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NASA's Insight Lander on Mars Spotted from Space  LIVE SCIENCE · 23 hours
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the InSight lander, as well as the hardware that helped the stationary robot ace its Nov. 26 touchdown on the equatorial plain known as Elysium Planitia. more
Video: Enjoying the Geminids from above and below  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
On the night of December 13, into the morning of December 14, 2018, tune into the night sky for a dazzling display of fireballs. Thanks to the International Space Station, this sky... more
A space playground for the fourth state of matter  ESA · 3 days
A recipe to understand atomic structures: Mix electrically-charged gas in a sealed container with particles so small they... more
Highly anticipated GPS 3 launch just days away  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS 3 satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Operations on... more
NASA's Insight Lander on Mars Spotted from Space!  SPACE.COM · 4 days
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the InSight lander, as well as the hardware that helped the stationary robot ace its Nov. 26 touchdown on the equatorial plain known as Elysium Planitia. more
An astronaut returns to Earth  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will return to Earth alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev on 20 December. After more than six months living and working on the International Space Station, their Soyuz is expected... more
Humpback whales linger in Sitka Sound  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Allen Marine tour boat pushed off the dock at the Sitka Crescent Harbor on a clear crisp October afternoon with University of Alaska Southeast researchers, alumni and supporters of the university in search of humpback... more
Russian Cosmonauts Find Hole in Soyuz Spacecraft During Spacewalk  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Expedition 57 Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos completed on Tuesday a spacewalk lasting 7... more
An astronaut returns to Earth  ESA · 4 days
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will return to Earth alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev on Thursday 20 December. After more than six... more
Russian spacewalkers take sample of mystery hole at space station  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Using knives and shears, a pair of Russian spacewalkers Tuesday cut samples of material around a mysterious hole in a Soyuz spacecraft docked on the International Space Station... more
Cosmonauts on Spacewalk Cut Into Soyuz Spacecraft to Inspect Patched Hole  SPACE.COM · 6 days
Two Russian cosmonauts ventured outside the International Space Station today (Dec. 11) to cut into a Soyuz spacecraft and inspect the source of a pressurization leak... more
Russian cosmonauts take samples on sixth hour of spacewalk to crack mystery  REUTERS · 6 days
Two Russian cosmonauts have taken samples of their capsule's exterior in the sixth hour of a spacewalk seeking to resolve the mystery of a... more
Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Spacewalking astronauts ripped through thick insulation on a capsule docked to the International Space Station on Tuesday, looking for clues to a mysterious drilled hole that leaked precious cabin air four months ago. more
Cosmonauts start spacewalk from ISS to examine mystery hole (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Russian cosmonauts began a spacewalk Tuesday to examine a mystery hole in a Soyuz spacecraft docked on the International Space Station that a Moscow official suggested could have... more
In Photos: SpaceX's Dragon CRS-16 Cargo Launch and Rocket 'Water Landing'  SPACE.COM · 6 days
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the Dragon CRS-16 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station on Dec. 5, 2018. Then the booster failed to... more
Cosmonauts to examine mystery hole on ISS spacewalk  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Russian cosmonauts were to carry out a spacewalk Tuesday to examine a mystery hole in a Soyuz spacecraft docked on the International Space Station that a Moscow official suggested could have been... more
Nelson continues effort to extend space station  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
With both the current Congress and his political career nearing their ends, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said Dec. 10 he’s continuing to... more
CRS-16 Dragon Spacecraft Arrives at ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Three days after its launch from Florida, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was installed on the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station’s Harmony... more
SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out. more
SpaceX Dragon Delivers Cargo (and Christmas Treats) to Space Station  SPACE.COM · 1 week
A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship made a special delivery at the International Space Station Saturday (Dec. 8) just in time for the holidays. more
Can space help us understand our cells?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Do astronauts' brains get bigger in space? The answer may be found in 10 small containers of human brain cells on board a SpaceX spacecraft that is scheduled for blast off Dec. 5 for... more
Blast off for first UK-led experiment on the International Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
UK-led research is taking place on the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time, following a successful launch from Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral... more
On This Day in Space! Dec. 6, 1998: International Space Station Assembly Begins  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
On Dec. 6, 1998, astronauts on the space shuttle Endeavourofficially began the construction of the International Space Station. See how it happened... more
