Posts Tagged ‘EVA’

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Captain Cassidy – From Navy SEAL to Chief of the Astronaut Office


US Navy Captain Chris Cassidy, once described as “Chuck Norris, minus the restrictions of gravity”, has become the new Chief of the Astronaut Office. Capt. Cassidy amassed 182…

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Spacewalkers install new comms system for future vehicles


NASA astronauts Terry Virts and Barry “Butch” Wilmore stepped outside the ISS on Sunday on what was the final in a series of three spacewalks to prepare the…

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EVA-30 concludes latest ISS commercial crew preparations


NASA astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Terry Virts have completed another EVA on Wednesday, the second of three spacewalks to begin the arduous process of reconfiguring the exterior…

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NASA evaluting modified Shuttle ACES for Asteroid EVA


NASA experts are evaluating the use of a modified version of the famous Space Shuttle launch and entry suit – or Advanced Crew Escape Suit (ACES) – for…

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Russian EVA-40 concludes final ISS spacewalk of 2014


Following two successful US EVA that, among other tasks, saw the failed ammonia Pump Module relocation and Sequential Shunt Unit (SSU) changeout, the Russian members of the Expedition…

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American duo complete EVA to prepare ISS for commercial crew


Two US astronauts enjoyed a busy day outside the International Space Station (ISS), conducting the second of two recent spacewalks, replacing failed components and beginning the process of…

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EVA-27: Astronaut duo complete US spacewalk outside ISS


Astronauts Reid Wiseman of NASA and Alexander Gerst of ESA have successfully completed what was the first US EVA of the year on Tuesday. The pair outside performed…

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Russian spacewalkers successfully complete science-oriented EVA


Expedition 40 cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev successfully concluded a flawless spacewalk on Monday,  focused on science experiments placed on the exterior of the Russian segment of…

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CRS-4: SpaceX Dragon set for another ISS spacewalk save


SpaceX’s next Dragon spacecraft has been recruited to deliver a replacement set of batteries to the International Space Station (ISS), after an issue during ground testing caused NASA…

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EVA-38: Frustration morphs into success during Russian spacewalk


Two Russian cosmonauts, Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev, ventured out into the vacuum of space for a spacewalk on Thursday, tasked with carrying out important work – including…

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Astronauts completed speedy EVA to replace failed EXT-2 MDM


Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have completed an Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) during Wednesday to Remove and Replace (R&R) a failed external computer module. The…

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Spacewalk set to fix external MDM failure on ISS


The International Space Station (ISS) suffered a failure of an external computer known as a Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) on Friday night (11 April), which will require a spacewalk on…

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NASA issue sobering EMU water leak investigation update


The investigation report into Luca Parmitano’s eventful spacewalk last year provided some sobering reminders of the need to be vigilant in the face of any and all minor issues…

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SpaceX realign Dragon’s CRS-3 launch to March 16


Dragon’s next trip to the International Space Station (ISS) is now targeting a launch date of NET (No Earlier Than) March 16, following consultation between SpaceX and NASA….

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Russian EVA duo install Earth-observing cameras


Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazanskyi ventured outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday to install two commercial Earth-observing cameras on the exterior of the Russian…

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Russian duo break EVA record – Main task suffers issue


Expedition 38 Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy broke the Russian spacewalk duration record on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, following…

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Astronauts complete installation of new ISS Pump Module


Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have completed the replacement of a failed Pump Module outside the station. The spacewalk, designated US EVA-25, took place on…

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Spacewalkers complete first Pump Module replacement EVA


US astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have completed the first of the planned Extra Vehicular Activities (EVAs) to replace a failed Pump Module outside the orbital…

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ISS suffers external coolant loop issue – contingency spacewalks planned


The International Space Station (ISS) is currently experiencing an issue with one of its two external ammonia coolant loops, with one loop operating much too cold due to…

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SpaceX’s CRS-3 Dragon recruited for ISS spacesuit relay


SpaceX’s next Dragon mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will involve the delivery of a replacement Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), allowing for the return of a faulty suit on the…