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Tags results for 'space station'

International Space Station life 'to be extended'

Posted in Hardware on 9th Jan, 2014 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA has won White House backing to extend the life of the International Space Station for a further four years, until 2024.

Nasa looking for 'taxi firm' to replace Russian rockets

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The Obama administration is looking for a company to run shuttle taxi services from US soil, to end Nasa's dependence on the Russian Soyuz rocket.

Japan’s Launching a Giant Net Into Orbit to Scoop Up Space Junk

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2014 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Something must be done to deal with the estimated 100 million bits of man made space junk circling the planet, and Japan is taking the lead.

NASA equips space robots with smartphones for the International Space Station

Posted in Software on 9th Jul, 2014 01:39 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA plans to send Google's 3D smartphones into space to function as the "eyes and brains" of free-flying robots inside the Space Station.

Company that Made Space Station's 3D Printer Now Working on Printing with Moon Dust

Posted in Science on 24th Sep, 2014 08:02 PM
by AlexMuller
An era in which we manufacture what we need when we need it in orbit, deep space, the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

Runner-Up In NASA's Space Taxi Contest Will Fight Decision

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2014 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Will NASA be required to fund the Dream Chaser?

Inflatable private room to dock to ISS, commercialise space

Posted in Hardware on 8th Oct, 2014 12:56 AM
by AlexMuller
The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module is on track to launch in 2015, and will be attached to the International Space Station to test the technology.

NASA emails a 3D printed spanner to the International Space Station

Posted in Hardware on 19th Dec, 2014 10:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Astronauts on the International Space Station have used their 3D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email.

Astronauts return to American section of ISS following suspected ammonia leak

Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2015 07:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Astronauts took shelter in Russian compartments of the ISS as operators attempted to discern if the alarm was a toxic leak.

Tech demo lets you visit the International Space Station in VR

Posted in Games on 1st Mar, 2015 08:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Earthlight lets you explore the outside of the International Space Station through an Oculus Rift headset, with Microsoft Kinect 2 motion tracking of your hands and arms.

The inflatable space age

Posted in Hardware on 13th Mar, 2015 02:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Robert Bigelow and his dream of inflatable balloon space stations.

Successful liftoff for NASA’s longest-ever manned mission

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 08:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Astronauts Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko began their year-long stay in space on Friday as they headed for the International Space Station.

Russia wants to build a replacement for the Space Station, but NASA is looking to Mars

Posted in Business on 30th Mar, 2015 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Russia's Roscosmos space agency claimed that it is working with NASA on a replacement for the International Space Station.

Putin Says Russia Will Build Its Own Space Station by 2023

Posted in Science on 19th Apr, 2015 05:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Putin said his country is planning to create its own orbital space station by 2023, just as the operational life of the current International Space Station is due to wind down.

Should We Arm the International Space Station With Lasers to Destroy Space Junk?

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2015 08:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Space junk, traveling up to 10 times the speed of a bullet, endangers spacecraft, and it is very hard to remove.

Russian spacecraft Progress M-27M 'out of control'

Posted in Science on 29th Apr, 2015 06:24 PM
by AlexMuller
A Russian spacecraft delivering supplies to the International Space Station is out of control and is now likely to break up on re-entering Earth's atmosphere.

Russia's lost cargo spacecraft will fall to Earth in 2 weeks and burn up in the atmosphere

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2015 07:10 PM
by AlexMuller
No one can establish a clear line of communication with the cargo ship.

Out of control Russian spacecraft burns up in Earth's atmosphere

Posted in Science on 8th May, 2015 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The Russian space agency says that its out-of-control spacecraft has burnt up as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere.

Russia delays ISS astronauts' return after Progress failure

Posted in Science on 13th May, 2015 09:38 PM
by AlexMuller
There are currently six astronauts on board the International Space Station. Russia has delayed the return of three astronauts following the failure of its supply spaceship.

Boeing is NASA's first pick for manned ISS flights

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2015 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA is bringing human spaceflight back to the US. The agency has ordered its first crew mission from Boeing, which will involve ferrying astronauts to the Space Station.

SpaceX recounts past mistakes before next barge test landing

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jun, 2015 11:02 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX has published a post explaining how its Falcon 9 is designed to be able to fly back home, and also revisiting its failed barge landings in January and in April.

After the SpaceX rocket failure, supplies are finally on their way to the ISS

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2015 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The previous three missions to the ISS have ended in disaster.

Progress 60 spacecraft shakes off the bad luck to re-supply the ISS

Posted in Hardware on 7th Jul, 2015 01:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The Russian-made Progress 60 cargo craft has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) following a two-day orbital rendezvous period.

A Kickstarter project wants to put the International Space Station's view of Earth in your VR display

Posted in Science on 11th Aug, 2015 09:59 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceVR launched a Kickstarter campaign today to send a 3D, 360-degree camera to the International Space Station.

Expandable space stations will increase space station size per cost by over ten times

Posted in Hardware on 1st Sep, 2015 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Bigelow Aerospace has agreed with NASA to leverage the company’s B330 inflatable space habitat for use with NASA’s human space flight.

