Posts Tagged ‘EVA’

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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…

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Troublesome ISS EVA conducts Olympic torch relay in space


Expedition 37 Flight Engineers Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy have concluded their EVA-36 spacewalk, which opened with the unique event of conducting an Olympic torch relay on the outside…

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ISS crew: From fixing valves to photographing the spectacular


Despite the government shutdown that had impacted on the majority of NASA, the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) are continuing their busy work in space. The…

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Soyuz TMA-08M returns Expedition 36 back to Earth


The Russian Soyuz TMA-08M undocked from the International Space Station, ahead of successfully returning its three person crew safely to the steppe of Kazakhstan early on Wednesday morning….

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Root cause breakthrough during Luca’s leaky EMU investigation


The International Space Station (ISS) crew have managed to recreate the substantial water leak in Luca Parmitano’s faulty spacesuit, the cause of the premature end to EVA-23 last…

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Russian duo complete EVA-35 – Luca recalls EVA drama


Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin have completed their second spacewalk in the space of a week, as preparations continue for the arrival of the…

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Russian EVA breaks record – EMU troubleshooting continues


Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin have completed the first of two spacewalks to prepare the International Space Station (ISS) for the arrival of the…

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Progress M-20M arrives at ISS with spacesuit repair tools


Russia’s Progress M-20M spacecraft, known in NASA’s numbering scheme as Progress 52 (52P), launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8:45 PM GMT on Saturday. The spacecraft…

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NASA team close in on root cause of Luca’s leaking EMU


NASA’s Anomaly Resolution Team (ART) are continuing to investigate the cause of the water leak that terminated EVA-23 last week. Evaluations on Luca Parmitano suit have ruled out…

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EVA-23 terminated due to Parmitano EMU issue


NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano were hard at work outside the International Space Station (ISS) for the second time in only a week. However,…

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EVA-22: Cassidy and Parmitano complete ISS spacewalk


Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency have completed the first of two key EVAs on the outside of…

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Russian duo complete ambitious ISS spacewalk


Highly experienced Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and debut spacewalker Alexander Misurkin conducted an EVA lasting over six hours on the outside of the International Space Station on Monday….

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Successful EVA likely to have resolved ammonia leak


Spacewalkers Chris Cassidy (EV-1) and Tom Marshburn (EV-2) ventured outside of the Quest Airlock on Saturday, in search of the source of an ammonia leak. The duo investigated…

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Ammonia leak on ISS prompts contingency spacewalks


A sudden increase in a previously small ammonia leak in the coolant lines of a power channel on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS) has prompted…

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Gerstenmaier expands on recently announced asteroid mission


In a recent presentation to the human exploration and operations committee of the NASA Advisory Counsel (NAC), William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate,…

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Cosmonauts successfully conclude Russian spacewalk


Two Russian cosmonauts have been hard at work outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, conducting a spacewalk for the purposes of routine maintenance on the Russian…

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Sochi Winter Olympics torch relay to include ISS spacewalk


In what will be a truly unique event, the Olympic torch for the 2014 Winter Games will ride up to the International Space Station on Soyuz TMA-11M in…

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Astronaut duo complete spacewalk on ISS to isolate ammonia leak


Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) stepped outside the orbiting outpost on Thursday to successfully perform an unexpected, US segment-based spacewalk to fix an ammonia leak…

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ISS program planning spacewalks to repair power channel faults outside station


International Space Station (ISS) program managers are currently hard at work preparing for at least one, and potentially two, upcoming and unplanned spacewalks to repair external faults relating…

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Spacewalk Success as second EVA installs troublesome MBSU-1


International Space Station (ISS) astronauts Suni Williams and Aki Hoshide have successfully installed the Main Bus Switching Unit-1 (MBSU-1) that proved to be troublesome during US EVA-18 last…