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GAO: NASA needs a backup plan to maintain presence at ISS

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is in jeopardy, according to a report published this week by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), and they want NASA to come up with a contingency plan for getting American astronauts to the ISS.

Final Block 4 Falcon 9 to launch cargo mission to ISS on Friday

NASA and SpaceX officials have briefed reporters on tomorrow's launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Florida's Space Coast set for 5:42:42 a.m. EDT (0942:42 GMT) from Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad.

RemoveDEBRIS satellite to begin tests in collecting space junk

The RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft which will demonstrate a range of innovative technologies to clean up space debris has now been deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) and will soon begin its experiments in orbit.

NASA astronauts install high-def cameras during spacewalk

Tampa - Two US spacewalkers on Thursday outfitted the International Space Station with a pair of new high-definition video cameras designed to help visiting commercial spaceships dock there in the coming years.

Cement, extreme cold experiments to launch on Orbital cargo ship

Tampa - Food for astronauts, new space gardening gear and an experiment to test how cement forms in weightlessness are poised to launch Monday to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus spacecraft.

Two Americans, one Russian blast off for ISS from Kazakhstan

Baikonur - Two astronauts, a cosmonaut and a ball set to be used in the forthcoming football World Cup in Russia blasted off Wednesday for a two-day flight to the International Space Station.

Cosmonaut, two US astronauts return to Earth from ISS

Dzhezkazgan - Two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut returned to Earth on Wednesday, rounding off a mission of more than five months aboard the International Space Station.

Bigelow Aerospace announces plan to launch its own space stations

On Tuesday, hotel billionaire Robert Bigelow announced the launch of Bigelow Space Operations (BSO). The new company will operate inflatable space stations called B330s, which are being developed by Bigelow Aerospace, also founded by Robert Bigelow.

Trump plans to privatize the International Space Station

Washington - NASA’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal will include plans to end funding for the International Space Station in 2025, but leaves open the possibility of handing part or all of the station over to the private sector.

Study shows our immune systems severely impaired by microgravity

Scientists are learning there may be a reason why the human race will always remain on Earth and not colonize other planets. Because evolution has tailored our bodies to respond to specific conditions, our immune systems are not set up to work in space.

Trump wants to withdraw funding for International Space Station

It has been learned the Trump administration is preparing to end support for the International Space Station (ISS) program by 2025, to free up resources for higher priority, deep space missions such as Mars.

Two US spacewalkers start work on robotic arm repair

Miami - Two US astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Tuesday to start a new round of repairs on the orbiting outpost's aging robotic arm, NASA said.

'To boldly grow': Japan astronaut worried by space growth spurt

Toukyo - A Japanese astronaut has sparked hilarity back on Earth after he claimed to have grown nine centimetres in space, making him worried he would not squeeze into the capsule home.

'Dragon back' as cargo reaches space station

Miami - SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship arrived on Sunday at the International Space Station, carrying supplies and experiments for the astronauts in orbit.

Two rookie astronauts, cosmonaut blast off to ISS 

Baikonur - A three-man space crew featuring American and Japanese rookie astronauts as well as an experienced Russian cosmonaut blasted off on Sunday for a six-month mission at the International Space Station.

Pope asks spacemen life's big questions in ISS live chat

Vatican City - Pope Francis chatted with six astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, kicking off the rare interview with a philosophical question on "man's place in the universe".

Pope gets philosophical with ISS crew in space chat

Vatican City - Pope Francis chatted with six astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, kicking off the rare interview with a philosophical question on "man's place in the universe".

US astronauts begin third October spacewalk to repair ISS robotic arm

Miami - Two American astronauts floated outside the International Space Station Friday for the third spacewalk this month aimed at repairing the orbiting outpost's robotic arm and replacing old video cameras.

Russia's space agency says glitch in manned Soyuz landing

Moscow - A manned Soyuz rocket suffered a partial loss of pressure as it returned to Earth earlier this year, Russia's space agency said Wednesday, in the latest glitch to hit the country's space industry.

US spacewalkers install 'new eyes' at space station

Miami - Two US astronauts installed a high-definition video camera at the International Space Station Tuesday and made more progress on repairs to the lab's robotic arm, NASA said.

US spacewalkers repair aging ISS robotic arm

Miami - Two NASA astronauts wrapped up a successful spacewalk Thursday to repair the International Space Station's aging robotic arm, the US space agency said.

Three astronauts blast off for five-month ISS mission

Baikonur - Two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off for the International Space Station in a nighttime launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Wednesday, heading for a five-month mission.

Three astronauts set for ISS blast-off

Baikonur - Two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut were set to blast off for the International Space Station Tuesday in a late-night launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Three-man crew reaches International Space Station

Baikonur - A three-man space crew from Italy, Russia and the United States on Friday arrived at the International Space Station for a five-month mission Friday.

Three-man crew blasts off to International Space Station

Baikonur - A three-man crew from Italy, Russia and the United States on Friday blasted off from Kazakhstan for a five-month mission on the International Space Station.

Astronauts return after marathon ISS mission

Astana - The Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft carrying astronaut Thomas Pesquet undocked from the International Space Station on Friday, marking the beginning of the Frenchman's journey back to Earth after 196 days in orbit.

Astronauts set to return after marathon ISS mission

Moscow - French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is due to return to Earth on Friday after a marathon 196-day trip that will fall just shy of a record space mission for a European.

US astronauts on 'critical' spacewalk to replace power box

Miami - Two US astronauts embarked Tuesday on what NASA described as a "critical" spacewalk to repair a failed piece of equipment that helps power the International Space Station.

'Awesomesauce,' proclaims US astronaut on historic spacewalk

Miami - So what is it like to float out into the vacuum of space?

Two Russians, one American land back on Earth from ISS

Dzhezkazgan - Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut touched down safely in central Kazakhstan Monday following a 173-day mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
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Astronauts Doug Wheelock  Shannon Walker and Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin have returned home from the...
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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An alleged UFO captured by cameras on the International Space Station.
An alleged UFO captured by cameras on the International Space Station.
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When Chris Hadfield uses the benchpress  this is his view from the International Space Station
When Chris Hadfield uses the benchpress, this is his view from the International Space Station
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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.
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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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The International Space Station passes overhead in the night sky.
The International Space Station passes overhead in the night sky.
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The shuttle Endeavor docked at the ISS. This photo was taken by Expedition 27 crew member Paolo Nesp...
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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Dragon capsule heading for ISS.
Dragon capsule heading for ISS.
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File photo: SpaceX s Dragon space capsule approaches the International Space Station
File photo: SpaceX's Dragon space capsule approaches the International Space Station
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Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station  using the treadmill
Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station, using the treadmill
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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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Astronauts play in zero-gravity on the International Space Station
Astronauts play in zero-gravity on the International Space Station
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NASA: Spacewalk
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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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Astronaut Alexander Gerst shows Gaza war in 'saddest' photo from space: "My saddest photo yet. From #ISS we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over #Gaza and #Israel"
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Chris Hadfield photographs a view from the International Space Station, this of Toronto with snow on Dec. 30
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Chris Hadfield talks about food and how it tastes in space.
Chris Hadfield talks about food and how it tastes in space.
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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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Soyuz TMA-05M approaches ISS on July 17  2012.
Soyuz TMA-05M approaches ISS on July 17, 2012.
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