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  • ‘Custom’ ride on the road to Mars unveiled at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Mike HowardJune 7th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — More and more, NASA and its family of contractors are focusing their attention on the Red Planet, and an event held at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Monday, June 5, showed off some sporty new wheels that any astronaut would love to use when cruising the flash-frozen plains of Mars.

  • Cargo ships, expandables and spacewalks, oh my: ISS in 2016

    Derek RichardsonDecember 31st, 2016

    Between cargo ships servicing the outpost and spacewalks to maintain it, 2016 was arguably one of the busiest years for the International Space Station (ISS) since the end of the Space Shuttle era.

  • Jeff Williams sets US space endurance record

    Derek RichardsonAugust 25th, 2016

    Astronaut Jeff Williams, International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 48 commander, recently surpassed former astronaut Scott Kelly for the all-time U.S. endurance record in space – more than 520 days as of Aug. 24. When he returns home on Sept. 6, he will have accumulated more than 534 days above Earth over four missions.

  • His one-year mission complete, astronaut Scott Kelly announces retirement from NASA

    SpaceFlight InsiderMarch 13th, 2016

    Astronaut Scott Kelly announced his retirement from NASA yesterday. Kelly explained he remains “ever committed and dedicated to the service of human exploration and advancement in space or on Earth,” and that his departure from NASA symbolizes the next step in his own journey.

  • Explore ALL the amazing photos of Earth, as tweeted by Scott Kelly in his year in space

    Press ReleaseMarch 2nd, 2016

    CASIS (the Center for Advancement of Science in Space) announces the complete collection of Scott Kelly’s tweeted photos from space, in full-resolution. Explore them ALL at, a web site sponsored by CASIS. You’ll see gorgeous aurora, cities at night, dramatic storms, the vast Sahara, glaciers and hundreds of places both familiar and strange – the full panoply of Earth’s beauty as seen from space. Explore, learn, share – and marvel at our wonderful home planet.

  • Yearlong ISS crew returns to Earth

    Derek RichardsonMarch 2nd, 2016

    Blazing through the atmosphere and landing at the steppes of Kazakhstan, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko returned to Earth on the morning of March 2, 2016, after spending nearly a year on the International Space Station (ISS).

  • Scott Kelly preps for homecoming, station preps for heavy traffic

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 28th, 2016

    As the one-year crew members, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko, prepare for their journey back to Earth, the International Space Station program gears up for a heavy month of visiting vehicle traffic at the orbiting outpost.

  • Expedition 46 preps Cygnus for unberthing, conducts life science experiments

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 14th, 2016

    The crew on board the International Space Station (ISS) spent the last week conducting life sciences, repairing equipment on board the orbiting lab, and prepping Orbital ATK's OA-4 Cygnus for departure late next week. These events were some of the highlights of seven days of research and outreach on board the space station.

  • Scott Kelly answers Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ questions – from orbit

    Derek RichardsonJanuary 24th, 2016

    International Space Station (ISS) Commander Scott Kelly conducted NASA's first Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) from space, answering questions ranging from what it’s like to work with an international crew to whether-or-not a rogue spaceship could sneak up on the orbiting outpost.

  • What did Scott Kelly capture in Nov. 15 image?

    Jason RhianNovember 22nd, 2015

    Crews on board the International Space Station (ISS) or on other spacecraft take frequent images from on orbit. Members of the public sometimes see things in these images that simply isn't there. A recent image posted by NASA astronaut Scott Kelly on Twitter has caused some to believe he captured an image of a UFO - but was that really the case?

  • Spacewalkers reconfigure station cooling system

    Derek RichardsonNovember 6th, 2015

    Two NASA astronauts, Kjell Lindgren and Scott Kelly, aboard the International Space Station (ISS), conducted a spacewalk lasting seven hours and 48 minutes on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, to return the cooling system on the outpost back to its original configuration.

  • Expedition 45 prepares for spacewalk, conducts science

    Derek RichardsonOctober 25th, 2015

    The crew of Expedition 45 of the International Space Station spent the week of Oct. 19 to Oct. 23 preparing for two upcoming spacewalks while conducting science. Expedition 45 has been ongoing since Sept. 11. As of Friday, Oct 23, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov has spent 51 days in space. Astronaut Kjell Lindgren, Kimiya Yui, and cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko have been in space 93 days.

  • NASA’s Scott Kelly now holds U.S. record for most time on orbit

    Jose FloresOctober 18th, 2015

    On the eve of the 15th anniversary of continuous human presence on the ISS on Nov. 2, 2015, commander of the current Expedition 45 Crew and U.S. astronaut, Scott Kelly, is breaking records. This past Friday, Oct. 16, Kelly marked 383 days on orbit, breaking U.S. astronaut Mike Fincke's previous record of 363 cumulative days.

  • Expedition 45 finishes rerouting cables and deployes cubesats

    Derek RichardsonOctober 13th, 2015

    The Expedition 45 crew, the current residents on board the International Space Station, spent last week working to finish the rerouting of cables in support of dual berthing operations while ground controllers deployed several CubeSats throughout the week. The crew also unloaded the Russian Progress M-29M cargo ship currently at the orbiting laboratory.

  • Kjell Lindgren talks with students of his high school alma mater

    Derek RichardsonOctober 6th, 2015

    Astronaut Kjell Lindgren answered questions from students of Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia during an in-flight event on Oct. 5, 2015. Lindgren, who graduated in 1991 at Robinson, spoke to hundreds of students via video about topics ranging from science, engineering as well as personal questions about life in space.