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Two cargo ships depart Worldwide Area Station

SpaceX’s robotic Dragon cargo capsule undocks from the Worldwide Area Station on Dec. 21, 2023. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

The Worldwide Area Station (ISS) noticed two cargo ships depart for Earth solely 15 hours aside.

A SpaceX cargo ship laden with science departed the house station Thursday (Dec. 21) and headed again towards Earth, following a couple of week of delays attributable to poor climate within the splashdown zone close to Florida. SpaceX‘s robotic Dragon spacecraft undocked from the ISS at 5:05 p.m. EST (2205 GMT), as the 2 spacecraft had been flying over the southwest coast of Chile. If all goes in accordance with plan, Dragon will splash down late Friday morning (Dec. 22) off the coast of Tallahassee, Florida, NASA officers stated. The splashdown is not going to be livestreamed.

Additionally, Northrop Grumman’s uncrewed Cygnus NG-19 spacecraft left the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) at 8:06 a.m. EST (1306 GMT) on Friday, Dec. 22. The Canadarm2 robotic arm launched the spacecraft over the north Atlantic ocean only one minute previous the anticipated schedule, NASA official Rebecca Turkington stated in a livestream on NASA Tv. Cygnus will do a hearth experiment for a few weeks earlier than being commanded for a harmful re-entry in Earth’s environment in January 2024; the precise date of re-entry has not been launched but.

NASA reveals what 2 tomatoes appear like after being misplaced on Worldwide Area Station

We lastly have imagery of NASA’s misplaced house tomato — and shock, there are two.

NASA launched footage of two tiny tomatoes that had been misplaced in 2022 after astronaut Frank Rubio harvested them on the Worldwide Area Station. The prospect discovery within the six-bedroom complicated confirmed us how the 17% humidity onboard impacts meals in a Ziploc bag; Rubio had quickly stowed the meals inside and located it floated away within the meantime. 

Learn extra: NASA reveals what 2 tomatoes appear like after being misplaced in house for 8 months (video)

SpaceX Dragon to undock from the ISS on Dec. 15 after delay

A SpaceX cargo ship laden with science will undock from the house station Friday (Dec. 15), and you may watch on-line free of charge.

SpaceX‘s Dragon spacecraft will undock from the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) at 5:05 p.m. EST (2205 GMT) after a one-day delay attributable to climate, NASA officers wrote in a weblog submit Tuesday (Dec. 12). 

The Dragon undocking was delayed from Thursday (Dec. 14) attributable to “unfavorable climate situations on account of a chilly entrance passing by the splashdown zones off the coast of Florida,” company officers said. Protection begins at 4:45 p.m. EST (2105 GMT) right here at Area.com, courtesy of NASA Tv.

Learn extra: Watch SpaceX Dragon undock from the ISS on Dec. 15 after delay

Astronaut reveals classic Nobel Prize in house

European Area Company astronaut Andreas Mogensen shows the Nobel Prize medal of Niels Bohr, awarded in 2022. (Picture credit score: ESA)

The Worldwide Area Station (ISS) is internet hosting a quantum experiment based mostly on a discovery made by new Nobel laureate Moungi Bawendi, a French-born American/Tunisian chemist. What’s extra, an previous Nobel medal is in house proper now.

European Area Company astronaut Andreas Mogensen, who’s from Denmark, revealed the medal of Danish physicist Niels Bohr on the ISS in a livestream Monday (Dec. 11) with Nobel laureates. 

Learn extra: Astronaut reveals off classic Nobel Prize in house — and talks ‘quantum dots’ ISS experiment (video)

Tomato misplaced in house for 8 months on ISS discovered ultimately

two pictures. a tomato closeup at left, an international space station astronaut beside a small garden on the intrnational space station at right

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio (proper), pictured with dwarf tomatoes on the Worldwide Area Station, misplaced maintain of a dwarf tomato shortly after the harvest on March 29, 2023. The tomato’s stays had been lastly retrieved by one other ISS crew, who introduced the feat on Dec. 6, 2023. (Picture credit score: NASA)

A foodie house thriller has lastly been solved.

The stays of a tiny tomato misplaced by NASA astronaut Frank Rubio after an off-Earth harvest in March lastly confirmed up on the Worldwide Area Station (ISS), greater than eight months later.

“Our good pal Frank Rubio, who headed residence [already], has been blamed for fairly some time for consuming the tomato. However we will exonerate him. We discovered the tomato,” NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli stated throughout a livestreamed occasion on Wednesday (Dec. 6) that celebrated the ISS’ twenty fifth anniversary.

Learn extra: ISS astronauts discover tomato that was misplaced in house for 8 months (video)

ISS Russian Progress cargo ship efficiently undocks: Report

The Russian Progress MS-23 cargo ship efficiently departed from the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) early Wednesday (Nov. 29), in accordance with Russian state media outlet TASS.

