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Displaying items by tag: Space Station

Sunday, 28 March 2010 00:06

NASA STS-131 given Go to Launch

NASA managers have given space shuttle Discovery a 'GO' to launch on April 5, 2010, for its STS-131 mission to the International Space Station.

 

Published in Space
Tuesday, 02 February 2010 01:43

Moon gets museum but probably not NASA astronauts

According to California, it has designated numerous objects left on the Moon in the 1960s and 70s as a state historical resource. Since it looks like U.S. astronauts won't be going to the Moon any time in the near future, articles left on the Moon will at least be protected from commercialism.

Published in Space
The space shuttle Endeavour is being prepared for its next-to-last mission into space. Only four other NASA missions of its Space Shuttle fleet remain in the Space Transportation System (STS) program—which is scheduled to end in September 2010.

Published in Space
The space shuttle Discovery lifted off from Florida at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 28, 2009, for its journey to the International Space Station. However, the first complete test firing of the new Ares 1 rocket was canceled after a power unit failed with only 20 seconds left in the countdown.

Published in Space
Monday, 01 June 2009 10:27

It's six-up on the ISS

The International Space Station now has a six-person crew.

Published in Space
Thursday, 21 May 2009 06:27

Water 'pee-cycling' begins on space station

The International Space Station's new water recycling system has proved fit for human consumption and astronauts have been cleared to consume the water it produces.

Published in Space
Sunday, 26 October 2008 04:11

A quantum of solace in space

James Bond has a pretty stressful life, no doubt about that. But at least 007 can see a therapist when all the killing and snogging get too much. Astronauts have no such luxury. No, not with killing and snogging, but the access to a therapist. That may all be about to change...

Published in Space
Richard Garriott, son of Owen Garriot, a US Shuttle and Skylab astronaut, and co-founder of gaming company Origin Systems, is the world’s sixth space tourist, the world’s first second-generation astronaut and the first to truly make the US $30m flight a commercial venture that could eventually pay for itself.

Published in Space
Jules Verne, the first Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), has completed its mission with a controlled destructive re-entry over the South Pacific.

Published in Space
Tuesday, 05 August 2008 02:57

Musk's SpaceX Falcon rocket fails again

The third launch of the Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 1 rocket failed to reach orbit after the first stage failed to separate. "It was obviously a big disappointment not to reach orbit," said company founder Elon Musk.

Published in Space
On July 29, 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Act was signed into law by then-U.S. president Dwight “Ike” D. Eisenhower. Two months later, NASA began operations with about eighty employees. Today, NASA is the world’s leading explorer and researcher of our Earth, solar system, and the universe.

Published in Space
The ESA's Columbus laboratory module was added to the International Space Station in February, but Hewlett-Packard has only now chosen to reveal that the LAN onboard Columbus uses a ProCurve 2524 switch.

Published in Strategy
Andy Thomas, Australia’s very first man in space, has implored PM  Kevin Rudd to thrust Australia into the space race. Andy says it’s vastly more affordable than before and Australia’s children should get serious about science and technology. Is he right?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Tuesday, 01 April 2008 08:29

Jules Verne demo two successful

The second test approach of the Jules Verne ATV to the International Space Station has been hailed as "impressive".

Published in Space
Monday, 31 March 2008 08:36

Jules Verne passes Demo Day One

The ESA's automated transfer vehicle passed its first major test when Jules Verne successfully navigated to a point 3.5km behind the International Space Station.

Published in Space
Despite a delay of approximately 90 minutes caused by cloud over Florida, space shuttle Endeavour has landed safely at Kennedy Space Center.

Published in Space
Tuesday, 25 March 2008 10:57

Shuttle Endeavour heading for home

Endeavour has undocked from the International Space Station in preparation for its return to Earth later this week.

Published in Space
Thursday, 06 March 2008 04:45

Jules Verne ready for launch

Jules Verne, the ESA's first Automated Transfer Vehicle, has been declared ready for launch.

Published in Space
Tuesday, 05 February 2008 02:41

NASA 2009 budget crafted at $17.6 billion

On Monday, February 4, 2008, NASA announced that its fiscal year 2009 budget is $17.6 billion for continuing to build the International Space Station, operate the space shuttle fleet, explore the solar system, study the Earth, and conduct aeronautics research.    
Published in Space
Tuesday, 29 January 2008 11:35

Automated spaceship loaded for ISS resupply

Jules Verne, the first European automated transfer vehicle (ATV) has been loaded with oxygen ahead of its first trip to the International Space Station.

Published in Space

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