Russian cargo ship fails to dock with ISS

A Russian attempt to redock the ISS Progress 47 resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station has failed, thanks to a a problem with the new Kurs-NA rendezvous system.

Studying Earth’s anatomy from space

European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut André Kuipers is running experiments on the International Space Station (ISS) to help scientists improve their understanding of conditions deep inside the Earth.

Lichen shown to survive in outer space

An experiment carried out on the Internatonal Space Station has shown that lichen can survive in outer space - lending support to the 'panspermia' theory that life arrived here from elsewhere.

SpaceX to try again after aborted launch

SpaceX was forced to abort the launch of its Falcon 9 mission to the International Space Station on Saturday, just half a second before liftoff.

Dragon spacecraft preps for ISS cargo mission

The Dragon spacecraft is undergoing last minute preparations as it readies for a demonstration flight to the International Space Station (ISS).



Astronauts safely on way to ISS

Late last night, three astronauts blasted off for the International Space Station on a Soyuz TMA-04M, after several weeks of delay.

SpaceX ISS mission set to launch this month

NASA has confirmed an April 30 launch date for SpaceX's Dragon spaceship, the first private resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Automated spacecraft resupplies International Space Station

The European Space Agency’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-3 (ATV-3) recently docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on a critical resupply mission.  



Date set for first private flight to ISS

The first docking of a commercial spaceship with the International Space Station could take place as early as next May.

Research continues apace on international space station



NASA says the pace of research aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is accelerating - even though the shuttles used to build it were recently retired. 



Trojan infiltrates Japanese space agency 



The Japanese space agency (JAXA) has positively identified a Trojan on an employee's terminal that may have gained access to a cargo shuttle used to resupply the International Space Station (ISS).



Delayed ISS crew launches successfully

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft blasted off successfully for the International Space Station late last night, carrying one American and two Russian astronauts.

Successful Russian launch eases space station fears

Russia's Progress cargo ship lifted off successfully for the International Space Station yesterday, the first flight to do so since a similar unmanned freighter crashed in August.

Russian space ambitions hobbled by economic reality

Moscow is abandoning plans to design and build a two-stage Rus-M carrier rocket that would have replaced the aging Soyuz by 2015.

NASA wants to hire a space taxi

NASA - which recently retired its shuttle fleet - wants to hire private "space taxis" that will transport U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS). 



As astronauts return, NASA sets future launch schedule

Three International Space Station crew members returned safely to Earth yesterday after a longer-than expected stay, as NASA sets a tentative launch schedule for the coming months.

Should NASA train astronauts in a post-shuttle era?

A new report published by the National Research Council recommends that NASA should "take steps" to maintain a highly trained astronaut corps - even as the United States enters an extended post-shuttle era.

Russia rolls back space aspirations

The recent crash of an ISS-bound space freighter has prompted Russia to consider the possibility of ending its permanent human presence in space. 


Russia identifies cause of space freighter failure

The recent disintegration of an ISS-bound space freighter was apparently caused by a malfunctioning gas generator located in the Soyuz carrier rocket's third stage engine.

NASA: International Space Station could be evacuated

NASA is warning that astronauts may be forced to temporarily abandon the International Space Station (ISS) if a recent space freighter crash prevents Russia from ferrying a fresh crew to the station.