Atlantis achieves orbit on final mission

John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, once famously declared that "no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in this race for space."

Ex-spy watches as Soyuz blasts off for ISS

The Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft blasted off successfully from Kazakhstan last night, taking three astronauts to the International Space Station.

Astronauts stuck on ISS as undocking manoeuvre fails

An attempt to undock a Russian Soyuz capsule from the International Space Station failed this morning, leaving two Russian and one American astronauts stuck there for another day.

Boeing wants you to vacation in space

Forget about traveling to another country for vacation! Boeing and Space Adventures have a much more interesting destination in mind for you: the International Space Station (ISS) in low Earth orbit (LEO).

$2bn space experiment seeks out 'anti-universe'

What's being described as one of the most complex space scientific instruments ever built is on its way to the International Space Station to seek out the 'dark universe'.

NASA wants you to pick music for final shuttle mission

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has launched a new campaign as its shuttle program dwindles down - the agency is asking for users to submit suggestions for music that will be officially used as the wakeup song for members of the shuttle crew.

Astronauts begin third spacewalk for cooling system repairs

Two space station astronauts are currently conducting their third and possibly final spacewalk to repair the station's faulty cooling system.

ISS cooling system failure forces spacewalk repairs

The International Space Station's cooling system has shut down, forcing crew to plan repairs during a spacewalk later this week.

Progress docks successfully on second attempt

Crew on the International Space station successfully captured the drifting Progress 38 spaceship yesterday after it failed to dock as planned on Friday.

Second docking attempt planned for errant spaceship

Russian and US space station program managers are this morning expected to approve another attempt to dock their Progress cargo ship with the International Space Station tomorrow.

NASA wants to send your ugly mug into space

With only two more shuttle missions set to fly, your chances of getting to the International Space Station (ISS) are slim. But as a consolation prize, NASA is promising to send your photo instead.

Space station could operate until 2028

The International Space Station could remain in use until 2028, officials have said.

Extension planned for ISS

It's nearly spring, the traditional time for DIY, and the thoughts of many are turning to a nice little extension.