Tag: International Space Station

After nearly 200 days, three ISS crew members land safely back on Earth

A trio of scientists who spent nearly 200 days in space have now landed safely back on Earth after departing the International Space Station. NASA’s Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, along with Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, plunged back down to solid ground earlier today, landing in Kazakhstan shortly before 8 a.m. EST. The crew, which […]

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NASA issues statement walking back some comments by Russian officials on ISS leak

The story of the strange hole in a Russian vehicle attached to the International Space Station continues to get stranger. Just yesterday comments from the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, began to make the rounds, Rogozin stating that an investigation has ruled the hole was intentional and not a result of an […]

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That hole drilled in Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft may have done more damage than initially thought

The tale of the mysterious hole that turned up on a spacecraft attached to the International Space Station continues to get stranger. In a new report from Russian news group TASS, whoever drilled the hole might have damaged more than just hull itself. Citing unnamed sources, TASS reports that when the hole was found the […]

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Hurricane Florence looks absolutely wild from the International Space Station

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have a gorgeous view of Earth whenever they want it. Since the space station completes a full orbit of the planet every hour and a half or so, the crew doesn’t have to wait long to see whatever areas of Earth they want. That also means that colossal weather […]

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Astronauts aboard the International Space Station had to plug this hole with their thumb

Yesterday, Russian space organization Roscosmos and the European Space Agency broke the news that the International Space Station had sprung a leak. That’s a pretty big deal for the astronauts who are riding what amounts to a floating science laboratory, so when the spacecraft’s alarms began to ring they rushed to find the source of […]

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Astronauts are about to play a tennis match in space, and you can watch it live

NASA astronauts who take trips to the International Space Station are obviously very dedicated to their work. They live aboard a massive floating laboratory for months on end, surrounded by scientific equipment and various instruments. They live at the office, so to speak, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make time to have a little […]

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NASA Names Astronauts for Boeing and SpaceX Flights to International Space Station

NASA has named the astronauts chosen to fly on commercial spacecraft made by Boeing and SpaceX to and from the International Space Station, the research laboratory that orbits around Earth. Their voyages are scheduled to begin next year, and they would be the first American astronauts to launch from United States soil since 2011. NASA […]

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The US missed Friday’s Blood Moon eclipse, but these images from the ISS are stunning

Friday night offered skywatchers a fantastic reason to look up, with the longest total lunar eclipse of the century. It was a fantastic event for anyone who got to see it, but if you happened to be in North America at the time you totally missed out on it. Thankfully for astronauts aboard the International […]

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Floating IBM Robot Ships Out to International Space Station

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in the wee hours Friday morning. The unmanned mission will bring new supplied and instruments to the station, along with something a bit… different. A floating robotic head […]

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This helper robot is blasting off to the International Space Station

A SpaceX Dragon rocket leaving Cape Canaveral today will deliver 5,900 pounds of research supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). Included in the payload will be the space station’s very first AI-powered assistant. Named Crew Interactive Mobile Companion (or CIMON for short), the floating orb is a little larger than a basketball and will use an […]

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Constance Adams, Architect of Space Habitats, Is Dead at 53

Constance Adams, an architect who gave up designing skyscrapers to develop structures that would help travelers live with reasonable comfort on the International Space Station, Mars or the moon, died on Monday at her home in Houston. She was 53. MaryScott Hagle, a friend and the guardian of Ms. Adams’s daughters, said the cause was […]

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8 perfect astronaut selfies for when you just need some space

Earth selfies are so two centuries ago.  If you want to impress us, you’ve got to take your picture from space.  Whether they’re outside performing maintenance on the International Space Station during a spacewalk or hanging out inside the flight deck, astronauts prove time and time again that the selfies we take on Earth are […]

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Stunning space photo shows orange glow of the Kilauea volcano from orbit

From the ground, the erupting Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island looks like a hellish mouth opening up, revealing the Earth’s depths.  But from space, the volcano takes on a different look.  NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold snapped a photo of the oozing volcano from his post on the International Space Station. From orbit, Kilauea appears […]

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