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NASA greenlights SpaceX crew capsule test to ISS  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
NASA on Friday gave SpaceX the green light to test a new crew capsule by first sending an unmanned craft with a life-sized mannequin to the International Space Station. more
NASA clears SpaceX test flight to space station  REUTERS · 11 hours
NASA gave its final go-ahead on Friday to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company to conduct its first unmanned test... more
NASA Set to Demonstrate X-ray Communications in Space  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
A new experimental type of deep space communications technology is scheduled to be demonstrated on the International Space Station this... more
Astronauts optimistic for ISS launch after botched flight  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague said Thursday they were ready to head into space again next month after their last launch ended in failure. more
One tiny step for a nematode, one big step toward sustainable agriculture in space  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An exciting collaboration between the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Pheronym (Alachua, FL), will send... more
Researchers discover a new promising target to improve HIV vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In the quest to develop an effective HIV vaccine, researchers have focused attention on identifying and targeting the region of the virus's outer envelope where a lineage of... more
New insight on potent HIV antibody could improve vaccine design  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new observation highlights the importance of previously unstudied mutations that arises early in bnAbs, giving the antibodies the flexibility to adapt to changes in the virus's outer... more
Sun-THz to Measure Solar Flares from ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
A new version of equipment developed in Brazil – the Solar-T – will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to... more
Technology developed in Brazil will be part of the International Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new version of equipment developed in Brazil—the Solar-T—will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to measure solar flares. It is estimated... more
Roscosmos Signs New Contract on Flight of Two Space Tourists to ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Russia’s Roscosmos and US company Space Adventures have signed a new contract on the flight of two space tourists to the International Space Station... more
NASA set to demonstrate X-ray communications in space  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new experimental type of deep space communications technology is scheduled to be demonstrated on the International Space Station this spring. more
Russia Mulls Offering US Upgraded Space Vehicle for Lunar Orbit Station Supplies  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Russia is planning to offer the United States to deliver supplies to the future international lunar orbital station with the use of the modernized... more
NASA planning to purchase additional Soyuz seats  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NASA is considering buying two additional seats on Soyuz spacecraft to ensure a continued American presence on the International Space Station amid... more
Image: Visualization of orbital space debris  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This Valentine's Day, look to the skies at night and you'll see stars twinkling, a glistening Moon and perhaps even an orbiting science lab passing by, the International Space Station. more
Image: From Earth with love  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
"Valentine's Day has struck again," tweeted ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet when he posted this image of a heart-shaped lake in Mongolia. Thomas took this image from the International Space Station during his Proxima mission in 2017. more
SpaceX Dragon Crew Demo-1 Flight to Space Station: What to Expect  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Here's what you need to know about SpaceX's Crew Dragon astronaut taxi, its upcoming shakeout flight to the space station and the short-term future of human... more
Cygnus Spacecraft Departs International Space Station  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Northrop Grumman Corporation announced on Friday that its Cygnus spacecraft has departed from the International Space Station after an 81-day stay during the NG-10... more
CASIS seeks to increase awareness of ISS national lab with name change  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The organization that runs the portion of the International Space Station designated a U.S. national laboratory hopes that a change in branding will increase... more
Final Frontier Medicine: Astronauts Use 'Smart Shirt' and Ultrasounds to Monitor Health  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Although astronauts on the International Space Station don't have access to futuristic "Star Trek" technology (yet), they are testing out devices like a shirt... more
Cygnus Cargo Ship Takes Out the Trash at the International Space Station  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station sent a cargo capsule containing 5,500 lbs. (2,500 kilograms) of trash on its way today (Feb. 8);... more
'The Expanse' Seasons 1-3 Dock at Amazon Prime  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Spin up the drum and settle in for a while — the first three seasons of "The Expanse" have arrived on Amazon Prime. more
New research opportunities on International Space Station  ESA · 2 weeks
European research has been a part of the International Space Station since the very first expeditions to our orbiting science facility in... more
