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Tag: International Space Station

Italian astronaut to watch World Cup from space

Governing body World Rugby providing special feed of Friday's game against South Africa for 'big fan' Luca Parmitano.

Docking aborted for Russia’s first humanoid robot in space

Russia's space industry has suffered a series of setbacks from accidents and corruption scandals in recent years.

Russia sends ‘Fedor’ its first humanoid robot into space

The life-size humanoid robot copies human movements, a key skill that allows it to remotely help astronauts. 

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

The tourists will pay NASA for their use of the station, for food, water and use of the life support system.

SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with International Space Station

This is a key milestone for Elon Musk, his team and the American space agency

SpaceX Dragon capsule approaches ISS for docking

The capsule has made two orbits since its launch from the Kennedy Space Centre.

Astronauts on new mission dismiss safety concerns after Soyuz accident

Russia says the launch of the Soyuz rocket failed because of a sensor that was damaged during assembly at the Baikonur cosmodrome.

Rocket bound for ISS fails, crew survives emergency landing

US astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin were rescued without injuries in Kazakhstan.

Arid and ablaze, Europe battles deadly heat

Weeks of non-stop sunshine and near-record temperatures have caused droughts and seen tinder-dry forests consumed by wildfires from the Mediterranean to the Arctic Circle.

Sky’s no limit: Japan firm to fly wedding plaques into space

The satellite will be taken up to the International Space Station on a supply ship, and then released by astronauts.

‘Flying brain’ designed to follow German astronaut launches Friday

CIMON has been designed to follow astronaut Alexander Gerst.

HAL-like robot to help astronaut in space odyssey

The Crew Interactive Mobile Companion, or CIMON, is an English-speaking droid roughly the size of a basketball that will help German astronaut Alexander Gerst conduct experiments on the ISS.

New crew blasts off for ISS

Alexander Gerst, Serena Aunon-Chancellor, and Sergei Prokopyev are currently on their way to the International Space Station.

US astronauts make spacewalk to perform ISS repairs

Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold were replacing old hoses on the International Space Station's cooling system.

Two Americans, one Russian blast off for ISS from Kazakhstan

Drew Feustel, Richard Arnold, and Oleg Artemyev will take off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Cosmonaut, two astronauts return to Earth from ISS

NASA stopped manning to the ISS in 2011 but recently moved to increase its crew complement aboard the ISS as the Russians cut theirs to save cost

Japanese astronaut apologises for ‘fake news’ of height increase

Norishige Kanai initially claimed he had grown 9cm taller when in actual fact it was only 2cm