international space station

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…

3 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

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

The Space Station is Getting Gigabit Internet

NASA is upgrading the ISS communication system with the first end-to-end laser relay system.

9 months ago

Russia's Luna 25 Lander Crashed Into the Moon

On Saturday, Aug. 19th, Russia's Luna-25 spacecraft suffered an engine malfunction and crashed its lunar lander on the Moon's surface.

10 months ago

The Final Flight of Ariane 5 Means That Europe is Out of Rockets

The ESA's Ariane 5 rocket just conducted its last launch to space.

11 months ago

Good News! Astronauts are Drinking Almost all of Their Own Urine

Thanks to a new subsystem, called the Brine Processor Assembly (BPA) astronauts aboard the ISS can now recover most of…

12 months ago

Artificial Gravity Tests on Earth Could Improve Astronaut Health in Space

The ESA is conducting a new study that measures the effects simulated gravity and exercise have for astronaut health.

1 year ago