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Russia says space station leak could be deliberate sabotage

Sep 04, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin says the hole detected last Thursday in a Russian space craft docked at the orbiting station was caused by a drill and could have been done deliberately, either back on Earth or by astronauts in space

SPACE STATION. This NASA TV frame grab shows a pair of US astronauts as they began a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on May 16, 2018 to swap and check on two external cooling boxes, nicknamed "Leaky" and "Frosty. File photo by NASA TV/AFP

Boeing, SpaceX unlikely to make manned flights to ISS in 2019

Jul 13, 2018 - 3:39 PM

The independent Government Accountability Office says neither company is expected to be ready to carry out manned flights by November 2019 because of various delays in certifying their programs

THE ISS. The International Space Station (ISS) as photographed from the space shuttle Endeavour on May 29, 2011. Image courtesy of NASA

U.S. spacewalkers to swap, check coolers 'Leaky' and 'Frosty'

May 16, 2018 - 11:11 PM

Since they operate using highly toxic ammonia, the spacewalkers must take utmost care not to get any on their suits

SPACEWALK. This NASA TV frame grab shows a pair of US astronauts as they began a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on May 16, 2018 to swap and check on two external cooling boxes, nicknamed "Leaky" and "Frosty. Handout / NASA TV / AFP

SpaceX launches cargo to space station using recycled rocket, spaceship

Apr 03, 2018 - 4:18 PM

The effort is part of SpaceX's mission to lower the cost of space flight by re-using costly, multimillion-dollar components that typically have been discarded into the ocean after each launch

SPACEX. This image still obtained from NASA video shows the liftoff of the recycled Falcon 9 rocket and unmanned Dragon cargo ship on April 2, 2018, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. AFP PHOTO / NASA TV

The week in photos: March 17-23, 2018

Mar 24, 2018 - 12:49 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A refugee child participates in an anti-racist demonstration in Athens on March 17, 2018, marking as well two-years of the EU-Turkey deal and the closing of the borders. The banner reads' fight fortess Europe'. Refugees and solidarity groups condemned the new shipwreck off Agathonissi island earlier today, where 16 refugees drowned. / AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI

The week in photos: December 16-22, 2017

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:57 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A girl waits for her present next to a man dressed as Santa Claus during a Christmas ceremony at the Palace of the National Military Club in Bucharest on December 21, 2017. Children of the Romanian Army army personnel, who were injured or died on duty, attended a children's show and received Christmas presents. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel MIHAILESCU

'Dragon back' as cargo reaches space station

Dec 17, 2017 - 9:13 PM

It is the first time SpaceX launches both a rocket and a cargo ship that have flown before

DRAGON. SpaceX’s Dragon cargo vehicle is secured to the International Space Station, delivering over 4,800 pounds of science and supplies to crew. Photo from NASA Twitter page

Aircraft overhead forces Orbital to cancel cargo launch

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:58 AM

(UPDATED) The unmanned, barrel-shaped Cygnus is packed with food, supplies, and equipment for the 6 astronauts at the International Space Station

SET FOR LAUNCH. The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen on launch Pad-0A, Friday, November 10, 2017 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA/AFP

The week in photos: October 21-27, 2017

Oct 28, 2017 - 2:50 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CHAT. Pope Francis (R) speaks during a video conference connection with the International Space Station (ISS), at the Vatican on 26 October, 2017. Photo by Osservatore Romeno/AFP

Pope gets philosophical with ISS crew in space chat

Oct 26, 2017 - 10:31 PM

The Argentine pontiff sits at a small desk inside the tiny city state, facing a wide-screen television on which the astronauts from America, Russia and Italy could be seen floating together in their blue suits

CHAT. This handout picture taken and released on October 26, 2017 by the Vatican press office shows Pope Francis (R) speaking during a video conference connection with the International Space Station (ISS), at the Vatican, on 26 October, 2017. Photo by  Osservatore Romeno/ AFP

3 astronauts reach ISS for 5-month mission

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Russia s Roscosmos space agency says that the Soyuz MS 06 spacecraft successfully docked at the ISS at 0255 GMT

The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos is seen on the right approaching the International Space Station on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. The spacecraft docked to the station at 10:55 p.m. EDT. Credits: NASA Television

