Martian astronauts will need green thumbs, says NASA

Astronauts on the way to Mars could munch on space-grown lettuce, strawberries and carrots, a NASA scienstist says.

Robot astronaut powered up for first time in space

The first robot member of the International Space Station crew woke up yesterday, six months after its arrival.

SpaceX says it is ready for ISS cargo runs

SpaceX says it is ready to meet NASA's November 30, 2011 launch date for a mission that will deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS). 



SpaceX preps for space station cargo run


NASA may have retired its shuttles, but SpaceX has confirmed plans to launch a second test capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) on November 30th.

Space toilet backs up on the ISS

Well, I suppose it could be worse. Yes, the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) could be running from Aliens and Predators, or trying to shut down an insane (Windows?) computer intent on killing every astronaut.

Soyuz blasts off for ISS in taste of things to come

Almost fifty years to the day since the first human spaceflight blasted off, the Soyuz TMA-21 mission last night left for the International Space Station.

NASA to pay Russia more for ISS trips

NASA's extended its deal with the Russian Federal Space Agency over transport to the International Space Station - but the cost of a ticket has gone up.

Discovery undocks from ISS for long trip home

Space shuttle Discovery has successfully undocked from the International Space Station, after a morale-boosting message from Captain Kirk.

Firms pitch new rocket to NASA for manned flights

Two major rocket companies - ATK and Astrium - are in talks with NASA about a new vehicle which would carry out manned flights to the International Space Station (ISS).

Space Adventures offering new tourist flights in 2013

Well, that's our vacation sorted: Space Adventures says it has three seats for sale for 2013 flights to the International Space Station.

Astronauts back safely from ISS

Two Americans and a Russian returned safely last night from the International Space station, touching down last night on the Kazakhstan steppe.

Commander checks in to Foursquare from ISS

International Space Station commander Doug Wheelock has become the first person to check in from space on Foursquare.

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).

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.

To X-37B Or Not To X-37B? That Is The Question.

Changes are coming rapidly to NASA, and the future of the United States' dedication and capability to mount manned space missions are increasingly in question.

Space station could operate until 2028

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

Lockheed Martin designs world's largest heat shield

Engineers at Lockheed Martin have successfully completed fabrication of the world's largest heat shield.

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.