Rubins, Crewmates Discuss Upcoming Space Station Mission

Kate Rubins, pictured inside the station’s Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) during her Expedition 48/49 increment in 2016. Photo Credit: NASA

The candles will burn brightly for Kate Rubins’ next birthday. When the PhD cancer biologist-turned-astronaut hits 42 on 14 October, she will be serenaded by the blazing engines of a Soyuz-2.1a booster as […]

Spacewalkers Wrap Up Battery Work, Prepare for Future Upgrades

Today’s 6h 1m ISS EVA resembled “Route 66” for Expedition 63 astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken. […]

Spacewalking Heavyweights Smoothly Complete S-6 Battery Swap

Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy (right) and Flight Engineer Bob Behnken both completed their seventh career EVAs on Friday, 26 June. Photo Credit: NASA

Two of the United States’ most seasoned spacewalkers have completed the replacement of batteries in one of two power channels on the far-starboard S-6 truss segment on the International Space […]

NASA Outlines Upcoming Spacewalks; Crew Dragon Return NET Aug 2

Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy (left) and Flight Engineer Bob Behnken work with Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs) in the Quest airlock. Photo Credit: NASA

Two U.S. astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday to begin the homestretch in a three-year-plus sequence of spacewalks to remove outdated nickel-hydrogen batteries from the […]

Cassidy, Behnken Primed for Spacewalks at Month's End

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken will conduct two spacewalks at the end of this month to continue upgrading power systems at the International Space Station. Photos: NASA

With the U.S. Operational Segment (USOS) of the International Space Station (ISS) newly replenished to three members, following the recent arrival of Dragon Endeavour crewmen Doug […]

Demo-2 Docks at Space Station, Expedition 63 Expands to Five Crew

Dragon Endeavour comes in for docking at 10:16 a.m. EDT Sunday. Photo Credit: NASA

Riding aboard a spacecraft they christened “Endeavour”—in honor of the now-retired shuttle which kicked off both of their astronauting careers more than a decade ago—NASA veterans Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken completed another milestone earlier today (Sunday, 31 May), with […]

Weather Delays Demo-2, Next Attempt NET Saturday

Demo-2 astronauts Doug Hurley (foreground) and Bob Behnken ran through a full-up Launch Day, but the Florida weather ultimately thwarted Wednesday’s launch attempt. Photo Credit: NASA/SpaceX

It’s been more than 3,000 days—almost nine full years—since a human-capable orbiting spaceship built and launched in the United States last swept back to Earth to return a […]

NASA, SpaceX Preview First Crewed Dragon Mission, Set for May 27 Launch

The first crewed SpaceX launch for NASA is set to launch on the Demo-2 mission on May 27 from Kennedy Space Center in FL. Photos: NASA / SpaceX

The man who piloted the final Space Shuttle mission and a former chief of NASA’s astronaut corps are ready to buckle aboard a Crew Dragon later […]

Astronaut Chris Cassidy Launches on 195-day Mission to Space Station

The first Soyuz-2.1a booster to carry a human payload roars aloft from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:05 p.m. local time (4:05 a.m. EDT) Thursday 9 April 2020 with NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner. They docked to the International Space Station at 10:13 a.m. EDT while both […]

As Soyuz MS-01 Lands, International Partners Look Ahead to Reduced Crewing in 2017

The Expedition 49 crew re-adjust to terrestrial gravity and the sights, sounds, and scents of Earth, after landing in Kazakhstan. From left are Kate Rubins, Anatoli Ivanishin, and Takuya Onishi. Photo Credit: NASA

Only days before the 16th anniversary of the dawn of continuous habitation of the International Space Station (ISS), the 50th […]