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Spacewalking astronauts give new hand to robot arm

It was the first spacewalk for Tingle, who arrived last month, and the third for Vande Hei.

24 Jan 2018 4:22 PM

SpaceX capsule back at space station with pre-Christmas haul

NASA astronauts used the space station's big robot arm to grab the Dragon capsule out of orbit.

18 Dec 2017 12:02 PM

Space radiation can cause bone loss in astronauts: study

As NASA prepares for deep space travel, astronauts will also face increased, prolonged exposure to space radiation. 

17 Dec 2017 4:41 PM

Google crunches data to help NASA find two new planets

The data came from the Kepler telescope which NASA launched into space in 2009 as part of a planet-finding mission.

16 Dec 2017 8:45 AM

Space capsule with 3 astronauts returns to Earth

The three were pulled out of the capsule within 20 minutes and appeared to be in good condition.

15 Dec 2017 10:50 AM


Astronauts make and eat pizza from scratch on International Space Station

NASA took pity on Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli's pizza craving and shipped up all the ingredients on an Orbital ATK capsule.

05 Dec 2017 10:22 AM

Lofty thanksgiving: Astronauts feasting of pouches of Turkey

The Astronauts will also rip into single-serving bags of mashed potatoes, candied yams, cornbread stuffing and cranberry-apple dessert.

23 Nov 2017 2:03 PM

Space delivery: Astronauts get Ice cream, make-own pizzas

A commercial supply ship arrived at the International Space Station two days after launching from Virginia.

15 Nov 2017 3:07 PM

Spacewalking astronaut copes with frayed tether, bad jetpack

After consulting for several minutes in Houston, flight controllers declared the jetpack unreliable.

21 Oct 2017 9:36 AM

Spacewalkers fix robotic arm in time to grab next cargo ship

The arm has been a key piece of equipment at the orbiting outpost for 16 years.

21 Oct 2017 9:35 AM


US astronaut's memoir provides blunt take on year in space

Retired astronaut Scott Kelly descirbes all the good and bad things about doing a long space mission.

12 Oct 2017 10:25 AM

Astronauts go spacewalking to grease robot arm's new hand

Commander Randy Bresnik ventured out for the second time in less than a week, along with Mark Vande Hei.

10 Oct 2017 6:42 PM

NASA space psychology subjects ending 8 months of isolation

The crew of four men and two women were quarantined on a vast plain below the summit of the world's largest active volcano in January.

17 Sep 2017 8:54 AM

Three astronauts reach International Space Station for five-month mission

Two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut docked at the International Space Station for a five month mission.

13 Sep 2017 12:05 PM

SpaceX unveils sleek, white spacesuit for astronaut travel

SpaceX is developing a crew version of its Dragon cargo capsule for NASA astronauts.

24 Aug 2017 1:16 PM


NASA launches satellite to help astronauts communicate with Earth

The satellite will "support critical space communication into the mid-2020s," NASA said in a statement.

19 Aug 2017 8:02 AM

Astronauts gear up for space with tough Russian training

Astronaut Randy Bresnik, astronaut Paolo Nespoli and Russian cosmonaut commander Sergei Ryazansky are due to blast off into space on Friday.

27 Jul 2017 12:26 PM

Mars rover scientist, SpaceX engineer join NASA astronaut corps

NASA named 12 astronauts on Wednesday to the US space agency's first new class of space fliers in five years.

08 Jun 2017 7:58 AM

Cosmic rays may double cancer risks for Mars astronauts

Conventional risk models used by NASA and others assume DNA damage and mutation are the cause of radiation cancers.

06 Jun 2017 3:25 PM

Space capsule with 2 astronauts returns to Earth

Both were extracted from the capsule, which came to rest on its side, within 15 minutes and appeared to be in good condition.

03 Jun 2017 8:36 PM