SpaceX Completes Crew Dragon Parachute Tests

SpaceX team has completed 13 successful tests in a row of upgraded Mark 3 parachutes for Crew Dragon. Most recent test demonstrated the parachute system’s ability to land the spacecraft safely in the unlikely event that one of the four main parachutes fails.

Nasa astronauts complete first ever all-female spacewalk

Previously, 14 women and 213 men have carried out spacewalks. The first woman was the Russian cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya, who went outside the USSR’s Salyut 7 space station in 1984.

Robotic bees are joining the International Space Station

All in all, from inventory checking to monitoring noise levels and more, the robotic bees, astrobees, are all set to be helpers, and they will serve as the crew's extra eyes and ears.

SpaceX given the go-ahead for Dragon's first journey into Earth orbit

NASA and SpaceX announced that they are ready to conduct the first orbital launch of Crew Dragon as early as March 2nd, a demonstration that will directly precede the first crewed launch on a US rocket in more eight years.

Eating your veggies, even in space

Norwegian researchers are developing the self-contained planters that will allow astronauts to grow food in space. They have just completed an experiment that involved growing lettuce for space.

Japan Testing Miniature Space Elevator Near the ISS

A Japanese team is testing a small prototype space elevator. The pair of satellites will be released from the ISS and a container acting like an elevator car will be moved on a cable connecting the satellites using a motor.

SpaceX sending AI robot to join astronauts on Space Station

Today SpaceX will launch its 15th cargo mission to the International Space Station for NASA. On board Falcon 9 among other supplies is the first ever AI robot “crew member” to live on the station.

NASA to create coldest place in the universe

The agency just launched the Cold Atom Lab, a box that takes advantage of microgravity aboard the International Space Station and creates a temperature roughly 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space.

Cimon the 'floating' robot will join space station astronauts later this year

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will soon have a new crew member to interact with, a ball-sized robot dubbed 'Cimon'.

Genes in Space-3 successfully identifies unknown microbes in space

The Genes in Space-3 team turned a possibility into reality in 2017, when it completed the first-ever sample-to-sequence process entirely aboard the space station.

SpaceX is launching a supercomputer to the International Space Station

For the year-long experiment, astronauts will install the computer inside a rack in the Destiny module of the space station.

A Fully Automated Science Lab Could Be Coming to NASA’s New Lunar Station

The agency is considering how to conduct science experiments on the Deep Space Gateway station, even while no crew members are on board.

Engineers design a robotic gripper for cleaning up space debris

Researchers combined gecko-inspired adhesives and a custom robotic gripper to create a device for grabbing space debris.

Experiment devoted to neutron star research installed on space station

A NASA instrument built to help astronomers learn about the structure and behavior of neutron stars has been mounted to the International Space Station.

Saturday’s SpaceX launch carried a Chinese experiment

This particular SpaceX launch made history in another way: by carrying a Chinese science experiment to the station for the first time.