Spacemen `flew blind` from space station as sensors failed

The three crew of the International Space Station (ISS) who returned to Earth this week endured a hair-raising descent after their height sensors failed, a Russian cosmonaut revealed on Friday.

Astronauts successfully complete 6-hour ISS spacewalk

Astronauts on-board the International Space Station (ISS) successfully completed a 6-hour spacewalk, the first of two to prepare the space lab for a new Russian module and to tackle a backlog of chores.

Watch video: NASA astronauts hang out with Star Trek cast

Space and science fiction enthusiasts were treated to a live webcast of the interaction between real life astronauts and cast members of the new sci-fi film ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ on Thursday.

Space Express: Soyuz reaches ISS in record 6 hours

Blasting off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz carried three men – two Russian cosmonauts and one American – to the ISS in just under six hours.