international space station

Busy Spaceport: There are Now Five Spaceships Parked at the Space Station

by Nancy Atkinson September 26, 2014

Mars isn’t the only place in the Solar System that was busy this week with arriving spacecraft. While NASA’s MAVEN and ISRO’s MOM arrived in orbit around the Red Planet, the International Space Station also welcomed two arriving spacecraft, bringing the total of docked ships at the ISS to five. Nancy Atkinson on Google+

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Awesome Aurora Vine Video from the Space Station

by Nancy Atkinson July 1, 2014

Here’s the latest Vine video from astronaut Reid Wiseman on board the International Space Station, showing the Aurora Borealis shimmering in the sky as the stars of Orion rise in the sky. Modules of the ISS smoothly move through the top portion of the video. In viewing the aurora from space earlier, Wiseman said, “It […]

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Watch Live: 180th Spacewalk for the International Space Station

by Nancy Atkinson June 19, 2014

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream Cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev are working outside at the International Space Station today! They will spend about 6.5 hours outside installing an antenna for data relays, relocating a cargo boom, swabbing samples from a window on the Zvezda service module and switching out science experiment gear. Watch […]

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Observing Alert – Space Station ‘Marathon’ Starts This Week

by Bob King May 27, 2014

What’s your favorite satellite? For me it’s the space station. Not only is it the brightest spacecraft in the sky, but it’s regularly visible from so many places. It’s also unique. Most satellites are either spent rocket stages or unmanned science and surveillance probes. The ISS is inhabited by a crew of astronauts. Real people. Every […]

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Antares Rocket Engine Suffers Significant Failure During Testing

by Ken Kremer May 23, 2014

A Russian built rocket engine planned for future use in the first stage of Orbital Sciences Corp. commercial Antares rocket launching to the International Space Station failed during pre-launch acceptance testing on Thursday afternoon, May 22, at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. “There was a test failure at Stennis yesterday afternoon (May 22),” Orbital […]

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