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  • International Space Station captures dramatic views of Hurricane Florence

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 12th, 2018

    Hurricane Florence continues to hone in on the U.S. East Coast at the Carolinas and could become the most damaging tropical cyclone to make landfall in that area in decades.

  • SpaceFlight Insider heading to Kazakhstan for Soyuz MS-09 launch coverage

    Derek RichardsonJune 1st, 2018

    Next week, three fresh crew members are set to launch to the International Space Station for a six-month stay as members of the Expedition 56/57 crews. A member the SpaceFlight Insider team is expected to be present in Kazakhstan to cover these events.

  • Germany wraps up a successful year in space

    Tomasz NowakowskiJanuary 3rd, 2015

    The past year – was a very successful and eventful one for the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Germany was active in the field of human spaceflight as the country’s astronaut, Alexander Gerst, spent six months aboard the International Space Station. DLR also played the lead role in the European Space Agency’s (ESA ) Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. […]

  • Astronauts successfully complete 27th US-led spacewalk

    SpaceFlight InsiderOctober 7th, 2014

    Today, Oct. 7, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst, completed their first spacewalk, successfully relocating a failed ammonia pump module to an external stowage platform. The duo also performed some maintenance, clean-up, and installation tasks outside the space station. Beginning their duties at 8:30 a.m. EDT (1230 GMT), Wiseman […]

  • Expedition 41 crew prepares for spacewalk

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 4th, 2014

    On Tuesday, Oct. 7 European Space Agency (ESA ) astronaut Alexander Gerst and NASA’s Reid Wiseman will exit the Quest airlock on the International Space Station (ISS) to spend the day outside working. They will open the airlock to exit the Station (egress in space jargon) at about 14:15 CEST and they are expected to return inside […]