Dragon cargo ship splashes down into Pacific after ISS mission

The private cargo craft Dragon, which departed from the International Space Station on Friday, successfully returned to Earth with a splashdown into the Pacific Ocean.

On spacewalk, US astronauts install ISS "parking spot"

Two US astronauts rolled out a space-age welcome mat on the International Space Station (ISS) Friday, when they installed the first of two new docking adaptors that will allow private space shuttles to connect to the space research centre, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said.

Gerst is first German astronaut to head International Space Station

Astronaut Alexander Gerst will become the first German national to head the International Space Station (ISS), he told dpa in an interview Wednesday.

After almost one year in space, US astronaut returns to Earth

US astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth on Wednesday after setting a US record by spending nearly a year in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Russian cosmonauts embark on five-hour spacewalk for tests at ISS

Two Russian cosmonauts embarked on a planned five-hour spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday to conduct experiments, collect test samples and float a small memorial to the end of World War II in Europe.

NASA awards space station cargo contracts to three companies

NASA has awarded contracts to three companies to deliver cargo to the orbiting International Space Station (ISS), the US space agency said Thursday.

SpaceX successfully lands its first reusable rocket

Private space flight company SpaceX successfully returns a rocket to Earth following a satellite launch after two earlier attempts failed.