Category Archives: ISS

Trump’s plan to privatize ISS by 2025 might not work

Trump Administration’s suggestion of delegating control of International Space Station (ISS) to private sector organizations by the year 2025 will probably not work, according to a government auditor. It is not possible for commercial companies to bear the enormous costs operating costs ISS by the coming six years. Paul Martin, who is the Inspector General…
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Watch live: ISS Astronauts take a spacewalk

Two astronauts who are aboard the International Space Station will walk in space today (May 16) outside the ISS. It is possible to watch the 6.5-hour spacewalk or what is known as the extravehicular activity online as well. The flight engineers of expedition 55 Drew Feustel, as well as Ricky Arnold, will come out of…
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Astronaut Feustel Receives Honorary Degree from the Purdue University; He addresses Graduating Students from the ISS.

The commencement ceremony at Purdue University this weekend took an interesting turn this weekend. The university awarded one astronaut who is currently staying at the International Space Station. Astronaut Andrew J. “Drew” Feustel received an honorary doctorate from the Purdue University. Feustel is also an alumnus of the University; he studied solid earth sciences for…
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New Mission Aims to Learn More About the Giant Lightning from Space

The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor will be launched to the International Space Station to observe the electrical spectacle that occurs above thunderstorms. The effects of thunderstorms are often observed from the ISS, but something different is taking place above the cloud tops when lightning strikes down. The strange occurrence is called Transient Luminous Events and was…
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NASA Plans to Extend Boeing’s first flight to the ISS

NASA’s Boeing’s first crewed flight all the way to the International Space Station will take longer than the planned period of time. The mission may also include extra crew member to have a long ride too. The Starliner vehicle of the company is expected to take the astronauts of NASA to the ISS for the…
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NASA – Exploring the Unknown

Humans are interested in everything about universe and heavens. They are always driven to explore the unknown things and to discover new worlds and planets. People are curious in nature and we tend to push to our boundaries just to further explore. The strong will and desire to explore is what triggers people to know…
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3-D Technology Can Study Astronaut Health

Over the next four years, NASA engineers hope to come up with 3-D printable technology capable of handling liquids aboard the International Space Station without spilling in microgravity. This gives astronauts aboard the ISS the ability to analyze their own biological samples, such as blood, without needing to send them back to Earth. At the…
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Problems with LEE-B after service action during last EVA

On picture above: LEE grapple under inspection. After last spacewalk performed by two NASA astronauts: Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle it seemed that lasting since October 2017 procedure of replacing two Latching End Effector is finally reaching successful end. After lasting over seven hours EVA 206 performed on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, LEE-B was finally replaced by…
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Servie action of Canadarm2 enters second phase

After two spacewalks in October 2017 when NASA astronauts replaced old LEE-A grapple from Canadarm2, now time has come to start service action of LEE-B. Latching End Effectors A and Latching End Effectors B are installed on the both ends of the Canadarm2 and let robotic arm to move freely around International Space Station from one…
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