Axiom plans to build a movie studio module for the International Space Station by 2024

U.K.-based Space Entertainment Enterprise (SEE) has announced plans to launch a movie production studio module intended to connect to the International Space Station (ISS).  The company, which is co-producing Tom Cruise’s upcoming unnamed space movie, has commissioned Houston-based Axiom Space to build an inflatable space station module that contains a production studio — including a … Read more

Astronauts become archaeologists to document space station ‘dig sites’

In a recent scene familiar to many, even those not well-versed in the discipline, a researcher marked off square areas in order to catalog the layers of contents buried within. These “test pits,” which were similar to the squares made at the sites of ancient cities and bygone civilizations, were based on a basic technique … Read more

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship undocks from space station for trip back to Earth

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is headed back to Earth.  The uncrewed Dragon CRS-24 resupply ship undocked from the International Space Station on Sunday (Dec. 23) after just over a month linked to the orbiting laboratory. The spacecraft, laden with more than 2 tons of gear, cast off from the station at 10:40 a.m. EST … Read more

Thomas Pesquet: 1st French astronaut to command the International Space Station

Thomas Pesquet is a European Space Agency astronaut who was the first person from France to command the International Space Station. While Pesquet’s background is in spacecraft design and control, he is also well-known for engagement activities in space such as playing music or performing regular tours of the International Space Station (ISS). He even … Read more

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship will depart space station today with a ‘cytoskeleton’ on board. Here’s how to watch.

Editor’s note:  The NASA TV broadcast above will begin coverage of SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 undocking at 10:15 a.m. EST (1515 GMT). You can watch live Saturday (Jan. 22) as a SpaceX Dragon resupply ship gets set to rocket thousands of pounds of science back to Earth. Coverage will start at 10:15 a.m. EST (1515 GMT) … Read more

Bad weather delays SpaceX Dragon’s departure from space station to Saturday

A SpaceX resupply ship will have to wait at least one more day before returning to Earth. Yesterday (Jan. 19), cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov ventured outside the safe confines of the International Space Station to conduct a seven-hour, 11-minute spacewalk. While the pair cleaned up following the spacewalk, SpaceX was preparing its robotic … Read more

Axiom’s 1st private crew launch to space station delayed to March

Houston-based Axiom Space now plans to launch its first space mission to the International Space Station on March 31, more than one month later than its initial target. NASA quietly made the announcement Tuesday (Jan. 18) at the bottom of an International Space Station blog post otherwise focused on a recent Russian spacewalk at the … Read more

Station Eleven review: An uplifting vision of a post-pandemic world

By Elle Hunt Kirsten and her close friend August stick together to survive HBO Max/Warner Media TV Station Eleven Created by Patrick Somerville EARLY in the covid-19 pandemic, as people struggled to make sense of the unfolding global crisis, many turned to stories almost as often as the latest news and science. In January 2020, … Read more

NASA space station officials weigh in on remaining in orbit until 2030

NASA’s International Space Station team is eager to stick with the orbiting laboratory until 2030. NASA officials speaking at a virtual meeting held on Tuesday (Jan. 18) spoke about plans to take advantage of an extension to the International Space Station program that NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced on Dec. 31. The meeting was held … Read more

Cosmonauts on spacewalk ready new Russian docking port for future space station arrivals

Russia’s new multi-port docking module at the International Space Station is now ready to receive its first spacecraft after two cosmonauts completed a seven-hour spacewalk. Anton Shkaplerov, commander of the space station’s Expedition 66 crew, and Pyotr Dubrov, both of Roscosmos, exited the orbiting outpost on Wednesday (Jan. 19) to run cables to and configure … Read more