Politics no problem, say US and Russian spacefarers
US-Russian ties may have returned to Cold War levels, but an astronaut and a cosmonaut gearing up for the longest flight on the International Space Station said Thursday politics would not disrupt their work ...
NASA and SpaceX targeting Dec. 19 for next space station launch
NASA and SpaceX are now targeting Dec. 19 as the launch date for the next unmanned cargo run to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract.
High-tech CU-Boulder hardware to support experiments launching to space station
The University of Colorado Boulder will fly state-of-the-art hardware on the commercial SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launching to the International Space Station (ISS) Dec. 19 to support experiments designed ...
Project recycles waste heat into electricity for spacecraft systems
(Phys.org) —Rice University engineering students think it's a shame to waste energy, especially in space. So a team of seniors invented a device that turns excess heat into electricity.
Italy's first female astronaut heads to ISS in Russian craft
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut safely blasted off Sunday to begin its journey to the International Space Station.
Starting fire with water
When firefighters want to extinguish a blaze, they often douse it with water. Astronauts on board the ISS, however, are experimenting with a form of water that does the opposite. Instead of stopping fire, ...
The coldest spot in the known universe
Everyone knows that space is cold. In the vast gulf between stars and galaxies, the temperature of gaseous matter routinely drops to 3 Kelvin, or 454 degrees below zero Fahrenheit.
SpaceX returns to Earth loaded with lab results
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday carrying a heavy load of NASA cargo and scientific samples from the International Space Station that experts hope could ...
How astronauts survive diplomatic tensions in space
While the United States and Russia traded sanctions this week in a burgeoning crisis over Crimea, astronauts from both nations rose above the discord in their sanctuary hundreds of miles from Earth.
Three-man multinational space crew returns to Earth
A three-man multinational crew of astronauts returned to Earth Monday aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, after spending 165 days working together at the International Space Station, NASA said.
ITAR-TASS claims Russian cosmonauts have found sea plankton on outside of International Space Station
Lichens can survive space conditions for extended periods
A new study shows that a large percentage of hardy lichens exposed to space conditions for one and a half years remain viable after returning to Earth. The lichen Xanthoria elegans was part of the lichen ...
Mission accomplished for Europe's cargo freighter
Europe's heaviest-ever cargo carrier to the International Space Station burned up in Earth's atmosphere Saturday in a controlled manoeuvre after a five-month mission, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.
Aging ISS a space lab of 'unlimited' opportunity
It may be 350 kilometers (215 miles) above Earth and a place that only a privileged few will ever visit, but the International Space Station is crucial to advances in science, health and technology, experts ...