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  • Former astronaut Rick Mastracchio joins Orbital ATK

    Christopher PaulJune 22nd, 2017

    Orbital ATK has hired former NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio as its new senior director of operations for the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) program. The company made the announcement via a June 19, 2017, press release welcoming the three-time Space Shuttle astronaut to its Space Systems Group team.

  • Expedition 40 crew members complete 180th ISS spacewalk

    James TuttenJune 20th, 2014

    The 180th spacewalk or extra-vehicular activity (EVA) in support of the International Space Station (ISS), and the first for the Expedition 40 crew, was successfully completed yesterday (June 19) by Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev. This 7 hour and 23 minute excursion saw the installation of new equipment for the ISS along with […]

  • Expedition 39 trio makes safe landing in Kazakhstan after six months in space

    SpaceFlight InsiderMay 14th, 2014

    It was all smiles as NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin were carried from their Soyuz TMA-11 after a textbook landing in Kazakhstan at 9:58 p.m. EDT ( 7:58 a.m. local time on Wednesday). The Soyuz TMA-11M undocked from the Rassvet module at […]

  • ISS officials looking into space station’s recent power failure

    James TuttenMay 10th, 2014

    Flight controllers working on Earth for the International Space Station (ISS) are investigating a power failure that occurred in the space station’s 3A power channel on Thursday, May 8. NASA officials have stated that the power issue will not impact the departure of the Expedition 39 crewmembers on Tuesday, May 13. The space agency also […]

  • NASA Expedition 39 crew conduct successful, speedy spacewalk

    Britt RawcliffeApril 23rd, 2014

    Only three days after the International Space Station (ISS) received their supplies from SpaceX’s Dragon capsule on Easter, Expedition 39 astronauts hurried to replace a backup computer relay system today. Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson ventured outside to the space station’s truss at 9:56 a.m. EDT which marked the start of the spacewalk.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • NASA’s 2013 Astronaut Candidates Promote STEM Education at Smithsonian Event

    Press ReleaseJanuary 29th, 2014

    NASA Television will provide live coverage at 10 a.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 30 of an educational event at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington featuring the agency’s 2013 astronaut candidate class.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]