Space station

NASA, Roscosmos Assign Veteran Crew To Yearlong Space Station Mission In 2015

Two veteran spacefarers, Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko, have been selected by NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and their international partners for a yearlong mission aboard the International Space Station in 2015. The mission will include collecting scientific data important to future human exploration of our solar system.

European Cargo Vessel Docks with Space Station

An unmanned European supply vessel carrying more than six tonnes of freight docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday reinforcing Europe's role in the functioning of the ISS, space officials said.

China Plans to Land a Man on the Moon

A government-issued decree is the first published announcement that China intends to land an astronaut on the moon, a place where no one has stood in almost 40 years.

Russia Postpones Crew Launch: Is the International Space Station at Risk?

The Russian Space Agency on Tuesday announced that it is postponing the launch of the latest space station crew to Nov. 12. This gives NASA reasons to worry, since the situation is such that NASA itself has no space shuttles to take the astronauts to the International Space Station, and it relies completely on Russia for the same.

Space Junk Touching 'Tipping Point': Warning for NASA

Space debris has touched the “tipping point,” as per a report released by the National Research Council, which appealed to NASA to find methods of monitoring in a better manner as well as cleaning up the orbiting junk which could be ominous for active satellites and manned spacecraft.

U.S., Russian Officials Could Leave Space Station Unmanned

U.S. and Russian space agency officials are considering temporarily pulling astronauts off of the International Space Station, The Wall Street Journal reports Monday, following last week's failure of an unmanned cargo mission to the international space station.

Russia's Energia Eyes Moon Ride

Energia, the designer and manufacturer of Soyuz manned spaceships, is planning a commercial flight either directly to the moon or to dock first with the International Space Station (ISS) and later pay a visit to the moon.

International Space Station Won?t be Dumped in Ocean

Russian Space Agency Roscosmos went back on its words on Thursday after an uproar over a statement by agency?s deputy head, who said on Wednesday that Russia and its partners plan to sink the International Space Station in the ocean.