Archiv: International Space Station / Internationale Raumstation (ISS)

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 - 17:12 [ 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

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.