Extravehicular Activity

March 26, 2019

Spacesuit issue cancels first all-female spacewalk

WASHINGTON — A spacesuit sizing issue has prompted NASA to reshuffle assignments for a pair of upcoming spacewalks at the International Space Station, cancelling a first-ever […]
January 27, 2019

How an Ancient Rock Carrying Earth’s Oldest Known Crystals Ended Up on the Moon

“Big Bertha,” a lunar rock that was picked up by Apollo 14 astronauts, originated on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, according to a new study. A […]
July 20, 2018

Take a Virtual Walk on the Moon in New York City!

NEW YORK — Forty-nine years after Neil Armstrong took his first “small step” on the lunar surface, Samsung has brought his “giant leap for mankind” down […]
May 19, 2018

Study offers pessimistic outlook for commercial space stations

WASHINGTON — As NASA formally requests proposals for studies on the commercialization of low Earth orbit, another study presented at a congressional hearing May 17 concludes […]
July 4, 2017

4th July in Space: How Will the Astronauts Celebrate?

Today (July 4), people all across the U.S. will celebrate Independence Day with cookouts, flags and fireworks. On the International Space Station, things will be a […]
June 7, 2017

Astronauts Record Awesome Welcome Video for NASA’s 2017 Recruits

It is the ultimate orientation film: NASA astronauts on Earth and in space have recorded a fun video to welcome the incoming 2017 astronaut class. The space […]
June 4, 2017

SpaceX sticks 11th rocket landing after launching first used Dragon capsule

Five ground landings attempted and five ground landings achieved Another one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets successfully landed back on Earth this evening after launching cargo […]
May 24, 2017

NASA Declares ‘Victory’ With Critical ISS Spacewalk

American astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer conducted an emergency spacewalk to repair a failed piece of equipment that helps power the International Space Station. Two […]
April 25, 2017

What it would actually take to get to Mars by 2020

Today, during a phone call with astronaut Peggy Whitson on the International Space Station, President Trump joked that he hoped NASA would land astronauts on Mars […]