NASA released a list of its favorite images from 2016. With the uncertainty that the new administration is bringing, looking back at the successful missions of 2016 brings hope to NASA scientists and the public alike.
The crew aboard the International Space Station are also celebrating the holidays in microgravity. They even sent a video from the ISS to Earth to commemorate the event.
After taking off from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan last Friday, Dec. 9, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Kounotori H-II Transfer Vehicle-6 (HTV-6) arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) Tuesday, Dec. 13.
SpaceX won't shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017. The planned mission was moved to 2018 after successfully completing two test flights.
Japan recently launched a “space junk” collector made of fishing net. The spacecraft will collect millions of trash left by satellites and rockets in space.
Technological junk on Earth and in space reportedly accounts for roughly 30 trillion tons, an amount significantly higher than the actual biological mass on Earth and in space. The less these junk are collected and reused, the more junk will be collected on Earth. Japan recently launched a "space junk collector" to minimize waste in space and bring them back to Earth to be used again in the future.
NASA scientists are working to extend the shelf life of foods to be served to astronauts on Mars or other long-duration missions.
A machine will help monitor the muscles of astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS). The Muscle Atrophy Research and Exercise System or MARES is a muscle measurement machine on the ISS that will observe the crew's muscles as they work out.
A new research has revealed that astronauts who stay for long periods of time in space suffer from a strange eye condition: deformed eyeballs. This mysterious condition could be detrimental to future space exploration.
Is the U.S. ready for a full-blown war in space? Experts say that the US Military considers the prospect and is gearing up for a potential space warfare by developing weapons that could only exist in science fiction dreams.
NASA officially decommissioned the ocean wind monitoring instrument aboard the International Space Station
The residents of Shimla in India are currently enjoying a different kind of celestial show as the ISS can be spotted from the area until Dec. 6.
NASA is testing a prototype of the largest plant greenhouse ever built for the ISS, which will be delivered to the space station by 2017.
The crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will share a thanksgiving meal not different from that on Earth. However, most of the entree are dehydrated and comes in space-friendly pouches.