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Delays In NASA Commercial Crew Program Impede Astronaut Launches To ISS: Report

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

Russia Achieves Fastest Trip To Space In Less Than Four Hours

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

Plants, Fresh Produce Arrive At The International Space Station

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

Australian Researchers Develop Camera, Now Blasted Into Space, To Track Great Barrier Reef

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

SpaceX 15th ISS Resupply Mission Launches Carrying AI Robot CIMON

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

Strongest Coffee In The World Is Headed To International Space Station

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

How Much Personal Stuff Can Astronauts Bring To Space?

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

Black Astronaut Jeanette Epps Hasn't Been Given Reason For Removal From International Space Station Mission

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

International Space Station Launches First Spacecraft To Clean Up Space Junk

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

Experiment To Create Coldest Spot In The Universe May Pave Way For Powerful Quantum Computers

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 Prepares For Robot Lunar Exploration In An Attempt To Send Humans Back To The Moon

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 NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Retires From The Space Agency

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 Designs ISS Patch With Saintly Female Astronaut Resembling Renaissance Art

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

NASA Astronauts Complete Successful Spacewalk To Set Up HD Cameras For Incoming Spacecraft

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 Invites The World To Collaborate In Its Space Station Expected To Launch In 2022

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

International Space Station Privatization By 2025 Will Likely Not Happen, NASA Says

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 Make Improvements To International Space Station During Spacewalk

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

NASA Astronaut Receives Honorary Degree From Purdue University Aboard The International Space Station

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 Dragon Returns With 4,000 Pounds Of Cargo To Earth

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

SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft’s Return Delayed To May 5, NASA Says

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

NASA Is Expected To Pay More For Cargo Delivery To The International Space Station

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

HP Envy ISS Printer Becomes First Model To Be Launched To Space

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

So NASA Just Sent Sperm To The International Space Station

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 Gets The Green Light For Falcon 9 Launch In Cape Canaveral

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

Tupperware Helps NASA Astronauts Grow Healthier Vegetables In Space

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

Astronauts, Cosmonaut Arrive At ISS After 2-Day Journey, Space Station Crew Now Complete

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

Soyuz Rocket Launches New Space Station Crew Members Into Orbit

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

Twins Study Update: NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA Altered In Space

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

Taikonauts Wanted: China Recruiting Civilian Crew For Space Program

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

'Flying Brain' That Can Recognize Astronaut Alexander Gerst To Assist International Space Station Crew

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 Space Station Crew Members Return Home To Earth Closing 168-Day Mission

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

ISS Privatization May Lead To Rise Of Space Hotels

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

Trump Administration Wants To Turn Over The International Space Station To The Private Sector

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

Russian Cosmonauts Placed Antenna In Wrong Direction During Record-Breaking Spacewalk

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

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

Here's What Could Happen If Trump Cuts NASA Funding For Space Station

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

NASA Removes African-American Astronaut Jeanette Epps From ISS Mission

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

Eyes On The Moon, Mars, And Beyond: Deep Space Gateway Is NASA’s Next Big Plan

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

Japanese Astronaut Claiming To Grow Over 3 Inches In Space Apologizes For Measurement Error

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

NASA Scientists Sequence DNA Of Microbes In Space For The First Time

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 Starts 2018 With Falcon 9 Rocket Launch For Classified Zuma Mission

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

Astronauts Prepare To Celebrate New Year In Space

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

Russia Announces Plan To Build Luxury Hotel On International Space Station

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

New Expedition 54 Crew Members Arrive At International Space Station For 6-Month Mission

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 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

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