Outside the International Space Station, the Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Deployer ejects three small cubesats into low Earth orbit for the BIRDS-3 mission.
The International Space Station is a $100 billion research outpost in low-Earth orbit. It was built by 15 different countries and overseen by 5 space agencies, among them NASA, Russia's Roscosmos agency, the European Space Agency, the Canadian Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Construction began in 1998 and rotating astronaut crews have lived on the ISS continuously since 2000. Today, the ISS is the largest human-built structure in space. See the latest news, photos and videos from ISS missions here.
A photo of Earth at sunrise shows Venus, our closest neighboring planet, shining in the distance above Earth's shimmering blue horizon.
Bigelow Space Operations plans to take advantage of the increased commercialization of the International Space Station.
Talk about nosebleed seats. A U.S. astronaut had the perfect view of the French stadium hosting the FIFA Women's World Cup.
As part of its new plan to encourage commercial use of the International Space Station, NASA is opening the orbiting facility to up to two private astronauts per year, the agency announced today.
NASA is opening the International Space Station for more commercial business than ever before to foster new innovations in low-Earth orbit and beyond.
A recent video from the Canadian Space Agency can help us better understand the behavior of bubbles in microgravity.
Studies of commercialization of low Earth orbit have left NASA with little consensus on the potential demand for commercial use of the International Space Station or follow-on facilities.
A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is returning to Earth today (June 3) after spending nearly a month docked at the International Space Station (ISS).
Do you need a break? NASA has you covered with an incredible new time-lapse view of Earth taken from the International Space Station.
An instrument on board the International Space Station is painting the night skies with X-ray observations of the universe around us — and producing a stunning image in the process.
Two Russian cosmonauts stepped into the vacuum of space today (May 29) in the fourth spacewalk of 2019.
Two cosmonauts will perform a spacewalk outside the International Space Station today (May 29), and you can watch the orbital action live.
As Americans around the world gear up for ceremonies and cookouts to celebrate Memorial Day today (May 26), astronauts in space are hard at work.
An evocative new photo from the International Space Station shows what it's like to fly along the line between darkness and daylight on planet Earth.