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New reentry CubeSat in orbit  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
ESA's latest space mission has reached orbit. The Qarman CubeSat flew to space aboard SpaceX's Dragon launched from Florida, U.S., on Thursday 5 December, ahead of a planned rendezvous with the International Space Station on Sunday 8 December.... more
Russian supply ship docks with International Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
An unmanned Russian ship carrying tons of supplies successfully docked Monday with the International Space Station. more
SpaceX delivers 'mighty mice,' worms, robot to space station  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
SpaceX made an early holiday delivery to the International Space Station on Sunday, dropping off super muscular "mighty mice," pest-killing worms and a smart, empathetic robot. more
Life of a foam  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A fine coffee froth does not last forever. The bubbles that make the milk light and creamy are eventually torn apart by the pull of gravity. But there is a place where foams have a more stable life—in the weightless... more
Nobel Prize laureates call to Space Station  ESA · 4 days
Video: 00:54:35 Station on 6 December 2019. The call was made from Stockholm, Sweden, at the start of Nobel Week festivities. ESA... more
New reentry CubeSat in orbit  ESA · 4 days
Image: ESA’s latest space mission has reached orbit. The Qarman CubeSat flew to space aboard SpaceX’s Dragon launched from Florida, USA, on Thursday 5 December, ahead... more
SpaceX Dragon heads to space station with NASA science  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station after launching at 12:29 p.m. EST today (Dec. 5). Dragon will deliver more than 5,700 pounds... more
Russian supply ship lifts off to International Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An automatic Russian supply ship carrying tons of supplies successfully blasted off Friday heading for the International Space Station. more
Life of a foam  ESA · 4 days
A fine coffee froth does not last forever. The bubbles that make the milk light and creamy are eventually torn apart by the pull of gravity. But there... more
SpaceX launches beer malt, caring robot and 'mighty mice'  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
SpaceX launched a 3-ton shipment to the International Space Station on Thursday, including "mighty mice" for a muscle study, a robot sensitive to astronauts' emotions and a miniature version of... more
Emotion-sensing robot launches to assist space station astronauts  REUTERS · 5 days
An intelligent robot equipped with emotion-sensing voice detectors was headed to the International Space Station after launching from Florida on... more
SpaceX launches caring robot, beer malt and 'mighty mice'  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
SpaceX launched a 3-ton shipment to the International Space Station on Thursday, including "mighty mice" for a muscle study, a robot sensitive to astronauts' emotions and a miniature version of... more
Radiation rotifer  ESA · 5 days
The 19th SpaceX Dragon supply mission to the International Space Station will carry cargo for astronauts to run experiments for European researchers on Earth. One curious cargo is the microscopic organism, rotifers,... more
Thermal enclosure for Orion  ESA · 5 days
Image: The Orion spacecraft with European Service Module at NASA’s Plum Brook Station. The first Orion will fly farther from Earth on the Artemis I mission than any... more
Watch live: Nobel Prize laureates call to Space Station  ESA · 5 days
Nobel Prize laureates in physics and chemistry will talk to ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Jessica... more
NASA faces spacewalk schedule crunch  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
NASA space station managers are still trying to find ways to squeeze in at least three spacewalks into a crowded schedule before the station’s crew drops... more
Mexican students launch a small satellite to the International Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The first satellite built by students in Mexico for launch from the International Space Station is smaller than a shoebox but represents a big step for... more
NASA launching RiTS 'robot hotel' to International Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Sometimes robots need a place to stay in space, too. NASA is attaching a "robot hotel" to the outside of the International Space Station with the upcoming launch of the... more
Centre swage  ESA · 7 days
Image: 'Swage' was the word of the day on Monday as ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano carried out the third spacewalk to service the cosmic ray hunting Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer AMS-02. Here Luca... more
Science around the planet uses images of Earth from the space station  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Artificial lighting at night affects the behavior of urban wildlife, according to a recent study published in Nature Scientific Reports, which examined animals in... more
Satellite Broken? Smart Satellites to the Rescue  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
When satellites break, which is surprisingly often, there isn't much you can do about them. They become expensive and dangerous flotsam, orbiting... more
Spacewalking astronauts add new pumps to cosmic detector  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Spacewalking astronauts installed new pumps on a cosmic ray detector outside the International Space Station on Monday in a bid to extend its scientific life. more
Astronaut Luca feeling the force, to advance rover control  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has made robotics history, reaching out from the International Space Station in orbit around Earth at 8 km/s, to control an Earth-based rover, equipped with an... more
Watch live the new spacewalk for AMS  CERN · 1 week
Watch live the new spacewalk for AMS abelchio Mon, 12/02/2019 - 11:57 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano imaged during the first spacewalk for AMS hitching a ride on the International Space Station’s 16-metre long robotic... more
Astronaut Luca feeling the force, to advance rover control  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has made robotics history, reaching out from the International Space Station in orbit around... more
Space as a service takes root at RBC Signals  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
RBC Signals is expanding its global network of ground stations by combining excess capacity in existing antenna networks... more
Watch live: third #SpacewalkForAMS  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and his spacewalking buddy NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan will venture beyond the International Space Station’s airlock for the third time on 2 December as... more
Novel out-of-this-world approach to cancer research  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Australia's first space research mission to the International Space Station will attempt to establish how some of the most aggressive cancer cells behave in a zero-gravity environment. more
Call for media – Nobel Prize laureates call to Space Station  ESA · 2 weeks