Tissue chips rocket to International Space Station  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have recently sent tissue chips, a research technology that reflects the human body, into space. On Dec. 4, the first set of NIH-funded tissue chips that model aspects of the human immune system... more
Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Christmas turkey rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake. more
SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
SpaceX on Wednesday blasted off its unmanned Dragon cargo ship, loaded with supplies, science experiments and food for the astronauts living at the International Space Station but failed to successfully land its... more
Worms in space to understand muscle loss  ESA · 2 weeks
Keeping fit and maintaining muscle strength is hard enough on Earth, but for astronauts in space it is even more important. As... more
Spaceflight does not compromise major part of the immune system, shows research  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
With a new crew arriving at the International Space Station, astronauts will be relieved to know that they won't have to worry about a... more
Immune health in space  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
With a new crew arriving at the International Space Station, astronauts will be relieved to know that they won't have to worry about a major aspect of their immune system being compromised. While researchers know a lot about astronauts' skeletal... more
Tissue chips rocket to International Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When traveling in space, astronauts experience physiological changes normally associated with aging, such as bone loss, muscle deterioration and altered immune systems. When the astronauts return to Earth, the changes often reverse. To better... more
Moldy mouse food postpones SpaceX launch  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
SpaceX has postponed its cargo launch to the International Space Station until Wednesday after mold was found on food bars for a mouse experiment bound for the orbiting outpost, NASA said. more
Moldy Mouse Chow Delays SpaceX Dragon Launch to Space Station  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
SpaceX's next cargo launch to the International Space Station has been pushed back to Wednesday (Dec. 5) due to a rodent problem. more
Moldy Mouse Chow Delays SpaceX Dragon Launch to Space Station  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
SpaceX's next cargo launch to the International Space Station has been pushed back to Wednesday (Dec. 5) due to a rodent problem. more
Crew from aborted Soyuz mission to get second chance at ISS mission  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The two crewmembers on a Soyuz mission to the International Space Station that was aborted two minutes after liftoff in October will get a... more
Expedition 58 Crew Arrives Aboard Space Station  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Three crew members are adjusting to life on the International Space Station after a successful launch and docking of their Russian Soyuz... more
Three astronauts safely aboard International Space Station (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Three astronauts who were launched into space aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft Monday entered the International Space Station nearly eight hours later, a relief to relatives and scientists months after a rocket... more
Targeting sepsis, the leading cause of ICU deaths, with a nanocarrier-delivered microRNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
One obstacle to therapeutic use of microRNAs (miRNA), which are in clinical trial for a number of diseases, are ribonucleases, whose job it is... more
Atlas Space Operations wins first defense customer  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
With the SpaceX rideshare launch, Atlas Space Operations welcomed its first Defense Department customer into its cloud-based ground station network. SpaceNews.com more
Targeting sepsis, the leading cause of ICU deaths, with a nanocarrier-delivered microRNA  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers report that miR-126, a microRNA that helps protect against sepsis, can be delivered successfully via a nanocarrier to improve survival in a preclinical... more
These Astronaut Photos of a Soyuz Launch from Space Are Just Incredible!  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The International Space Station offers an unbelievably cool perspective on rocket launches, as European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst proved with three incredible photographs... more
Three astronauts blast off to International Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Three astronauts have blasted off to the International Space Station, a successful launch that follows October's aborted mission. more
Soyuz launches new crew to space station  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Three new crewmembers are on their way to the International Space Station after a successful Soyuz launch Dec. 3, less than two... more
Soyuz Return-to-Flight Launch Photos: Expedition 58 Crew Lifts Off for Space Station  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
On Dec. 3, 2018, a Russian Soyuz rocket carrying three members of the Expedition 58 crew to the International Space Station. It is the... more
First manned space mission launches since Soyuz failure  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The first manned space mission to the International Space Station since an unprecedented accident in October, which raised concerns about Moscow's Soviet-designed spacecraft, will launch on Monday. more
You Can Watch 2 Rocket Launches and a Spacecraft Reach an Asteroid Monday!  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
NASA apparently likes to keep its Mondays exciting; tomorrow, the agency will participate in a crew launch to the International Space Station... more
