Archiv: International Space Station / Internationale Weltraumstation (ISS)

28.08.2021 - 19:32 [ TASS ]

Dragon launch with cargo for ISS canceled due to weather conditions

The US launch of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle with the Dragon spacecraft, has been cancelled due to weather conditions, the American company SpaceX twitted on Saturday.

09.04.2021 - 11:00 [ France24 ]

Three-man Soyuz flight honouring Gagarin blasts off for ISS

Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei lifted off from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at the expected time of 0742 GMT, footage broadcast by NASA TV showed, with docking expected at 1107 GMT.

03.04.2021 - 18:24 [ ORF ]

Russland verlängert Weltraumkooperation mit USA

Die Entscheidung über eine Verlängerung des in die Jahre gekommenen Milliardenprojekts sei „auf höchsten Ebenen“ getroffen worden, hieß es damals vom russischen Raumfahrtunternehmen RKK Energija.

15.11.2020 - 16:58 [ France24 ]

SpaceX astronauts prepare for lift-off in first ‘operational’ flight to ISS

Three Americans — Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker — and Japan’s Soichi Noguchi will blast off at 7:27 pm Sunday (0027 GMT Monday) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

14.10.2020 - 13:40 [ U.S.News ]

Russian-US Crew Launches on Fast Track to the Space Station

For the first time, they tried a two-orbit approach and docked with the space station in just a little over three hours after lift-off. Previously it took twice as long for crews to reach the station.

20.06.2020 - 01:48 [ Reuters ]

Boeing names new Space Station chief in latest change affecting program

Boeing’s senior vice president of space and launch, Jim Chilton, told employees in an email Friday that Mulholland’s new role will “reflect the continuing evolution of the International Space Station,” whose 20-year anniversary of housing humans in low-Earth orbit comes later this year.

11.06.2020 - 14:38 [ Spaceflight Now ]

NASA anticipates August return for Hurley and Behnken

The space station has two docking ports outfitted to receive Crew Dragon and Starliner spacecraft. Once the Crew Dragon and Starliner vehicles are operational, NASA expects both ports will be used simultaneously to accommodate visiting crew and cargo ships.

30.05.2020 - 15:45 [ NBC / Youtube ]

Live: SpaceX, NASA Launch U.S. Astronauts To International Space Station | NBC News

Watch live coverage as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and NASA make a second attempt at liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule with two U.S. astronauts. This is the first mission of its kind to the International Space Station in nearly a decade.

30.05.2020 - 02:44 [ NASA / Youtube ]

What’s the Status of NASA and SpaceX’s Mission to Launch Astronauts to Space?

NASA and SpaceX now are targeting 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 30, for the launch of the first commercially built and operated American rocket and spacecraft carrying astronauts to the space station.

28.05.2020 - 00:00 [ The Hill ]

SpaceX postpones manned mission to space station amid weather concerns

SpaceX scrubbed plans to launch the first American astronauts into orbit from U.S. soil on Wednesday as thunderstorms tore through Florida’s Space Coast, temporarily thwarting a highly anticipated test that could determine the future of American space flight.

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken were slated to blast off to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX’s Dragon Crew capsule at 4:33 p.m.

26.05.2020 - 01:23 [ ABC ]

NASA astronauts go back to the future with capsule launch

This fresh take on a vintage look will be on full display Wednesday when SpaceX plans to launch NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station — a first for a private company.

20.05.2020 - 03:13 [ NASA ]

NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 Astronauts to Arrive at Kennedy on Wednesday

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are set to arrive at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, one week before the pair’s scheduled launch to the International Space Station on the SpaceX Demo-2 mission.

20.05.2020 - 03:07 [ NASA ]

Crew Dragon Spacecraft Arrives at Launch Complex for NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2

18.5.2020 This will be the first launch of American astronauts on an American rocket from American soil to the International Space Station since the final flight of the space shuttle in 2011.

20.05.2020 - 01:52 [ Ars Technica ]

NASA’s human spaceflight chief just resigned, and the timing couldn’t be worse

The timing of Doug Loverro’s departure is terrible, with NASA’s first launch of humans in nearly nine years due to occur in just eight days.

The space agency offered a bland statement regarding Loverro’s resignation as Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) at NASA.

17.04.2020 - 16:05 [ LA Times ]

Space station crew returns to a changed Earth after more than 200 days in orbit

A U.S.-Russian space crew landed safely Friday in the steppes of Kazakhstan, greeted with extra safety precautions brought on by a pandemic that didn’t exist when they left the Earth

07.03.2020 - 06:52 [ ABC News ]

SpaceX launches station supplies, nails 50th rocket landing

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.

12.02.2020 - 02:31 [ TASS ]

NASA to keep using Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft in 2021 fiscal year — budget proposal

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.

25.12.2019 - 18:15 [ Rare Earth / Youtube ]

Space Oddity


A revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.

25.12.2019 - 18:12 [ ]

Chris Hadfield Teaches Space Exploration

01 Introduction

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.

08.12.2019 - 19:21 [ TASS ]

Astronauts begin operation on SpaceX Dragon’s docking with ISS

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.

