Space Station

NASA: International Space Station Operations Extended to 2024

by Nancy Atkinson January 8, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter NASA announced today that the Obama administration has approved NASA’s request for an extension of operations for the International Space Station for an additional four years to 2024. This means work on board the orbiting laboratory will continue at least for […]

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This Time-Lapse ISS Video Isn’t Just Another Time-Lapse ISS Video

by Jason Major December 3, 2013

It’s actually remarkably beautiful, and well worth two minutes of your time.* Assembled from actual photographs taken by astronauts aboard the Space Station, many of them by Don Pettit during Expedition 31 (Don took a lot of photos) this timelapse “The World Outside My Window” by David Peterson ramps up the artistic value by featuring […]

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Crew Launches to Space Station with Olympic Torch

by Nancy Atkinson November 6, 2013

Update: the crew has now arrived safely at the ISS. You can watch the arrival video below. Three new crew members are on their way to the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata and Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos launched on a Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft from […]

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Video: Spider Flown in Space Has Trouble Readapting to Gravity

by Nancy Atkinson October 24, 2013

Astronauts have said adapting to weightlessness is much easier than readapting to gravity when they returned to Earth. Muscle weakness, wobbly legs, and feeling like the room is spinning is common after long duration spaceflight, not to mention the long-term issues like bone loss, diminished eyesight, and a heart that has to recondition itself to […]

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Missile Launch Creates Weird Cloud Seen in Space

by Nancy Atkinson October 11, 2013

The astronauts on board the International Space Station saw a strange and unexpected view out their windows yesterday. “Saw something launch into space today. Not sure what it was but the cloud it left behind was pretty amazing,” tweeted NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins. ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano also got a shot of the cloud, as […]

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