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Astronauts Will Have 'Ultimate Nosebleed Seats' for Big Game

The space station will pass over Raymond James Stadium during the Super Bowl

(Newser) - The International Space Station will pass over Tampa's Raymond James Stadium on Sunday evening as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs face off for Super Bowl LV. If the weather is clear, the seven astronauts aboard the station will be able to glimpse the stadium, per Space...

First Private Space Station Crew Will Pay $55M Each

First private flight to ISS will launch next year

(Newser) - The first private space station crew was introduced Tuesday: Three men who are each paying $55 million to fly on a SpaceX rocket. They'll be led by a former NASA astronaut now working for Axiom Space, the Houston company that arranged the trip for next January. "This is...

Some of Scotty's Ashes Were Smuggled Aboard the ISS

Story of James Doohan's final resting place kept secret until now

(Newser) - Star Trek's beloved Scotty was beamed up to his final resting place back in 2008, though the story wasn't made public until now. As Richard Garriott explains to the Times of London, he smuggled some of actor James Doohan's ashes when he became one of the first...

SpaceX Sends Another Dragon to Space Station

Supplies include research materials and Christmas dinner

(Newser) - SpaceX launched a newer, bigger version of its Dragon supply ship to the International Space Station on Sunday, marking the first time the company has two capsules in orbit at the same time, the AP reports. The Dragon—packed with Christmas treats and presents—should reach the space station on...

SpaceX Capsule Reaches ISS
SpaceX Capsule Reaches ISS

SpaceX Capsule Reaches ISS

Historic first such 'taxi' ride is complete

(Newser) - SpaceX’s newly launched capsule with four astronauts arrived Monday at the International Space Station, their new home until spring. The Dragon capsule pulled up and docked late Monday night, following a 27-hour, completely automated flight from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the AP reports. The linkup occurred 262 miles...

A Historic First for SpaceX, NASA
A Historic First
for SpaceX, NASA

A Historic First for SpaceX, NASA

Four astronauts are due to reach International Space Station Monday

(Newser) - SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday on the first full-fledged taxi flight for NASA by a private company . The Falcon rocket thundered into the night from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral with three Americans and one Japanese national, the second crew to be launched...

The ISS' End Will Be Fiery, but Not Fiery Enough
The ISS
Is Doomed
to Die by Fire
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The ISS Is Doomed to Die by Fire

A look at how the International Space Station could come to its end

(Newser) - Monday marked two decades of humans occupying the International Space Station, but whether it'll make it to the end of its third decade remains unclear. Space.com explains that to stay in orbit, the ISS relies on fuel injections from the cargo ships that visit it. Such visits have...

ISS Astronauts Return to Earth, Under New COVID Conditions

Welcome home to American Chris Cassidy, Russians Anatoly Ivanishin, Ivan Vagner

(Newser) - A trio of space travelers safely returned to Earth on Thursday after a six-month mission on the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-16 capsule carrying NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Roscosmos' Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner landed on the steppes of Kazakhstan southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan at 7:...

With Blastoff, the End of an Era
With Blastoff,
the End of an Era

With Blastoff, the End of an Era

US astronauts no longer need Roscosmos to get to ISS

(Newser) - NASA astronaut Kate Rubins boarded a Russian Soyuz rocket for the fastest ever trip to the International Space Station on Wednesday, her 42nd birthday, which also marked what NBC News calls "the end of an era." It was the last time NASA paid for one of its astronauts...

Supply Run to Space Station Will Have 2 Unusual Items

A $23M toilet and a skincare formula for a product shoot in space

(Newser) - A Northrop Grumman rocket is scheduled to blast off Tuesday from Virginia to deliver all kinds of new supplies and equipment to the International Space Station, and two items in particular were drawing some attention:
  • Skin care: Estee Lauder is paying $128,000 to send up its latest skin care
...

Strange 'Fifth' Form of Matter Is Created in Space

Strange 'Fifth'
Form of Matter
Is Created in Space
new study

Strange 'Fifth' Form of Matter Is Created in Space

Scientists probe quantum physics on the International Space Station

(Newser) - Strange things are happening inside a box on the International Space Station. Physicists are using the box—called the Cold Atom Lab—to generate a quantum state of matter that could help unlock a few secrets of the universe, LiveScience reports. Called Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs), the matter is basically a...

SpaceX Captures the Flag
SpaceX Captures the Flag

SpaceX Captures the Flag

Beats Boeing to flag left at International Space Station

(Newser) - The first astronauts launched by SpaceX declared victory Monday in NASA’s cosmic capture-the-flag game, the AP reports. They quickly claimed the prize left behind at the International Space Station nearly a decade ago by the last crew to launch from the US. “Congratulations, SpaceX, you got the flag,...

Liftoff! SpaceX Rocket Ship Takes Flight
Liftoff! SpaceX
Rocket Ship
Takes Flight
updated

Liftoff! SpaceX Rocket Ship Takes Flight

'Let's light this candle,' said commander Doug Hurley

(Newser) - A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and putting the United States back in the business of launching astronauts into orbit from home soil for the first time in...

Day of SpaceX's Historic Launch Has Arrived

Wednesday could mark the return of human spaceflight to US soil, and a big first

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Elon Musk's SpaceX will carry out a mission called Demo-2: an attempt to launch two astronauts to the International Space Station. If it succeeds, it will be the first time humans have been carried into orbit by a commercial aerospace company, CNN reports. It also marks a...

Countdown to Historic Flight: Astronauts Arrive in Florida

One of them piloted Space Shuttle's final flight

(Newser) - The two astronauts who will end a nine-year launch drought for NASA arrived at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral on Wednesday, exactly one week before their historic SpaceX flight. It will be the first time a private company, rather than a national government, sends astronauts into orbit, the AP...

All Systems Go for Historic SpaceX Flight This Month
Next SpaceX Launch
Will Make History

Next SpaceX Launch Will Make History

Company is sending up astronauts for the first time

(Newser) - Tesla is the Elon Musk company making all the headlines lately, but his SpaceX will make some pretty big ones of its own later this month. The company confirmed Monday that its next launch will send two astronauts into space for the first time, reports CNBC . The closely watched Demo-2...

Tom Cruise to Film a Movie on the International Space Station

With NASA's cooperation, of course

(Newser) - "We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA's ambitious plans a reality," per a Tuesday tweet from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, and what better way to accomplish that than to fly Tom Cruise to the International Space Station to...

NASA Launch Next Month Is First in a Decade

But agency is getting help from SpaceX

(Newser) - NASA has great experience sending astronauts into space, but not much lately. SpaceX has fresh experience with space flights, but not with astronauts on board. On May 27, the two will team up to send a crew of two from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the International Space...

On Anniversary of Crisis, a Return to World in Crisis

3 astronauts returned to Earth on Friday

(Newser) - On the 50th anniversary of a crisis in space, three astronauts returned to a planet in the midst of a crisis all its own. It had been 205 days since NASA's Jessica Meir and Roscosmos' Oleg Skripochka stepped foot on Earth, and 272 days for NASA's Andrew Morgan....

She Accused Astronaut of a Space Crime. Now, a Twist
She Accused Astronaut of
a Space Crime. Now, a Twist
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She Accused Astronaut of a Space Crime. Now, a Twist

Summer Worden, ex-wife of astronaut Anne McClain, accused of making false statements

(Newser) - It was an unprecedented accusation , and now there's a twist: In what's been described as the first allegation of a crime in space, astronaut Anne McClain was accused of improperly accessing the personal bank account of estranged spouse Summer Worden on two occasions in January 2019 while McClain...

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