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

Here's why they call Earth 'The Blue Marble'

The Caribbean country of Cuba appears at the top of this image, photographed last December by an Expedition 38 crew member aboard the International Space Station. Andros Island, part of the Bahamas, can be seen in the bottom of the frame. The surrounding waters are so beautifully aqua-colored as to appear unbelievable. … » 2/26/14 5:00pm 2/26/14 5:00pm

Watch the cute first conversation between a human and a robot in space

Kirobo became the first talking robot in space when it arrived on the International Space Station earlier this year. In this video, we can see the adorable artificial astronaut undertake its mission through a conversation with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata. » 12/21/13 2:00pm 12/21/13 2:00pm

NASA's Humanoid Robot to Receive Legs

NASA's Robonaut 2, which is currently stationed aboard the International Space Station, could be outfitted with a pair of legs as early as the start of next year. The anatomical upgrade will raise the spacefaring robot's height to an imposing 8-feet, and increase its potential for mobility considerably. Let's just hope … » 11/12/13 6:40am 11/12/13 6:40am

What on Earth created this bizarre jellyfish-cloud outside the ISS?

The astronauts on board the International Space Station saw a strange and unexpected view out their windows yesterday. “Saw something launch into space today. Not sure what it was but the cloud it left behind was pretty amazing,” tweeted NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins. » 10/11/13 1:00pm 10/11/13 1:00pm

Here's what it's like to almost drown in space

A spacewalk outside the ISS was scrapped last month when flight engineer Luca Parmitano noticed a water leak inside his helmet. “My head is really wet and I have a feeling it’s increasing,” the Italian astronaut first told Johnson Space Center in Houston. Then things got much, much worse. » 8/23/13 4:00pm 8/23/13 4:00pm

Helmet Leak Forces ISS Astronauts to Abort Spacewalk

A spacewalk outside the International Space Station was cut short this morning when flight engineer Luca Parmitano noticed a water leak inside his helmet. “My head is really wet and I have a feeling it’s increasing,” the Italian astronaut told Johnson Space Center in Houston, about an hour into the mission. The leak… » 7/16/13 9:33am 7/16/13 9:33am