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News Archive / Tagged: International Space Station

  • OA-9 Cygnus resupply mission postponed by 24 hours to May 21

    Lloyd CampbellMay 18th, 2018

    Orbital ATK's next resupply mission to the International Space Station has been postponed 24 hours, according to the company. The OA-9 Cygnus cargo spacecraft's flight into space atop an Antares rocket had originally been scheduled for May 20, 2018.

  • Spacewalking astronauts swap ISS coolant pumps

    Derek RichardsonMay 17th, 2018

    Two NASA astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on May 16, 2018, for a 6.5-hour-long spacewalk. They were tasked with rearranging coolant pumps and replacing external cameras and antennas.

  • OA-9 Cygnus named in honor of J.R. Thompson

    Jason RhianMay 8th, 2018

    The OA-9 Cygnus spacecraft, currently scheduled to launch on May 20 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia - has a name. Breaking with tradition of how these vehicles have been named in the past, the OA-9 Cygnus will not bear the name of a former astronaut.

  • CRS-14 Dragon returns experiments, hardware to Earth

    Derek RichardsonMay 5th, 2018

    Wrapping up a one-month stay at the International Space Station, SpaceX’s CRS-14 Dragon cargo ship returned to Earth with several thousand pounds of equipment for repair and experiments for further analysis.

  • High seas force postponement of CRS-14 Dragon departure from ISS

    Derek RichardsonMay 2nd, 2018

    Originally scheduled for May 2, 2018, SpaceX’s CRS-14 Dragon cargo ship, which is currently attached to the International Space Station, is now expected to return to Earth May 5, according to NASA.

  • Fabrication for commercial ISS airlock ‘Bishop’ underway

    Heather SmithApril 29th, 2018

    Houston-based NanoRacks recently announced that its airlock module named “Bishop” completed its critical design review, allowing engineers to begin building the commercial airlock, which is bound for the International Space Station.

  • NASA upgrading ground stations used for emergency ISS communications

    Derek RichardsonApril 27th, 2018

    NASA is currently upgrading ground stations utilized in the backup system for communicating with the International Space Station (ISS), the U.S. space agency said in an April 24, 2018, news release.

  • NASA and Boeing add option for extended Starliner Crew Flight Test

    Derek RichardsonApril 9th, 2018

    With the timeline for the first operational human flights for the Commercial Crew Program gradually slipping to the right and into 2019, Boeing last year proposed adding a third crew member to the first Crew Flight Test of the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station, NASA announced.

  • CRS-14 Dragon berths with International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonApril 4th, 2018

    The CRS-14 Dragon capsule rendezvous and berthed with the International Space Station after a two-day trek to the orbiting outpost. Capture by the robotic Canadarm2 took place at 6:40 a.m. EDT (10:40 GMT) April 4, 2018.

  • Video: CRS-14 launches to International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonApril 4th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Lifting off at 4:30 p.m. EDT (20:30 GMT) April 2, 2018, a SpaceX Falcon 9 sent the CRS-14 Dragon capsule on its way toward the International Space Station. The following video was captured and put together by the SpaceFlight Insider visual team.

  • SpaceX CRS-14 Dragon heading toward ISS after successful Falcon 9 launch

    Derek RichardsonApril 2nd, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched its sixth Falcon 9 of 2018, this time to send the unpiloted CRS-14 Dragon cargo ship on its way toward the International Space Station with several thousand pounds of food, experiments and hardware for the six-person Expedition 55 crew.

  • SpaceX CRS-14 mission all set for science

    Bart LeahyMarch 31st, 2018

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- SpaceX is set to send its next Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station with three tons of supplies and science. The CRS-14 mission will include materials to help the Expeditions 55 and 56 crews conduct and monitor more than 200 science and technology investigations.

  • Astronauts complete all US EVA-49 tasks despite limited duration

    Derek RichardsonMarch 29th, 2018

    Less than a week after arriving at the International Space Station in Soyuz MS-08 for a five-month stay, two astronauts donned spacesuits to venture outside the complex for a six-hour spacewalk—U.S. EVA-49.

  • International Space Station crew size doubles with Soyuz MS-08 docking

    Derek RichardsonMarch 24th, 2018

    The International Space Station returned to its full crew compliment of six people after the three-person Soyuz MS-08 docked with the orbiting outpost to join the ongoing Expedition 55.

  • Gallery: Soyuz MS-08 launches toward ISS

    Derek RichardsonMarch 21st, 2018

    In the sparsely populated Kazakh Steppe in Kazakhstan, Russia's state-run space corporation, Roscosmos, launched three people to the International Space Station. Soyuz MS-08 lifted off pad 1/5 at 1:44 p.m. EDT (17:44 GMT) March 21, 2018, from Baikonur Cosmodrome.