Spacewalkers Successfully Tackle Ammonia Leak at Space Station

Chris Cassidy (with red stripes) and Tom Marshburn work outside the International Space Station to track down and rectify an anomalous ammonia leak. Photo Credit: NASA

In what may go down in the record books as one of the shortest intervals between authorizing a spacewalk and executing it to perfection, Expedition 35 astronauts […]

NASA Discusses Details of Spacewalk to Fix ISS Coolant Leak

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The Expedition 35 crewmembers and International Space Station (ISS) ground controllers are working on plans to conduct an Extra-Vehicular Activity, or EVA, in hopes of correcting an ammonia leak on the space station, said NASA managers in a press conference today.


Fast-Track Soyuz TMA-08M Crew Arrives at Space Station - UPDATE

The delivery of the Soyuz TMA-08M crew to the International Space Station returns the orbital outpost to six-person capability. Seated are Pavel Vinogradov (left) and Chris Hadfield, with Aleksandr Misurkin, Chris Cassidy, Roman Romanenko, and Tom Marshburn standing. Photo Credit: NASA

The second half of Expedition 35—the current multi-month increment of astronauts and […]

SpaceX Breathes Success as Dragon Roars Back to Earth

SpaceX’s CRS-2 Dragon descends beneath its three red-and-white parachutes towards a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean at 12:34 p.m. EDT (4:34 p.m. GMT) on 26 March 2013. Photo Credit: SpaceX

Less than a month after its rousing launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., SpaceX’s CRS-2 Dragon cargo ship was today recovered […]

Magic Dragon Prepares for Return to Earth

Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford grapples the CRS-2 Dragon craft on 3 March with the International Space Station’s 57-foot-long Canadarm2. The unpressurized Trunk—with attached solar arrays—carried its first dedicated ISS payload to orbit on this mission. Photo Credit: NASA

Three weeks after its rousing launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., SpaceX’s […]

Soyuz TMA-08M Crew Ready for Rapid Trek to Space Station

Pictured before qualification simulator runs at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre, near Moscow, Soyuz TMA-08M crewmen (from left) Aleksandr Misurkin, Pavel Vinogradov, and Chris Cassidy clasp hands. Photo Credit: NASA

The multi-month increments by International Space Station crews seem to be coming quick and fast these days, with none more quickly than the […]

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 […]

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

The cold light of […]

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 […]

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 Chris […]