Tag: international space station

Obama: We’re Going to Mars by 2030s

President Obama on Tuesday announced the U.S. has partnered with private firms in the goal of sending humans to Mars by the 2030s. Obama wrote in an essay for CNN that the government’s “ultimate ambition” is to one day “remain there for an extended time.” He wrote that astronauts will be sent to the International…

Watch British Astronaut Tim Peake SpaceWalk LIVE STREAM

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream Tim Peake is officially on a spacewalk! British astronaut Tim Peake is now outside the International Space Station, on his first spacewalk. Major Peake is stepping into space as part of a six-and-a-half-hour mission to repair a broken power unit. “It’s a privilege,” he said in response to station…

NASA to Launch Longest Space Mission [VIDEO]

Astronaut Scott Kelly will start NASA’s greatest space journey when he and two Russian associates will take off for a yearlong assignment in the International Space Station. The longest preceding NASA excursions have just last as long as around six months. Scientists will compare Kelly’s health while in space to that of his twin brother,…

Soyuz capsule arrives at International Space Station

The Russian Soyuz capsule successfully docked to the International Space Station on Wednesday. Three new crew members — NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, German astronaut Alexander Gerst and Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev — soared into orbit from Kazakhstanin with a “flawless launch,” a NASA commentator said. The trio is joining NASA’s Steve Swanson and Russian cosmonauts…

SpaceX launches cargo delivery mission to ISS

SpaceX launched a cargo mission to supply the International Space Station with the Falcon 9 rocket today. The Dragon cargo capsule, carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies and equipment, is set to arrive at the space station on Sunday morning. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canveral, Fla., today after a series of delays…

Commercial cargo ship arrives at space station after delay

Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station after a week’s delay. The space station’s astronauts used their robot arm to grab the capsule this morning, which contains more than a half-ton of food, clothes and other supplies for the six astronauts, AP reports.

Expedition 37 Arrives At International Space Station

NASA has confirmed that a new trio of Expedition 37 residents has arrived at the International Space Station, docking to the Poisk mini-research module Wednesday at 10:45 p.m. EDT aboard a Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft. Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineers Mike Hopkins and Sergey Ryazanskiy are scheduled for a five-and-a-half month stay in space,…

Astronauts Prep For Spacewalk After Ammonia Starts Leaking Out Of The International Space Station

The International Space Station has a radiator leak in its power system. The outpost’s commander calls the situation serious, but not life-threatening. The six-member crew on Thursday noticed white flakes of ammonia leaking out of the station. Ammonia runs through multiple radiator loops to cool the station’s power system. NASA said the leak is increasing…