Russia conducted an anti-satellite test (ASAT), generating hundreds of thousands of pieces of debris and threatening the safety of astronauts on the International Space Station, the U.S. confirmed.
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.
Suspicions swirl that Russia may have conducted an anti-satellite test that created the debris field that's causing astronauts on the International Space Station to seek refuge, reports suggest.
The seven astronauts currently living and working on the International Space Station were forced to shelter in their transport vehicles when the station passed uncomfortably closed to orbital debris.
The Crew-3 astronauts on SpaceX's new Crew Dragon Endurance have shared a brief glimpse of their life in orbit after launch.
Just moments after entering Earth orbit, SpaceX Crew-3 astronaut Kayla Barron released a sparkling sea turtle to float above her head. The "zero-g indicator" showed she and her crew were weightless.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon launched four astronauts into space for NASA's Crew-3 mission on Nov. 10.
A SpaceX photo of its Crew-3 rocket and Dragon spaceship captures a stunning sight with the moon, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn.
The International Space Station will dodge a piece of Chinese space junk today (Nov. 10) just hours before SpaceX launches a new crew.
A lot goes into a SpaceX launch, and that includes preparing for the possibility that things might not go according to plan.
SpaceX's Crew-2 astronauts returned to Earth late Monday (Nov. 8), splashing down off the Florida coast in a nighttime landing.
SpaceX's Crew-2 Dragon astronauts departed the International Space Station for an eight-hour trip back to Earth on Monday (Nov. 8).
Astronauts at the International Space Station enjoyed the most spectacular aurora display of their entire mission over the weekend after a massive blast of material from the sun reached our planet.
The astronauts of SpaceX's Crew-2 mission are scheduled to leave the International Space Station on Monday afternoon (Nov. 8), and you can watch the action live online.