Space Debris Is Becoming A Major Threat To Satellites And Extraterrestrial Travel

Space debris is quickly becoming a major threat for satellites and extraterrestrial travel — and could have fatal implications for the latter if the issue is not stopped. According to NPR, the International Space Station (ISS) almost came into contact with space junk this past week for the third time this year. The debris usually […]

Donald Trump-Supporting Boater Buzzes Through SpaceX Splashdown Zone, Prompting Outrage

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after spending two months on the International Space Station. But before the two crew members aboard the capsule were confirmed to be successfully recovered, dozens of boats swarmed the splashdown zone, one with a large blue banner with “Trump” emblazoned across it. The […]

SpaceX Rocket Successfully Destroyed During In-Flight Abort Test

SpaceX successfully completed its un-crewed In-Flight Abort test on Sunday, an important step in its quest to launch manned space flights in the future, according to On the heels of the successful test this weekend, the private spaceflight company is anticipating the launch of another rocket this week. The company announced it will attempt […]

Astronauts Christina Koch, Jessica Meir Make History, Perform First-Ever All-Female Spacewalk

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made history on Friday as the two women performed the first-ever all-female spacewalk, as Good Morning America reported. A similar all-female spacewalk had been scheduled to take place months ago but was derailed by equipment issues. On Friday morning, Koch and Meir stepped out of the International Space […]

NASA’s First-Ever All-Female Spacewalk Is Back On After Being Scrapped In March

History is scheduled to be made yet again. The first all-female spacewalk for the International Space Station (ISS) was originally scheduled to take place last March, but had to be scrapped when both astronauts needed medium-sized torso pieces for their spacesuits and only one was available on the ISS, as reported by The New York […]

NASA Publishes Footage Of Beautiful Spherical Fires In Zero-Gravity

NASA, the American space agency, is doing its part to help with carbon emissions by having its scientists create fires in zero gravity, The Next Web reported. The agency is looking to discover if it’s possible to create soot-free flames — or at least more efficient flames for those of us down here on the […]

NASA Investigates What May Be The First-Ever Crime Committed In Space

NASA is investigating what may very well be the first-ever instance of a crime committed in space, Yahoo News reports. Specifically, the space agency is looking into allegations that astronaut Anne McClain illegally accessed her estranged partner’s bank account while on board the International Space Station. McClain, 40, married Summer Worden in 2014, and the […]

NASA To Open International Space Station To Tourists, Costs Are Still To Be Determined

NASA will soon be allowing space tourists the chance to spend one or more night onboard the International Space Station, BBC News reports. At $35,000 per night, that’s something of a bargain. Unfortunately for space tourists, though, the costs of getting to the satellite will far exceed, many times over, the cost of actually staying […]

International Space Station Threatened By Space Junk After Indian Satellite Destroyed In Test

The International Space Station is now threatened by hundreds of pieces of space junk after India destroyed a derelict satellite in a test, Digital Trends is reporting. On March 27, India launched a missile into space toward one of its own derelict satellites in an effort to test their anti-satellite missile system. It was a […]

SpaceX’s Astronaut Pod, Crew Dragon, Returns To Earth With A Big Splash

SpaceX’s historic Demo-1 mission has come to a successful end. Earlier this morning, the company’s new-generation astronaut-ferrying spacecraft, the Crew Dragon, returned to Earth after a glorious maiden voyage to the International Space Station (ISS). According to NASA, the Crew Dragon capsule touched down at 8:45 a.m. EST, following a flawless re-entry and descent sequence […]

SpaceX Aces Historic Launch Of The Crew Dragon Astronaut Pod

SpaceX has just made history with what was perhaps one of the most pivotal rocket launches in U.S. space travel. In the early hours of Saturday morning, the private rocket company fired up its Falcon 9 workhorse to launch its new-generation astronaut pod into orbit, NASA proudly announced in a news release. Famously known as […]

SpaceX Is Preparing The Crew Dragon Spacecraft For Its Maiden Journey And First Test Flight This Weekend

SpaceX is gearing up for the first launch of their Crew Dragon spacecraft this weekend, and forecasts show that the weather will probably not be holding up the inaugural launch of the very special capsule which may end up changing the commercial spaceflight industry in a big way. According to NBC News, the Demo-1 flight […]

A Russian Satellite Has Spotted Mysterious ‘Explosions Of Light’ In The Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

