Fifteen Midnights: Celebrating the New Year in Space (Part 1)

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 (ISS), it might have […]

2015 in Review: A Year of Success, Disappointment and Recovery

The One Year Crew, from left: NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Roscosmos cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko. Photo Credit: NASA

As the world bids farewell to 2015, we can reflect upon a dozen months which have seen success and failure in equal measure for America’s space program. High above our heads, unprecedented activity has been […]

Five Decades of Celebrating Christmas in Space (Part 2)

Expedition 26 crew members Paolo Nespoli (left), Scott Kelly (top), and Catherine “Cady” Coleman bail out of their sleeping quarters in the Harmony node of the International Space Station (ISS) on Christmas morning in 2010. Photo Credit: NASA

As we celebrate the Christmas period, spare a thought for the six men from three […]

Five Decades of Celebrating Christmas in Space (Part 1)

Truly the voyage of Apollo 8 over the Christmas period in 1968 carried with it the most profound message of the Greatest Story Ever Told: a message of peace, goodwill and harmony to the inhabitants of Planet Earth. Photo Credit: NASA

For the first time, an American citizen recorded as many as three […]

Expedition 46 Spacewalkers Secure Mobile Transporter, Ahead of Progress-MS Arrival at Space Station

Expedition 46 spacewalkers Scott Kelly (EV1) and Tim Kopra (EV2) spent three hours and 16 minutes working outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday, 21 December. Photo Credit: NASA/Twitter/Tim Peake

Expedition 46 spacewalkers Scott Kelly and Tim Kopra today performed an “Unplanned EVA”, lasting three hours and 16 minutes, to successfully oversee […]

Expedition 45 Astronauts Kelly and Kopra to Perform 'Unplanned' EVA on Monday

Spaceewalker Steve Smith works near the Mobile Transporter (MT), shortly after its installation on STS-110 in April 2002. Photo Credit: NASA

Only days after his successful launch into orbit and safe docking at the International Space Station (ISS), newly-arrived Expedition 46 resident Tim Kopra of NASA is expected to join Commander Scott Kelly […]

New Space Station Crew Ready for Six Months of Visitors and EVAs

Soyuz TMA-19M delivers Yuri Malenchenko, Tim Kopra, and Tim Peake into orbit yesterday. Photo Credit: NASA/Kowsky, via Tim Kopra/Twitter

Less than 24 hours since departing the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz TMA-19M crew of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, U.S. astronaut Tim Kopra, and Britain’s Tim Peake are settling aboard the International Space […]

Kopra, Peake, and Malenchenko Launch for International Space Station

The Soyuz TMA-19M rocket is launched with Expedition 46 Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Tim Kopra of NASA, and Flight Engineer Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency), Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Malenchenko, Kopra, and Peake will spend the […]

Three New Crew Headed to Space Station Tomorrow Aboard Soyuz TMA-19M

The Soyuz TMA-19M undergo final training preparations at Baikonur. From left are Britain’s Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, and U.S. astronaut Tim Kopra. The trio will spend almost six months aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Photo Credit: NASA

Three new residents are entering their final 24 hours on Earth, ahead of […]

Space Station Crew Returns to Earth After 4.5 Months in Space

Spectacular view of Soyuz TMA-17M’s descent into the “sensible” atmosphere, as viewed by Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly, aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Photo Credit: NASA/Scott Kelly/Twitter

Two weeks ahead of Christmas, and 11 days sooner than originally manifested, the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft and its crew of Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, U.S. […]