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India to have its own space station: ISRO

Sivan said ISRO is in the process of drawing up plans for the space station, which is likely to be ready in the next five to seven years. The space station will be placed in an orbit of 400 km above the earth — low-earth orbit — where astronauts can stay for 15-20 days.

NASA says you can visit the space station for $50 million a trip

Those flights could be provided by Elon Musk’s SpaceX aboard its Dragon or on Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program for an estimated $50 million per person.


India’s ASAT test created debris, raised risk for International Space Station: NASA

NASA sees risk to ISS after India's Mission Shakti: The ISS is at constant risk of collision from space debris, and once in a while needs to navigate away in order to avoid collisions.

Spacewalking astronauts swap out space station's batteries

NASA's Anne McClain and Nick Hague took 6 hours and 39 minutes to replace three old nickel-hydrogen batteries with more powerful lithium-ion batteries on the International Space Station.

Antibacterial coating helps astronauts fight superbugs on ISS

Scientists have developed a novel antimicrobial coating that can prevent drug-resistant bacterial contaminations aboard the International Space Station (ISS), and help protect astronauts in their journey beyond the Moon and Mars.

UAE announces first astronaut from Gulf Arab nation will go into space in September

The UAE said on Monday it will send either Hazza al-Mansoori or Sultan al-Neyadi to the International Space Station on Sept. 25 aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket.


Mice flown to space may help decode ageing: NASA

The investigation will provide space-flown samples to scientists from academia, industry and government agencies, who have agreed to share their data and results in an online database that is open to the public.

3-hour manned flights to ISS to begin in 18 months: Roscosmos

For decades, spaceships with crew and cargo typically flew for about 50 hours before reaching the ISS. In 2013, Russia introduced a six-hour route to the International Space Station, consisting of four orbits.

3 astronauts safely aboard International Space Station

The International Space Station's current crew of NASA's Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Russian Sergei Prokopyev and German Alexander Gerst were waiting to greet the newcomers. They are scheduled to return to Earth on December 20.

'ISS microbes should be monitored to avoid threat to astronaut health'

Researchers at NASA investigated five strains of Enterobacter that were isolated from the space toilet and the exercise platform on the ISS in March 2015

International Space Station Photos

From Himalayas to Bahamas: These #EarthArt pictures by astronaut Scott Kelly are beautiful

This is a compilation of astronaut Scott Kelly's photographs from Twitter — that he describes as Earth Art. And it more than lives up to the name.