Record-breaking NASA astronaut comes back to Earth

Sep 03, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Peggy Whitson 57 is the American who has spent the most cumulative amount of time in space

International Space Station (ISS) crew member US astronaut Peggy Whitson reacts shortly after landing in a remote area outside the town of Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), Kazakhstan on September 3, 2017 US astronaut Peggy Whitson touched down to Earth on September 3 with two Russian and American colleagues following her record-breaking 288-day stay at the International Space Station. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / SERGEI ILNITSKY

SpaceX unveils peek at sleek new spacesuit

Aug 24, 2017 - 9:35 AM

Chief executive Elon Musk posts a photo of the futuristic spacesuit on Instagram saying this actually works not a mockup

NASA launches satellite to help astronauts talk to Earth

Aug 18, 2017 - 9:34 PM

The satellite will support critical space communication into the mid 2020s NASA says in a statement

ATLAS V AND THE TDRS-M. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, with NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-M. TDRS-M. Liftoff was at 8:29 a.m. EDT. Photo by Bob Granath/NASA

'Dragon captured' as cargo arrives at space station

Aug 16, 2017 - 7:25 PM

A key part of the cargo is a sophisticated supercomputer made by Hewlett Packard Enterprise HPE called The Spaceborne Computer

This image provided by NASA shows the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon spacecraft onboard, launching from pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Saturday, June 3, 2017.  File photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA.AFP

3-man crew reaches International Space Station

Jul 29, 2017 - 2:09 PM

The crew from Italy Russia and the United States boosts the ISS back to full capacity

LIFTOFF. In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 52-53 crew members Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency (left), Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) and Randy Bresnik of NASA (right) pose for pictures in front of the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft. Photo by Andrey Shelepin/Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center/NASA

Russia launches space freighter to ISS

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:13 PM

The cargo ship carrying more than two tons of essential supplies including fuel air and equipment and parcels for astronauts is due to dock with the ISS on Friday at 1142 GMT

PROGRESS IN FLIGHT. The Progress cargo ship in flight thanks to a Soyuz-2.1A booster rocket on June 14, 2017. Screen shot from YouTube.

SpaceX poised for Thursday cargo launch to space station

May 31, 2017 - 10:48 PM

If all goes as planned a Falcon 9 rocket will propel the Dragon into low Earth orbit where it will eventually connect with the space station circling the Earth at a height of some 250 miles 400 kilometers

DRAGON TO FLY AGAIN. A multiple exposure photo showing the trail of the Dragon spacecraft as it lifts off, with the Falcon 9 rocket's trail as it landed, at Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 18, 2016. File photo courtesy of SpaceX

Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station

Apr 22, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The Cygnus spacecraft is packed with 7 626 pounds of crew supplies hardware and dozens of experiments aimed at studying fire growing food and cancer therapies

CARGO SPACECRAFT. The Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo craft approaches its 10-meter capture point where the Canadarm2 grapples resupply ship. Photo and caption courtesy of NASA

Russian, American two-man crew reaches ISS

Apr 20, 2017 - 5:36 PM

UPDATED The Soyuz MS 04 spacecraft with Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA s Jack Fisher onboard successfully docks to the ISS at 1319 GMT Russian space agency Roscosmos says

INTO SPACE. Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA rookie Jack Fischer. Screen shot from NASA TV via Twitter.

SpaceX hails 'revolution' after recycled rocket launch, landing

Mar 31, 2017 - 9:08 AM

UPDATED SpaceX officials have said that reusing hardware could slash costs – with each Falcon 9 launch costing over 61 million – by about 30

REVOLUTION. The SES-10 launch is the world's first reflight of an orbital class rocket. Photo from SpaceX Flickr account

SpaceX cargo ship arrives at space station

Feb 23, 2017 - 7:14 PM

This time the Dragon cargo ship makes a perfect approach to the capture point a NASA commentator says and is grabbed by the station s robotic arm at 5:44 am 1044 GMT

SUCCESS. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a Dragon cargo capsule, is seen from Port Canaveral, Florida, as it launches from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A on February 19, 2017. Photo by Gregg Newton / AFP

SpaceX cargo ship aborts rendezvous with space station

Feb 22, 2017 - 7:33 PM

The cargo ship is packed with more than 5 000 pounds 2 267 kilograms of food gear and science experiments for the 6 astronauts living on the orbiting space station

