April 25, 2017

News Headlines

  • Cassini sails by Saturn’s moon Titan for last time

    April 24, 2017

    NASA’s Cassini spacecraft sped by the moon Titan on Saturday, using the hazy world’s gravity to slingshot the probe on a trailblazing trajectory to explore the region between Saturn’s hydrogen-helium atmosphere and the planet’s famous rings for the first time.

  • President Trump calls International Space Station

    April 24, 2017

    President Trump called the International Space Station Monday for a videochat watched by thousands of school kids, congratulating commander Peggy Whitson on becoming America’s most experienced astronaut and jokingly promising to get Americans to Mars “during my first term or, at worst, during my second term.”

  • Video: Trump call to station

    April 24, 2017

    Donald Trump calls the International Space Station from the Oval Office, offering congratulations to Expedition 51 commander Peggy Whitson on breaking the U.S. astronaut endurance record.

  • China’s Tianzhou 1 cargo carrier docks with space lab in orbit

    April 22, 2017

    Less than two days after launching from southern China, the Tianzhou 1 supply ship glided to an automated linkup with the Chinese Tiangong 2 space laboratory around 240 miles above Earth on Saturday, ready for several months of technical demonstrations to prepare for assembly of a space station in the next few years.

  • Photos: Launch day for Fyodor Yurchikhin and Jack Fischer

    April 22, 2017

    These photos chronicle the activities of Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronaut Jack Fischer on Thursday as they prepared for liftoff on a Soyuz rocket to begin an expedition of more than four months on the International Space Station.

  • Cygnus freighter arrives at space station with bounty of supplies and new science

    April 22, 2017

    A commercial Cygnus freighter made a science-enabling delivery to the International Space Station today, bringing about 7,500 pounds of cargo to the outpost under NASA’s privatized logistics shipment program.

  • Video: OA-7 Cygnus freighter arrives at its orbital destination

    April 22, 2017

    The International Space Station crew reaches out with the Canadian robotic arm and grabs the free-flying Cygnus OA-7 commercial cargo ship filled with supplies, food and science gear.

  • Videos: Atlas 5 launch replays from OA-7 Cygnus mission

    April 21, 2017

    Isolated camera views from various locations around Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center show the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifting off Tuesday with the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo freighter bound for the International Space Station.

  • Live coverage: Cygnus rendezvous and arrival journal and webcast

    April 21, 2017

    A logistics-delivery vessel for the International Space Station, launched and operated privately by commercial companies on behalf of NASA, is scheduled to arrive at the lab complex Saturday at 6:05 a.m. EDT (1005 GMT).

  • Two fresh crew members join space station expedition

    April 20, 2017

    Veteran cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and rookie flight engineer Jack Fischer streaked into orbit aboard a Russian Soyuz ferry craft Thursday, chased down the International Space Station and glided to a smooth docking to complete a six-hour rendezvous.

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