Space Station

China lost control of its space station and now it's falling back to Earth

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … Tiangong-1 space station.

Check out the space station China plans to have fully operational in less than a decade
Oct 17, 2014

Sure, the U.S. might be easing up on its spacefaring ambitions due to NASA budget cuts — but that doesn’t mean other countries aren’t champing at the bit to stake out a corner of the heavens.

Uh-oh! Stolen NASA laptop contained space station control codes
Dec 17, 2012

Losing your laptop to theft is a bummer in any context, but what if it wasn't really yours? What if it was your work laptop, and you worked for NASA, and the stolen computer in question just happened to contain the unencrypted codes necessary to operate the multi-billion dollar International Space Station? Yeah, we wouldn't want to be you, either.

This is what the world's first private space station looks like
Dec 14, 2012

The world's first privately owned space station will be launched into orbit in 2014.