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International Space Station News

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Amanda Byas

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 4 comments

Video: Original 'Captain Kirk' speaks to Chris Hadfield on ISS

With the new, upcoming Star Trek movie on the horizon, its interesting to look back on an interview between the original Captain Kirk and Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut on the ISS, held back in January.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

International Space Station leaking coolant

Crew members aboard the International Space Station are awaiting word on how to deal with leaking ammonia from an outside cooling system. The six-man crew is not in danger, NASA said.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks - 1 comment

Russian cosmonauts may take Olympic torch on space walk from ISS

The Olympic torch has certainly made the rounds in its time, but now it's heading for a different location. A team of Russian cosmonauts plan to take the torch for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games into orbit, aboard the ISS.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Needs volunteers: Would you like going to Mars and never return?

“Mars One will establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. We invite you to participate by sharing our vision with your friends, and, perhaps, by becoming the next Mars astronaut yourself,” the Dutch company says in its website.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 9 comments

Private rocket Antares launches successfully

Orbital Sciences, a company contracted by NASA to take supplies to the International Space Station, launched a test rocket Sunday, according to Newsy (video above).
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Soyuz spacecraft blasts off on fastest-ever flight to ISS (video)

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy along with Russian cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Pavel Vinogradov just arrived at the International Space Station in world-record time - just six hours, compared to the previous two-day trip.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

SpaceX Dragon space freighter return delayed due to bad weather

Due to high seas in the splashdown zone, the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has to remain in orbit for at least one more day before splashing down into the Pacific Ocean.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Latest astronaut trio returns home from the ISS (video)

After a delay of 1 day due to bad weather, a Soyuz capsule has now safely landed in northeast Kazakhstan, bringing home 2 Russian cosmonauts and 1 American astronaut from their 5 month stint on the ISS. The next trip is planned to arrive in record time.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Video: Chris Hadfield asked if food tastes any different in space

If you have ever wondered if food tastes different when you are up in space, Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut on the International Space Station, was asked and tells us yes. Well, sort of.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Video: Astronauts play music in the 'International Song Station'

The latest musical endeavor from the International Space Station is the "International Song Station." Astronauts on the ISS have been teaming up with musicians back down on Earth to make some cosmic tunes.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

NASA restores communication with International Space Station

Houston - NASA says it lost contact with the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday and has been able to communicate with the station only sporadically. But NASA restored communication with the ISS later in the afternoon.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

ESA space launches in 2013: A busy year for European Space Agency

The European Space Agency has released details of space missions scheduled in 2013 and developments in prospect with current orbiters and satellites.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

NASA adds inflatable 'sewing room' to ISS from Bigelow Aerospace

NASA has awarded Bigelow Aerospace $17.8 million to attach an inflatable "sewing room" module to the International Space Station, according to a recent NASA press release, for future exploration and commercial space endeavors.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 5 comments

Captain Kirk tweets Canadian Astronaut

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, on board the Space Station, received a tweet from William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in Star Trek.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Video: Musical crew flies on Soyuz to International Space Station

The Russian Soyuz TMA07 spaceship took off on Wednesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. This time the craft is carrying a musical crew of three astronauts to the ISS.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Sarah Brightman to soar off into the stars as a space tourist

It's official, the next space tourist will be 'Phantom of the Opera' star, Sarah Brightman, set to zoom up to the ISS in 2015. She has lost her heart to the closest equivalent of a Starship Trooper!
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments
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STS-116 Shuttle Mission Imagery of International Space Station Dec. 2006
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STS-116 Shuttle Mission Imagery of International Space Station Dec. 2006
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Dragon capsule on the way to the ISS.
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Dragon capsule on the way to the ISS.
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Tweet by Alexander Gerst  German astronaut on board the ISS.
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Tweet by Alexander Gerst, German astronaut on board the ISS.
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The Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan  the upper stage of the Soyuz boos...
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The Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the upper stage of the Soyuz booster rocket containing the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft
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International Space Station solar array wings are featured in this image.
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International Space Station solar array wings are featured in this image.
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Astronauts space walking by the ISS
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Astronauts space walking by the ISS
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Doug Wheelock and fellow astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson completed the third  of three spacewalks to ...
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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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Japan s HTV3 space freighter.
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Japan's HTV3 space freighter.
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International Space Station model
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International Space Station model
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US astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman  along with German astronaut Alexander Gerst on board t...
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US astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman, along with German astronaut Alexander Gerst on board the ISS, after losing a world cup bet.
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Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
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Progress 47 redocks at 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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The International Space Station is seen in 2008 in a photo taken from the shuttle Discovery.
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Musicians from Earth and the ISS play duets.
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Musicians from Earth and the ISS play duets.
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Chris Hadfield photographs a view from the International Space Station
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Chris Hadfield photographs a view from the International Space Station
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Dragon capsule docking at ISS
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Dragon capsule docking at ISS
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STS-134 Crew Arrives at Kennedy. From left are Mission Specialists Greg Chamitoff  Andrew Feustel  C...
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STS-134 Crew Arrives at Kennedy. From left are Mission Specialists Greg Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel, Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Greg H. Johnson, Mission Specialist Mike Fincke and European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori.
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Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
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Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
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Soyuz TMA-05M approaches ISS on July 17  2012.
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Soyuz TMA-05M approaches ISS on July 17, 2012.
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International Space Station (ISS)
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International Space Station (ISS)
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Progress M-47 seen from the International Space Station during undocking.
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Progress M-47 seen from the International Space Station during undocking.
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