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New Robot With ‘Emotional Intelligence’ Arrives at Space Station

New Robot With ‘Emotional Intelligence’ Arrives at Space Station

The population of the International Space Station (ISS) is about to go up by one, but it won't be another human occupant. It'll be an AI-powered flying robot called CIMON-2, a followup to the

SpaceX Sends Dragon Soaring To the ISS

A Falcon 9 rocket launched on Thursday from Florida, delivering its Dragon spacecraft into orbit. From a report: The first stage then made a safe landing on a drone ship stationed in the Atlantic
Astronauts are going to start lighting fires on the International Space Station

Astronauts are going to start lighting fires on the International Space Station

Lighting a fire always carries an element of risk. Doing it in microgravity on the International Space Station, approximately 250 miles above Earth's surface, is something else entirely.
The problems we’re solving for on Earth will only follow us to Mars

The problems we’re solving for on Earth will only follow us to Mars

Is colonizing another planet really the answer to the potential extinction of our own?
Watch live: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 resupply mission to the ISS today

Watch live: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 resupply mission to the ISS today

SpaceX has delayed its planned Falcon 9 CRS-19 Commercial Resupply Service mission launch due to unfavorable winds. The private space tweeted that it would try again on Thursday.
Astronaut remotely navigates rover through obstacle course from ISS

Astronaut remotely navigates rover through obstacle course from ISS

The European Space Agency has announced that astronaut Luca Parmitano successfully navigated a rover through an obstacle course to collect a rock sample all the way from the International Space
Astronaut remotely navigates rover through obstacle course from ISS

Astronaut remotely navigates rover through obstacle course from ISS

The European Space Agency has announced that astronaut Luca Parmitano successfully navigated a rover through an obstacle course to collect a rock sample all the way from the International Space
There are now two AI-powered robot ‘bees’ flying around the space station

There are now two AI-powered robot ‘bees’ flying around the space station

The International Space Station typically plays host to a crew of six space-faring scientists at a time. During crew changes that number can be temporarily higher or lower, but there are almost always

An Alarming Discovery In an Astronaut's Bloodstream

Thelasko shared this article from the Atlantic about a surprising medical observation on the International Space Station: An astronaut was carrying out an ultrasound on their own body as part of a new
Boeing CST-100 Starliner Heads to Launch Site Ahead of Maiden Voyage

Boeing CST-100 Starliner Heads to Launch Site Ahead of Maiden Voyage

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft passes by the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 21, 2019, making its way to the Space Launch Complex 41 Vertical
Watch live streaming video of NASA astronauts on a spacewalk

Watch live streaming video of NASA astronauts on a spacewalk

It's another Friday for you and I, so let's kick back, relax, and think about all the cool stuff we're going to do (or not do) over the next two days. Personally, I've got a whole lot of nothing on
‘Dream Chaser’ Space Plane Features Fancy Space Trash Can

‘Dream Chaser’ Space Plane Features Fancy Space Trash Can

Sierra Nevada Corporation has talked about the Dream Chaser in the past, but it just revealed new details about the vehicle at a press conference at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The star of
ISS astronauts are having a much more stressful Friday than you are

ISS astronauts are having a much more stressful Friday than you are

It's Friday. If you work an office job, you're probably doing your best not to should too large of a workload. Maybe you'll shuffle some papers around and open an Excel spreadsheet so it looks like

New Audit Reveals NASA Paid Boeing $2 Billion More Than SpaceX for Same ISS Mission

It's "not fair that Boeing gets so much more for the same thing," SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said.

A Bipartisan Group of Senators Wants To Extend the Space Station To 2030

A bipartisan group of senators has filed a new bill that sets out space policy for NASA over the coming decade. "The new authorizing legislation is largely consistent with much of NASA's present
Astronauts aboard the ISS just got a shipment of wine… but they’re not allowed to drink it

Astronauts aboard the ISS just got a shipment of wine… but they’re not allowed to drink it

Astronauts who live on the International Space Station work hard. They don't really have a choice in the matter since they live at the office. They conduct science experiments, work hand-in-hand with

Here’s Why a Startup Just Sent 12 Bottles of Wine to Age in Outer Space

Sampling wine affected by space radiation sounds like the origin story of a new Marvel superhero. But it isn’t...
Astronauts on the ISS can bake cookies in space for the first time

Astronauts on the ISS can bake cookies in space for the first time

NASA says the Cygnus cargo spacecraft launched over the weekend has successfully docked with the International Space Station. Amid the cargo contained on this vessel is a special oven and cookie dough
Astronauts on the ISS can bake cookies in space for the first time

Astronauts on the ISS can bake cookies in space for the first time

NASA says the Cygnus cargo spacecraft launched over the weekend has successfully docked with the International Space Station. Amid the cargo contained on this vessel is a special oven and cookie dough

Russia is making more Soyuz spacecraft to help NASA's ISS missions

While the US wants to reduce its dependence on Russian rockets, Russia itself is expecting to help for a while yet. Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin recently ordered the construction of two more Soyuz