International Space Station

Dragon cargo ship splashes down into Pacific after ISS mission

The private cargo craft Dragon, which departed from the International Space Station on Friday, successfully returned to Earth with a splashdown into the Pacific Ocean.

On spacewalk, US astronauts install ISS "parking spot"

Two US astronauts rolled out a space-age welcome mat on the International Space Station (ISS) Friday, when they installed the first of two new docking adaptors that will allow private space...

US astronauts begin 6-hour-long spacewalk on ISS

Two US astronauts conducted a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Friday, to connect one of two docking adapters set to be used for future spacecraft arrivals.

NASA sends DNA sequencer to space in quest for extraterrestrial life

NASA sent DNA sequencing instruments into space for the first time Monday, taking the search for extraterrestrial life straight to the source.

Three astronauts take off bound for International Space Station

The next three crew members of the International Space Station took off from Kazakhstan early Thursday, NASA said.

Three astronauts returning to Earth after six months on space station

Three astronauts were on their way back to Earth on Saturday after spending six months on the International Space Station (ISS).

British astronaut joins in London marathon from space station

British astronaut Tim Peake began a marathon in space on Sunday, 400 kilometres above the London marathon taking place at the same time.

Russian cosmonauts embark on five-hour spacewalk for tests at ISS

Two Russian cosmonauts embarked on a planned five-hour spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday to conduct experiments, collect test samples and float a small memorial to...

British astronaut makes nation's first spacewalk from ISS

British astronaut Tim Peake made the nation's first spacewalk on Friday, leaving the International Space Station with US colleague Tim Kopra to undertake repairs to the outside of the orbital...

NASA awards space station cargo contracts to three companies

NASA has awarded contracts to three companies to deliver cargo to the orbiting International Space Station (ISS), the US space agency said Thursday.

SpaceX successfully lands its first reusable rocket

Private space flight company SpaceX successfully returns a rocket to Earth following a satellite launch after two earlier attempts failed.