Stories tagged: international space station
UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020
A NASA astronaut who’s about to leave the planet for six months will blast off without any family or fanfare because of the coronavirus.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020
Defective software could have doomed Boeing’s crew capsule. Its first test flight was a botched trip that was cut short and never made it to the International Space Station, NASA …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020
NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who spent nearly 11 months in orbit to set a record for the longest spaceflight by a woman, landed safely Thursday in Kazakhstan along with two …
Thu., Jan. 23, 2020
The results are finally in for the first chocolate chip cookie bake-off in space. While looking more or less normal, the best cookies required two hours of baking time last …
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.
Tue., Jan. 7, 2020
The first batch of space-baked cookies is back on Earth, along with muscle-bound “mighty” mice and other space station experiments.
Fri., Dec. 20, 2019
Boeing’s new Starliner capsule went off course Friday during its first test flight, spoiling a crucial dress rehearsal for launching astronauts next year.
Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
An automatic Russian supply ship carrying tons of supplies successfully blasted off Friday heading for the International Space Station.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
SpaceX launched a 3-ton shipment to the International Space Station on Thursday, including “mighty mice” for a muscle study, a robot sensitive to astronauts’ emotions and a miniature version of …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
SpaceX has delayed its delivery to the International Space Station because of dangerous wind gusts.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019
Spacewalking astronauts installed new pumps on a cosmic ray detector outside the International Space Station on Monday in a bid to extend its scientific life.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
Astronauts launched an extraordinarily complicated series of spacewalks Friday to fix a cosmic ray detector at the International Space Station.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019
An election official in Pennsylvania didn’t think anything of the absentee ballot application until he saw the out-of-this-world voting location. The New Castle News reports that the application to Lawrence …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019
The International Space Station’s latest delivery includes 12 bottles of fine French wine. A Luxembourg company sent up the red wine, not for the astronauts to drink but rather in …
Sat., Nov. 2, 2019
A supply ship is rocketing toward the International Space Station with sports car materials, an oven for baking cookies and a vest to guard against radiation.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
The world’s first female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, floating out of the International Space Station to fix a broken part of the power network.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019
Men have floated out the hatch on all 420 spacewalks conducted over the past half-century. That changes Friday with spacewalk No. 421.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019
NASA is moving up the first all-female spacewalk to this week because of a power system failure at the International Space Station.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
Astronaut Anne McClain shares space stories, urges students to rise above challenges in Gonzaga Prep speech
The Army lieutenant colonel, a G Prep alumnus from the class of 1997, steered clear of the controversy surrounding her talk, instead taking students on a visual journey following her …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019
The first all-female spacewalk is back on, six months after a suit-sizing flap led to an embarrassing cancellation.
Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
An American, a Russian and the first space flyer from the United Arab Emirates blasted off Wednesday on a mission to the International Space Station.
Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
A Japanese supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Tuesday, two weeks after a launch pad fire halted the first countdown.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
Spacewalking astronauts added another parking spot to the International Space Station on Wednesday.
Wed., July 31, 2019
An unmanned Russian spaceship carrying tons of supplies to the International Space Station has docked with the orbiting laboratory.
Sun., July 7, 2019
The customer call that came one day last December was different than any other. A longtime resident wanted daily delivery of The Spokesman-Review. At the International Space Station.
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019
Two Russian crewmembers on the International Space Station ventured into open space Wednesday to conduct scientific research and help maintain the orbiting outpost.
UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019
A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Monday with a “cosmic catch” by a pair of Canadians.
Sat., May 4, 2019
SpaceX launched a load of supplies to the International Space Station on Saturday following a pair of unusual power delays.
Tue., April 30, 2019
A major power shortage at the International Space Station has delayed this week’s SpaceX supply run.
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019
A private cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station following a 1-day journey from Virginia.