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Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft
2014-05-28 05:41:22

NASA [ Watch the Video: Expedition 40/41 Mission Overview ] While the orbiting Expedition 40 crew supported botanical research and robotics Tuesday aboard the International Space Station, the three crewmates who will return the station to its full six-person crew on Wednesday are in the final stages of preparations for launch. NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, cosmonaut Maxim Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst are set to launch...

Expedition 38 Trio Prepares To Depart International Space Station
2014-03-10 12:54:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Crewmembers on board the International Space Station (ISS) conduct a change of command ceremony and prepare to leave the orbiting laboratory and head back to Earth after their nearly six-month stint in space. Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineers Mike Hopkins and Sergey Ryazanskiy will be leaving behind their crewmates and boarding their Soyuz spacecraft on Monday evening after spending 166 days in space. The men practiced...

2014-03-03 23:01:33

NanoRacks LLC announces the successful completion of an ambitious launch program for small satellites and in so doing has broken the record of the most CubeSats deployed in a single mission to the International Space Station. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 NanoRacks LLC announces the successful completion of an ambitious launch program for small satellites and in so doing has broken the record of the most CubeSats deployed in a single mission to the International Space Station....

space robot aboard the iss
2013-09-06 11:19:51

[ Watch the Video: Japanese Robot Begins Duty On The Space Station ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A tiny Japanese robot will spend the next year and a half on the International Space Station (ISS) keeping lonely astronauts company and entertaining children stationed on Earth. The pint-sized android named Kirobo has built-in voice recognition software designed by Toyota and will keep records of the conversations it has with astronaut Koichi Wakata. Another...

HTV-4 Cargo Vessel Delivers KIROBO Experiment To ISS
2013-08-09 13:18:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Six days after Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched its H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-4) from Tanegashima Space Center, the cargo vessel made a successful berth with the International Space Station’s (ISS) Harmony node on Friday, August 9 at 11:38 a.m. EDT. HTV-4, also known as Kounotori, or “white stork,” because it is transporting precious cargo, is delivering 3.5 tons of food, supplies, equipment and an...

JAXA Freighter Heading To The International Space Station
2013-08-04 06:13:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) spacecraft carrying supplies, food, experiment hardware and one pint-sized talking robot has begun its weeklong journey to the International Space Station (ISS) after lifting off from the Tanegashima Space Center on Saturday afternoon. According to NASA officials, the fourth JAXA H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-4) launched from the facility, which is located in southern Japan, at 3:48pm EDT...

2013-07-24 23:05:03

Kirobo uses speech synthesis engine, VoiceText. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 The Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, Toyota Motor Corp., Dentsu Inc. and Robot Garage have announced that under the auspice of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), that they developed a robot astronaut called Kirobo who would travel to and stay at the International Space Station (ISS). Kirobo is expected to be loaded onto the supply ship “Kounotori”...

Space Station Benefitting Natural Disaster Responders
2013-07-17 19:12:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online International space agencies released a statement on Wednesday about the benefits the space station can bring to the table during natural disasters. The International Space Station (ISS) sits 250 miles above the surface of the Earth, providing a broad view of the planet. The space station's partner agencies said that this orbiting outpost could play an important role in helping emergency responders know what areas are most in need...

2013-07-11 15:57:31

The International Space Station is expanding the use of its Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO) instrument to more Earth scientists and environmental researchers. HICO records highly detailed images of various environments on Earth for research, support and management. Now that the instrument has completed its primary mission of collecting regional coastal ocean data for civilian and naval research, NASA will continue to support HICO and encourage new users. HICO is mounted...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.