International Space Station

Forget Ridley Scott’s Alien. There’s a new, real-life horror story in space. As one national newspaper headline warned this week, the International Space Station is ‘filled with germs’. But should such a revelation really make us scream? The story stems from a new NASA study (reported in Microbiome) which found that some bacterial pathogens, including… Read more

Imagine seeing the lights of cities spreading around the Nile Delta and then in less than an hour gazing down on Mount Everest. The astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are among the lucky few who will have this humbling, once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing the beauty of Earth from space. The ISS doesn’t just… Read more

Microsoft’s virtual reality headset is to be sent by NASA to the International Space Station (ISS) to give astronauts superior vision for repairs and other operations. NASA and Microsoft will team up to develop the new project, named Sidekick, with a pair of HoloLenses scheduled to launch on SpaceX’s seventh commercial resupply mission to the… Read more