Homebound Trio Hands Over Station Command

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.

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Expedition 36 to End on 11 Sept. After Six Months on Orbit

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 […]

The Zero Gravity Coffee Cup

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Video courtesy of Science at NASA

High above our planet in the realm of satellites and space stations, the familiar rules of Earth do not apply. The midday sky is as black as night. There is no up and no down. Dropped objects do not fall, and hot air does […]

Cover Breaks Off ISS, Floats Past

Image Credit: NASA

On August 19, International Space Station (ISS) astronaut Chris Cassidy reported an unidentified object floating past the window. The last time an ISS crewmember spotted something unusual out the window, it was small frozen flakes from a serious ammonia leak that spawned rapid mobilization of an unscheduled extravehicular activity. This […]

NASA Scrambles to Get Suit Kit to ISS as Leak Investigation Continues

NASA is looking into fixes for the problems that cropped up during the July 16 spacewalk conducted by Luca Parmitano and Chris Cassidy. Photo Credit: ESA

NASA seems to be making progress in narrowing down potential sources of the leak that foreshortened a July 16th spacewalk when it filled ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano’s […]

EVA-23 Terminated Following Space Suit Problem

Luca Parmitano (left) confers with Karen Nyberg, as Chris Cassidy looks on, shortly after concluding their 92-minute EVA-23. Photo Credit: NASA TV

Expedition 36 spacewalkers Chris Cassidy and Luca Parmitano were dramatically summoned back to the International Space Station’s Quest airlock earlier today, a little more than 92 minutes into their planned 6.5-hour […]

'Luca Skywalker' and 'Iron Man Chris' Complete Six-Hour EVA Outside Space Station

Riding the 57-foot-long Canadarm2, Luca Parmitano became Italy’s first spacewalker earlier today. He joins representatives of Russia, the United States, France, Germany, Japan, and Canada in having accomplished this remarkable feat. Photo Credit: NASA TV

Two astronauts, including Italy’s first spacewalker, ventured outside the International Space Station today on the first of two […]