A laser-firing satellite could get rid of a large percentage of the most troublesome space junk orbiting Earth.
Wednesday’s planned homecoming of 3 space station crewmembers is being delayed while engineers assess if the rocket problem that doomed a cargo ship last month could surface on a similar booster used for human spaceflights.
The short and ignominious life of the Progress-59 cargo ship is coming to an end, with re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere expected as early as 6:13 p.m. ET today.
It's the dawn of a new age: Freshly brewed coffee is being served on the International Space Station in specially designed 3-D printed microgravity cups.
An out-of-control Russian capsule, loaded with more than 3 tons of cargo, may burn up in the atmosphere as early as next week.
A day after an unmanned Russian capsule was launched with a load of cargo for the International Space Station, flight controllers abandoned efforts to regain control of the freighter, which was being tugged back toward Earth.
While NASA waits to see if Russia will be able to salvage its troubled Progress cargo ship, astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the space station have enough food to last four months.
The Russian space agency is scrambling to regain control of a robotic cargo ship that appears to have suffered a serious malfunction.
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