Boeing pauses critical Starliner OFT-2 mission to ISS over propulsion system issue

After a year and a half of focusing on software issues, Boeing has paused its Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station today. The launch was scheduled for this afternoon but scrubbed hours before liftoff due to a propulsion system issue with the spacecraft.

Boeing’s mission is to have its uncrewed Starliner spacecraft reach the International Space Station and return safely before it can be rated for human spaceflight. Boeing is one of two providers for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (along with SpaceX) to transport astronauts to and from the space station.

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[UPDATE: New OFT-2 Launch Date] New Space Station module causes loss of attitude control; Control since regained

The new “Nauka” Space Station module arrived at the ISS early this morning. Since then, it has caused the station to lose attitude control by firing its thrusters without being commanded. The ISS has since regained attitude control.

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New solar panels undergoing installation on the International Space Station

On SpaceX’s CRS-22, the first pair of new solar panels were sent up to the ISS to give the station a little boost. Tomorrow two astronauts will conduct a third spacewalk to continue installing the station’s newest addition.

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Interview with Dr. Ed Kelly on the Kidney Cells-02 Experiment launched on CRS-22 [Video]

On Thursday, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9, carrying a Dragon 2 capsule to the International Space Station for CRS-22.

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Discovery Channel’s ‘Who wants to be an astronaut’ entrants to compete to visit ISS

Discovery Channel just put out a casting call for a new TV show, “Who wants to be an Astronaut?” The prize? Well, a visit to the International Space Station of course!

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First batch of new ISS solar panels loaded into SpaceX Dragon’s trunk

The aging International Space Station has outlived its planned 15-year lifespan. As a result, the original solar panel arrays are show signs of degradation and will be supplemented by six new solar arrays.

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Watch NASA astronaut Kate Rubins return to Earth with cosmonauts Sergey and Sergey

After six months working on the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins is returning to Earth tonight alongside her mission colleagues Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov. NASA will have live coverage through the night of the crew’s departure from ISS and return to Kazakhstan.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon and Crew-1 astronauts may see ISS mission duration extended

The Washington Post’s Christian Davenport reports that NASA is considering extending the mission duration of the Crew-1 astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi arrived at the station in mid-November. The four astronauts launched from Kennedy Space Center inside a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket.

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International Space Station astronauts and cosmonauts experience New Year 16 times in orbit

While it only feels like 2020 was the year that refused to end for so many, the men and women aboard the International Space Station really did see 2021 arrive only to slip back into the previous year … 16 times! NASA explains…

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Supercluster’s ‘The Station’ short film celebrates 20 years of human presence on ISS

Our space station has had a long and rocky journey to get where it is today. ISS has seen trials of politics, new technology requirements, and a mammoth construction project — all of which are celebrated in Supercluster’s new short film.

Voyager Space acquiring Nanoracks, reportedly investing $50 million in company behind new ISS airlock in 2021

Earlier this week we saw the first installation of a commercially developed airlock from Nanoracks on the International Space Station. Now CNBC reports that Voyager Space Holdings will acquire the company behind the Bishop Airlock.

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Nanoracks Bishop: ‘Cold’ installation of first commercial airlock at International Space Station

Saturday evening was an eventful one for the International Space Station. Over the weekend, the ISS robotics team completed the “cold” installation of the Bishop Airlock, the first commercially funded airlock to reach the space station. The Nanoracks-built airlock arrived in the trunk of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule as part of the recent CRS-21 resupply mission.

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Video: SpaceX shares time-lapse of CRS-21 Dragon 2 docking to ISS

Yesterday SpaceX and NASA successfully docked the Dragon 2 capsule for CRS-21 to the International Space Station in part of the phase 2 Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.