International Space Station

NASA chief in talks with companies about running ISS

NASA chief in talks with companies about running ISS

The head of the US space agency is in talks with several global companies about taking over day-to-day operations at the International Space Station in the coming years, US media said today.

Jun 06, 2018, 08:53 AM IST
SpaceX launches updated Falcon 9 rocket, boosts Bangladesh's first communications satellite into orbit

SpaceX launches updated Falcon 9 rocket, boosts Bangladesh's first communications satellite into orbit

The "Block 5" booster, the final substantial upgrade to SpaceX`s Falcon 9 launch vehicle, was launched at 4.14 p.m. from NASA`s Kennedy Space Centre, starting its maiden flight, Xinhua reported.

May 12, 2018, 06:40 AM IST
Why NASA sent human sperm to space

Why NASA sent human sperm to space

With talk of space tourism and even trips to Mars, NASA has launched human sperm to the International Space Station (ISS) to test what happens when it gets exposed to zero-gravity environment.

Apr 09, 2018, 16:05 PM IST
NASA tells Boeing to fly three people for six months to ISS

NASA tells Boeing to fly three people for six months to ISS

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has updated its commercial crew contract with Boeing to let the US-based aerospace company fly three people to the International Space Station (ISS) who will stay there for up to six months from an earlier planned two-week trip.

Apr 09, 2018, 11:48 AM IST
SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket in resupply mission to space station

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket in resupply mission to space station

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has successfully launched its Dragon spacecraft- the private spaceflight company's 14th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station (ISS) - on Monday, April 2.

Apr 03, 2018, 10:13 AM IST
SpaceX to launch its 14th resupply mission to space station on Monday

SpaceX to launch its 14th resupply mission to space station on Monday

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch its Dragon spacecraft- the private spaceflight company's 14th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station (ISS) - on Monday, April 2, 2018.

Apr 02, 2018, 16:38 PM IST
NASA astronauts successfully complete 209th spacewalk outside space station

NASA astronauts successfully complete 209th spacewalk outside space station

Expedition 55 Flight Engineers Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel of NASA successfully completed the fourth spacewalk of the year outside the International Space Station on Thursday, March 29.

Mar 30, 2018, 11:24 AM IST
NASA astronauts to conduct spacewalk outside space station today

NASA astronauts to conduct spacewalk outside space station today

NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel of Expedition 55 will conduct a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, March 29.

Mar 29, 2018, 10:19 AM IST
Two astronauts of Expedition 55 gears up for Thursday spacewalk

Two astronauts of Expedition 55 gears up for Thursday spacewalk

The spacewalk will be performed by NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel.

Mar 28, 2018, 10:02 AM IST
Here's how Indian-origin NASA astronaut Sunita Williams is 'keeping herself busy' in space

Here's how Indian-origin NASA astronaut Sunita Williams is 'keeping herself busy' in space

Indian-origin NASA astronaut Sunita Williams is now helping privately-held companies like Space X and Boeing to develop their new spacecraft systems.

Mar 27, 2018, 11:04 AM IST
Expedition 56 crew members welcomed aboard the space station

Expedition 56 crew members welcomed aboard the space station

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft docked to Poisk module of the space station at 3:40 pm EDT, on March 23 while both spacecraft were flying over Serbia.

Mar 26, 2018, 10:34 AM IST
NASA installs new instrument aboard ISS to measure the Sun's energy

NASA installs new instrument aboard ISS to measure the Sun's energy

TSIS-1 studies the total amount of light energy emitted by the Sun using the Total Irradiance Monitor, one of two sensors onboard. 

Mar 19, 2018, 15:05 PM IST
Save the date! ISS Expedition 56 crew members to make their journey on March 21

Save the date! ISS Expedition 56 crew members to make their journey on March 21

The Soyuz spacecraft that will carry the three individuals is scheduled to arrive at the space station on March 23.

Mar 19, 2018, 12:14 PM IST
AI-based floating head to assist ISS astronauts

AI-based floating head to assist ISS astronauts

Airbus, an aeronautics company based in the Netherlands, is developing CIMON (Crew Interactive MObile CompanioN), an AI-based space assistant for Germany's DLR Space Administration.

Mar 05, 2018, 15:00 PM IST
Expedition 54 crew makes a safe return to Earth from the ISS

Expedition 54 crew makes a safe return to Earth from the ISS

The Expedition 55 crew – comprising Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos, NASA's Scott Tingle, and JAXA's Norishige Kanai – continues to operate the station and will wait for the next three-member crew to board the orbiting laboratory in March.

Feb 28, 2018, 09:17 AM IST
Two astronauts to venture out of the ISS for a long spacewalk on Friday

Two astronauts to venture out of the ISS for a long spacewalk on Friday

The spacewalk originally was scheduled for January 29 but was postponed when a new LEE, installed during the spacewalk, encountered start-up issues. 

Feb 15, 2018, 14:26 PM IST
The US plans to privatize the space station, make it a commercial venture

The US plans to privatize the space station, make it a commercial venture

As per the Post, the White House would request the private sector to provide market analyses and development plans.  

Feb 12, 2018, 19:11 PM IST
When astronauts tossed the shuttle: First badminton match played in outer space

When astronauts tossed the shuttle: First badminton match played in outer space

While Roscosmos didn't specify the final score, they said that 'Friendship won', which in Russian terms normally means that the match was a draw.

Feb 07, 2018, 10:43 AM IST
Two cosmonauts break record for longest Russian spacewalk

Two cosmonauts break record for longest Russian spacewalk

The record for longest spacewalk is held by by NASA astronauts.

Feb 05, 2018, 13:25 PM IST
NASA postpones second spacewalk, schedules it for mid-February

NASA postpones second spacewalk, schedules it for mid-February

The spacewalk is to be performed by NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei – who led the first spacewalk on January 23 as well – joined by Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Jan 29, 2018, 17:24 PM IST

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