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Superbugs On Space Station Helped Scientists Test Bug Killing Self-Regenerating Surface Coating

A coating called AGXX has been proven effective at killing bacteria in the International Space Station. Researchers said that the coating can be used in future missions to protect astronauts from infection while they journey into deep space.

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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

'Earthie' Plushie Toy Sold Out After Making Waves Onboard The ISS

SpaceX's 'super high tech zero-g indicator' plushie has sold out, according to its maker Celestial Buddies. The company promised that the famous toy will go back in stock in April.

Space March 12, 2019

Russia's Roscosmos May Have Concerns About Success Of SpaceX Dragon Tests

The Russian space corporation Roscosmos has issued congratulatory messages to its colleagues at NASA after the Crew Dragon's launch and docking. However, the Russians do not seem ecstatic for the mission's success.

Space March 9, 2019

Astronaut On ISS Takes Stunning Photo Of SpaceX Crew Dragon

SpaceX's Crew Dragon is seen in the photo approaching the International Station on Sunday, March 3. The vehicle is scheduled to undock and return back to Earth on Friday, March 8.

Space March 7, 2019

SpaceX Successfully Launches Crew Dragon With Test Dummy

SpaceX finally launched the Crew Dragon capsule for the first time, and it is heading for the ISS. On board is a sensor-equipped dummy named Ripley, after the 'Alien' movies.

Space March 2, 2019

NASA To Replace Crew Member On Boeing Starliner Flight Test

Astronaut E. Michael 'Mike' Fincke will join Nicole Aunapu Mann and Chris Ferguson onboard the Boeing CST-100 Starliner later this year. He replaced Eric Boe who was assigned to the mission in August last year.

Space January 23, 2019

Space Bacteria Adapting To Harsh Environment To Survive, Scientists Explain

A new study sheds light on why bacteria in space are adapting to harsh conditions. Researchers further said that these microbes don't actually mutate into antibiotic-resistant organisms but were just coping with their new environment.

Space January 8, 2019

SpaceX Crewed Dragon Spacecraft Nearing First Orbital Test Flight

Due to the government shutdown, the scheduled uncrewed test flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship this month might be delayed. CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the launch will take place next month.

Space January 7, 2019

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

Video Shows ISS Robot CIMON Going Rogue At The International Space Station

CIMON initially answered Alexander Gerst's questions and followed his instructions. Later, however, the ISS robot refused to follow the astronaut's command and even asked Gerst to be nice.

Space December 5, 2018

Astronauts Aboard Soyuz Rocket Safely Reach ISS

The three new crew of the orbiting outpost lifted off without a hitch on Monday, Dec. 3, from Kazakhstan. The Soyuz capsule carrying the astronaut reached the ISS six hours later.

Space December 4, 2018

Rocosmos Says SpaceX Partly To Blame For The Space Agency's Problems

The Russian space agency submitted a report recently, highlighting the many issues it is currently facing, including the loss of revenue. NASA has been relying on the Soyuz program to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.

Space December 3, 2018

LOOK: Soyuz Rocket Launch Captured On Incredible Video From ISS

The launch of Russia's Soyuz rocket was captured in an incredible time-lapse video from the ISS. The spacecraft was carrying supplies such as food, fuel, and oxygen to the ISS.

Space November 24, 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

NASA Concerned About SpaceX Safety Because Elon Musk Smoked Pot In Webshow

SpaceX is in hot water after Elon Musk's pot-smoking stunt went viral earlier this year. The private spaceflight company will be investigated to see if its policies, including drug use, adheres to NASA requirements.

Space November 21, 2018

NASA Astronaut Takes Stunning Pictures Of Earth With Rare Orange 'Airglow'

NASA has released a photo of a rare orange airglow around the upper atmosphere of Earth. The photo was taken by astronauts aboard the ISS while floating above Australia last month.

Earth/Environment November 8, 2018

Russia Officially Confirms Glitch On ISS Computer

Roscosmos officials said on Tuesday that there are currently no plans to replace the glitching computer, but they assure that the crew onboard is safe. The unit will be rebooted to prepare for the docking of the Progress spacecraft.

