Genre: Humans In Space

Zarya Module Launch

The Zarya Module, also known by the technical term Functional Cargo Block and the Russian acronym FGB, was the first component launched for the International Space Station. The U.S.-funded and […]

STS-134 The Final Countdown

Headed for the International Space Station, the agency’s youngest shuttle made its final flight delivering the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS) and critical supplies, including two communications antennas, a high-pressure gas […]

STS-122 Mission Highlights

STS-122 was a NASA Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station, flown by the Space Shuttle Atlantis. STS-122 marked the 24th shuttle mission to the ISS, and the 121st […]

STS-104 Mission Highlights

On STS-104, the joint airlock module on the International Space Station was attached to the Unity Node and high-pressure gas tanks attached to the airlock, christened “Quest.”

First All-Woman Spacewalk

On Oct 18, NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch performed the first all-woman spacewalk. Koch & Meir replaced a faulty battery charge/discharge unit that failed to activate after a […]

STS-97 Mission Highlights

On their 11-day mission, the astronauts completed three spacewalks, or EVAs, to deliver and connect the first set of U.S.-provided solar arrays to the International Space Station, prepare a docking […]

STS-124 Mission Highlights

STS-124 shuttle mission was the 26th shuttle mission to the International Space Station and delivered the Pressurized Module and robotic arm of the Japanese Experiment Module, known as “Kibo” (hope). […]

STS-100 Mission Highlights

STS-100 installed the advanced robotic arm, called Canadarm2, outside of Destiny. The exchange of the cradle from station arm to shuttle arm marked the first ever robotic-to-robotic transfer in space.