international space station

Orbital's Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus Spacecraft lifts off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional spaceport at Wallops Flight Facility on Sunday, July 13, 2014 while a herd of cattle graze in a pasture nearby in Atlantic, Va.  The rocket will carry the Cygnus spacecraft filled with over 3,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station in the company's second contracted cargo delivery flight to the space station for NASA.  (AP Photo/Eastern Shore News, Jay Diem)

Space station shipment launched from Virginia

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying food, science samples and new odor-resistant gym clothes for the resident crew. Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its […]

07/13/2014

Google's Project Tango team working with NASA in YouTube video.

Google readies robot for space launch (Video)

Since the summer of 2013, the Project Tango team at Google has been working closely with a team at the NASA Ames Research Center. The goal: to integrate a Project Tango prototype onto a robotic […]

07/07/2014

This undated product photo made from a video provided by Lavazza shows a prototype of Lavazza's and Argotec's "ISSpresso" machine. The final version of the coffee machine will be the first real Italian espresso machine on The International Space Station, and will coincide with a six-month mission by Italy’s first Italian female astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti. (AP Photo/Lavazza)

Cosmic caffeine: Astronauts getting espresso maker

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Talk about a cosmic caffeine jolt. The International Space Station is getting a real Italian espresso machine. Astronauts of all nationalities — but especially the Italians — have long grumbled […]

06/27/2014

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk  (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)

Elon Musk to unveil spacecraft to ferry astronauts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — SpaceX, which has flown unmanned cargo capsules to the International Space Station, planned to unveil a new spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry astronauts to low-Earth orbit. The Southern California-based rocket builder, […]

05/29/2014

In this Wednesday, April 23, 2014 image made from video provided by NASA, astronauts Steven Swanson, left, and Rick Mastracchio perform a spacewalk outside the International Space Station to replace a dead computer. (AP Photo/NASA)

Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength. The two Americans on board, Rick […]

04/23/2014

International Space Station

NASA OKs space station launch despite dead computer

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station is about to get some fresh groceries and material for an urgent repair job. An unmanned SpaceX rocket was scheduled to blast off at 4:58 p.m. […]

04/14/2014

The International Space Station with Earth in the background photographed by an STS-132 crew member on space shuttle Atlantis in 2010. (AP Photo/NASA)

Space station sidesteps space junk again

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Space Station had to dodge space junk again — the second time in less than three weeks. NASA said the station fired its thrusters Thursday afternoon, moving up about half […]

04/03/2014

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens and long exposure, the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-12M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) blasts off over an antenna at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Steven Swanson, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

NASA: Snag delays arrival of crew at space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — An engine snag has delayed the arrival of a Russian spacecraft carrying three astronauts to the International Space Station until Thursday, NASA said on Wednesday. A rocket carrying Russians Alexander Skvortsov […]

03/25/2014

The International Space Station with Earth in the background photographed by an STS-132 crew member on space shuttle Atlantis in 2010. (AP Photo/NASA)

Russian rocket blasts off for space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A rocket carrying a Russian-American crew to the International Space Station has blasted off successfully from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz booster rocket lifted off as scheduled at 3:17 […]

03/25/2014

In this Tuesday, July 16, 2013 image provided by NASA, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano participates in a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA could have prevented spacewalker’s close call

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA could have prevented last summer’s near-drowning of a spacewalking astronaut at the International Space Station, an investigation panel concluded Wednesday. Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano’s helmet filled with water during […]

02/26/2014

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