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Do Astronauts Drink their Pee?

In order to fly in space, astronauts need to make a few sacrifices, like drink their own urine. Yuck? Don't…

7 years ago

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

Event Alert: Watch Space Station Hatch Opening Live Tonight

Update, 8:33 p.m. EDT:┬áThe 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

‘Yesterday’s Coffee’: Drinking Urine In Space Could Preview Mars Exploration Techniques

"Here on board the ISS, we turn yesterday's coffee into tomorrow's coffee" is a slogan that sounds a little like…

8 years ago

When Doves Fly: Swarm Of Tiny Satellites Shot From Space Station

Astronauts fired up the International Space Station's Yard-a-Pult (actually, we mean the Japanese Kibo arm's satellite launcher) this week to…

9 years ago

Ghostly Moon Crowns Pictures Beamed To Earth In Astronaut’s Twitter Feed

A crescent moon hovering above Earth's delicate atmosphere. Green aurora flickering over Siberia. Space is a beautiful place, and we're…

9 years ago

Take a Tour of the Phonebooth-sized Crew Quarters on the International Space Station

Phone booths. You know, those things that Superman used to change into his cape and tights. According to news reports,…

9 years ago

Astronauts Brave Brief Ammonia Snowstorm As They Conclude Fix To Space Station

Toxic snowflakes in space were just one obstacle astronauts faced down today (Dec. 24) as they successfully replaced an ammonia…

9 years ago

Can Astronauts Fix The Space Station In Two Spacewalks? Watch Live Tuesday To Find Out

Two astronauts are oh-so-close to fixing the International Space Station cooling system that shut down Dec. 11. NASA astronauts Mike…

9 years ago