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 […]

Black History Month: Looking Back, Looking Forward at the Contributions of African-American Astronauts

Charlie Bolden, pictured at the commander’s station on STS-60 in February 1994. This flight, 25 years ago, saw the first joint U.S.-Russian participation in manned space exploration since the Apollo-Soyuz era. Bolden went on to become NASA’s first African-American administrator. Photo Credit: NASA

Twenty-five years ago, this month, an African-American astronaut commanded one […]