NASA's Lunar Gateway is part of the United States' goal to maintain a presence on the Moon. The space station will serve as an outpost for astronauts who will explore the lunar surface and other destinations across the solar system.
International Space Station has been accepting more and more commercial projects. Soon, the agency will be letting private citizens visit the space station as well, but it will come at a price.
Space June 8, 2019
Scientists sent four tissue chips, a technology that mimics the structure and function of human organs, to the International Space Station. Each chip will be used to observe the effects of microgravity on the body.
Space May 28, 2019
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
NASA engineer Christina Koch's 328-day stay on the ISS will provide researchers with data on the health effects of spaceflight on the female body. This will help astronauts better prepare for the rigors of long-term space travel in the future.
Space April 30, 2019
NASA astronaut Christina Koch is scheduled to stay on the ISS for 328 consecutive days. This will allow her to set the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, surpassing Peggy Whitson's 288-day stint in space.
Space April 17, 2019
Russian Progress cargo ship broke another record of taking the fastest trip from Earth to the International Space Station. Progress 72, which carried 3 tons of supplies, reached its destination in only 3 hours and 21 minutes.
Space April 8, 2019
NASA confirmed that the uncrewed test flight of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner has been moved to August. The delay, according to the space agency, is due to limited launch opportunities this spring.
Space April 4, 2019
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
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.
Space March 19, 2019
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'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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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 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
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
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'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
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 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
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
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
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
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