International Space Station

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…

2 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.…

2 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…

7 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…

7 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…

8 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.

8 months ago

There’s Fabric on the Space Station That Scientists Are Using to “Listen” for Space Dust Impacts

One of the biggest threats to the International Space Station (ISS) comes from micrometeoroid impacts.  A small hole in the…

8 months ago

Earth’s toughest bacteria can survive unprotected in space for at least a year

A remarkable microbe named Deinococcus radiodurans (the name comes from the Greek deinos meaning terrible, kokkos meaning grain or berry,…

8 months ago

SpaceX’s Resilience Spacecraft has Lifted Off and is Headed for the ISS!

NASA and SpaceX have once again made history with the flight of the Crew-1 (Resilience) to the ISS, the first…

8 months ago

ISS Crew Return Safely to Earth

After 196 days in space, some record spacewalks, several experiments, and patching an air leak, the crew of Expedition 63…

9 months ago