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SpaceX Launch Scheduled For April 18

SpaceX Launch Scheduled For April 18

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...

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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...

Albert Einstein Docked To Space Station
2013-06-17 06:42:39

ESA Press Release ESA´s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, Albert Einstein, completed a flawless rendezvous with the International Space Station on June 15 when it docked smoothly with orbital outpost at 14:07 GMT (16:07 CEST). The Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) is now connected to the Space Station. “Bravo Europe, bravo ESA, bravo ATV. Thank you Member States, thank you industry, thank you CNES, thank you Russian partner,” commented Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director...

2013-05-07 16:20:24

HOUSTON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott Q. Hartwig has been named to succeed Virginia A. Barnes as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Space Alliance (USA), effective May 10, 2013. Barnes will be returning to The Boeing Company as the company's Space Launch System (SLS) Vice President and Program Manager in Huntsville, Alabama, after having served for three years as USA President and CEO. Hartwig currently serves as USA Vice President of Aerospace Services and Mission...

NASA Regains Communications With Space Station After Morning Disruption
2013-02-19 15:10:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA said it has finally regained connection with the International Space Station (ISS) after a technical issue caused a connection loss between the orbiting lab and the American space agency. Flight controllers were updating software on board the space station's flight computers when one of the orbiting laboratory's data relay systems broke down, according to the BBC. NASA said it was only able to communicate with the...

2012-10-11 15:20:13

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new robotic space technology spinoff derived from NASA's Robonaut 2 project someday may help astronauts stay healthier in space and aid paraplegics in walking here on Earth. Robonaut 2, the first humanoid robot in space, currently is working with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA and The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) of...

2012-09-06 02:22:59

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the third Japanese "Kounotori" H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) cargo ship's departure from the International Space Station in two broadcasts Wednesday, Sept. 12. The first, covering unberthing, will begin at 6:30 a.m. EDT, and the second, covering release, will begin at 11:30 a.m. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) HTV-3, launched by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency...

2012-06-23 09:51:17

NASA has awarded a contract extension to United Space Alliance of Houston to provide mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station and future human space exploration. The $17.4 million extension of the Integrated Mission Operations Contract covers ground-based human spaceflight operations capability development and execution. This contract includes support for mission planning and preparation, crew and flight controller training, and real-time mission...

2012-06-11 10:22:03

HOUSTON, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is preparing to move exploration beyond Earth's orbit, but communication delays will change how the agency conducts its missions. Reporters can see for themselves how NASA is planning for that change through NASA's newest test project, the Autonomous Mission Operations (AMO). Journalists are invited to watch the simulations at 3 p.m. CDT Thursday, June 14 at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. (Logo:...