International Space Station

Starliner Finally Launches, Carrying Two Astronauts Into Orbit

After many delays and two scrubbed launch attempts, Boeing's CST-100 Starliner successfully launched earlier today! The Crewed Flight Test (CFT)…

1 week ago

Metal is 3D Printed on the Space Station

I have always wanted a 3D printer but never quite found a good enough reason to get one. Seeing that…

1 week ago

NASA Confirms that a Piece of its Battery Pack Smashed into a Florida Home

NASA is in the business of launching things into orbit. But what goes up must come down, and if whatever…

2 months ago

Crew-8 Arrives at the ISS, Despite a Crack in the Capsule

Space travel seems to be a fairly regular occurrence now with crews hopping up and down to the International Space…

3 months ago

The International Space Station’s Air Leaks are Increasing. No Danger to the Crew

Only the other week I had to fix my leaky tap. That was a nightmare.  I cannot begin to imagine…

4 months ago

Can We Survive in Space? It Might Depend on How Our Gut Microbiome Adapts

For over a century, people have dreamed of the day when humanity (as a species) would venture into space. In…

4 months ago

The International Space Station Celebrates 25 Years in Space

NASA recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the International Space Station (ISS) with a space-to-Earth call between the 7-person Expedition…

6 months ago

How Can Astronauts Maintain Their Bodies With Minimal Equipment?

Decades of research aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and other spacecraft in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) have shown that…

6 months ago

Oops. Astronauts Lost a Tool Bag During a Spacewalk!

I know for a fact it’s one of the most annoying things that can happen.  I’ve done it lots; whether…

7 months ago

We Don't Know Enough About the Biomedical Challenges of Deep Space Exploration

Although humans have flown to space for decades, the missions have primarily been in low-Earth orbit, with just a handful…

8 months ago