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ATV-5 launch
2014-07-30 03:30:46

NASA The European Space Agency’s (ESA) fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) launched Tuesday atop an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana, at 7:47 p.m. EDT. The ATV-5 will take a two week trip to the International Space Station docking to the Zvezda service module on Aug. 12 at 9:43 a.m. with 7 tons of science, food, fuel and supplies. The ATV-5 is named after the 20th century Belgian astronomer, Georges Lemaitre, who first proposed the expansion of the universe...

2014-07-15 16:20:45

GREENBELT, Md., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SGT, Inc., a leading provider of Science and Engineering Services today announced that NASA has awarded them a nine-year contract to provide mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station and future human space exploration. Under the Integrated Mission Operations Contract II (IMOC II) SGT will provide support and products for spaceflight operations capability development and execution for the Mission...

2014-07-14 16:20:50

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a nine-year contract to Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT), Inc., Greenbelt, Maryland, to provide mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station and future human space exploration. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The maximum value of this single award, cost-plus-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract is $1.3 billion. The contract award begins...

space station smoke
2014-06-11 06:06:13

NASA At around 2:40 p.m. EDT Tuesday, the International Space Station crew reported a small amount of smoke emanating from a vent in the Zvezda Service Module. In line with standard protocol, flight controllers at mission control in Houston followed emergency procedures to isolate the Russian segment ventilation system. Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson reported that the smoke quickly subsided and the crew was not in any danger. Russian flight controllers working with the crew...

2014-04-30 12:22:32

HOUSTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected three new flight directors to manage International Space Station (ISS) operations. Amit Kshatriya, Jeffery Radigan and Zebulon Scoville join a select group of human spaceflight leaders in the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA's flight directors lead teams of flight controllers, support personnel and...

astronaut Steve Swanson
2014-04-23 09:25:46

[ Watch the Video: Astronauts Replace Backup Computer During Spacewalk ] NASA UPDATE: April 23, 2014 (10:35AM CDT) NASA Astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio have completed a short spacewalk to replace a failed Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) back up computer. They began the re-pressurization of the Quest airlock at 11:32 a.m. EDT signifying the excursion’s end time. The backup computer failed April 11 after a routine health check by the Mission Control team in Houston....

SpaceX Dragon
2014-04-16 11:20:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UPDATE: April 16, 2014 (11:20AM CDT) The International Space Station Program and SpaceX have selected Friday, April 18 for the next launch attempt for the Falcon 9 rocket to send the Dragon cargo craft on the company's third commercial resupply mission to the space station. Launch is scheduled for 3:25 p.m. EDT. NASA TV coverage will begin at 2:15 p.m. A launch on Friday results in a rendezvous with the space station on...

Commercial Cargo Craft Arrives At Space Station
2014-01-12 12:23:52

NASA Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Cygnus commercial cargo craft has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on its first resupply mission. NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins was at the controls of the Canadarm2 inside the cupola when he grappled Cygnus at 6:08 a.m. EST Sunday. Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata commanded the station’s robotic arm to guide Cygnus to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony node and berthed it at 8:05 a.m. Expedition 38 Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio then led...

ISS Replacement Pump Successfully Restarted
2013-12-25 08:09:21

NASA Following two spacewalks to replace a degraded pump module on the truss, or backbone, of the International Space Station, flight controllers in the Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston successfully restarted the new pump Tuesday night. The pump module controls the flow of ammonia through cooling loops and radiators outside the space station, and, combined with water-based cooling loops inside the station, removes excess heat into the vacuum of space....

Improved Mobility And Strength For Astronauts, Paraplegics From NASA's Ironman-Like Exoskeleton
2013-08-05 09:57:04

NASA Marvel Comic's fictional superhero, Ironman, uses a powered armor suit that allows him superhuman strength. While NASA's X1 robotic exoskeleton can't do what you see in the movies, the latest robotic, space technology, spinoff derived from NASA's Robonaut 2 project may someday help astronauts stay healthier in space with the added benefit of assisting paraplegics in walking here on Earth. NASA and The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) of Pensacola, Fla., with...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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