In Space, Even Changing A Lightbulb Is Awesome

Always-eager astronauts Alexander Gerst and Reid Wiseman completed their first-ever spacewalks today, scrambling around the outside of the International Space Station. They completed their official objectives, but the beautiful part of today was their unadulterated happiness in their work. » 10/08/14 3:27am 10/08/14 3:27am

Sierra Nevada Challenges NASA's Crew Transport Contracts

When NASA awarded crew transport contracts to Boeing CST-100 and the SpaceX Dragon v2, a lot of you asked, "What about Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser?" Sierra Nevada is asking the same question, filing a legal challenge claiming their craft was ranked equally proficient and a hefty $900 million cheaper than Boeing. » 10/04/14 1:37pm 10/04/14 1:37pm

Life On The Space Station Is A Surreal Astronaut Buddy-Movie

Astronauts Reid Wiseman and Alex Gerst continue enacting the real-life space buddy-movie we never knew we always wanted. From sticking a video camera inside a water bubble in microgravity to carefully measuring out their living quarters, they supply a steady stream of surreal reality from the space station. » 10/01/14 1:31pm 10/01/14 1:31pm

Astronauts Arrive Safely At Station Despite Minor Spacecraft Malfunction

Despite a glitch with a solar array failing to deploy on Soyuz, three more astronauts arrived at the International Space Station on Thursday. Mission 41 is officially underway now that the station crew is back up to six people. The station is also once again at maximum capacity with five docked spacecraft. » 9/26/14 1:21pm 9/26/14 1:21pm

Ultra HD Video Taken from the Space Station Will Rock Your World

The ESA has transformed high-res photos of Earth taken by ISS astronaut Alexander Gerst into a 3840 x 2160 pixel movie—the highest resolution available to consumers. Be sure to change the settings in YouTube, if your computer or television can handle it, for the full effect. Then, prepare for the jump into hyperspace. » 9/09/14 11:14am 9/09/14 11:14am