International Space Station

Sleeping in Space: Coping with Darkness & Light

Getting a good night’s sleep on Earth is hard enough as…

Space Jams! Astronauts and Cosmonauts Rock Out at the International Space Station

An out-of-this world jam band is orbiting 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the

Study offers pessimistic outlook for commercial space stations

WASHINGTON — As NASA formally requests proposals for studies on the commercialization…

Here’s the Weird Science Launching to the Space Station This Weekend

This weekend, a cargo delivery to the International Space Station will…

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth from Space Station

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is returning to Earth today (May 5) with more…

What its like to live in Nasa’s new spacecraft

In 1959, when Nasa’s original seven astronauts first saw their tiny single-man…

How to follow along as China’s doomed space station falls to Earth

This weekend, a derelict Chinese space station will plummet to Earth. While the station — named Tiangong-1 — will mostly…

Information Systems & Data Recovery in Space

Have you ever wondered about the intersection of data recovery, information systems, and data science in astronomy…

These Are the New Experiments Heading to the International Space Station

NASA announced which new experiments will be sent to the space station aboard an upcoming

NASA Twins Study Confirms Effects of Long-Term Space Flight

Scott Kelly spent 340 days aboard the

Science Teachers at National Conference to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference in Atlanta will…

NASA’s Ailing Robonaut 2 Will Return from Space for Long-Overdue Repairs

NASA‘s robotic astronaut, Robonaut 2, is…

Massachusetts Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Students from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth) will…

World’s Biggest Plane Taxis Closer to Takeoff

The hefty, double-bodied Stratolaunch airplane — its wingspan of 385 feet (117 meters) is the widest in the world…

NASA foresees human lunar landings by the late 2020s

WASHINGTON – NASA’s vision for

Trump wants business to take over space station from NASA by 2025

Canada, Japan, Europe, Russia are all major players in

Cosmonauts Break Russian Spacewalk Record During Space Station Antenna Repair

Two cosmonauts took a spacewalk outside the International Space Stationtoday (Feb. 2)…

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket somehow survived a landing in the Atlantic Ocean

Yesterday, SpaceX launched its second Falcon 9 rocket of the year from Florida, but the company chose not…

NASA’s GOLD Mission Will Observe How Weather on Earth and in Space Interact

Better understanding of Earth’s

Potential end of the ISS raises concerns, presents opportunities

WASHINGTON – The White House’s next budget request for NASA will likely…

NASA Astronauts Take Spacewalk Outside Space Station: Watch It Live

Update: NASA TV is back on the air this morning after the…

Rocket Lab Electron reaches orbit on second launch

WASHINGTON – Rocket Lab announced Jan. 20 that the second launch of…

SpaceX and customers defend Falcon 9 performance after Zuma mission

WASHINGTON — SpaceX reiterated at a

Delays and safety concerns mar NASA’s plans to fly astronauts on commercial spacecraft

SpaceX and Boeing…

Japanese astronaut apologizes for spreading ‘fake news’ after claiming to have grown 3.5 inches while in space

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese astronaut

SpaceX launches secretive Zuma spacecraft

SpaceX kicked off the new year with a mystery-shrouded mission to…

NASA launches a mission to study Earth’s final frontier—the edge of space

The GOLD mission will launch later this month on a commercial satellite. The last time scientists got a good look…

Angosat-1 communications restored after post-launch glitch

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Russian satellite lost after being set to launch from wrong spaceport

Deputy prime minister admits programmers gave the $45m device coordinates for Baikonur rather…

Zenit rocket launches Angola’s long-awaited first satellite

MT LAUREL, New Jersey — A Zenit rocket, flying for the…

NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, who died Thursday, gave us one of the best space photos ever

An astronaut floats alone with the blackness of space behind him and the…

Elon Musk shows off the Tesla Roadster that SpaceX will send beyond Mars

Eat your heart out, Ludicrous mode Weeks after announcing 

SpaceX to skip first stage landing for upcoming Iridium launch

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — In a break from its now-standard practice, SpaceX will…

NASA Astronaut Bresnik and Crewmates Return to Earth From Space Station

Three crew members who have been living and working aboard the International Space Station returned to Earth on Thursday, landing…