Progress was scheduled to go away its docking port on the Poisk module of the ISS at 2:55 a.m. EST (0755 GMT), in accordance with a Tuesday (Nov. 28) weblog submit from NASA officers, and to enter Earth’s environment roughly 3.5 hours after departure. The spaceship had been docked on the orbiting complicated since Might 24.

With Progress MS-23 vacated from Poisk, that makes room for the subsequent cargo ship to reach. The Progress MS-25 ship is scheduled to launch with 5,600 kilos (2,540 kg) of cargo from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Friday (Dec. 1) at 4:25 a.m. EST (0925 GMT or 3:25 p.m. native time), and you may watch that occasion dwell right here at Area.com, by way of NASA Tv. Docking will occur at 6:14 a.m. EST (1114 GMT) on Sunday (Dec. 3) and also will be out there dwell.

Canadian Area Company astronaut will be a part of Boeing Starliner crew to ISS in 2025

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Joshua Kutryk standing in front of a canadian flag with an astronaut suit on

Canadian Area Company astronaut Joshua Kutryk. (Picture credit score: Canadian Area Company)

The Canadian Area Company introduced a brand new long-duration mission Tuesday (Nov. 22) for an astronaut on the Worldwide Area Station (ISS).

Joshua Kutryk, a check pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Power, will fly on the primary operational Boeing Starliner mission in 2025 for a six-month mission to the ISS. Kutryk, on his first spaceflight, will be a part of NASA veteran astronauts Scott Tingle (commander) and Mike Fincke (pilot). One other crew member shall be assigned “following overview and approval by the company and its worldwide companions.”

Canada usually receives missions each six years based mostly on its ISS contributions, and present spacecraft capability. Kutryk wasn’t the one Canadian with huge information to share: fellow astronaut Jenni Gibbons was named backup to Jeremy Hansen, the CSA astronaut flying across the moon with Artemis 2 in 2024.

Learn extra: Canada assigns astronauts to launch on Boeing’s Starliner, again up Artemis 2 moon mission

SpaceX cargo craft flies to Worldwide Area Station Nov. 9

SpaceX’s twenty ninth robotic cargo mission to the Worldwide Area Station efficiently flew to house on Thursday (Nov. 9).

The CRS-29 Dragon launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Area Heart (KSC) in Florida at 8:28 p.m. EST (0128 GMT on Nov. 10). If all goes in accordance with plan, the Dragon will arrive on the ISS round 5:20 a.m. EST (1020 GMT) on Saturday (Nov. 11). You may watch the rendezvous and docking right here at Area.com.

Learn extra: SpaceX launches its twenty ninth cargo mission to the Worldwide Area Station

SpaceX, NASA delay Worldwide Area Station launch to Nov. 9

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at NASA’s Kennedy Area Heart in Florida. (Picture credit score: SpaceX)

SpaceX and NASA have delayed the subsequent Dragon cargo launch to the Worldwide Area Station to Nov. 9, a further two-day wait. The choice was to permit for “completion of ultimate prelaunch closeout forward of liftoff,” NASA officers wrote in a weblog submit on Thursday night (Nov. 2).

It is the second delay in current days for mission CRS-29. It was first set for launch from NASA’s Kennedy Area Heart (KSC) in Florida on Sunday (Nov. 5), however pushed again to Nov. 7 days in the past to supply extra time for prelaunch processing.

You may watch dwell throughout the brand new Nov. 9 launch time of 8:28 p.m. EST (0128 GMT Nov. 10) at Area.com, by way of NASA Tv.

Learn extra: SpaceX, NASA delay CRS-29 cargo launch once more, to Nov. 9

Subsequent SpaceX cargo launch to ISS delayed to Nov. 7

NASA and SpaceX have delayed the Cargo Dragon CRS-29 mission launch to the Worldwide Area Station to Tuesday (Nov. 7) at 9:16 p.m. EST (1316 GMT), company officers wrote in an e mail replace Thursday (Nov. 1). Area.com will carry the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch dwell, courtesy of NASA Tv.

Learn extra: SpaceX, NASA delay CRS-29 cargo launch to Worldwide Area Station

Two NASA astronauts end 4th all-female spacewalk

Two NASA astronauts accomplished their first spacewalk collectively exterior of the Worldwide Area Station, the fourth all-female EVA (extravehicular exercise) in historical past.

Expedition 70 crewmates Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O’Hara changed a bearing to maintain the photo voltaic arrays on the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) rotating correctly and performed different upkeep actions, however ran out of time to complete the opposite main activity deliberate for the spacewalk, the elimination of an electronics field from a communications antenna.

Learn extra: NASA astronauts full 4th-ever all-female spacewalk exterior Worldwide Area Station

Worldwide Area Station all-female spacewalk begins

Two NASA astronauts have begun the fourth all-female spacewalk of all time right now (Nov. 1). The spacewalk started at 8:05 a.m. EDT (1205 GMT), in accordance with NASA Tv. 

