2015

NASA Celebrates 50 Years Of Spacewalks With Documentary Available On YouTube

Ed White became the first American to take a spacewalk, on June 3, 1965. Now, NASA is celebrating the 50th anniversary with a new film, 'Suit Up.'

Space June 3, 2015

NASA Releases Two GoPro Spacewalk Videos – Watch The Footage Here

NASA presents the newest images taken from space, using GoPros. The cameras were strapped onto two astronauts astronauts Terry Virts and Bruce McCandless as they made their spacewalk on the ISS.

Geek April 12, 2015

50th Anniversary Of First Spacewalk Has Landed

The first spacewalk took place 50 years ago. Why were Russians the first to carry out this activity?

Space March 18, 2015

ISS Astronauts Successfully Complete Third Spacewalk For Tricky Cable Job

International Space Station crew complete spacewalk to create parking spots for U.S. spacecraft. New U.S. crew capsules will end Russia's monopoly on taking crew to the ISS.

Space March 1, 2015

Close Shave: US Astronaut Reports Water Leak In Helmet During ISS Spacewalk

Water intrusions on the space helmet of astronauts working on microgravity could pose substantial risks. On Wednesday, astronaut Terry Virts reported of unwanted water in his helmet after nearly seven hours of spacewalking outside the ISS.

Space February 26, 2015

ISS Astronauts Successfully Complete Arduous Spacewalk To Rig Cables

Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts ventured out of the ISS on Saturday, Feb. 21, to install cables and communication gears needed for the arrival of the commercial space taxis that NASA commissioned Boeing and SpaceX to build.

Space February 22, 2015

NASA Delays Spacewalk Due To Suit Problem

Spacesuits could be present problems, possibly endangering astronauts, NASA warns. What happened?

Space February 20, 2015

NASA Reconfigures International Space Station For Docking Of Commercial Space Taxis

NASA is ready to reconfigure the International Space Station (ISS) to allow docking of commercial space taxis. Boeing is building two new International Docking Adapters, which will be sent to the ISS later this year.

Space February 20, 2015

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Commemorates 50 Years of Space Walks: 'We Have to Tell the Stories' [Video]

Artifacts, photography and art highlight a museum exhibit honoring the history of human space walks. Rarely seen spacewalk-related objects will be on display for six months.

Space January 11, 2015

ISS astronauts take a stroll in space to stow away broken ammonia pump

Astronauts Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst, from NASA and ESA respectively, made their first spacewalk outside of the International Space Station on Tuesday to do maintenance work.

Space October 8, 2014

NASA astronauts take their first spacewalk in over a year

NASA is making its first spacewalk in over a year from the International Space Station as astronaut Reid Wiseman works with ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst for routine repair work on the station.

Geek October 7, 2014

ISS cosmonauts launch Peruvian baby satellite during spacewalk

International Space Station (ISS) cosmonauts launch a nanosatellite during a latest spacewalk. The nanosatellite was built by the National University of Engineering in Peru.

Space August 20, 2014

Russian cosmonauts set up antenna, conduct residue sampling during spacewalk

Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station complete several tasks in seven-hour spacewalk. Balky antenna tamed with use of cable zip tie.

Space June 20, 2014

This selfie by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is out of this world... literally

Astronaut Rick Mastracchio took a selfie while outside the International Space Station. This is the latest step in a long history of amateur photography in space.

Space April 25, 2014

ISS astronauts successfully perform spacewalk to replace dead computer

Astronauts successfully performed a spacewalk to replace a faulty computer outside the International Space Station. What else is the crew of the ISS doing?

Space April 24, 2014

Astronaut Luca Parmitano 'near-drowning' accident during spacewalk was preventable, NASA acknowledges

Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano nearly died in a spacewalking accident on July 16, 2013. A NASA review board now says the mishap was preventable.

Space February 27, 2014

ISS astronauts kick off spacewalk to fix cooling system

Astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) have successfully carried out the first of a series of spacewalks to repair a malfunctioning cooling coil located on the exterior of the space station.

Space December 22, 2013

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