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NASA Now Testing 'Bumble' Robot Assistant On-Board Space Station

Bumble and its companion Honey, two of the three Astrobee robots, arrived at the International Space Station last month. The free-flying cubes were designed to assist the crew in day-to-day tasks.

Robotics May 21, 2019

ISS Flies Over North America, How To Spot The ISS From Where You Are

The ISS is flying over North America this weekend, giving many an opportunity to spot it in the night sky. How can one have the chance to have a look at it the next time it flies over the area?

Space May 19, 2019

SpaceX Confirms Dragon Crew Capsule Exploded In Ground Test

SpaceX Dragon crew capsule exploded in a ground test, making the company's goal of launching astronauts this year more elusive. The company started investigations, but a clear reason behind the failure has not yet been identified.

Space May 3, 2019

Major Power Shortage Hits International Space Station Due To Malfunctions

A malfunction at the ISS knocked out two of the station's power channels, leaving the robot arm outside crippled. As a result, a scheduled supply run has been postponed.

Space May 1, 2019

NASA Gives Go Ahead For Dragon Cargo Launch Following Accident

SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft's resupply mission will proceed next week, according to a spokesperson from NASA. The confirmation came a few days after SpaceX's Crew Dragon had experienced an "anomaly" while performing static fire tests of its abort engines.

Space April 23, 2019

ISS Crew Gets Special Easter Feast Delivered By Rocket

The current crew of the International Space Station got to celebrate Easter with a special meal that was included in last week's shipment. Like everyone on Earth, the astronauts in low-orbit also celebrate special holidays onboard the laboratory.

Space April 22, 2019

Astronauts May Need To Wear Swimming Goggles In Space: Study

Astronauts on long-duration space missions may soon have to wear swimming goggles. Researchers of a new study reveal how this can protect their eye health.

Space April 19, 2019

Antares Rocket Blasts Off To Deliver Cygnus Cargo Ship To The ISS

Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft successfully lifted off on top of the Antares rocket for its 11th resupply mission to the ISS. The spacecraft will deliver scientific equipment and supplies that will support ongoing experiments onboard the orbiting laboratory.

Space April 18, 2019

Space Station Mice 'Exercise' To Stay Healthy: How Astronauts Keep Themselves Fit In Microgravity

Space mice have started to show unusual behavior aboard the ISS, running laps around their cage like athletes on training for a marathon. Here's how astronauts on the station keep their body in check in space.

Space April 18, 2019

Video Shows How Mice React To Microgravity While Aboard International Space Station

NASA proved that its Rodent Habitat provides the capability to conduct significant long-duration biological research studies on the ISS. Rodents deployed for the space experiment even learned to defy microgravity.

Space April 14, 2019

NASA Astronauts James Buchli, Janet Kavandi Inducted To Hall Of Fame

James F. Buchli and Dr. Janet Kavandi received the ultimate honor to be inducted into the Hall of Fame Astronauts. They joined the ranks of nearly 100 most distinguished astronauts.

Space April 8, 2019

ISS Contaminated With Fungi And Bacteria That May Harm Astronauts, Damage Spacecraft

Microbes found on the surfaces of the space station are known to cause diseases on Earth. Some are also associated with microbial induced corrosion and may affect structural stability of the ISS.

Space April 8, 2019

India Satellite Missile Test Created So Much Space Junk That Now Threatens The ISS

India's satellite missile test generated a pile of junk in space, leaving NASA officials disappointed. NASA said the event places astronauts and ongoing space experiments in the ISS at risk.

Space April 2, 2019

SNL Pokes Fun At NASA's Lack Of Spacesuits For All-Female Spacewalk

Comedy show ‘SNL’ made fun of NASA’s decision to cancel the first-ever all-female spacewalk due to not having enough medium-sized spacesuits. Comedian Aidy Bryant parodied Anne McClain, who is supposed to be half of the all-women crew.

Movies/TV Shows April 1, 2019

ISS Crew Members Go On Spacewalk To Replace Old Batteries

NASA's Nick Hague joined astronaut Christina Koch on a spacewalk on Friday. The duo replaced old six nickel-hydrogen batteries with new ones that will last until last days of the International Space Station.

Space March 31, 2019

Amateur Astronomer Ken Lawson Captures Photo Of International Space Station In Front Of The Moon

An amateur astronomer was able to take a photo of the International Space Station as it passed by the moon. It took Ken Lawson a simple camera, a manual telescope, and eight years of waiting.

Space March 30, 2019

Terrestrial Organisms Found Outside Space Station Still Alive After 533 Days In Vacuum

In a remarkable space-experiment finding, terrestrial organisms outside the International Space Station lived for more than 500 days despite the harsh conditions. It suggested that life may be possible on Mars.

