Two additional seats have opened up for NASA astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) in September 2017 and March 2018. This will increase the U.S. Orbital Segment (USOS) to four members for the first time. Photo Credit: NASA
Two experienced U.S. astronauts, with a combined total of more than 300 days in orbit, […]
Veteran spacewalker Randy Bresnik will become the first U.S. Marine Corps officer to command the International Space Station (ISS). Photo Credit: NASA, via Joachim Becker/SpaceFacts.de
Three experienced spacefarers from three nations, with a combined total of almost a year in space, across four previous missions—to say nothing of over 31 cumulative hours of Extravehicular […]
“Like an old married couple” was Jack Fischer’s description of the camaraderie between himself and Fyodor Yurchikhin. The pair will launch in March 2017 for a six-month expedition to the International Space Station (ISS). Photo Credit: Michael Galindo/AmericaSpace
You might be forgiven for thinking that one chair was missing at the Johnson Space Center […]
The Soyuz MS-03 crew of (from left) Oleg Novitsky, Peggy Whitson, and Thomas Pesquet will form the second half of Expedition 50, before rotating into the core of Expedition 51. Their 180-day increment is expected to run from 16 November 2016 through 15 May 2017. Photo Credit: Michael Galindo/AmericaSpace
The world’s most experienced female […]
Luca Parmitano (left) confers with Karen Nyberg, as Chris Cassidy looks on, shortly after concluding their 92-minute EVA-23. Photo Credit: NASA TV
After six months of painstaking work, the NASA Mishap Investigation Board (MIB) has reported its findings, including root and proximate causes, of an incident in July 2013 when water unexpectedly intruded into […]
The returned Soyuz TMA-08M crew—from left, Chris Cassidy, Pavel Vinogradov, and Aleksandr Misurkin—begin the process of readjusting to Earth’s gravity after touchdown. They are surrounded by recovery personnel, friends, and colleagues. NASA Chief Astronaut Bob Behnken is visible, second from left. Photo Credit: NASA
After 166 days, six hours, and 16 minutes in flight, […]
Photo Credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov handed over control of the International Space Station Monday at 2:25 p.m. EDT in a traditional Change of Command Ceremony. Flight Engineer Fyodor Yurchikhin will take over command and officially lead Expedition 37 when Expedition 36 undocks today at 7:35 p.m.
Luca Parmitano works on the routing of data and Ethernet cables during the short-lived 16 July EVA. Photo Credit: NASA
Since November 2000, thirty-six discrete groups of men and women from nine sovereign nations—the United States, Russia, Germany, France, Japan, Belgium, Canada, Italy, and the Netherlands—have lived and worked aboard the International Space Station […]
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg inside the Cupola component of the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA
At the robotics workstation in the International Space Station’s Cupola, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 36 flight engineer, participates in onboard training activity in preparation for the grapple and berthing of the Japanese “Kounotori” H2 Transfer Vehicle-4 (HTV-4). […]
Aleksandr Misurkin, Fyodor Yurchikhin, Chris Cassidy, Luca Parmitano, Pavel Vinogradov, and Karen Nyberg make up Expedition 36, currently aboard the ISS. Photo Credit: NASA.
NASA Television will provide live coverage Tuesday, Sept. 10, as three of the crew members on the International Space Station return home, ending more than five months in space.