INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

  • NASA installs first zero-gravity 3D printer on International Space Station November 18, 2014

    Washington: The world's first zero-gravity 3D printer has been installed by NASA on the International Space Station (ISS), which will help astronauts to experiment with additive manufacturing in microgravity. NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore installed the 3D printer, designed and built by Made In Space for NASA, inside the Microgravity Science Glovebox...
  • US astronauts conduct spacewalk to repair International Space Station October 16, 2014

    Washington: A pair of American astronauts stepped outside the International Space Station for a spacewalk to do repairs and upkeep at the orbiting outpost, NASA said. Reid Wiseman and Barry "Butch" Wilmore finished their spacewalk after six hours and 34 minutes, right on schedule, the US space agency said. Their...
  • NASA to make major announcement about spacecraft contracts September 17, 2014

    Washington: US space agency NASA said on Tuesday it will make a "major announcement" regarding the awarding of contracts to build commercial spaceships that will send the country's astronauts to space soil by 2017. "NASA is poised to announce the final phase of development and certification to provide safe, reliable and...
  • Watch: Is that a giant, rotating UFO approaching the International Space Station? June 4, 2014

    A newly captured video apparently shows a massive rotating UFO as it flies up close to the ISS (International Space Station). The YouTube channel that uploaded the video has a description claiming that the video was recorded directly off of the ISS Ustream video page by a regular user of...
  • NASA sends hitech 'sandals' into space May 30, 2014

    London: NASA has sent a pair of hightech 'space sandals' to the International Space Station (ISS) to better understand how heavy loads can damage an astronauts' bones and muscles. The ForceShoe will be worn by astronauts to further our knowledge of the forces at play when operating at zero gravity....
  • NASA video recorded from space shows North Korea in complete darkness compared to neighbouring South Korea February 26, 2014

    A NASA video taken from the International Space Station on January 30, 2014 revealed a shocking contrast between North and South Koreas. The video taken from space showed North Korea plunged in complete darkness at night compared to neighbouring South Korea and China. The darkened land appeared as if it...
  • NASA to launch 5 Earth science missions in 2014 January 23, 2014

    For the first time in more than a decade, five NASA Earth science missions will be launched into space in the same year, opening new and improved remote eyes to monitor our changing planet. The five launches, including two to the International Space Station (ISS), are part of an active year...
  • NASA astronaut takes selfie from space with Earth behind him December 30, 2013

    A NASA astronaut has taken an incredible selfie from space with Earth in the background while performing repairs on the International Space Station on Christmas Eve. US astronaut Mike Hopkins, 45, took the astounding image of himself while performing repairs on the ISS during the second of two spacewalks spread over...
  • Watch: First humanoid robot in space chats with Japanese astronaut December 20, 2013

    Tokyo: The first humanoid robot in space made small talk with a Japanese astronaut and said it had no problem with zerogravity on the International Space Station. Footage released by the robot's developers on Friday showed Kirobo performing its first mission on the station, talking in Japanese with astronaut Koichi Wakata...
  • Colorado company tests spacecraft in California desert August 24, 2013

    A company developing a spaceship to take astronauts to the International Space Station has run the craft through a series of tests at a NASA facility in California. The two-hour test of Dream Chaser spacecraft occurred on Thursday at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. A...
  • Italian astronaut recounts near-drowning during spacewalk August 23, 2013

    As his helmet filled with water, blurring his vision and cutting off radio communications, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano says his thoughts quickly turned to the possibility of drowning during a recent spacewalk outside the International Space Station. Parmitano gave a blow-by-blow account of the terrifying incident, which occurred on July 16,...
  • NASA sending world's first 3D printer into space August 14, 2013

    Washington: NASA is set to launch world's first zeroGready 3D printer into space next year, during its resupply mission to the International Space Station, so that parts can be built ondemand in space. Space manufacturing company Made in Space's customised 3D printer will be the first device to manufacture parts...
  • Astronaut's music video aboard ISS goes viral May 14, 2013

    Cape Canaveral, Florida: A music video shot aboard the International Space Station went viral on Monday, turning an astronaut into an overnight music sensation with his zerogravity version of David Bowie's hit "Space Oddity." As the first Canadian to command the space station, a $100 million project of 15 nations,...
  • Watch: Canadian astronaut's music video aboard International Space Station May 14, 2013

    A music video shot aboard the International Space Station by a Canadian astronaut gets over 1.5 million hits on YouTube. ...
  • Astronauts conduct spacewalk to fix ammonia leak on ISS May 12, 2013

