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  • ISS crew swaps out cargo ships while preparing for ISS upgrades

    Derek RichardsonOctober 4th, 2015

    Expedition 45 crew of the International Space Station (ISS) spent the week of Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 swapping cargo ships while rewiring power to prepare the outpost for future visiting vehicles – all while conducting cutting-edge science.

  • National Press Club breakfast an all-star lineup with Kelly brothers, Virts

    Mark UsciakSeptember 15th, 2015

    The National Press Club had an "all-star" lineup of guests for the organization's Sept. 14, 2015, breakfast. On hand were NASA astronauts Terry Virts, Mark Kelly, and a special guest who beamed in from on orbit – Kelly's brother Scott.

  • One-year ISS mission reaches milestone

    Collin SkocikSeptember 13th, 2015

    For the first time, a NASA astronaut is spending a full year in space. On Sept. 5, Astronaut Scott Kelly, who has been in space since late March 2015, took command of the International Space Station (ISS) for Expeditions 45 and 46, marking the halfway point of his stint aboard the orbiting laboratory.

  • Kelly takes command of International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 7th, 2015

    On Sept. 5, 2015, Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka officially handed over command of the International Space Station to NASA astronaut Scott Kelly in preparation for the change over from Expedition 44 to Expedition 45.

  • NASA among ‘rock stars’ at D.C. Earth Day concert

    Josh TallisApril 19th, 2015

    Thousands of people flocked to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Saturday, April 18, to celebrate the best weekend weather so far, and to attend the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day concert. The star-studded event featured performances by artists such as Mary J Blige, Train, Fall Out Boy, No Doubt, My Morning Jacket, and Usher. […]

  • Crew of veteran astronauts launch to the space station, prepare to begin one-year mission

    SpaceFlight InsiderMarch 27th, 2015

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — A trio of veteran astronauts are on their way to the International Space Station (ISS) following a picture perfect  launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:42 p.m. EDT Friday March 27 (1:42 a.m., March 28 Baikonur time).

  • Next space station crew preps for a year-long stay in space

    Tomasz NowakowskiMarch 10th, 2015

    On Friday, Mar. 6, the primary and backup crews of the upcoming Expedition 43 to the International Space Station (ISS) showed their readiness for the mission during a press conference in Star City, near Moscow, Russia. The primary crew (Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka, Mikhail Kornienko, and U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly) and the backup crew (Russian […]

  • The ‘Force’ is strong with Expedition 45

    Jason RhianFebruary 13th, 2015

    For some time now, NASA has taken to adapting iconic sci-fi, action and fantasy movie posters, and has produced images highlighting upcoming missions that the space agency is about to take part in. For the Expedition 45 crew, it was, “all too easy” to get the six space flyers that will comprise the crew to put […]