Articles about International Space Station
The International Space Station or ISS is a habitable artificial satellite orbiting the Earth at a speed of approximately 27,600 km/h. At this rate, it takes the spacecraft just 90 minutes to go around the Earth once. The spacecraft was launched on November 20, 1998. As of August 2021, it has clocked 22 years and eight months in orbit, of which it has been inhabited by astronauts for 20 years and nine months (since November 2000) on a rotational basis. National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) records indicate that the space station has been visited by 243 individuals from 19 different countries. The record for the longest time spent on the ISS is held by American astronaut Peggy Whitson for spending 665 days on the ISS. The ISS is approximately as big as a six-bedroom house with amenities for 7 astronauts including six sleeping quarters, two bathrooms, a gym, and a 360-degree view bay window. The station is controlled by over 50 computers powered by solar energy it draws from solar panels mounted externally. At a total cost of $150 billion, the station has been described as the most expensive item ever constructed.
06 May 2022Technology
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft has successfully brought four astronauts home with a midnight splash off the coast of Florida.
28 Oct 2021Technology
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin has unveiled plans to build a "space park" that would be launched into low Earth orbit.
26 Oct 2021Technology
Were you praying you would witness the day no billionaire wanted to pay for a trip to space? Well, that day is here.
18 Oct 2021Entertainment
A Russian film crew just completed the production of a movie literally out of this world!
15 Aug 2021Technology
NASA has sent a contracted Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) with nearly 3,720kg of cargo on board, including a machine meant to demonstrate 3D printing regolith on the moon and other extraterrestrial surfaces.
30 Jul 2021Technology
The International Space Station (ISS) is a space laboratory that's approximately as large as a football field. However, the uncontrolled firing of thrusters on the newly-docked Russian Nauka module caused the ISS to briefly shift out of orbit on Thursday.
12 Jun 2021Technology
Following in the footsteps of Jared Isaacman-led civilian crewed mission and Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's plans to attain escape velocity this year, NASA has announced that it is welcoming proposals from commercial establishments for two private crewed missions to the International Space Station (ISS).
30 Apr 2021Technology
The International Space Station's (ISS) decades long monopoly on space is coming to an end. China has launched the first module of its ambitious space station program from the country's Wenchang Space Launch Centre.
23 Apr 2021Technology
On April 23, NASA launched a crew of four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station (ISS) without incident.
06 Apr 2021Technology
On Monday, astronauts successfully relocated the SpaceX Crew-1 spacecraft from the forward port of the International Space Station's (ISS) Harmony module to the space-facing port.
27 Jan 2021Technology
You can buy your way into space! For $55 million each, former Israeli Air Force pilot Eytan Stibbe, Canadian investor Mark Pathy, and American real estate investor Larry Connor will fly to the International Space Station sometime next year.
21 Jan 2021Technology
SpaceX fired up its Falcon 9 rocket for the eighth time launching multiple Starlink satellites into orbit on Wednesday.
01 Jan 2021Entertainment
Imagine what it could be to reach for the stars, literally!
16 Nov 2020Technology
Elon Musk-owned SpaceX has successfully launched four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on its Crew Dragon 'Resilience' spacecraft—its first-ever operational space taxi flight for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
12 Nov 2020Technology
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the US has officially certified Elon Musk-owned SpaceX to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) on its Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket.
06 Oct 2020Technology
A new space toilet has been delivered at the International Space Station (ISS).
23 Sep 2020Technology
Even as TikTok, Oracle, and Walmart came close to finalizing a deal, China is not ready to let the service off the hook.
21 Aug 2020Technology
In the updates since last night, NASA revealed that there has been a small air leak at the International Space Station.
03 Aug 2020Technology
A lot has happened over the weekend.
02 Aug 2020Entertainment
Brace for impact as Universal Pictures has agreed to fund actor Tom Cruise and tech giant Elon Musk's ambitious space movie with a $200 million budget.
02 Aug 2020Technology
SpaceX has moved into the final phase of the "Launch America" mission - bringing NASA astronauts safely back to Earth in its Crew Dragon capsule.
29 Jun 2020Technology
NASA is going back to the Moon, with the hopes of landing the first woman and the next man there by 2024.
10 Jun 2020World
America's first woman spacewalker has now become the first-ever woman to reach the deepest known point in our planet's oceans.
This week, we saw plenty of developments in the tech world.
In the wee hours of Sunday, Elon Musk's SpaceX launched astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on the historic #LaunchAmerica mission to the International Space Station.
After canceling it on May 28 owing to bad weather, SpaceX has now successfully launched astronauts for NASA's historic #LaunchAmerica mission.
26 May 2020Technology
On May 27, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are scheduled to head up to the International Space Station as part of a crewed mission.
05 May 2020Entertainment
Tom Cruise is leaving the planet, but for a very good reason.
07 Mar 2020Technology
Last year, American space agency NASA confirmed the plan to open the International Space Station (ISS) for commercial activities like tourism.
25 Jan 2020Technology
For the first time in the history of human spaceflight, astronauts have baked something in space - a batch of cookies.
20 Jan 2020Technology
Just recently, SpaceX demonstrated the capabilities of the launch escape system built into Crew Dragon, its dedicated spacecraft for manned flights.
16 Dec 2019Technology
Just recently, SpaceX employed its Dragon spacecraft and completed a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.
15 Nov 2019Technology
Elon Musk wants to make humans a 'multi-planetary' species and so does NASA!
08 Nov 2019Technology
Last week, a dozen bottles of red wine were blasted off from a NASA launchpad in Virginia. The Bordeaux wines have already made their way to the International Space Station (ISS).
17 Oct 2019Technology
NASA has changed the schedule of the first-ever all-female spacewalk, again!
16 Oct 2019Technology
In a major development, NASA has taken the wraps off the next-generation spacesuits for its astronauts.
09 Oct 2019Technology
Back in March, NASA had disappointed millions around the world by canceling, what could have been, the first-ever all-women spacewalk in the history of humanity.
03 Oct 2019Technology
India plans to have its own space station by 2030.