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French, US astronauts install batteries outside space station

Miami - French astronaut Thomas Pesquet floated into space on his first-ever spacewalk Friday, and helped install three new, refrigerator-sized lithium-ion batteries to upgrade the power system at the International Space Station.

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.

Russian authorities inspecting crashed spacecraft debris

Moscow - Authorities in Russia's Siberian region of Tuva on Monday were examining several pieces of the Progress cargo spaceship found after it crashed last week having failed to reach orbit.

Russian spaceship delivers three astronauts to space station

Miami - Russia's Soyuz spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station, carrying a European, a Russian and an American astronaut for a six-month mission at the orbiting outpost.

NASA helps earthlings spot the ISS with new interactive map

NASA has launched a new mapping tool to help people locate the International Space Station (ISS). ‘Spot the Station’ is an interactive map website that allows users to determine the time when they will be able to observe the ISS passing overhead.

Two Russians, one American blast off to ISS

Baikonur - Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut soared into orbit in a Soyuz spacecraft Wednesday at the start of a two-day journey to the International Space Station.

First launch for Orbital's Antares rocket since 2014 explosion

Miami - Orbital ATK launched its Antares rocket en route to the International Space Station for the first time since a massive explosion after liftoff two years ago.

Record-holding US astronaut and two Russians return to Earth

Washington - An American astronaut who set the US record for cumulative time in orbit safely returned to Earth early Wednesday along with two Russian cosmonauts after a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

Astronaut Williams overtakes Kelly for most days in space

One of the most distinguished records in the increasingly-space-bound United States is an astronaut’s cumulative days logged in space.

'New port of call' installed at space station

Miami - With more private spaceship traffic expected at the International Space Station in the coming years, two US astronauts embarked on a spacewalk Friday to install a special parking spot for them.

Three astronauts blast off for ISS in upgraded Soyuz craft

Baikonur - Three astronauts blasted off into the early morning sky in an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome Thursday, heading towards the International Space Station.

Three astronauts touch down after 6 months in space

Moscow - Three astronauts including Briton Tim Peake landed back on Earth Saturday after completing a six-month mission on the International Space Station (ISS).

Room with a view of the world — ISS gets inflatable room

Space X is scheduled to launch its eighth Dragon cargo spacecraft at 4:43 p.m. EDT on Friday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, headed for the International Space Station. Besides a variety of supplies, the spacecraft will be carrying an inflatable room.

Unmanned Cygnus cargo ship launches to ISS on resupply run: NASA

Washington - An unmanned cargo ship blasted off for the International Space Station on a resupply run that will also feature an unprecedented fire experiment after the craft leaves the orbiting outpost.

Three new crew, including US grandpa, join space station

Baikonur - Three new crew members have joined the International Space Station, including a US grandfather who is poised to enter the record books during his time there, NASA said.

Watch this incredible video of lightning storms from space

As storms peppered Europe and Africa last night, British astronaut Tim Peake captured them in all their stunning beauty from on-board the International Space Station.

Water in U.S. astronaut's helmet cuts short Briton's 1st spacewalk

Miami - The discovery of water in a US astronaut's helmet brought an early end Friday to the first ever galactic walkabout by his British colleague, astronaut Tim Peake, NASA said.

Spacewalk repair needs only two whacks

Miami - Two solid whacks to a stuck brake handle was all it took for a spacewalking American astronaut to fix a stalled rail car outside the International Space Station, NASA said Monday.

Three astronauts land back on Earth from space station

Almaty - Three astronauts, from the United States, Russia and Japan, on Friday successfully completed a rare nighttime landing on Earth in the wintry Kazakh steppe after returning from the International Space Station.

NASA resumes space-station missions on Thursday

Cape Canaveral - Commercial resupply missions to the International Space Station are expected to resume Thursday with the launch of a Orbital ATK Cygnus capsule from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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.

US astronauts dodge ammonia on risky spacewalk

Miami - Two US astronauts successfully dodged hazardous ammonia flakes during a risky spacewalk Friday to complete the repair of a cooling system at the International Space Station.

