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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.

Russian spacecraft unresponsive — 'spinning out of control'

A Russian cargo ship launched on Tuesday is now spinning out of control after ground crews lost contact with it shortly after launch, jeopardizing 2.7 tons of fuel, food and supplies intended for the International Space Station.

Harper government extends International Space Station commitment

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative government re-upped their commitment to the International Space Station (ISS), signing on for an extra four years. Canada will now be a part of the project until at least 2024.

Astronauts complete 3 spacewalks, fix ISS for future space taxis

NASA astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore completed a series of three spacewalks that began on February 22, to prepare the International Space Station (ISS) for future "space taxis."

Studying worms in space to boost astronaut health

Tokyo - A special study is taking place aboard the International Space Station. Astronauts are studying a roundworm to find out what the effects of being in zero gravity have on muscles.

Mars once had a massive lake, NASA reports

According to reports released by NASA, Mars' Gale Crater once contained a massive lake. NASA presented evidence that also suggests the lake existed for millions of years, long enough to sustain life.

Russian spacecraft delivers cargo to International Space Station

Moscow - The robotic Russian spacecraft Progress 57 has successfully delivered almost three tons of cargo to the International Space Station not many hours after a commercial US rocket suffered a catastrophic explosion shortly after it was launched.

Investigation opens into U.S. spaceship mishap

Wallops Island - NASA is warning coastal Virginia residents not to touch any debris they find from Tuesday night's explosion and crash of a rocket and supply capsule headed for the International Space Station.

Antares Rocket explosion sparks investigation and stock debacle

An unmanned Anares rocket carrying a Cygnus spacecraft to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) exploded on Tuesday evening a few seconds after it launched from Wallops Island, sparking a drop in share price.

Space station 'same day delivery' service operational by 2016

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will soon have their own same day delivery service, courtesy of the soon to be developed Terrestrial Return Vehicle.

Extraterrestrial enthusiasts claim ISS cameras show several UFOs

NASA may not have realized that streaming video from the International Space Station (ISS) would lead to UFO enthusiasts claiming the videos have captured numerous UFOs, but that is exactly what is happening.

Commercial rocket launches space station supply capsule

Accomac - Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket took off Sunday from a NASA facility on the Virginia coast, carrying more than 3,500 pounds of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station.

ISS astronauts lose hair along with World Cup bet (Video)

It seems the World Cup mania has even hit the International Space Station and the astronauts on board have been following the various matches with interest. Then the US was set to play Germany, and that is when the fun really began.

Russia could bail on space station as tensions with U.S. worsen

Moscow - The Russian Federation is threatening to stop participating in the International Space Station project after 2020 in what appears to be a further deterioration of East-West relations.

Russian sanctions have boomerang affect on U.S. space program

Russia has announced that after 2020 they will no longer use the International Space Station. This notification comes two weeks after warning the U.S. that sanctions against the Russian space industry would have a "boomerang" effect.

Mars attacked! How microbes pose the risk

Most sci-fi movies show Martians attacking humans. The real worry for scientists is from microbes from Earth reaching Mars and growing.

International Space Station to test immune cells

Scientists are conducting an experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) to study whether human cells are tuned into Earth’s gravity. This will test whether deep space missions will affect the body.

Space technology fights cancer

Houston - Using the microgravity environment aboard the International Space Station, a particular series of research investigations are taking place into new types of cancer therapy.

US-Russia tensions won't affect outer space operations, NASA says

Tensions between the United States and Russia on Earth will not affect operations on the International Space Station, NASA chief Charlie Bolden said Tuesday.

Video: Russian cosmonauts on record-breaking space walk from ISS

Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazansky just took a record-breaking spacewalk from the ISS, lasting eight hours and seven minutes, with spectacular views of the Earth below.

NASA to treat ISS astronauts to ooh-la-la cuisine

The astronauts and cosmonauts up on the International Space Station are in for a treat on birthdays and other special dates during their stay on the ISS in the future. NASA is ordering in French cuisine.

Video: Three-man ISS crew returns safely to terra firma

The Expedition 36 crew members, comprising two Russian Cosmonauts and one NASA astronaut returned safely to Earth on Wednesday after 166 days in space, on board a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

A rare twin study conducted by NASA

NASA has a once in a lifetime opportunity on their agenda. Astronaut Scott Kelly is scheduled to spend a year at the International Space Station in March 2015, while his twin brother Mark Kelly will live his normal life in Arizona.

Japan's robot astronaut docks at International Space Station

A robot launched into space last week from Japan safely docked at the International Space Station on Friday. The robot named "Kirobo" will now get to work.

New project allows you to send a message to deep space

A new group made of scientists businessmen, and entrepreneurs have founded a project called the Lone Signal Project that will allow you to send a personal message into deep space for free.
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The eye (center of frame) of Hurricane Earl is seen in this image taken as the International Space S...
The eye (center of frame) of Hurricane Earl is seen in this image taken as the International Space Station passed over the storm on Wednesday, Sept. 1 2010.
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US astronaut Kjell Lindgren honored a deceased colleague  scientist Victor Hurst  by playing  Amazin...
US astronaut Kjell Lindgren honored a deceased colleague, scientist Victor Hurst, by playing "Amazing Grace" on bagpipes.
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Chris Hadfield photographs a view from the International Space Station
Chris Hadfield photographs a view from the International Space Station
Via Chris Hadfield's Twitter feed
The International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-133 crew member on ...
The International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-133 crew member on space shuttle Discovery after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 7 a.m. (EST) on March 7, 2011
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Musicians from Earth and the ISS play duets.
Musicians from Earth and the ISS play duets.
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International Space Station (ISS)
International Space Station (ISS)
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Astronauts play in zero-gravity on the International Space Station
Astronauts play in zero-gravity on the International Space Station
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Dragon capsule docking at ISS
Dragon capsule docking at ISS
Screen capture from live feed
A screenshot of a viral video that shows Earth at night.
A screenshot of a viral video that shows Earth at night.
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Dragon capsule approaching ISS
Dragon capsule approaching ISS
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The latest crew takes off on Soyuz TMA-07 to the ISS  this time with music.
The latest crew takes off on Soyuz TMA-07 to the ISS, this time with music.
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Dragon capsule on the way to the ISS.
Dragon capsule on the way to the ISS.
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Soyuz TMA-05M approaches ISS on July 17  2012.
Soyuz TMA-05M approaches ISS on July 17, 2012.
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Japan s HTV3 space freighter.
Japan's HTV3 space freighter.
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Doug Wheelock and fellow astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson completed the third  of three spacewalks to ...
Doug Wheelock and fellow astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson completed the third of three spacewalks to remove a failed ammonia coolant pump module on the station's S1 truss.
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Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
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Tweet by Alexander Gerst  German astronaut on board the ISS.
Tweet by Alexander Gerst, German astronaut on board the ISS.
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Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
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Three crew members from Expedition 36 on the ISS return to Earth.
Three crew members from Expedition 36 on the ISS return to Earth.
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ISS Expedition 33 crew return to earth
ISS Expedition 33 crew return to earth
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