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The Russian Soyuz launcher reentered service today as the unmanned Roscosmos Progress 71 cargo ship lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 1:14 pm EST (12:14 am Saturday, November 17, Baikonur time zone). Loaded with over three tons of food, fuel, and other supplies, it is currently executing a series of maneuvers to match orbits with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, No
In the wake of Thursday's launch abort of the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft, NASA and the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, are determining the cause of the malfunction that resulted in the successful ballistic landing and recovery of American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, as well as considering the future of the International Space Station (ISS). The only means of fe
NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin were forced to make an unplanned descent through Earth's atmosphere today following a malfunction of their Soyuz launch vehicle. The crew has now touched down in Kazakhstan, where they are being attended by search and rescue personnel... Continue Reading Crewed spacecraft bound for ISS forced to make emergency ballistic desc
The crew and their cameras aboard the ISS have revealed some astonishing perspectives of our home planet, and a series of snaps taken this week by the ESA's Alexander Gerst are no exception. The German Commander of Expedition 57 has turned his lens to Super Typhoon Trami as it heads for Japan, revealing the eye of the storm in incredible detail... Continue Reading Jaw-dropping images revea
Over two weeks after an air leak was detected and sealed aboard a Soyuz TMA capsule berthed with the International Space Station (ISS), NASA and the Russian space Agency, Roscosmos, have issued a joint statement. The release says that the two agencies have complete confidence in one another, as well as in the station crew, that the investigation is well in hand, and that the ISS is operati
Astronauts on the International Space Station have shot and shared gorgeous views of our planet in recent years. Here’s a 5-minute video by Big Think in which NASA astronaut Chris Hadfield offers an inside look at what shooting photos on the ISS is like.Hadfield flew a total of three missions to space, spent 166 days in space, orbited the world 2,600 times, and captured a whopping 45,000 ph
I’ve always been fascinated by the night sky, and one of my favorite things to look out for is the International Space Station when it passes overhead. It still boggles my mind that there are people up there, 200 miles into space. Perhaps they are looking down too. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to photograph an ISS transit – in other words, photographing the ISS as it flies in front
When NASA's latest Cygnus cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) lifts off on Monday, its manifest of experiments and general supplies will include three CubeSats, including the first equipped with radar. The size of three cereal boxes and weighing only 26 lb (11.8 kg) each, the miniature satellites will be used to demonstrate new technologies in orbit... Continue Reading F
The 14th SpaceX mission to the International Space Station (ISS) has returned safely to Earth. According to NASA, the unmanned Dragon cargo ship splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California at approximately 3:00 pm EDT (19:00 GMT) on May 5. The completion of the CRS-14 flight came six and a half hours after the craft was released from the station by ground control at
As if they don't already have enough on their plate, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are turning storm chasers. On April 13, a 16-m (52-ft) remote controlled robotic arm installed the 314-kg (692-lb) Space Storm Hunter instrument package on Europe's Columbus laboratory module, where it will make an extensive survey of terrestrial thunderstorms...Continue Reading ESA's


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