Several geckos are at risk of a rude return to earth after Russia lost control of a research satellite testing the effect of weightlessness on the small lizards' sex lives.
Three crewmembers of the International Space Station have returned safely to Earth, ending their six-month orbital mission.
Escalating political tensions between America and Russia now threaten the future of the International Space Station and other future joint space projects. Continue reading →
A few days ago, a fireball lit up the skies over Murmansk, Russia. It seems like Russia sees more meteors than the rest of the world. Why Russia? Trace and Discovery News Space Producer Ian O'Neill have the answer.
As three new crewmembers were launched into orbit on board a Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan, space station astronaut Rick Mastracchio photographed the rocket's flames from high above. Continue reading →
While Western nations and Russia trade sanctions over Crimea, for astronauts on the space station it's peaceful business as usual.
Though we're most familiar with Vanguard's launch explosion, the rocket did eventually put a satellite in orbit in 1958. Continue reading →
Rocky Russian relations could leave U.S. astronauts without rides to the International Space Station.
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