International Space Station Stories July 23

Ground Control to Major Tom: NASA and SpaceX shooting film in space with Tom Cruise

Update July 23: Variety reports new details including a $200 million budget, the use of SpaceX’s Dragon Crew capsule, and Universal expected to back the film. Original story from May below:

International Space Station Stories June 15

Bob Behnken arrived at the International Space Station two weeks ago on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. Now the NASA astronaut is about to leave the confines of the space station for the first time since arriving.

NASA shared today that astronauts Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy will complete two spacewalks outside of the space station.

expand full story

International Space Station Stories June 8

NASA astronaut and US Navy SEAL Chris Cassidy recently returned to Twitter after an 18-month hiatus, and one of his first tweets since returning to the International Space Station is a unique perspective of something happening on Earth.

expand full story

International Space Station Stories June 3

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will fly to the International Space Station in October for a six-month mission as part of Expedition 63 and Expedition 64. Astronaut Rubins will serve as a flight engineer and space station crew member.

The flight will be recorded in history for the last Soyuz seat purchased by NASA from Russia’s space agency Roscosmos.

expand full story

International Space Station Stories May 1

The crew of the upcoming NASA and SpaceX Demo-2 mission will have work awaiting them when they arrive at the International Space Station later this month. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will join Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy for an extended stay on ISS as part of the final flight test for SpaceX and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

The launch on May 27 will be historic for several reasons. For NASA and the nation, the launch will mark the first time U.S. astronauts have launched from American soil on an American rocket since the Space Shuttle program ended in 2011. For SpaceX, Demo-2 will be the first time the commercial space company has launched humans to space ever.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine made the case for the crew of Demo-2’s extended stay on ISS in a blog post today:

expand full story

International Space Station Stories April 8

NASA astronaut Christopher Cassidy will make the journey from Earth to the International Space Station on Thursday, April 9. Astronaut Cassidy, who is also a U.S. Navy SEAL, will fly with Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner.

The crew will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan using a Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, joining NASA flight engineers Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir and Roscosmos Expedition 62 Commander Oleg Skripochka.

Astronaut Cassidy, who is returning to space for his third spaceflight, will take on the role of Expedition 63 Commander once the crew of Expedition 62 leaves the ISS on Friday, April 17.

Astronaut Jessica Meir made history during her time on the ISS by completing the first all-female space walk with Astronaut Christina Koch.

expand full story

International Space Station Stories March 5

Watch and learn below. Adidas isn’t the only interesting project on board. Space garden hardware testing, plant defenses in space, nanostructure testing, liquid metal experiments, and more.

expand full story

All aboard the International Space Station! SpaceX and Axiom Space are teaming up to pull off the first instance of private human spaceflight to the ISS as soon as 2021.

The historic journey will follow another major milestone when SpaceX is expected to send NASA astronauts to the space station in May.

expand full story

International Space Station Stories February 20

Could manufacturing products in microgravity environments prove to be a competitive advantage? That’s the question Adidas wants to answer with its BOOST Orbital Operations on Spheroid Tesellation investigation.

The running shoe company is sending its experiment to the International Space Station in March as part of SpaceX’s CRS-20 mission, the 20th commercial resupply service mission, for NASA.

expand full story

Powered by WordPress.com VIP