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  • ISS’ power generation system to get crucial update

    Tomasz NowakowskiJanuary 3rd, 2017

    Two upcoming International Space Station (ISS) spacewalks slated for January are expected to result in a crucial update of the orbital lab’s power generating system. Expedition 50 crew are scheduled to venture outside the ISS on Jan. 6 and 13 in order to replace the old nickel-hydrogen batteries with new lithium-ion batteries on the station’s truss structure.

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: 50 years of EVA, Alexei Leonov steps into the black

    James RiceMarch 18th, 2015

    Fifty years ago today, March 18, the first person in human history conducted an extra-vehicular activity (EVA) which took him outside the safe confines of their spacecraft. Alexei Leonov, a cosmonaut with the former Soviet Union, achieved this milestone in human history when he exited his Voskhod spacecraft. The feat occurred during a time when the race […]

  • The ultimate ‘Cable Guys’ complete last of three spacewalks

    Joe LatrellMarch 1st, 2015

    Two astronauts completed upgrades to the ISS today in a picture perfect spacewalk. Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts journeyed outside the station once more to complete their third and final spacewalk. The upgrades to the station will allow new International Docking Adapters (IDAs) to be installed later this year. The IDAs will be completed later […]

  • Astronauts complete 185th ISS EVA

    Joe LatrellFebruary 21st, 2015

    Two astronauts stepped outside the comfort of the International Space Station (ISS) and began the first of three spacewalks designed to upgrade the orbiting laboratory and prepare it for the arrival of commercial vehicles in the coming years. The spacewalk started just behind schedule at 7:45 am EST (1247 GMT). Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Terry Virts set […]

  • NASA issues new days for upcoming ISS spacewalks

    Jason RhianFebruary 19th, 2015

    NASA has released new dates for three planned spacewalks that are now scheduled to take place on Saturday, Feb. 21; Wednesday, Feb. 25; and Sunday, March 1. These extra-vehicular activities or “EVAs” are being conducted to prepare the International Space Station (ISS ) for the inclusion of new docking ports that will greet planned U.S. […]

  • Busy week on station: cosmonauts prepare for spacewalk and Dragon is set for departure

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 20th, 2014

    A busy week has just started for the multi-national crew onboard the International Space Station (ISS) as a pair of Russian cosmonauts suited up for a dry run of the planned Wednesday, Oct. 22 spacewalk. Meanwhile SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft will remain with the ISS for a few more days. Commander Max Suraev and Flight Engineer Alexander Samokutyaev […]