International Space Station Overview Updated July 31, 2021

International Space Station

See All Stories

38 'International Space Station' stories

February 2020 - July 2021

The International Space Station is a collaborative project between NASA, Roscosmos, JAXA, ESA and CSA. The Space Station serves as a floating laboratory in Low-Earth orbit. Launched in 1998, the station has been continually occupied by humans since 2000.

International Space Station Stories Today

Watch the moment things went wrong when Nauka joined the ISS [Video]

Earlier this week Russia launched their newest module to the International Space Station. After a rough orbit insertion, Nauka caused even more issues when it started firing its thrusters while attached to the International Space Station. Video shows Nauka’s docking mishap.

International Space Station Stories July 29

On July 21st, a new module to join the International Space Station launched on a Proton rocket into orbit. Since then numerous issues with the Nauka module have cropped up, but recently, it seems to be trending well.

expand full story

International Space Station Stories July 20

The International Space Station is designed to always be crewed by cosmonauts and astronauts. For this reason, women and men have been living and working in space constantly since the first Expedition mission in the year 2000. So how many people are in space right now?

expand full story

International Space Station Stories July 18

Friday, July 16th, NASA announced that veteran astronaut Doug Hurley will retire from his career within the Astronaut Office. Hurley’s career has spanned the retirement of the shuttle, activation of SpaceX’s dragon, and an overall change in NASA’s culture.

expand full story

International Space Station Stories July 8

STS-135 Touchdown at Kennedy Space Center | Image credit: NASA/Chad Baumer
Comments (0)

Space Shuttle Atlantis currently resides in an exhibit building at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, its permanent home. Back on this day in 2011, Atlantis would fly for the last time. STS-135 marked the end of the Space Shuttle Program.

expand full story

International Space Station Stories June 7

Axiom Space and SpaceX announced a 3 flight deal to carry private astronauts to the International Space Station on June 2nd. These 3 additional flights will occur through 2023 and will utilize the SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule.

expand full story

International Space Station Stories May 28

During a routine inspection on May 12th, astronauts noticed damage to one of Canadarm2’s boom segments. The damage, limited to a thermal blanket and part of the arms boom, is not expected to limit the arms operations.

expand full story

International Space Station Stories May 22

The aging International Space Station has outlived its planned 15-year lifespan. As a result, the original solar panel arrays are show signs of degradation and will be supplemented by six new solar arrays.

expand full story

International Space Station Stories May 2

After a 6-month stay at the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX’s first operational crew mission returned early this morning back on Earth.

expand full story

International Space Station Stories April 9

Before Commercial Crew the Soyuz was the only way to the ISS and normally only two were ever docked, making up a crew size of no more than 6. Now with SpaceX’s Crew 1 is on board, upon MS-18’s arrival, there are now 10 crew members for Expedition 64.

expand full story

Powered by WordPress VIP