International Space Station (ISS)

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…

3 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…

3 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…

4 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.

5 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,…

6 months ago

Astronauts are Getting a New Toilet Next Week

When astronauts have to go, NASA wants them to boldly go. A new space toilet is heading to the International…

7 months ago

This is the View You Get Staring out of the Space Station’s Cupola Module

Those lucky few who have the incredible opportunity to see the Earth from space often report the view gives them…

8 months ago

Mount Everest, Seen from Space!

One under-appreciated space asset is the photography skills of the Russian cosmonauts on board the International Space Station. They are…

10 months ago

One of the Best Pictures Ever Taken of ISS from the Ground. You Can Even See the Canadarm2

Astrophotographer Thierry Legault is renowned for his amazing shots of spacecraft transiting the Sun. He’s now outdone even himself. (more…)

10 months ago

Astronaut Drops a Mirror During a Spacewalk. Now There’s Another Piece of Space Junk

Oops. Dropping a mirror on Earth is only minor cause for concern, perhaps about the potential of some upcoming bad…

10 months ago