Space Station

Trump wants NASA out of space station by 2025, businesses in

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla/February 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025, and private businesses running the place instead. Under President Donald Trump’s 2019 proposed budget released Monday, U.S. government funding for the space station would end by 2025. The government would set aside $150 million to encourage … Continue reading Trump wants NASA out of space station by 2025, businesses in

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

SpaceX capsule back at space station with pre-Christmas haul

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. / December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — A recycled SpaceX capsule is back at the International Space Station, just in time for Christmas. NASA astronauts used the space station’s big robot arm to grab the Dragon capsule out of orbit Sunday. It’s the second visit for this particular supply ship, which made a … Continue reading SpaceX capsule back at space station with pre-Christmas haul

New NASA Space Station Experiments

WASHINGTON/June 3, 2017 (STL.News) NASA Space Station – In a press release provided by NASA and distributed PRN, NASA provided the following information. Major experiments that will look into the human body and out into the galaxy are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following its 5:07 p.m. … Continue reading New NASA Space Station Experiments

Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent station repairs

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)(STL.News) — Spacewalking astronauts made urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, three days after a critical relay box abruptly failed. The 250-mile-high (400-kilometer-high) replacement job fell to commander Peggy Whitson, the world’s most experienced female astronaut. She now ties the record for most spacewalks by an American — 10. … Continue reading Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent station repairs

SpaceX capsule returns space station science to Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP)(STL.News) — A SpaceX capsule is back on Earth with a full load of space station science samples. The Dragon cargo ship parachuted into the Pacific on Sunday off the Southern California coast. Astronauts set it free from the International Space Station 5½ hours earlier. The Dragon flew to the space station a … Continue reading SpaceX capsule returns space station science to Earth