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Boeing and Airstream Show off Their New Astronaut Transport Vehicle: the Astrovan II

When it comes to brand recognition, Airstream's got game. Their silver, space-age looking travel trailers and touring coaches are iconic.…

4 weeks ago

Time-lapse Captured from the International Space Station

400 photos. 11 minutes. That's what it took to create this time-lapse of the Earth and stars as the International…

1 month ago

They’ve Got Spacesuits that Fit Now. Christina Koch and Jessica Meir Will Spacewalk on October 21st

The all-female astronaut walk is back on. Back on March 26th, 2019, NASA was forced to cancel the first all-female…

1 month ago

Nine Astronauts from Four Different Space Agencies are on the International Space Station Right Now

The International Space Station's usual complement of six astronauts grew by 50% recently, making things a little crowded up there.…

2 months ago

Mice That Spend a Month in Space Were Able to Reproduce Once They Got Back to Earth

A team of Japanese researchers have used sperm from mice that spent time aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to…

2 months ago

Upgraded ISS Now Has a 600 Megabit per Second Internet Connection

In the digital age, connectivity and bandwidth are important, even if you're in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). And when you're…

3 months ago

Astronauts Could Rely on Algae as the Perfect Life Support Partner

Researchers from Germany are testing a new hybrid life support system aboard the ISS, which uses algae to clean the…

7 months ago

NASA has Cleared Crew Dragon to Fly. Demo-1 Launches on March 2

NASA has announced that the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule is ready for its first demo flight. After discussions with SpaceX,…

9 months ago

X-rays Might be a Better Way to Communicate in Space

In the coming years, NASA plans to test x-ray technology aboard the ISS as a way of creating more robust…

9 months ago

Extreme Bacteria on the Space Station are Evolving to Handle the Harsh Conditions, not to Make Astronauts Sick

A new study conducted by researchers from NWU has shown that bacteria do not mutate into super bugs.

11 months ago