Monday, October 25, 2021


Russia blames ‘software failure’ for misfired engines that shook ISS

On Thursday, the Russian module's thrusters unexpectedly fired hours after docking, causing the Nauka module to think it was supposed to back away from the ISS.

Astronauts complete installing 1st solar arrays outside ISS

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet in their eighth spacewalk of the year outside the ISS deployed the new ISS Roll-Out Solar Array (iROSA)

SpaceX Crew-2 launches 4 astronauts to space station

The spacecraft, named Endeavour by the crew, lifted-off at 5.49.02 a.m. EDT from the Launch Complex 39A at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA said.

ISS crew to relocate Soyuz to make room for new members

Expedition 64 Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA and Commander Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, both of the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos, will undock from the Earth-facing port

NASA, Boeing target March 25 for next Starliner flight test

Boeing's Orbital Flight Test-2, or OFT-2OFT-2, mission will launch Starliner on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

SpaceX cargo Dragon heads for splashdown with key science, rats

"Dragon will fire its thrusters to move a safe distance from the space station during the next 36 hours. Dragon will conduct a deorbit burn at 7:37 p.m. EST to begin its re-entry sequence into Earth's atmosphere," NASA said

SpaceX Crew Dragon “Resilience” docks with International Space Station

The crew is comprised of three Americans -- Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker -- and Japan's Soichi Noguchi.

SpaceX launches four Astronauts into space

This is the first of what NASA calls “operational” flights of the Crew Dragon.

SpaceX rocket with 4 astronauts heads to space station

The spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, along with Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has safely reached orbit, NASA said.

Space station turns into world-class laboratory in 20 years

A Russia Soyuz rocket launched the Expedition One crew on October 31, 2000, and docked with the space station two days later.

Google celebrates 20 years of human life on ISS with online project

The project under Google Arts & Culture includes NASA collections, stories and some new games to help anybody learn more and engage in this important milestone in space exploration.

Soyuz spacecraft brings 3 ISS crew members to Earth

The crew landed just south of the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, at 8.54 am Kazakhstan time, NASA said.

NASA delays manned SpaceX mission to space station till November

Originally scheduled for October 31st, the planned six-month mission was delayed as Elon Musk-run SpaceX evaluates off-nominal behaviour of Falcon 9 first stage engine gas generators observed during a recent non-NASA mission launch attempt.

SS Kalpana Chawla Cygnus spacecraft arrives at space station

At 5.32 a.m. EDT (3 p.m. India time), Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA used the robotic Canadarm2 to grapple the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft as Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos monitored Cygnus systems during its approach.

NASA’s resupply mission honouring Kalpana Chawla on way to ISS

Its features improve on current space toilet operations and help NASA prepare for future missions, including those to the Moon and Mars.

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