Russian cosmonaut set to ride US crew capsule to International Space Station – Spaceflight Now

Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina during training at SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Credit: SpaceX Cosmonaut Anna Kikina will become the first Russian crew member to launch on a US spacecraft since 2002 when she straps into a seat aboard SpaceX’s Dragon Endurance capsule Wednesday for a flight to the International Space Station, opening a new … Read more

Lego International Space Station review

We can imagine that 21321 International Space Station (ISS) might be a divisive set among Lego collectors (we’re emphasizing ‘collector’ because this is one of those sets that’s definitely not a toy). Essential info: Price: $69.99/£59.99 Model number: 21321 Pieces: 864 Finished dimensions: 51cm x 20cm x 31cm Recommended age: 16+ For the spaceflight fans, … Read more

NASA astronaut launches to space station aboard Russian rocket – Spaceflight Now

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION A Soyuz rocket lifts off Sept. 21 with a crew of three heading for the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls Despite severely strained US-Russian foreign relations, an American astronaut joined two Russian cosmonauts aboard a Soyuz spacecraft in Kazakhstan and rocketed into orbit Wednesday on … Read more

Space station gets 3 new residents after Russian launch

The Soyuz-2.1a rocket booster with Soyuz MS-22 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. The Russian rocket carries NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin. Credit: AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky The International Space Station … Read more

Soyuz rocket rolls out for launch of Russian-American crew to space station – Spaceflight Now

A Soyuz-2.1a rocket stands on its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome after rollout from its hangar Monday at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls Ground teams at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan rolled a Soyuz rocket to its launch pad Sunday, moving a step closer to liftoff Wednesday with a team of … Read more

Vanois Vespera Observation Station smart telescope review

The Vaonis Vespera telescope ($2499/£1982) is the smallest smart telescope yet — and it looks the part. A smaller, lighter and more affordable version of its robotic bigger sister the Vaonis Stellina from French startup Vanois, the long-awaited Vespera (‘evening’ in Latin) is technically a camera and not a telescope. It has no eyepiece and … Read more

Exposed! International Space Station tests organisms, materials in space

EXPOSE-R2 flight hardware with dried cells of Chroococciopsis sp. 029 mixed with Martian regolith analog to simulate Mars-like conditions for the BIOMEX experiment on response of melanin-containing fungi to space. After exposure, the cells were returned to Earth and rehydrated for DNA sequencing. Credit: Roscosmos/ESA Space may look empty, but it contains extreme temperatures, high … Read more

Vaonis Stellina Observation Station Smart telescope review

The Stellina is like no other telescope you’ve seen. At first glance, it appears to be a smooth plastic box about the size of a small suitcase, and even when it’s in operation, there is no eyepiece to look through. This is a truly smart telescope, as revolutionary and different in design as when we … Read more

A Remote Surgical Robot is Going to the International Space Station

In the near future, NASA and other space agencies will send astronauts beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO) for the first time in over fifty years. But unlike the Apollo Era, these missions will consist of astronauts spending extended periods on the Moon and traveling to and from Mars (with a few months of surface operations … Read more

Russia’s withdrawal from the space station could end the orbital lab

Russia controls six modules aboard the International Space Station. (Image credit: STS-122 Shuttle Crew, NASA via flickr, CC BY-NC-SA) This article was originally published at The Conversation. The contributed the article to’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Wendy Whitman Cobb (opens in new tab), professor of strategy and security studies at the US Air … Read more