Space Station inspired robot to help heal sick children
Children love robots. In all shapes, sizes, "personalities" and "smarts," these electronic wonders have been found under Christmas trees by kids and unwrapped on birthdays for years.
Super-black nano-coating to be tested for the first time in space
(Phys.org) —An emerging super-black nanotechnology that promises to make spacecraft instruments more sensitive without enlarging their size will be tested for the first time on the International Space Station ...
How the sun caused an aurora this week
On the evening of Aug. 20, 2014, the International Space Station was flying past North America when it flew over the dazzling, green blue lights of an aurora. On board, astronaut Reid Wiseman captured this ...
Students see world from station crew's point of view
NASA is helping students examine their home planet from space without ever leaving the ground, giving them a global perspective by going beyond a map attached to a sphere on a pedestal. The Sally Ride Earth ...
Orbital cargo ship makes planned re-entry to Earth
Orbital Sciences Corporation's unmanned Cygnus cargo ship disintegrated as planned Sunday as it re-entered Earth's atmosphere after a month-long resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Space station supply ship exits, now packing trash
A commercial cargo ship has ended its month-long space station visit.
Space Station sharper images of Earth at night crowdsourced for science
A wealth of images of Earth at night taken by astronauts on the International Space Station could help save energy, contribute to better human health and safety and improve our understanding of atmospheric ...
NASA image: U.S. Gulf Coast at night
One of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the International Space Station photographed this nighttime image showing city lights in at least half a dozen southern states from some 225 miles above the home ...
Monitoring meteor showers from space
Those who enjoy the spectacle of the Perseids, Geminids or other annual meteor showers likely aren't thinking about where these shooting stars originated or whether they might pose a danger. Scientists, however, ...
NASA's space station fix-it demo for satellites gets hardware for 2.0 update
Who doesn't love an upgrade? Newer, better and oh so shiny is great, but what's really fantastic is when a change unlocks new possibilities. That's the case with NASA's fix-it investigation on the International ...
Watching the winds where sea meets sky
The ocean covers 71 percent of Earth's surface and affects weather over the entire globe. Hurricanes and storms that begin far out over the ocean affect people on land and interfere with shipping at sea. ...
SpaceX to build rocket launch site in Texas
SpaceX will build the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches in the southernmost tip of Texas.
Last European cargo ship docks with space station (Update)
Europe turned a page in its space flight history on Tuesday when it delivered supplies to the International Space Station for the last time.
Introducing this year's underground astronauts
Each year, ESA sends up to six astronauts down into the caves of Sardinia, Italy, for two weeks on a simulated space mission.