Delays in NASA’s commercial crew program could impede the planned astronaut launches to the ISS from American soil, a new GAO report warned. The agency urged NASA to have a contingency plan to ensure U.S. access to the ISS.
Space July 12, 2018
The Russian spacecraft Progress 70, also called the Progress MS-09, docked into the International Space Station in the quickest time that was never achieved before. The spacecraft will remain in orbit until January 2019.
Space July 10, 2018
The latest cargo resupply mission dropped off fresh veggies and other plant experiments at the International Space Station. The Veggie experiment is NASA’s bid to have fresh produce grown and enjoyed in space.
Space July 7, 2018
A high-resolution satellite camera partly developed at La Trobe University in Australia was blasted into space to track the Great Barrier Reef, as well as aid in the fight against bushfires and emergency situations.
Earth/Environment July 2, 2018
Scientists experimented on the use of artificial intelligence to reduce stress levels of humans in space. The goal is also to simplify tasks so astronauts at the International Space Station can focus on other science projects.
Space July 1, 2018
Death Wish Coffee is sending what is hailed as the world's strongest coffee to astronauts at the ISS. The blend contains 200 percent more caffeine than standard coffee.
Space June 27, 2018
NASA instructor and flight controller Robert Frost answered the mind-boggling question of what personal items astronauts can bring to space. He also talked about what's inside the care package astronauts receive.
Space June 27, 2018
NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps still hasn't been given the reason for the cancellation of her historic mission to the International Space Station. Epps was going to be the first black long-term crew member aboard the ISS.
Space June 25, 2018
The International Space Station launched RemoveDebris, created by Airbus and sent to the ISS by the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The first spacecraft to attempt cleaning up space junk will carry out three experiments over the next several months.
Space June 25, 2018
Scientists will create the coldest spot in the universe using the Cold Atom Laboratory device at the International Space Station. Results of the experiment may speed up development of quantum computers and improve the precision of instruments.
Space June 23, 2018
NASA said they are now focusing on partnerships with public and private enterprises to bring humans back to the moon. The first set of lander missions is expected to launch in 2022.
Space June 22, 2018
Celebrated astronaut Dr. Peggy Whitson announced her retirement from NASA. She spent over 32 years with the space agency and broke numerous records during her time as a space explorer.
Space June 16, 2018
Ridley Scott was tasked to create the mission patch that will represent all projects launching to the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory for the whole year. The final design of the emblem was revealed on June 13.
Space June 15, 2018
Two NASA astronauts successfully installed high-definition TV cameras during a spacewalk performed on June 14. The cameras were set up to provide excellent views of commercial crew ships approaching the International Space Station.
Space June 15, 2018
China will be launching its own space station in 2022 called the China Space Station. It has said that all countries, no matter how small, will be able to work in the new space station.
Space May 29, 2018
The Trump administration proposed to hand over the International Space Station to the private sector by 2025. A NASA inspector general, however, said that ISS privatization will likely not happen.
Space May 17, 2018
NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold performed a spacewalk to fix items outside of the International Space Station. They worked on the space station’s cooling system, a communications receiver, and installed communications equipment.
Space May 16, 2018
Purdue University connected live to the International Space Station to award NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel an honorary Doctor of Science degree. Feustel is a veteran spacewalker despite having a mild fear of heights.
Space May 12, 2018
SpaceX’s Dragon has returned from its resupply mission to the International Space Station, which began on April 2. The space vehicle brought back 1,800 kilograms of cargo from the ISS, which include science and technology demonstration samples.
Space May 8, 2018
NASA and SpaceX decided to delay the SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft's return from the International Space Station by four days. The space vehicle will bring a plethora of experiments back to Earth.
Space May 2, 2018
The NASA Office of Inspector General conducted an audit of the agency and found that it has a spending problem. Apparently, NASA is spending too much on cargo delivery to the International Space Station.
