Tag: ISS

Microbes found aboard the International Space Station aren’t as scary as they seem

Over the past few months there’s been a lot of talk about the conditions inside the International Space Station and its potential to spawn new, potentially dangerous kinds of microscopic organisms. Close study of the microbes found inside the space station suggested that they may be mutating, and fears of “superbugs” that were resistant to […]

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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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Russian cosmonauts accidentally broke a GoPro that would’ve captured incredible footage

Just being aboard the International Space Station seems like it would be a pretty stressful experience — I mean you’re floating up there… in space and stuff, you know? — but things get really interesting when astronauts are tasked with leaving the confines of the space station to take care of business outside. Spacewalks are […]

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NASA report highlights issues with 2025 ISS privatization plan

A report newly released by the NASA Office of Inspector General expresses concerns about the government’s plan to privatize the International Space Station. The ISS has been continually inhabited by humans for almost 20 years, providing researchers with a lab in space to conduct important research. The privatization plan is eyeing a 2025 deadline, but […]

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Kraftwerk performs in concert with German astronaut

German ESA astronaut and geophysicist Dr. Alexander Gerst performed a solo live with music masters Kraftwerk. From space, live, Gerst played pre-set notes on an app from his tablet aboard the International Space Station, in Spacelab 2.0 Columbus. We’ve got the complete appearance in a video posted below, and from here you shall witness the […]

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