A Russian satellite which normally spends its time searching for high-energy cosmic rays has recently detected “explosions of light” in the Earth’s upper atmosphere that have left scientists baffled. As the Daily Mail reports, while discovering strange weather phenomena in the upper atmosphere of the Earth is something which is certainly not surprising or odd […]

SpaceX Dragon Ship Wraps Up Second Mission To The International Space Station, Returns To Earth With A Splash

The SpaceX Dragon cargo ship that flew to the International Space Station (ISS) on December 5, 2018, has finally come home. The Dragon capsule returned to Earth with a splash — quite literally — after acing an ocean landing in the early hours of Monday morning. Launched on SpaceX’s 16th resupply mission to the ISS, […]

The SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Is Not Coming Home Just Yet

SpaceX’s new-generation astronaut pod is not the only Dragon facing a delay. The rocket company’s cargo capsule has also postponed its scheduled spaceflight, announced NASA. The Dragon resupply vessel was supposed to return to Earth earlier today after spending a month docked with the International Space Station (ISS). However, it seems that the spacecraft will […]

SpaceX’s Dragon Cargo Ship Returns To Earth Tomorrow With ‘Time-Critical’ Science Experiments

A SpaceX Dragon capsule is waiting to return to Earth on Thursday morning after spending the last month in space. The cargo ship flew to the International Space Station (ISS) in early December and is due to make the trip back home tomorrow. According to NASA, the Dragon spacecraft is packed with “time-critical space experiments” […]

Bacteria On The International Space Station Are Mutating To Survive, Not To Become Superbugs

Recent news stories have seen people becoming concerned with the fact that bacteria aboard the International Space Station are mutating. And, as with space stories and fans of science fiction, there is always a worrying story behind these mutations. Some claim that these changes could turn the bacteria into superbugs. However, new evidence suggests something […]

International Space Station Astronaut Accidentally Dials 911 From Space

Instead of dialing an international number as he had intended to, Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers once ended up calling 911 from the International Space Station, triggering an alert at NASA Mission Control in Houston. As cited by NPR, Kuipers recalled the accidental misdial in an interview earlier this week with Dutch broadcaster Nederlandse Omroep Stitching, […]

That Hole In The International Space Station Was The Result Of A ‘Botched Repair Job,’ Not Sabotage

When a hole was discovered in an attached module of the International Space Station (ISS) in August, the crew quickly fixed it. However, since then, there have been various theories as to how the hole got there. Now, it is believed that the hole was the result of a botched repair job and not sabotage. […]

Scientists State That Jetlag And Personality Clashes Will Be The Biggest Difficulties In Traveling To Mars

Beyond building the right spacecraft to send manned missions to Mars and the technological challenges that these crews will be facing, a group of scientific experts have stated that dealing with jetlag and personality clashes will be among the biggest difficulties that astronauts will be facing when they eventually head to Mars. According to the […]

Russia Says The Hole In The International Space Station Was Drilled From The Inside

The hole in the International Space Station was drilled from the inside, a Russian cosmonaut says, a revelation that is almost certainly going to complicate the already-fraught relationship between the USA and Russia, the Associated Press is reporting. Back on August 30, the crew aboard the spacecraft noticed a slight loss of air pressure and […]

Two Astronauts Just Went On A Spacewalk To Inspect The Soyuz Crew Pod That Sprung A Leak In August

Earlier today, two astronauts ventured outside of the International Space Station (ISS) to conduct a marathon spacewalk that lasted for nearly eight hours. The heroes of the day were Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos, both currently serving as flight engineers of Expedition 57. Originally scheduled to last no more than six […]

Dragon Delivers Christmas Goodies To The International Space Station

After chasing the International Space Station (ISS) for two days, the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship has finally reached its destination. Loaded with more than 5,600 pounds of goods, the Dragon capsule arrived at the orbital outpost this morning. The spacecraft was captured by the astronauts crewing the research facility at 7:21 a.m. ET, NASA announced […]

Astronaut Shares Stunning Video Of A Crew Launch To The Space Station

On December 3, three astronauts left Earth’s orbit to journey to the International Space Station (ISS). The trio — made up of NASA astronaut Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos — boarded a Soyuz MS-11 capsule that flew them to the orbital outpost on the […]

SpaceX Rocket Misses Landing, Makes A Splash In The Atlantic [Videos]

After a historic launch from the West Coast on December 3 — when SpaceX lofted 64 satellites into orbit, as reported by the Inquisitr at the time — the private space company traveled to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on December 5 to send off another mission into space. As part of SpaceX’s […]

