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NASA Spacewalk Finishes 1.5 Hours Early

NASA Spacewalk Finishes 1.5 Hours Early

By Brian Powell December 21, 2013

Without a doubt, the most awe-inspiring and visually stunning movie of 2013 was Gravity, a movie concerning space starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. In Alfonso CuarĂ³n’s film, both Clooney’s and Bullock’s characters are sent hurtling through space after their …

Orbital Sciences Sends Unmanned Craft to ISS Orbital Sciences Sends Unmanned Craft to ISS

The AP reported yesterday that the Orbital Sciences Corporation successfully launched a rocket from the eastern shore of Virginia. The occasion was marked, as most occasions are, by a tweet: We have #Cygnus separation! Look out ISS, here we come. …

NASA Reveals Its Zero Gravity 3D Printer NASA Reveals Its Zero Gravity 3D Printer
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It’s no secret that NASA wants to take 3D printers into space. The technology would be immensely useful to the men and women on the International Space Station as they would be able to quickly repair components with plastic replacements. …

NASA Board to Investigate Spacewalk Malfunction NASA Board to Investigate Spacewalk Malfunction
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One week ago, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy glided outside the International Space Station (ISS) to do routine maintenance and prepare rigging cables for the arrival of a new Russian laboratory module. Shortly into the spacewalk, …

Spacewalk Cut Short by Wardrobe Malfunction Spacewalk Cut Short by Wardrobe Malfunction

Early this morning, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy exited the International Space Station to conduct assembly and maintenance on the spacecraft. The spacewalk was scheduled to last around 6.5 hours and was being …

International Space Station Drops Windows For Linux International Space Station Drops Windows For Linux

Linux has become the operating system of choice for NASA’s laptops when it comes to the International Space Station. The ISS has been using Windows XP, though the majority of its ground-based support systems on Earth are reportedly Linux-based. ZDnet …

Google Analytics Heads To ISS For Real-Time Reports Google Analytics Heads To ISS For Real-Time Reports
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New 3.5″ floppy exporting and send to fax support wasn’t the only April Fools’ addition to Google Analytics today. Google announced via Google+ that it has expanded real-time geolocation for real-time analytics to include the International Space Station, following up …

SpaceX Problem Alters Dragon Capsule Schedule SpaceX Problem Alters Dragon Capsule Schedule

The second SpaceX mission to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) began early this morning as a Falcon 9 rocket lifted the Dragon capsule into orbit. Though the launch was successful, a problem with three of the capsule’s four thruster …

Watch Astronaut Chris Hadfield Make a Space Sandwich Watch Astronaut Chris Hadfield Make a Space Sandwich

Here’s Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield giving us a tour of his space kitchen and showing off his zero-gravity culinary prowess. When you’re done with this, make sure you catch his recent reddit AMA. It’s out of this world! (I’ll show …

NASA to Host Google Hangout From the Space Station NASA to Host Google Hangout From the Space Station
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NASA announced this week that it will host the first-ever Google+ Hangout live from the International Space Station (ISS). The Hangout will take place from 11 am to 12 pm EST on February 22. The event will allow NASA fans …

Space Life Weakens Immune Systems, Shows Study Space Life Weakens Immune Systems, Shows Study

A new study performed aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has shown that being in space weakens astronauts’ immune systems. Researchers hope the findings can help prevent disease for those of us still on the planet. European Space Agency (ESA) …

NASA to Launch ISS Instrument to Monitor Ocean Winds NASA to Launch ISS Instrument to Monitor Ocean Winds

NASA announced this week that it will launch an instrument called the ISS-RapidScat to the International Space Station (ISS) next year to measure ocean winds. The instrument, originally built to test NASA;s QuikScat satellite, will measure the Earth’s ocean surface …

New Crew Lifts Off to International Space Station New Crew Lifts Off to International Space Station
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The next crew of the International Space Station (ISS) has left the Earth. The Expedition 34 crew today lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 7:12 am EST. The crew consists of NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn, Russian Federal Space …

NASA Issues Contracts For Future Manned Spaceflights NASA Issues Contracts For Future Manned Spaceflights

NASA today announced that it has awarded three different companies contracts to develop technology that will enable commercial manned spaceflight from U.S. soil. The Boeing Company, Sierra Nevada Corporation Space System, and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) were all contracted for …

YouTube Space Spider Is Back On Earth YouTube Space Spider Is Back On Earth

Last year, YouTube and Lenovo kicked off the YouTube Space Lab experiment, inviting teenagers around the world to have an experiment performed in space. There were over 2,000 entries. Two experiments got to go to space. One of them, was …

Space Station Astronauts Safely Return To Earth Space Station Astronauts Safely Return To Earth

Three members of the International Space Station’s (ISS) Expedition 33 crew safely touched down on the surface of Earth this weekend. They landed just north of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, in the first pre-dawn landing in darkness for an ISS crew since …

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Docks With the ISS SpaceX Dragon Capsule Docks With the ISS

The Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) this morning. The docking represents another as-planned step in what is NASA’s first privatized cargo and resupply mission under its Commercial Resupply Services contract, after …