----------

Showing posts with label International Space Station (ISS). Show all posts
Showing posts with label International Space Station (ISS). Show all posts

Monday, November 12, 2018

Set your alarm: Rocket launch to be visible over East Coast before dawn Thursday


Set your alarm: Rocket launch to be visible over East Coast before dawn Thursday


Article Excerpt: "... A few minutes after launch on Thursday, people across the mid-Atlantic will be able to see the International Space Station pass overhead. It will shine bright as it moves across the sky shortly after 5:06 a.m. EST. ..."


Reference: www.accuweather.com

Friday, September 7, 2018

NASA astronaut headed to International Space Station confident Russia will figure out source of hole


NASA astronaut headed to International Space Station confident Russia will figure out source of hole


Article Excerpt: "... Russian officials currently are investigating how the hole occurred, whether it was intentional and if other Soyuz modules currently in development also have defects. They expect to complete their investigation by mid-September, well before the next Soyuz flight is scheduled to launch Oct. 11. It's not yet clear how the hole discovery will impact the October flight, which will be carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague. Hague is not a member of McClain's crew and was not at the news conference Thursday. ..."


Reference: www.chron.com

Friday, August 31, 2018

International Space Station’s cabin pressure is holding steady after leak repair


International Space Station Status


Article Excerpt: "... The International Space Station’s cabin pressure is holding steady after the Expedition 56 crew conducted repair work on one of two Russian Soyuz spacecraft attached to the complex. The repair was made to address a leak that had caused a minor reduction of station pressure. After a morning of investigations, the crew reported that the leak was isolated to a hole about two millimeters in diameter in the orbital compartment, or upper section, of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft ..."


Reference: nasa.gov

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Antares rocket rolls to Virginia launch pad, liftoff delayed to Monday


Antares rocket rolls to Virginia launch pad, liftoff delayed to Monday


Article Excerpt: "... Orbital ATK transferred an Antares rocket and Cygnus supply ship to their launch pad on Virginia’s Eastern Shore late Thursday for a liftoff now targeted for Monday with more than 7,200 pounds of cargo heading for the International Space Station ..."


Reference: spaceflightnow.com

Sunday, May 6, 2018

SpaceX Launching NASA Astronauts to Space This Year Amidst Safety Concerns


SpaceX Launching NASA Astronauts to Space This Year Amidst Safety Concerns


Article Excerpt: "... was awarded another $2.6 billion in 2014 to send NASA’s astronauts to space, according to NASA. The company is on track to send its first astronauts to the International Space Station later this year ..."


Reference: www.yahoo.com

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 with crazy space harpoon to ISS


SpaceX launches Falcon 9 with crazy space harpoon to ISS


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX on Monday launched a used first-stage rocket, topped by a used Dragon cargo capsule, for just the second time ever. The recycled Falcon 9 blasted off for the ISS under sunny skies from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The successful launch is the second in the span of just four days ..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Challenger Disaster: 32 Years Later, Astronaut's Lessons From Space Will Finally Be Released


Challenger Disaster: 32 Years Later, Astronaut's Lessons From Space Will Finally Be Released


Article Excerpt: "... The lessons an astronaut teacher was planning to record aboard the Challenger Space Shuttle will finally be released 32 years after the disaster. Two astronauts and former educators on the International Space Station will resurrect 37-year-old social studies teacher Christa McAuliffe’s lessons ..."


Reference: www.newsweek.com

Friday, December 15, 2017

Elon Musk's SpaceX becomes first private company to launch a reused rocket on a NASA mission


Elon Musk's SpaceX becomes first private company to launch a reused rocket on a NASA mission


Article Excerpt: "... Elon Musk's rocket company made NASA history Friday, as SpaceX became the first company to launch a resupply mission to the International Space Station on a reused rocket. The mission, known as Commercial Resupply Services 13 (CRS-13) ..."


Reference: www.cnbc.com

Friday, November 10, 2017

Space station cargo ship prepped for flight


Space station cargo ship prepped for flight


Article Excerpt: "...Orbital ATK engineers are readying an upgraded Antares rocket for a sub-freezing launch from the Virginia coast early Saturday to boost a Cygnus cargo ship into orbit loaded with 7,400 pounds of equipment and supplies bound for the International Space Station ..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Huntsville International Airport's Dreams Come True Files with FAA to Land SNC's Dream Chaser


Huntsville International Airport's Dreams Come True Files with FAA to Land SNC's Dream Chaser


Article Excerpt: "... The airport has signed a contract to apply for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) license to land the small, shuttle-shaped ship in Huntsville. The licensing process will take two years. Local leaders see the license to land Dream Chaser as a step toward making the city a hub for the growing commercial space industry. Science payloads on the International Space Station are managed now by the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, and officials believe they can leverage that relationship to build a new space business in the "Rocket City ..."