Christmas Supplies Rocketed Into Space For Those Spending The Holiday At The International Space Station

A Christmas turkey, cranberry sauce, candied yams, and fruitcake were among Christmas items that were launched into space this week so that those spending Christmas day at the International Space Station could celebrate just like everyone else. According to Associated Press, a Dragon capsule and its 5,600 pounds (2,500 kilograms) of cargo, was launched into […]

NASA Delays Dragon Launch To Fetch Fresh Food For Some Hungry Mice

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket waiting to fly off into space, with the latest supply shipment to the International Space Station (ISS) in tow, will have to wait another day before it can fire up its engines and soar to the sky. As the Inquisitr recently reported, the Falcon 9 and its Dragon payload were […]

Three Astronauts Arrive Aboard The International Space Station, Restoring The Crew To Six

After a six-hour journey through Earth’s orbit, the Expedition 58 crew has arrived safely on board the International Space Station (ISS). NASA astronaut Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, and Russian Oleg Konenenko of Roscosmos set foot inside the orbital outpost at around 2:37 p.m. ET — or as soon as the […]

Two Rocket Launches And An Asteroid Rendezvous Happening Later Today

After an epic November, space enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to this month. Three major events are happening today alone, and more exciting things are coming later this week. Today is a busy day for NASA, as the space agency prepares to launch an astronaut crew to the International Space Station (ISS), while […]

Watch AI Robot CIMON On Its First Day At Work On Board The International Space Station

An AI robot is now crewing the International Space Station (ISS.) Known as CIMON, the robot recently came on-line and had its first interaction with an astronaut in space. Read on to see how CIMON’s first day at work on board Earth’s orbiting laboratory went. As the Inquisitr previously reported, CIMON is a ball-shaped, floating […]

Three Astronauts Are Leaving Earth On Monday To Embark On A Six-Month Mission In Space

Bright and early on Monday morning, an international crew of astronauts will board a Soyuz capsule and lift off from Kazakhstan to fly to the research facility stationed in Earth’s orbit. The brave spacefarers are NASA’s Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos. The trio is […]

Five Strains Of Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found Inside The International Space Station

Orbiting 250 miles above the Earth, the International Space Station (ISS) is home to a handful of scientists and astronauts constantly inhabiting the orbital outpost — and to a host of microbes that have taken up residence on board the research facility. Among these microbes, scientists have recently discovered five strains of Enterobacter — a […]

Stunning Footage Filmed In Space Shows ‘How A Space Ship Leaves Our Planet’

A rocket launch is always an impressive spectacle to behold — whether you watch the live stream on the Internet or you have the privilege of witnessing the event from somewhere near the launch site. And, while we’ve seen our fair share of memorable rocket launches from Earth, a handful of people have the unique […]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX And The Russian Space Program Are In A New Space Race, This Time It’s Nuclear

Russia to Musk, “Challenge accepted!” That is the message one gets when parsing the trash-talk from Russia as reported by BGR. “Elon Musk and SpaceX won’t be leading the reusable rocket space race long, at least not if Russia has anything to say about it. Russia’s Keldysh Research Center has been working on a reusable […]

Rare ‘Glory’ Optical Phenomenon Captured From The Space Station In Stunning Photos

Flying some 250 miles above the Earth’s surface, the astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) are often treated to spectacular views of our world that few mortals ever get to see first-hand. From their unique vantage point, the astronauts capture stirring photographs of our planet — as shown in this Flickr album uploaded […]

An Astronaut On The International Space Station Has Captured Earth Wrapped In Sparkling Orange Airglow

On October 7, an astronaut on the International Space Station — orbiting 250 miles over Australia — witnessed the Earth wrapped in a sparkling bright orange color. The scene inspired him to whip out his camera, so that he could capture the mysterious airglow that appeared to be enveloping our planet. As Live Science reports, […]

Astronauts Capture Stunning Photos Of The International Space Station On Their Way Back To Earth

For the first time in seven years, the International Space Station (ISS) was featured in a cosmic photoshoot meant to celebrate the long and fruitful existence of the orbital outpost. This month marks two important milestones in the history of the orbiting research facility, NASA announced yesterday — when the space agency released the first-ever […]

NASA Just Released The First 8K Video Shot In Space

Three years after filming the first 4K footage in space, NASA outdid its performance by recording an incredible 8K ultra high definition (UHD) video shot on board the International Space Station (ISS). The amazing footage delivers outstanding images at a resolution of 8,192 x 4,320 pixels and follows the astronaut crew living on board the […]

