Space Station

October 22, 2018

What it’s like to travel to space, from a tourist who spent $30 million to live there for 12 days

Elon Musk‘s SpaceX has had a lot of attention recently for announcing that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be its first customer for a private space flight around the moon. […]
October 12, 2018

Empty Space Station? NASA Prepares for the Worst (but Hopes for the Best) After Soyuz Abort

A few months from now, the International Space Station (ISS) could be unoccupied for the first time in nearly two decades. Russia’s workhorse Soyuz rocket suffered a […]
September 28, 2018

China could be facing space station delay, Tiangong-2 to be deorbited

HELSINKI — China’s plan to launch and construct a space station could be hit by a test flight delay of the launcher designed to send the […]
September 7, 2018

ISS: Spacecraft hole could be ‘deliberate’

The head of Russia’s civilian space agency says the hole in a spacecraft docked at the International Space Station was caused by a drill and could […]
July 17, 2018

MIT’s ‘Orbit Weaver’ Turns Astronauts into Spiders

Moving around in microgravity is tough, but a new MIT Media Lab device takes a page from Spiderman to help astronauts navigate while weightless. It’s easy […]
April 2, 2018

Tiangong-1 reenters over South Pacific

WASHINGTON — China’s Tiangong-1 module, whose uncontrolled reentry had been watched with both anticipation and apprehension, returned to Earth harmlessly over the South Pacific Ocean late […]
March 29, 2018

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 burn up in the atmosphere when […]
March 27, 2018

Why Is China’s Space Station Falling to Earth in the First Place?

Space trackers are watching the skies closely this week for the end of China’s Tiangong-1 space lab, which will likely fall back to Earth sometime during Easter […]
October 28, 2017

Canadian astronomer spots ‘visitor’ from beyond our solar system

‘Astronomers have been looking for this for more than a century,’ professor says No, it’s not an alien, but we may have just been visited by something […]