Stories tagged: astronauts
Mon., Jan. 20, 2020
A pair of spacewalking astronauts successfully wrapped up battery improvements outside the International Space Station on Monday, completing a job begun last fall.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019
A U.S. astronaut has set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018
Three astronauts have returned to Earth after more than six months aboard the International Space Station.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018
The problem came two minutes into the flight: The rocket carrying an American and a Russian to the International Space Station failed Thursday, triggering an emergency that sent their capsule …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
Astronauts scrambled Thursday to patch a tiny hole that was allowing air to leak from the Russian side of the International Space Station.
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018
After a seven-year hiatus, American astronauts will once again go to space from the U.S.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018
NASA on Friday assigned the astronauts who will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and bring crew launches back to the U.S.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017
The first-ever pizza party in space is getting sky-high reviews.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017
Astronauts at the International Space Station will feast Thursday on pouches of Thanksgiving turkey.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017
Boeing Co. and SpaceX are relying on the tried-and-true design as the two companies each develop spacecraft under NASA contracts to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites on Friday, a vital link to astronauts in orbit as well as the Hubble Space …
Mon., April 24, 2017
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.
Tue., April 18, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Apollo 13, April 19, 1970
Wed., March 22, 2017
When she was preparing for her first NASA mission, surgeon and astronaut Rhea Seddon remembered there were some concerns about whether a woman’s body could adapt to space as well …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
Four NASA astronauts who hope to travel to the International Space Station next year aboard “private space taxis” are in water-survival training at Fairchild Air Force Base.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017
Moonwalkers and dozens of others who took part in NASA’s storied Apollo program paid tribute Thursday to the three astronauts killed in a fire 50 years ago. On the eve …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
A relic from America’s first space tragedy is finally going on display this week, 50 years after a fire on the launch pad killed three astronauts at the start of …
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Space flight, Sept. 16, 1966
Mon., June 6, 2016
Space station astronauts opened the world’s first inflatable space habitat Monday and floated inside.
Sat., May 28, 2016
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.
Thu., May 19, 2016
Someone once told teacher Chris Naccarato he’d never get an astronaut to visit his students at Priest River Elementary School. He didn’t get one. He got over 20 astronauts – …
Fri., Nov. 6, 2015
NEW YORK – Lunch with former astronauts Robert Curbeam, Jerry Linenger and Yi So-yeon feels a little like eavesdropping on the meeting of a special club.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2011
Astronauts may have had the ‘right stuff’ to go to the moon, but when it comes to keeping track of what they brought back, NASA seems to have misplaced some …
Sun., Aug. 14, 2011
Retiring the space shuttles, and the iffy immediate future for manned space flight, has implications beyond the realm of science and exploration. It colors the future in another way. For …
Thu., July 21, 2011
Atlantis and four astronauts returned from the International Space Station in triumph today, bringing an end to NASA’s 30-year shuttle journey with one last, rousing touchdown that drew cheers and …
UPDATED: Fri., July 8, 2011
Atlantis and four astronauts rocketed into orbit today on NASA’s last space shuttle voyage, dodging bad weather and delighting hundreds of thousands of spectators on hand to witness the end …
Fri., Aug. 13, 2010
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 …
Fri., Aug. 6, 2010
Bonnie Dunbar’s travel photos are a lot more interesting than most. When the former astronaut showed her family homestead near Sunnyside, Wash., to Spokane’s Rotary 21 club Thursday, the view …
Mon., May 24, 2010
Idaho schoolteacher Barbara Morgan was next in line to be NASA’s teacher in space when the first designee for that post, Christa McAuliffe, was killed in the Challenger space shuttle …
Thu., April 1, 2010
Next week when the space shuttle Discovery begins its mission to the International Space Station, a Spokane passenger will be on board – Flat Marie, all seven inches of her, …