Gorgeous Sunrises, Auroras, Landscapes and More from Space Station Crew

The Expedition 42 crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) continues to delight us with stunning views of ‘Our Beautiful Earth from Space.’ Here’s a collection of a few of the newest sunrises, auroras, landscapes, nightlife’s and more snapshots from the multinational crew of six astronauts and cosmonauts living and working aboard the ISS orbiting […]

Astronauts Safely Back inside US Space Station Segment after False Ammonia Leak Alarm

Nearly twelve hours after the threat of a leak of toxic ammonia forced the crew into a middle of the night evacuation from the US side of the International Space Station this morning (Jan. 14) and a hatch closure, top level managers from the partner space agencies gave the all clear and allowed the astronauts […]

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 […]

SpaceX and NASA On Track For Spectacular Predawn Jan. 6 Launch of Critical Cargo Mission to ISS

SpaceX is on track to rollout their Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon cargo freighter this evening, Monday, Jan, 5, 2015 to launch pad 40 on a mission bound for the International Space Station (ISS) to deliver critical supplies. The Dragon CRS-5 mission is slated to blast off at 6:20 a.m. EST, Tuesday, Jan. 6, […]

NASA Robot Runs Into Snag After It’s Unpacked On Space Station

We’re all a little scared (in the impressed-with-technology sense!) of Robonaut, that robot on the International Space Station that is expected to start using legs to move around in the next few months. Eventually, it could even do repairs on the outside — saving astronauts time and keeping them safer. This fun timelapse video shows […]

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 […]

Our Beautiful Earth – Happy New Year Photos and Greetings from the ISS Crew

As we say goodbye to 2014 and ring in New Year 2015, the Expedition 42 crew living and working aboard the International Space Station enjoy the new gallery of images they’ve sent back of ‘Our Beautiful Earth.’ The current six person crew includes astronauts and cosmonauts from three nations; America, Russia and Italy including four […]

Station Astronauts Send Christmas Greetings from the International Space Station

There is a long tradition of Christmas greetings from spacefarers soaring around the High Frontier and this year is no exception! The Expedition 42 crew currently serving aboard the International Space Station has decorated the station for the Christmas 2014 holiday season and send their greetings to all the people of Earth from about 240 […]

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 […]