Robonaut, the humanoid helping out astronauts on board the International Space Station, is about to get fixed up with a pair of legs. Besides making him eight-feet tall, the new pins will finally enable him to break free from his fixed pedestal.
A NASA rocket launch used to be the stuff of hard-hitting science journalism, but in an era when the agency's social media division heads up some of its most successful missions, that's changing in weird and wonderful ways.
Kirobo, the world's first talking 'robot astronaut', is heading for the ISS after blasting off from Japan on Sunday. The knee-high android is set to conduct the first ever space-based communication experiments between a robot and a human.
Boeing has opened the hatch to the interior of its next-generation space capsule, the CST-100, set to transport astronauts to the International Space Station within the next 10 years.
In case you were wondering how astronauts wash their hair in space (it was keeping you awake at night, right?), ISS-based Karen Nyberg has helpfully posted a video on YouTube explaining everything.
YouTube star, Twitter celebrity, Web sensation (and astronaut) Chris Hadfield retires from space agency
Chris Hadfield, the astronaut who became a YouTube star, Twitter celebrity, and all-round Internet sensation while on board the ISS this year, has announced he'll be retiring from the Canadian Space Agency next month. He will be missed.
The United Space Alliance, which manages all the computers on-board the ISS, taps Debian 6 as the go-to platform for the station. The OS offers the astronauts flexibility, and more protection from cyber-attacks.
Things looked initially troublesome for the latest SpaceX mission this weekend, but by Sunday the private company's Dragon capsule was delivering groceries to the International Space Station as planned (if a little delayed).
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is a busy man. The ISS commander has been tweeting a stream of spectacular images from 240 miles above Earth, recording live music with Barenaked Ladies frontman Ed Robertson, posting audio files on SoundCloud and chatting…
Astronauts on board the International Space Station are gearing up to host a Google+ Hangout on February 22. Those interested are invited to submit video questions via YouTube before February 12.
The future of space stations may be inflatable, as NASA announces long-term testing of a module addition to the International Space Station that can be blown up in orbit.
Astronauts on board the International Space Station are to get a humanoid buddy from next year. But you'll have to speak Japanese to have a conversation with it as that's currently the only language it understands.
Sign up to NASA's new Spot the Station service and you'll be sent a message when the International Space Station is passing overhead, giving you a chance to pop your head out the window to see it orbiting Earth.
Following an aborted launch over the weekend, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has successfully blasted off this morning, and the Dragon capsule has been put into orbit ready for docking with the International Space Station later this week.
It doesn’t only happen in the movies: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch aborted with 0.5 seconds left on the countdown
The launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, destined for both the International Space Station and the history books, was aborted with less than one second remaining on the countdown clock over the weekend.