Monday, February 27, 2017
International Space Station

International Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station in low Earth orbit. The ISS was planned to provide transportation, maintenance, and act as a staging base for possible future missions to the Moon, Mars and asteroids.

Soyuz Space Capsule Lands Safely Back on Earth

A Russian Soyuz space capsule with three astronauts has landed back on Earth after a 115-day mission aboard the International Space Station. The landing took place...
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Video: Expedition 49-50 Docks with the Space Station

After launching on Oct. 19 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 49-50 arrived at the International Space Station on Oct. 21 to complete...

Spacewalking astronauts install new docking port on the ISS

The two Americans astronauts, Jeffrey Williams and Kate Rubins,have installed a new docking port on the International Space Station. The astronauts left the station shortly...

Aurora South of Australia

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA photographed this brilliant image of an aurora from the International Space Station. Sharing the image on Twitter, Williams...
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Expedition 48 49 Crew Docks to the Space Station

After launching on July 7 in their Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 48-49 arrived at the International Space Station July...
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Expedition 48-49 launches to the Space Station

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and astronaut Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched...

12 of Scott Kelly’s best photos from his year in space

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly launched to the International Space Station on March 27, 2015 and surpassed the record for time spent in space by...

International Space Station crew returns to planet Earth

A Soyuz TMA-19M capsule departed the International Space Station carrying NASA's Tim Kopra, Tim Peake of the European Space Agency and Russian Roscosmos Yuri...

The Cygnus spacecraft departs the International Space Station

The Cygnus spacecraft was released from the International Space Station today at 9:30 a.m. EDT. The released occurred as the space station flew above...

NASA tries again at inflating BEAM on the ISS

Astronauts are trying again to expand the world’s first soft-sided compartment for the International Space Station. Astronaut Jeffrey Williams opened a valve and introduced 22...

BEAM expansion put on hold until Friday

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station started the process of inflating the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), an inflatable habitat that can be snapped...

A view full of stars from the ISS

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have the best views. They are lucky enough to see the world at night on every orbit of the...

International Space Station completes 100,000th orbit of Earth

The International Space Station is celebrating it's 100,000 orbit around the Earth, 17½ years in the making. NASA said these 100,000 orbits are akin to traveling...
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Sunrise Time-lapse from the International Space Station

Good Morning! Sunrise bursting on the scene followed by beautiful ocean sun glint. We get 16 of these every day!https://t.co/UKanwP0Bv8 — Jeff Williams (@Astro_Jeff) May...

Space junk hit one of the Space Station’s windows

British Astronaut Tim Peake took this image of a huge chip on one of the Space Station's windows cause by a tiny speck of space...

Cities from 250 miles above

Tim Kopra is the current commander of the International Space Station. During his time aboard the station he has been busy posting stunning images to...
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The northern lights never looked so good

NASA has shared an amazing view of the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis in stunning ultra high-definition. Using time-lapses footage shot from the International Space Station,...

Dragon Capsule arrives at the Space Station

While the International Space Station was traveling over the Pacific Ocean, SpaceX's dragon capsule was successfully captured with the station’s robotic Canadarm2 at 7:23...

Venus From the International Space Station

On Dec. 5, 2015, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Kimiya Yui captured this image from the International Space Station of the planet Venus...
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Supply spacecraft arrives at the ISS

Russia’s Progress MS-2 cargo resupply ship has successfully docked to the International Space Station. The spacecraft delivered three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the space station. The...

Paris from 250 miles above

NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra posted this picture of Paris, France from the International Space Station. #GoodNight to the beautiful city of @Paris from @Space_Station. #CitiesFromSpace pic.twitter.com/Cuy7JUeN57 — Tim...

Cargo supply mission launches to Space Station

With a full moon and Jupiter shining overhead, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a Orbital ATK's Cygnus space capsule launched from Cape Canaveral...

New crew arrives on International Space Station

A Soyuz space capsule carrying two Russians and an American has docked with the International Space Station. U.S. astronaut Jeff Williams and cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka...

Video of Expedition 46 departing the ISS

Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA and cosmonauts Sergey Volkov and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos landed safely in Kazakhstan. The landing wrapped up a...

Astronaut Scott Kelly Returns To Earth After a Year in Space

Astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov are on their way back to Earth after undocking from the International Space Station. The...

Flying through the thick fog of an aurora

Expedition 46 crew member Tim Peake of the European Space Agency shared this beautiful image of a glowing aurora. The image was taken on Feb. 23,...

Cygnus departs Space Station full of trash

The unmanned Cygnus cargo craft was packed with trash and sent on a fiery destructive reentry through the atmosphere. Commander Scott Kelly and Timothy Kopra sent computer...

Space Station Crew Restores Power During Spacewalk

Two astronauts aborted their spacewalk outside of the International Space Station on Friday after water, presumably from the suit’s cooling system, leaked into NASA...

2015: The Year in Space Pictures

Pluto close-up, distant galaxies and other out-of-this-world photos from 2015. Here are our picks for the 15 best of the year. Hello Pluto! NASA’s New Horizons...

Japan’s HTV-5 cargo arrives at the Space Station

The Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle-5 (HTV-5) resupply spacecraft has successfully arrived at the International Space Station. The H-II Transfer Vehicle, called HTV-5, arrived at the...