DRAGON. This still image taken from NASA TV, shows the the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a Dragon cargo capsule, launching from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A in Florida on February 19, 2017. Photo by NASA / AFP

SpaceX blasts off cargo from historic NASA launchpad

Feb 19, 2017 - 11:20 PM

UPDATED The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the unmanned Dragon cargo ship pushes through after the first attempt was canceled

SpaceX aborts launch after 'odd' rocket engine behavior

Feb 18, 2017 - 11:32 PM

UPDATED The delay was taken out of an abundance of caution a SpaceX spokesman says The next launch attempt is scheduled for Sunday morning U S time

FALCON 9. Space X's Falcon 9 rocket is prepared for a launch to the International Space Station February 17, 2017 at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on LC39A, one of the renovated Space Shuttle launch pads that SpaceX leases from NASA. Bruce Weaver/AFP

Two US astronauts on spacewalk to upgrade ISS

Jan 06, 2017 - 11:53 PM

The astronauts spacewalk is expected to last six and a half hours during which the pair will install adapter plates and electrical connections for 3 of 6 new lithium ion batteries installed on the station s truss

SPACEWALK. This NASA TV frame grab shows astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson reloacating a battery on January 6, 2017 outside the International Space Station. Image from NASA TV / AFP

Russia seeks answers after ISS cargo ship crashes

Dec 02, 2016 - 7:05 PM

Russia s space agency says the Progress ship – carrying tons of food and equipment as well as gifts for the ISS crew of 6 – was lost minutes after launch Thursday evening December 1 in an abnormal situation

Service towers move towards the Soyuz-U carrier rocket with the cargo ship Progress MS-04 lifted on the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 29, 2016. Roscosmos/Stringer/AFP

'Fire in space' experiment kicks off aboard U.S. cargo ship

Nov 22, 2016 - 7:08 AM

How does fire act in space? Researchers will soon find out by trying to ignite 9 different materials aboard an unmanned spaceship on its way to a fiery re entry

In this file photo, Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo craft (left) is seen from the Cupola module windows aboard the International Space Station on Oct. 23, 2016. NASA photo

'Fire in space' experiment to kick off aboard US cargo ship

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:30 PM

The 9 samples of materials to be set ablaze include flame retardant fabrics used for astronaut clothing station Plexiglas window samples with edge variations and structures used for storage containers and silicone composites says NASA

CYGNUS' FIRE EXPERIMENTS. In this October 23, 2016 image from NASA TV, the Cygnus resupply ship after joining up with the International Space Station. File photo by NASA TV / AFP

Russian spaceship delivers 3 astronauts to space station

Nov 20, 2016 - 7:53 AM

Thomas Pesquet Oleg Novitsky and Peggy Whitson join 3 other astronauts already staffing the International Space Station

DOCKED. This image obtained from NASA TV shows a view from a camera on the International Space Station before the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft docks to the Rassvet module on November 19, 2016 Photo by HO/NASA TV/AFP

US, Russian, Japanese astronauts return from ISS

Oct 30, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Their journey home marks the first complete mission at the orbital lab for a new generation of Soyuz spacecraft with upgraded features

International Space Station Expedition 48/49 astronaut Kate Rubins of NASA, Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Takuya Onishi. Credits: NASA

Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station

Oct 24, 2016 - 12:15 AM

The unmanned cargo ship successfully brings 2 5 tons of food and supplies to the 6 astronauts living in orbit

In this October 23, 2016 Iamge from NASA TV, the Cygnus resupply ship after joining up with the International Space Station(ISS. The unmanned cargo ship operated by the US company OrbitalATK arrived Sunday at the International Space Station, delivering 2.5 tons of food and supplies to the six astronauts living in orbit. US astronaut Kate Rubins and Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi led the operation to grab the incoming Cygnus spaceship with the space station's robotic arm.  / AFP PHOTO / NASA TV / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NASA TV" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Two Russians, one American blast off to ISS

Oct 19, 2016 - 5:01 PM

NASA s Shane Kimbrough and Andrei Borisenko and Sergei Ryzhikov of Roscosmos blast off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan after a one month delay

HEADING TO THE ISS. Russia’s Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of Shane Kimbrough, Sergey Ryzhikov, and Andrey Borisenko blasts off from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on October 19, 2016. Photo by Vasily Maximov/ AFP