‘UFO’ Spotted On International Space Station’s Live Feed, Internet Users Accuse NASA Of Covering It Up

A “UFO” has been spotted on the International Space Station’s (ISS) live feed, and NASA quickly pixelated the object in order to cover it up – at least, that’s the claim being made by a YouTuber who scours the ISS’s feed for any and all UFO-related videos. As the Daily Star reports, YouTuber secureteam10 claims […]

NASA Is (Still) Livestreaming Amazing Earth Views From Orbit

As some of you may remember, four years ago NASA kicked off a very cool space experiment dubbed High Definition Earth Viewing —HDEV, for short. The project was meant as a two-year Earth observation study that continuously streamed views of our planet from the vantage point of the International Space Station (ISS) — and it’s […]

Despite Soyuz Malfunction, Russia Could Be Launching Its Next Rocket As Early As November, Per ‘Reuters’

Earlier this week, the Inquisitr reported that a rocket malfunction grounded a scheduled spaceflight to the International Space Station (ISS), forcing the two-astronaut crew onboard the vessel to perform an emergency landing in a steppe of Kazakhstan. The rocket in question — a Soyuz-FG — has been ferrying manned missions to the ISS since 2002 […]

Soyuz Rocket Carrying Space Station Astronauts Malfunctions During Launch

A Soyuz rocket transporting one Russian and one U.S. astronaut to the International Space Station had to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan on Thursday after it failed in mid-air, Reuters reported. The crew of MS-10 were fortunately safe, according to NASA and Russia’s space agency Roscosmos. The spacecraft launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in […]

Three Astronauts Just Landed Back On Earth After Living In Space For 197 Days

The reigns of the International Space Station (ISS) have now fallen in fresh hands as the commander of Expedition 56, NASA astronaut Drew Feustel, has returned to Earth along with two of his crewmates. After handing over the orbital outpost to German astronaut Alexander Gerst during a ceremony held on October 3, Feustel and fellow […]

ISS Hole Was Made Deliberately And Not A Result Of Accident, Claims Russia Space Agency Head

Russian investigators who probed into the origin of a hole that caused an oxygen leak at the International Space Station think that the hole was made deliberately, the head of the Russian space agency said. Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin revealed on television late Monday that a first commission has already delivered its report on […]

A New Study Shows That Astronauts Will Need Artificial Gravity To Prevent Vision Issues When Exploring Space

According to a new study, astronauts will be needing artificial gravity if they are to avoid vision problems when exploring space. We already know that when astronauts are in space for extended periods of time they suffer from a multitude of problems, which include loss of bone density, muscle atrophy, reduced organ functions, genetic changes, […]

Japan Scrubs The Launch Of Its Kounotori ‘White Stork’ Cargo Ship Once Again

Japan’s seventh resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is facing yet another delay. After originally being set for September 10, the launch of the Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle-7 (HTV-7) has been rescheduled twice this week and is once again being postponed, NASA announced in a blog post on September 14. As the Inquisitr […]

Russia Claims New Evidence Of Drilling In International Space Station Leak

Russian sources have revealed finding new traces of drilling on a Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft docked to the International Space Station. On Aug. 29, ground-based ISS controllers noticed a slight pressure drop aboard the orbiting laboratory. The crew traced the problem to a small hole in the Soyuz spacecraft. Cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, the commander of the […]

Russian Space Agency Begins Investigation Into ISS Leak

As the Inquisitr reported on September 4, 2018, a small leak was detected in the Russian Soyuz MS-09 orbital module attached to the International Space Station on August 29. The leak caused a slight depressurization in the module, but not enough to cause harm to any occupants. The leak was patched by the astronauts and […]

NASA Shares ‘Chilling’ Footage Of Hurricane Florence Captured From The International Space Station

As more than a million Americans living on coastal areas prepare for evacuation to flee from the destructive path of Hurricane Florence, the astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) are keeping an eye on the Category 4 storm from their unique vantage point 250 miles (400 kilometers) above our planet. Earlier today, the […]

NASA Mulls Turning Rockets And Spacecraft Into Corporate Billboards

NASA is mulling on selling naming rights to rockets and spacecraft, and allowing astronauts to appear in advertisements in a bid to boost the public profile of the U.S. space agency, the Washington Post has reported. NASA has avoided endorsing any product or company in the past, but during a recent advisory council meeting, NASA […]