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'Fifteen Midnights': Celebrating the New Year in Space

Bill Shepherd (center) and his Expedition 1 crewmates, Yuri Gidzenko (left) and Sergei Krikalev, juggle oranges during their time aboard the International Space Station. They celebrated both Christmas and the dawn of 2001 in orbit. Photo Credit: NASA

With a naval officer in command of the International Space Station, it might have seemed obvious [...]

Expedition 34 Crew Lands Safely in Kazakhstan

From left are NASA astronaut Kevin Ford, commander, with Roscosmos Flight Engineers Oleg Novitsky and Evgeny Tarelkin. Photo Credit: NASA

The crew that comprised Expedition 34 to the International Space Station (ISS) has safely returned to Earth via a Russian Soyuz descent module. They completed their mission on the Kazakhstan Steppes at 10:10 p.m. [...]

Oh, Canada! First Canadian ISS Commander Scheduled to Take the Reins Today

Photo Credit: NASA

History was made some 260 miles up with the change of command that took place on the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday. Veteran Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield became the first Canadian to take command of the orbiting outpost when the outgoing commander, NASA astronaut Kevin Ford, handed over responsibility [...]

California Students Speak Live with Space Station Astronauts

Photo Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — Students in California will speak with Expedition 34 astronauts aboard the International Space Station Tuesday, March 5, from Monrovia High School near Los Angeles. News media representatives are invited to attend. The Earth-to-space call will take place from 1:25-1:45 p.m. EST (10:25-10:45 a.m. PST) and will be carried live on [...]

Hissing Dragon May Dock With Space Station Tomorrow

Rising from the smoke of its own making, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 roars into orbit yesterday to deliver the CRS-2 Dragon to the International Space Station. Although the rocket appears to have functioned normally, the Dragon experienced numerous glitches in its first few hours aloft. Photo Credit: John Studwell

Following yesterday’s eventful launch, the second [...]

Dragon Breathes Perfect Fire as CRS-2 Roars to Orbit -UPDATE

SpaceX began the second mission under the $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services contract that the company has with NASA right on time at 10:10:13 a.m. EST. The launch site was Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studio

The cold light of day [...]

Communications Lost With International Space Station - UPDATE

Photo Credit: NASA

At approximately 9:45 a.m. EST Tuesday, February 19, 2013, the International Space Station lost communications with the ground. During this period, flight controllers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, were updating software aboard the space station’s flight computers. As this was happening, one of the station’s data relay systems [...]

NASA Hosts its First Google+ Hangout Connecting with Space Station

Photo Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — NASA will host its first Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station from 11 a.m. to noon EST, Friday, Feb. 22. This event will connect NASA’s social media followers with astronauts on the ground and living and working aboard the laboratory orbiting 240 miles above Earth.

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New Year's Greeting from Crew of International Space Station

Video courtesy of NASA

Well wishes for the New Year came from all points across the globe, as well as above it. The Expedition 34 crew, some 260 miles above the surface of the Earth, beamed down New Year wishes to the inhabitants below. The Expedition’s Commander, Kevin Ford, and crewmates [...]

Ding-Dong Merrily On-Orbit: Celebrating Yuletide in Space (Part 2)

Since December 2000, a multi-national mix of Americans and Russians, Japanese and Italians, a Dutchman and a Canadian have celebrated Christmas aboard the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA

As we celebrate the festive period over the coming days, spare a thought for six men from three discrete nations who are presently in orbit, [...]