Russia's segment of the International Space Station has encountered a series of technical issues lately. These aren't even the first cracks.
A Russian module glitched after docking with the space station on Thursday. The mistake spun the station around, The New York Times reported.
The Nauka module began firing its thrusters unexpectedly on Thursday, pushing the space station out of position and beginning a "tug of war."
Boeing needs to show that its spaceship is safe for astronauts after failing its last test flight. But Russia's spacecraft glitch delayed the launch.
Russia's Nauka module is 14 years late and had technical issues once it launched. But the new science lab has finally docked to the space station.
Russia is building a nuclear-powered 'space tug' that can transport heavy cargo in deep space. The planned mission will last 50 months.
Yulia Peresild is set to undergo space training before launching for the ISS on October 5, Roscosmos said Thursday.
China can't send its astronauts to the International Space Station, so it's building its own Earth-orbiting laboratory with 11 rocket launches.
The six-month stint on the ISS was marked by scientific experiments and crossovers with other astronaut crews.
The International Space Station has been leaking an unusual amount of air for more than a year. A cosmonaut finally found the leak by releasing tea leaves to float freely in the station’s Russian side. He saw them cluster near a crack on the wall. The crew has patched the […]
The oxygen-supply system on the International Space Station’s Russian segment failed this week. Crew members aren’t in danger, since the station has another oxygen system on its US segment. But the issue is the latest in a string on the station’s Russian side – there has also been a broken […]
NASA and Roscosmos determined that a leak on the International Space Station is located in the Zvezda Service Module module on the station’s Russian side. That module provides crucial life support, including oxygen. Engineers are still working to pinpoint the leak’s exact location within the module. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
A new study examined the brains of eight Russian cosmonauts seven months after they returned from the International Space Station. Their brains showed signs of new motor skills, but slightly weaker vision. For some space travellers, those changes could be long-lasting. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Imagine you […]
Summary List Placement A tiny bit of air always leaks from the International Space Station – but not quite as much as is leaking now. Officials first noticed a leak last September, but they didn’t do anything about it for nearly a year, since the leak wasn’t major. Plus, station […]
The International Space Station is experiencing a “slightly increased” leakage of air, NASA said Thursday. NASA said the leak “presents no immediate danger to the crew or the space station” and is within normal operating limits. However, because of the new increase, two cosmonauts and an astronaut living aboard the […]
A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying two people failed mid-flight on October 12. The crew – Nick Hague, a NASA astronaut, and Alexey Ovchinin, a Russian cosmonaut – had their space capsule ejected from the rocket and survived without injury. Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, posted a video of the botched launch […]
A Soyuz rocket carrying a NASA astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut failed in mid-flight on Thursday , though the crew survived without injury. Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, is looking into the failure. It’s unknown how long this will take, though NASA’s administrator expects the investigation “to go swiftly.” Soyuz is […]