Category Archives: International Space Station

SpaceX Commentary on Dragon's Flight Day 3 and the Challenges Ahead

Hawthorne, CA – Today, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft completed key on-orbit tests as part of a historic attempt to be the first commercial company in history to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station. In the days … Continue reading

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Dragon Flies Under the International Space Station

Dragon Solar Panels Visible Image Credit: NASA TV This image was captured moments before ISS contact was lost. Several minutes later, Dragon crossed directly under the International Space Station and disappeared into the shadow of the Earth. All tests so … Continue reading

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SpaceX Launches Dragon Toward ISS

Falcon 9 Ignition Image Credit: NASA TV Falcon 9 Liftoff Image Credit: NASA TV Falcon 9 Ascent Image Credit: NASA TV Falcon 9 Downrange Image Credit: NASA TV Falcon 9 Separation of the Second Stage Image Credit: NASA TV Falcon … Continue reading

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Edoardo Amaldi Resuppy Mission to the ISS

ATV-3 Inside Fairing Image Credit: ESA Previously delayed, the European Space Agency is ready to launch the Edoardo Amaldi this evening. The mission is to provide supplies to the International Space Station, including a spare Fluids Control Pump Assembly (FCPA). … Continue reading

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European Space Agency 30 Days from ATV Resupply Mission

Loading Cargo Aboard ATV 3 – Edoardo Amaldi Image Credit: ESA / CNES / Arianespace / Optique Video du CSG–S. Martin 2011 The European Space Agency’s Edoardo Amaldi mission to the International Space Station is scheduled for 1000 UTC on … Continue reading

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SpaceX Slips Dragon Mission to ISS

SpaceX announced that it will slip the launch of the Dragon spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 from the original 7 February 2012 date. The specific reason for the delay was not specified, but was related to a “sense of responsibility … Continue reading

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Earth's Beauty Seen from Space

Made with NASA photos taken 240 miles above Earth and edited together by German artist Michael Konig, this 4-1/2 minute film captures some of the world’s most stunning views including the Aurora Borealis and the impressive luminosity of human habitation.

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What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth?

A time-lapse created by science educator James Drake, who compiled 600 publicly available images taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over … Continue reading

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Atlantis – And Then There Were None

Atlantis Reentry as seen from the International Space Station Image Credit: NASA Atlantis Cockpit View of Kennedy Space Center Image Credit: NASA TV Atlantis Approach to the Runway Image Credit: NASA TV Atlantis Touchdown at Kennedy Space Center Image Credit: … Continue reading

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Endeavour Docked with the International Space Station

NASA has released images of Endeavour and the ISS. They were taken by Paolo Nespoli from TMA-20 as the Russian spacecraft departed on 23 May. Space Shuttle Endeavour Docked with the International Space Station Image Credit: NASA / Paolo Nespoli

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