ESA astronaut drives rover from low-Earth orbit

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2015 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
The technology has the potential to be used in a number of roles both in space and back on Earth, possibly taking human workers out of harms way.

The International Space Station celebrates its 15th birthday

Posted in Science on 3rd Nov, 2015 01:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Unfortunately, the ISS' future is up in the air. Its funding will run out one year before it turns 25 in 2024, and it's unclear if a second-gen station will take its place.

SpaceX will fly astronauts to the space station in 2017

Posted in Science on 21st Nov, 2015 09:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Boeing, another company that aspires to carry astronauts to and from the space station, received a similar order in May. No word on who will go first.

British astronaut to run the London Marathon in real time from space

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2015 12:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Astronauts regularly take to the treadmill while in space, running as much as two hours a day to keep fit and offset the effects of zero gravity.

Orbital heads back to International Space Station on cargo run

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2015 10:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The upgraded capsule, due to arrive on Wednesday, is loaded with more than 3,500 kg of food, clothing, computer gear, spacewalk equipment and science experiments.

Mapping astronauts' behavior on the ISS could make a better ride to Mars

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2015 12:37 AM
by AlexMuller
A company called Draper is developing a way to monitor how astronauts use the ISS for planning a long term spaceflight to Mars.

NASA picks SpaceX, Orbital, and Sierra Nevada to resupply the space station through 2024

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jan, 2016 06:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Both SpaceX and Orbital were awarded the first round of commercial resupply contracts back in 2008.

Fungi survive mars-like conditions on the space station

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2016 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
A study, by ESA, has found that two species of tiny fungi originally from Antarctica have survived living in Mars-like conditions for a period of 18 months.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly breaks American spaceflight record

Posted in Science on 2nd Mar, 2016 11:21 AM
by AlexMuller
After 340 days on the International Space Station, Scott Kelly has spent more continuous time in space than any other American astronaut.

Why NASA is setting fire to a cargo ship in space

Posted in Science on 18th Mar, 2016 07:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Before Cygnus breaks apart above the Earth, NASA is going to intentionally set it on fire.

U.S. and Russian crew arrives at International Space Station

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2016 01:51 PM
by AlexMuller
A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying a NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, ending a nearly six-hour flight.

China to launch Tiangong 2 laboratory this year and complete the space station by 2020

Posted in Hardware on 24th Mar, 2016 07:40 PM
by AlexMuller
China plans for 20 space missions this year including the testing of its most sophisticated rocket and the launch of a space habitat.

NASA to use the ISS as a testbed for inflatable living modules

Posted in Science on 25th Mar, 2016 04:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Before any sort of experimental gear can go to Mars, it needs to be trialed closer to home.

Cygnus cargo ship successfully docks with ISS

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2016 02:24 PM
by AlexMuller
The Cygnus us scheduled to remain docked at the ISS until May.

Two Bigelow BA330 modules combined would have 72% of the volume of ISS

Posted in Hardware on 10th Apr, 2016 07:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Compared to their volume-mass ratio, expandable modules offer more living space than traditional rigid modules.

SpaceX Dragon spacecraft arrives at the ISS

Posted in Science on 11th Apr, 2016 06:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Tim Peake has successfully berthed the latest cargo ship to visit the ISS. Using the robotic arm, he grabbed the Dragon freighter on Sunday, pulling it into the Harmony module.

ULA and Bigelow announce partnership for first commercial space stations

Posted in Hardware on 12th Apr, 2016 07:05 PM
by AlexMuller
The agreement unveiled on Monday will see Bigelow deliver two fully functional B330 modules to ULA for notional launches in 2020.

First expandable habitat installed on ISS

Posted in Science on 18th Apr, 2016 07:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The ISS received an exciting renovation today as the experimental Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) was successfully attached to the Tranquility module.

Tim Peake 'runs' London Marathon from space

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2016 01:39 PM
by AlexMuller
He ran the 42km (26.2mi) distance in about three hours, 35 minutes, the European Space Agency said.

NASA is observing how microbes adapt aboard the ISS

Posted in Science on 12th May, 2016 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The effort will allow for the development of methods for minimizing any danger created by the microbes during lengthy missions.

SpaceX's Dragon returns to Earth brimming with microgravity research samples

Posted in Hardware on 12th May, 2016 07:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The Dragon completed its round trip to the ISS, splashing down with more than a tonne of valuable scientific samples in tow.

Lockheed martin wants to send humans to Mars in 12 years

Posted in Science on 18th May, 2016 12:07 PM
by AlexMuller
LM plans to unveil a vision for a spacecraft to make it happen. The "Mars Base Camp," would set up a laboratory, staffed by 6 astronauts, in Mars orbit in 2028.

Proposal For New Space Station Orbiting The Moon

Posted in Science on 21st May, 2016 04:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The habitat components could be manufactured and launched about three years after getting a 'Go Ahead' contract from NASA.

July SpaceX launch will carry private entrance to space station

Posted in Science on 25th May, 2016 05:36 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX and Boeing are competing to become the first private company to shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station in 2017 (or 2018).

