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  • Expedition 38 ends as crew members touch down in Kazakhstan

    Josh TallisMarch 11th, 2014

    Monday brought three astronauts of the International Space Station’s Expedition 38 crew back to Earth, signaling and end to their si. NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins, alongside cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), touched down in a remote stretch of the Kazakhstan steppes late Monday (EDT) having bear witness […]

  • Expedition 38 departs, JAXA’s Wakata become first Japanese ISS commander

    Collin SkocikMarch 9th, 2014

    On Monday at 8:02 p.m. GMT, the Russian Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft will detach from the International Space Station (ISS) and plummet toward Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. The vessel’s departure will see the return of the ISS’ Expedition 38 crew to Earth. Commander Oleg Kotov joined by flight engineers Mike Hopkins and Sergei Ryazanskiy came aboard the space station back in September and have since […]

  • Orbital’s C. Gordon Fullerton ‘Cygnus’ spacecraft departs International Space Station

    Jason RhianFebruary 18th, 2014

    The Expedition 38 crew on board the International Space Station (ISS) said their farewells to a fellow traveler today. The Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Cygnus spacecraft (dubbed the C. Gordon Fullerton in honor of a recently-deceased astronaut) was unberthed from the space station today, Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:41 a.m. EST (1141 GMT).

  • Opinion: The future of International Space and its Station

    Space Safety MagazineFebruary 4th, 2014

    Washington D.C. played host to space agency representatives from 32 nations on January 9-10, who attended summits on international collaboration in the space sector. As a welcome present, the US White House announced its intention to support an extension of the International Space Station operations through 2024.

  • Cygnus resupply craft berthed with International Space Station

    SpaceFlight InsiderJanuary 12th, 2014

    Expedition 38 astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) welcomed the arrival of the Orbital Sciences’ C. Gordon Fullerton (Cygnus) spacecraft, the company’s first operational mission under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA. Carrying approximately 2,780 pounds (1,260 kg.)  of food, supplies and experiments, Cygnus is part of the international community’s program of maintaining the […]

  • Orbital sends C. Gordon Fullerton to ISS on first mission under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract

    SpaceFlight InsiderJanuary 9th, 2014

    WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va — After waiting through record-breaking weather on Earth, and dangerous weather in space, Orbital Sciences Corporation’s (Orbital’s) Antares rocket lifted off today at 1:07 p.m. EST (1807 GMT) bringing its cache of food supplies and experiments to the International Space Station (ISS). Lifting off at the opening of the launch window, its Cygnus […]

  • International Space Station Crew to Connect with Virginia Students

    Press ReleaseJanuary 7th, 2014

    Students in Newport News and Williamsburg, Va., will begin 2014 by talking with astronauts in orbit aboard the International Space Station.

  • Space station cosmonauts conduct spacewalk to install external cameras

    Britt RawcliffeDecember 28th, 2013

    Only a few days after the final spacewalk to fix a faulty coolant pump, Expedition 38 cosmonauts completed another spacewalk to install photographic equipment on December 27. The spacewalk, kicked off by the duo opening the hatch of the Russian Pirs airlock at 8 a.m. EST, lasted 8 hours and 7 minutes wrapping up at […]

  • The “Best Christmas ever” onboard the Space Station

    Josh TallisDecember 25th, 2013

    NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins completed their second spacewalk yesterday, Dec. 24, 2013 – in a successful attempt to repair the malfunctioning coolant Loop A onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The rare Christmas Eve Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA), only the second in history, negated the need for yet another history-making EVA on Christmas Day to be […]

  • Space station crew performs first successful spacewalk to remove ammonia pump

    Britt RawcliffeDecember 22nd, 2013

    Expedition 38 astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) successfully preformed the first in a series of extra-vehicular activities(EVAs) to replace a faulty ammonia pump on Saturday, December 21. This was the first of three spacewalks scheduled to fix a coolant loop issue which cropped up earlier this month on December 11.

  • Antares launch delayed to allow EVA to fix coolant loop

    Britt RawcliffeDecember 17th, 2013

    Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket, carrying the commercial resupply services payload aboard their Cygnus spacecraft, has been delayed from its December 19 launch date to no earlier than January 13, 2014. The news comes less than 24 hours before the launch readiness review was due to take place and hours after the rocket was rolled […]

  • Robonaut gets its ‘space’ legs

    Jason RhianDecember 12th, 2013

    NASA’s Robonaut, has been on orbit since 2011, when the crew of STS-133 delivered it to the International Space Station (ISS). However, the robotic explorer is only half the ‘bot’ that it could be. NASA has decided to correct this by providing Robonaut 2 or “R2” with legs. They are, however, not the type of legs […]

  • Steppes of Kazakhstan tremble as Soyuz rocket sends Progress M-21M to International Space Station

    Jason RhianNovember 25th, 2013

    The Russian Federal Space Agency, better known as “Roscosmos”, sent the Progress M-21M cargo vessel on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) atop a Soyuz rocket at 3:53 p.m. EST ( 2:53 a.m. local time). The launch took place at the Baikonur, Cosmodrone in Kazakhstan. Whereas recent launches of the Soyuz spacecraft take about six […]

  • NASA Television airs launch, docking of Space Station cargo ship

    Press ReleaseNovember 23rd, 2013

    NASA Television will broadcast the Monday, Nov. 25, launch and the Friday, Nov. 29, docking of an unpiloted Russian resupply spacecraft, loaded with almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the six Expedition 38 crew members aboard the International Space Station.

  • ISS cosmonauts’ EVA sees Olympic Torch taken into black of space

    Jason RhianNovember 9th, 2013

    Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy stepped outside the Pirs docking module on the International Space Station (ISS) this morning. The pair conducted a five hour, 50-minute spacewalk which served to bring the Olympic Flame to a place that the early Greeks never could have conceived when the first Olympic […]