Russia Severs Space-Science Ties With U.S. In A Curt Breakup Tweet

Yesterday, Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters that Russia would decline America's request to work together on keeping the ISS operational through 2024, potentially dooming humanity's orbital outpost. Following his press conference, Rogozin reiterated his country's position over Twitter in more… » 5/14/14 2:10pm 5/14/14 2:10pm

Chris Hadfield's Cosmonaut Comrade Prepares To Colonize Mars

Soyuz TMA-07M Commander and ISS Expedition 34/35 Flight Engineer Roman Romanenko hasn't been slacking off since his Soyuz landing last Tuesday. According to Roscosmos, the Russian Space Agency, he has just simulated a landing on Mars and a spacewalk under simulated Martian conditions. Only four days after his return… » 5/23/13 2:12pm 5/23/13 2:12pm

The longest American spaceflight in history will launch in 2015

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station typically spend no more than six months in space before returning to Earth. But in spring 2015, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will begin a yearlong sojourn aboard the orbital outpost — a voyage which, if successful, will become the longest spaceflight ever performed by an… » 11/27/12 6:40am 11/27/12 6:40am