International Space Station

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.

Image(s) of the Day: Scott Kelly shares a final sunrise and moon shot from the ISS
Feb 29, 2016

Kelly's year-long stay at the ISS is nearly up, and here are some stunning shots the tireless astronaut wanted show the world.

SpaceX is getting ready to build a whole lot of Falcon 9 rockets
Feb 8, 2016

With most of the early flights going (relatively) well, SpaceX is now gearing up for full-on production of its new Falcon 9 rocket.

Image of the Day: Winter Storm Jonas Rages Below The ISS
Jan 23, 2016

Here's an amazing aerial view of the brutal blizzard, taken Saturday from the International Space Station.

Image of the Day: The ISS makes a mesmerizing transit of the moon
Jan 19, 2016

See the International Space Station navigate across the luminous face of the moon in these recently released images.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is playing everywhere, even the International Space Station
Dec 21, 2015

The lines might be out the door, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens is playing just about everywhere on planet Earth this week. Turns out, the sci-fi epic is also playing on a screen a good bit further away, as well.

The International Space Station has suffered a minor power failure that can't be fixed until 2016
Nov 17, 2015

The International Space Station has been in orbit for almost 20 years, and it's finally starting to show its age.