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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

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Probe of failed Boeing Starliner launch finds a long list of problems


Probe of failed Boeing Starliner launch finds a long list of problems


Article Excerpt: "... the aerospace company didn’t discover that the spacecraft's onboard computer time was miscalibrated by 11 hours, preventing Starliner’s thrusters from firing and sending it to the correct orbit. In addition, Boeing didn't test the Starliner's software against its service module. The company used an emulator, which ended up being flawed..."


Reference: www.engadget.com

Thursday, June 18, 2020

High school students build lockers for trip to the International Space Station


High school students build lockers for trip to the International Space Station


Article Excerpt: "... "It is exciting for us and the students," said Bob Zeek, NASA HUNCH co-founder and project resource manager at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. "Even with 70 HUNCH-built lockers delivered to the International Space Station Program and 58 of those flying to the space station, the Demo-2 flight adds a new flavor." Each locker is comprised of...Marshall Space Flight Center and Langley Research Center. For example, students from Grissom High School in Huntsville, Alabama, created the rear close-out plates..."


Reference: phys.org

Thursday, June 11, 2020

First space tourists will face big risks, as private companies gear up for paid suborbital flights


First space tourists will face big risks, as private companies gear up for paid suborbital flights


Article Excerpt: "... On May 30, 2020, millions of Americans watched the inaugural SpaceX Crew Dragon launch NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. This mission marked two significant events: First, the return of launch to orbit capability for human spaceflight from the United States. Secondly, it successfully demonstrated private sector capability to build and operate a launch vehicle for human spaceflight..."


Reference: phys.org

Marshall boosts historic test flight of SpaceX


Marshall boosts historic test flight of SpaceX


Article Excerpt: "... A team at Marshall Space Flight Center’s Huntsville Operations Support Center joined teams at Kennedy, SpaceX’s mission control center in Hawthorne, California, and NASA’s Johnson Space Center in monitoring the launch. “I’m feeling so excited about this incredible accomplishment,” Marshall’s Steve Gaddis, launch vehicle deputy manager for the Commercial Crew Program, said. “It’s taken many people and many years to get here. The Marshall team has contributed in many significant ways. Working with our SpaceX Commercial Crew partner ..."


Reference: www.theredstonerocket.com

Friday, May 22, 2020

President Trump says he may attend SpaceX manned rocket launch


President Trump says he may attend SpaceX manned rocket launch


Article Excerpt: "... Two US astronauts on the Crew Dragon will take off May 27 from Kennedy Space Center with help from SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. They are to dock at the International Space Station, which is currently housing two Russians and one American. Sanitary conditions are being carefully controlled as the United States continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic..."


Reference: yahoo.com

Friday, May 1, 2020

NASA's Biggest Space Launch in Years Is Coming Up — Please Watch From Home


NASA's Biggest Space Launch in Years Is Coming Up — But It Wants You to Stay Home to Watch


Article Excerpt: "... NASA and SpaceX on Friday urged everyone to stay home for the first home launch of astronauts in nearly a decade because of the coronavirus pandemic. Top officials warned the public against traveling to Florida for the May 27 launch of two NASA astronauts aboard a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station..."


Reference: time.com

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

International Space Station Payload Operations Continue During COVID-19 Pandemic Response


International Space Station Payload Operations Continue During COVID-19 Pandemic Response


Article Excerpt: "... The International Space Station Payload Operations Integration Center at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is the heartbeat of space station science research operations..."


Reference: spacecoastdaily.com

NASA, SpaceX to Launch First Astronauts to Space Station from U.S. Soil Since 2011


NASA, SpaceX to Launch First Astronauts to Space Station from U.S. Soil Since 2011


Article Excerpt: "... As the final flight test for SpaceX, this mission will validate the company’s crew transportation system, including the launch pad, rocket, spacecraft, and operational capabilities. This also will be the first time NASA astronauts will test the spacecraft systems in orbit. Behnken and Hurley..."


Reference: spacecoastdaily.com

Thursday, April 9, 2020

NASA and Russia launch a new crew to the ISS


NASA and Russia launch a new crew to the ISS


Article Excerpt: "... One NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts headed to the space station after spending their preflight days in quarantine...The NASA TV livestream will return for the ISS docking procedure starting at 6:30 a.m. PT and the hatch opening at 9 a.m. PT..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Rocket City News: International Space Station will be visible from Huntsville 3 times this week


International Space Station will be visible from Huntsville 3 times this week


Article Excerpt: "... HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Since we’re all spending more time at home now, how about some stargazing? Or space station-gazing. The International Space Station will be visible from Huntsville at..."

Reference: www.waff.com

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