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Satoshi Furukawa plans to grow vegetables on International Space Station after blasting off from Kazakhstan on Wednesday
NASA astronauts made history twice on Friday, venturing on the final spacewalk of the agency’s 30-year shuttle program and completing assembly of the $100 billion International Space Station.
When you have an itch you just can’t scratch, it can be an annoying experience. But imagine how it feels for an astronaut on a spacewalk, sealed inside a bulky spacesuit. With so much gear on, even the tiniest discomfort can be an astronaut’s worst nightmare.
The 15-nation consortium operating the International Space Station just passed a significant milestone: Astronauts and cosmonauts now have performed more than 1,000 hours of spacewalking work in the assembly and maintenance of the orbiting outpost.
Members of a congressional panel questioned the wisdom of NASA’s plan to rely on two commercial companies to handle the critically important job of ferrying cargo to the international space station after the space shuttle concludes its final flight scheduled for July.
The fourth of Europe’s robot freighters, due to be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in early 2013, has been named after Albert Einstein, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Thursday.
Endeavour mission specialists Mike Fincke and Greg Chamitoff are scheduled to exit the station’s U.S. Quest airlock around 12:45 a.m. Friday on the fourth and final outing of the shuttle’s stay at the outpost.
The last planned spacewalk by U.S. shuttle astronauts is set to get under way early Friday after a highly successful excursion outside the International Space Station on Wednesday that had both spacewalkers awestruck by the view of Earth.
A beeping caution-and-warning alarm blared out on the Russian side of the International Space Station today but cosmonauts reported no signs of smoke or fire.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station pondered the future of American space flight on Thursday as they neared the end of a decade-long project to build the $100 billion orbital outpost.
Shuttle Endeavour docked at the International Space Station today, capping a two-day commute that started with a cloud-covered launch Monday from Kennedy Space Center.
Early Thursday morning, Endeavour’s team will get to the main job that sent them to the International Space Station this week – installation of the $2 billion, 15,000-pound Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.
STS-134 Astronauts Drew Feustel, Greg Chamitoff and Mike Fincke will rotate through four two-man spacewalks outside the International Space Station during their mission, marking the last extravehicular excursions scheduled for the shuttle era.
The mother of Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli, who is currently living on the International Space Station, has died in her hometown just outside Milan.
The Multilateral Coordination Board (MCB) for the International Space Station partner agencies met Wednesday, April 27, to discuss increased efforts to use the station as a test-bed for exploration. The MCB also congratulated the European Space Agency (ESA) on its recent decision to continue station operations to at least 2020.
The International Space Station is getting an extra storage room.
Space shuttle Discovery delivered the new compartment over the weekend.
The orbiting astronauts will install the 21-foot-long chamber Tuesday morning. It’s loaded with supplies as well as a humanoid robot that will be tested as a potential astronaut helper.
Two spacewalkers overcame a critical computer crash Monday, pulling off their work outside the International Space Station as an injured astronaut once assigned the job watched from the ground.
When NASA’s space shuttle Discovery blasted off on its final spaceflight last week, thousands turned out to watch the historic launch. But only a lucky few — including a jet passenger, a student balloon and a daredevil former astronaut on a skydive — spotted Discovery lift off from the air.