Rick Mastracchio

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

UPDATE: Spacewalkers Zip Through Tasks To Fix Broken Computer

UPDATE, 11:42 a.m. EDT: Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson finished their spacewalk in just 1 hour and 36 minutes, nearly…

8 years ago

Urgent Spacewalk Must Dance Between Dragon and Progress Spacecraft

It's a good thing that next week's urgent spacewalk is pegged as a short one, because the coming days will be hectic…

8 years ago

Shiny: Astronaut Wears ‘Firefly’ T-Shirt In First Instagram From Space

And now, time for some thrilling heroics. NASA astronaut Steve Swanson sent out the first Instagram from space last week…

8 years ago

Contingency Spacewalk Planned Next Week, But Dragon Must Arrive At Space Station First

As contingency spacewalks go, the urgent task should be easy: a quick 2.5-hour run to swap out a failed backup…

8 years ago

Event Alert: Watch Space Station Hatch Opening Live Tonight

Update, 8:33 p.m. EDT: The 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

Seen From Space! Crew’s Rocket Launch Spotted By NASA Astronaut In Orbit

Seriously, how cool is this picture? The International Space Station crew caught an incredible view of their three future crewmates…

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…

8 years ago

‘Stupid Astronaut Tricks’ Spread The Joy of Space To New Astronaut Class

You sure couldn't hide those grins on television from the Astronaut Candidate Class of 2013 when the call came from…

8 years ago