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

Fragile Humans Spacewalk To Upgrade Space Station Communications

A pair of tiny, squishy astronauts braved the harsh vacuum of space to rig a new communications system on to the International Space Station. The new system is part of reconfiguring the station in preparation for the arrival of space taxis from the commercial crew program. » 3/03/15 3:01am 3/03/15 3:01am

Astronauts Take 7-Hour Spacewalk To Prepare ISS For Space Taxis

What's worse than fiddling with cables? Trying to do it in vacuum, wearing gloves, with the sun setting every hour. Astronauts Butch Wilmore and Tery Virts spent nearly seven hours to run just over 100 meters of cable reconfiguring the space station for the commercial crew program. » 2/21/15 5:58pm 2/21/15 5:58pm

A Cargo Tug Breakup Is A Perfect Antidote To Excessive Sentimentality

Need an antidote to the saccharine nature of today? We have a breakup dramatic enough to be visible across Europe to sooth your curmudgeonly soul. The very last of the European Space Agency's ATV cargo space tugs in on course for a fiery breakup perfect for the most dramatic of Valentine's Day traditions. » 2/14/15 6:35pm 2/14/15 6:35pm

Shaking Off Scrubbed Launch, SpaceX Celebrates A Dragon Splashdown

Despite yet another delay in the launch of their first-ever deep space mission, SpaceX still had reason to celebrate today. After a month attached to the International Space Station, the SpaceX Dragon capsule returned to Earth, splashing down with a load of scientific supplies. » 2/11/15 12:01am 2/11/15 12:01am