International Space Station

NASA selects new head of human spaceflight mission

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has selected Commercial Crew Program Manager Kathy Lueders to be the agency`s next associate administrator of the Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate.

Jun 13, 2020, 10:58 AM IST

NASA-SpaceX launch: Russian space agency calls President Donald Trump's reaction 'hysteria'

President Trump, who observed the launch, said the United States had regained its place as the world's leader in space, that US astronauts would soon land on Mars, and that Washington would soon have "the greatest weapons ever imagined in history."

Jun 01, 2020, 16:31 PM IST

NASA, SpaceX to launch first Crew Dragon test flight with astronauts on May 27

World's premier space agency NASA and SpaceX have decided to launch the first crewed flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon - a vehicle designed to take astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on May 27. The demonstration mission will carry two NASA astronauts to ISS.

Apr 19, 2020, 12:02 PM IST

Long duration of space travel causes astronaut brain to expand: Study

Space travel of long durations could lead to permanent changes in brain volume of astronauts as well as deformation of the pituitary gland, warns a study.

Apr 18, 2020, 09:58 AM IST

Record-setting NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth from space station

The trio departed the International Space Station (ISS) at 11.20 am IST (12.50 am EST) and made a safe, parachute-assisted landing at 2.41 pm IST (4.12 am EST) southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.

Feb 06, 2020, 16:12 PM IST

Striking images of Hurricane Dorian captured from International Space Station

Hurricane Dorian carved a path of destruction through the Bahamas and killed at least five people, with the scale of the disaster as yet unknown.

Sep 04, 2019, 23:29 PM IST

Russian spacecraft with humanoid robot docks at ISS

The docking of Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft with the Russian Fedor, short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research, robot took place several minutes ahead of the schedule, it said. The docking was rescheduled after a failed attempt on August 24.

Aug 27, 2019, 20:06 PM IST

Earth is special: NASA shares breathtaking images of home planet clicked from outer space

'Earth is special. It's the only place in the universe that we know contains life,' said NASA.

Jun 20, 2019, 21:42 PM IST

Got $50 million for a vacation? NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

NASA will allow up to two private trips to the station per year, each lasting up to 30 days, NASA said. 

Jun 08, 2019, 07:08 AM IST

NASA replaces astronaut for 1st Boeing mission to ISS

Fincke will begin training immediately alongside NASA`s Nicole Mann and Boeing`s Chris Ferguson, who were both assigned to the mission in August 2018.

Jan 23, 2019, 11:47 AM IST

Mice flown to space may help decode ageing: NASA

Previous research has shown that spending time in space causes bone density loss, immune dysfunction in both humans and rodent models.

Jan 15, 2019, 12:43 PM IST

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to reach Earth on Monday

This will be the first night--time splashdown and recovery for the Dragon with plenty of moonlight to track its entry.

Jan 14, 2019, 13:35 PM IST

Long-duration space missions may shrink spinal muscles: Study

Scans obtained before and after missions were analysed to determine changes in the size and composition of the paraspinal muscles.

Jan 10, 2019, 17:18 PM IST

Space microbes adapting to survive, not turning into superbugs

With many space agencies gearing up to send travellers to Mars, there has been an increasing interest in understanding how these microbes would behave in enclosed environments.

Jan 09, 2019, 13:52 PM IST

After lettuce, astronauts could grow beans in space in 2021

The food grown in space could be crucial to sustain the crew in future deep space missions.

Jan 05, 2019, 15:30 PM IST

3-hour manned flights to ISS to begin in 18 months: Roscosmos

ROSCOSMOS is challenging its own manned flight records to ISS, this time under an ultra-fast three hour scheme.

Dec 18, 2018, 12:15 PM IST

Russian cosmonauts undertake spacewalk to solve mystery of small hole in craft

The spacewalk was live broadcast by Russian space agency Roscosmos.

Dec 12, 2018, 13:42 PM IST

Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctions, makes emergency landing: NASA

The rocket took off from Kazakhstan and was on its way to the International Space Station.

Oct 11, 2018, 15:20 PM IST

Indian astronaut may travel to International Space Station in 2022

An Indian astronaut may travel to the International Space Station (ISS) on board a Soyuz spacecraft for a short training mission in 2022, a Russian media report said on Wednesday, citing a source in the Russian space industry.

Oct 03, 2018, 17:04 PM IST

NASA is exploring product endorsements, rocket naming rights: Report

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has unveiled an "Advisory Council committee" that will explore some of these plans, which could include product endorsements from astronauts and even selling the naming rights to rockets and other spacecraft, the Engadget reported. 

Sep 04, 2018, 13:17 PM IST