Press Release N° 21–2019 First ever video call between Space Station and Nobel Prize Laureates. Follow live on 6 December 2019. Astronauts Luca Parmitano and Jessica... more
Science never stops on the Space Station  ESA · 2 weeks
The past two weeks in Earth orbit saw ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan conduct two of four planned... more
Spacewalk excursion to extend the life of a powerful spectrometer  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One of the largest human-made permanent magnets in space resides on the International Space Station (ISS), and it's helping scientists better understand the origins of our universe. The... more
Reflecting on the first #SpacewalkForAMS  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and his spacewalking partner NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan completed the first spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) on 15 November... more
Luca aces telerobotic lunar geology test drive  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano took command of a rover in the Netherlands on Monday and expertly drove it over an obstacle course... more
Watch live: second #SpacewalkForAMS  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will take the lead spacewalking role yet again on 22 November as he and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan go beyond the International Space Station... more
Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer measurements unveil properties of cosmic helium  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) collaboration, a large group of researchers from CERN and other institutes worldwide, has recently presented a series of precision measurements of the properties of cosmic... more
China quietly used NASA’s Jupiter probe to test its deep space network  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
China used signals sent from NASA’s Juno probe orbiting Jupiter to test the capabilities of ground stations vital to its deep space ambitions. SpaceNews.com more
In the Great Lakes' most productive fishing grounds, dead zones are eroding livelihoods  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
From his lakefront dock in Crystal Rock, 70 miles west of Cleveland, Dean Koch still gleefully reminisces on his career as a... more
A very good start  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: The first spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) could not have gone better. Lead spacewalker ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is imaged here hitching a ride... more
Driving test for Luca Parmitano on robotic geology science  ESA · 3 weeks
Today ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will take control of a robot in the Netherlands while orbiting Earth in... more
Replay of first #SpacewalkForAMS  ESA · 4 weeks
Video: 07:00:52 On Friday 15 November, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA's Andrew Morgan exited the Space Station airlock on the first of at least four spacewalks to... more
Astronauts start spacewalk series to fix cosmic ray detector  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Astronauts began an extraordinarily complicated series of spacewalks Friday to fix a cosmic ray detector at the International Space Station. more
Boeing received 'unnecessary' contract boost for astronaut capsule, watchdog says  REUTERS · 4 weeks
Boeing's multibillion dollar contract to build U.S. astronaut capsules received an "unnecessary" extension from NASA, a... more
Paxi on the ISS: EVA suits  ESA · 4 weeks
Video: 00:03:56 Our alien friend Paxi went to visit American astronaut Anne McClain on board the International Space Station. Anne shows Paxi the EVA... more
Proxima puts European space on silver screen  ESA · 4 weeks
Proxima is the new film from French filmmaker Alice Winocour, about an ESA astronaut training for a long-duration mission on the International... more
Spacewalk for AMS: Watch live with CERN and ESA  CERN · 4 weeks
Spacewalk for AMS: Watch live with CERN and ESA katebrad Thu, 11/14/2019 - 12:33 On Friday 15 November, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan... more
Challenging spacewalks for Luca  ESA · 4 weeks
Video: 00:03:40 On 20 July 2019, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. During the Beyond mission he... more
Challenging EVA's for Luca  ESA · 4 weeks
Video: 00:03:40 On 20 July 2019, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. During the Beyond mission he... more
New solar power generator to be deployed to space station  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new solar power generator prototype developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and research teams in the United States, will be deployed on the first 2020... more
Senate committee approves NASA authorization bill  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
The Senate Commerce Committee approved Nov. 13 a NASA authorization bill introduced a week earlier to extend the life of the International Space Station... more
A virtual reality camera captures life and science aboard the space station  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
With only minutes until sunrise aboard the International Space Station (ISS), astronaut Nick Hague rushed to shut off the lights in the Japanese Experiment... more
Fibrinogen-like protein 2 controls sepsis catabasis by interacting with resolvin Dp5  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
The mechanisms that drive programmed resolution of inflammation remain elusive. Here, we report the temporal regulation of soluble (s) and transmembrane (m) fibrinogen-like protein 2 (Fgl2)... more
Behind the scenes – space-age physics  ESA · 4 weeks
Quietly and steadily, fundamental science for better materials on Earth runs on the International Space Station. While European commander Luca Parmitano is busy preparing... more
Watch live: first #SpacewalkForAMS  ESA · 4 weeks
Tune in to ESA Web TV from 12:50 CET (11:50 GMT) this Friday 15 November to watch ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano become the first European to lead a... more
High Definition Earth-Viewing payload reaches end-of-life on station, surpassing life expectancy  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The International Space Station's High Definition Earth-Viewing (HDEV) payload officially reached end-of-life Aug. 22, 2019, after delivering live Earth views to more than 318 million viewers... more
Astronauts to test drive a lunar robot from the space station  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Astronauts could one day remotely control Moon and Mars rovers from orbit. An upcoming test aboard the International Space Station could help make this a possibility.... more
NICER Catches Record-setting X-ray Burst  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station detected a sudden spike of X-rays at about 10:04 p.m. EDT on Aug.... more
Luca to lead most challenging spacewalks since Hubble repairs  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The date is set for ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano's first spacewalk of his Beyond mission. Friday 15 November marks the start of a series of complex spacewalks to service the... more
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