ISS Astronauts Watch Star Wars To Celebrate Jedi HolidayIn a meta moment science nerds can only dream of, astronauts at the International Space Station watched Stars Wars Monday to celebrate May The Fourth.
Russian Drone Space Freighter Out Of Control, Out Of Communication After Launch Toward Space StationA Russian drone space freighter is out of control and out of communication after launching toward the International Space Station with 6,000 pounds of fuel, oxygen, water, and other supplies.
SpaceX Launches Rocket Loaded With Space Station Groceries, Espresso Maker SpaceX has launched a shipment of groceries to the International Space Station, including the first espresso maker bound for orbit.
Astronauts Forced To Wait For Espresso Machine After SpaceX Aborts Launch 2-Minutes Before BlastoffSpaceX will have to wait another day to deliver groceries to the International Space Station.
NASA Year-Long Space Mission Underway; Twins To Test Effects Of Long Zero-Gravity ExposureA NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts hurtled into orbit Friday for a year-long mission to study the effects of extended time in space on the human body.
Spacewalking Astronauts Complete Cable Repair Outside International Space Station For New NASA CapsulesIt was the third spacewalk in just over a week for Americans Terry Virts and Butch Wilmore, and the quickest succession of spacewalks since NASA's former shuttle days.
6 Astronauts Evacuate US Part Of Space Station During Ammonia Leak ScareAstronauts hurriedly evacuated the U.S. section of the International Space Station and moved to its Russian module after a coolant problem emerged Wednesday, but Russian and U.S. officials insisted all six crew were not in any danger.
Does Santa Visit The Space Station? Astronauts Celebrate Christmas In OrbitYou think YOUR house is crowded with house guests this season? NASA astronauts have been having Christmas dinner in a dining room the size of a Volkswagen for decades, and this season is no exception, although the International Space Station is far more spacious than the original Apollo capsule where one of the most famous Christmases in space was ever celebrated.
SF-Based Planet Labs To Increase Fleet Of 71 Mini Satellites To Take New Images Of Entire Earth Every DayA Bay Area firm that makes low-cost satellites the size of shoe boxes is planning to increase the fleet of orbiting devices in order to take new images of the entire Earth every day.
NASA Picks SpaceX And Boeing To Resume U.S. Human Spaceflight, After Retiring Space Shuttle FleetIn a major announcement that will end the reliance on the Russians to launch Americans into space and could also determine which private company launches the first manned mission to mars, NASA on Tuesday afternoon awarded the human spaceflight contract worth $6.8 billion to both SpaceX and Boeing.
Elon Musk's SpaceX Among NASA Contenders To Launch Astronauts To Space Station From U.S. SoilNASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil, and one of the likely contenders is SpaceX, the private rocket company formed by PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk.
NASA Opens Space Station To Private Corporations, Asks Tech Firms For Ideas NASA asks private businesses to make their pitch for using the International Space Station for private commercial businesses. Companies will have to develop their own way to get there, though.