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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

Student science heads for space

Houston - Mission 5 of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) is scheduled to launch to the space station on July 11. The investigations represent a diversity of subjects from bacteria to tadpole shrimp and locations from Massachusetts to Arizona.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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

Astronauts figure out how to clean the ISS

Houston - Cleaning and controlling debris on a space station is tricky work. Microgravity can turn gasses, dust, fluids and sharp objects into a floating hazard. A science team have come up with a solution.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

SpaceX unveils capsule to ferry astronauts to space

Hawthorne - A sleek, white gumdrop-shaped space capsule that aims to carry up to seven astronauts to the International Space Station and return to land anywhere on Earth was unveiled by SpaceX.
In the Media by AFP

Russian, German and U.S. astronauts dock with ISS

Moscow - A crew of Russian, German and US astronauts docked with the International Space Station Thursday as space cooperation between Moscow and the West continues despite their worst standoff since the Cold War.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

ISS astronauts prove that politics will not affect them

Political tension may be running high, but friends will be friends, especially if they have a common goal for the whole of humanity. This was the message of a multi national crew of astronauts in the weeks leading up to a joint trip to space.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

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

Russian cargo ship docks with space station

Moscow - A Russian cargo ship has successfully docked with the International Space Station Thursday, bringing the crew crucial supplies and water, Russia's space agency said.
In the Media by AFP

Russian-U.S. crew docks at ISS two days late after technical glitch

Moscow - A Russian spacecraft with two Russians and a NASA astronaut aboard on Friday docked successfully at the International Space Station after a technical hitch caused an unprecedented two-day delay.
In the Media by AFP

Russian spacecraft brings 3-man crew to ISS after 2-day delay

Moscow - A Russian spacecraft carrying a three-man Russian and US crew on Friday docked successfully at the International Space Station after an unprecedented two-day delay caused by a technical hitch.The Soyuz TMA-12M carrying Russia's Alexander Skvortsov and ...
In the Media by AFP

Rocket with US-Russian crew misses ISS rendezvous

Baykonur - A Soyuz rocket carrying two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut failed to dock as planned early Wednesday to the International Space Station, the Russian and US space agencies said Wednesday, citing a problem on approach.The rocket, which took off wi...
In the Media by Anais Llobet (AFP)

American, two Russians back on Earth after half-year in space

Moscow - Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut on Tuesday landed back on Earth in Kazakhstan after a stay of more than half a year aboard the International Space Station, mission control said.Russians Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky and NASA astronau...
In the Media by AFP

ISS recommends 'no' vote on Icahn's plan for Apple

Proxy advisory firm ISS said it recommends shareholders vote against activist investor Carl Icahn's share buyback proposal for Apple Inc, according to a report obtained by Reuters on Sunday.
In the Media by Reuters

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

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

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

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

AMS experiment on ISS may have detected dark matter signature

Scientists have announced that the $2 billion particle detector, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), mounted on the International Space Station (ISS), may have detected the signature of dark matter annihilation.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

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

10 amazing photos astronaut Chris Hadfield posted from space

Very few of us get a glimpse of space and how Earth looks from orbit, but thanks to Canadian mission specialist Chris Hadfield's recent photos aboard the International Space Station, we can learn more about the life of an astronaut.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments
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Dragon capsule docking at ISS
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Dragon capsule docking at ISS
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Chris Hadfield photographs a view from the International Space Station  this of Toronto with snow on...
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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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From the ISS  Hadfield snaps a photo of what the Rockies look like on Dec. 30  2012
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From the ISS, Hadfield snaps a photo of what the Rockies look like on Dec. 30, 2012
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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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Chris Hadfield talks about food and how it tastes in space.
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Chris Hadfield talks about food and how it tastes in space.
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The shuttle Endeavor docked at the ISS. This photo was taken by Expedition 27 crew member Paolo Nesp...
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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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Dragon capsule approaching ISS
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Dragon capsule approaching ISS
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Three crew members from Expedition 36 on the ISS return to Earth.
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Three crew members from Expedition 36 on the ISS return to Earth.
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Soyuz in the Desert - coming up to dock with the station with a view of the Sahara below
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Soyuz in the Desert - coming up to dock with the station with a view of the Sahara below
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US Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman after being shaved by German astronaut Alexander Gerst  as a resul...
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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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ISS Expedition 33 crew return to earth
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ISS Expedition 33 crew return to earth
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Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
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Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
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International Space Station (ISS)
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International Space Station (ISS)
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Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
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Progress 47 redocks at ISS.
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The latest crew takes off on Soyuz TMA-07 to the ISS  this time with music.
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The latest crew takes off on Soyuz TMA-07 to the ISS, this time with music.
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When Chris Hadfield uses the benchpress  this is his view from the International Space Station
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When Chris Hadfield uses the benchpress, this is his view from the International Space Station
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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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On Jan. 4 a large presence of stratocumulus clouds was the central focus of camera lenses which rema...
NASA
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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Expedition 36 handover ceremony on board the ISS.
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Expedition 36 handover ceremony on board the ISS.
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Astronauts space walking by the ISS
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Astronauts space walking by the ISS
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