    Miami: Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station took a hurriedly arranged spacewalk on Saturday to try to fix an ammonia leak in a cooling system on one of the station's solar arrays that provide electricity to the orbital outpost. The astronauts used a pistolshaped screwdriver to remove a panel, install...
  • Spacewalk planned to fix ammonia leak on space station May 11, 2013

    Miami: NASA plans to send two astronauts aboard the International Space Station out on a spacewalk on Saturday to try to fix an ammonia leak in a cooling system on one of the station's solar arrays, the US space agency said on Friday. The crew spotted a steady stream of small,...
  • Can't rule out possibility of life elsewhere: Sunita Williams April 5, 2013

    Ahmedabad: US astronaut Sunita Williams hinted at the possibility of life outside earth on Friday, saying that people on earth must not be arrogant about the fact that they are the only living creatures. "We must not be arrogant that life exists only on earth. Experiments and explorations are still...
  • Sunita Williams returns after 4 months in space November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Recordsetting IndianAmerican NASA astronaut Sunita Williams along with two other cosmonauts returned to Earth on Monday after four months in orbit. The Soyuz capsule, carrying the astronauts, touched down on the steppes of central Kazakhstan at 7.50 am IST. It was a perfect landing for Williams and two astronauts,...
  • Sunita Williams to return from space today November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Recordsetting IndianAmerican NASA astronaut Sunita Williams along with two other cosmonauts will return to Earth on Monday after four months in orbit. Williams ceremonially handed over the command of the International Space Station to fellow NASA astronaut Kevin Ford on the eve of her departure from the complex....
  • Sunita Williams greets Indians from space on Diwali November 14, 2012

    New York: Indians around the world got a special Diwali message from outer space as the IndianAmerican astronaut Sunita Williams sent out warm wishes on the occasion from the International Space Station. Floating upside down in the space station as she appeared on the screen before the Indian tricolour for...
  • Sunita Williams takes command of ISS September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Indianorigin American astronaut Sunita Williams formally took charge of the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday. This makes her only the second woman to command the ISS in its nearly 12 years of permanent occupancy. Expedition 32 Commander Gennady Padalka formally handed over to Sunita Williams at a traditional...
  • Sunita Williams undertakes her 5th spacewalk August 30, 2012

    Houston: IndianAmerican astronaut Sunita Williams and her Japanese colleague on board the International Space Station on Thursday ventured outside the lab to perform maintenance tasks of their home in orbit. NASA astronaut Williams and Japanese flight engineer Akihiko Hoshide aim to replace a faulty powerswitching unit and a failing robotic arm...
  • Proud to belong to India: Sunita Williams August 15, 2012

    Indianorigin US astronaut Sunita Williams has sent her best wishes from the International Space Station to the countrymen. ...
  • Sunita Williams wishes Indians on Independence Day August 15, 2012

    Houston: IndianAmerican astronaut Sunita Williams on Tuesday displayed the tricolour on board the International Space Station and wished Indians on Independence Day. "I wish India a very happy Independence Day for August 15... India is a wonderful country and I am very proud to be a part of India," she said...
  • Space trip is fun: Sunita Williams July 17, 2012

    IndianAmerican cosmonaut Sunita Williams and her team docked their Russian spacecraft at the International Space Station. ...
  • Watch: Sunita Williams talks from the space station July 17, 2012

    Sunita Williams has made history by being the first woman to commander a NASA space expedition. The Expedition33 team will be aboard the International Space Station for four months. ...
  • Sunita Williams to head Expedition 33 team July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: US astronaut of Indian origin Sunita Williams will lead the Expedition 33 crew as the team will conduct experiments on survival on long duration flights for distant space journeys. An officer with the US Navy, Williams, 46, took off from the iconic Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with fellow flight...
  • Sunita Williams set for her second space visit July 14, 2012

    Baikonur: NASA astronaut Sunita Williams says she is ready for her second expedition to the International Space Station (ISS). Williams, who has been assigned as the next commander of the ISS, says she is impatient to meet members from Expedition32, who have been on board ISS since midMay. Daughter of an...
  • Sunita Williams heading back to space again June 23, 2012

    Washington: IndianAmerican astronaut Sunita Williams is all set to return to to the International Space Station, where she spent a record six months in 2006. Daughter of an Indian American father from Gujarat and a Slovenian mother, Sunita is currently making final preparations for a July 14 launch from the Baikonur...
  • Astronauts rush to safety as space junk whizz by March 25, 2012

    Washington: Six International Space Station (ISS) astronauts rushed to safety as a piece of a Russian satellite whizzed by. The astronauts orbiting 320 km above the planet were stirred from their slumber Saturday to jump into emergency escape pods. They were told by the ground control to scramble into two docked...