NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio, Crewmates Arrive Safely at Space Station

NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio, Crewmates Arrive Safely at Space Station

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and two cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station Wednesday, bringing its number of residents to 10 for the coming week. The Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft carrying Rubio, as well as Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin of Roscosmos, docked to the station’s Rassvet module at 1:06 p.m. EDT. Following two orbits, docking occurred […]

NASA, Axiom Sign Second Private Astronaut Mission to Space Station Order

NASA and Axiom Space have signed a mission order for the second private astronaut mission to the International Space Station to take place in the second quarter of 2023. “With each new step forward, we are working together with commercial space companies and growing the economy in low-Earth orbit,” said Phil McAlister, director of commercial space at […]

News Update: Russia Planning to Leave the ISS. What’s Next?

What’s up?! Well… maybe a new Russian Space station.  Russia has announced that it will stop sending Russian cosmonauts to the International Space Station as early as 2024 and will begin developing an orbital station of their own. Yuri Borisov, the new head of Roscosmos, says the agency has no plans to restore ties with […]

Crew Unpacking New Science Experiments from Dragon

Crew Unpacking New Science Experiments from Dragon

New science experiments continue to be unpacked from inside the newly-arrived SpaceX Dragon resupply ship. The seven Expedition 67 crew members also ensured the International Space Station continues orbiting Earth in tip-top shape. NASA Flight Engineers Jessica Watkins and Bob Hines spent Monday unloading some of the more than 5,800 pounds of science experiments and crew supplies delivered on Saturday inside the Dragon cargo […]

NASA, SpaceX Launch Climate Science Research, More to Space Station

NASA, SpaceX Launch Climate Science Research, More to Space Station

Among the science experiments being delivered, the JPL-developed EMIT instrument will help scientists determine how airborne mineral dust affects our planet. A SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft carrying more than 5,800 pounds of science experiments, crew supplies, and other cargo is on its way to the International Space Station after launching at 8:44 p.m. EDT (5:44 p.m. PDT) […]

Redwire Successfully Delivers Second Pair of iROSA Solar Arrays to Augment International Space Station Power Supply

Redwire Successfully Delivers Second Pair of iROSA Solar Arrays to Augment International Space Station Power Supply

Redwire Corporation announced that it has successfully delivered the second pair of International Space Station Roll-Out Solar Arrays (iROSA) to Boeing, NASA’s prime contractor for space station operations. The on-time delivery follows acceptance testing consisting of multiple ambient functional deployments, vibration, and cold and hot temperature deployments. The solar arrays are currently undergoing flight package […]

BEAM Work, Space Gardening, Free-Flying Robots End Expediton 67 Crew’s Week on ISS

The Expedition 67 crew opened up BEAM, the International Space Station’s expandable module, today and conducted sensor checks and organized hardware. The orbital residents also continued their space botany and automated robotics research as well as ongoing cargo operations. NASA Flight Engineers Jessica Watkins and Bob Hines partnered together inside the BEAM module today for systems checks after six years attached to the station’s […]

Post-flight Interview with ESA Astronaut Matthias Maurer

Post-flight Interview with ESA Astronaut Matthias Maurer

Interview with ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer after the conclusion of his 177-day mission on the International Space Station. During his time in orbit, Matthias supported over 35 European experiments and even more international experiments on board. The outcomes of these experiments will advance our knowledge in areas ranging from human health to materials science, benefiting […]

Soil, Sutures, and Climate Modeling Among Investigations Riding SpaceX CRS-25 Dragon to International Space Station

Soil, Sutures, and Climate Modeling Among Investigations Riding SpaceX CRS-25 Dragon to International Space Station

EMIT, a mission developed at JPL to measure the composition of minerals that become airborne dust, is among the investigations launching to the space station next month. The 25th SpaceX cargo resupply services mission (SpaceX CRS-25) carrying scientific research and technology demonstrations to the International Space Station is scheduled for launch June 9 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Experiments […]

NASA, Boeing Complete Starliner Uncrewed Flight Test to Space Station

NASA, Boeing Complete Starliner Uncrewed Flight Test to Space Station

NASA and Boeing safely landed the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft Wednesday in the desert of the western United States, completing the uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) to the International Space Station to help prove the system is ready to fly astronauts. About four hours after departing the space station, Starliner touched down onto its airbags […]