Watch Today's Historic Launch To The ISS, Live Right Now!

Today at 12:42 p.m. PDT/3:42 p.m. EDT, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is scheduled to begin his year-long journey to the International Space Station — a voyage which, if successful, will surpass the U.S. record for longest-duration human spaceflight by more than 100 days. » 3/27/15 12:20pm Friday 12:20pm

Russia's Soyuz Spacecraft Looks Fantastic as It Prepares to Launch

Looking like something straight out of a movie, this picture shows the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft as it was moved by train to its launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan yesterday. » 3/26/15 3:48am Thursday 3:48am

How To Fly A Spaceship To The ISS: Orbital Mechanics And A Fancy Stick

How do astronauts get from Earth to the International Space Station? Well, in a Soyuz spacecraft, of course. But do you know what kind of path the Soyuz takes to rendezvous with humanity's orbital outpost? It's probably not what you think. » 3/25/15 1:20pm Wednesday 1:20pm

An Amazing View of ISS Crossing the Sun During an Eclipse 

Photographer Thierry Legault shot what may be the coolest view yet of the today's solar eclipse: the International Space Station's weird little silhouette flying across a thin sliver of visible sun. » 3/20/15 2:55pm 3/20/15 2:55pm

Why Does The International Space Station Have Such A Weird Shape?

I feel like a parent that was just told their child is ugly. As an engineer, I look at the ISS and think "of course it looks that way, why would it look different?" » 3/19/15 6:00pm 3/19/15 6:00pm

Ask An Astronaut All Your Questions About Life Aboard the Space Station

Last week, Astronaut Butch Wilmore was on the International Space Station. This afternoon, he's right here answering your questions. He and Niki Werkheiser, head of NASA's 3D printing project, can talk about 3D printers in space, life aboard the ISS, and anything else you want to know! » 3/19/15 4:00pm 3/19/15 4:00pm

There's a Slice of 70s Pop Music in This Photo From the ISS

If you look closely at this photo of U.S. Astronaut Terry Virts, you can discover a neat little phenomenon that looks like a slice of 70s pop in space. » 3/17/15 8:30am 3/17/15 8:30am

This Neat Map of ISS Shows Where AstroSamantha Takes Her Space Photos

Geotagging on the International Space Station? Almost! This interactive map collects and pins all of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti's gorgeous orbital photos. » 3/13/15 3:13pm 3/13/15 3:13pm

Returning to Earth Has Never Been So Beautiful

The three crew members of International Space Station Expedition 42 returned safely to Earth early in the morning of Thursday March 12th after a 167-day mission. Their journey was stunning. » 3/12/15 4:45am 3/12/15 4:45am

These Tiny Satellites Just Left The International Space Station

A pair of nanosatellites were deployed by the NanoRacks Launcher on the end of the Japanese robotic arm of the International Space Station on Friday. The tiny CubeSats are loaded with tools to observe the planet. » 2/28/15 4:20pm 2/28/15 4:20pm

NASA's Latest Crew Of Astronauts Think They're Jedi Knights

The crew for NASA's Expedition 45 won't be all together on the International Space Station until their Soyuz docks in September, but that hasn't stopped them releasing their official poster. I can't quite put my finger on it, but there's some definite space themes hidden in there. » 2/12/15 9:01pm 2/12/15 9:01pm

Chris Hadfield Explains His View Of Earth From Space

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield made his name doing space-bound covers of David Bowie, but ever since returning to Earth, he's been doing a stellar job of making us all jealous about his tenure in the ISS. » 2/10/15 10:00pm 2/10/15 10:00pm

Shaking Off Scrubbed Launch, SpaceX Celebrates A Dragon Splashdown

Despite yet another delay in the launch of their first-ever deep space mission, SpaceX still had reason to celebrate today. After a month attached to the International Space Station, the SpaceX Dragon capsule returned to Earth, splashing down with a load of scientific supplies. » 2/10/15 6:45pm 2/10/15 6:45pm

Here Is What War Looks Like From Space

This image, taken by Expedition 41 aboard the International Space Station, looks like the fine artwork of some extra-terrestrial, but it's actually decades old scarred earth and entrenchments of warfare along the Iraq/Iran border. » 2/01/15 8:00pm 2/01/15 8:00pm

Obama Dreams of Space, But Where's the Money for a Mars Expedition?

During the State of the Union address, President Obama said stirring things about human spaceflight and the future. But these are the same dreams we've been talking about for years, and without more funding for NASA these dreams will fizzle instead of coming true. » 1/20/15 8:40pm 1/20/15 8:40pm

There's a Potential Ammonia Leak Aboard the ISS (Update: Probably Not)

Commander Chris Hadfield has taken to Twitter to explains that there's an emergency aboard the International Space Station. Apparently high-pressure ammonia may be leaking inside the station. » 1/14/15 7:23am 1/14/15 7:23am

SpaceX Rocket Makes Crash Landing On A Drone Barge

After a lot of publicity and one aborted launch attempt, SpaceX tried to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone barge this morning. 'Tried' very much being the key word. » 1/10/15 8:51am 1/10/15 8:51am

The ISS Is About to Get a Shipment of Laser CATS

It may not leave a trail of destruction and pew-pews in its wake but NASA's newest atmospheric sensor, the laser-beaming CATS module, could afford researchers a fuller understanding of how our reliance on nonrenewable energy fuels climate change. » 1/06/15 11:40am 1/06/15 11:40am

Watch The Space Station Go Flying Past The Moon

Thanks to the internet (and just a tiny little bit of math), Israeli photographer Gadi Eidelheit managed to get himself in position to see something quite unique: the International Space Station flying in front of the moon. Even better, he caught the whole thing on video. » 1/03/15 10:22am 1/03/15 10:22am