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News Archive / Tagged: International Space Station

  • SpaceX completes 16th Dragon mission to ISS

    Derek RichardsonJanuary 14th, 2019

    After spending just over a month attached to the International Space Station, SpaceX's CRS-16 Dragon spacecraft departed the outpost and returned to Earth.

  • 2018 showcased the International Space Station program’s elasticity

    Derek RichardsonDecember 31st, 2018

    The 20th year of International Space Station operations showcased the international partner agencies' ability to handle large unexpected events.

  • Shutdown: What’s open at NASA?

    Patrick AttwellDecember 29th, 2018

    With no sign that it will be resolved soon, the ongoing partial U.S. government shutdown looks to continue well into the first days or weeks of 2019. As such, it is having wide-reaching effects on NASA's operations.

  • Home for Christmas: Soyuz MS-09 crew lands in Kazakhstan

    Derek RichardsonDecember 20th, 2018

    Three people made a fiery return to Earth in the Soyuz MS-09 capsule after spending 197 days in space, mostly aboard the International Space Station.

  • Bringing a knife to a spacewalk: Cosmonauts inspect Soyuz leak repair

    Derek RichardsonDecember 12th, 2018

    During a spacewalk, two Russian cosmonauts used a knife remove thermal insulation on Soyuz MS-09 in order to inspect a leak repair made earlier in the year.

  • CRS-16 Dragon arrives at ISS after ground-based communications issue

    Derek RichardsonDecember 8th, 2018

    SpaceX’s CRS-16 Dragon was captured by the space station crew, despite a communications issue prompting a temporary retreat command being issued.

  • Gallery: Delayed by mice chow, CRS-16 lifts off

    Jason RhianDecember 7th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- SpaceX launched the 16th mission it has under the $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA at 1:16 p.m. EST (18:16 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC 40) on Dec. 5, 2018. The CRS-16 Dragon spacecraft was loaded with 5,673 pounds (2,573 kg) of supplies, equipment, and experiments for the Expedition 57 and 58 crews aboard the ISS. The mission had been scheduled to launch the day prior but moldy mice food caused the flight's delay. After it had completed its part of the flight the Falcon 9's first stage attempted to land at Canaveral's Landing Zone 1 - but failed and ended up in the Atlantic Ocean instead.

  • There (almost) and back again: Crew of aborted Soyuz mission reassigned

    Heather SmithDecember 6th, 2018

    NASA has announced that Nick Hague will join Aleksey Ovchinin again for a launch on Feb 28, 2019, after their mission was aborted in October 2018.

  • With mice well-fed, SpaceX’s CRS-16 mission blasts off but fails to stick landing

    Michael ColeDecember 5th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla -- Partly cloudy skies along Florida's Space Coast provided a beautiful backdrop for the SpaceX launch of the CRS-16 resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). While a success, not everything went according to plan.

  • Watch exclusive live coverage of CRS-16 launch

    Jason RhianDecember 5th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- SpaceX and NASA have a Falcon 9 rocket primed and ready for flight. The mission - to send the CRS-16 Dragon to the International Space Station. SpaceFlight Insider's exclusive webcast will begin at 12:45 p.m. ET (17:45 GMT).

  • Gallery: Soyuz FG rocket returns to service with MS-11 flight

    Jason RhianDecember 3rd, 2018

    BAIKONUR COSMODRONE, Kazkhstan. — A crew of three blasted off atop a Soyuz-FG rocket at 6:31 a.m. EST (11:31 GMT) on Dec. 3, 2018, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Nine minutes later, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques were in orbit.

  • Crewed flights to ISS resume with Soyuz MS-11 launch

    Derek RichardsonDecember 3rd, 2018

    Normalcy begins to return to International Space Station operations as the crew of Soyuz MS-11 has successfully launched from Baikonur.

  • Has a drug-resistant disease been discovered on the International Space Station?

    Jason RhianNovember 23rd, 2018

    On orbit for 20 years, the ISS has become a beacon for ventures beyond the safety of our home world and an example of how humanity can work as one. This icon appears to be generating something else - drug resistant diseases.

  • Launch date for SpaceX’s Demo-1 flight announced

    Jason RhianNovember 21st, 2018

    A launch date for the first test flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft has been announced and the company's BFR rocket has gained a new name.

  • 1st International Space Station module turns 20

    Derek RichardsonNovember 20th, 2018

    For two decades, the International Space Station has been a shining example of what can be accomplished when humanity works together.