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New Trio Arrive At Space Station After Wednesday Afternoon Launch
2013-09-26 06:43:34

[ Watch the Video: Expedition 37 Arrives at Station, Docks to Poisk ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three new Expedition 37 crew members arrived on the International Space Station (ISS) early Thursday morning after lifting off in their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday. NASA’s Mike Hopkins and Russian Federal Space Agency’s (Roscosmos) Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy were welcomed aboard the Space Station at...

Orbital, NASA Delay ISS Docking Of Cygnus Until At Least Saturday
2013-09-27 13:40:40

UPDATE: Friday 1:40PM Central: NASA and its International Space Station partners have approved a Sunday, Sept. 29, target arrival of Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft on its demonstration cargo resupply mission to the space station. NASA Television coverage of the rendezvous will begin at 4:30 a.m. EDT and will continue through the capture and installation of the Cygnus spacecraft. --------------- [ Watch the Video: Cygnus Rendezvous With The ISS Postponed ] Lee Rannals for...

China Enters New Territory With Lunar Lander, Scheduled For Launch This Year
2013-08-29 12:21:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China announced on Wednesday that it will launch its first lunar lander, the Chang'e 3, by the end of the year. Named after the Chinese goddess of the moon, the upcoming Chang’e mission marks the next step in the Asian nation’s ambitious space program. "Chang'e-3 has officially entered its launch stage, following its research and manufacture period," said a government statement released to state media. "The mission will see a...

International Space Station Cosmonauts Complete Record Spacewalk
2013-08-17 07:59:30

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two Expedition 36 cosmonauts successfully completed the first of two planned spacewalks to prepare the International Space Station (ISS) for the future arrival of a Russian laboratory module. During Friday’s spacewalk, Russian cosmonauts Flight Engineer Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin spent nearly the entire EVA (extra-vehicular activity) mission routing 120 feet of cable between two nodes. The...

Twin Astronauts Test Genetics Microgravity
2013-08-07 12:38:13

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In March 2015, astronaut Scott Kelly will be launched into space to spend one year at the International Space Station (ISS), NASA's first year-long mission there. While he's there, doctors and scientists on Earth will be examining him and  his twin brother to study the effects of a long space mission. By the end of the mission Scott will have logged 540 days in space. Mark Kelly, Scott's brother, also has quite a bit of experience...

Russia To Launch Progress Cargo Vessel Despite Recent Proton Rocket Failure
2013-07-06 06:10:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite a recent Proton-M rocket failure, and an order to ground all Proton-based launches while an investigation is under way, one launch will continue as planned later this month. Russia will launch its Progress M-20M space freighter on July 28 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where the Proton rocket carrying three GLONASS navigational satellites exploded on Tuesday. The Progress vessel will deliver supplies to the...

3D Printing Experiment On ISS Could Be Future Of Aeronautic Engineering
2013-05-31 14:30:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA has announced ambitious plans to launch equipment for the first 3D microgravity printing experiment on the International Space Station (ISS). The space agency said it would be partnering with Made in Space Inc. of Mountain View, California to launch the 3D Printing in Zero G Experiment (3D Print). This will be the first device to manufacture parts in space. "As NASA ventures further into space, whether redirecting an...

skylab anniversary
2013-05-12 08:14:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Monday marks the 40th anniversary of the first US space station that helped to pave the way for the International Space Station. Skylab first launched on May 14, 1973, allowing astronauts to live and work on experiments while in an environment only space can provide. The first residents were astronauts Pete Conrad, Paul Weitz and Joe Kerwin, who spent 28 days in orbit. The second crew spent 59 days up in space and it included...

Roscomos Contract With NASA Extended
2013-05-01 19:20:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA signed another contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to continue using its services for transporting crew to and from the International Space Station (ISS). The move is a reminder of how the US still has no transportation to space from its own soil ever since retiring the space shuttle program back in 2011. The $424 million addition to the contract extends services for Russian transportation through...


Latest Space station Reference Libraries

History Of Space Exploration
2013-10-06 08:29:34

Space exploration is the exploration and discovery of outer space by use of space technology and is conducted by both robotic spacecraft and humans. Astronomy, which is the viewing of objects in space from Earth, is thought to predate recorded history, but it was the inspiration to modern space exploration. Humans explore space for many reasons including the survival of humankind if Earth cannot sustain life, uniting nations, and scientific research. Physical space exploration began in...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

International Space Station -- Continuing on from the United States' Skylab and Russia's Mir, the International Space Station (ISS) represents a permanent human presence in space. The space station is located in orbit around the Earth at an altitude of approximately 386 km, a type of orbit usually termed low Earth orbit. (The actual height varies over time by several kilometres due to atmospheric drag and reboosts.) It is serviced primarily by the Space Shuttle, and Soyuz and Progress...

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