International Space Station (ISS)

Starliner Will try Again on August 3 After ISS “Emergency”

The planned launch of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner test flight to the International Space Station (ISS) has been pushed back to…

2 months ago

Russia Just Launched a New Science Module to the Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) is about to get a little bigger. On July 21, the Russian Space Agency launched…

2 months ago

Nooo! Canadarm2 Hit by a Piece of Space Debris

The International Space Station’s robotic arm, Canadarm2, was struck by a piece of space debris. But luckily, it appears to…

4 months ago

Record-Setting Astronaut Peggy Whitson Will Command Private Space Mission

Astronaut Peggy Whitson already has her name in the history books, but now there's a new entry to add: first…

4 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.…

4 months ago

Axiom Space Reveals the Crew for Its First Space Odyssey in 2022 (Sorry, Tom Cruise)

Axiom Space’s first privately funded trip to the International Space Station will be as notable for who’s not on the crew…

8 months ago

The One Place on the Space Station Astronauts Aren’t Supposed to Clean

While most of us are now more fastidious about keeping our homes and workplaces clean, on board the International Space…

8 months ago

Since There’s no Up or Down in Space, How do our Brains Deal With This?

Astronauts and cosmonauts in space have reported spatial disorientation problems, where they find it hard to get a sense of…

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.

10 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,…

10 months ago