Space April 27, 2018
Two HP Envy ISS printers were included in cargo sent to space on April 2 aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The model is the first of its kind designed to meet the challenge of a zero-gravity environment.
Space April 13, 2018
Right now, in the International Space Station, astronauts are recording video of sperm cells — for science. NASA wants to study how human reproduction works in microgravity.
Space April 6, 2018
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 is now ready to take off, April 2, from Cape Canaveral in Florida as it receives 80 percent clearance from the Air Force. Launch window will begin at 4:30 p.m.
Space April 2, 2018
Plasticware company Tupperware helped design the new plant growing system PONDS for use at the ISS. How is this better than Veggie system when it comes to growing plants in space?
Space March 30, 2018
Russian Soyuz spacecraft has successfully transported astronauts and a cosmonaut to the International Space Station. The three new crewmates will join Expedition 55/56 at the ISS that will conduct many significant experiments.
Space March 24, 2018
Two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut have safely launched aboard the Soyuz spacecraft in Kazakhstan Wednesday afternoon local time. Expedition 55 is tasked to augment space work in the International Space Station, which is currently manned by three personnel.
Space March 22, 2018
NASA will soon release an integrated paper on its Twins Study featuring brothers Scott and Mark Kelly. Preliminary findings of the Human Research Program confirm that 7 percent of Scott’s DNA has changed.
Space March 9, 2018
China aims to boost its manned space missions by recruiting civilians for its military-led space program and the future operation of its independent space station. Civilians can now become taikonauts or Chinese astronauts.
Space March 5, 2018
CIMON will serve as an artificial intelligence assistant to help astronauts conduct experiments at the ISS. It can recognize and even greet its handler Alexander Gerst with a friendly face.
Space March 3, 2018
Three members of the International Space Station are finally home after months of research. They landed safely on Feb. 28 in Kazakhstan through the Soyuz spacecraft.
Space February 28, 2018
The latest budget proposal by the Trump administration wants to end the government funding of the ISS. Will the move eventually channel out to indicate the rise of space tourism and hotels? Here is the lowdown.
Space February 22, 2018
The Trump administration is reportedly planning to turn over the International Space Station to the private sector after the White House cuts funding by 2025. Will this move really push through?
Space February 12, 2018
Recently, a new spacewalk record was set by Russian cosmonauts on the space station. However, it occurred erroneously because an antenna was pointing in the wrong direction after being fixed.
Space February 5, 2018
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
NASA is letting go of the International Space Station to free up $4 billion in funding for lunar and deep space exploration. What are the implications?
Space January 28, 2018
For unclear reasons, Jeanette Epps was bumped from the upcoming launch in June. She would have become the first African-American astronaut to be an ISS crew member.
Space January 22, 2018
After the International Space Station retires in 2028, NASA is slated to launch a new space station that will orbit the moon. It would be located farther into deep space to also train the crew for future Mars missions.
Space January 20, 2018
On Monday, JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai announced growing 3.5 inches taller after three weeks on the ISS. After double checking his measurement, it turns out that he made an error.
Space January 13, 2018
Astronauts on the International Space Station have successfully sequenced microbe DNA in space for the first time. Know how the crew members were able to carry out the experiment.
Space January 4, 2018
SpaceX had once again delayed the launch of the Falcon 9 for the Zuma mission. While they explained the reason for the recent postponement, the company remains silent about the mission’s details. What will the rocket carry?
Space January 3, 2018
On the last work days of 2017, ISS astronauts wrapped up research work that would allow humans to stay longer in outer space. NASA’s Scott Tingle, in particular, was collecting samples of a specimen that could potentially sustain astronauts in space.
Space December 30, 2017
A proposal submitted to Russia’s Roscosmos calls for a space tourism module. It included a design plan for a four-room luxury space hotel.
Space December 23, 2017
Representatives from three different countries have arrived safely at the space station, completing the 6-person crew of Expedition 54. They will remain on board until 2018 for a space mission that includes over 200 scientific investigations.
Space December 20, 2017
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