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Farewell, Georges: Europe's Final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) Begins Journey to Launch Site

The fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) has begun its journey from Germany to South America. This will represent its final Earthly journey before heading into space in June 2014. Photo Credit: Astrium

With eight months still remaining before a mighty Ariane 5 booster launches it toward the International Space Station, Europe’s fifth [...]

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 [...]

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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Space Station Back to Six-Man Strength After Soyuz Docking

Chris Hadfield has aimed high through his 53 years of life and today accomplished what few human beings—and even fewer Canadians—have ever achieved: to board a space station. In mid-March, he will take command of that station, proving that for him the sky is most definitely not the limit. Photo Credit: NASA/Ben Evans personal [...]

ESA Approves Measure to Produce Orion Spacecraft's Service Module

The European Space Agency or “ESA” has approved funds to produce elements of NASA’s Orion spacecraft Service Module. Image Credit: NASA

The European Space Agency (ESA) has big plans for the future, ones that could prove beneficial to NASA’s human space flight ambitions as well. ESA concluded a council meeting where some 10 billion [...]