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.
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 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.
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.
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 ...
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 has announced plans for its first manned space docking, and says it will launch the mission as early as this month.
China's released a white paper setting out its plans to accelerate space activities over the next five years.
China is slated to launch an unmanned spacecraft in November that will dock with the orbiting Tiangong-1 (Heavenly Palace) experimental module.
China remains on track to launch an unmanned test module into orbit via its Long March II-F rocket sometime next week.
A recently published report warns that space junk poses a clear and present danger to orbiting satellites and the International Space Station (ISS).
China's announced the details of its plans for a space station - and says it should be finished within the next ten years.
China plans to launch the first module of its planned space station next year.