Rocket Lab scrubs Electron launch after last-second abort

NEW ORLEANS — Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron

What NASA’s simulated missions tell us about the need for Martian law

Six people recently returned from an eight-month long isolation experiment to test human endurance for long-term space missions. Their “journey…

NASA expects commercial crew providers to achieve safety requirements

WASHINGTON — As the two companies developing commercial crew vehicles prepare for

Deep Space Gateway key part of updated exploration roadmap

SAN FRANCISCO – A new edition of an international space exploration…

NASA approves use of previously-flown booster on next Dragon mission

WASHINGTON — NASA officials said Nov. 29 that they have given their approval, as expected, to

SpaceX aims to follow a banner year with an even faster 2018 launch cadence

SpaceX President and

SpaceX Is Launching the Secret Zuma Mission Tonight: Watch It Live!

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket…

NASA Speeds Up Testing of Critical Orion Astronaut-Escape System

A key safety system on NASA’s Orion spacecraft — one that could…

His Very Own Asteroid: Space Rock Named for Italian Astronaut

A European astronaut now has a permanent presence in space. Luca Parmitano — who flew on the

The Dream Chaser spacecraft has completed a successful free flight

“The Dream Chaser had a beautiful flight and landing!” On Saturday, the Dream…

Weird Science Experiments Launching to Space Station Early Saturday: Watch Live

A Cygnus cargo spacecraft will blast off to the

NASA’s next big rocket probably won’t fly until 2020

Though NASA says it’s working toward a date in December 2019 The…

‘A New Space Age’ Summit to Explore Spaceflight’s Bright Future

Some of the spaceflight community’s biggest movers, shakers and disruptors will gather in Seattle next week to discuss humanity’s…

NASA issues study contracts for Deep Space Gateway element

WASHINGTON — NASA awarded contracts Nov. 1 to five companies to examine…

SpaceX Will Launch Another Used Dragon Capsule to Space Station Soon

SpaceX’s march toward full reusability continues. The company’s next

The atmosphere of Mars is approximately 96 percent carbon dioxide, but new research suggests that oxygen could be generated through plasma technology. NASA/JPL-Caltech SPACE Oxygen From Plasma Could Help Astronauts Breathe on Mars Developing a supply of oxygen on the Red Planet would help sustain a human colony on Mars — and generating it from plasma could be the answer.

Oxygen From Plasma Could Help Astronauts Breathe on Mars

Developing a supply of oxygen on the Red Planet would help sustain a human

This is the absolute grossest thing about living in space

Tim Peake…

Scientists Just Found the Perfect Spot to Build an Underground Colony on the Moon

For years, scientists have wondered if dark, crater-like features on the

NASA studying potential cooperation on Russian lunar science missions

COLUMBIA, Md. — NASA is in discussions about potential roles it could…

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If an astronaut gets hurt on the moon, this is how we’ll rescue them

In the event of a lunar emergency, use pulleys. Looks like we’re going back to the moon. Last week,…

International Space Station

What Did It Take to Build the International Space Station?

The International Space Station, also known as the ISS, was a…

Space Station Astronauts Taking Spacewalk Today: Watch It Live

Two NASA astronauts will head outside of the

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Astronaut Scholarship Helps Students Envision Future in Space

When University of Virginia senior Steven Stetzler met former

What’s in a Name? SpaceX’s ‘BFR’ Mars Rocket Acronym Explained

You don’t have to lie when talking to your kids about SpaceX’s 

Vice President Pence Pledges Renewed Lunar Focus for US Space Agency

The pledge of returning US…

Elon Musk proposes city-to-city travel by rocket, right here on Earth

‘Anywhere on Earth in under an hour,’ Musk says

Elon Musk: Rockets will fly people from city to city in minutes

People will soon be able to fly from city to city within minutes, rocket and car entrepreneur

Deep Space Gateway to Open Opportunities for Distant Destinations

NASA is leading the next steps into deep space near the moon,…

Crewed Starliner test flight could slip to 2019

ADELAIDE, Australia — Boeing says it is making good progress on the…

Blue Origin signs up third customer for New Glenn

ADELAIDE, Australia — Blue Origin announced Sept. 26 that it has…

Astronomers discover an asteroid is actually two — and that it’s also a comet

Finding makes it a first for a binary asteroid to be…

Students at National Air and Space Museum to Speak with Space Station Astronaut

Students at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum…

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Craft Splashes Down in Pacific Ocean

