International Space Station

International Space Station

Habitable artificial satellite in low earth orbit

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September 24, 2019

JAXA's HTV-8 cargo mission to the ISS successfully launches from Tanegashima, Japan

January 14, 2018

@0430 EST SpaceX Dragon CRS-13 spacecraft departs

December 5, 1998

Space Shuttle Endeavor carries "Unity" as the second module of the ISS.

It is also known as "Node 1".

November 21, 1998

A Russian Proton rocket launched Zarya (Заря́, "dawn") as the first segment of the ISS.

Also known as the Functional Cargo Block (FCB). Primarily used for storage today.



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Associated Press Television News
May 25, 2020
Republic World
An unpiloted Japanese cargo ship, HTV-9, arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) Monday to make one final delivery before its fleet is retired.
Anthony Ha
May 26, 2020
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May 14, 2020
This is a link to SpaceX's web-based simulator designed to
Loren Grush
May 12, 2020
The Verge
On May 12th, SpaceX released an online simulator that allows internet users to try to dock the company's newly developed Crew Dragon with the International Space Station.
May 7, 2020
Nearly three months after delivering several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station, Northrup Grumman's unpiloted Cygnus cargo craft is scheduled to depart the International Space Station on Monday, May 11. Live coverage of the spacecraft's release will air on NASA Television and the agency's website beginning at 11:45 a.m. EDT, with release scheduled for noon. Dubbed the "SS Robert H. Lawrence," Cygnus arrived at the station Feb. 18 with supplie...
Darrell Etherington
May 5, 2020
NASA is indeed working with actor Tom Cruise on a film to be shot in space - aboard the International Space Station (ISS) it turns out. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed the news, which was detailed in an earlier report, via a tweet today. The ISS setting is a new detail to the plan, which [...]
Mark Mancini
May 4, 2020
For the first time since 2011, NASA will launch astronauts into space from U.S. soil. It will also be the first time ever a private company will get them there.
Irene Klotz
April 22, 2020
Scientific American
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April 17, 2020
Elon Musk's SpaceX will fly American astronauts to the International Space Station on May 27.
By Stacy Liberatore For
April 17, 2020
Mail Online
NASA and SpaceX set May 27 for when human spaceflight will return to the US. The mission will send two astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon to the ISS for the first time since 2011.
April 17, 2020
The Hindu
NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka touched down as scheduled and stringent measures have been taken to protect the crew members amid the pandemic.
April 16, 2020
This is a translation of an IBM DACH release in partnership with the DLR and Airbus. CIMON-2, the latest version of the artificial intelligence-powered astronaut assistant developed has successfully demonstrated its capabilities on board the International Space Station (ISS) in initial tests. The ball-shaped, free-flying voice-controlled assistant demonstrated its functionalities while interacting with European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano. CIMON-2 was launched to the IS...
Vladimir Isachenkov and Marcia Dunn / AP
April 9, 2020
A U.S.-Russian space crew blasted off to the International Space Station on Thursday following a tight quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic.
April 9, 2020
Houston Chronicle
MOSCOW (AP) - A U.S.-Russian space crew blasted off Thursday to the International Space Station following a tight quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic. NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Roscosmos' Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner lifted off as scheduled at 1:05 p.m. (0805 GMT, 4:05 a.m. EDT) from the Russian-operated Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Their Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft is set to dock at the station six hours later. Russian space officials have taken extra precautions to protect the crew during training and pre-flight preparations as the coronavirus outbreak has swept the world. Speaking to journalists Wednesday in a video link from Baikonur, Cassidy said the crew had been in "a very strict quarantine" for the past month and is in good health. "We all feel fantastic," he said. Cassidy pointed out that normally they would be talking to many people at the day-before-launch news conference, but instead were talking to cameras because of the pandemic. "Obviously, we'd love to have our families here with us, but it's what we understand we have to do to be safe," Cassidy said. "The whole world is also impacted by the same crisis." Cassidy's wife, Peggy, had returned to the U.S. from the Russian cosmonaut training center in Star City outside Moscow a few days before the crew left for Baikonur. Commander Anatoly Ivanishin also noted that extra measures have been taken to keep the crew healthy and safe before launch, adding that none of the crew has had any guests - no family or friends. "We've been completely isolated at this final stage of training," Ivanishin said. Roscosmos director Dmitry Rogozin said earlier this week that nine employees of the state corporation have tested positive for coronavirus. Roscosmos, which controls...
April 9, 2020
The TeCake
A report suggested that the world's largest aerospace company Boeing confirmed that it is going to attempt another test flight to the International Space
James Rogers
April 8, 2020
Fox News
NASA has accepted Boeing's proposal to fly a second uncrewed orbital flight test after an initial uncrewed flight of the new Starliner capsule ran into problems last year.
Katie Carman
April 8, 2020
Lettuce has key nutrients that give both astronauts and Earth-dwellers alike a physical and psychological boost. And the lettuce grown in space is no less nutritious than the Earth-bound variety.
Joey Roulette
March 23, 2020
Two Russian cosmonauts and a U.S. astronaut were spending their final weeks on Earth in quarantine before they are scheduled to blast off on April 9 for the International Space Station for six months as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps Earth.
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
March 23, 2020
Mail Online
Retired astronaut Scott Kelly (pictured) spent a total of 520 days on the space station, with his longest mission lasting 340 days from from March 27, 2015 to March 1, 2016.


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