Space March 28, 2019

Artificial Gravity May Help Keep Astronauts Healthy During Space Missions

Eight male and four female participants will participate in the Artificial Gravity Bed Rest Study. The findings may help address muscular atrophy caused by microgravity and other stressors astronauts are subjected to in space.

Space March 25, 2019

Spaceflight Can Reactivate Dormant Viruses In Astronauts, NASA Study Reveals

Urine, blood, and saliva samples taken from astronauts show immune cells that eliminate and suppress viruses are less effective during spaceflight and even 60 days after that. Stress hormones also increase during spaceflight.

Space March 17, 2019

Astronauts Who Survived 2018 Failed Soyuz Launch Blast Off To International Space Station

Five months after they were forced to make an emergency landing following a malfunction on the Soyuz, two astronauts complete a successful journey to the ISS on the very same spacecraft.

Space March 15, 2019

SpaceX Crew Dragon Set To Return To Earth From Inaugural Mission

The Crew Dragon is set to return to Earth after five days of being docked to the International Space Station. It now has to prove that it can safely return home in one piece.

Space March 8, 2019

2 NASA Astronauts To Conduct First All-Female Spacewalk In History

More women continue to change the face of STEM and two of them are about to do it in space. Christina Koch and Anne McClain will be the first all-female crew to do a spacewalk at the International Space Station on March 29.

Space March 7, 2019

ISS Astronauts Discuss Health Issues They Face In Space

Current and former astronauts spoke about the hazards of space travel during the opening of Health in Space: Daring to Explore exhibition in Canada. The event showcased the science behind keeping astronauts healthy during missions.

Space February 11, 2019

Scientists Want To Grow Beans In Space As Early As 2021

Space garden. The crew of the International Space Station will soon be eating fresh beans grown while in orbit. The experiment which will begin in 2021 will inform how food will be produced for long journeys across space.

Space January 14, 2019

Russian Cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev Says Hole Drilled From Inside Space Station Capsule

Sergei Prokopyev, who is now back on Earth from a 197-day space station, said that the hole inside Soyuz capsule was drilled from the inside. The hole was discovered in August after crew members experienced a drop in pressure.

Space December 24, 2018

Russian Cosmonauts Conduct ISS Spacewalk To Find Out Cause Of Mysterious Soyuz Hole

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergei Prokopyev spent seven hours and 45 minutes on a spacewalk. Samples from the hole's surface may reveal who or what caused the hole in the Soyuz spacecraft.

Space December 12, 2018

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Delivers Christmas Treats To Space Station: Here's What Astronauts Get This Holiday

SpaceX's cargo ship brought 5,600 pounds of equipment and supplies to the International Space Station. These include fresh fruits and holidays treats for astronauts who will celebrate Christmas and New Year onboard the ISS.

Space December 9, 2018

High-Speed Particles Can Blast Straight Through Space Station Walls, Says Study

A team of scientists from MIT predicted how certain microparticles will affect the outer surface of the International Space Station in an event of an impact. They found that objects flying at certain speeds can melt a hole on the outpost.

Space December 3, 2018

NASA Reports Live 'Infectious Organisms' Have Been Found On Space Station

In a recent study, microbiologists investigated the presence of five strains of bacteria onboard the International Space Station. While the Enterobacter strains were known to be highly resistant to antibiotics, the study assured that astronauts are not in danger.

Space November 26, 2018

ISS Astronauts Have Thanksgiving Meal In Space

Three International Space Station astronauts shared turkey and pound cake more than 250 miles away from Earth on Thanksgiving. In a clip, two of the flight engineers sent their well-wishes.

Feature | Science November 23, 2018

ISS Commander Says Crew Had Nothing To Do With Space Station Air Leak

The commander of the ISS, Drew Feustel, responded to the theory that a recent leak was caused by one of his crew. In August, astronauts found a hole in a Soyuz capsule that had caused pressure within the lab to drop.

Space September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence Looks Downright Terrifying From Space

Hurricane Florence is raging toward the East Coast of the United States. The Category 4 storm is frightening, and looks even more terrifying in images and videos taken from space by NASA and astronauts on the International Space Station.

Space September 13, 2018

International Space Station Leak May Be Sabotage: Hole Was Made By Drill

The recently reported International Space Station leak was due to a 2mm hole in the Russian section. The hole was initially thought to be caused by a micrometeorite, but it has been identified to have been made by a drill.

Space September 5, 2018

Astronauts Play First Tennis Match In Space, And It Looked Like So Much Fun

Four astronauts participated in a game of doubles during the first tennis match played in space. The International Space Station served as the venue for the historic match, which was shown live on the Unisphere in New York.

Space August 24, 2018

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 long-term black 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

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