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iss science not affected by smaller crew
The smaller crew complement on the International Space Station created by last month’s Soyuz launch abort has not affected research activities there...
After leaving the International Space Station last week, a Japanese cargo spacecraft dropped a small capsule of science experiments into the Pacific Ocean before falling to its fiery demise in...
When astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) exhale carbon dioxide (CO2), it's removed from the air and pumped into space. Could an Earth-based...
In 2018, three astronauts flew the 57th mission to the International Space Station, a trip that included much science, dazzling views and a harrowing launch abort for other crewmembers. See photos of...
European astronaut Alexander Gerst was surprised to see a circular, rainbow-like gleam — a phenomenon known as a glory — in the clouds below the International Space Station...
Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has released a photobook, "Infinite Wonder," chronicling his 340 days on the International Space Station. Here are some selections from Kelly's time there.
Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has released a photobook, "Infinite Wonder," chronicling his 340 days on the International Space Station. Here are some selections from Kelly's time there.
After spending nearly a year on the International Space Station during a record-breaking mission, retired astronaut Scott Kelly knows a thing or two about orbiting the...
A robotic Japanese cargo ship cast off from the International Space Station Wednesday (Nov. 7) for a weekend date with oblivion to wrap up a successful resupply mission to the...
dust up on international space station hints at sources of structure
Imagine looking under your couch and instead of finding fluffy dust bunnies, you see...
An eerie, marmalade-colored light show made Earth look like a gigantic orange lollipop early this morning (Nov. 7), prompting an astronaut aboard the International Space Station to snap a photo of it...
A new life-support system that can recycle breathable air is being installed at the International Space Station, promising to dramatically decrease the amount of...
"Space Stations: The Art, Science, and Reality of Working in Space" (Smithsonian Books) is a stunning new book that combines striking images with captivating space history...
A new NASA laser instrument set to launch to the International Space Station in December will help scientists create the first three-dimensional map of the world's temperate and...
An eerie, marmalade-colored light show made Earth look like a gigantic orange lollipop early this morning (Nov. 7), prompting an astronaut aboard the International Space Station to snap a photo of it...
On October 7, 2018, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) shot this photograph while orbiting at an altitude of more than 250 miles over Australia. 
orbit fab to test refueling technology on iss
A startup company with plans to develop orbiting propellant depots will fly an experiment to the International Space Station next...
Russia's space agency says that one of the International Space Station's computers has malfunctioned, but the glitch doesn't pose any risks to the crew.
astronaut s glory
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Optical phenomenon seen by ESA’s Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station
China unveiled on Tuesday a replica of its first permanently crewed space station, which would replace the international community's orbiting laboratory and symbolises the country's major...
Even the International Space Station has a local polling site, thanks to a Texas law that arranges special absentee ballots for U.S. astronauts who are orbiting...
High-definition video has a new home: the International Space Station. A new YouTube video shows the astronauts working on their experiments, recorded in 8K imagery so clear that it makes...
Researchers analyzed mice partially lacking MIR-137.
In a lab on Earth, electrically charged dust generally lines up either along the downward pull of gravity or across it. Scientists got a surprise when examining data from a similar experiment...
Imagine looking under your couch and instead of finding fluffy dust bunnies, you see the dust is arranged in straight lines—you might wonder what caused this...
Rather than sucking space ships into a space-station, a tractor beam created by University of Adelaide researcher Ashby Hilton and his colleagues pulls atoms...
On Nov. 2, 2000, the International Space Station welcomed its first long-term residents. See how it...
trapping atoms not space ships with tractor beams
University of Adelaide researchers have delved into the realm of Star Wars and created a powerful tractor beam – or...
hpe supercomputer in orbit is ready for researchers
SAN FRANCISCO – Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced plans Nov. 1 to offer researchers and astronauts access to its Spaceborne Computer,...
A super-computer at the International Space Station aims to bring "cloud" computing to astronauts in space and speed up their ability to run data analysis in orbit, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise said Thursday.
hp supercomputer in orbit is ready for researchers
SAN FRANCISCO – Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced plans Nov. 1 to offer researchers and astronauts access to its Spaceborne Computer,...
Happy Halloween from the International Space Station! The space station's three current inhabitants posed for some spooktacular group photos in their out-of-this-world Halloween costumes and beamed the pics...
Russia's space agency says an investigation has found that a rocket carrying a crew to the International Space Station failed recently because of a technical malfunction of a sensor.
Russia on Wednesday said the first manned launch to the International Space Station since a failed blast-off this month will take place...
The first manned mission to the International Space Station since a Russian rocket failed to launch earlier this...
Last week, SpaceX company test-fired the Falcon 9 rocket that will loft the Crew Dragon capsule on its first flight to the International Space Station (ISS) under a commercial-crew contract...
nasa astronaut still baffled by removal from iss mission
A NASA astronaut removed early this year from a mission to the International Space Station said Oct. 30...
NASA is asking for help in making shipments to a future lunar space station. The agency opened a solicitation this week asking about requirements for a...
deep space ambassadors
EU ambassadors to Australia were recently shown around ESA's New Norcia tracking station. Peering up from the Western Australian desert, two antennas have captured some of the Agency's most beloved...
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques says he is more confident than ever in the Russian technology that carries astronauts to the International Space...
The Russian space agency Roscosmos has successfully executed its first rocket launch since Oct. 11's aborted crew launch to the International Space Station.
NASA's first astronaut to fly six times into space (seven, if you count his launch off the moon) and command four different types of spacecraft will add one more vehicle...
A Russian Soyuz rocket put a military satellite in orbit on Thursday, its first successful launch since a similar rocket failed earlier this month to deliver a crew to the...
bridenstine expects next soyuz mission to iss to launch in december
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Oct. 23 that he expects the next International Space...
The next set of International Space Station crewmembers should get off the ground before the end of the year despite...
On Oct. 23, 2007, the space shuttle Discovery launched the Harmony module to the International Space Station. See...
tastes of space
There is nothing quite like the taste of home – especially when you live on the International Space Station. For ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst that taste comes in the form...
ula sends aehf 4 screaming through the atmosphere on powerful atlas v
United Launch Alliance successfully completed another major milestone in the completion of the U.S....
On Oct. 17, 2016, Orbital ATK returned to flight, successfully launching a cargo shipment to the International Space Station after its previous...
Everything was going smoothly — until NASA astronaut Nick Hague felt a sudden tremor. "The first thing I...
Last week saw the installation of ESA's next-generation life-support system on the International Space Station. The new facility recycles carbon dioxide in the air into water that can then be converted into oxygen reducing supplies sent...
installing life support the hands free way
This week saw the installation of ESA’s next-generation life-support system on the International Space Station. The new facility recycles carbon dioxide in the air...
nasa astronaut still confident in soyuz after launch abort
The NASA astronaut who was on the aborted Soyuz mission to the International Space Station says he has...
VIDEO As NASA and its Russian counterpart Roscosmos continue to investigate what went wrong during last week's crew launch to the International Space Station, both...
On Oct. 15, 1997, NASA launched the Cassini spacecraft on a mission to explore Saturn and its moons. It lifted off aboard a Titan...
bridenstine confident soyuz launches will resume on schedule
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said he believes launches of crewed Soyuz spacecraft will resume “on schedule” after last week’s launch...
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Chiefs of NASA, Russian Space Agency Pledge Swift Return to Soyuz Launches
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