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 ...

U.S. rocket explosion probed; space station resupplied

Oct 30, 2014

U.S. rocket explosion probed; space station resupplied

Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what made an unmanned U.S. supply rocket explode in a fireball moments after lifting off from a launchpad in Virginia, destroying supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station. The 14-story Antares rocket, built and launched by Orbital ...

Space station dodges junk from old satellite

Oct 28, 2014

Space station dodges junk from old satellite

The International Space Station sidestepped a piece of treacherous junk Monday just hours before the planned launch of a supply ship from Virginia. NASA said debris from an old, wrecked Russian satellite would have come dangerously close to the orbiting lab if not for ...

Spacewalking astronauts release baby satellite

Aug 19, 2014

Spacewalking astronauts release baby satellite

Spacewalking cosmonauts launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite Monday, setting it loose on a mission to observe Earth. Russian Oleg Artemiev cast the 4-inch (10.1-cm) box off with his gloved right hand as the International Space Station sailed 260 miles (418 km) above the ...