Expedition 63 Returns to Six-Crew Strength With Soyuz MS-17 Arrival on Station

Soyuz MS-17 approaches docking at the International Space Station (ISS), a mere three hours and three minutes after launch. Photo Credit: NASA TV

For the first time in six months, six astronauts and cosmonauts will eat dinner together tonight aboard the International Space Station (ISS), following Wednesday’s safe launch and record-speed arrival of Soyuz […]

Rubins, Crewmates Primed for Six-Month ISS Expedition (Part 1)

Birthday girl @Astro_Kate7, plus #SoyuzMS17 crewmates Sergei Ryzhikov & Sergei Kud-Sverchkov are primed to launch to @Space_Station on Wednesday, 14 October. […]

Kate Rubins Prepares for Birthday Ride to Space Station

When @Astro_Kate7 launches to the @Space_Station on Wednesday, she’ll become only the 5th American (and 1st woman) to ride a rocket to space on her birthday. […]

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 […]

To Live With Russians: Remembering America’s Long Mission to Mir, 25 Years On (Part 2)

U.S. astronaut Norm Thagard sleeps aboard Mir, during his lengthy voyage. Photo Credit: NASA

Twenty-five years ago, this month, the first U.S. astronaut in history was launched aboard a non-U.S. spacecraft, atop a non-U.S. rocket, from a non-U.S. nation, with a crew entirely composed of non-U.S. comrades. Four-time Space Shuttle flyer Dr. Norm Thagard had spent […]

NASA's Jessica Meir, Crewmates Launch to Space Station on Soyuz MS-15

The Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft is launched with Expedition 61 crewmembers Jessica Meir of NASA and Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, and spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photo captured by NASA astronaut Christina Koch onboard the ISS.

In a relatively […]

Cosmonaut Veteran, NASA Rookie and First UAE Astronaut Ready for Wednesday Launch to Space Station

Commanding Wednesday’s mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is veteran cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka (center). He will be accompanied by first-time NASA flyer Jessica Meir (right) and the first citizen-astronaut of United Arab Emirates (UAE), Hazza al-Mansouri (right). Photo Credit: Jessica Meir/NASA/Twitter

Three spacefarers from three nations are primed to roar aloft from Site […]

50 Years After Moon Landing, Soyuz MS-13 Crew Launches to Space Station

At the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Soyuz MS-13 crewmen (from left) Drew Morgan, Aleksandr Skvortsov and Luca Parmitano practice their duties during a manual approach to the International Space Station (ISS). Photo Credit: Andrey Shelepin/GCTC

Three spacefarers from a trio of nations will launch aboard Soyuz MS-13 on Saturday, 20 July, bound […]

New Crew Launched Aboard Soyuz MS-12, En-Route to Space Station

Soyuz MS-12 roars aloft from Gagarin’s Start, into post-midnight skies at Baikonur. Photo Credit: NASA/Twitter

Two U.S. astronauts rode into orbit, shoulder-to-shoulder with a Russian commander earlier today, when Soyuz MS-12 speared smoothly aloft from Site 1/5—the historic “Gagarin’s Start”—at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA flyers Nick Hague and Christina Koch were joined […]

Soyuz MS-12 Crew Primed for Thursday Launch to Space Station

The Soyuz MS-12 crew of (from left) Alexei Ovchinin, Nick Hague and Christina Koch during their flight to Baikonur last month. Photo Credit: NASA

Five months after an abortive attempt to reach the International Space Station (ISS), Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and NASA’s Nick Hague will have a second chance to get to […]