International Space Station

The Astronauts who Would Have Tested Starliner Have Been Reassigned to an Upcoming SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch

NASA has taken the two astronauts selected to test the Starliner and reassigned them to fly the fifth SpaceX Dragon…

2 weeks ago

Cosmonauts Find Cracks in the Aging Zarya ISS Module

Cosmonauts aboard the ISS have reported new cracks in the Zarya module, the latest indication that the ISS is showing…

2 months ago

NASA Sends a 3D Printer for Lunar Regolith and More to the ISS

One of the reasons the ISS is still alive and kicking is that it offers a unique environment for testing…

2 months ago

Europe Launches its new Robotic arm, Which Will Crawl Around the International Space Station Like an Inchworm

The robotic arms of the ISS are some of its most useful tools.  The arms, designed by Canadian and Japanese…

3 months ago

JAXA Using Water Bottle Technology for Sample-Return Missions From the ISS

JAXA and the Tiger Corporation have come together to develop next-generation cooling containers that will allow for regular sample-returns from…

5 months ago

What’s the Best Way to Water Plants in Space?

Humans have maintained a continuous presence in space on the International Space Station (ISS) for more than 20 years now.…

5 months ago

Attention Astronauts. Fresh Radishes Are Now On the Menu

Radishes are a very divisive food - most people either love them or hate them.  However, they are very easy…

10 months ago

We’re About to Find Out How Well Biomining Works in Space

Mining is traditionally thought of as an activity that utilizes picks and shovels, or in more modern times, huge machines…

10 months ago

Health Issues From Spaceflight Might Originate in the Mitochondria

An analysis of all the data we have on the effects of microgravity has indicated that the problem could have…

11 months ago

Spacefaring Worms Show How Gravity Affects Genes

New research involving nemotode worms aboard the ISS have shown that the effects of microgravity extend to the genetic level.

11 months ago