Astronauts

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: NASA exploring flying space station without crew

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan  — The Latest on the failed space launch carrying two astronauts (all times local): 11:00 p.m. NASA says it’s dusting off its plans for flying the International Space Station without a crew after the aborted launch of a Russian rocket taking two astronauts toward the station. Kenny Todd, a space station manager, said … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: NASA exploring flying space station without crew

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: Space station astronauts kept informed on launch

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — The Latest on the failed space launch carrying two astronauts (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Flight controllers kept the three space station residents abreast of the situation after Thursday’s aborted launch. “The boys have landed,” Mission Control assured the crew consisting of one American, one German and one Russian. Two astronauts from … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: Space station astronauts kept informed on launch

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts safe after emergency landing

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia were safe Thursday after an emergency landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as scheduled at 2:40 p.m. (0840 GMT; 4:40 a.m. … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts safe after emergency landing

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: Astronauts to be flown to Moscow after emergency

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— The Latest on the failed space launch carrying two astronauts (all times local): 5:20 p.m. NASA says two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia will be flown to Moscow after they made an emergency landing. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos‘ Alexei Ovchinin landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan Thursday following the failure … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: Astronauts to be flown to Moscow after emergency

Astronauts go spacewalking to give new hand to robot arm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla./January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Spacewalking astronauts gave a hand to the International Space Station’s big robot arm Tuesday. As the federal government geared back up 250 miles below, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle floated outdoors to install the new mechanical gripper. Because of the lingering effects of the government shutdown, the … Continue reading Astronauts go spacewalking to give new hand to robot arm

The Latest: 40-minute wait for newly legal California pot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on recreational marijuana sales in California (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The wait to buy newly legal recreational weed has stretched to 40 minutes at the Mankind Cooperative cannabis retailer in San Diego. “We’re insane down here. And it’s still going on, girlfriend,” marketing retailer Cathy Bliss said Monday. … Continue reading The Latest: 40-minute wait for newly legal California pot

Space station gets 3 new astronauts, making full house again

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. /December 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  The International Space Station has three new residents, making it a full house again. An American, Russian and Japanese arrived at the orbiting lab Tuesday, two days after launching from Kazakhstan. They received special greetings from the new U.S. ambassador to Russia, who gathered with the astronauts’ … Continue reading Space station gets 3 new astronauts, making full house again