International Space Station

SpaceX launches 3 visitors to space station for USD 55 million each

It’s SpaceX’s first private charter flight to the orbiting lab after two years of carrying astronauts there for NASA.

published on : 9th April 2022

First private mission to International Space Station set to launch

The team will carry out scientific research projects, including ageing in space, experiments with stem cells, and a technology demonstration of a self-assembling spacecraft.

published on : 8th April 2022

Russian official says future of International Space Station uncertain amid sanctions from stakeholders

The head of Russia's Roscosmos state agency told reporters on Saturday morning that the agency was preparing a report on the prospects of international cooperation at the station.

published on : 2nd April 2022

Sanctions against Russia could cause International Space Station to crash: Roscosmos

Roscosmos said that the sanctions could disrupt the operation of Russian vessels servicing the ISS which could cause the structure to fall.

published on : 12th March 2022

Japanese space tourists safely return to Earth

Fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa and his producer Yozo Hirano were the first self-paying tourists to visit the space station since 2009.

published on : 20th December 2021

Japanese tycoon takes off for International Space Station

Fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa and producer Yozo Hirano are the first self-paying tourists to visit the space station since 2009.

published on : 8th December 2021

Space junk forces spacewalk delay, too risky for astronauts

The space station and its crew of seven have been at increased risk from space junk since Russia destroyed a satellite in a missile test two weeks ago.

published on : 30th November 2021

New Russian module launched to International Space Station

A Russian rocket blasted off successfully on Wednesday to deliver a new docking module to the International Space Station.

published on : 24th November 2021

Russia rejects accusations of endangering International Space Station astronauts

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also charged that it is hypocrisy to say that Russia creates risks for peaceful activities in space.

published on : 16th November 2021

SpaceX returns 4 ISS astronauts to Earth, ending 200-day flight

Among the upbeat milestones: four spacewalks to enhance the station's solar power, a movie-making visit by a Russian film crew and the first-ever space harvest of chile peppers.

published on : 9th November 2021

Russian filmmakers, cosmonaut return to Earth after filming first movie in space 

The capsule, descending under a red-and-white striped parachute after entering Earth's atmosphere, landed upright in the steppes of Kazakhstan on schedule at 0435 GMT Sunday.

published on : 17th October 2021

Japanese billionaire gets ready for December space mission

Yusaku Maezawa is set to rocket to space on Dec. 8 on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft together with producer Yozo Hirano who will film his mission and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin.

published on : 15th October 2021

World's first tourist trip to Earth's orbit sans professional astronaut ends with a splash

The all-amateur crew, traveling in a SpaceX capsule, was the first to circle the world without a professional astronaut.

published on : 19th September 2021

'Punch it': SpaceX launches four amateurs on private Earth-circling trip

Elon Musk is the third billionaire to launch this summer, following the brief space-skimming flights by Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson and Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos in July.

published on : 16th September 2021

Fire alarms sound at International Space Station

Russia's space agency Roscosmos said the incident took place in the Russian-built Zvezda module and occurred as the station's batteries were being recharged.

published on : 9th September 2021