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  • KSC-2009-3796 -- Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill

    Do Tread on Me

    On Earth, we all know that exercise is good for us. But do we know exactly how good?

  • A remotely guided echocardiogram on a test subject

    Astronauts Getting to the Heart of the Matter

    A new study aboard the International Space Station will examine changes in astronaut hearts during six months in space.

  • ISS018-E-030096 -- Sandra Magnus

    NASA Astronaut Sandy Magnus Heads to Middle East to Support Troops

    After more than four months and 56 million miles in orbit, NASA Astronaut Sandra Magnus is now embarking on another mission -- a one-of-a-kind trip to support U.S. military troops overseas.

  • Expedition 20 spacewalkers

    Russian "Internal" Spacewalk Complete

    Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Michael Barratt completed an “internal” spacewalk Wednesday at 3:07 a.m. EDT.

  • Expedition 20 spacewalker

    Russian Spacewalk to Prepare for New Module Complete

    International Space Station Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Mike Barratt completed a 4-hour, 54 minute spacewalk at 8:46 a.m. EDT Friday to prepare the Zvezda service module for the arrival of a new Russian module.

  • Expedition 20 launch

    Expedition 20 Crew Docks with Space Station

    Flight Engineers Roman Romanenko, Frank De Winne and Robert Thirsk of the 20th International Space Station crew docked their Soyuz TMA-15 to the International Space Station at 8:34 a.m. EDT Friday.

  • Biomedical Researchers and NASA Meet on Space Station Experiments

    Biomedical Researchers and NASA Meet on Space Station Experiments

    As construction of the International Space Station nears completion, NASA and its national laboratory partners are preparing to utilize the unique environment in space for science.

  • Expedition 20 launch

    Expedition 20 Crew Launches from Baikonur

    Flight Engineers Roman Romanenko, Frank De Winne and Robert Thirsk of the 20th International Space Station crew launched in their Soyuz TMA-15 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:34 a.m. EDT Wednesday to begin a six-month stay in space.

  • Image from 2009 Star Trek film. Courtesy Paramount

    NASA Astronaut Watches New Star Trek Movie in Space

    NASA astronaut Michael Barratt got the opportunity to watch the new Star Trek film aboard the International Space Station while he and two crewmates fly 220 miles above Earth.

  • Name Node 3

    NASA Names ISS Component 'Tranquility'

    After more than a million online responses, the station module formerly known as Node 3 will be called Tranquility.

  • Do You Know Where Your Space Station Is?

    Do You Know Where Your Space Station Is?

    Tired of those boring old tracking maps that show the space station going around and around the Earth, and wondering what the view from up there must be like?

  • Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke shortly after landing

    Expedition 18 Crew Lands in Kazakhstan

    Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov of the 18th International Space Station crew landed in Kazakhstan at 3:16 a.m. EDT Wednesday after about six months in space.

  • Expedition 18 and 19 crew members

    Expedition 19 Crew Docks with Space Station

    Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Michael Barratt of the 19th International Space Station crew docked their Soyuz TMA-14 to the International Space Station at 9:05 a.m. EDT Saturday.

  • Launch of Expedition 19

    Expedition 19 Crew Launches from Baikonur

    Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Michael Barratt of the 19th International Space Station crew launched in their Soyuz TMA-14 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 7:49 a.m. EDT Thursday to begin a six-month stay in space.

  • Station Spacewalkers Install Experiments, Probe

    Tuesday's spacewalk with Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov concluded at 5:11 p.m. EDT when the Pirs docking module airlock was closed. The spacewalk concluded ahead of schedule, lasting 4 hours and 49 minutes.

  • Astronaut Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper

    Bug Busters

    Space station research in understanding the increased virulence of some germs in microgravity could lead to new strategies for preventing and treating food poisoning.

  • ISS Progress 32

    Progress Docks to Space Station

    A new Progress cargo carrier docked to the Pirs Docking Compartment of the International Space Station at 2:18 a.m. EST Friday with more than 2.4 tons of oxygen, air, propellant and other supplies and equipment aboard.

  • Astronaut Sandy Magnus

    Astronaut Sandra Magnus' Space Station Journals

    Aboard the International Space Station, Flight Engineer Sandy Magnus shares her thoughts on living and working in space and puts her culinary skills to work to spice up traditional space food fare.

  • ISS Progress 32 launch

    Progress Launches to Space Station

    A new Progress cargo carrier launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday.

  • Earth vs. Space Match Resumes

    Earth vs. Space Match Resumes

    Astronaut Greg Chamitoff is ready to resume the unique Earth vs. space chess match he started on orbit.