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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

Africa Enters Space Race With Ghana’s First Satellite Now Orbiting Our Planet

GhanaSat-1, Ghana’s first satellite, has recently started to orbit around Earth. Learn more about the launch of the satellite technology funded by the Japan space agency and which is heralding Africa's entry to the space race.

Space August 8, 2017

Soyuz Rocket Heads To International Space Station With 3 Veteran Astronauts

The ISS expands to a crew of six after the Soyuz Rocket docked with three veterans. The new team is excited to carry out research.

Space July 29, 2017

International Space Station Tour Now Possible With Google Street View

Taking a virtual tour of the International Space Station is now possible thanks to Google Street View. The amazing feat required collaborative efforts from both space and Earth.

Space July 21, 2017

Robot Gripper With Adhesives Inspired By Geckos May Help Clean Up Space Junk

Space debris that orbit Earth pose threats to satellites and even to astronauts stationed at the ISS. A robot gripper with adhesive inspired by the feet of the geckos may offer solution to the space junk problem.

Space June 28, 2017

ISS Scientists Begin Tests On Cancer Treatment Drug

Scientists aboard the ISS have started investigations on an antibody drug for cancer treatment. Microgravity will play a major role in advancing the cancer research.

Medicine June 16, 2017

NASA And ISS Crystal Growth And More: How Astronauts Are Keeping Humans Healthy

NASA and the ISS astronauts are now growing crystals that could help with drug development on Earth. That is just one of the ways that these explorers have kept humans healthy.

Public Health June 13, 2017

China Gears Up For 1st Scientific Mission Aboard The ISS

China is ready to commence its first research project on the U.S. side of the ISS. The Chinese experiment, which was launched this Saturday, June 3, aboard the refurbished SpaceX Dragon capsule, is focused on how space radiation affects gene mutation.

Space June 5, 2017

Doomsday Vault In Space: Baby Mice Born On Earth With Sperm Stored On ISS

Scientists conducted a new experiment which demonstrated that mammalian reproduction is possible from space-preserved sperms. The baby mice born on Earth with the sperm stored on ISS were healthy and fertile.

Space May 24, 2017

Buzz Aldrin Wants NASA To Retire ISS At The Earliest: Here's Why

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin recommended that NASA scrap the ISS as soon as possible. NASA allots $3.5 billion annually to maintain the International Space Station and is currently funded through 2024.

Space May 12, 2017

ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet Votes In French Election From International Space Station

ESA’s astronaut Thomas Pesquet is currently orbiting around the Earth from the International Space Station. Still, being in space did not stop him from voting at the French elections.

Space May 7, 2017

What’s This Creepy Dark Streak Across The Arabian Sea Seen On A NASA Satellite Image?

The latest satellite image from NASA shows a mysterious and unsettling dark figure forming across the Arabian Sea. Discover the ordinary cause of this extraordinary phenomenon.

Earth/Environment May 3, 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

UFO Hunter Claims This Is A Petrified Ancient Tree Stump On Mars

An image taken by the Curiosity Rover has turned viral after a video posted by a group insisted that the image was the vestige of an ancient Martian tree on the planet as an assertion of life on Mars.

Space April 27, 2017

Trump Congratulates Peggy Whitson In Call To Space Station, Says NASA Should Send Humans To Mars By His Second Term ‘At Worst’

During the White House call to the ISS on April 24, President Donald Trump told record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and crewmate Jack Fischer he would like to send people to Mars during his first term. Find out the other discussed topics.

Space April 25, 2017

Veggies In The Cosmos: Why Scientists Need To Grow Edible Plants In Space

NASA has intensified efforts for growing vegetables in space. The latest is the payload of supplies sent to ISS with systems for the Advanced Plant Habitat experiment.

Space April 21, 2017

President Trump To Call NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson In Space This Monday

Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson will be chatting live with President Donald Trump on April 24. Find out what the videoconference with the NASA astronaut will be all about and where you can watch it.

Space April 20, 2017

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