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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

NASA to review workplace safety culture at SpaceX, Boeing

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said it would conduct a "cultural assessment study" of the companies prior to crew test flights scheduled to take place in the coming months.

Rocket carrying two astronauts to International Space Station makes emergency landing

The two astronauts were alive and expected to land safely.


Soyuz spacecraft fracture caused by human error: Roscosmos

According to Roscosmos's data, pressure on the orbital outpost is holding stable after the repairs and no new leaks have been detected.

NASA working for better cancer treatments in space

In a new video published by the US space agency as part of the AngieX Cancer Therapy study, the team led by NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor were shown examining endothelial cells that come from blood vessels.

NASA needs a contingency plan for getting crew on ISS, after capsule delays

NASA does not have a contingency plan for ensuring uninterrupted US access to the International Space Station.

Russian Soyuz capsule with 3 astronauts blasts off for space station

The crew will spend more than five months conducting about 250 science investigations in fields such as biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development.

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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.