America's newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX.
By Wendy Whitman Cobb, The Conversation
The launch window opens on Saturday at 2:49 a.m. EST, and is the first time the privately owned capsule, which is designed to carry humans into space, is testing its ability.
By Dmitry Lovetsky, Associated Press
The rescue capsule automatically jettisoned from the booster and went into a ballistic descent, landing at a sharper than normal angle and subjecting the crew to heavy gravitational force.
By Andrew Wagner
The first results from NASA’s Year in Space brothers are in, and show glimpses of how stressful a trip to Mars could be for the human body.
By Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
Kate Rubins, the lone American in orbit, will end up voting for president from the International Space Station, if her homecoming is delayed.
By PBS NewsHour
Over the weekend, astronauts aboard the orbiting International Space Station added a module like none other. Think an RV that expands out the back with extra space for sleeping quarters. In the case of the ISS, it was an inflatable…
At 2 p.m. EST today, astronaut Scott Kelly will be live from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, where he will share his personal perspective on his 340-day mission in space.
By PBS NewsHour
Astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days -- the longest an American has ever been in space -- on the International Space Station before descending into Kazakhstan by capsule Tuesday evening. Kelly’s extraterrestrial sojourn was part of a study on the…
By Associated Press
On his 249th consecutive day in space, astronaut Scott Kelly testified before the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. Kelly spoke about space debris, his relationship with the Russian cosmonauts accompanying him and what it's like to grow things on…
By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
As of today, International Space Station Commander Scott Kelly has spent more days off the planet than any other American. With 216 days in orbit, he sets the American record for most days spent space.
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