NASA on the hunt for 'space poop' geniuses

Nov 25, 2016

NASA on the hunt for 'space poop' geniuses

When you have to go but you are out there in space, zipped up in a spacesuit, with no toilet in sight and a crew of other astronauts around, what do you do? NASA has launched a contest for inventors to solve this uncomfortable ...

Onishi, ISS crewmates safely back on Earth

Oct 30, 2016

Onishi, ISS crewmates safely back on Earth

A Japanese astronaut and two other members of the International Space Station returned to Earth on Sunday after completing a nearly four-month mission, the Japanese and U.S. space agencies said. Russian mission commander Anatoly Ivanishin and flight engineers Takuya Onishi, from Japan, and Kate ...

JAXA 'surprised' by response to stress test trial

Jan 14, 2016

JAXA 'surprised' by response to stress test trial

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said it was surprised at the number of people who submitted applications to take part in a two-week trial to test stress levels in a closed environment that will simulate conditions on the International Space Station. JAXA showed the ...

Liftoff: First U.S. shipment in months heads to space station

Dec 7, 2015

Liftoff: First U.S. shipment in months heads to space station

A U.S. shipment of much-needed groceries and other astronaut supplies rocketed toward the International Space Station for the first time in months Sunday, reigniting NASA’s commercial delivery service. If the Orbital ATK capsule arrives at the space station Wednesday as planned, it will represent ...

American, Russian leave Earth this week for year in space

Mar 24, 2015

American, Russian leave Earth this week for year in space

What’s one thing astronauts Scott Kelly of the U.S. and Mikhail Kornienko of Russia can’t do without when they move into space this week for a year? For Kelly, it’s a belt. Kornienko must have his vitamins. Kelly went beltless during his five-month mission ...

Sarah Brightman working on song to perform from space

Mar 11, 2015

Sarah Brightman working on song to perform from space

British singer Sarah Brightman says she is working with ex-husband Andrew Lloyd-Webber to create a song she will perform from space when she blasts off to the International Space Station later this year. The 54-year-old soprano, known to many for her duet with tenor ...