Posts Tagged ‘ISS’

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Spacewalkers successfully complete EVA to replace failed EXT-1 MDM


Two spacewalkers – NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer – performed a short EVA on Tuesday to replace a recently failed piece of critical command and control…

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ISS astronauts complete 200th station EVA for maintenance tasks


Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) completed the 200th spacewalk in the station’s history, in order to perform a number of maintenance and upgrade tasks outside…

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Orbital ATK highlights advancements to Cygnus for CRS-2 contract flights


With their OA7- mission underway and currently berthed at the International Space Station, Orbital ATK is pressing forward with plans for the series of CRS-1 extended contract missions…

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S.S. John Glenn, OA-7 Cygnus resupply ship, arrives at Station


Orbital ATK’s Cygnus OA-7 resupply craft, the S.S. John Glenn, was berthed at the ISS Saturday morning.  The OA-7 Cygnus – packed with equipment and supplies for the…

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Soyuz MS-04 delivers two-member crew to ISS


The Soyuz MS-04 crew successfully launched atop a Soyuz-FG carrier rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, with two new crewmembers for Expedition 51.  Liftoff occurred…

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Atlas V conducts OA-7 Cygnus launch to the ISS


United Launch Alliance and Orbital ATK launched the OA-7 Cygnus mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday. Flying atop an Atlas V rocket, Cygnus departed the…

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Crew replace pane on ISS Cupola window


The crew on the International Space Station (ISS) have successfully replaced a window pane on the Cupola module. The operation was conducted without any risk to the crew,…

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Soyuz MS-02 returns three person crew back to Earth


Three crew members from the International Space Station (ISS) have completed their journey back to Earth on Monday, with undocking of their Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft occurring at 3:57…

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Commercial Crew on tight but achievable timeline for crewed flights in 2018


The long and arduous process of achieving commercial crew transportation services to space is closing in on an important milestone.  At a recent update to the NASA Advisory…

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Whitson to stay on the ISS for an additional three months


NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has been granted a three-month extension to her mission on the International Space Station (ISS). The decision, made between NASA and Roscosmos, avoids a…

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Astronauts complete second EVA to prepare ISS for future crew vehicles


International Space Station (ISS) crewmembers have conducted the second of three EVAs on Thursday, as they upgrade the station, perform routine maintenance, and prepare the station for the…

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In-space DNA sequencing success looks to increase capability with OA-7


When the SpaceX CRS-9 mission launched to the ISS last July, it took with it a first-of-a-kind experiment to examine the possibility of sequencing DNA in space.  Not…

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CRS-10 Dragon completes homecoming to conclude successful ISS mission


The latest SpaceX Dragon spacecraft concluded her mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Unberthing of the CRS-10 Dragon from the orbital outpost on Sunday began the critical…

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Dextre praised for aiding ISS battery upgrade


Dextre, Canada’s adventurous robot on the International Space Station (ISS), has – along with his team – been recognized by the Johnson Space Center (JSC) for the work…

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SpaceX science – Dragon delivers experiments for busy science period


SpaceX’s CRS-10 resupply mission has enjoyed a smooth period following its somewhat eventful berthing to the Station last month.  In the two weeks since the cargo craft arrived…

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Commercial rotation plans firming up as US Segment crew to increase early


With Dragon now returned to flight and safely berthed to the ISS, time is ticking closer to the start of commercial crew transportation services to the station. In…

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Progress MS-05 docks with ISS following Soyuz-U swansong


The Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, launched the Progress MS-05/66P resupply mission on Wednesday morning aboard the final Soyuz-U rocket in history.  Liftoff from pad 1/5 at the…

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CRS-10 Dragon completes rendezvous and berthing with Station


After lifting off from historic LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center, FL, on Sunday morning, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule for the SpX-10/CRS-10 mission has successfully completed rendezvous and berthing…

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SpaceX debuts Falcon 9 launch from 39A with CRS-10 Dragon mission


SpaceX has conducted its first launch from the Kennedy Space Center since the end of the Space Shuttle program, with a Falcon 9 flying from the historic Launch…

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ISS set for first commercial airlock for external payloads and cubesats


The International Space Station (ISS) is set to gain another addition in 2019, with the announcement of a milestone being achieved with the goal of launching a commercial…