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ISS astronauts are having a much more stressful Friday than you are

November 15th, 2019

It’s Friday. If you work an office job, you’re probably doing your best not to should too large of a workload. Maybe you’ll shuffle some papers around and open an Excel spreadsheet so it looks like you’re busy, but let’s be honest, you’re going to spend the day listening to podcasts and fighting off the …

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The first all-female spacewalk is underway – watch live right here

October 18th, 2019

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are making history today. The pair are currently carrying out the first all-female spacewalk in the history of the International Space Station, performing some much-needed maintenance on the high-tech orbiting laboratory. As is often the case, the spacewalk is being livestreamed by NASA, with cameras attached to both …

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The first all-female spacewalk will finally happen on Friday

October 17th, 2019

You might remember back in March that NASA was planning the first all-female spacewalk in history. The space agency didn’t specifically intend for it to be women only, but it just so happened that astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch were slotted to operate as a team, and it was the first time things had …

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Astronauts are swapping out ISS batteries like it’s an old pickup truck

October 7th, 2019

The International Space Station is a high-tech laboratory and high-flying living space. It’s an incredible structure that has been keeping astronauts safe and helping them carry out scientific objectives for nearly two decades now. But, like any decades-old piece of machinery, the old girl needs a bit of maintenance every now and again, and that’s …

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Trio of space station travelers safely arrive back on Earth

October 3rd, 2019

After over 200 days in space, NASA astronaut Nick Hague has returned to Earth aboard a Russian Soyuz crew capsule. Hague and his two fellow passengers — Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos and Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates — safely landed in Kazakhstan earlier today. The space station has been remarkably crowded for …

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ISS astronaut snaps incredible photo of incoming crew capsule

September 27th, 2019

Earlier this week, the International Space Station welcomed a trio of new travelers. The mission brought NASA’s Jessica Meir, Russia’s Oleg Skripochka, and Hazzaa Al Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates to the space station, and as always, the arrival of new crew members was a big deal aboard the orbiting laboratory. NASA astronaut Christina …