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Sending red wine into space could help food sustainability

Red wine has been taken up to the International Space Station as part of the latest cargo delivery. The aim is to study the wine to help to develop new solutions for the future of food and agriculture production on Earth.

Fungi onboard ISS survives high doses of ionizing radiation

New research presented at the 2019 Astrobiology Science Conference shows that mold on the International Space Station is capable of surviving high doses of ionizing radiation. This finding is important for future deep space missions.

NASA project proves the New Mexico chile is out of this world

A team of scientists at NASA is working to launch the Española chile pepper into space. This would be the first fruiting plant the United States has grown and harvested at the International Space Station.

NASA — 'No doubt' SpaceX explosion delays flight program

Paris - The explosion that destroyed a SpaceX astronaut taxi in April “no doubt” delays NASA’s drive to return Americans to the International Space Station (ISS) from U.S. soil later this year, the U.S. space agency’s chief said on Tuesday.

NASA announces it's opening the Space Station to tourism

For a mere $35,000 per night, tourists will now be able to visit the International Space Station (ISS), NASA announced on Friday. The price does not include transportation, which will run around $85,000.

Power shortage on space station delays SpaceX supply launch

NASA and SpaceX have postponed the planned launch of a new Dragon cargo ship this week due to a power system glitch on the International Space Station, agency officials said today (April 30).

SpaceX's Crew Dragon splashes down off Florida coast

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule splashed down into the Atlantic Ocean Friday morning after a six-day stay on the International Space Station - completing its Demonstration Mission 1 (DM-10 mission successfully.

'Celestial Buddies' plush Earth toy takes tour of Space Station

A toy company has sold out of cute cuddly teddies shaped like Earth after Elon Musk sent one into orbit aboard a SpaceX rocket in the new Crew Dragon spacecraft. Earth is now enjoying its new home aboard the ISS.

SpaceX taking its biggest step toward flying people into space

Early Saturday morning, SpaceX will launch its uncrewed Crew Dragon space capsule on a demonstration flight to the International Space Station - a giant step toward NASA's goal of sending its own crewed spacecraft to the ISS and beyond.

Leak in space: ISS toilet floods astronauts

A leaking toilet can be a pain, especially when water gushes out. Imagine what it is like on-board a space station. This is what astronauts had to content with recently on the International Space Station.

Project aims to grow human organs in space

There is a shortage of organs patients worldwide. This has led to developments with lab-grown organs, but these are hampered by various factors. Growing organs in micro-gravity may be the answer.

Infectious bacteria on-board the International Space Station

The International Space Station hosts some less desirable strains of bacteria, with the organism Enterobacter bugandensis having been identified from samples taken from the toilets used by the astronauts.

NASA floppy disks found in space

In a sign of the times and a testament to the age of the International Space Station, an astronaut has found old NASA floppy disks in space.

ISS crew may be there awhile says astronaut Chris Hadfield

Three people currently on board the international space station are "essentially marooned" on the ship for a while, renowned Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has told Euronews.

Small air leak detected on board the International Space Station

Astronauts are working to contain a pressure leak on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft docked at the International Space Station that was possibly caused by a micrometeorite striking the lab.

Meet SpaceX's Crew Dragon that will carry astronauts into space

At first glance, the Crew Dragon space capsule looks like something out of a Star Trek movie, but it's the real thing. This is the spacecraft that SpaceX will fly during its Demonstration Mission 1 flight test later this summer.

Human spaceflight to return to Florida's Space Coast in 2018

Cape Canaveral - U.S. Space Agency, NASA announced on Thursday its industry partners, Boeing and SpaceX, are targeting the return of human spaceflight for Florida’s Space Coast in 2018.

SpaceX to launch supercomputer to Space Station Monday

On Monday, a SpaceX CRS-12 rocket will be launched from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, headed to the ISS. The payload will include an HP Enterprise (HPE) supercomputer, called the Spaceborne Computer.

Essential Science: Space agencies are looking at space microbes

Moscow - Wherever you find people you find microorganisms and life onboard the International Space Station is no exception. Do these organism behave differently and do any differences pose a threat to astronauts?

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch from historic Apollo-era site

On Sunday afternoon, SpaceX completed a successful static fire test on its Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for a planned cargo launch this Saturday to the International Space Station (ISS).

Astronaut sets record, throws football more than 500,000 yards

Houston - It was “sort of a record” and there are a lot of “buts” associated with it. The ball was thrown by Astronaut Tim Kopra while orbiting the Earth on the ISS and it travelled 564,664 yards. The distance was measured relative to the Earth.

NASA announces first African-American space station crew member

While African-American astronauts have flown on the space shuttle and have visited the ISS on technical or supply missions, none have ever been a member of the crew. NASA announced Jeanette Epps will become the first black ISS crew member next year.

Astronaut Peggy Whitson became oldest woman to walk in space

When she took off for the International Space Station (ISS) in November, Peggy Whitson became the oldest woman to go into space. Yesterday the 56-year-old became the oldest woman to take part in a spacewalk.

Essential Science: Fungi become more pathogenic in space

Deep space missions will carry risks to the health of astronauts and research is underway to examine risk factors like radiation, developing brittle bones and psychological effects. Also included in the mix are infections.

Astronaut’s photo of space flower a global milestone

Scott Kelly isn’t the first astronaut to tweet while in space, and he probably won’t be the last. However, on Monday morning he became the first astronaut to ever tweet a photo of a flower in full bloom grown in space.

A zinnia boldly grows where no zinnia has grown before

Another first in the annals of space travel will go down in the history books, now that U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly has tweeted a picture of a zinnia bloom grown on the International Space Station on January 16.

SpaceX gets new NASA contract to supply space station

Hawthorne - NASA agreed Friday that a private California aerospace company could continue to build an experimental launch vehicle expected eventually to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.

Watch ISS astronaut play bagpipes to honor deceased scientist

Kjell Lindgren is an American astronaut currently up on the International Space Station. He honored a deceased colleague recently by playing “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes in zero gravity.

Russian cargo ship brings food to space station, finally

Korolyov - A successful liftoff for a Russian Soyuz rocket on Friday from Kazakhstan was recorded by NASA TV. The mission will deliver a cargo ship loaded with food, water and equipment to the International Space Station.

How well do microbes grow on the ISS?

Houston - Scientists are curious to know whether microbes isolated from Earth grow in the same way on board the International Space Station (ISS). Such information is important for long-distance space travel.
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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly on the International Space Station captured this interesting image in the stations Cupola, the 360 degree observation area and remote control location for grappling and docking and undocking spacecraft. Scott tweeted this comment with the image on June, 4, 2015: "Often when I look out the window I think we should call it Planet Water instead of Earth. Sadly mostly saltwater".
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Dragon capsule approaching ISS
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Astronauts play in zero-gravity on the International Space Station
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Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
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Growing plants on the International Space Station
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Hurricane Harvey as seen from the International Space Station on Friday evening.
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Astronaut Tim Kopra throwing football the length of the ISS.
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Tweet by Alexander Gerst, German astronaut on board the ISS.
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A screenshot of a viral video that shows Earth at night.
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Dragon capsule heading for ISS.
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Dragon capsule on the way to the ISS.
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The International Space Station is seen in 2008 in a photo taken from the shuttle Discovery.
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STS-116 Shuttle Mission Imagery of International Space Station Dec. 2006
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