NASA, SpaceX Target 14 Nov for Crew-1 Dragon Launch

The Crew-1 astronauts, now scheduled to fly no sooner than 14 November, consist of (from left) Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins and Soichi Noguchi. Photo Credit: NASA

Expedition 64 crew members Sergei Ryzhikov, Sergei Kud-Sverchkov and Kate Rubins must wait a little longer before their International Space Station (ISS) increment expands to full, […]

Rubins, Crewmates Primed for Six-Month ISS Expedition (Part 2)

@Astro_Kate7, Sergei Ryzhikov & Sergei Kud-Sverchkov are just a day away from becoming the 100th human crew to launch towards the International Space Station. […]

As Crew-1 Dragon Arrives in Florida, NASA Eyes 23 October Launch to ISS

Crew-1 astronauts @Astro_Illini, @VicGlover, @Astro_Soichi & Shannon Walker are 2 months from launch to @Space_Station. Their ride to space arrived on the Space Coast last week. […]

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 […]

'A Wonderful Moment For Us All': 10 Years Since Discovery Came Safely Home to Earth (Part 2)

Discovery touches down at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on 9 August 2005. Ten years ago, today, STS-114 marked the Return to Flight (RTF) of the shuttle fleet after the Columbia tragedy and opened the door for the completion of the International Space Station (ISS). Photo Credit: NASA

Ten years ago, today, Space […]

'Return to Flight, Not Rush to Flight': 10 Years Since Discovery Came Safely Home to Earth (Part 1)

Discovery sits on the runway at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on 9 August 2005, after completing STS-114, the first post-Columbia shuttle mission. Photo Credit: NASA

Ten years have now passed since the first space shuttle streaked safely back to Earth on 9 August 2005, in the aftermath of the Columbia disaster. The […]

'The Most Complex So Far': What 2003 Might Have Been

Columbia roars into orbit for the 28th and final time on 16 January 2003. Eighty-two seconds into the ascent, a chunk of foam from her External Tank would spell disaster for the outcome of STS-107. Photo Credit: NASA

Twelve years ago, last weekend, Shuttle Columbia and the crew of STS-107—Commander Rick Husband, Pilot […]

'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, it might have seemed […]

Ding-Dong Merrily On-Orbit: Celebrating Yuletide in Space (Part 2)

Since December 2000, a multi-national mix of Americans and Russians, Japanese and Italians, a Dutchman and a Canadian have celebrated Christmas aboard the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA

As we celebrate the festive period over the coming days, spare a thought for the four men and two women from three discrete nations […]

Long Duration, For All Mankind: Kelly, Kornienko Get Ready for One-Year Mission

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

If humankind is to branch out beyond low-Earth orbit (LEO) into deep space, more must be known about what it’s like to live and work in space for extended periods. In 2015, two space explorers […]