International Space Station

space stations

We Are About to Enter a New Era of Space Stations

Motherboard talks to Robert Pearlman about his new book Space Stations, and how NASA, China, and space companies are building the next phase of human life off Earth.
Becky Ferreira
10.31.18
brains

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.
Becky Ferreira
10.26.18
space drama

Russia Space Chief Suggests International Space Station Leak Could Be Sabotage

Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin, known for bombastic comments, said it was “a matter of honor” to “find the one responsible” for the puncture.
Becky Ferreira
9.4.18
leaks

The International Space Station Just Sprung a Leak

The puncture may have been caused by a micrometeorite.
Becky Ferreira
8.30.18
Space

NASA Announces the First Astronauts Who Will Fly in the SpaceX Dragon

On Friday, NASA debuted the teams that will pilot America’s two commercial spacecraft: Boeing's Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon.
Becky Ferreira
8.3.18
Solar Sails

NASA-Funded Solar Sail Uses Metamaterials to Generate More Power

The Advanced Diffractive MetaFilm Sailcraft could squeeze more energy out of light than traditional reflective sails.
Becky Ferreira
7.18.18
space spiders

MIT's 'Orbit Weaver' Turns Astronauts into Spiders

Moving around in microgravity is tough, but a new MIT Media Lab device takes a page from Spiderman to help astronauts navigate while weightless.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.16.18
Space Jams

The 'Telemetron' Is a Post-Earth Musical Instrument Designed for Zero Gravity

The Telemetron generates musical compositions using gyroscopic “chimes.”
Becky Ferreira
7.6.18
ISS Cube

NASA’s Atomic Fridge Will Make the ISS the Coldest Known Place in the Universe

Putting NASA’s Cold Atom Lab in space will allow quantum states to last for far longer than on Earth, offering researchers unprecedented insight into the quantum realm.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.17.18
Space Farms

The Advanced Plant Habitat Welcomes Its First Crop on the Space Station

The space wheat represents “the first true foray into studies involving space-based agricultural cycles.”
Becky Ferreira
4.12.18
Commercial Space

Bigelow's New Company Wants to Build a Space Station to Compete with China

The billionaire hotelier announced the formation of a new space company today, and why he thinks NASA and China are the biggest threats to LEO commercial space stations.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.20.18
NewSpace

Trump’s Plan to Privatize the ISS Exposes Rifts in Spaceflight Community

A proposal to cut federal support for the ISS in the 2020s amplifies the wider debate over the interplay between the public and private space spheres.
Becky Ferreira
2.14.18