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

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.

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

2014-07-14 16:20:50

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

NASA has announced that a backup computer system onboard the International Space Station will need to be replaced during a spacewalk, and the ongoing problems with the robotic systems could force a previously scheduled SpaceX cargo mission to be postponed.

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

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.

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

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.

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

NASA and The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) of Pensacola, Fla., with the help of engineers from Oceaneering Space Systems of Houston, have jointly developed a robotic exoskeleton called X1.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.