SpaceX delivers first returning vehicle to ISS since shuttle

Jun 6, 2017

SpaceX delivers first returning vehicle to ISS since shuttle

The International Space Station welcomed its first returning vehicle in years Monday — a SpaceX Dragon capsule making its second delivery. Space shuttle Atlantis was the last repeat visitor six years ago. It’s now a museum relic at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. NASA astronaut ...

Space cargo ship experiment to clean up debris hits snag

Jan 31, 2017

Space cargo ship experiment to clean up debris hits snag

An unmanned cargo ship released from the International Space Station last week has failed to extend a cable needed to test technology to remove debris from orbit, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said. The Kounotori6 cargo transporter, which was released from the ISS early ...

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 ...

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 ...