Okay, we added the bit about the mile-high club. But when you hear that Playboy has put forward a vision for a swingin' private space station in collaboration with Virgin Galactic, the mind does sort of automatically go there doesn't it?
International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank was in the right place at the right time yesterday — 239 miles above Earth's horizon in fact — when he spotted Comet Lovejoy putting on a show as it passed Earth back into space.
It seems like we just barely finished putting the ISS all together, and already the Russians have decided that by 2020, the whole thing is going to be deliberately crashed into the ocean. Wonderful.
Not to be outdone by the rest of the world's fancy schmancy International Space Station or whatever, the Chinese are getting ready to launch the first piece of their own space station into orbit later this year.
China told us last year that they plan to build a space station by 2020, but on Monday at the Airshow China exhibition they revealed a lot more detail about the Heavenly Palace.
NASA is in talks with Bigelow Aerospace to potentially acquire a new inflatable module for the International Space Station. Yes, that's right: they're going to blow up the ISS.
Bigelow Aerospace is looking to get in on this whole privatized space game with an ambitious plan. The company wants to have not one but two space stations in orbit by 2016, which will then serve as rental space for countries that can't afford such programs of their own. This is why private companies may be better than NASA in space: they aim to turn a profit.
If you're a fan of Mass Effect or Mass Effect 2, then you've no doubt already recognized the model above as the massive Citadel space station, which serves as the HQ for the galaxy's government. Brandon Bannerman brought the station to life using LEGOs — twice.
Ralf Vandebergh likes to take pictures of what he can spot with his 10-inch telescope, and has sighted the International Space Station as it drifted over Europe several times. Back in March, however, he was treated to something new: a...
Installing windows in the International Space Station is tricky, especially with that complete vacuum and radiation-tinged solar wind outside, not to mention all the space junk flying around. All are good reasons why the biggest window on the station is...