US, Russia sign deal to prolong ISS operation

An agreement has been signed to prolong the operation of the International Space Station (ISS) till 2024, Igor Komarov, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos, said at a news conference on Saturday.

Feud on Earth but peace in space for US and Russia

Hundreds of kilometres below on Earth, their governments are locked in a standoff over Ukraine - but up in space, Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts are still working together side by side.

Russia to resume space tourism in 2018

Russia officials say they will resume space tourism in 2018 after years of sending into space only professional cosmonauts and astronauts.

International Space Station boosts orbit to dock new spacecraft
International Space Station boosts orbit to dock new spacecraft

The International Space Station (ISS) has raised its orbit, placing it in the correct orientation for the docking of a new Soyuz spacecraft carrying crew next week.

Astronauts return to Earth on Russian Soyuz spaceship
Astronauts return to Earth on Russian Soyuz spaceship

Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut returned to Earth aboard a Soyuz space capsule after spending six months at the International Space Station.

ISS astronauts use airlock to test lungs
ISS astronauts use airlock to test lungs

Astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) are using the orbital lab's airlock to monitor lung inflammation as well as charting their lung health.

SpaceX launches two communications satellites
SpaceX launches two communications satellites

US space transportation company SpaceX launched two commercial communications satellites atop a Falcon 9 rocket Sunday evening.

Astronauts take 3rd spacewalk to complete tricky cable job
Astronauts take 3rd spacewalk to complete tricky cable job

Two NASA astronauts have ventured out of the International Space Station in their third spacewalk in just over a week.

Astronaut `mechanics` grease gear at space station
Astronaut `mechanics` grease gear at space station

Two US astronauts transformed into spacewalking mechanics on Wednesday as they floated outside the International Space Station to grease a robotic arm and help prepare parking docks for commercial crew capsules.

US astronauts step out on spacewalk
US astronauts step out on spacewalk

Two American astronauts on Wednesday stepped out on the second of three spacewalks to prepare the International Space Station for the arrival of commercial capsules ferrying astronauts in the coming years.

NASA astronauts to perform second spacewalk at the ISS today
NASA astronauts to perform second spacewalk at the ISS today

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: NASA on Wednesday will conduct its second out of the three complicated spacewalks at the International Space Station.

NASA TV will cover the walk showing it live beginning Wednesday at 6 am EST (1100 GMT).

First spacewalk to let space taxis park on ISS completed
First spacewalk to let space taxis park on ISS completed

 NASA astronauts have successfully completed first of the three spacewalks to reassemble parts of the International Space Station (ISS) to create parking spots for Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) -- two commercial space taxis.

US astronauts begin spacewalk to lay cable at station

Two US astronauts wearing what NASA assured are "healthy" spacesuits began a spacewalk Saturday to lay cable outside the International Space Station, after an equipment failure briefly delayed the mission.

Russian Progress spacecraft docks with the space station
Russian Progress spacecraft docks with the space station

Russian cargo ship Progress 58 docked with the International Space Station on Tuesday after it was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6 am EST.

Russian Progress cargo ship launched to space station
Russian Progress cargo ship launched to space station

A Russian Progress cargo ship has been launched on Tuesday to deliver three tons of supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).

Europe destroys last space truck to ISS

The European Space Agency (ESA) on Sunday said it had destroyed its last supply ship to the International Space Station, bringing a seven-year venture to a successful close.

Astronauts' exercise regime reveals how to stay fit

 Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are not only working out to keep their hearts healthy but also to generate data to advance knowledge of health and fitness on Earth, a NASA research indicates

Talking Japanese space robot back on Earth
Talking Japanese space robot back on Earth

A pint-sized Japanese robot that became the first android to converse with an astronaut in space has returned to Earth after 18 months in orbit, project organisers said Thursday.

Boeing, SpaceX working on cheaper flights to ISS: NASA
Boeing, SpaceX working on cheaper flights to ISS: NASA

US space agency NASA has said that future manned spaceflights to the International Space Station (ISS) could save millions of dollars using spacecraft currently being developed by private US companies Boeing and SpaceX.

Robotic arms install remote-sensing instrument on ISS

Robotic flight controllers have successfully installed NASA's Cloud Aerosol Transport System (CATS) aboard the International Space Station.