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INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION NEWS

'Thanks from the world': Astronaut Soichi Noguchi shares image of Giza pyramid clicked from ISS

May 04, 2021 10:44 am

Soichi Noguchi along with three other astronauts returned to Earth in SpaceX’s Dragon capsule following the group’s six-month mission in orbit.

ISS shares stunning images of ‘Super Moon’ from space, leaves netizens mesmerised

April 30, 2021 7:57 pm

The ‘Super Moon’, also known as the 'Pink Moon', appeared on April 27-28, 2021 and is said to be the first of at least two such celestial events this year.

Explained: Why does Russia want to leave the International Space Station?

May 06, 2021 9:13 am

Russia has announced that it would be withdrawing from the International Space Station in 2025, and build and manage its own floating laboratory that will be launched into orbit by 2030.

NASA-SpaceX Crew-2 mission launches 4 astronauts into International Space Station on a reused rocket

April 23, 2021 7:03 pm

NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission consists of four astronauts - NASA's Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet.

‘Breathtaking’: Netizens react after ISS shares images of Earth from space

January 25, 2021 10:22 am

Shared on the official Twitter handle of ISS, the series of pictures show the Earth's aurora viewed between the city lights and stars.

Cheers! French wine, vines headed home after year in space

January 13, 2021 12:24 pm

The carefully packed wine -- each bottle nestled inside a steel cylinder to prevent breakage -- remained corked aboard the orbiting lab. Space Cargo Unlimited, a Luxembourg startup behind the experiments, wanted the wine to age for an entire year up there

Explained: Why is SpaceX-NASA's Crew-1 mission launch significant?

November 21, 2020 7:31 am

Crew-1 is the first of six crewed missions that NASA and SpaceX will operate as part of the Commercial Crew Program, whose objective is to make access to space easier in terms of cost.

US Elections 2020: Astronaut Kate Rubins on how she voted from International Space Station

November 04, 2020 6:35 pm

US Elections 2020: For privacy, the voting booth was set up in the sleeping area even though it is not necessary. Rubins even pasted a hand-written "ISS Voting Booth" sign in her crew quarters. 

Space station air leak forces middle-of-night crew wakeup

September 30, 2020 2:15 pm

NASA said Tuesday that the two Russians and one American on board were awakened late Monday to hurriedly seal hatches between compartments and search for the ongoing leak, which appeared to be getting worse.

NASA astronaut shares stunning pictures of Galapagos Islands from space

August 11, 2020 6:23 pm

“Beautiful pass over the Galapagos Islands today!” tweeted Chris Cassidy, who is currently living aboard the International Space Station.

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION PHOTOS

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

March 02, 2016 12:03 pm

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.