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  • Off-world marathon record set by British astronaut

    Derek RichardsonApril 26th, 2016

    Running a marathon is difficult enough; 44-year-old British astronaut Tim Peake completed one on April 24—on a treadmill in microgravity aboard the ISS when he virtually ran in the London Marathon. As a bonus, he set a record for the fastest marathon completed in space—three hours, 35 minutes.

  • ISS crew tackles advanced science, Tim Peake preps for marathon

    Derek RichardsonApril 23rd, 2016

    After a busy month of visiting vehicle traffic, along with the addition of a new module to the International Space Station (ISS), the Expedition 47 crew is settling in for a period of nearly uninterrupted science and outpost maintenance.

  • Spacewalk ends early after water found in Kopra’s helmet

    Derek RichardsonJanuary 15th, 2016

    After space walkers completed the primary task of replacing a voltage regulator and restoring full power to the ISS, water build-up inside Timothy Kopra’s spacesuit helmet caused flight controllers to terminate the walk after 4 hours and 43 minutes on Friday, Jan 15.

  • “Space matters”: U.K. publishes its first national space policy

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 20th, 2015

    The U.K. government has published a document outlining the country’s role in future space programs and envisioning Britain’s growing role in the space industry. The document, entitled “National Space Policy”, was released by the U.K. Space Agency on Dec. 13, 2015, and is the first nationwide policy combining existing civil and military space policies. It was issued just two days before Tim Peake was launched to the International Space Station (ISS), becoming the first U.K. ESA astronaut in space.

  • UK reveals vision for space research and human spaceflight

    Tomasz NowakowskiJuly 17th, 2015

    Last week, the United Kingdom released a strategy that covered a range of scientific and technical disciplines, giving a coherent picture of activities which use the space environment – from fundamental physics and novel materials, to healthcare technologies and space science. The document, entitled “National Strategy: Space Environments and Human Spaceflight”, also sets out the country’s vision […]