International Space Station News
Trump instructs NASA to return astronauts to moon in new directive
The president and vice president argued that investment in the space program would lead to more job creation, innovation and military applications.
SpaceX launching recycled rocket, supply capsule for NASA
Space Age hand-me-downs are soaring to a whole new level. On Tuesday, SpaceX plans to launch its first recycled rocket for NASA. The unmanned Falcon 9 — last used in June — will carry up a Dragon capsule that's also flown on a previous space station supply run. NASA's International Space Station
First black astronaut honored on 50th anniversary of death
America's first black astronaut is finally getting full honors on the 50th anniversary of his death
Striking images show California wildfires from space
The California wildfires have burned through so much acreage in the Golden State that the smoke is visible from space. NASA tweeted a handful of photos of the smoke plume drifting over the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday. The NASA photos were taken from the International Space Station , and show heavy
Wildfires threaten several thousand homes in Southern California
Firefighters in Southern California are battling a new wildfire that has engulfed an area near the Getty Center and the Skirball Cultural Center. The brush fire ignited around 5 a.m. CT near 405 Freeway and Mulholland Drive in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. More than 350 firefighters
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Among 10 Things to Know: How high court rules on Trump travel ban; lawmakers seek to reconcile dueling tax bills; Trump rolls back protections on some Utah public lands.
Astronauts make, fling, float, eat pizzas on space station
The first-ever pizza party in space is getting sky-high reviews. Astronauts at the International Space Station posted pictures and a video over the weekend of their small, made-from-scratch pizza pies. The fixings flew up last month on a commercial supply ship, and the crew wasted little time
NASA astronaut enjoys the view during spacewalk
NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik takes a moment to enjoy the view as he performs maintenance work on the International Space Station.
Antares rocket returns to Earth
A mysterious streak of light seen across the Canadian sky turned out to be the reentry of the Antares rocket, returning from delivering supplies to the International Space Station.
A memento from the Space Shuttle Challenger wreckage makes its way home
A soccer ball found in the debris was taken into space by another astronaut, where it stayed for 30 years before being brought back and returned to the Onizuka family.