US astronauts to step out on spacewalk for repairs

Two US astronauts are preparing to step out on a brief spacewalk today to install a backup computer at the International Space Station after one failed earlier this month.

Space suit leak happened before, NASA admits

A US-made space suit that leaked water into a helmet and threatened to drown a European astronaut had malfunctioned before, NASA admitted on Wednesday.

Astronauts repeat spacewalk, with mixed success

Two Russian space station astronauts took a spacewalk on Monday to complete a job left undone last month, but ran into new trouble.

NASA astronaut takes stunning photo during spacewalk

NASA has released a photo of astronaut Mike Hopkins while he was spacewalking on December 24, 2013.

Soon, you can watch Earth spin from comfort of your home

Two Russian astronauts, who took a record-breaking seven and a half hour spacewalk outside the ISS, were unsuccessful at installing cameras that would allow people to watch the Earth spin from the comfort of their house.

Technical problem delays ISS streaming-video venture

Spacewalking cosmonauts on Friday installed two cameras outside the ISS for a Canadian streaming-video business but then retrieved the gear after electrical connections failed, officials said.

NASA astronauts make second spacewalk; repair faulty ISS cooling system

Two US astronauts successfully fixed a faulty cooling system on Tuesday working outside the International Space Station (ISS).

Water in ageing spacesuit caused problems for spacewalking astronaut

NASA`s Mission Control has revealed the root cause of the problem that prompted the early end of the latest spacewalk: Water in leading spacewalker astronaut`s 35-year-old spacesuits.

US astronauts begin spacewalk for station repairs

Two US astronauts today stepped outside the International Space Station for the first of three spacewalks to fix a broken equipment cooling system, NASA said.

Astronauts prepare for first spacewalk since helmet leak problem

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station prepared for an unexpected series of spacewalks by fabricating spacesuit snorkels they can use for breathing in case of another helmet water leak, NASA officials said on Wednesday.

NASA testing lighter, more mobile spacesuits for asteroid mission spacewalks

NASA is talking steps to make spacewalking on an asteroid a reality, as it is testing lighter and more mobile spacesuits for astronauts.

Russian cosmonauts take Olympic torch on maiden spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts took an Olympic torch on a spacewalk Saturday for the first time in history as part of the Sochi 2014 torch relay.

Russians take Olympic torch on historic spacewalk

Two cosmonauts took the Olympic torch unlit for a spacewalk today in a historic showcasing of Russia`s hosting of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in three months` time.

Russians to take Olympic torch on historic spacewalk

Two cosmonauts will on Saturday take the Olympic torch for an historic spacewalk aimed at showcasing Moscow`s prowess in science and sport.

ISS astronaut recounts near-drowning experience during spacewalk

Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano today recounted the terrifying minutes last month when he felt he was drowning in his spacesuit after it sprang a still unexplained leak during a spacewalk.

Cosmonauts prepare for new lab in record Russian spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts floated outside the International Space Station on Friday to set up power and ethernet cables for a new research laboratory scheduled to arrive in December.

Top 10 incredible facts: Spacewalks and Spacesuits

Each time an astronaut (or a cosmonaut if Russian) gets out of a spacecraft while in space to do important tasks, it is called a spacewalk — also known as an Extra-vehicular activity (EVA).

Two Russian cosmonauts working on ISS to carry out spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts from the ISS-36/37 crew is expected to carry out a 398-minute spacewalk under a programme of the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS).

Flooded helmet felt like fishbowl: Astronaut Luca Parmitano

Two days after his helmet flooded during a spacewalk, astronaut Luca Parmitano relived the experience today, describing how water kept trickling into his helmet until big globs covered his eyes, then his nose.

NASA aborts spacewalk due to water leak in helmet

NASA aborted a spacewalk at the International Space Station today because of a dangerous water leak in an astronaut`s helmet that drenched his eyes, nose and mouth.