Space Station

Space X's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from space launch complex 40 on April 14, 2015 at Cape Canaveral, Florida with a Dragon CRS6 spacecraft. (BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

04/14/2015

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Astronauts Forced To Wait For Espresso Machine After SpaceX Aborts Launch 2-Minutes Before Blastoff

SpaceX will have to wait another day to deliver groceries to the International Space Station.

04/13/2015

Russia's Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome early on March 28, 2015. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Year-Long Space Mission Underway; Twins To Test Effects Of Long Zero-Gravity Exposure

A 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.

03/27/2015

An astronaut (NASA/Getty Images)

Spacewalking Astronauts Complete Cable Repair Outside International Space Station For New NASA Capsules

It 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.

03/01/2015

International Space Station

6 Astronauts Evacuate US Part Of Space Station During Ammonia Leak Scare

Astronauts 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.

01/14/2015

Christmas On The International Space Station (Photo by NASA)

Does Santa Visit The Space Station? Astronauts Celebrate Christmas In Orbit

You 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.

12/24/2014

Two Planet Labs CubeSats are deployed from the International Space Station on February 25, 201. (NASA)

SF-Based Planet Labs To Increase Fleet Of 71 Mini Satellites To Take New Images Of Entire Earth Every Day

A 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.

10/14/2014

International Space Station

NASA Picks SpaceX And Boeing To Resume U.S. Human Spaceflight, After Retiring Space Shuttle Fleet

In 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.

09/16/2014

International Space Station

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Among NASA Contenders To Launch Astronauts To Space Station From U.S. Soil

NASA 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.

09/16/2014

9/2010 -- NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Expedition 24 flight engineer, looks through a window in the Cupola of the International Space Station. A blue and white part of Earth and the blackness of space are visible through the windows. The image was a self-portrait using natural light. (NASA'Tracy Dyson)

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.

04/29/2014

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