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  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by rexall
    +3 +1

    Amazon fires seen from Space Station

    The Amazon rainforest is burning. As relief agencies turn to satellite data to help assess the scale, astronauts too are helping to provide context from the International Space Station.

  • Image
    1 month ago
    by baron778
    +19 +1

    A flock of astronauts

    When Earth is so far away, it helps to have friends nearby. The usual six-astronaut crew of the International Space Station welcomed three more and a cargo vehicle last week, making for a full house on the orbital outpost. The arrival of NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and the first United Arab Emirates (UAE) astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri on Friday was followed by the Japanese HTV-8 space freighter the next day, bringing over four tonnes of supplies and fresh science.

  • Video/Audio
    3 years ago
    by roxxy
    +34 +1

    HOW IT WORKS: The International Space Station (1080p, 60fps)

    This educational documentary video goes inside the International Space Station (ISS) which is a space station in low Earth orbit. First launched into orbit in 1998, and now its the largest artificial body in orbit and can often be seen with the human naked eye. The crew can only stay in space orbit for several months maximum, then then must return to Earth. The ISS interior consists of pressurized modules, external trusses, solar arrays, and other components.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by hxxp
    +45 +1

    The ISS Just Completed Its 100,000th Orbit

    Today at 2:10 am ET, the International Space Station began its 100,000 tour around this blue-and-green globe we call home. Travels at a blazing 17,500 mph, ISS finished that historic achievement only 92 minutes later. In its 18-year lifespan, the station has traversed about 2,643,342,240 miles, more than 28 times the distance of the earth to the sun. Damn, ISS.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by Pfennig88
    +18 +1

    NASA plans to hand over the ISS to a private corporation

    NASA is dead set on leaving Low-Earth Orbit to go to the moon, Mars and other farther destinations. That means extending the space station's funding beyond 2024 is out of the question. Now, NASA Deputy Associate Administrator Bill Hill has revealed what the agency wants to do with the ISS once astronauts move out. Instead of deorbiting it and sinking it into the ocean or breaking it apart to sell piece by piece, it apparently wants to hand the spacecraft over to a private corporation.

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by messi
    +36 +1

    Privatising the International Space Station is the start of the first city in space

    The clock is ticking on NASA’s time aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The agency has set its sights on targets deeper into space, and the station itself, at least on NASA’s side, is unlikely to last beyond a decade without a significant overhaul. But that doesn’t mean it’s the end for the ISS. Back in August, Bill Hill, NASA deputy associate administrator for exploration systems development, suggested that the ISS’ future lay with the private sector.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by zritic
    +34 +1

    NASA will give you $30,000 if you can solve their 'space poop' problem

    NASA needs help solving one of its most basic — and critical — problems, and the winning idea could land you $30,000. The problem is this: During launch and entry, astronauts are locked into their suits, unable to access any part of their body for hours. As a result, if they need to urination, defecate or are menstruating, they must do so in special adult diapers.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TentativePrince
    +23 +1

    Russian space agency Roscosmos to 3D print living tissue on ISS

    Russian scientists are planning to install and operate a 3D bioprinter aboard the International Space Station, according to an official source. They believe that microgravity conditions could actually improve the bioprinting process.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by rexall
    +1 +1

    Two Russians, one American land back on Earth from ISS

    Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut touched down safely in central Kazakhstan Monday following a 173-day mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). "Touchdown confirmed," said a commentator on NASA Television, describing it as a "textbook" landing. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough was accompanied by Russian space agency cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko in the earthbound Soyuz MS-02.

  • Video/Audio
    2 years ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +15 +1

    Incredible First Person Footage of a Real Spacewalk Will Leave You Speechless

    On March 24th, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet was joined by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough on a spacewalk outside the International Space Station… By Andrew Liszewski.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by ticktack
    +31 +1

    Crumb-free bread will mean ISS astronauts can now bake in space

    Bread has been banned in space for 50 years thanks to the dangers of free-floating crumbs – but specially designed ovens mean astronauts could soon ditch tortillas.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +17 +1

    ISS astronauts will bake the first crumb-free, space bread in 2018

    A team of researchers wants to ‘bake were nobody baked before’. Sometime in 2018, a microgravity oven is slated for launch to the International Space Station where it will bake the first space-grade bread in history. As anything on the International Space Station, this won’t be your regular bread. Designed and inspected from all scientific angles, the space bread will not only be filling and fresh, but also safe for the special environment.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by wetwilly87
    +26 +1

    Interesting Facts and Numbers About The International Space Station

    The International Space Station is considered to be the largest spacecraft ever built. It was first launched in 1998 and continuously occupied by astronauts since 2000. The assembly is of the ISS has been ongoing for 20 years, making it possibly the one of the largest space projects today. Here is a look at some of the interesting facts and numbers about the International Space Station.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by spacepopper
    +1 +1

    Record-breaking Astronaut Peggy Whitson returns to Earth

    Astronaut Peggy Whitson returned to Earth late Saturday, wrapping up a record-breaking flight that catapulted her to first place for U.S. space endurance. Whitson's 665 days off the planet — 288 days on this mission alone — exceeds that of any other American and any other woman worldwide. She checked out of the International Space Station just hours earlier, along with another American and a Russian. Their Soyuz capsule landed in Kazakhstan shortly after sunrise Sunday — Saturday night back in the U.S.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Chubros
    +17 +1

    Space Station crew forced to seek shelter during massive solar flare

    The International Space Station (ISS) crew had to hide in a special shelter during a massive solar flare, a nuclear scientist said. The sun produced several huge solar flares last week, one of which was the strongest observed in a decade.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by distant
    +20 +1

    Russia Will Team Up with NASA to Build a Lunar Space Station

    In a major space policy decision, Russia will promise to join a NASA-led effort to build an international human outpost in the vicinity of the Moon. Russian industry sources told Popular Mechanics that the head of Roscosmos State Corporation, Igor Komarov, is expected to announce the news next week during a meeting with other space agencies at the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by dianep
    +1 +1

    ISS crew’s 360-degree video is the closest you’ll get to space

    You can always count on the crew of the International Space Station to harness technology to bring us up to the heavens with them. Back in July, they uploaded enough footage to map the entire station out on Google Streetview. Today, the crew uploaded the first spacewalk recorded in 360-degree video. Immerse yourself in footage of mankind maintaining its farthest outpost at the border of space.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by wetwilly87
    +12 +1

    Strange rashes, vision problems, cancer threats: one astronaut's life after a year in space

    NASA astronaut Scott Kelly spent a year in space. His recollections of this unprecedented test of human endurance, and the physical toll it took, raise questions about the likelihood of future travel to Mars.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by 8mm
    +21 +1

    Cosmonaut says space station bacteria 'come from outer space'

    The bacteria turned up after swabbing of the space station's exterior. The question is, how did they get there?

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by TNY
    +21 +1

    Did Russians Find Alien Life Clinging to the International Space Station?

    A surprising number of people believe we already have proof aliens exist. But it’s very rare when that segment of the population overlaps with the segment that’s actually been to outer space. And yet, on Monday, Anton Shkaplerov, a Russian cosmonaut who has already spent two stints aboard the International Space Station and is gearing up for a third mission to launch on Dec. 18, told Russian state media that scientists have found living bacteria sitting on the exterior of the Russian segment of the ISS. He claims the bacteria is not from Earth—it’s extraterrestrial in origin.