The Falcon rocket blasted off with 4,300 pounds (1,950 kilograms) of equipment and experiments for the International Space Station. Just minutes later, the spent first-stage booster made a dramatic midnight landing back at Cape Canaveral, its return accompanied by sonic booms.
NASA will keep using Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft to deliver its astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2021 fiscal year that starts on October 1, NASA said it its 2021 budget request summary, published on Monday.
Koch of NASA is expected to touch down in the Kazakh steppes with colleagues Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency at 0912 GMT after 328 days in space.
A revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.
Meet your instructor: Chris Hadfield, retired astronaut and former Commander of the International Space Station. In his first lesson, Chris reflects on overcoming the impossible to explore outer space.
02 Astronaut Training
To become an astronaut, you have to become an expert on everything. Chris outlines the scope of an astronaut’s training from leadership skills to survival skills.
In den nächsten Wochen wollen die Astronauten herausfinden, wie Gerste bei Schwerelosigkeit gemälzt werden kann.
SpaceX Dragon was launched by Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on December 5. The spacecraft will deliver to the ISS some 2.5 tonnes of cargo, including 998 kg for a series of 38 scientific experiments.
Die ISS wird bis zum 12. Dezember 2019 immer wieder am Abend mit bloßem Auge über Mitteldeutschland zu sehen sein. Die Zeit ist der Sichtungsbeginn an, die Himmelsrichtung gibt an, wo die ISS erscheint:
06. Dezember 16:51 Uhr, Höhe 27 Grad West
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer was designed to detect high-energy cosmic rays in long-term research to learn what happened to the antimatter presumably cooked up in the big bang. It also is looking for clues about the nature of unseen dark matter and the equally mysterious dark energy that is speeding up the expansion of the universe.
NASA astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin were all set to join the ISS in October 2018 when their Soyuz launch was dramatically aborted just minutes after take-off due to a booster malfunction. It was the first such failure for a Russian manned space launch for decades.
Hague und Owtschinin wurden durch den Fehlstart nicht von ihrer Leidenschaft für den Weltraum abgebracht. Sie starteten im März erneut Richtung ISS und kehrten am Donnerstag nach 203 Tagen gemeinsam mit ihrem Kollegen Hassa al-Mansuri aus den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten zur Erde zurück.
Transiting the Sun is not very unusual for the ISS, which orbits the Earth about every 90 minutes, but getting one’s timing and equipment just right for a great image is rare. Strangely, besides that fake spot, in this recent two-image composite, the Sun lacked any real sunspots. The featured picture combines two images — one capturing the space station transiting the Sun — and another taken consecutively capturing details of the Sun’s surface. Sunspots have been rare on the Sun since the dawn of the current Solar Minimum, a period of low solar activity. For reasons not yet fully understood, the number of sunspots occurring during both the previous and current solar minima have been unusually low.
SpaceX’s robotic Dragon cargo capsule arrived at the International Space Station today (July 27), ending a two-day orbital chase and setting a new record for SpaceX’s reusable spacecraft.
NASA will open the International Space Station to tourists from 2020.
The US space agency said it would open the orbiting lab up to new commercial opportunities including space tourism from next year, it was announced today.
The next Progress MS-12 cargo spacecraft is due to blast off towards the ISS on July 31, 2019.
Another experiment, Photobioreactor, will study the feasibility of using biological processes as part of the life support system on future long-duration space missions. The experiment will cultivate microscopic algae, Chlorella vulgaris, aboard the space station’s Destiny laboratory. The algae consume carbon dioxide and give off oxygen, while also producing nutritional biomass that could be consumed by astronauts.
The US Space X aerospace company has launched the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon spacecraft with the cargo for the International Space Station (ISS) crew.
An Antares rocket soared into the afternoon sky over Virginia on Wednesday (April 17) carrying tons of NASA supplies — and 40 intrepid mice — to the International Space Station.
The Soyuz MS-12 took off at 1914 GMT, as planned, and is due to bring Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and U.S. astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch to the International Space Station around eight hours later.
Die „Crew Dragon“ der Raumfahrtfirma von Tech-Milliardär Elon Musk brachte zudem 180 Kilogramm Nachschub zur ISS.
SpaceX Crew Dragon Hatch Opened, Astronauts Enter
„So, Nick Hague starts his mission on March 14 (2019) on the Soyuz MS-12 and returns to Earth on Dec. 18 on the Soyuz MS-13, while Andrew Morgan will travel to the orbital station on Soyuz MS-13 on July 6 and will return on Soyuz MS-15 in April 2020“, the source said.
