Category Archives: International Space Station

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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Endeavour in orbit and on its way to the International Space Station

Launch Image Credit: NASA TV The Space Shuttle Endeavour began its final mission to the International space station with a perfect launch at 1256 UTC this morning.

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CCDev2 – SpaceX

Cady Coleman and Scott Kelley in the Dragon Image Credit: SpaceX This is the final entry concerning the second round of funding in the Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program. NASA awarded $75 million to spaceX to develop a revolutionary launch … Continue reading

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CCDev2 – Blue Origin

Blue Origin Spacecraft Image Credit: NASA / Blue Origin Third in our series on the second round of funding in the Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program is the secretive Blue Origin company. The award of $22 million has been announced … Continue reading

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Endeavour – Scrubbed

Endeavour at T-Minus 6 Hours Image Credit: NASA TV The launch of Endeavour was scrubbed today due to a failed heater in the APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) of the Shuttle. It looks like there are multiple failures on APU1. The … Continue reading

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CCDev2 – Sierra Nevada

NASA HL-20 Image Credit: NASA The second round of funding in the Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program has been announced by NASA. Sierra Nevada Corporation received $80 million in the second round to go with the $20 million it received … Continue reading

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CCDev2 – Boeing

Boeing CST-100 Image Credit: Boeing NASA announced the second round of funding in the Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program. Boeing was the big winner in CCDev-2, getting $92.3 million, on top of the $18 million it won last year. The … Continue reading

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Progress

Image Credit: NASA With the extension of the lifetime of the International Space Station to 2020, and perhaps beyond, the maintenance and resupply of the station becomes critical. This is the third in a series examining the international effort to … Continue reading

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