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Major Tim and Colonel Tim to Usher In New Era on International Space Station

Now structurally complete and transitioning from post-construction into full utilization, the International Space Station will expand in terms of its International Partners over the next few years. Photo Credit: NASA

With the announcement yesterday of the appointment of NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and Britain’s Tim Peake to the future crew of Expedition 45/46, the [...]

Success as 70th Ariane 5 Delivers Alphasat and Insat-3D Perfectly into Orbit

The VA-214 stack undergoes final checks on the ELA-3 pad, ahead of today’s liftoff. Photo Credit: Arianespace

For the third time this year, another mammoth Ariane 5 booster has delivered a payload perfectly into orbit. Mission VA-214, the 214th flight by Arianespace’s rocket family since the maiden voyage of Ariane 1 in December 1979, [...]

Astronaut Chris Cassidy Plays Photographer

Photo Credit: NASA

Inside the Cupola, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, an Expedition 36 flight engineer, uses a 400mm lens on a digital still camera to photograph a target of opportunity on Earth some 250 miles below him and the International Space Station. Cassidy has been aboard the orbital outpost since late March and will [...]

Britain's Tim Peake Assigned to Six-Month ISS Mission in 2015-16

Pictured during training in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) space suit, Tim Peake will be the first official British astronaut whose mission has been sanctioned and financed directly by the U.K. government. Photo Credit: NASA

Four years after his selection as a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut candidate, Britain’s Tim Peake has been formally [...]

As ATV Launch Approaches, Damage to Docking Sensor Still to be Assessed

View of the docking port on the Zvezda module, marking the area potentially impacted by Progress M-19M in April 2013. Image Credit: Roscosmos/Anatoly Zak/Russianspaceweb.com

While the fourth European ATV has been sitting on top of an Ariane 5 launcher set for launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on June 5, engineers are still analyzing a [...]

Potential Damage to ISS During Progress Docking May Delay ATV-4

Photo Credit: NASA / ESA

The European Space Agency is investigating potential damage to the International Space Station (ISS) docking port which was used by Progress 51P on April 26. The damage, caused by the undeployed Progress antenna, appears to have involved a navigational aid needed for ATV-4, scheduled for June.

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Expedition 35 Crew Members Complete Extensive Spacewalk

Photo Credit: Roscosmos

Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) completed a 6-hour, 38-minute spacewalk today at 4:41 p.m. EDT. Russian Flight Engineers Pavel Vinogradov and Roman Romanenko, members of the Expedition 35 crew, stepped outside of the orbiting laboratory to deploy and retrieve a variety of scientific experiments on the outside of [...]

What's Going to Happen to the ISS?

The International Space Station—still not technically complete—may only be in orbit for another decade or so. Photo Credit: NASA

The International Space Station is the ninth crewed space station to be built, and with a mass of approximately 450 tons, a width of 354 feet (108 meters), and a pressurized volume of 2746 (837 [...]

NASA, SpaceX Select March 1 for Next Cargo Resupply Services Flight

NASA has announced a planned March 1, 2013, launch date for the next mission under the space agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. The mission will be carried out by a Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. Photo Credit: NASA

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Progress In, Progress Out at International Space Station

Photo Credit: NASA

One of Russia’s unmanned Progress resupply spacecraft left the International Space Station (ISS) Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. The departure was timed to make way for a new Progress, which is currently slated to arrive at the orbiting laboratory and workshop Monday. 

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