Russian cargo ship bound for ISS breaks up over Siberia

Dec 2, 2016

Russian cargo ship bound for ISS breaks up over Siberia

An unmanned Russian cargo spaceship heading to the International Space Station broke up in the atmosphere over Siberia on Thursday due to an unspecified malfunction, the Russian space agency said. The Progress MS-04 cargo craft broke up at an altitude of 190 kilometers (118 ...

ISS to fete Thanksgiving with turkey, football, NASA stuffing

Nov 23, 2016

ISS to fete Thanksgiving with turkey, football, NASA stuffing

Turkey and football will be the main Thanksgiving headliners up on the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, the station’s commander, is serving as Thanksgiving chef for the six-person crew. He showed off the specialties he’ll be preparing in a video this week. ...

Trio rocket to ISS with foie gras, saxophone stowed

Nov 18, 2016

Trio rocket to ISS with foie gras, saxophone stowed

A Soyuz rocket carrying a veteran American astronaut, a French newcomer and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off for the International Space Station on Friday. The crew of NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Russia’s Oleg Novitskiy and France’s Thomas Pesquet lifted off from the Russia-leased launch ...

Aug 16, 2016

Russia proposes paring its ISS crew reportedly amid budget cuts

NASA is weighing a Moscow proposal to cut the number of Russian cosmonauts at the International Space Station from three to two, particularly its potential risk to the crew, an official said Monday. Typically, six crew members live at the orbiting outpost, a hallmark ...

Onishi holds first press conference from ISS, vows to work hard

Jul 20, 2016

Onishi holds first press conference from ISS, vows to work hard

Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi expressed his eagerness to work hard at the International Space Station, at his first press conference from the ISS on Tuesday night. “The ISS is an interesting place full of many things that cannot be seen elsewhere,” said Onishi, 40, ...