NASA turns to Rocky to keep astronauts fit in deep space

Let’s just say right up front that no, Sylvester Stallone will not be a permanent fixture on future space missions, nor will his silver screen boxing persona be making any trips to Mars in the near future. Rocky — short for Resistive Overload Combined with Kinetic Yo-Yo — is the name of the exercise equipment … Read more

Scott Kelly Is Back From Space With Some Physical Issues

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Scott Kelly is back after spending 340 days on the International Space Station and he is wrestling with some physical issues that weren’t there one year ago. Kelly says he is experiencing soreness and joint pains that are different from the last time he returned from space. Kelly also says he is experiencing ultra sensitive skin … Read more

Boeing Opens Starliner Spacecraft Assembly Warehouse

This past Friday, September 4th, Boeing opened a warehouse in Florida that will assemble the Starliner – Boeing’s new spacecraft which will shuttle people to and from the International Space Station. The hanger was not a new build, but a renovation of the old space shuttle hangar at the Kennedy Space Center. The hangar doors have … Read more

The International Space Station Receives A Resupply Along With Mice And Alcohol

International indeed, the International Space Station just received a resupply from Japan. The HTV-5 or H-II Transfer Vehicle docked at the International Space Station early this morning to deliver a number of items, mainly food and other necessities. But among the more interesting items were a number of alcoholic beverages, mice, and a high definition … Read more

ISS Astronauts Capture Unique Fluid Behavior In 4K Resolution

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Remember back in the days when we switched our TV’s from VHF to UHF? The UHF channels always seemed to be just a little bit clearer and with more quality. These days we’re so beyond UHF it’s silly. Some thought 1080p full HD was the pinnacle of television resolution but technology keeps on giving, enter … Read more

NASA Is Sending Microsoft’s HoloLens To Space

Microsoft’s HoloLens is so futuristic that its implications haven’t quite sunk in for the majority of us. NASA, however, is eager to start taking advantage of the advanced holographic technology in space programs. So eager in fact, that NASA is including two of the HoloLenses on the International Space Station resupply mission that is set … Read more

SpaceX Launching ISS Supply Run, Booster Landing Attempt Today

Weather permitting, SpaceX will send just over two tons of supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) this afternoon. The launch will be their sixth of twelve currently contracted re-supply missions for NASA. The launch is scheduled for 4:33 pm (EST), and estimates show a 60% chance of the weather cooperating. If the launch is … Read more

International Space Station News: Year-Long Stays And Visiting Singers

The International Space Station (ISS) is a bastion for scientific discovery.  Astronauts aboard the ISS generally perform upwards of 200 experiments in their six month stays.  Now, a pair of Astronauts will not only perform experiments on the ISS, they will also be part of several experiments.  Astronaut Scott Kelly and Roscosmos’ Mikhail Kornienko will spend … Read more

Watch Six Minutes Of Spectacular ISS Time-Lapse Footage

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If my brain had the capacity to break down complex problems related to science, especially physics and space-time, you wouldn’t find me writing articles on the subject matter but rather researching those problems and working on solutions. But alas, my brain isn’t as robust as some of the geniuses aboard the International Space Station (ISS), … Read more

NASA Picks Boeing and SpaceX To Transport Astronauts To ISS

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NASA announced earlier today that they have picked two American companies to transport U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station. Boeing and SpaceX will be transporting astronauts to and from the ISS as early as 2017. Since the dismantling of the U.S. Space Shuttle program, American astronauts have made the round trip courtesy of the Russians … Read more

Google Sends Project Tango Into Space

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Google are no stranger to launching things into space. One NASA probe sent into orbit is still powered by a Nexus One smartphone. Their latest virtual mapping service, Project Tango, is now safely aboard the International Space Station. The Orbital Sciences’ resupply mission has delivered two Google smartphones produced by Project Tango. These cutting edge … Read more

Lavazza And The Italian Space Agency Join Forces To Bring Coffee To The ISS

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Coffee: it’s a warm, comforting, embracing liquid that millions upon millions of people enjoy each morning, afternoon or evening. So imagine being an astronaut deployed to the ISS (International Space Station) for months on end without the love of your cup of java.

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