ISS

  • Past present: archaeology's giant leap onto the International Space Station

    As the historic craft drifts towards its inevitable end, archaeologists will combine traditional ...

    It’s been a beacon of hope in the night sky – a testament to humanity’s ingenuity. Even a symbol of the end of the Co...

    Space Exploration January 21, 2022
  • Mining with microbes in space

    Can bacteria extract useful materials from rocks?

    The first mining experiments in space have revealed that microbes can efficiently extract elements from rocks in zero...

    Astrobiology November 11, 2020
  • Conversation

    How to live up there in space

    What we’ve learned from 20 years of the ISS.

    By Alice Gorman, Flinders University, and Justin Walsh, Chapman UniversityNovember 2 marks 20 years since the fir...

    Features November 2, 2020
  • Snapshot

    Cooper Creek looks like Mars

    The distinctive path is similar to what’s seen on Mars.

    Red-tinted sands and dark green braided streams provide a colourful contrast within Queensland's Channel Country. As ...

    ASC Edits August 12, 2020
  • Power and stillness

    High above Russia, the ISS witnesses frozen beauty.

    The image captures the powerful Dnieper River, its journey through Russia temporarily halted by below-freezing temper...

    Space November 13, 2018
  • Alex the Astronaut meets Alex, an astronaut

    Alex the Astronaut is an Australian musician rapidly gaining a reputation and fans around the wor...

    “Hello? Is this Alex the Astronaut?” It is my first time interviewing anyone and the notes shake in my hands as I adj...

    Space September 26, 2018
  • A cloud-covered world

    Between serious duties, an astronaut finds time for photography and electronic music.

    On board the International Space Station (ISS), German astronaut Alexander Gerst took the opportunity from space to c...

    Space September 19, 2018
  • The view from orbit: Super Typhoon Noru

    Super Typhoon Noru is the strongest storm of 2107, but the view from the International Space Stat...

    Super Typhoon Noru, photographed on 1 August 2017 from the International Space Station.Randy Bresnik / NASA / ISSSupe...

    Earth Sciences August 2, 2017
  • We have liftoff

    A Soyuz rocket launches at night, headed for the International Space Station

    A Soyuz rocket lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.NASA/Joel KowskyThe Soyuz MS-05 rocket is launched at Baikonur ...

    Space July 31, 2017
  • Video: stunning polar lightshow from space

    Using time-lapse photography shot from the International Space Station, this spectacular video sh...

    NASA has compiled stunning high-definition views of Earth's auroras as seen from the Internation Space Station. U...

    Space April 27, 2016
  • Less than two days until the launch of the historic One-Year Mission in space

    Researchers from the US and Russia prepare for the final countdown to the launch of the historic One-Year Mission as ...

    Space March 26, 2015
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