06.12.2019 - 11:53 [ MDR ]

Mit bloßem Auge zu sehen: Die ISS als Abendstern

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

22.11.2019 - 20:08 [ CBS News ]

Spacewalkers press ahead with space station cosmic ray detector repair

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.

08.10.2019 - 21:51 [ RT ]

Putin decorates NASA astronaut Nick Hague with Order of Courage over failed Soyuz launch

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.

08.10.2019 - 21:48 [ ORF ]

Putin zeichnet US-Astronauten mit hohem Orden aus

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.

11.08.2019 - 14:14 [ National Aeronautics and Space Administration ]

The Space Station Crosses a Spotless Sun


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.

27.07.2019 - 22:52 [ Space ]

Used SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Arrives at Space Station for Record 3rd Time

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.

16.06.2019 - 11:31 [ Christina H Koch, current resident of the International @Space_Station / Twitter ]

Years ago at the South Pole, I looked up to the aurora for inspiration through the 6-month winter night. Now I know they’re just as awe inspiring from above. #nofilter


08.06.2019 - 16:04 [ ]

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

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.

04.05.2019 - 22:45 [ NASA ]

SpaceX Falcon 9 conducts Saturday launch of CRS-17 Dragon

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.

18.04.2019 - 06:22 [ Space ]

Antares Rocket Launches Cygnus Cargo Ship on Marathon Mission for NASA

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.

14.03.2019 - 22:05 [ Reuters ]

Russian space rocket lifts off with astronauts who survived rocket failure

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.

13.02.2019 - 04:10 [ Xinhuanet ]

U.S. to extend use of Russian spacecraft for ISS mission until April 2020 : report

„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.

05.01.2019 - 16:20 [ Motherbbord ]

An Astronaut Accidentally Dialed 911 From the International Space Station

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.

26.12.2018 - 05:14 [ ]

Report: ISS Hole Drilled From the Inside, Cosmonaut Says

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.

12.11.2018 - 13:25 [ ]

Space Station May Be Stranded; Here’s When U.S. Rockets Can Get There

(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.

12.11.2018 - 13:22 [ ]

Soyuz Rocket’s Launch-Abort Close Call Highlights Poor Space-Policy Decisions (Op-Ed)

(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?

12.11.2018 - 13:07 [ Mary Lynne Dittmar, Ph.D., CEO Coalition Deep Space Exploration; @NASA advisor / Twitter ]

This circulated at @Boeing @NASA and #USA back when I was on @Space_Station Program. I left #ISS in 2002 and it was well before that – late ‘90’s? – but do not know the source. My recollection is it emerged as “commentary” during discussions re: Shuttle privatization.


12.11.2018 - 12:52 [ ]

How The International Space Station Could Operate Commercially

(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.

12.11.2018 - 12:37 [ ]

NASA’s leader wants to privatize the International Space Station. It’s a remarkably terrible idea.

(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.

12.11.2018 - 12:31 [ Washington Post ]

NASA’s new administrator says he’s talking to companies about taking over operations of the International Space Station

(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.”

11.10.2018 - 17:23 [ Ruptly / Youtube ]

*REFEED* Roscomos shows Soyuz MS-10 crew arriving in Baikonur

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.

11.10.2018 - 17:12 [ RT Deutsch / Youtube ]

Aufnahmen der Such- und Rettungsaktion nach Notlandung der ISS Besatzung

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.

11.10.2018 - 17:11 [ SciNews / Youtube ]

#SoyuzMS10: Soyuz MS-10 launch failure

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

11.10.2018 - 17:07 [ euronews / Youtube ]

Notlandung der Sojus nach missglücktem Raketenstart – 2 Mann an Bord wohlauf

Der Start einer bemannten russischen Raumkapsel zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS ist nach russischen Medienberichten fehlgeschlagen.

06.06.2018 - 19:42 [ Spiegel ]

Alexander Gerst hat auf dem Weg zur ISS die Umlaufbahn sicher erreicht

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.

11.05.2018 - 15:02 [ Dallas News ]

Ted Cruz calls Trump effort to phase out International Space Station ‚irresponsible‘

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.

05.04.2018 - 04:43 [ Spaceflight Now ]

Dragon cargo capsule reaches space station for second time

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.

06.04.2011 - 02:14 [ RIA Novosti ]

Alles nach Plan zum 50er: Raumschiff „Gagarin“ erreicht berechneten Orbit

Das bemannte Raumschiff „Gagarin“ (Sojus TMA-21) hat sich von seiner Sojus-FG-Trägerrakete getrennt und die berechnete Umlaufbahn erreicht, auf der es sich der Internationalen Raumstation ISS annähert.

04.04.2011 - 19:54 [ Der Standard ]

Die Sojus hebt in Richtung Raumstation ab

Nach der Verschiebung des ursprünglich für Ende März geplanten Sojus-Starts um ein paar Tage steht nun der definitive Starttermin fest. In der Nacht auf den 5. April (Dienstag) wird der Erinnerungsflug an Juri Gagarin stattfinden. Vor 50 Jahren, am 12. April 1961, war Gagarin als erster Mensch ins All geflogen.

18.03.2011 - 00:34 [ Der Standard ]

Sojus-Flug zur Raumstation verschoben

Ausgerechnet der Gagarin-Jubiläumsflug muss wegen eines technischen Problems verschoben werden