The distance between the ISS and Earth is the same as about 3,850 football fields. To bring the station down, rockets will lower it a bit, and then gravity will send it crashing the rest of the way.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is raised into a vertical position on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A.
SpaceX's launch of astronauts to the International Space Station will make it the first private company to launch humans to space. The effort has ramifications for NASA and spaceflight in general.
One giant leap for robotkind? Future space travel will only be possible through extensive advances in space robotics.
The future of lunar exploration and space travel will be possible only through advances in robotic design and implementation.
Are space twin Scott and Earth twin Mark no longer identical?
Before sending humans to Mars or the moon, scientists need to understand what long-term space living does to the human body. Now results are coming in from the Kelly brothers in the TWINS Study,
Minutes after launching the Falcon Heavy rocket, SpaceX was livestreaming footage from the Tesla Roadster it released into space.
SpaceX's advances in space technology have reduced barriers to space and changed the direction of American space policy, but it is not without its challenges.
Africa needs average economic growth of over 7% for several decades if it’s to reduce poverty and increase income levels.
Africa is still witnessing an increase in social turbulence, unrest and protest. Only rapid, inclusive economic growth combined with good governance can make the continent less volatile.
Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson suits up ahead of a spacewalk. Vomiting inside a spacesuit during a spacewalk could be fatal for astronauts.
The students of class 3E, Ferny Grove State School, want to know if astronauts get space sick when travelling to the International Space Station.
Spend many months attached to the ISS and see how well you grow.
If you want to live on Mars, you're going to need to grow food. Seeds are naturally equipped to handle challenging Earth environments, but how well can they survive what they'll encounter off-planet?
The last thing the spider saw before everything went black.
If a huge huntsman spider is sucked into a vacuum cleaner, can it crawl out later? Lucy, age eight, really, really needs to know.
Right, time for a little zero gravity and chill…
What viewing on the International Space Station tells us about life among the stars.
There's more to sleeping in space than just nodding off.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket blasts off.
Yes, it really is rocket science.
Nice night for a stroll: Scott Kelly working outside the International Space Station in 2015.
What's life like in a hostile environment that's literally out of this world?
Padalka might be keeping fit but we simply don’t know what effect repeated space travel can have on our bodies.
Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka should think twice before attempting to spend another thouands days in space.
An unpiloted Russian Progress vessel used to resupply the International Space Station is similar to the Progress M-27M currently spinning out of control.
The big question now is whether the Russian cargo vessel will fall back to Earth or will it simply burn up on re-entry?
Space suits you.
NASA's latest mission to the International Space Station is going to study muscle wasting, among other things. Here's what they hope to find out.
Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), left, Russian Flight Engineer Roman Romanenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), center, and NASA Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn sit in chairs outside the Soyuz Capsule just minutes after they landed in a remote area outside the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Hadfield, Romanenko and Marshburn are returning from five months onboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 34 and 35 crews.
Three astronauts from the International Space Station, including the singing Canadian Chris Hadfield, landed in Kazakhstan…
The International Space Station after undocking from the now-retired Endeavour space shuttle.
As the most visible man-made object in the night sky the International Space Station (ISS) is of significance to humankind. It takes humans from being explorers of space to being residents of space. The…
If you’re expecting the next few decades to yield many crewed space missions, you shouldn’t hold your breath.
The recent passing of Neil Armstrong – the first human to step foot on the moon – combined with recent Russian plans to build a base on the moon, provides a good opportunity to pause and consider the future…