ISS Crew Evacuated To Russian Side After Ammonia Leak Alarm [UPDATED]

The ISS crew was evacuated over to the Russian side of the space station after an alarm indicated an ammonia leak began to sound this morning. But there's likely no leak, says NASA, and the issue may be simply a faulty sensor. All crew members are safe, though remaining on the Russian side for now. [UPDATE: The… » 1/14/15 7:20am 1/14/15 7:20am

This NASA Experiment Looks Just Like Episode VII's New Lightsaber

NASA's Flame Extinguishment - 2 (FLEX-2) experiment is designed to study the characteristics of burning fuel droplets in space, aboard the International Space Station. But under certain conditions, it looks an awful lot like the crossguard lightsaber from the trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII. » 12/21/14 5:05pm 12/21/14 5:05pm

SpaceX Barge-Landing Attempt Delayed Until January

The SpaceX cargo run to the International Space Station and associated attempt at soft-landing the Falcon 9 rocket on a floating barge is delayed until January 6, 2015. The delay will allow for investigating a problematic static fire test, but will push back the flight until after the holidays. » 12/19/14 5:03am 12/19/14 5:03am

A Freeze-Dried, Irradiated And Thermostabilized Thanksgiving Dinner

Astronauts on the space station get holiday feast, although the adjectives are less "juicy" and more "irradiated." The menu is irradiated smoked turkey, thermostabilized candied yams, freeze-dried green beans, mushrooms, and cornbread dressing, and a thermostabilized cherry-blueberry cobbler for dessert. » 11/27/14 6:40pm 11/27/14 6:40pm