ISS

Astronauts Have Used Bacteria to Extract Useful Metals out of Rocks

History has viewed mining as a job that requires a lot of heavy machinery and physical labor.  Pulling valuable material…

4 days ago

Cosmonauts Find Cracks in the Aging Zarya ISS Module

Cosmonauts aboard the ISS have reported new cracks in the Zarya module, the latest indication that the ISS is showing…

3 weeks ago

China Wants to Build a Spaceship That’s Kilometers Long

China is considering building spacecraft in orbit that would measure a few kilometers long and ensure they become the dominant…

3 weeks ago

NASA Sends a 3D Printer for Lunar Regolith and More to the ISS

One of the reasons the ISS is still alive and kicking is that it offers a unique environment for testing…

1 month ago

Boeing Starliner Launch Scrubbed. No Idea When it Might fly

With all the news recently about relatively young rocket companies successfully flinging their founders and some actual astronauts into space,…

1 month ago

Russia’s new Module Kicks the Station out of Position, Causes a Delay for Starliner

The new Russian module temporarily kicked the ISS out of position, causing a delay for Boeing's Starliner mission.

2 months ago

Europe Launches its new Robotic arm, Which Will Crawl Around the International Space Station Like an Inchworm

The robotic arms of the ISS are some of its most useful tools.  The arms, designed by Canadian and Japanese…

2 months ago

JAXA Using Water Bottle Technology for Sample-Return Missions From the ISS

JAXA and the Tiger Corporation have come together to develop next-generation cooling containers that will allow for regular sample-returns from…

4 months ago

China Launches the Core Module of Its New Space Station

Early on Thursday, a Long March 5B rocket - currently the most powerful of China's space launch vehicles - blasted…

5 months ago

China and Russia Will Be Partners in a Lunar Research Station

There are many paths to the Moon, and not all of them go through the Lunar Gateway. This week, the…

6 months ago