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Yearlong ISS Mission Approved
2012-10-07 10:00:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online In order to collect scientific data needed to allow astronauts to depart for new destinations in the Solar System, two crew members will be spending an entire year living on the International Space Station (ISS). The project, which was officially announced by NASA officials on Friday, is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2015. As part of the mission, one American astronaut and one Russian cosmonaut will live on board the...

SpaceX Dragon Capsule
2012-09-21 11:17:20

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With one successful launch and docking of a capsule to the orbiting science station under its belt, SpaceX is moving ahead quickly on the next planned mission to use its Dragon capsule to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) with half a ton of supplies, reports Zeenews and NASA. October 7 is the date penciled in by NASA for the first of twelve contracted US cargo resupply missions to the ISS, writes Shane McGlaun for...

2012-05-16 14:20:45

Do you want to learn more about science and technology accomplishments on the International Space Station? Do you have an idea for a microgravity experiment? Looking for a way to put the amazing platform of the space station within your reach? Then you need to check out the first annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference! Scientists, students, businesses and enthusiasts are encouraged to attend and be part of this year's theme: Results and Opportunities -- The...

Russia Wants To Repeat Mars500 Experiment In Space
2012-05-02 13:27:50

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Vladimir Popovkin, head of Russian space agency Roscosmos, said this week that the agency plans to repeat the Mars500 experiment that ended late last year. The 520-day Mars500 experiment simulated a manned flight to the Red Planet on Earth, testing how astronauts might handle the endurance of a long mission like a trip to Mars. Popovkin said Roscosmos wants to repeat the experiment, but simulate the mission to Mars on board the International Space Station...

NASA Wanting To Simulate Mars Trip Aboard ISS
2012-03-22 11:35:27

NASA said on Tuesday that it is considering a way to use the International Space Station as a dry run for a simulated manned Mars trip. NASA's space station program manager Mike Suffredini said that before astronauts reach beyond low-Earth orbit, they will need to spend more than six months aboard the space station at a time, possibly over 16 months. Russia and ESA performed a mock test flight to Mars (Mars500) that lasted 520 days at a Moscow research center. During this trial, six...

2012-03-02 04:13:56

The heads of the International Space Station (ISS) agencies from Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States met in Quebec City, Canada, on March 1, 2012, to review the scientific, technological, and social benefits being produced through their collaboration, and to discuss plans for further broadening these benefits by continuing to advance the human exploration of space. In reviewing the history of ISS development and the recent transition to a productive research and...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.