Watch China's Space Station Fall to Earth
The 34-foot long spacecraft was mostly destroyed during reentry on Friday, though some debris fell into the South Pacific sea.
An Astronaut Accidentally Dialed 911 From the International Space Station
Astronauts, they’re just like us!
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.
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.
Death By Reentry
Why Is China Burning Up Its Space Station in the Sky?
Tiangong-1 is on track to destroy itself during reentry within the next month.
Researchers Examined the Feasibility of Cleaning Orbital Junk With a Space-Based Laser Station
For safer space exploration in the future.
So Long, Rollable Solar Array, and Thanks for All the Photons
After attempts to repack ROSA into the SpaceX Dragon capsule failed, the experiment was jettisoned.
The First Space-Based ‘Nation’ Wants to Store Data Off-Planet, Beyond the Law
'Asgardia' plans to launch a data storage satellite beyond the reach of Earthly laws—an ambitious and problematic goal.
humans of the year
Aubrie O’Rourke Trained Dolphins, Researched HIV, and Is Helping NASA Get to Mars
And she's just getting started.
China Is Growing 'Space Mangoes'
It turns out that radiation from outer space can make mangoes on Earth even better.
The next space race: India and China challenge U.S. and Russian dominance
NASA Needs to Change the Batteries on the Space Station
And it's sending three astronauts on a spacewalk to do the job.