International Space Station

  • Welcome to the #FedFeed, a daily collection of federal ephemera gathered from social media and presented for your enjoyment.

    October 27, 2016
  • NASA technicians move the Orbital ATK Antares rocket to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in preparation for an Oct. 16 launch.

    October 14, 2016
  • Expedition 49 NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and two Russian cosmonauts are in the final stages of training for their Sept. 23 launch to the International Space Station.

    September 02, 2016
  • The Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Thursday, July 7, 2016 , Kazakh time (July 6 Eastern time), Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

    July 07, 2016
  • NASA Administrator recently paid a visit to the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, where many of the crews of the International Space Station train.

    April 01, 2016
  • A Soyuz TMA-20M rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Saturday, carrying NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams and two cosmonauts to the International Space Station. The crew of Expedition 47 will spend 5 1/2 months on the station.

    March 21, 2016
  • Astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth Tuesday after nearly a year in space. This photo gallery shows some of the highlights of his journey.

    March 01, 2016
  • In anticipation of a March 18 launch, crew members from NASA's Expedition 47 mission to the International Space Station take their final qualification exams at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.

    February 25, 2016
  • It's been more than three months since astronaut and flight engineer Scott Kelly joined the Expedition 43 crew aboard the International Space Station. Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will spend about a year living and working aboard the station to help scientists better understand how the human body reacts and adapts to the harsh environment of space. Shortly before the failure of a third try at getting supplies to the Space Station, Kelly joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin for an update on the mission. He says astronauts don't feel isolated.

    June 30, 2015
  • The SpaceX mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station was scrubbed just 81 seconds before launch yesterday. It was the first delivery attempt since the Antares cargo rocket operated by Orbital Sciences crashed just after launch back in October at Wallops Island, Va. Marcia Smith is the founder and editor of Space Policy Online. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with the latest on the SpaceX launch and an update on Orbital Sciences' recovery plan for the failed mission.

    January 07, 2015
  • BROCK VERGAKIS AP Aerospace Writer ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site…

    October 29, 2014
  • NASA has chosen two contractors to build new capsules and ferry astronauts to the International Space Station. The larger of the two awards, $4.2 billion, went to Boeing. The first launch is scheduled for 2017. Chris Ferguson is the director of Crew and Mission Systems for Boeing's Commercial Crew program. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the contract and the next steps for the project.

    October 01, 2014
  • NASA's reliance on private companies to get astronauts and supplies to the International Space Station is in question now because of the problems with the U.S. relationship with Russia. But the future of the private space industry in the U.S. looks bright, thanks to NASA's plan to spur competition in that industry. Alan Lindenmoyer is program manager of the Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center and a finalist for a Service to America Medal in the Management Excellence category. He describes to In Depth with Francis Rose the series of events that led NASA to encourage private space development. Read a Q&A with Lindenmoyer.

    May 23, 2014
  • Alan Lindenmoyer, program manager in NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at the Johnson Space Center, spearheaded the effort to use private industry to provide the space agency's orbital transportation services.

    May 21, 2014