All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘space station’

Wallops Island Launch Successful Today

The launch that was scheduled for January 8th was delayed due to the massive solar flare that occurred on Tuesday. However, it has now launched a day later in an effort to get supplies to the crew at the space station. Orbital Sciences Corp. said the launch is going just as planned. “It was another excellent launch of Antares, and …

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Joint Russian/U.S. Crew Leaves for Space Station

The latest crew of the International Space Station left for orbit on a Russian Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:58 PM EDT today, for a six-hour flight, before docking to the Russian-made segment of the facility. One can watch the event in the clip posted by NASA Television below: NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins joins Russian Federal …

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Celebrity Space Station Commander at Conference

Internationally renowned astronaut and social media celebrity, Commander Chris Hadfield will be the featured opening keynote speaker at “Pink14”, the 18th Annual IT Service Management Conference & Exhibition. On February 17, 2014 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Hadfield is slated to speak before thousands of IT professionals on the topics of Leadership, Teamwork and Collaboration – subjects that resonate …

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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 Expedition 12 returned in 2006. Expedition 33 Commander Sunita “Suni” Williams, Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide, and Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko …

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SpaceX Launch a Success, to Dock With Space Station on Wednesday

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) yesterday evening launched its Dragon spacecraft into orbit from Cape Canaveral. The Dragon was lifted by a Falcon 9 rocket at 8:35 am, right on schedule. The vehicle carries cargo and supplies bound for the International Space Station (ISS). This SpaceX mission is NASA’s first privatized cargo and resupply mission under its Commercial Resupply Services contract. …

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NASA Answers Questions via Twitter

NASA will take questions from Twitter during news briefings about upcoming International Space Station missions today, at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. After reporters at the event ask questions, NASA will take questions submitted on Twitter using the hashtag #askStation. Questions will be selected in advance and during the briefings. NASA Television and the agency’s website will broadcast …

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