The ISS is getting an incredible new tool: a handheld DNA sequencer. The questions scientists hope it will answer include whether life exists beyond our planet and just what is that weird fungus growing on the wall of the space station?
Astronauts on the International Space Station need to relax, just like the rest of us. So it’s no surprise that there are movies and TV shows on board for them to watch. I’ve obtained the complete list through a Freedom of Information request, which is published below.
The three astronauts who have been researching the effects space has on the human body aboard the International Space Station returned safely to earth early Saturday morning after 186 days in space.
There’s no shortage of footage showing what life aboard the International Space Station is like, but unless you’ve had a chance to spend some time there, the ISS’ sprawling and ever-expanding layout can be confusing. To help make better sense of it, the European Space Agency has created a narrated video tour of the…
Tim Peake snapped an amazing picture of the Grand Canyon earlier today as the International Space Station passed overhead. The Colorado River is a blue ribbon in the middle of a desert.
After NASA’s lackluster attempt on Thursday to inflate BEAM, an expandable activity module, it had considerably more success today.
Today at 2:10 am ET, the International Space Station began its 100,000 tour around this blue-and-green globe we call home. Travels at a blazing 17,500 mph, ISS finished that historic achievement only 92 minutes later. In its 18-year lifespan, the station has traversed about 2,643,342,240 miles, more than 28 times the…
The London Marathon was held earlier today, and among its runners? Astronaut Tim Peake, orbiting above the Earth on the International Space Station, and he set the world(?) record for running a marathon in space.
British astronaut Tim Peake must be missing home a little, because he’s been taking some incredible images of the UK and northern Europe during his time aboard the International Space Station.
SpaceX might have captured the news cycle this weekend by successfully landing its rocket on a barge, but they also successfully completed their primary mission: berthing the Dragon Capsule to the ISS, which they did at 9:57am this morning over Algeria.
Have you ever worried how real astronauts or cosmonauts can defend themselves or render harmless hostile life forms? What if an alien breaks into the International Space Station? Or a crew member loses his or her mind and goes berserk? The following set of images will put your mind to ease: aspacemen always carry some…
The ISS has gotten quite a few improvements lately, but the latest addition is unusually impressive: a 12-foot long expandable room that astronauts will attach to the space station’s back and inflate to twice its original size.
Normally, space and fire don’t mix well, but NASA is deliberately going to cause a “large fire” inside a Cygnus resupply vessel just to see what happens. The rocket’s launching tonight, and as always, you can watch live.
Join us as the crew of the ISS tells us what they think of NASA’s plan to ignite a big fire in space, share what’s on their space bucket lists, choose the best space snack, and demonstrate some synchronized space gymnastics.
Do you ever wonder what it’s like to drift in a large tin can hundreds of miles above the Earth’s surface? Then tune in tomorrow morning when we’ll be joined by members of the current ISS crew and the new arrivals living aboard the International Space Station.
The Soyuz spacecraft will be blasting off into space this evening—and pulling a crew of new astronauts up to the International Space Station along with it. Watch it happen live right here.
Having logged almost a full year in space—340 days, more than any astronaut has even spent in space for a single stretch—astronaut Scott Kelly is leaving NASA.
After almost a year in space aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly last night began his descent back to Earth along with cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov. You’ll be pleased to hear they made it back to Earth safe and sound.
Think you know the Bahamas from the Himalayas? It gets a whole lot harder from 250 miles above Earth. Test yourself and see.
The crew onboard the International Space Station has the absolute best view of Winter Storm Jonas this weekend. Commander Scott Kelly snapped a couple of pictures as they passed overhead, showing off the sheer size of the storm.