Ammonia Leak Alarm on the ISS Forces Evacuation of US Side, Crew Safe

Breaking News: A possible ammonia leak aboard the US side of the International Space Station (ISS) has forced a partial evacuation of the entire crew to the Russian side earlier this morning, Wednesday, Jan. 14. All six crew members from the US, Italy and Russia are safe and in good shape at this time, says […]

SpaceX Dragon Captured at Station Loaded with Critical Supplies and Science

The commercial SpaceX cargo Dragon loaded with over 5000 pounds of critically needed supplies and science experiments was captured by the crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) this morning (Jan. 12) while soaring over the over the Mediterranean Sea.(…)Read the rest of SpaceX Dragon Captured at Station Loaded with Critical Supplies and Science (133 […]

Good Morning, Space Station … A Dragon Soars Soon!

Good Morning, Space Station! It’s sunrise from space – one of 16 that occur daily as the massive lab complex orbits the Earth about every 90 minutes while traveling swiftly at about 17,500 mph from an altitude of about 250 miles (400 kilometers). (…)Read the rest of Good Morning, Space Station … A Dragon Soars […]

Star Trekking: We Humans Can Beam Tools Into Space Without A Transporter

In the 1960s, we thought the best way of sending stuff between Earth and space was through a transporter. These days, turns out all it takes is an e-mail and a special 3-D printer. The first tool created in space, a rachet, was made last week on the International Space Station using plans beamed from […]

Here’s The First 3-D Part Printed In Space. Where Will That Take Us Next?

Here’s the 22nd-century version of breaking the surly bonds of Earth: NASA and private company Made In Space have just collaborated on the first 3-D printed part in space, ever. The milestone yesterday (Nov. 25) is a baby step towards off-Earth manufacturing, but the implications are huge. If these testbeds prove effective enough, eventually we […]

Gallery: NASA Astronauts Spacewalk Boldly Into The Void, Finishing Vital Repairs

What a view! NASA’s Reid Wiseman and Butch Wilmore spacewalked successfully yesterday (Oct. 15) for more than 6.5 hours, replacing a faulty camera as well as a broken power regulator that was reducing the amount of power available on the International Space Station. The astronauts also shifted equipment to get ready for some bigger upgrades […]