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

Sunday, March 8, 2020

SpaceX is carrying these biotechnology experiments to the ISS this weekend


SpaceX is carrying these biotechnology experiments to the ISS this weekend


Article Excerpt: "... The hardware going to the ISS this weekend includes a number of research projects in biotechnology that could improve the lives of patients here on Earth..."


Reference: www.digitaltrends.com

Saturday, March 7, 2020

SpaceX launches station supplies, nails 50th rocket landing


SpaceX launches station supplies, nails 50th rocket landing


Article Excerpt: "... The Dragon capsule, meanwhile, hurtled toward a Monday rendezvous with the space station. It's the 20th station delivery for SpaceX, which has launched nearly 100,000 pounds of goods to the orbiting outpost and returned nearly that much back to Earth since it began shipments in 2012. Northrop Grumman is NASA's other..."


Reference: www.foxbusiness.com

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Army recruits sworn in by astronaut on ISS


Army recruits sworn in by astronaut on ISS


Article Excerpt: "... NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan administered the oath of enlistment to Army recruits from the ISS..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Monday, January 20, 2020

SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre


SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre


Article Excerpt: "... This was considered to be the last major milestone for California's SpaceX company before the US space agency (Nasa) certifies the firm to carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year..."


Reference: www.bbc.com

Spacewalking astronauts wrap up battery improvements


Spacewalking astronauts wrap up battery improvements


Article Excerpt: "... spacewalking astronauts successfully wrapped up battery improvements outside the International Space Station on Monday, completing a job begun last fall. NASA's Jessica Meir and Christina Koch..."


Reference: phys.org

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Boeing capsule returns to Earth after aborted space mission


Boeing capsule returns to Earth after aborted space mission


Article Excerpt: "... Boeing safely landed its crew capsule in the New Mexico desert Sunday after an aborted flight to the International Space Station that threatened to set back the company's effort to launch astronauts for NASA next year ..."


Reference: phys.org

Friday, December 20, 2019

Timer Glitch Scuttles Starliner ISS Docking


Timer Glitch Scuttles Starliner ISS Docking


Article Excerpt: "... The problem surfaced 31 min. after Starliner lifted off at 6:36 a.m. EST Dec. 20 atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral AFS. Instead of conducting a 40-sec. engine burn to set itself on a trajectory to rendezvous with the ISS, the capsule, believing the burn was already complete, was instead firing thrusters to maintain precise positioning ..."


Reference: aviationweek.com

Friday, October 11, 2019

Astronauts Mourn Alexei Leonov, the World's 1st Spacewalker, While On a Spacewalk of Their Own


Astronauts Mourn Alexei Leonov, the World's 1st Spacewalker, While On a Spacewalk of Their Own


Article Excerpt: "... The world's first spacewalker, Alexei Leonov, died in a Moscow hospital Friday (Oct. 11), but his legacy lives on aboard the International Space Station, where astronauts mourned the famed cosmonaut ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Unpiloted Japanese Cargo Ship Delivers Fresh Supplies to Space Station


Unpiloted Japanese Cargo Ship Delivers Fresh Batteries and More to Space Station


Article Excerpt: "... A robotic Japanese cargo ship successfully arrived at the International Space Station Saturday (Sept. 28) carrying more than 4 tons of supplies, including new batteries for the outpost's solar power grid. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) HTV-8 cargo ship ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Monday, September 23, 2019

Russia Refuses to Tell NASA What Caused Mystery Leak on ISS: 'We Won't Tell You Anything'


Russia Refuses to Tell NASA What Caused Mystery Leak on ISS: 'We Won't Tell You Anything'


Article Excerpt: "... space agency head Dmitry Rogozin stating: "We won't tell you anything." The leak, which caused a drop in pressure, took place on 29 August, 2018..."


Reference: www.newsweek.com

Monday, May 6, 2019

SpaceX shipment arrives at space station after weekend launch from Cape Canaveral


SpaceX shipment arrives at space station after weekend launch from Cape Canaveral


Article Excerpt: "... The Dragon capsule delivered 5,500 pounds of equipment and experiments. Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques used the station's big robot arm..."


Reference: www.orlandosentinel.com

Monday, April 22, 2019

SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident


SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident


Article Excerpt: "... Over the weekend, the Dragon crew capsule that flew to the International Space Station last month was engulfed in smoke and flames on an engine test stand..."


Reference: www.seattletimes.com

Monday, April 8, 2019

The International Space Station (ISS) is crawling with nasty bacteria


The ISS is crawling with nasty bacteria


Article Excerpt: "... NASA scientists have found that the International Space Station (ISS), home to six astronauts, is infested with disease-inducing bacteria. Many of the organisms breeding on the craft's surfaces are known to form both bacterial and fungal biofilms that promote resistance to antibiotics..."


Reference: www.engadget.com

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

NASA: India’s satellite destruction test put 400 pieces of debris into unknown orbits


India’s satellite destruction test put 400 pieces of debris into unknown orbits, claims NASA


Article Excerpt: "... India’s recent demonstration of its orbital defense capabilities scattered more than 400 pieces into various orbits, endangering the International Space Station and other emplacements, according to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. He called the test a “terrible, terrible thing..."


Reference: techcrunch.com

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Dream Chaser passes latest NASA development milestone


Dream Chaser passes latest NASA development milestone


Article Excerpt: "... Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser cargo space plane recently passed another milestone in its development to be the third commercial cargo freighter for the International Space Station. According to the Nevada-based company, Dream Chaser..."


Reference: www.spaceflightinsider.com

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Crew Dragon, SpaceX's Newest Human-Carrying Spaceship


Everything You Need to Know About Crew Dragon, SpaceX's Newest Human-Carrying Spaceship


Article Excerpt: "... NASA has astutely decided to farm out the space-taxi job to private companies so they can get back to real exploration; hence we enter the Dragon. The Crew Dragon has developed a bit since NASA first announced they’d be buying spacecraft from SpaceX back in 2015 (along with Boeing and their Starliner spacecraft) and the final design that’s currently docked to the ISS is a very appealing little spaceship to ferry people on and off Earth..."


Reference: jalopnik.com

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

One year ago, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy stirred the world. Here's what's next for the rocket.


One year ago, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy stirred the world. Here's what's next for the rocket.


Article Excerpt: "... Last year was its busiest ever with 21 launches. If all goes according to plan, 2019 should be the rocket's year to shine again thanks to two major launches..."


Reference: www.floridatoday.com

Saturday, December 8, 2018

SpaceX Dragon Delivers Cargo (and Christmas Treats) to Space Station


SpaceX Dragon Delivers Cargo (and Christmas Treats) to Space Station


Article Excerpt: "... A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship made a special delivery at the International Space Station Saturday (Dec. 8) just in time for the holidays. And yes, Virginia, there are Christmas treats on board. The robotic Dragon spacecraft arrived at the space station Saturday ..."


Reference: www.space.com

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