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 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.
Man is one step closer to setting foot on the Red Planet, according to NASA. The space agency, which recently announced the historic discovery of flowing water on Mars, has just announced an updated plan for 'The Journey to Mars.'
It looks like they may need to start building an aviary in space. A Kounotori, which translates from Japanese to "white stork," is currently escorting a flock of fourteen Doves to the International Space Station.
If there ever is a time astronauts are reminded why they do what they do, it's when they get to witness stunning sights like this.
Do you think you know your geography? Well, astronaut Scott Kelly, who is spending an entire year aboard the International Space Station (ISS), is looking to test your meddle.
Experts have some new plans for the International Space Station (ISS), and they have absolutely nothing to do with space, exploration, or even astronauts. A new investigation will be using the uniquely high vantage point of the orbital space station to help track animals in trouble - the results of which could improve conservation strategies around the world.
Ants: they are tenacious little bugs that can be found just about anywhere. Nothing stops an ant from foraging for food and finding new nooks and crannies to explore - not even, it seems, an absence of gravity.
The final preparations are underway to put a Russian and American astronaut into space for a full year - an important step as each country's respective space agencies prepare to move humanity's explorers into deeper space.
Try to stare through a metal. Go ahead... I'll wait. Unless you're Superman, it simply can't be done. That's because metals are opaque, making it very difficult even for scientists to understand what exactly goes on when metals turn from a liquid into a solid. Now, with help from NASA, experts are running a series of experiments with special transparent alloys, allowing them to better understand how solidification occurs for the first time.
While it took some time and the sacrifice of a great many animals, humanity has become much better acquainted with the dangers of space and how to better keep explorers safe. However, there are still risks to long-term living in space that cannot be avoided, and it may be that roundworms will come to our astronauts' rescue.
Space Exploration Technologies' (SpaceX) sixth mission to the International Space Station (ISS) was quite a success, marking the private company's fifth official resupply mission under NASA contract with their unmanned Dragon cargo module and Falcon 9 rocket. However, this mission also marked a first attempt at using one of the company's partially-reusable rockets, and that didn't go as well as intended.