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News Archive / Tagged: Space Safety Magazine

  • The Antares rocket accident: Dissecting space disasters in the media

    Space Safety MagazineNovember 6th, 2014

    The recent loss of an Orbital Sciences Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus cargo vehicle to the International Space Station shocked the space community and the public alike. In some ways, that’s good. Launches to the space station have mostly gone well in recent times, and a launch failure is viewed as being highly abnormal.

  • Mishap board releases EVA close call report

    Space Safety MagazineMarch 1st, 2014

    On February 26, the NASA board investigating the near-drowning of ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano on July 16, 2013 during an extravehicular activity (EVA) issued the public version of its mishap report. In a press conference, Board Chairman and International Space Station (ISS) Chief Engineer Christopher Hansen made the surprising revelation that the leak that prematurely […]

  • 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.