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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...

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.

Russian cosmonaut sets record for most time in space

Moscow - Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, who is the current commander of the International Space Station, has set a new record for most time spent in space, with a total of 803 days, Russian space agency said Tuesday."The record is official.

Russia eyes Kazakh cosmonaut as space tourist

Moscow - Russia on Monday proposed sending a Kazakh cosmonaut to the International Space Station in place of a space tourist in September after a Japanese candidate formally dropped out.

Russia to launch next manned flight to ISS in July

Moscow - Russia's space agency said Tuesday the next manned mission to the International Space Station would blast off between July 23 and 25, after it delayed the launch due to a rocket failure.

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.

Russia restarts spacecraft after embarrassing failures

Moscow - Russia on Monday managed on a second attempt to restart the engines of a Progress spacecraft attached to the International Space Station (ISS) and shift the station's orbit.

Russia probes space failures after rocket falls to Earth

Moscow - Russia on Sunday began investigating the loss of a commercial satellite and a separate glitch on the International Space Station, sparking fears over the industry's safety.

Russian space agency has two rocket 'glitches' in same day

Russia's Roscosmos space agency has been having a "very bad day." The latest events include a rocket attached to the International Space Station that malfunctioned, and the loss of a satellite in a failed launch, both occurring within hours of each other.
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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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Astronauts Doug Wheelock, Shannon Walker and Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin have returned home from the International Space Station, landing at 11:46 p.m. EST Thursday night in Kazakhstan.
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US Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman after being shaved by German astronaut Alexander Gerst, as a result of a World Cup bet.
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Expedition 36 handover ceremony on board the ISS.
Expedition 36 handover ceremony on board the ISS.
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Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
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The shuttle Endeavor docked at the ISS. This photo was taken by Expedition 27 crew member Paolo Nespoli from the Soyuz TMA-20 following its undocking on May 23, 2011.
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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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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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Progress M-47 seen from the International Space Station during undocking.
Progress M-47 seen from the International Space Station during undocking.
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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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Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station, using the treadmill
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FRONTIER: SpaceX's Dragon space capsule approaches the International Space Station on a resupply mission in 2012.
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On Jan. 4 a large presence of stratocumulus clouds was the central focus of camera lenses which remained aimed at the clouds as the Expedition 34 crew members aboard the International Space Station flew above the northwestern Pacific Ocean
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The zinnia plants began to exhibit guttation and epinasty, both signs of plant stress.
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Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
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American astronaut Kjell Lindgren played  Amazing Grace  on bagpipes on the ISS as a tribute to a de...
American astronaut Kjell Lindgren played "Amazing Grace" on bagpipes on the ISS as a tribute to a deceased colleague.
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A picture paints too many words, most of them names.
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Suni Williams competes in the Malibu Triathlon while aboard ISS
Suni Williams competes in the Malibu Triathlon while aboard ISS
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