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Spacewalk time-lapse reveals the fiddly work of an astronaut

A new time-lapse from the International Space Station reveals the kind of fiddly work that an astronaut has to perform during a spacewalk.
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NASA Reviews Private Space Station Proposals, Expects To Save Over $1 Billion Annually After ISS Retires

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration plans to retire the International Space Station by the end of this decade, so the U.S. space agency is turning to private companies to build new space stations in orbit -- and expects to save more than $1 billion annually as a result. CNBC reports: NASA earlier this year unveiled the Commercial LEO Destinations project, with plans to award up to $400 million in total contracts to as many as four companies to begin development on private space sta...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Cnbc, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, McAlister, Phil McAlister


Cupolas in space! Astronaut shows off ISS module after Crew Dragon success

Much attention was given to the new cupola on SpaceX's Crew Dragon, but an ISS astronaut has just reminded us that he also has a pretty cool observation module.
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Astronaut shows off views from ISS module after Crew Dragon success

Much attention was given to the new cupola on SpaceX's Crew Dragon, but an ISS astronaut has just reminded us that he also has a pretty cool observation module.
Tags: Space, Spacex, News, Trends, International Space Station, Iss, Space Station, Crew Dragon, Cupola, Observation Module


NASA plans to spend up to $400 million on commercial space stations. It's evaluating about a dozen proposals from companies.

The International Space Station, photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking, October 4, 2018. NASA/Roscosmos NASA plans to award up to $400 million to companies that want to build private space stations. From about a dozen proposals, NASA aims to pick two to four by the end of the year, CNBC reported. NASA hopes to be one of many customers on these private stations after the International Space Station retires. See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, China, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Airbus, Iss, Boeing, Space Stations, Cnbc, Commercial Space Flight, International Space Station ISS, Cape Canaveral Florida


Inspiration4’s successful splashdown is just the beginning of private spaceflight for SpaceX

Just like that, they came back. The Inspiration4 crew made a triumphant splashdown on Saturday evening off the east coast of Florida, marking the close of the first completely private, all-civilian space mission. SpaceX’s Go Searcher recovery ship hauled the Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Resilience, a little less than an hour after splashdown. The crew was then ferried via helicopter to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where they received standard medical checks. The successful completion of the missi...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, European Space Agency, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Aerospace, Musk


SpaceX's All-Tourist Crew Safely Splashes Back Down to Earth

Watch the video here! "SpaceX safely returned its Crew Dragon spacecraft from orbit on Saturday, with the capsule carrying the four members of the Inspiration4 mission back to Earth after three days in space..." reports CNBC: "Thanks so much SpaceX, that was a heck of a ride for us and we're just getting started!" Inspiration4 commander Jared Isaacman said from the capsule after touching down. Elon Musk tweeted his congratulations to the crew shortly after splashdown. The historic privat...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Cnbc, Jared Isaacman, Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Sian Proctor, Chris Sembroski


3 Chinese astronauts have returned from a record-breaking visit to China's new space station

Left to right: Tang Hongbo, Nie Haisheng, and Liu Boming wave as they prepare to board for liftoff at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan in northwestern China, June 17, 2021. Ng Han Guan/AP Images Three astronauts, or taikonauts, landed in Mongolia after three months on China's new space station. The Shenzhou-12 crew has now completed the longest spaceflight in Chinese history. China aims to launch another taikonaut crew in October, in a bid to finish its space station in 2...
Tags: Science, News, China, Russia, US, Trends, Css, Ap, Earth, Cctv, Astronauts, Iss, Mongolia, Roscosmos, Inner Mongolia, International Space Station ISS


Inspiration4 crew, meet outer space: SpaceX’s first all-civilian mission launches to orbit

The first all-civilian crew in history has made it to space. The Inspiration4 crew took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8:04 EST PM, commencing the first space mission in human history featuring zero trained astronauts. The reusable first-stage of the Falcon 9 rocket executed two burns in its journey back to Earth, landing vertically on the SpaceX droneship “Just Read the Instructions” around 9-and-a-half minutes after launch. Dragon separated from the second stage at 8:16 EST...
Tags: TC, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Falcon, Blue Origin, Gulf, Atlantic Ocean


SpaceX is about to launch 4 space tourists into Earth's orbit. Watch it live Wednesday night.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss


Astro Pi 2: New Raspberry Pi hardware with updated camera, sensors to head to the ISS this year

This time it's... quite a bit faster Good news for earthbound Pi-tinkerers hoping to get their code into orbit: a follow-up to 2015's Astro Pi is due to head to the International Space Station (ISS) this year.…
Tags: Software, Iss, International Space Station ISS, Astro Pi


Astronauts on the ISS are using augmented reality apps to help with repairs

Astronauts on the ISS are testing out a new Augmented Reality (AR) system which can help in the inspection and maintenance of station equipment.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Augmented Reality, Iss


How to watch astronauts on a spacewalk at the ISS on Sunday

Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station are making final preparations for a spacewalk on Sunday, September 12. Here's how you can watch it online.
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Space station smoke alarm emergency confirmed by NASA

Crewmembers aboard the International Space Station were forced to respond to a smoke alarm early on Thursday. It's not currently clear what set off the alarm.
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Dozy ISS cosmonauts woken by smoke alarm on eve of 5-hour spacewalk

Air purified, everyone back to bed, says Roscosmos, studiously ignoring smoke, burning smell Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) had their preparations for an important spacewalk rudely interrupted early this morning when an emergency alarm woke them all up just before 2am UTC.…
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A smoke alarm went off in Russia's part of the International Space Station, prompting a process to cleanse the air

