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NASA launches new astronaut toilet and more to space station on Cygnus cargo ship

A robotic Cygnus spacecraft successfully blasted off from Virginia late Friday (Oct. 2) carrying nearly 4 tons of gear, including a new space toilet, to the International Space Station.  A…

Spooky! SpaceX To Launch Next NASA Astronaut Mission To The ISS On Halloween

Crew-1 follows the successful Demo-2 mission in May 2020. Getty Images NASA and SpaceX have announced the date for the first operational mission of the Crew Dragon spacecraft, following a…

NASA targeting Halloween for next SpaceX Crew Dragon astronaut launch

NASA now plans to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on October 31, a Halloween flight that will mark the first operational…

Hitting the Books: The invisible threat that every ISS astronaut fears

Workman Excerpted from How to Astronaut: An Insider’s Guide to Leaving Planet Earth by Terry Virts (Workman). © 2020. For all the emergency training I went through as an astronaut, I never…

NASA Astronaut Plans To Cast Her Ballot From Space

Topline NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, who is training for a six-month mission scheduled to launch in October, says she plans to cast her next vote from space. Astronaut Kathleen Rubins…

NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station

ATLANTA (AP) — NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday that she plans to cast her next vote from space – more than 200 miles above Earth.…

NASA keeps astronaut selection for bold new missions shrouded in mystery

The newest class of NASA astronauts has opportunities like never before: two new commercially developed spacecraft designed to travel to the International Space Station, as well as a third capsule that will take astronauts to…

‘The Virtual Astronaut’ launches live space explorer event series for charity

You can now attend a full lineup of live astronaut talks and “meet and greet” opportunities —  all without having to leave your home. © Provided by Space The Virtual…

Video: Advice from an astronaut

Credit: CC0 Public Domain ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano provides words of wisdom to young people on how investing their time wisely today can help build a better tomorrow. In this…