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The European Space Agency (ESA) is looking to buy a Soyuz spacecraft from Russia in an effort to maintain flight opportunities for its astronauts.
The launch date for the STS-128 mission to the International Space Station with Space Shuttle Discovery is scheduled for no earlier than Monday 24 August. The crew of seven includes ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang of Sweden, on his second spaceflight, a mission dubbed â€˜AlissÃ©â€™.
ESA has chosen â€˜AlissÃ©â€™ as the name of ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesangâ€™s mission to the International Space Station.
Orbital Sciences Corporation and Italian Thales Alenia Space have announced an agreement that will see the two firms developing a pressurized cargo module for an unmanned resupply spacecraft for the ISS program.
Following the enthusiastic response to earlier competitions to name European astronaut missions, ESA's Directorate of Human Spaceflight is once again giving European citizens the opportunity to be part of a space mission by suggesting a name for ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang's mission to the International Space Station.
After a Thanksgiving meal together, seven astronauts boarded space shuttle Endeavor in preparation for undocking from the International Space Station.
On Wednesday, astronauts installed a water recycling system and two new bedrooms aboard the International Space Station.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was carried into space last night with the successful launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA on Thursday unveiled a plan to finish the International Space Station that could see construction resume in September after a four-year hiatus and a new laboratory launched next year.
By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery commander Eileen Collins said on Friday she was surprised the flying debris problem that brought down Columbia in 2003 re-emerged on their flight and said shuttles should not return to space until it was fixed.
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