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News Archive / Tagged: International Space Station

  • First operational Crew Dragon spacecraft docks to ISS

    Derek RichardsonNovember 17th, 2020

    SpaceX’s Crew Dragon “Resilience” and its four-person astronaut occupants arrived at the International Space Station a day after an evening launch from Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

  • The ISS marks two decades of continuous human presence

    Derek RichardsonNovember 2nd, 2020

    The International Space Station has just crossed 20 years of continuous human occupation as its unbroken string of expedition crews continue to perform a wide range of scientific research aboard this multinational outpost.

  • Expedition 1 and the early International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonNovember 1st, 2020

    Two decades ago, Expedition 1 arrived at the International Space Station to begin an unbroken chain of expeditions to inhabit this outpost.

  • ISS Expedition 63 crew returns home safely

    Cullen DesforgesOctober 22nd, 2020

    On October 21, 2020, the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft carrying the Expedition 63 crew members departed the International Space Station, successfully returning NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, and Russian Cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner back to planet Earth at a landing site in Kazakhstan.

  • Demo-2 Crew Dragon splashes down after 2-month mission

    Derek RichardsonAugust 2nd, 2020

    After two months aboard the International Space Station, Dragonship Endeavour with its two-person astronaut crew is back on Earth, having splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.

  • Progress MS-15 cargo ship takes ‘express lane’ to ISS

    Derek RichardsonJuly 23rd, 2020

    The Russian Progress MS-15 cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station in a reported record time to deliver supplies and experiments to the Expedition 63 crew, despite a last-second misalignment.

  • Spacewalkers set the stage for future ISS additions

    Derek RichardsonJuly 21st, 2020

    NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken completed their fourth spacewalk in less than a month to upgrade the International Space Station, setting the stage for future additions to the 20-year-old outpost.

  • Crew Dragon Endeavour docks with International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonMay 31st, 2020

    Less than 19 hours after soaring into orbit from Florida, SpaceX’s Demo-2 Crew Dragon mission with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken has reached the International Space Station.

  • NASA researcher provides overview of science on the ISS

    Laurel KornfeldMay 29th, 2020

    Research conducted on board the International Space Station (ISS) encompasses numerous science fields, such as biology and biotechnology, human research, the physical sciences, technological demonstrations, Earth and space science, and public education, noted Brandon Redell of NASA’s ISS Integration Office at the Johnson Space Center.

  • SpaceX prepares to launch Demo-2, schedule and timeline released

    Cullen DesforgesMay 26th, 2020

    As the world waits with bated breath, the Falcon 9 carrying Crew Dragon stands tall once again on pad 39A, ready to be given the final go for launch.

  • Japan launches its last ‘white stork’ to the International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonMay 20th, 2020

    Lifting off from its seaside launchpad, Japan’s final H-2B rocket sent the final Kounotori cargo ship into orbit to service the International Space Station.

  • Flight plans released for SpaceX’s Demo-2 crewed mission

    Cullen DesforgesMay 14th, 2020

    During a recent joint NASA / SpaceX Demo-2 mission press conference, a clear picture was painted as to what launch day activities and the ensuing flight of Crew Dragon will look like.

  • NG-13 Cygnus departs ISS for extended mission

    Derek RichardsonMay 11th, 2020

    After 83 days attached to the International Space Station, the three-person Expedition 63 crew today bid farewell to the NG-13 Cygnus cargo ship after it supplied the outpost with some 3,400 kilograms of supplies and equipment.

  • SpaceX to conduct first crewed launch in late May

    Cullen DesforgesApril 17th, 2020

    On Friday April 17,2020, NASA and SpaceX announced that astronauts will launch from American soil for the first time in nearly nine years on SpaceX’s DM-2 mission in late May 2020.

  • Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort’s successful completion clears way for crewed flights

    Theresa CrossJanuary 19th, 2020

    SpaceX successfully completed yet another milestone under NASA's Commercial Crew Program to send astronauts to the International Space Station - the In Flight Abort Test.