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ISS astronauts return to Earth amid US-Russia tensions

15 days ago
Two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut returned to Earth on Thursday wrapping up a six-month mission at the International Space Station as tensions between Washington and Moscow threaten a rare area of cooperation. NASA…

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

1 month, 5 days ago
SpaceX on Thursday announced a new plan to launch a tourist around the Moon using its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a massive launch vehicle that is being designed to carry people into deep space. "SpaceX has signed the world's first private…

NASA astronauts watch ‘Star Wars’ in space

9 months, 22 days ago
Astronauts at the International Space Station saw their wish come true after they got a private screening of the new Star Wars movie earlier this week. Disney sent “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” into space using an uplink at NASA's Johnson…

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship reaches space station

10 months, 2 days ago
MIAMI: SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship arrived on Sunday at the International Space Station, carrying supplies and experiments for the astronauts in orbit. "Capture confirmed," a NASA commentator said at 5:57 am (10:57 GMT), when the…

WATCH: Here’s how astronauts wash their hair in space

1 year, 1 month ago
It’s a routine practice of most of us to wash our hair regularly, but have you ever thought how astronauts do the same in space? It will be fascinating for you to discover. It's totally a different story. Washing hair in zero gravity is…

Space group lodges ‘first space protest’ against Trump

1 year, 6 months ago
WASHINGTON: The first protest of its kind has taken place in space when an astronaut group Autonomous Space Agency Network (ASAN), sent an insulting ‘tweet’ into orbit on a weather balloon early this week against Donald Trump.  The tweet…

US astronauts engage in spacewalk to upgrade ISS

1 year, 9 months ago
WASHINGTON: Two American astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday to work on upgrading the orbiting outpost's electrical system. Americans Shane Kimbrough, the 49-year-old commander of the six-person crew…

Two Russians, one American blast off to ISS

2 years ago
BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN:Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut soared into orbit in a Soyuz spacecraft Wednesday at the start of a two-day journey to the International Space Station. NASA's Shane Kimbrough and Andrei Borisenko and Sergei…