First ‘space tourists’ to visit ISS are heading home after bad weather delayed return journey

Three wealthy investors spent 18 days in space, including two weeks on the International Space Station. They are:  López-Alegría (left) will serve as the commander of the mission and Connor (right) as pilot Larry Connor, 72, was the Ax-1 mission pilot for the trip. Connor was born in 1950 in Albany, New York, and graduated from … Read more

Wannabe astronauts can stay in a Polish nuclear bunker repurposed to mimic the ISS and the Moon

Looking for something cosmic for your next holiday? Then try a simulated space mission inside a former nuclear bunker near the Polish city of Pila that has been repurposed to mimic the International Space Station – and the surface of the Moon. The ex-military airport installation, once used to store SU-22 fighter-bombers, has been transformed into … Read more

Lift-off! Three space travellers launch on a Soyuz for the ISS

A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts have blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) on board a Soyuz MS-18 rocket. The trio, who are part of the latest crew heading to the orbiting lab, launched from Earth at 08:42 BST from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA’s Mark Vande Hel, Soyuz Commander Oleg … Read more

Watch LIVE as three space travellers launch on a Soyuz for the ISS

A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are launching for the International Space Station (ISS) on board a Soyuz MS-18 rocket. The trio are part of the latest crew heading to the orbiting lab and they are due to launch from Earth at 08:42 BST from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA’s Mark Vande Hel, … Read more

Astrophotographer captures stunning photo of the ISS as it passes across the moon 

A once in a blue moon shot! Astrophotographer captures stunning photo of the International Space Station as it passes across the lunar surface The orbiting space science laboratory had been reorientated for a spacewalk An astrophotographer captured the ISS image in Sacramento, California  The image shows the ISS as it transits the moon early on Monday … Read more

Peru: ‘Rivers of gold’ rush through the Amazon in stunning photo captured from the ISS 

‘Rivers of gold’ rush through the Peruvian Amazon in stunning photo captured by a NASA astronaut from the International Space Station The photo was taken by an astronaut crewing NASA’s Expedition 64 to the ISS Both the Inambari River and water-filled gold prospective pits can be seen  The latter are usually not visible from the ISS due … Read more

Moon appears to DEFLATE as it disappears behind the horizon in ISS footage

Moon appears to DEFLATE as it disappears behind the horizon in incredible footage filmed by a cosmonaut on the International Space Station Cosmonaut Sergei Kud-Sverchkov shared a video of the unusual Moon setting In the video the distorted Moon begins to change shape and looks to deflate Distortions are caused by light passing between space and … Read more

Two astronauts begin installation of a British-built broadband terminal on the ISS

Astronauts are outside the International Space Station installing a British-built terminal that will allow them to connect to the internet at broadband speeds.  NASA‘s Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins started the 6.5 hour mission at 11:28 GMT, just over half an hour earlier than the originally projected 12:05 GMT start time. Over the course of … Read more

Two astronauts will install a British-built broadband terminal on the ISS

Astronauts will step outside the International Space Station to install a new British-built terminal that will allow them to connect to the internet at broadband speeds.  NASA‘s Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins will venture outside at 12:05 GMT to undertake a six hour mission to mount the suitcase-sized device to the European Space Agency (ESA) … Read more

Weather: ISS detects blue ‘jets’ of lightning shooting upwards from thunder clouds

International Space Station detects blue ‘jets’ of lightning shooting upwards from thunder clouds that could influence greenhouse gas concentrations in Earth’s atmosphere The phenomenon was detected by the European Space Agency’s ASIM device This is a collection of cameras, photometers and an X-ray/gamma ray detector  The blue jet was seen coming from a cloud above the … Read more