Space November 7, 2018

NASA And SpaceX Unveil Helipad-Equipped Recovery Boat

The private spaceflight company had a landing and patient-loading rehearsal recently in preparation for the Crew Dragon's first manned flight next year. The project is part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

Space November 6, 2018

Russian Official Finally Reveals Details About Soyuz Rocket Mishap

Roscosmos boss Sergey Krikalev revealed the results of their investigation on the Oct. 11 Soyuz mishap. He identified a failure on the sensors onboard that caused one of the booster to crash to the rocket.

Space November 1, 2018

Russia Pulls Off First Succesful Soyuz Launch After Oct. 11 Mishap

On Thursday, Russia's Roscosmos sent a satellite in orbit in a Soyuz rocket. The event took place two weeks after a manned Soyuz launch had to make an emergency landing due to a malfunction.

Space October 26, 2018

Astronauts Forced To Make Emergency Landing After Soyuz Rocket Malfunctions

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has launched an investigation following a Soyuz rocket malfunction on Oct. 11. The two astronauts onboard the capsule made an emergency ballistic landing but were otherwise safe.

Space October 12, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Smoking Weed In Space Is Not A Good Idea

Neil deGrasse Tyson said that it would be dangerous if an astronaut decides to use weed while on a mission in space. In an interview, he also defended Elon Musk.

Space September 18, 2018

Japan Space Agency Delays Vital Cargo Launch To Space Station For The Second Time

The launch of the cargo resupply ship from Japan was canceled on Saturday morning because of equipment flaws. The HTV-7 was supposed to deliver batteries, water, and other equipment to the crew onboard the ISS.

Space September 16, 2018

NASA And Roscosmos Issue Joint Statement Addressing ISS Air Leak

NASA and Roscosmos discussed the recent air pressure leak onboard the International Space Station during a teleconference. A committee to investigate the source of the mysterious hole has been created.

Space September 16, 2018

Stephen Colbert Pokes Fun At NASA Advertising Concept

Stephen Colbert criticized the proposal to sell naming rights for future NASA missions to private corporations to earn money. The late-night show host mused what the Moon landing would have looked if it had advertisements.

Space September 14, 2018

NASA Planning To Build Outpost On Moon In Next Half Decade

NASA has started constructing a lunar outpost that will enable research to be conducted around and on the Moon. The project is expected to be fully operational and host its first human crew in mid-2022.

Space September 12, 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 Plug Leak In International Space Station With Epoxy And Duct Tape

The International Space Station was hit by an unknown object and left it with a 2mm hole. If the problem was left unfixed, the crew would have run out of air in just 18 days.

Space September 2, 2018

Russia To Send FEDOR Humanoid Robots To Space Station

Russia's Roscosmos space agency reportedly approved plans to send two humanoid robots to the ISS. The FEDOR robots were trained to fire pistols using both arms, operate a drill and drive a car.

Robotics July 22, 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

NASA Boss Speaks To Anonymous Private Companies About Taking Over The International Space Station By 2025

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is reportedly speaking to companies about privatizing the International Space Station. The Trump administration plans to cut funding to ISS by 2025.

Space June 5, 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

Why The Heck Are We Sending Cotton To Space?

Humans will send cotton to the International Space Station for experimentation. It’s part of the Cotton Sustainability Challenge, which aims to find more sustainable ways of growing cotton through efficient water management.

Space April 28, 2018

Space Agriculture: Dwarf Wheat Grows At The ISS With Advanced Plant Habitat

NASA showed a time lapse video of how crops thrive at the International Space Station. The Advanced Plant Habitat, the largest growth chamber aboard the orbiting space laboratory, is growing various crops to know which ones will survive in space.

Space April 14, 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

NASA Astronaut Andrew Feustel Admits To Having A Fear Of Heights

Astronaut Andrew Feustel was launched into space on March 21 to board the International Space Station. Feustel admitted that he has a fear of heights, despite now living in low-Earth orbit.

Space March 23, 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

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

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