Flexi-space room expansion suspended

Posted in Science on 27th May, 2016 02:08 PM
by AlexMuller
The deployment of a new, expandable "room" on the International Space Station was suspended on Thursday when it failed to open up as expected.

Inflatable module pops to full size on ISS

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2016 01:16 PM
by AlexMuller
The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) aboard the ISS has successfully been inflated on the second try.

This year, we'll sequence DNA in space for the first time

Posted in Science on 3rd Jun, 2016 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Kate Rubins, a virologist turned astronaut, heads to the ISS this month to monitor more than 250 experiments, including genetic sequencing.

Jeff Bezos Wants to Build Giant Factories in Space to save the Earth

Posted in Science on 3rd Jun, 2016 10:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Bezos announced that Blue Origin will put $200 million into a new rocket assembly facility and launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Astronaut enters inflatable space habitat for the first time

Posted in Science on 6th Jun, 2016 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Future versions might provide mankind's home on the moon and Mars, but first we need to know how it holds up in space.

3 astronauts return to Earth after 6 months aboard the ISS

Posted in Science on 19th Jun, 2016 09:53 PM
by AlexMuller
The capsule landed on its side, a frequent occurrence, after parachuting for 14 minutes. A search and recovery team quickly extracted the trio from the capsule.

Former NASA ISS manager planning commercial space station venture

Posted in Hardware on 27th Jun, 2016 03:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Axiom Space is in discussions with NASA on an agreement that would allow for studies of adding a commercial module to the ISS.

China successfully launched new Long March 7, to be used to launch upgraded space stations

Posted in Hardware on 28th Jun, 2016 02:45 PM
by AlexMuller
The Long March 7 rocket is the second in a trio of new boosters China will use to launch and supply a space station.

How Lockheed Martin plans to set up a base camp in Mars orbit

Posted in Science on 20th Jul, 2016 08:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A laboratory that orbits Mars, giving astronauts the ability to drive rovers and UAVs on the Martian surface in real-time, and perhaps paving the way for a landing.

Russia's Plan To Spin Off a New Space Station From the ISS

Posted in Hardware on 24th Jul, 2016 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Russia just detailed its plans to separate the newest modules from the International Space Station once the long-lived project comes to an end.

Business ideas sought to launch ISS marketplace

Posted in Science on 25th Jul, 2016 10:07 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA has been signalling intentions to welcome more commercial partners aboard for a little while, and is now canvassing the private sector for ideas to increase business.

New Tech on The ISS Set To Form Solar System 'Internet'

Posted in Science on 31st Jul, 2016 10:17 PM
by AlexMuller
As more investment and innovation is given to space exploration, the ISS is becoming a very busy place.

With the installation of the Docking Adapter, the ISS is ready for the private spaceflight era

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2016 12:17 AM
by AlexMuller
space station transitions from the era of Space Shuttle transportation to that of privatized spaceflight.

NASA Funds Plan to Turn Used Rocket Fuel Tanks Into Space Habitats

Posted in Science on 23rd Aug, 2016 05:21 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA has selected six partner companies to develop full-sized ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats.

DNA sequenced in space for first time on the ISS

Posted in Science on 4th Sep, 2016 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
The device, which was sent up to the space station in July, could help astronauts diagnose illness in space and allow them to identify disease-causing microbes on the ISS.

China's Shenzhou 11 blasts off on space station mission

Posted in Science on 17th Oct, 2016 12:08 PM
by AlexMuller
China has launched two men into orbit in a project designed to develop its ability to explore space.

Private Space Stations could start launching in 2020

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2016 02:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Large multi-module stations able to hold 100 or more people by 2030

Japanese cargo ship en route to space station

Posted in Science on 11th Dec, 2016 02:18 PM
by AlexMuller
It's bringing six new lithium-ion batteries, which will replace the old nickel-hydrogen batteries used to store energy from the station's solar arrays.

What can NASA’s twin study results actually tell us?

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jan, 2017 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
The next step is to figure out which changes can be attributed to spaceflight and which are just normal consequences of ageing.

No one knows what to do with the International Space Station

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2017 02:29 PM
by Alex Muller
Congress has only approved funding through 2024. What happens then?

BEAM's first year on ISS expands potential of inflatable space habitats

Posted in Hardware on 29th May, 2017 01:44 PM
by Alex Muller
The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), a prototype inflatable space station module, has now been attached to the ISS for a year.

Up to 200 pound pieces of China’s Space Station could hit the Earth’s Surface

Posted in Hardware on 21st Oct, 2017 01:52 AM
by Alex Muller
Pieces weighing up to 200 pounds of China’s space station could make it to the surface when the 8.5-tonne laboratory breaks up.

Startup will launch luxury space hotel in 2021 and charge about $800,000 per night

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2018 07:17 PM
by Alex Muller
By early 2022, they aim to be hosting tourists, astronauts, space research, and manufacturing on board Aurora Station in LEO.

Chinese space station: Beijing invites world to join its project as ISS support falters

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Jun, 2018 07:37 PM
by Alex Muller
China just declared it's building a new space station. With Beijing inviting the world to climb aboard, is this the start of a new space race?

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