Year in Space For Russian-American Crew Begins With Spectacular Launch

The first ever 'One-Year Mission' to the International Space Station (ISS) started with a bang March 27, with the spectacular nighttime launch of the Russian/American crew from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, and culminated with a flawless docking. » 3/28/15 10:15am Saturday 10:15am

How To Fly A Spaceship To The ISS: Orbital Mechanics And A Fancy Stick

How do astronauts get from Earth to the International Space Station? Well, in a Soyuz spacecraft, of course. But do you know what kind of path the Soyuz takes to rendezvous with humanity's orbital outpost? It's probably not what you think. » 3/25/15 1:20pm Wednesday 1:20pm

Ask An Astronaut All Your Questions About Life Aboard the Space Station

Last week, Astronaut Butch Wilmore was on the International Space Station. This afternoon, he's right here answering your questions. He and Niki Werkheiser, head of NASA's 3D printing project, can talk about 3D printers in space, life aboard the ISS, and anything else you want to know! » 3/19/15 12:06pm 3/19/15 12:06pm

This Week's Aurora Was Even More Spectacular From Space

Earlier this week, a particularly powerful geomagnetic storm produced beautiful auroral displays around the globe. But while most people looked up, NASA astronaut Terry Virts was able to catch this extraordinary glimpse from the International Space Station. » 3/19/15 6:20am 3/19/15 6:20am

Russia Will Stay With The International Space Station Through 2024

Russia announced Tuesday it plans to remain affiliated with the International Space Station through 2024, at which point it will undock its modules to create its own, separate orbital outpost. » 2/25/15 10:45am 2/25/15 10:45am

The Crew Portrait For ISS Expedition 45 Is Star Wars Themed

The official poster for the 45th expedition to the International Space Station is Star Wars themed, and features astronauts Scott Kelly, Mikhail Korniyenko, Oleg Kononenko, Kimiya Yui, Kjell N. Lindgren, and Sergey Volcov dressed in Jedi robes and weilding lightsabers. » 2/12/15 7:00pm 2/12/15 7:00pm

Here Is What War Looks Like From Space

This image, taken by Expedition 41 aboard the International Space Station, looks like the fine artwork of some extra-terrestrial, but it's actually decades old scarred earth and entrenchments of warfare along the Iraq/Iran border. » 2/02/15 3:05am 2/02/15 3:05am

This Glorious Gallery Highlights A Myriad Optical Delights

The International Year of Light continues with a beautiful gallery celebrating all aspects of light: multispectral astronomical, technological innovations, bioluminescence, eclipses, and even noctilucent clouds. I'll say this for it: this is the most visually interesting and diverse "Year of..." celebration! » 1/28/15 2:32am 1/28/15 2:32am

Spectacular New Space Station Video Is The Ultimate Holiday Lighting

The ESA has just released this stunning ultra high definition timelapse video, combining 12,500 images taken by astronaut Alexander Gerst during his six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. The views of sparkling cities, glowing aurorae and flashes of lightning are breathtaking. Watch it. Now. » 12/24/14 6:30am 12/24/14 6:30am

A Gorgeous View of the Great Lakes from International Space Station

On Sunday, Commander Barry Wilmore of Expedition 42 took this photo of the Great Lakes and the surrounding region from the International Space Station. In addition to the spider-webbing of lights and the sweep of clouds, there's also a "Wow, Michigan really is shaped like that!" factor to this beautiful shot of Earth. » 12/11/14 12:30am 12/11/14 12:30am

Florida's Nighttime Coast Looks Stunning from Space

Check out this amazing nighttime image of Florida as seen from the International Space Station. The Sunshine State features some of the most desirable oceanfront properties in the U.S., producing a near-perfect illuminated outline. » 11/17/14 1:15pm 11/17/14 1:15pm

Hurricane Arthur Looks Even More Ominous When Seen From Space

Hurricane Arthur is currently ravaging the coast of North Carolina. The Category 2 storm is packing winds over 100 mph as it makes its way north. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station snapped this stunning pic of the hurricane yesterday while flying over the Bahamas. » 7/04/14 6:30am 7/04/14 6:30am

Astronaut Captures A Never-Setting Sun In The First Vine From Space

It takes about 92 minutes for the International Space Station to do a lap around Earth. In this, the first Vine from space, astronaut Reid Wiseman condenses one orbit into the span of about six seconds. But there's something unusual about this timelapse. » 6/08/14 9:30am 6/08/14 9:30am

Here's What A Day Off Looks Like From Aboard the ISS

Late Wednesday night, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, cosmonaut Max Suraev and ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst became the fourth, fifth and sixth members of the International Space Station's Expedition 40 crew. The team will commence its first full workday Friday at 2 a.m. For now, however, the team will rest. » 5/29/14 12:00pm 5/29/14 12:00pm

SpaceX Unveils Its First Crewed Spacecraft Tonight – Watch It Live!

Commercial space-transport company SpaceX will unveil the first crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft, the "Dragon V2," tonight at 10:00 pm ET/7:00 pm PT. The event is being held at the company's rocket factory in Hawthorne, California, but you can watch the big reveal live, online, right here. » 5/29/14 10:05am 5/29/14 10:05am

Streaming HD Video From The Space Station Is Now Available 24/7

NASA has launched a livestream from the International Space Station. Four HD cameras attached to the ISS are now providing an around-the-clock perspective of Earth, including audio conversations between the crew and Mission Control. You can watch it live right here. » 5/02/14 1:20pm 5/02/14 1:20pm

Russia to NASA: "Try Jumping To ISS On A Trampoline."

After NASA imposed sanctions on cooperating with Russia, a Russian official joked that these sanctions would strand astronauts on the International Space Station. The taunts escalated to instructing NASA to teach its astronauts to use a trampoline to reach orbit. Could it work? » 5/01/14 3:02pm 5/01/14 3:02pm

Spacesuit Leak: Why It Took NASA 23 Minutes to Send Astronaut to Safety

It took NASA almost the same amount of time as a sitcom episode to send Luca Parmitano back to the airlock when the Italian astronaut experienced a leak in his spacesuit last summer, a new report reveals. » 2/27/14 9:40am 2/27/14 9:40am