Space station marks 15 years inhabited by astronauts

Miami - Astronauts celebrated 15 years of circling the Earth aboard the International Space Station Monday, a new milestone for an orbiting space lab that some say deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.

Russian cosmonaut back after record 879 days in space

Astana - Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka returned safely to Earth with two other astronauts from the International Space Station Saturday with the record for having spent the most time in space.

Russian cosmonauts wrap up spacewalk

Moscow - Two Russian cosmonauts on Monday added new equipment outside the International Space Station and took pictures to study its exterior during a five-and-a-half hour spacewalk.

Rocket carrying Russian, Japanese, US crew docks with ISS

Baikonur - Astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States Thursday docked successfully with the International Space Station under six hours after they launched, NASA television showed.

Soyuz rocket with three astronauts launches towards ISS after delay

Baikonur - Three astronauts aboard a Soyuz spacecraft successfully launched towards the International Space Station on Thursday after a two-month delay caused by a Russian rocket failure.

'No fear' as astronauts gear up for delayed trip to ISS

Russia - Three astronauts set to travel to the International Space Station this month Wednesday voiced faith in Russia's space programme despite a delay to their trip caused by the failed launch of a cargo ship.

Relief as Russian cargo ship docks at space station

Moscow - An unmanned Russian cargo ship successfully docked with the International Space Station on Sunday following a string of failed attempts to resupply the orbital laboratory."The transport cargo ship Progress M-28M has docked with the...
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Japan s HTV3 space freighter.
Japan's HTV3 space freighter.
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Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station  using the treadmill
Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station, using the treadmill
Via Chris Hadfield's Twitter feed
From the ISS  Hadfield snaps a photo of what the Rockies look like on Dec. 30  2012
From the ISS, Hadfield snaps a photo of what the Rockies look like on Dec. 30, 2012
Via Chris Hadfield
ISS Expedition 33 crew return to earth
ISS Expedition 33 crew return to earth
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Expedition 36 handover ceremony on board the ISS.
Expedition 36 handover ceremony on board the ISS.
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Orbital ATK s Cygnus cargo craft is released from the International Space Station in this June 14  2...
Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo craft is released from the International Space Station in this June 14, 2016.
NASA/ESA astronaut Tim Peake
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
Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
NASA video screen capture
From left to right  Wallops Flight Facility director Bill Wrobel; Chris Scolese  director of the God...
From left to right, Wallops Flight Facility director Bill Wrobel; Chris Scolese, director of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.; NASA Administrator Charles Bolden; and former astronaut Frank Culbertson, now of Orbital Sciences Corp., pose in front of Orbital's Cygnus space capsule at Wallops near Chincoteague, Va., in 2012.
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An alleged UFO captured by cameras on the International Space Station.
An alleged UFO captured by cameras on the International Space Station.
Scott Waring
Dragon capsule heading for ISS.
Dragon capsule heading for ISS.
Screen capture from live feed
A picture paints too many words  most of them names.
A picture paints too many words, most of them names.
Alexander Gertz
The International Space Station passes overhead in the night sky.
The International Space Station passes overhead in the night sky.
Tom Lee
NASA: Spacewalk
NASA: Spacewalk
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Dragon capsule on the way to the ISS.
Dragon capsule on the way to the ISS.
Screen capture from live feed
Musicians from Earth and the ISS play duets.
Musicians from Earth and the ISS play duets.
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The zinnia plants began to exhibit guttation and epinasty  both signs of plant stress.
The zinnia plants began to exhibit guttation and epinasty, both signs of plant stress.
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Yes  there are other forms of life in space.
Yes, there are other forms of life in space.
Scott Kelly
NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren took this photograph on Nov. 11  2015 from the International Space Sta...
NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren took this photograph on Nov. 11, 2015 from the International Space Station, and shared it with his followers on social media. Lindgren wrote, "The delicate fingerprints of water imprinted on the sand. The #StoryOfWater." The area photographed is located in Oman, approximately 20 km to the west-northwest of Hamra Al Drooa.
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William Shatner  the original Captain Kirk  spoke to Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield on the ISS.
William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk, spoke to Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield on the ISS.
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