International Space Station

International Space Station

Former ISS Executive Charged With Allegedly Expensing Sex Workers to NASA

Charles Resnick, former chief economist for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), is accused of allegedly defrauding the government and misusing NASA money.
Sarah Emerson
4.16.19
tech

Everything We've Learned from NASA's Study of Identical Twin Astronauts

A year-long experiment involving Mark and Scott Kelly found that long duration space trips affect genes, eyeballs, and cognitive abilities.
Becky Ferreira
4.11.19
motherboard

An Astronaut Accidentally Dialed 911 From the International Space Station

Astronauts, they’re just like us!
Sarah Emerson
1.4.19
motherboard

Scientists Found Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria In Space

NASA scientists found drug-resistant strains of bacteria in the ISS toilets, but say they pose no threat to the astronauts—for now.
Becky Ferreira
11.27.18
space stations

We Are About to Enter a New Era of Space Stations

Motherboard talks to Robert Pearlman about his new book Space Stations, and how NASA, China, and space companies are building the next phase of human life off Earth.
Becky Ferreira
10.31.18
brains

What Scientists Found Inside the Brains of 10 Russian Cosmonauts

By imaging the brains of cosmonauts before and after their stints on the space station, neuroscientists discovered how microgravity influences the mind.
Becky Ferreira
10.26.18
tech

Russia Space Chief Suggests International Space Station Leak Could Be Sabotage

Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin, known for bombastic comments, said it was “a matter of honor” to “find the one responsible” for the puncture.
Becky Ferreira
9.4.18
motherboard

The International Space Station Just Sprung a Leak

The puncture may have been caused by a micrometeorite.
Becky Ferreira
8.30.18
Space

NASA Announces the First Astronauts Who Will Fly in the SpaceX Dragon

On Friday, NASA debuted the teams that will pilot America’s two commercial spacecraft: Boeing's Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon.
Becky Ferreira
8.3.18
Solar Sails

NASA-Funded Solar Sail Uses Metamaterials to Generate More Power

The Advanced Diffractive MetaFilm Sailcraft could squeeze more energy out of light than traditional reflective sails.
Becky Ferreira
7.18.18
space spiders

MIT's 'Orbit Weaver' Turns Astronauts into Spiders

Moving around in microgravity is tough, but a new MIT Media Lab device takes a page from Spiderman to help astronauts navigate while weightless.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.16.18
motherboard

The 'Telemetron' Is a Post-Earth Musical Instrument Designed for Zero Gravity

The Telemetron generates musical compositions using gyroscopic “chimes.”
Becky Ferreira
7.6.18
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