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  • Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko

    Russian Spacewalkers Retrieve Soyuz Pyro Bolt

    International Space Station Commander Sergei Volkov and Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko wrapped up a 6-hour, 18-minute spacewalk at 9:06 p.m. EDT Thursday.

  • Progress 29

    Progress Docks to Space Station

    A new Progress cargo carrier docked to the Earth-facing port of the International Space Station's Zarya module at 5:39 p.m. EDT Friday with more than 2.3 tons of fuel, oxygen, air, water, propellant and other supplies and equipment aboard.

  • space station from 2001: A Space Odyssey -- movie image courtesy A.M.P.A.S.

    1968 Science Fiction is Today's Reality

    When 2001: A Space Odyssey premiered 40 years ago, living and working in space full time was science fiction.

  • Volcano

    Every Day is Earth Day on the Space Station

    There may be only one place in the universe which can be the subject of 300,000 and counting photos and still never get old.

  • Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson

    Expedition 16 Crew Lands in Kazakhstan

    Commander Peggy Whitson and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko of the 16th International Space Station crew landed on the steppes of Kazakhstan around 4:30 a.m. EDT Saturday after 192 days in space.

  • NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman

    Station Astronaut Throws Ultimate Fastball for Yankees

    Astronaut Garrett Reisman has thrown the ultimate fastball for the New York Yankees, a pitch that clocked in at better than five miles a second.

  • The crews of Expeditions 16 and 17

    Expedition 17 Crew Docks with Space Station

    Commander Sergei Alexandrovich Volkov and cosmonaut Oleg Dmitrievich Kononenko of the 17th International Space Station crew docked their Soyuz TMA-12 with the orbiting laboratory at 8:57 a.m. EDT Thursday, marking the beginning of their six-month stay aboard.

  • Expedition 17 launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photo Credit: Energia.

    Expedition 17 Crew Launches from Baikonur

    Commander Sergei Alexandrovich Volkov and cosmonaut Oleg Dmitrievich Kononenko of the 17th International Space Station crew launched in their Soyuz TMA-12 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 7:16 a.m. EDT Tuesday to begin a six-month stay in space.

  • Automated Transfer Vehicle

    ATV Jules Verne Docks with Station

    The Jules Verne, the first European Space Agency Automated Transfer Vehicle, docked to the aft port of the International Space Station's Zvezda Service Module at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday.

  • Jules Verne

    Jules Verne ATV prepares for le voyage extraordinaire

    When author Jules Verne imagined in 1865 the story that would become De la Terre à la Lune (From the Earth to the Moon), he envisioned a rocket that would launch people into space using a giant cannon to escape the Earth's gravity.

  • Progress 28

    Progress Docks to Space Station

    A new Progress cargo carrier docked to the International Space Station's Pirs docking compartment Thursday with more than 2.5 tons of fuel, air, water, propellant and other supplies and equipment aboard.

  • Spacewalkers Replace Solar Wing Motor

    Spacewalkers Replace Solar Wing Motor

    Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Dan Tani replaced a motor at the base of one of the International Space Station's solar wings during a 7-hour, 10-minute spacewalk that ended at 12:06 p.m. EST Wednesday.

  • Expedition 16

    Greetings from Earth Brighten Station Crew's Holidays

    More than 6,000 greetings had been sent to the Expedition 16 crew of the International Space Station through a link on the nasa.gov home page by Friday afternoon, and the number continued to grow at an increasing rate.

  • Progress 27 docked to space station

    Progress Docks to Space Station

    A new Progress cargo carrier docked to the International Space Station's Pirs docking compartment Wednesday with almost 2.5 tons of fuel, air, water and other supplies and equipment aboard.

  • Spacewalkers Find No Solar Wing Smoking Gun

    Spacewalkers Find No Solar Wing Smoking Gun

    Expedition 16 astronauts Dan Tani and Peggy Whitson wrapped up a 6-hour, 56-minute spacewalk focused on International Space Station solar array issues at 11:46 a.m. EST Tuesday.

  • The International Space Station

    Station Partners Win International Cooperation Award

    The International Space Station partnership received the 2007 American Astronautical Society award for the advancement of international cooperation in Houston at the society's annual conference Nov. 13-14.

  • The EuTEF platform allows research in space.

    EuTEF Gives Europe a Platform

    The EuTEF platform will allow experiments on the outside of the International Space Station.

  • Columbus Laboratory

    Columbus Poised for Research Breakthroughs

    The Columbus laboratory gives European researchers a foothold in orbit.

  • S120-E-009759 -- The International Space Station

    Spacewalkers Complete More Harmony Hookup Work

    International Space Station Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Dan Tani completed a 7-hour, 4-minute spacewalk at 11:54 a.m. EST Saturday, continuing the external outfitting of the Harmony node in its new position in front of the U.S. laboratory Destiny.

  • Commander Peggy Whitson

    Spacewalkers Harmonize on Node Hookup Tasks

    Expedition 16 crew members conducted a spacewalk to outfit the Harmony node in its new position in front of the U.S laboratory Destiny.