First launch for Orbital's Antares rocket since '14 blast

Oct 18, 2016 - 8:19 AM

UPDATED The unmanned Cygnus cargo ship launches packed with some 5 100 pounds 2 300 kilograms of gear bound for the station s astronauts living in orbit

Liftoff of OA-5 rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia, October 17, 2016. Credit: NASA TV

US astronauts prepare spacewalk to install new docking port

Aug 19, 2016 - 2:30 PM

International Space Station operations integration manager Kenneth Todd calls the installation a very significant milestone on the path to establishing commercial crew capability

SPACEWALK. This NASA photo obtained October 30, 2015 shows an image taken by Expedition 45 Commander Scott Kelly during a spacewalk on October 28, 2015. File photo by  Scott Kelly/NASA/AFP

SpaceX cargo ship arrives at space station

Jul 20, 2016 - 10:43 PM

The key piece of equipment on board is the first of two international docking adapters which will allow commercial crew spacecraft to latch onto the research outpost in the coming years

DRAGON. The SpaceX Dragon is seen attached to the International Space Station’s Harmony module just before orbital sunrise. Photo by NASA TV

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Jul 18, 2016 - 7:58 PM

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SpaceX propels cargo to space station, lands rocket

Jul 18, 2016 - 12:38 PM

UPDATED SpaceX launches its unmanned Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station carrying a key piece of equipment that was lost last year in a rocket explosion

DRAGON AND FALCON. A multiple exposure photo showing the trail of the Dragon spacecraft as it lifts off, with the Falcon 9 rocket's trail as it landed, at Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 18, 2016. Photo courtesy SpaceX

Three astronauts touch down after 6 months in space

Jun 18, 2016 - 8:10 PM

Tim Peake the first British astronaut on the ISS Russia s Yury Malenchenko and NASA s Tim Kopra parachuted down onto the Kazakh steppe in their Soyuz capsule after spending 186 days in orbit

TOUCHDOWN. A handout photo provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on June 18, 2016 shows Tim Peake (seated L) of the European Space Agency ESA, Yuri Malenchenko (seated C) of Roscosmos, and Tim Kopra (seated R) of NASA sitting in chairs outside the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft just minutes after they landed in a remote area near the town of Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), Kazakhstan. Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA/EPA

Diwata-1 satellite's first images made public

Jun 02, 2016 - 8:38 PM

The photos are released by Japan s Tohoku University

FROM DIWATA-1'S EYES. Photo from Tohoku University.

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WATCH: The first-ever Facebook Live video to outerspace

Jun 02, 2016 - 11:53 AM

Facebook s Mark Zuckerberg talks to astronauts at the International Space Station live

NASA tries again to inflate spare room in space

May 28, 2016 - 9:47 PM

NASA is testing expandable habitats astronauts might use on the Moon or Mars in the coming decades

FLEXIBLE HABITAT. NASA is experimenting with expandable habitats in space. Photo from the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module website

Temporary space station habitat fails to inflate

May 27, 2016 - 12:03 AM

The new room known as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module BEAM is part of an experiment to test expandable habitats that astronauts might use on the Moon or Mars in the coming decades

NASA'S BEAM. The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module fails to take shape. Image from NASA Twitter account.

ISS completes 100,000th orbit of Earth – mission control

May 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM

This is a significant milestone and is a tribute to this international partnership made up of the European Space Agency of Russia Canada Japan and the United States

The International Space Station (ISS) as photographed from the space shuttle Endeavour on May 29, 2011. Image courtesy NASA

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PH microsatellite Diwata-1 launched into space

Apr 27, 2016 - 2:23 PM

3rd UPDATE Diwata 1 the Philippines first microsatellite is deployed into space to start its mission to be the country s eye in the sky

The microsatellite Diwata-1 being deployed into space. Photo courtesy ESA/Astronaut Tim Peake/Twitter

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Apr 11, 2016 - 7:36 PM

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SpaceX cargo arrives at crowded space station

Apr 10, 2016 - 8:18 PM

Included in the Dragon s cargo is an expandable room that will be temporarily attached to the orbiting outpost

DRAGON IN SPACE. A handout picture provided by NASA shows SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule docked to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module of the International Space Station (ISS), May 19, 2015. File photo by NASA/EPA

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