British astronaut Tim Peake successfully completed an experiment to control a robot rover on earth from the International Space Station. He used a program called Meteron by the European Space Station (ESA) designed to facilitate control of machines remotely from great distances.
The recently cancelled launched of an unmanned aircraft angered Russian President Vladimir Putin, who then asked for a shake-up with the Russian space agency to limit the "glitches" which caused delays in their space programs.
If you think running a marathon on Earth is pretty tough, British astronaut Tim Peake has set the bar even higher -- literally. The ESA spaceman set a new world (or rather, space?) record yesterday as he finished a marathon in record time aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
A lot of women aspiring to be astronauts must eventually come across a few very basic physiological questions, such as, "How does it feel like to have your period in space?" or "How does one manage menstrual cycles during long missions?"
The London Marathon is an annual event anticipated by most British health enthusiasts and foreign athletes alike. This year, the London Marathon is going to be unique because one of the marathoners is joining the race from space. British astronaut Timothy Peake is set to join the London Marathon from inside the International Space Station.
NASA together with Bigelow Aerospace managed to successfully attach the first inflatable room to the International Space Station. Because this is the first of its kind, it has caught the attention of many. But the makers of the expandable module believe that they can do more than that, their goal is to use this technology to bring more people to space and possibly create a "space hotel".
Time to get your green thumbs out: Schoolchildren from the United Kingdom will be receiving space seeds in the coming weeks to participate in a study on plant growth outside our Earth.
If you're a tech-savvy and a fan of the outer space, mark the date from April 22 to April 24 because that's when NASA's International Space Apps Challenge is going to happen.
BEAM me up, Scotty! NASA recently partnered with the private company Bigelow Aerospace to develop the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, also known as BEAM. Launched into space this Friday, it's an inflatable inhabitation module that can help provide astronauts with "safe and sustainable space living quarters, workspaces and laboratories."
It's reminiscent of a scene in "The Martian" movie where Matt Damon successfully grew and ate potatoes in Mars. Except this time, it's happening in real life.
After spending nearly a year in space, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly recently announced his retirement from the space agency.
A recent study looked at bone loss among fish in anti-gravity, in order to learn more about why astronauts lose bone-density in space -- and what can be done to combat this.
A European Space Agency astronaut, Tim Peake, will run the London Marathon from the International Space Station.
A section of metal debris was recently found near the United Kingdom's southwestern coast, and it bears what looks like an American flag. It was covered with barnacles.
If all goes well, after New Year's the researchers on the International Space Station may find themselves amid a lot of zinnias, the bright garden flower. These will provide learnings for growing blooming plants in space, and tomatoes might be next.