Veggie experiment will expand fresh food production on Space Station

A plant growth chamber bound for the International Space Station inside the Dragon capsule on the SpaceX-3 resupply mission may help expand in-orbit food production capabilities in more ways than one, and offer astronauts something they don’t take for granted, fresh food.

NASA takes on cancer with space station research

Invasive and systemic cancer treatment is a necessary evil for many people with the devastating diagnosis. These patients endure therapies with ravaging side effects, including nausea, immune suppression, hair loss and even organ failure, in hopes of eradicating cancerous tissues in the body.

It’s a march of the CubeSats as space station deployment continues

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a CubeSat! With so many small, relatively inexpensive satellites deploying lately from the International Space Station, it may seem like the area referred to as low-Earth orbit, between 100 and 1,240 miles above the planet, is full of these compact cubes. The miniature satellites, or CubeSats, conduct research and demonstration missions.

Space station MAXI-mizing our understanding of the universe

Look up at the night sky ... do you see it? The stars of the cosmos bursting in magnificent explosions of death and rebirth! No? Well, then maybe you are not looking through the "eyes" of the Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image (MAXI) investigation, mounted on the exterior of the International Space Station Kibo module.

NASA certifies first 3D printer for use in space

News: a 3D printer approved by NASA will be flown to the International Space Station next year so astronauts can print components, tools and equipment on-demand in space. Manufactured by Made in Space in collaboration with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the machine is the first 3D printer ...

Space Station ferry burns up on re-entry



The European Space Agency's (ESA) third Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ferry has completed the final part of its successful six-month servicing mission to the International Space Station (ISS). 



China readies manned space station mission

China has announced plans for its first manned space docking, and says it will launch the mission as early as this month.

China lays out five-year space plan

China's released a white paper setting out its plans to accelerate space activities over the next five years.

China's Shenzhou 8 to dock with Tiangong 1 module



China is slated to launch an unmanned spacecraft in November that will dock with the orbiting Tiangong-1 (Heavenly Palace) experimental module.

China moves ahead with space station plans

China remains on track to launch an unmanned test module into orbit via its Long March II-F rocket sometime next week.

Space junk threatens satellites and space station

A recently published report warns that space junk poses a clear and present danger to orbiting satellites and the International Space Station (ISS).

China aims to complete space station within the next decade

China's announced the details of its plans  for a space station - and says it should be finished within the next ten years.

China to start space station construction next year

China plans to launch the first module of its planned space station next year.