Sometime between your marine biologist and professional ninja phases, you probably dreamed of being an astronaut as a kid. But have you seen all the work that goes into actually becoming one? Save yourself years of G-force training and wearing onesies and just shortcut your way onto the International Space Station,…
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have a new crew member—an adorable robotic ball capable of recording video while moving in zero gravity. Dubbed “Int-Ball,” the device will free astronauts to do more important work, while providing ground controllers with their own set of eyes.
In space, it is crucial for even the most basic of human tasks to be carried out with a high degree of skill and for astronauts to remain alert. That is why Air Force Colonel and ISS crewmember Jack Fischer sucks the balls.
On March 24th, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet was joined by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough on a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The outing was fairly routine, but this amazing footage captured by Pesquet gives all of us stuck here on Earth an amazing first-person look of what it’s like to be an…
Astronaut Peggy Whitson is no stranger to breaking barriers: In addition to becoming the first woman commander of the International Space Station (ISS), the Iowa native has logged 377 days in space between two missions—the most of any American spacewoman to date. Now, on her third mission aboard the ISS, Whitson is…
The crew of the International Space Station has taken the ubiquitous Mannequin Challenge as far as it can go—260 miles above Earth’s surface.
Earlier this year, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams captured ultra high definition video of our pale blue dot from the vantage point of the International Space Station. It’s easily the most uplifting thing you’re going to see all day.
Earlier today, an unmanned Russian Progress MS-04 cargo spacecraft broke up in the atmosphere and crashed over Siberia while making its way to the International Space Station.
The Earth isn’t flat. The moon landing wasn’t bogus. And that “live” video of the International Space Station you might have seen floating around this morning on Facebook certainly wasn’t real.
After 172 days in space, three astronauts are heading back to Earth tonight. For NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, this brings his total days in space to 534 days across his four missions, the most an American astronaut has ever spent in space.
Two astronauts are about to step outside of their flying metal space-tube for a six-hour walk around the void. The purpose is to do a little DIY space station repair.
The idea of re-purposing an (ideally) empty rocket fuel tank and turning it into a space habitat has been around for a long time, because it’s a really appealing idea. America’s first space station, Skylab, was designed from a Saturn V rocket’s upper-stage fuel tank, albeit one that was never filled with fuel. Now…
Home improvement projects are rarely interesting, unless you’re an astronaut. Right now NASA’s Kate Rubins and Jeff Williams are installing the first of two new docking adapters into the side of the International Space Station which will accommodate Boeing and SpaceX crafts.
If there was any doubt in your heart that the people at NASA were a bunch of nerds, here’s the evidence that proves otherwise.
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?
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…
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…
This quarter-inch diameter chip was photographed by British astronaut Tim Peake from inside the Cupola module of the International Space Station. Alarmingly, it’s actually in one of the windows.
Astronaut Tim Kopra is currently orbiting Earth as part of the Expedition 36 and 37 missions, and snapped this fantastic image of Ukraine’s Dnieper River as he passed overhead last night.