Last Night's Routine Rocket Launch Was Thankfully Routine

Last night saw the launch of a resupply mission to the ISS atop a Russian Progress rocket — a pretty routine event (as far as firing things into low-earth orbit will ever be routine), but an important one given recent events. Thankfully, it seems like everything went fine and nothing exploded this time around. » 7/03/15 11:00am Yesterday 11:00am

Astronaut Celebrates Towel Day By Showing Many Uses Of Towels On The ISS

Yesterday was Towel Day, a day for celebrating the works of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti apparently agrees with Adams about the supreme usefulness of a towel, and demonstrates how astronauts use them aboard the International Space Station. » 5/26/15 11:30am 5/26/15 11:30am

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 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