Stories tagged: international space station
Mon., June 5, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
Space station welcomes 1st returning vehicle since shuttle
The International Space Station welcomed its first returning vehicle in years Monday – a SpaceX Dragon capsule making its second delivery.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent repairs to International Space Station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Spacewalking astronauts made urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, three days after a critical relay box abruptly failed. The 250-mile-high replacement job fell …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Trump says he hopes humans set foot on Mars ‘during my second term’
To the long list of ambitious goals he has set, no matter how far-fetched they might seem, President Donald Trump on Monday added this: placing humans on Mars.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
NASA astronaut and 2 Russian cosmonauts return to Earth
Three astronauts from the International Space Station have successfully landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan – two from Russia and one from the United States.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot
Spacewalking astronauts prepped the International Space Station on Friday for a new parking spot reserved for commercial crew capsules.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 11 p.m.
Spacewalking astronauts upgrade orbiting lab’s power grid
The International Space Station’s solar power grid got three more top-of-the-line batteries Friday during the second spacewalk in a week.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 8:09 a.m.
Japan launches much-needed supplies to space station
A Japanese capsule blasted off with much-needed supplies for the International Space Station on Friday, a week after a Russian shipment was destroyed shortly after liftoff.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Russian supply ship, launched to International Space Station, breaks up over Siberia
An unmanned Russian cargo spaceship heading to the International Space Station broke up in the atmosphere over Siberia on Thursday due to an unspecified malfunction, the Russian space agency said.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
Rocket carrying crew of 3 blasts off for Int’l Space Station
A Soyuz rocket carrying a veteran American astronaut, a French newcomer and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off for the International Space Station on Friday.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
Astronauts share experiences after 115 days on International Space Station
Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin slid out of the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft that delivered him to a remote steppe in Kazakhstan Sunday morning (local time). He and fellow astronauts Kate Rubins …
Mon., June 6, 2016, 10:34 a.m.
Astronauts enter world’s first inflatable space habitat
Space station astronauts opened the world’s first inflatable space habitat Monday and floated inside.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 8:26 p.m.
NASA inflates new space station room
NASA successfully inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, producing the world’s first pump-it-up compartment for astronauts.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 12:26 p.m.
NASA slowly inflating new room at space station on 2nd try
NASA slowly inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, with better luck than the first try two days earlier.
Wed., May 25, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
NASA’s yearlong spaceman still has sore feet, fatigue
NASA’s yearlong spaceman says even after 2
Wed., May 18, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
Mars is within reach, says German tapped for space command
Humans could set foot on Mars within decades if they wanted to, according to the German astronaut who has been tapped to become his country’s first commander of the International …
Mon., May 16, 2016, 3:17 p.m.
International Space Station makes 100,000th orbit of Earth
It’s 100,000 laps around Earth and counting for the International Space Station. The space station reached the orbital milestone – 17
Wed., May 11, 2016, 9:08 p.m.
SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth with precious science load
A SpaceX capsule returned to Earth on Wednesday with precious science samples from NASA’s one-year space station resident.
Sun., July 19, 2015
Doug Clark: Gonzaga Prep grad earns astronaut pin
Talked to an American hero the other day. West Point grad. Two master’s degrees, one in aerospace engineering, the other in international relations.
Sun., June 28, 2015, 8:57 a.m.
SpaceX launch ends in failure, rocket erupts
An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and the first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart today shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, still …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2011
Horizon students get call from space
Eighth-grade students at Horizon Middle School in the Central Valley School District received a phone call Friday from the International Space Station. Parent Terry Fossum, a motivational speaker, Air Force …
Wed., July 27, 2011, 4:58 p.m.
Space station set to plunge into ocean in 2020
A Russian space official said Wednesday that once the mammoth International Space Station is no longer needed it will be sent into the Pacific Ocean.
Fri., Aug. 13, 2010
Adventurer connects thrill-seeking, trigonometry
Summer 1977. John Herrington, suspended from the University of Colorado for lousy grades, hangs by one arm from a cliff, holding a prism for highway surveyors, earning four bucks an …
Thu., July 23, 2009, 1:12 p.m.
Space station, shuttle offer good views tonight
The space shuttle Endeavour, now docked with the International Space Station, easily can be seen tonight and Saturday night, if Inland Northwest skies are clear.
Sun., March 22, 2009
Spacewalkers install pin on station upside down
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Spacewalking astronauts accidentally inserted a pin upside down and jammed an equipment storage platform at the International Space Station on Saturday, prompting NASA to assemble a …