Expedition 58: Russia's Soyuz Crew Capsule Launch to ISS  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The first crew to launch on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft since its October failure lifts off Monday (Dec. 3), and Space.com contributor Elizabeth Howell is on the scene. Read live updates... more
High-speed camera shows incoming particles cause damage by briefly melting surfaces as they strike  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When tiny particles strike a metal surface at high speed—for example, as coatings being sprayed or as micrometeorites pummeling a... more
Super bugs “supercharging” on the International Space Station  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers and microbiologists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA, had found that there were five different types of Enterobacter present in the toilets and exercise areas on the ISS. more
ISS microbes should be monitored to avoid threat to astronaut health  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Strains of the bacterium Enterobacter, similar to newly found opportunistic infectious organisms seen in a few hospital settings, have been identified on the International Space Station... more
This Astronaut Video of a Rocket Launch as Seen from Space Is Simply Amazing  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Look out, International Space Station, this spacecraft is hot on your tail! An astronaut captured a stunning time lapse video... more
Rising to the challenge: Winning idea headed to space  ESA · 3 weeks
The annual Space Exploration Masters is a competition to stimulate innovation in all aspects of space exploration. One... more
ISS microbes should be monitored to avoid threat to astronaut health  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Strains of the bacterium Enterobacter, similar to newly found opportunistic infectious organisms seen in a few hospital settings, have been identified on the International Space Station... more
Thanksgiving in Space! How Astronauts Will Celebrate Turkey Day  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
The trio of astronauts currently living on board the International Space Station is celebrating Thanksgiving in orbit, even as three more astronauts prepare to join the crew early next month. more
SpaceX's 1st Crew Dragon Test Flight to Launch Jan. 7, NASA Says  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
The maiden orbital flight of the Crew Dragon capsule — an uncrewed test mission to the International Space Station called Demo-1 — is scheduled to... more
SpaceX's crew rocket set for January test flight  REUTERS · 4 weeks
The first flight of a SpaceX rocket tailored to fly astronauts to the International Space Station is set for liftoff... more
Video: Longest continual time lapse from space  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Since the very first module Zarya launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 20 November 1998, the International Space Station has delivered a whole new perspective on this planet we call home. Join us as we... more
Elon Musk's Weed Puff Spurs NASA Safety Review of SpaceX, Boeing: Report  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
NASA will launch an intensive safety review of SpaceX and Boeing, the two companies contracted to fly agency astronauts to and from the International... more
Space Station Astronauts Mark Their Home's 20th Birthday with a Video Message  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
The three astronauts on board the International Space Station took a moment to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the launch of the very first... more
International Space Station at 20: A Photo Tour  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
The fully assembled International Space Station is a wonder of engineering. But its fully completed elements only occurred after a series of assembly flights from multiple countries. Here, we'll take you on... more
'An Entirely New Way Of Thinking': The ISS Celebrates 20 Years in Space  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
In the middle of a lengthy spacewalk to assemble part of the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao could see nothing... more
Astronauts Snap Amazing Last Glances of Space Station For 20th Anniversary (Gallery)  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
NASA and Russian space agency Roscosmos are celebrating the space laboratory's 20th anniversary with a fantastic series of photos that capture the scale and... more
Twice around Earth  ESA · 4 weeks
Take a trip around our planet with the longest continual timelapse from the International Space Station – celebrating its 20-year anniversary more
Astronaut's-Eye Time Lapse Offers Incredible View of Earth from Space  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Astronauts living and working onboard the International Space Station enjoy one of the most stunning views of planet Earth — and fortunately for the rest of us, they're... more
With each rocket launch, 'I have three heart attacks'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Kurt Eberly has hardly any hair and keeps losing more. His job is to launch, two times per year, a metallic cylinder packed with several tons of supplies, at high... more
Progress MS-10 Arrives at International Space Station  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Taking two days to reach the International Space Station, Russia’s Progress MS-10 rendezvoused and docked with the orbiting outpost’s Zvezda service module.... more
Robotic Russian Cargo Ship Delivers Tons of Supplies to Space Station  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
An uncrewed Russian cargo ship linked up with the International Space Station Sunday (Nov. 18) to deliver nearly 3 tons of supplies for the orbiting lab. more
Forever Young: NG-10 Cygnus Departs Earth, Bound for the International Space Station  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
The early-morning skies of the U.S. central eastern coast were lit up with yellowish fire and a crackling roar as the latest Antares rocket,... more
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