Growing knowledge in a given field takes time, attention, and…water? It does when you’re talking about plant studies aboard the International Space Station (ISS). All of these things and some scientific know-how come into play as astronauts find out just how green their thumbs are while assisting researchers on the ground.
NASA's built and is sending a set of high-tech legs up to the International Space Station for Robonaut 2 (R2), the station's robotic crewmember. The new legs will be delivered to the space station aboard the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission, due to launch March 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
NASA has successfully concluded a remotely controlled test of new technologies that would empower future space robots to transfer hazardous oxidizer – a type of propellant – into the tanks of satellites in space today.
Stowed inside ESA’s next supply ship to the International Space Station will be one of the most advanced joysticks ever built, designed to test the remote control of robots on the ground from up in orbit.
At work on the International Space Station, researchers studying plant and cell growth in space encountered a challenge. Imaging revealed interesting spaceflight-associated root morphologies.
Over the weekend, the stalwart crew of the International Space Station (ISS) worked overtime to fix a leaking cooling network outside the orbital outpost.
An unpiloted Russian Progress cargo ship departed the International Space Station (ISS) early Monday, clearing the way for Moscow's next space freighter.
Activities aboard the International Space Station (ISS) continue to ramp up for next week’s departure of three crew members and the arrival of three new residents at the end of the month.
The recently launched SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has successfully delivered a Wet Lab Kit to the crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
SpaceX managed to successfully launch its third flight to the International Space Station (ISS) this morning despite an issue with the Dragon spacecraft's thruster pods.
NASA engineers managed to restore real-time communications with the International Space Station (ISS) after connections were apparently severed following a routine software update.
William Shatner, who is perhaps best known for playing Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek series, called the International Space Station (ISS) today for a chat with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.
NASA is conducting its first round of tests to develop robots capable of repairing and refueling satellites in space.
Three astronauts have returned safely to Earth after 127 days in space on the International Space Station.
Three new crew members have set sail to join their Expedition 33 crewmates onboard the International Space Station (ISS).
The SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) earlier this morning.
The Dragon Space X commercial cargo ship was lofted into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket at 8:35 p.m. EDT, putting on a spectacular show of light and thunder from the rocket's nine engines.
NASA and SpaceX plan to launch a cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station (ISS) on October 7, 2012 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
An unmanned Japanese freighter successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) earlier this morning.
The Russian rocket carrying space travelers from three different countries - including the US - has successfully landed at the International Space Station.