Reference: satnews.com

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Japan Has Sent an Autonomous Drone Assistant to the International Space Station


Japan Has Sent an Autonomous Drone Assistant to the International Space Station


Article Excerpt: "... The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has sent a crew member to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a SpaceX launched rocked. The “Int-Ball,” is a spherical camera droid that takes full advantage of the gravity deficiency on the space station to zip around unencumbered by wheels or arms attached to heavy machinery ..."


Reference: futurism.com

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Watch three space station astronauts make a bull’s-eye landing in the Kazakhstan desert


Watch three space station astronauts make a bull’s-eye landing in the Kazakhstan desert


Article Excerpt: "... The landing's precise nature was a testament to how far we've come since the early days of spaceflight. The second American in space, Gus Grissom, almost drowned in the Atlantic in 1961 when his capsule, “Liberty Bell 7,” plopped into the ocean and began to flood with seawater ..."


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Huntsville's Stowage Engineers keep track of everything on the space station for astronauts


Huntsville's Stowage Engineers keep track of everything on the space station for astronauts


Article Excerpt: "... Those people are at Huntsville's Marshall Space Flight Center, where one of the ISS's multiple support teams is located at the Payload Operations and Integration Center. They're called stowage engineers, and it's their job to know where everything is on the ISS at all times ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SpaceX to Fly Passengers On Private Trip Around the Moon in 2018


SpaceX to Fly Passengers On Private Trip Around the Moon in 2018


Article Excerpt: "... "This would be a long loop around the moon … It would skim the surface of the moon, go quite a bit further out into deep space and then loop back to Earth," Musk said during the teleconference. "So I'm guessing, distance-wise, maybe [300,000] or 400,000 miles [about 500,000 to 650,000 kilometers]." The moon flight is scheduled to launch after SpaceX flies NASA astronauts to the International Space Station ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Sunday, February 19, 2017

SpaceX Launches 1st Private Rocket from Historic NASA Pad — Then Sticks a Landing


SpaceX Launches 1st Private Rocket from Historic NASA Pad — Then Sticks a Landing


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX has launched the first private rocket from the same historic site that saw some of NASA's greatest space missions, then landed a booster nearby in a resounding success. The California-based company's Falcon 9 rocket launched a robotic Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station..."


Reference: www.space.com

Saturday, April 9, 2016

SpaceX Launches Futuristic Pop-Up Room, Lands Rocket At Sea


SpaceX Launches Futuristic Pop-Up Room, Lands Rocket At Sea


Article Excerpt: "... The unmanned Falcon rocket soared into a clear afternoon sky, carrying a full load of supplies for the International Space Station as well as a futuristic pop-up room. ..."


Reference: losangeles.cbslocal.com

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Private Cygnus Spacecraft Blasts Off with NASA Cargo in Stunning Night Launch


Private Cygnus Spacecraft Blasts Off with NASA Cargo in Stunning Night Launch


Article Excerpt: "... a mission to deliver a record-breaking load of NASA experiments and gear to the International Space Station. The Orbital ATK-built Cygnus blasted off atop an Atlas V rocket at 11:05 p.m. EDT (0305 GMT) in a smooth liftoff under the light of a nearly-full moon from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station here ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Scott Kelly returns from a year in space

After Nearly A Year in Space, NASA's Scott Kelly Is Back on Earth


Scott Kelly
Article Excerpt: "... Kelly says after almost a year in space, he can't wait to jump in his pool back in Houston.

NASA doctors will closely study Kelly to observe the health effects of such an extended mission in space.

He'll get a very thorough medical exam because researchers say that, in the absence of gravity, bones become more brittle, fluids in the body move upward and vision sometimes shifts toward far-sightedness.

#Thanks for following our #YearInSpace The journey isn't over. Follow me as I rediscover #Earth! See you down below!
Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) March 1, 2016 ..."

Reference: www.nbcnews.com
More Reading:
What will one year in space do to the human body?

Monday, April 21, 2014

SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo spacecraft delivers supplies to International Space Station (ISS)


Dragon delivers science, station supplies


Article Excerpt: "... The Expedition 39 crew welcomed nearly 2.5 tons of supplies and scientific payloads to the International Space Station with the arrival of the third SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo spacecraft Sunday, April 20. ..."


Reference: www.astronomy.com

Friday, December 20, 2013

International Space Station requires series of spacewalks to be performed by brave U.S. astronauts

US Astronauts Embark on Spacewalk


Article Excerpt: "... NASA says the American astronauts will make three spacewalks - on December 21, 23, and 25 - each one lasting about six-and-a-half hours. ..."


Reference: www.voanews.com