Cygnus Cargo Carrier Concludes with Fiery Reentry Aug. 17 – Amazing Astronaut Photos

by Ken Kremer August 17, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Farewell Cygnus! The flight of the Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus commercial cargo carrier concluded this morning, Sunday Aug. 17, in a spectacular fireball as planned upon reentry into Earth’s atmosphere at approximately 9:15 a.m. (EDT). And the fireworks were captured for posterity […]

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Launch Alert! Watch Live As Three People Rocket To Space Today

by Elizabeth Howell May 28, 2014

In a few hours, you’ll be able to watch three crew members of Expedition 40/41 rocket to space — live from Kazakhstan! At 3:57 p.m. EDT (7:57 p.m. UTC) a rocket carrying a Soyuz spacecraft is expected to lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, carrying Reid Wiseman (NASA), Alexander Gerst (ESA) and Maxim Suraev (Roscosmos). […]

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NASA-Russia Breach Will Not Affect UrtheCast Cameras On Space Station, Company Says

by Elizabeth Howell April 3, 2014

UrtheCast — the company aiming to bring high-definition pictures of Earth to the public — is among the exemptions after NASA severed most ties officially with Russia yesterday (April 2), the company said in a press release. “It is business as usual for the company, as we continue the commissioning of our cameras on the International […]

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UPDATE 2: Crew’s Space Station Docking Delayed Two Days Due To Glitch

by Elizabeth Howell March 25, 2014

Update, 10:13 p.m. EDT: Tonight’s docking with the International Space Station will not happen because one of the engine firings scheduled to happen did not take place when it was supposed to. The crew is safe, according to NASA, and going to a standard backup plan that should bring the craft to the station on Thursday […]

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Why Trapping Somebody In Space Only Takes A Breeze (And Other Highlights From Expedition 40)

by Elizabeth Howell March 18, 2014

Imagine that you were in the middle of a module on the International Space Station. Floating in mid-air, far from handholds or any way to propel yourself. Is there any way to get out of that situation? The short answer is not easily, and the longer answer is it could be an effective way to […]

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