expedition 39

Watch Live As Three People Return From Space Today

It's time to come home! Expedition 39 astronauts Rick Mastracchio, Koichi Wakata and Mikhail Tyurin will climb into a Russian…

8 years ago

Dangling Dextre Digs out Docked Dragon Depot prior to Station Departure

To close out their final week aboard the International Space Station, three of the six Expedition 39 crew members are…

8 years ago

UPDATE: Spacewalkers Zip Through Tasks To Fix Broken Computer

UPDATE, 11:42 a.m. EDT: Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson finished their spacewalk in just 1 hour and 36 minutes, nearly…

8 years ago

Urgent Spacewalk Must Dance Between Dragon and Progress Spacecraft

It's a good thing that next week's urgent spacewalk is pegged as a short one, because the coming days will be hectic…

8 years ago

Shiny: Astronaut Wears ‘Firefly’ T-Shirt In First Instagram From Space

And now, time for some thrilling heroics. NASA astronaut Steve Swanson sent out the first Instagram from space last week…

8 years ago

Contingency Spacewalk Planned Next Week, But Dragon Must Arrive At Space Station First

As contingency spacewalks go, the urgent task should be easy: a quick 2.5-hour run to swap out a failed backup…

8 years ago

Failed Space Station Computer Spurs Contingency Spacewalk Plans

NASA is preparing a contingency spacewalk to deal with a broken backup computer component on the International Space Station, the agency…

8 years ago

Backup Computer Glitches On Space Station But Crew Safe, NASA Says

A backup computer that controls "some systems associated with robotics" on the International Space Station is not "responding to commands",…

8 years ago

Event Alert: Watch Space Station Hatch Opening Live Tonight

Update, 8:33 p.m. EDT: The Soyuz spacecraft arrived safely at station at 7:53 p.m. EDT (11:53 a.m. UTC) and coverage of…

8 years ago

Astronauts ‘In Good Shape’ As They Face Space Station Docking Delay

Despite a problem that held up last night's International Space Station docking, the Expedition 39/40 crew is doing well as…

8 years ago