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 3:41pm Friday 3:41pm

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

50 Years Ago, The First Spacewalk Nearly Ended In Tragedy

On March 18, 1965, Alexey Leonov stepped outside the thin metal shell of Voskhod-2 to float in the harsh void of space. For 12 minutes and 9 seconds, Leonov opened the doors on an entire new branch of exploration as the first spacewalker. It was nearly a disaster. » 3/18/15 11:56pm 3/18/15 11:56pm

Phew! Russians Regain Control of Rogue Lizard-Sex Satellite

According the Russian space agency Roscosmos, control of the Russia's lust lost lizard-sex satellite was regained on Saturday night, of all times. Surely the love-struck lizards were being of no help. » 7/27/14 1:00pm 7/27/14 1:00pm

Not a jellyfish. Nor a sperm. In fact, this is a cloud formed by a Russian Soyuz rocket as it rose through the thin air of near space on the morning of Tuesday 8 July. The cross, right at the top of the formation, was made by the Soyuz's four boosters, as their plumes ballooned out in the thin air. [Roscosmos via New… » 7/11/14 8:26am 7/11/14 8:26am

Russia Wants to Bring the Olympic Flame to the International Space…

In a move mirroring the personalty of their own premier, Vlad Putin, Russia wants to take the 2014 Winter Olympic Flame up to the International Space Station. Roscosmos just has to solve the ever-so-tiny problem of protecting the flame from a space habitat full of pressurized oxygen (which is prohibited on the ISS FOR… » 2/24/11 6:40pm 2/24/11 6:40pm

Russians Will Announce Soyuz Replacement Spaceship Monday

The BBC reports that a long overdue replacement for the Soyuz spaceship will be announced Monday. For now dubbed PPTS—Prospective Piloted Transport System—the moon-reachable ship should look like the one above. » 4/03/09 9:30pm 4/03/09 9:30pm