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International Space Station

NASA may cut back on ISS to spend more on the moon and Mars
Mar 23, 2017

The International Space Station (ISS) has been orbiting Earth for almost two decades, and just like that old Buick in your garage, it’s getting more expensive to keep the thing running. So, NASA might cut its losses in a few years to pump more cash into other space exploration initiatives.

Astronauts on the ISS have won the mannequin challenge. Seriously, you can't beat this.
Dec 30, 2016

The mannequin challenge has pretty much taken the world by storm, and now the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) has gotten involved. Yeah, we don’t think anybody is going to beat this.

Image of the Day: The International Space Station transits the supermoon
Nov 16, 2016

Check out the ISS making a close encounter with last month's brilliant supermoon.

The International Space Station is officially ready for the private spaceflight era
Aug 23, 2016

At almost 20 years old, the International Space Station (ISS) might be showing its age these days — but that doesn’t mean it can’t have a few more tricks left up its sleeve.

Image of the day: NASA's new ISS patch features Groot and Rocket Raccoon
Jul 23, 2016

The latest NASA mission is set to feature two of Marvel’s coolest space heroes on the official International Space Station (ISS) patch, and put simply — we really, really want one.

Humans can now successfully 3D print tools in space
Jun 16, 2016

The International Space Station (ISS) had a high-tech 3D printer installed earlier this year, and the rig just printed out its first specific tool for use in space. That’s right: Instead of having to send these speciality tools up via rocket, astronauts can now print them out on demand.

The International Space Station's inflatable habitat is finally working correctly
Jun 1, 2016

After suffering a failure to expand several days ago, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) is fully inflated and ready for use on the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA tried, and failed, to inflate a cutting-edge new habitat on the ISS today
May 26, 2016

NASA generated a lot of buzz recently, revolving around plans to install an inflatable module on the International Space Station (ISS). Well, the project actually got underway today — and things did not go as planned.

A tiny speck of space debris caused this crack in the International Space Station window
May 12, 2016

It usually takes a fairly large rock to crack the average car windshield, but when you’re up in space, a speck of dust can wreak all kinds of havoc. Case in point: the International Space Station (ISS).

Stunning new NASA video lets us witness the wonder of the Aurora Borealis from space
Apr 18, 2016

Behold the shimmering grandeur of the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis from the ISS.

NASA preparing to test the first inflatable habitats on the International Space Station
Mar 28, 2016

The ability to expand and shift habitable spaces in space travel is going to be a critical part of the equation moving forward, and NASA is preparing to take a major step in that direction.

Why NASA plans to light one of its cargo ships on fire in space
Mar 16, 2016

With the budget already tight, NASA is getting ready to literally light one of its cargo ships on fire. In space. But there really is a good reason for this.