Veteran NASA spacewoman gets three more months in orbit

/ Apr 6, 2017

Veteran NASA spacewoman gets three more months in orbit

The world’s oldest and most experienced spacewoman is getting three extra months in orbit. NASA announced Wednesday that astronaut Peggy Whitson will remain on the International Space Station until September. The 57-year-old astronaut arrived last November and was supposed to return to Earth in ...

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 ...