In another big test flight on Wednesday, a capsule was fired into the air to try out its new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts.
In a cup designed for use in zero-gravity, an Italian astronaut sipped coffee from the world’s first espresso machine in space.
After almost six months in outer space, three space station astronauts have made it back home to Earth safely.
The New Horizons spacecraft, on its way to Pluto, crossed the orbit of Neptune Monday.
There is trouble aboard the International Space Station and two astronauts will have to perform an emergency spacewalk to fix a bad pump on an external cooling system.
Most people, for Christmas, ask for material things. But astronaut Rick Mastracchio, because of a broken cooling system at the spacestation, may actually get a spacewalk or two just in time for the holiday.
Italy’s first spacewalking astronaut, after a leak flooded his helmet with water Tuesday while trying to performance maintenance at International Space Station, believes he now knows what it feels like to be a goldfish.
A list of pending chores, which includes collecting science experiments, sent two astronauts to the International Space Station Tuesday.
A who’s-who of NASA officials, astronauts, and former astronauts gathered at the Kennedy Space Center Saturday to get an up-close view of the last space shuttle to travel to space.
For the first time in four years, NASA has a new group of potential astronauts.