Crew-1 mission

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 prepare for liftoff aboard spacecraft ‘Resilience’

Are you ready for #LaunchAmerica? NASA and SpaceX are targeting Nov. 14 for the launch of the agency’s Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Liftoff is scheduled for Nov. 14 6:49 p.m. CT* from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Watch the launch and

Continue reading
NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 portrait

ISS20 Trivia: Week 2

This month we are celebrating 20 years of continuous human presence on the International Space Station (ISS)! In honor of this major milestone, we are featuring ISS themed trivia questions. Test your knowledge below!

Continue reading
Expedition 1 ISS

VIDEO: Expedition 1 – The Beginning

Watch with us as the Expedition 1 crew — the very first mission to the International Space Station — discusses what was it like to live and work aboard our orbiting laboratory 20 years ago. Explore More Explore the articles below to learn more about the International Space Station and

Continue reading

Launch and Landing: ISS Crew Change Ahead of 20th Anniversary of Continuous Space Habitation

This month marked a crew rotation on the International Space Station! On October 14, along with two Russian cosmonauts, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins arrived aboard the ISS. As the ISS approaches the 20th anniversary of continuous human presence, astronauts continue to test technologies, perform science, and develop the skills needed

Continue reading

VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Our Future on Mars

Since Galileo first saw Mars through a telescope in 1610, the red planet has captivated astronomers and explorers. As one of our closest neighbors, scientists hope they can find answers to some of the greatest questions in history just beneath the Martian surface. In our October Thought Leader Series, presented

Continue reading
Spidernaut

Meet Spidernaut, NASA’s arachnid robot prototype

What has eight legs and crawls on web-like trusses? A spider fit for space. Get to know Spidernaut, NASA’s spider-like robot prototype, in today’s post. When NASA needed a new versatile robot to tackle some of the more difficult challenges of future deep space travel, Spidernaut seemed like it would

Continue reading

Photo Gallery: International Space Station 20th anniversary – a look back

On Halloween, 20 years ago, Expedition 1 launched to the International Space Station. Two days later, the crew of three had docked with the ISS, kicking off two decades of continuous human presence onboard the orbital laboratory. As we approach this historic anniversary, we celebrate the continued international collaboration of

Continue reading

NASA, ESA, and JAXA Partner to Provide Global View of COVID-19 Impacts

What effect is the current pandemic having on the environment and society? Widespread declines in global economic activity are a well-known impact of the pandemic. Air quality shows reductions in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels. Farming activity dropped. Decreases in industry and tourism have affected water quality. How do we know

Continue reading
ISS station science

Space Station Collaboration Trivia: Week 2

This year the International Space Station celebrates (ISS) 20 years of continuous human presence, a major global achievement. However, international collaboration in space began long before the ISS. Get ready to test your knowledge of some of human spaceflight’s greatest global team-ups!

Continue reading
20 years of continuous human presence

Mission Monday – International Space Station celebrates 20 years of continuous human presence

If you’re 20 years old or younger, your whole life astronauts have lived continuously aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Orbiting the Earth every 90 minutes at about 17,500 mph (28,000 km/h), you can view the ISS with the naked eye. Now in its 20th year of continuous human presence,

Continue reading