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International Space Station

October 11, 2018
U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin had made it about halfway to space in Soyuz MS-10 Thursday before suddenly going the other direction. They fell about 31 miles back to the surface, according to NASA. They were immediately located by rescue teams, retrieved from the capsule with no apparent injuries.  Handout courtesy of Bill Ingalls/NASAplay button
American, Russian alive after Soyuz rocket headed to space station fails on launch
October 11, 2018 - 11:40am
September 10, 2018
NASA's vehicle assembly building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton.
Why NASA's next rockets might say Budweiser on the side
September 10, 2018 - 10:06am
April 9, 2018
What the inside of the orbiting hotel may look like.  Orion Span
New luxury hotel will cost $792,000 a night - and be 200 miles up
April 9, 2018 - 9:15pm
December 6, 2017
Fresh fruit floats around NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg in the Unity node of the International Space Station. This image appeared in the Dec. 8, 2013 issue of The Forum and is courtesy of NASA/
The International Space Station is packed with germs, and that's a good sign
December 6, 2017 - 7:20am
June 3, 2017
The Soyuz MS-03 capsule carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of Oleg Novitskiy of Russia and Thomas Pesquet of France is silhouetted against the sun as it descends beneath a parachute just before landing in a remote area outside the town of Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), Kazakhstan June 2, 2017.  REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Capsule lands carrying International Space Station crew
June 3, 2017 - 9:00am
May 28, 2017
Astronaut Jack Fischer waves while attached to the Destiny laboratory during a spacewalk to replace a failed computer relay box and install a pair of wireless antennas last week. Credit: NASA
AstroBob: Observing alert -- space station marathon is underway
May 28, 2017 - 6:06pm
May 23, 2017
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson is seen during a spacewalk during Expedition 50 aboard the International Space Station. NASA/Handout via REUTERSplay button
International Space Station emergency spacewalk underway
May 23, 2017 - 8:11am
May 9, 2016
This computer-generated image shows the objects currently being tracked in Earth orbit. 95% of them are defunct satellites, rocket stages and debris created when satellites and rocket stages explode on their own, creating clouds of many smaller pieces. The two main debris fields are the ring of objects in geosynchronous orbit (location of communications, weather satellites) and the cloud of objects in low Earth orbit. Credit: NASA
SPACE: It's about to get a lot more crowded up there
May 9, 2016 - 3:26pm
February 26, 2016
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly gestures during a space suit check at the Baikonur cosmodrome March 27, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
Astronaut heading home next week after record-long U.S. spaceflight
February 26, 2016 - 11:40am
February 11, 2016
Black mold was found in two fabric bags used for packing clothing, food and other supplies, the U.S. space agency said on Wednesday. The source of the mold, a common fungal growth in humid climates like Florida's, is under investigation by NASA and Lockheed Martin, which prepares NASA cargo for launch aboard two commercial carriers, Orbital ATK and privately owned SpaceX. Illustration.
NASA delays space station cargo run due to mold on packing bags
February 11, 2016 - 11:06pm
January 14, 2015
Space station astronauts shelter in Russia part of station after alarm signal
January 14, 2015 - 10:45am