The International Space Station with an arrow pointing to the Zvezda Module. NASA A smoke alarm went off on Russia's Zvezda ISS module on Thursday morning. The ISS air purification system was switched on and the crew is safe, per Russia's space agency. One report said the crew smelled smoke; officials said the alarm sounded during a battery change. See more stories on Insider's business page. Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) were woken by a smoke alarm on Thu...
Tags: Russia, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Moscow, Iss, Roscosmos, TASS, RIA Novosti, Thomas Pesquet, Zarya, Roscosmos Russia, Nauka, Marianne Guenot, Oleg Novitsky


No, this funky light show on the space station is not a disco

Some astronauts may like to boogie, but this funky light show aboard the International Space Station is definitely not a disco.
Tags: News, Trends, Iss, Space Station, Veggie, Thomas Pesquet, Space Food


The Station: Lyft, Uber take action in Texas, Van Moof charges up with capital, an eVTOL SPAC deal gets knocked

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. Before you jump into the transportation news of the week, a bit of TechCrunch company news! Private equity firm Apollo Global Management completed its acquisition of Yahoo (formerly known as V...
Tags: Transportation, Verizon, Lyft, Uber, Asia, Twitter, Europe, New York, Texas, Yahoo, California, Kentucky, La, Massachusetts, Tech, Tesla


How to watch two Russian cosmonauts spacewalk outside the ISS this week

This week, two cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station to continue preparing the Nauka module for operations -- here's how to watch.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, International Space Station, Iss, How To Watch, Nauka


The ISS could be gone by 2024 — what does it mean the future of space travel?

Retiring the International Space Station in the coming years presents a big void “ what will be the future of space stations once the International Space Station meets its fiery death in the coming years? And SHOULD the ISS be decommissioned, or might the mission lifetime be extended? Construction of the International Space Station (ISS), started in 1998, was completed in 2011. Since that time, the ISS has housed travelers in space from 19 countries. Possessing the only laboratory for long-durat...
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Cosmonauts perform spacewalk to prepare new Russian space station module

Two Russian cosmonauts completed their first of up to 11 spacewalks outside the ISS to prepare a newly arrived laboratory module for space operations.
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These photos taken from space show what 2021 looked like from above

commercial space travel is ever so slowly making its way to civilians. Still, in 2021 the average person can only realize views from space through photos sent back from above. Astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) orbit the Earth every 90 minutes from 250 miles away, so they are no stranger to picturesque views. While the seven people on the space station enjoy some of the most beautiful sights around the planet, they also have views first-hand of the effects of climate change a...
Tags: Travel, California, Russia, US, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, All, Lake Mead, Colorado River, Tokyo Japan, Megan McArthur


International Space Station facing irreparable failures, Russia warns

The majority of in-flight systems on the ISS have passed their expiry date, an official warns.
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Surreal Earth images taken from ISS seem to show ‘Pac-Man invasion’

The astronaut who took this dramatic Earth image from the space station suggests it shows a "Pac-Man invasion." But what is it really?
Tags: Photography, Space, News, Trends, Earth, Iss, Space Station, Thomas Pesquet


Astronauts' photos from the space station reveal the highs and lows of watching Earth from above in 2021 so far

The thin blue line of Earth's atmosphere appears on the horizon beyond the Red Sea and the Nile River in Africa, February 3, 2021. NASA Astronauts on the International Space Station enjoy mesmerizing views of Earth. They orbit the planet every 90 minutes, so they see lots of sunrises, nighttime city lights, blue ocean water, and colorful landscapes. The best photos taken from the space station in 2021 so far, which follow below, showcase bright auroras, hypnotizing crop patterns, and s...
Tags: Asia, Florida, Science, News, Climate Change, Washington Post, Russia, Africa, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, United States, South Africa, National Parks


Check out the space station’s crossroads in this 360-degree video

The latest 360-degree video from French astronaut Thomas Pesquet features the "crossroads" of the International Space Station.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, International Space Station, Iss, 360 Video, Thomas Pesquet, Harmony Module, Node 2 Module


Cosmonauts have discovered cracks on a Russian module of the space station, and they could spread

A Soyuz spacecraft approaches a docking port on the space station's Zarya module, December 22, 2009. NASA Cosmonauts discovered cracks on a Russian space-station module, an official told state media. The cracks could spread, Russia's space-station flight director said, according to Reuters. A series of issues has plagued Russian portions of the International Space Station. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian cosmonauts have discovered cracks in a module on the...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Astronauts, Iss, Spaceflight, Roscosmos, Cosmonauts, Reuters, RIA, Kapton, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tech Insider


SpaceX launches Cargo Dragon to ISS, catches booster on new ship for first time

SpaceX has launched a Cargo Dragon resupply ship to the ISS, as well as catching a booster with its new droneship A Shortfall of Gravitas for the first time.
Tags: Space, Spacex, News, Trends, Rockets, Iss


SpaceX resupply mission to ISS delayed until tomorrow due to weather

SpaceX had been due to launch a resupply mission to the International Space Station this morning, but the launch has been delayed due to poor weather.
Tags: Space, Spacex, News, Trends, International Space Station, Iss


I tried the French space food that launched with SpaceX's latest astronaut crew, and it was better than I expected

The author (left) tasted three French dishes specially designed for astronauts on the International Space Station. Morgan McFall-Johnsen/Insider Astronaut food is often dry, slimy, or just plain disappointing. But French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who launched aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship in April, wanted gourmet French dishes to share with his crewmates. So three French dishes launched to the International Space Station with Pesquet and his crew: beef bourguignon, einkorn riso...
Tags: Food, Space, Spacex, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Esa, Atlantic, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Astronauts, Iss, Chris Hadfield