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship returned to Earth yesterday (Sept. 17) after a nine-month stay at the

Three New Crew Members Arrive at International Space Station

After a six-hour flight, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Joe Acaba and Alexander…

NASA proposes rapid Mars sample return architecture

WASHINGTON — NASA is studying a “lean” architecture for

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy: LIFE

Hello again. Last time out, we took a brief look at one avenue where scientists at

NASA is about to find out if a supercomputer can survive a year in space

On Monday, at 12:31 p.m. Eastern time, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket…

SpaceX lands another one of its Falcon 9 rockets on solid ground

The six rockets that have attempted land landings have all touched down just fine

Pack Your Microscope —Space-Based Medical Research Is Taking Off

Microgravity medical research in space is accelerating—and giving scientists new hope in finding cures for earthly diseases.

NASA seeks information on developing Deep Space Gateway module

WASHINGTON — NASA is taking the next small step in the development…

NASA’s Randy Bresnik, Crewmates Arrive at International Space Station

After a six-hour spaceflight, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos…

NASA Recommends Safety Tips to View the August Solar Eclipse

More than 300 million people in the United States potentially…

Op-ed | Mars footprints or planetary defense?

The U.S. Senate should soon be tasked with confirming…

Moon Express ‘lunar outpost’ looks gorgeous, but don’t get too excited yet

The company hopes to put robots on the moon’s South…

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…

Did Life on Earth Come From Outer Space?

A look at the scientific evidence for panspermia. Where did life come from? It remains one the biggest…

How Former Astronaut Leroy Chiao Turned His Dream of Space into a Reality

Leroy Chiao is the CEO and co-founder of OneOrbit LLC, a…

SpaceX Dragon and Falcon 9 Rocket Photobomb Each Other’s Selfies in Space

It’s official: SpaceX’s rockets and spaceships have caught the selfie bug…

Recycled Falcon 9 rocket survives one of SpaceX’s most challenging landings yet

Yestreday at 3:10pm Eastern, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lofted a

Ten ways that astronauts are helping you stay healthy

Astronauts on the International Space Station are growing crystals that…

Become a Citizen of the Asgardia Space Nation With 300kb of Data

Asgardia will launch its first satellite later this year. Scientists behind the ‘space nation’ Asgardia will take the first…

China’s Rising Space Ambitions: The modern space race and beyond

It was 8:43 p.m. Beijing Time on Nov….

Astronauts Record Awesome Welcome Video for NASA’s 2017 Recruits

It is the ultimate orientation film: NASA astronauts on

Here’s What Emergency Medicine Will Look Like for Astronauts in Space

Astronauts with little medical training could potentially break bones, develop blood clots, or find themselves dealing with other unexpected…

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

Five ground landings attempted and five ground landings achieved Another one of

NASA Declares ‘Victory’ With Critical ISS Spacewalk

American astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer conducted an emergency spacewalk…

Astronauts to replace faulty electronics unit in unscheduled ISS spacewalk

WASHINGTON — NASA astronauts…

Astronaut’s Time-Lapse Video Features Auroras and Brilliant Sunrise

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet caught stunning views of auroras and a…

Cosmic rays suggest dark matter is a self-annihilating WIMP

Two papers analyze new precision data from the AMS-02 instrument on the ISS.

NASA TV Coverage Set for 200th Spacewalk at International Space Station

NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer…

SpaceX prepares for its first big NRO launch

WASHINGTON –  Preparations are underway for SpaceX’s first big launch for the

What it would actually take to get to Mars by 2020

Today, during a phone call with astronaut Peggy…

Do you have what it takes to go to space? Retired astronauts weigh in on the gruelling recruitment process

MONTREAL — Retired Canadian spaceman Bob Thirsk asks himself a couple of simple questions when sizing up people who…

Astronaut Loses Space Blanket During Historic Spacewalk

While setting a record for the most spacewalks by a woman, American Peggy…

Solar Storm Warning: New Tool Could Help Protect Astronauts

NASA scientists have developed a new technique that could improve

NASA prevents probe’s collision with Martian moon Phobos

A tiny emergency maneuver will prevent the two from crashing into each other on March 6th.

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