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ISS Reviews Upcoming Software Changes for Visiting Vehicles


As the International Space Station prepares to enter a new era of governmental (ATV, HTV, and Progress) and commercial (SpaceX’s Dragon and Orbital’s Cygnus) unmanned resupply services, the ISS…

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NASA Discusses STS-133 Mission Timeline Requirements And Guidelines


With the MOD FRR (Mission Operations Directorate Flight Readiness Review) and the Space Shuttle Program (SSP) FRR complete, NASA is quickly approaching the final stretch of Discovery’s pad…

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ETCS Pump Module changeout success following epic ISS EVA


International Space Station (ISS) astronauts Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell-Dyson have completed their third specialized spacewalk to kick off a week that will hopefully result in the return…

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Opening ISS spacewalk to replace coolant pump completed


NASA’s Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson have completed their eventful opening EVA to changeout a failed ammonia coolant Pump Module (PM) on the International Space Station’s (ISS)…

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Two EVAs set up for ETCS coolant Pump Module changeout on ISS


Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson will undertake two EVAs – on Saturday and Wednesday – slipping twice on the initial schedule – to changeout an…

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EVA-2 completes eventful ATA replacement – previous EVA issues reviewed


After a day of internal Discovery/ISS activities, the STS-131/19A and Expedition 23 crews once again focused their efforts on the exterior of the orbiting science laboratory for the…

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NASA evaluates STS-131 Mission Timelines as Discovery heads toward S0007


With Discovery’s opening launch attempt on the STS-131 mission now officially set for Monday, April 5 at 6:21:22 a.m., final pre-countdown operations are underway at Launch Pad 39A…

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NASA continues evaluations for ISS Dual Docked Operations


Following initially positive opening investigations into the possibility of allowing a Space Shuttle orbiter to be present (i.e. docked) to the International Space Station (ISS) during Russian Progress…

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STS-130: Agency FRR approves February 7 launch date for Endeavour


The Agency Flight Readiness Review (FRR) has concluded with the approval for Endeavour to take an opening launch attempt on February 7. As part of the standard readiness…

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Cold weather delays STS-130 pad flow – Right SRB undergoes troubleshooting


Hypergolic loading of the STS-130 stack has suffered a slight delay due to unacceptable temperatures at Pad 39A, allowing for troubleshooting to take place with the Hydraulic Power…

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Soyuz TMA-17 arrives as ISS and SSP evaluate Dual-Docked Ops scenarios


International Space Station Program (ISSP) and Space Shuttle Program (SSP) engineers have updated NASA on the safety issues pertaining to Dual-Docked Operations (DDO) between the Space Shuttle and…

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STS-127 completes EVA-1 – Fuel Cell issue monitored by MMT


Endeavour’s Dave Wolf and the ISS’s Tim Kopra ventured outside the Shuttle/Station complex on Saturday and completed the first of five EVAs (spacewalks) scheduled for the STS-127 mission.  Meanwhile, the…

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Kibo joins the ISS during EVA-1, SARJ issue – No Focused Inspection


STS-124’s busy schedule for Flight Day 4 is coming to a close following EVA-1, which was conducted by Mike Fossum and Ron Garan – who helped prepare Kibo…

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Discovery Docks with ISS – CO2/Airflow solution – Pad damaged


Discovery has docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Flight Day 3 of STS-124’s mission. Prior to linking up with the Station, Discovery performed the Rbar Pitch…

EVA-1 and JLP installation completed – Endeavour’s TPS cleared


STS-123’s EVA-1 – the opening spacewalk of the mission – has been completed, while the Shuttle Robotic Manipulator System (SRMS) arm has relocated the newly arrived JLP to…

STS-122 may still be extended as part of SARJ effort


NASA managers are considering extending STS-122’s docked stage by an addition of two days, allowing for further evaluations of the starboard SARJ (Solar Alpha Rotary Joint) on the…

NASA evaluating spacesuit problem – EVAs on hold


Cut gloves during STS-120 and a failed EMU (Extravehicular Mobility Unit) test are undergoing large scale evaluations by NASA engineers, with a resolution to the latter required before…

STS-122 rollover advanced as NASA evaluates ISS power options


While Discovery continues the STS-120 mission on orbit, the next flight is building up a head of steam in preparations for STS-122, with Atlantis now rolling over on…

An array of spacewalk tasks completed via EVA-2


Flight Day 6 of mission STS-120 has seen the completion of a challenging EVA-2, conducted by spacewalkers Scott Parazynski (EV1) and Dan Tani (EV2). The six hour, 33…

ISS visitations and construction to increase


The International Space Station is changing. Size-wise, shape-wise and crew-wise, the multi-national complex currently circling Earth is very different from the modest, two-roomed outpost first seen by cosmonaut…