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UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

No family, fanfare for NASA astronaut launching next month

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

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’s record-setting Koch, crewmates safely back from space

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 …


First space-baked cookies took 2 hours in experimental oven

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 …


Spacewalking astronauts wrap up battery improvements

A pair of spacewalking astronauts successfully wrapped up battery improvements outside the International Space Station on Monday, completing a job begun last fall.


Space-baked cookies, ‘mighty’ mice back on Earth via SpaceX

The first batch of space-baked cookies is back on Earth, along with muscle-bound “mighty” mice and other space station experiments.


Boeing capsule goes off course, won’t dock at space station

Boeing’s new Starliner capsule went off course Friday during its first test flight, spoiling a crucial dress rehearsal for launching astronauts next year.


Russian supply ship lifts off to International Space Station

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 launches caring robot, beer malt and ‘mighty mice’

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 delays space station delivery due to high wind

SpaceX has delayed its delivery to the International Space Station because of dangerous wind gusts.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Spacewalking astronauts add new pumps to cosmic detector

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 start spacewalk series to fix cosmic ray detector

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

Astronaut casts Pennsylvania absentee ballot from space

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

International Space Station’s latest delivery includes 12 bottles of fine French wine

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 …


Space shipment launched with sports car parts, cookie oven

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

World’s first female spacewalking team makes history

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

Space station’s 2 women prep for 1st all-female spacewalk

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 moves up 1st all-female spacewalk to fix power unit

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

NASA sets first all-female spacewalk after suit flap in spring

The first all-female spacewalk is back on, six months after a suit-sizing flap led to an embarrassing cancellation.


Space launch includes 1st flyer from United Arab Emirates

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.


Japanese rocket blasts off with batteries for space station

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 add parking spot to space station

Spacewalking astronauts added another parking spot to the International Space Station on Wednesday.


Russian spaceship brings 3 tons of supplies to space station

An unmanned Russian spaceship carrying tons of supplies to the International Space Station has docked with the orbiting laboratory.


Rob Curley: Subscribing in space

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

2 Russians venture into open space from Space Station

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

SpaceX shipment reaches space station after weekend launch

A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Monday with a “cosmic catch” by a pair of Canadians.


SpaceX launches supplies to space station after power delays

SpaceX launched a load of supplies to the International Space Station on Saturday following a pair of unusual power delays.


Space station power shortage delays SpaceX supply run

A major power shortage at the International Space Station has delayed this week’s SpaceX supply run.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019

Spokane astronaut Anne McClain nabs Easter feast for International Space Station

A private cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station following a 1-day journey from Virginia.