Mega docking library poised to speed drug discovery  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have launched an ultra-large virtual docking library expected to grow to more than 1 billion molecules by next year. It will expand by 1,000-fold the number of such 'make-on-demand' compounds readily... more
On This Day in Space! Feb. 7, 1984: 1st Untethered Spacewalk  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
On Feb. 7, 1984, NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless became the first person to go on a spacewalk without a tether. See how it happened here in... more
Science News » Mega Docking Library Poised to Speed Drug Discovery  NIMH · 2 weeks
Researchers have launched an ultra-large virtual docking library expected to grow to more than 1 billion molecules by next year. It will expand by 1000-fold the... more
NASA, SpaceX aim for March test of first new astronaut capsule  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA and SpaceX are now aiming for a March debut of the first capsule from a private company designed to fly astronauts to the International Space... more
Commercial crew test flight schedule slips again  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
NASA announced Feb. 6 another set of delays to the schedule of commercial crew test flights by Boeing and SpaceX, increasing concerns... more
Mega docking library poised to speed drug discovery  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers have launched an ultra-large virtual docking library expected to grow to more than 1 billion molecules by next year. It will expand by 1000-fold the number of such "make-on-demand" compounds readily... more
Astronaut Suits Up in 'Smart' Astroskin Jersey on Space Station  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
A Canadian Space Agency astronaut has deployed for the first time a new "smart" jersey designed to monitor real-time changes in its wearer's physiology without disrupting the flow... more
Spotlight on Space Station science  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
hough all ESA astronauts are back on Earth, European science on the International Space Station is ongoing. Explore a few experiments underway right now in celebration of science at ESA. more
Spotlight on Space Station science  ESA · 3 weeks
Though all ESA astronauts are back on Earth, European science on the International Space Station is ongoing. Explore a few experiments underway right now in celebration... more
On This Day in Space! ISS Astronauts Toss 'SuitSat' Overboard  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
On Feb. 3, 2006, astronauts at the International Space Station tossed an empty spacesuit into space all by itself … for science. See how it happened here in... more
Boeing CST-100 Starliner: Next-Generation Spaceship  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
The aviation giant aims to take astronauts to the International Space Station in a capsule that is similar to Apollo spacecraft. more
Earth Looks Spectacular from Space in This Breathtaking Cosmonaut Video  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
From the International Space Station's orbit about 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth, crewmembers enjoy unique — and stunning — views of our home planet, as new footage... more
Energia Develops Super-short Scheme for Flights to ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Russia’s Energia Space Rocket Corporation has developed a three-hour (two-loop) scheme for manned Soyuz MS spaceships to fly to the... more
Russian Cosmonauts Conducting 300 Scientific Experiments on ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Russian cosmonauts working on the International Space Station (ISS) are conducting 295 scientific experiments, Chief Designer for Crewed Space Systems,... more
Image: Modular experiment platform on the ISS  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Getting a science experiment on the world's only floating outpost in Earth orbit is a costly and time-consuming endeavour. ICE Cubes is ESA's faster, lower cost answer to making science happen in space. more
A new camera for lunar exploration
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Be it day or night, a new camera is set to help future spacecraft track a space station around the Moon and fly towards... more
Russia's Moon Program Could Be Alternative to US Lunar-Orbit Station  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
The United States has presented a project for an international lunar-orbit station. Participants of the International... more
Floating ice  ESA · 4 weeks
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: An ICE Cubes commercial experiment cube on the International Space Station more
Europe's Space Station Module Has Hundreds of Tiny Dents from 'Marauding' Debris  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
A new scan of an International Space Station module shows several hundred impact craters from "marauding" debris, according to the European Space Agency. But... more
'ISS Experience' to Bring Public Onto and Outside Space Station in VR  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
What if you could visit the International Space Station, join its crew for their daily activities and even go on a spacewalk — all... more
Preparing Astronaut Lunar Exploration  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Developing the most efficient and safest way to return to the Moon starts on Earth. European astronauts and spacewalk experts are getting ready for the future of Moon... more
Preparing astronaut lunar exploration  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Developing the most efficient and safest way to return to the Moon starts on Earth. European astronauts and spacewalk experts are getting ready for the future of Moon exploration with electronic aids, upgraded geological tools from the Apollo era and... more
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