NASA, AxiomSpace Leaders Discuss Historic Ax-1 Space Station Mission

@NASA & @Axiom_Space will fly 1st all-private crewed mission to @Space_Station NET Jan 2022. […]

Veteran ISS Commanders Prepare for First Private AxiomSpace Mission

@Axiom_Space announces 1st private human orbital space mission, NET Jan 2022 & led by @CommanderMLA. […]

Not For Geeks? Remembering STS-73's Mission Impossible, 25 Years On

OTD in 1995, #Columbia flew #STS73 after record-tying 6 scrubbed launch attempts. Her crew that day included future ISS residents @Astro_Cady & @CommanderMLA. […]

Behnken, Cassidy Join "Pretty Exclusive Club", Both Log Tenth Spacewalks

@AstroBehnken & @Astro_SEAL joined an exclusive club of spacewalking supremos on Tuesday as they completed their 10th EVAs each. […]

'A Lot of Cheers on the Ground': 10 Years Since STS-116 Brought Power to the Space Station (Part 2)

The International Space Station (ISS) appears to “rise” from behind Discovery, as the two spacecraft near the end of their rendezvous on 11 December 2006. Photo Credit: NASA

When Commander Mark Polansky docked Space Shuttle Discovery onto the International Space Station (ISS) on 11 December 2006, ten years ago, today, he kicked off […]

'Lighting Up the Nighttime Sky': 10 Years Since STS-116 Brought Power to the Space Station (Part 1)

In addition to delivering the P-5 truss segment (visible at the far-right side of the P-4 arrays), the STS-116 crew retracted the port-side array of the P-6 segment. This produced an asymmetric configuration when Discovery departed the space station. Image Credit: NASA

Ten years ago, this month, Space Shuttle Discovery thundered into orbit […]

America's No. 1 in Orbit: Scott Kelly to Eclipse US Single-Flight Duration Record Tomorrow

For the second time this month, Scott Kelly will secure a U.S. national record, as he surpasses Mike Lopez-Alegria’s 215-day achievement for the longest single space mission by an American citizen on Thursday, 29 October. Photo Credit: NASA, via Joachim Becker/SpaceFacts.de

Having already surpassed fellow astronaut Mike Fincke to become the United States’ […]

'Without Travel Orders': 20 Years Since the Marathon Flight of STS-73 (Part 2)

Clad in their respective “red” and “blue” shirts, to denote their membership of the 12-hour Red and Blue Teams, the STS-73 crew pose for an in-flight portrait in the Spacelab module. Front row (from left) are Kathy Thornton, Mike Lopez-Alegria, and Ken Bowersox, with Catherine “Cady” Coleman and Fred Leslie in the middle […]

'Not For Geeks': 20 Years Since the Marathon Mission of STS-73 (Part 1)

With her port-side payload bay door positioned at 62-degrees-open, in order to guard against Micrometeoroid Orbital Debris (MMOD) impacts in a gravity gradient attitude, Columbia sails through her long-delayed 18th mission in October-November 1995. Photo Credit: NASA

The “geek” has long been recognized as an eccentric, non-mainstream individual, usually imbued with a peculiar […]

Record Breaker: Scott Kelly Becomes Most Experienced US Astronaut Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Scott Kelly will surpass fellow NASA astronaut Mike Fincke to become the United States’ most flight-experienced spacefarer. Photo Credit: NASA

At 5:02 a.m. EDT tomorrow (Thursday, 15 October), Scott Kelly—the incumbent skipper of the International Space Station (ISS) as Commander of Expedition 45—will make history when he becomes the United States’ most […]