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Tag: International Space Station

Demonstration Proves Nuclear Fission System Can Provide Space Exploration Power

NASA and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have successfully demonstrated a new nuclear reactor power system that could enable long-duration crewed missions to the Moon, Mars and destinations beyond. NASA announced the results of the demonstration, called the Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling Technology (KRUSTY) experiment,during a news conference Wednesday at its Glenn Research… Read More ›

NASA to Discuss Deep Space Exploration Progress at Johnson Space Center

Media are invited to see how engineers and scientists are helping make NASA’s deep space human exploration plans a reality at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Thursday, April 26. A briefing with NASA at 10 a.m. EDT (9 a.m. CDT) will provide an update on efforts to build the Orion spacecraft for… Read More ›

The Aerospace Corporation Awarded $2.85 Million Grant From NASA To Study Atmosphere

The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) has received a grant for $2.85 million from NASA to investigate dynamic changes in the Earth’s atmosphere and ionosphere. The centerpiece of the study is an instrumented six-unit CubeSat mission called the Daily Atmospheric Ionospheric Limb Imager (DAILI), that will be designed, built, and flown by Aerospace. DAILI is scheduled to… Read More ›

Personal Transport Systems

Every science fiction writer of the 1950’s seemed to incorporate some kind of personal flying machine. The prospect seemed glittering. People of apparently ordinary means could load up, take off and travel in uncrowded skies to visit relatives. Today we have the same ambitions but a greater realism about the challenges that will present themselves…. Read More ›

NASA Invests in Shapeshifters, Biobots, Other Visionary Technology

NASA is investing in technology concepts that include meteoroid impact detection, space telescope swarms, and small orbital debris mapping technologies that may one day be used for future space exploration missions. The agency selected 25 early-stage technology proposals that have the potential to transform future human and robotic exploration missions, introduce new exploration capabilities, and significantly improve… Read More ›

Georgia Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Students at New Prospect Elementary School in Alpharetta, Georgia, will speak with the NASA astronauts living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 10:50 a.m. EDT on Monday, Oct. 23. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Twenty Georgia elementary school students will be invited… Read More ›

Canadian space firms to get access to work on American space vehicles

New deal between the Canadian Space Agency and Sierra Nevada Corporation could generate jobs and space research opportunities October 3, 2017 – Longueuil, Quebec Canada‘s space sector could benefit from better jobs and opportunities to bid on contracts thanks to a new agreement between Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), an American company providing technology solutions in… Read More ›

Airbus Safran Launchers: 77th consecutive successful launch for Ariane 5

First successful launch of the year for Ariane 5 6 more Ariane 5 launches scheduled for 2017 Airbus Safran Launchers is now the major shareholder in Arianespace, and is  the industrial lead contractor for Ariane 5 and the future Ariane 6   For its first launch of the year, Ariane 5 successfully completed its mission from the European… Read More ›

NASA to Air Prelaunch Briefing, Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA provider SpaceX is scheduled to launch its 10th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station no earlier than 10:01 a.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 18. Live coverage of the launch will begin at 8:30 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will lift off on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket… Read More ›

Signing of industrial contract for Orion spacecraft’s first astronaut mission.

A European Service Module will power NASA’s Orion spacecraft beyond the Moon and back in 2018. ESA and Airbus Defence and Space have agreed with NASA to build a second module for a second mission with astronauts for launch as early as 2021. Humans are going to leave low orbit for the first time since… Read More ›

NASA TV to Broadcast Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station

Six weeks after delivering more than 4.5 tons of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station, an unpiloted Japanese cargo spacecraft is scheduled to depart the station Friday, Jan. 27. Live coverage of the departure will begin at 10 a.m. EST on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Ground controllers will use the station’s… Read More ›

NASA Awards Contract for Flight Operations Support

NASA has awarded contracts to nine companies to provide specialized engineering, aeronautics, and manufacturing support for Flight Operations Directorate work, facilities, and aircraft at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The selected companies are: American Systems Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia ATA Engineering, Inc., of San Diego, California Bastion Technologies, Inc., of Houston Engineering and… Read More ›

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst arrives at space station.

A Soyuz spacecraft launched last night from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan docked with the International Space Station in the early hours of this morning. Onboard were ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and his Expedition 40/41 crewmates, who will now live and work in space for the next six months. Flying with Alexander are Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev… Read More ›

ESA astronaut ready for launch to International Space Station.

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will lift off from the Russian Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 20:56 GMT (21:56 pm CEST) on 28 May, heading to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft. This will be the start of his six-month ‘Blue Dot’ mission as a scientist and flight engineer on the Station’s Expeditions 40… Read More ›

NASA Selects Physical Science Research Proposals for the International Space Station.

NASA’s Physical Science Research Program will fund seven proposals to conduct physics research using the agency’s new microgravity laboratory, which is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in 2016.NASA’s Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) will provide an opportunity to study ultra-cold quantum gases in the microgravity environment of the space station — a frontier… Read More ›

Space agencies celebrate with a world-wide wave.

  The Canadian Space Agency, the European Space Agency (ESA), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA are launching a global social media event on Twitter to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the International Space Station (ISS).   Since the launch of Zarya, the first module of the International Space Station (ISS), on November 20, 1998,… Read More ›

NASA Partner Orbital Sciences Completes First Flight to Space Station as Astronauts Capture Cygnus Spacecraft.

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) used a robotic arm to capture and attach a Cygnus cargo resupply spacecraft Sunday, marking several spaceflight firsts for NASA and its partner, Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va. The station’s Expedition 37 crew reported the spacecraft — loaded with about 1,300 pounds (589 kilograms) of cargo —… Read More ›

NASA Invests in Small Business Innovative Research and Technology Proposals to Enable Future Missions.

NASA has selected 295 research and technology proposals from 216 American small businesses for negotiations that may lead to contract awards worth a combined $38.7 million. The proposals are part of NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. SBIR addresses specific technology gaps in agency missions while striving… Read More ›

Aeroflot Open International Innovation Contest Grand Final.

Aeroflot Open International Innovation Contest Grand Final will take place in Moscow starting from March 01 till March 03, 2013. This is the first time such a contest is held in Russia. The main goal of this competition organized in partnership with the Federal Business Incubators Network «Open Innovation Inc.» is to develop a concept of «In-flight Entertainment Platform». Teams of professional developers and university students took part in the… Read More ›

NASA Partner Orbital Tests Rocket, Newest U.S. Launch Pad.

NASA commercial partner Orbital Sciences of Dulles, Va., successfully conducted an engine test of its Antares rocket Friday at the nation’s newest launch pad. The company fired dual AJ26 rocket engines for the full duration 29 seconds while the rocket was bolted down on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility… Read More ›

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