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Expedition 34 Crew Lands Safely in Kazakhstan

From left are NASA astronaut Kevin Ford, commander, with Roscosmos Flight Engineers Oleg Novitsky and Evgeny Tarelkin. Photo Credit: NASA

The crew that comprised Expedition 34 to the International Space Station (ISS) has safely returned to Earth via a Russian Soyuz descent module. They completed their mission on the Kazakhstan Steppes at 10:10 p.m. […]

Oh, Canada! First Canadian ISS Commander Scheduled to Take the Reins Today

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History was made some 260 miles up with the change of command that took place on the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday. Veteran Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield became the first Canadian to take command of the orbiting outpost when the outgoing commander, NASA astronaut Kevin Ford, handed over responsibility […]

California Students Speak Live with Space Station Astronauts

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WASHINGTON — Students in California will speak with Expedition 34 astronauts aboard the International Space Station Tuesday, March 5, from Monrovia High School near Los Angeles. News media representatives are invited to attend. The Earth-to-space call will take place from 1:25-1:45 p.m. EST (10:25-10:45 a.m. PST) and will be carried live on […]

Hissing Dragon May Dock With Space Station Tomorrow

Rising from the smoke of its own making, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 roars into orbit yesterday to deliver the CRS-2 Dragon to the International Space Station. Although the rocket appears to have functioned normally, the Dragon experienced numerous glitches in its first few hours aloft. Photo Credit: John Studwell

Following yesterday’s eventful launch, the second […]

Dragon Breathes Perfect Fire as CRS-2 Roars to Orbit -UPDATE

SpaceX began the second mission under the $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services contract that the company has with NASA right on time at 10:10:13 a.m. EST. The launch site was Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studio

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Communications Lost With International Space Station - UPDATE

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At approximately 9:45 a.m. EST Tuesday, February 19, 2013, the International Space Station lost communications with the ground. During this period, flight controllers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, were updating software aboard the space station’s flight computers. As this was happening, one of the station’s data relay systems […]

NASA Hosts its First Google+ Hangout Connecting with Space Station

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WASHINGTON — NASA will host its first Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station from 11 a.m. to noon EST, Friday, Feb. 22. This event will connect NASA’s social media followers with astronauts on the ground and living and working aboard the laboratory orbiting 240 miles above Earth.

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New Year's Greeting from Crew of International Space Station

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Well wishes for the New Year came from all points across the globe, as well as above it. The Expedition 34 crew, some 260 miles above the surface of the Earth, beamed down New Year wishes to the inhabitants below. The Expedition’s Commander, Kevin Ford, and crewmates […]

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 […]

Expedition 34 “Aims High” With Launch of Second Canadian Long-Duration Resident

Bearing the representatives of three nations—Canada, Russia, and the United States—the Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft begins its journey into orbit on 19 December 2012. Photo Credit: NASA

It has been almost two decades since I received a signed portrait of Chris Hadfield, who is presently en-route to the International Space Station as its second long-duration […]