Back to ‘33-6’: Expedition 33 Returns to 6-Person Strength

Clad in their bright blue flight suits, Soyuz TMA-06M crewmen (left to right) Oleg Novitsky, Kevin Ford and Yevgeni Tarelkin float inside the International Space Station’s Zvezda module earlier today. Their triumphant docking comes just days before the 12th anniversary of continuous human presence aboard the international outpost. Photo Credit: NASA

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Next Station Crew Heads “Off the Earth...For the Earth”

The rocket bearing the Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft, destined to carry astronaut Kevin Ford and cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Yevgeni Tarelkin to the International Space Station tomorrow morning, is raised to a vertical position on its desolate Baikonur pad. Photo Credit: AFP

One Sunday afternoon, in the none too distant future, Kevin Ford hopes […]

Falcon 9 Engine-Out Anomaly Raises Concern and Relief

Under the combined thrust of the nine Merlin-1C engines on its first stage, SpaceX’s fourth Falcon 9 roars away from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 8:35 pm EDT on Sunday. Eighty seconds into the flight, its redundancy capabilities would be put to the test in truly dramatic […]

JAXA Module With Student Experiments Safely Berthed To ISS

JAXA’s HTV-3 spacecraft was successfully docked to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday. The unmanned cargo transport ferried supplies as well as the experiments of three students to the orbiting laboratory. Photo Credit: NASA

The spacecraft carrying the experiments of three international students successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) at […]

JAXA's HIIB Thunders Student Dreams To Orbit

Photo Credit: JAXA

Three students who launched their space dreams via YouTube watched their science experiments rocket to the International Space Station this weekend. This student endeavor, co-sponsored by YouTube, Lenovo, and Space Adventures, sent experiments designed by Dorothy Chen and Sara Ma, both 16, of Troy, Mich. and Amr Mohamed, 18, of […]