ISS to get inflatable room to test human habitation in space

Apr 8, 2016

ISS to get inflatable room to test human habitation in space

Forget blowup air mattresses. Space station astronauts are getting their first inflatable room. It’s a technology demo meant to pave the way for moon bases and Mars expeditions, as well as orbiting outposts catering to scientists and tourists. Bigelow Aerospace is behind the experiment, ...

Apr 1, 2016

Russia launches cargo ship on 'trek to ISS'

Russia on Thursday launched a cargo ship to the International Space Station on an unmanned mission to resupply crew currently in space. “The 63rd Progress resupply ship is beginning its two-day treck to ISS,” a NASA commentator said as Russia’s Roscosmos space agency aired ...

Video shows Hitomi satellite spinning wildly in orbit

Mar 29, 2016

Video shows Hitomi satellite spinning wildly in orbit

Japan’s brand new Hitomi X-ray astronomy satellite has apparently lost control and is spinning wildly in orbit, according to a video taken by an amateur U.S. astronomer that was posted to the National Geographic website Monday. The video shows an object that looks like ...