Spacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the International Space Station later this year.
Shared on the official Twitter handle of ISS, the series of pictures show the Earth's aurora viewed between the city lights and stars.
"As we prepare to observe the holidays far away from our loved ones, we look down at our precious planet, and it becomes clear how connected we really are," said NASA astronaut Shannon Walker.
A former CIA Intelligence Officer turned astronaut is set to become the first Black woman to join the International Space Station. Jeanette Epps has a doctorate in Aerospace Engineering and joined the the Astronaut Corps in 2009. She is now preparing to join the flight crew for Boeing's new spacecraft, Starliner One. It's still being tested and developed by NASA. NASA astronauts already assigned to the Starliner One Mission welcomed Epps to the crew on Twitter Tuesday.
The two NASA astronauts who rode to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's new Crew Drago are due to return on Sunday after a nearly four-month voyage that marked NASA's first crewed mission from home soil in nine years.
The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft shoved off from the International Space Station on Saturday with two US astronauts on board, beginning their journey back to Earth despite a storm threatening Florida.
The first crewed flight of the Dragon-2 capsule in May this year carried two astronauts to the ISS on a two-month mission.
NASA executed its third spacewalk in a mission to replace old batteries on the International Space Station. Launched in 2017, the mission aimed to replace 48 power units. A fourth spacewalk is scheduled next week for other tasks.
NASA is calling on the world's inventors to develop a toilet that works not just in microgravity, but also lunar gravity.
Scientists have observed the fifth state of matter in space for the first time, offering unprecedented insight that could help solve some of the quantum universe's most intractable conundrums, research showed Thursday.
Former NOAA chief and space walker dove 6.8 miles in the Mariana Trench and celebrated by calling the International Space Station on her return.
Nearly 24 hours after launching from Florida, SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule delivered NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station on Sunday, marking the first US space capsule to do so with a crew since 2011.
US astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley have successfully disembarked the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule and entered the International Space Station. #CNN #News
California-based SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule carrying astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken and its Falcon 9 rocket is due to lift off at 4:33 pm EDT on Wednesday (02:03 am IST on Thursday) from the same launch pad used by NASA's last space shuttle mission in 2011.
NASA gave the green light on Friday to next week's launch of two astronauts aboard a SpaceX vessel -- the first crewed space flight from US soil in nine years and a crucial step towards ending American dependence on Russian rockets.
Next month, NASA will launch its first astronaut mission from U.S. soil in almost a decade. This mission marks the final test for SpaceX before NASA begins regularly ferrying astronauts into orbit using the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft.
Two astronauts who left Earth long before the coronavirus pandemic return to a changed world next week.
Boeing is calling a mulligan on the failure of its CST-100 Starliner spacecraft to reach proper orbit in an unmanned test for NASA last year and will conduct another before it tries to use it to launch astronauts, the Washington Post reported Monday.
When NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan return from their stay on the International Space Station on April 17, they're coming back to a very different Earth -- one that's dealing with coronavirus.