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SpaceX launch will bring science and supplies to ISS and return with a glitchy Robonaut

SpaceX is about to launch its 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a lightly used Dragon capsule filled with goodies at 1:30 PST. In addition to the delivery, this Drag

The International Space Station is getting a new printer

This story has it all: space, printers. HP’s Envy ISS, a printer designed for the extremely narrow use case of zero gravity, is hitching a ride on today’s SpaceX CSR-14 rocket launch. The pri

The Trump administration is reportedly moving to privatize the International Space Station

The Trump administration is planning to privatize the international space station instead of simply decommissioning the orbiting international experiment in 2024, according to a report in The Washing

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule returns from the International Space Station

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule has returned from the International Space Station as planned, after spending around a month docked at the orbital facility. This Dragon spacecraft was previously flown on

Watch SpaceX launch its first re-flown capsule and rocket combo live here

SpaceX is taking another shot at a historic launch today, should everything go as planned. It’s targeting a launch window of 10:36 AM EST (7:36 AM PST) this morning for its CRS-13 mission, which

NASA to screen ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ on the International Space Station

Being an astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station shouldn’t mean that you have to miss out on much-anticipated movie releases like Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In fact, i

Save the International Space Station and give it to the private sector

Bob Brumley Contributor Robert "Bob" Brumley served as the Executive Director, Commercial Space Working Group, of the National Security and Economic Policy Councils, which developed the Reagan Adminis

SpaceX recovers Dragon capsule loaded with science and research from the ISS

The final stage of SpaceX's CRS-10 resupply mission for the International Space Station wrapped up Sunday, with recovery of the Dragon capsule it launched on February 19. The capsule was carrying 4,50

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft successfully attaches to the ISS

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft, which launched on Sunday and is filled with 5,500 pounds of supplies and experiment materials for the crew of the International Space Station has successfully docked.

SpaceX’s Dragon supply ship failed to rendezvous with ISS, will try again Thursday

A GPS error prevented SpaceX’s Dragon supply ship from mating with the ISS early this morning. The craft was less than a mile away from the space station when the docking had to be aborted. NAS

SpaceX’s CRS-10 ISS resupply mission rocket launch scrubbed, next window is Feb 19

Update: SpaceX aborted the launch with 13 seconds to go, citing the issue with the positioning of an engine nozzle that’s responsible for steering the rocket in the second stage as the cause. T

The International Space Station is getting its first commercial airlock, planned for 2019

The International Space Station will get a first commercially funded airlock, created by supplier NanoRacks in partnership with Boeing, with a planned launch and integration timeframe of 2019. The com

3D-printed satellite launcher heads to ISS with blessing of Chris Hadfield and Grant Imahara

If you could print something out aboard the International Space Station, what would it be? That was the question posed to engineers and enthusiasts in the ISS Design Competition, and the winner — a

Orbital ATK returns to flight with successful Antares launch to the space station

The Orbital ATK Antares rocket – the same rocket that exploded on its way to the International Space Station two years ago – returned to flight today with a much-anticipated launch. Lifting of

A robot learns to cope with the loss of an eye in an experiment carried out on the ISS

Humans are pretty good at ballparking distances, even with one eye closed — but it turns out computer vision systems have a hard time with it. Researchers hope to fix that, or at least make robots a

The billionaire’s plaything

In the movie Moonraker James Bond has to fight a madman with his own fleet of Space Shuttles. The movie was made in 1979, a golden age for government-subsidized spaceflight. Back then the thought that

The best apps to download before watching the Perseid meteor shower tonight

The Perseid meteor shower, which comes around every year at this time, will peak tonight and early tomorrow. This year’s event is particularly special because astronomers are predicting an outburst

NanoRacks’ commercial space testing platform outside the ISS is now open for business

Say you've got an experiment or prototype satellite that you want to expose to the ravages of space. Sure, you could launch it with a bunch of others, but what if you need it back afterwards? NanoRack

ISS installs networking tech that may soon connect the whole Solar System

When you really need to get a signal in from Pluto, a direct connection isn't always possible. Oh sure, when it's a big project like New Horizons, you can make sure the line is clear and someone's lis

Astronauts have entered an inflatable habitat on the space station for the first time

This week, astronauts successfully entered the International Space Station’s first inflatable habitat. .@Astro_Jeff enters @BigelowSpace #BEAM for first time to collect air sample and set up sensors
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