Kuipers revealed on Wednesday that in trying to make a call—by pressing 9 and then 011 for an international line—he missed a crucial number, triggering an alert at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
“The next day I received an email message: Did you call 911?” Kuipers, a 60-year-old astronaut with the European Space Agency, told Dutch radio show Met Het Oog Op Morgen.
Scientists noticed a pressure leak on the ISS back on Aug. 29 of this year. They determined the source was a 2-millimeter hole in the Soyuz capsule and quickly filled it up with epoxy. NASA reported that the astronauts were never in any danger.
Since then, photos of the hole revealed that it looked an awful lot like a drill hole. Russian authorities intimated that it could have come from “deliberate spoilage,” but stopped short of making direct accusations.
Weiche Landung und der Geruch von Schnee: Alexander Gerst freut sich, wieder festen Boden unter den Füßen zu haben.
Russia’s Progress MS-10 cargo spaceship has docked to the International Space Station (ISS) after a two-day flight, a spokesman for the missioncontrol center said on Sunday.
(11.10.2018) Russia grounded all space flights after a Soyuz rocket failure Thursday, putting the International Space Station at risk and adding pressure on Boeing (BA) and SpaceX to get their rockets ready for NASA service.
(16.10.2018) One of the cornerstones of the current space policy is to somehow „privatize“ or „commercialize“ the ISS by 2024-2025 and to use the „savings“ from that privatization to help fund the program. The idea of operating the ISS profitably is so preposterous that I don’t feel a need to comment further here. Besides, from where is the funding to come before 2024-2025?
What this look back shows is consistently poor policy decisions going back at least 14 years. What will happen to NASA and U.S. spaceflight in the coming years?
(14.3.2018) Printing organs for people on the transplant list could be a viable ISS business too. Sometime this year, Techshot will send up its 3D space biofabrication lab to the ISS to test organ printing in microgravity.
Currently, stomachs and other pliable organs can be printed on earth with the help of a supporting structure. However, a more complex organ like a heart can’t be printed because it would be damaged by gravity when the support scaffolding is removed.
Copeland also said that stem cells have been developed faster in microgravity vs. on earth.
(9.6.2018) Since taking office as NASA’s administrator in April, Jim Bridenstine (previously a member of Congress from Oklahoma with no scientific background) has pushed this scheme, most recently in an interview this week with the Washington Post.
(5.6.2018) “We’re in a position now where there are people out there that can do commercial management of the International Space Station,” Bridenstine said in his first extensive interview since being sworn in as NASA administrator in April. “I’ve talked to many large corporations that are interested in getting involved in that through a consortium, if you will.”
NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin were on board the spacecraft, which was scheduled to dock to the International Space Station (ISS) later in the day.
Eine russische Sojus-Rakete mit zwei Besatzungsmitgliedern musste wegen einer Fehlfunktion eines Zusatztriebwerks beim Start notlanden. Die Stelle, an der die Kapsel mit beiden Besatzungsmitgliedern landete, wurde umgehend von einem Helikopter und Geländefahrzeugen der Rettungsmannschaft aufgespürt.
A Soyuz-FG rocket launched the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft with International Space Station Expedition 57-58 crew members, NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on 11 October 2018, at 08:40 UTC (14:40 local time). Due to a booster error, the spacecraft entered a ballistic descend and the crew landed in Kazakhstan. Credits: NASA/Roscosmos
Der Start einer bemannten russischen Raumkapsel zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS ist nach russischen Medienberichten fehlgeschlagen.
„The situation on the International Space Station is under control and the cosmonauts are already fixing the problem with the air leak,“ the Roscosmos press office said.
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst enters the Space Station for the Horizons mission, 8 June 2018.
Bis Freitag ist Alexander Gerst mit dem Russen Sergej Prokopjew und der US-Amerikanerin Serena Auñón-Chancellor im engen Raumschiff „Sojus MS-09“ unterwegs zur ISS. 34-mal wird die Crew die Erde umrunden, bis sie an die Raumstation andockt.
Despite his resistance to Trump’s plans for the space station, Cruz has been a supporter of commercializing space efforts since taking over the Commerce Committee panel that deals with NASA.
On Tuesday, he said that efforts to reach Mars can’t only be done with government dollars. Instead, he argued, Washington should fund NASA while also incentivizing the private sector to expand investments in space.
A commercial Dragon spacecraft glacially approached the International Space Station on Wednesday, allowing a robotic arm controlled by Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai to reach out and grapple the supply ship as it soared 250 miles over Africa, completing SpaceX’s 14th mission to the research complex, and the second by the same capsule.