Loral O’Hara and Jasmin Moghbeli opened the Quest airlock hatch on the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) for a spacewalk, estimated to final seven hours. Their capcom in Mission Management in Houston is NASA astronaut Anne McClain.

Watch it dwell right here at Area.com, courtesy of NASA, or straight by way of the company

Learn extra: Watch 2 NASA astronauts conduct 4th-ever all-female spacewalk right now

All-woman spacewalk right now on Worldwide Area Station: Watch dwell

Two NASA astronauts will conduct the fourth all-female spacewalk of all time right now (Nov. 1), and you may watch the motion dwell.

Loral O’Hara and Jasmin Moghbeli are anticipated to step exterior the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) Wednesday at 8:05 a.m. EDT (1205 GMT) on a spacewalk, estimated to final seven hours. 

Watch it dwell right here at Area.com, courtesy of NASA, or straight by way of the company

Learn extra: Watch 2 NASA astronauts conduct 4th-ever all-female spacewalk right now

New ISS research with mice suggests people can reproduce in house

In a copy breakthrough, researchers have efficiently grown mouse embryos aboard the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) for the primary time. 

This represents “the first-ever research that reveals mammals could possibly thrive in house,” the College of Yamanashi and Nationwide Analysis Institute Riken stated in a joint assertion on Saturday. Although early-stage and with a unique species, the research suggests people may also reproduce in house sometime.

Learn extra: Can people reproduce in house? Mouse breakthrough on ISS a promising signal

NASA prepared for delayed Nov. 1 all-female spacewalk

NASA officers have as soon as once more postponed a uncommon all-woman spacewalk to Wednesday (Nov. 1) and the company is able to convey its astronauts exterior, per current updates. You may watch dwell right here at Area.com, by way of NASA Tv, beginning at 6:30 a.m. EDT (1030 GMT).

The delay from Monday (Oct. 30) was “to permit the Worldwide Area Station crew and flight management staff further time to arrange for the tour,” officers wrote in an Oct. 26 replace. Preparations are ongoing for the spacewalk as of Monday, NASA officers emphasised in a weblog submit that day.

NASA astronauts Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O’Hara will do solely the fourth extravehicular exercise (EVA) with an all-woman crew, following a trio with Christina Koch and Jessica Meir of NASA in 2019 and 2020. 

The spacewalk was postponed from Oct. 20 following a leak on the ISS on the Russian facet that is still beneath investigation following an Oct. 25 spacewalk by Roscosmos cosmonauts. A second NASA spacewalk, initially set for October as nicely, has additionally been postponed till later within the 12 months.

Learn extra concerning the new all-woman spacewalk right here.

ISS spacewalking astronauts discover poisonous ‘blob’ of coolant

Two cosmonauts conducting a spacewalk exterior the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) on Wednesday (Oct. 25) received an up-close view of a coolant leak that was first noticed flowing from an exterior radiator earlier this month.

Oleg Kononenko got here so near the rising “blob” or “droplet” — because the pooling ammonia was described — that one in all his tethers grew to become contaminated, necessitating it being bagged and left exterior of the house station when the spacewalk ended.

Learn extra: Cosmonauts on ISS spacewalk encounter poisonous coolant ‘blob’ whereas inspecting leaky radiator

Hatch opens and ISS spacewalk begins

Expedition 70 Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub formally started their Worldwide Area Station spacewalk right now (Oct. 25) at 1:49 p.m. EDT (1749 GMT) once they opened the exterior hatch on the Poisk module. You may watch it dwell right here at Area.com, by way of NASA Tv.

Their anticipated seven-hour extravehicular exercise (EVA) will embrace putting in communications {hardware}, releasing a nanosatellite, and a suspected leaky radiator on Russia’s new Nauka science module. As a precaution, they’ll carry out further decontamination procedures for ammonia coolant, the leaky substance that briefly left the ISS on Oct. 9.

Learn extra: Cosmonauts will hunt for supply of ISS leak throughout a spacewalk right now. Watch it dwell

Watch dwell right now as cosmonauts search supply of ISS leak

Two cosmonauts will examine an area station leak throughout a spacewalk right now (Oct. 25), which you’ll be able to watch on Area.com by way of NASA Tv, beginning at 1:30 p.m. EDT (1730 GMT).

The cosmonauts, from Russia’s federal house company Roscosmos, have a spacewalk deliberate to last as long as seven hours, together with checking the supply of a leak that briefly erupted within the ammonia system of the ISS Oct. 9. Additional decontamination procedures for ammonia will even be used as a precaution.

Expedition 70 cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub will set up communications {hardware}, launch a nanosatellite, and have a look at a suspected leaky radiator on Russia’s new Nauka science module.

Associated: Cosmonauts will hunt for supply of ISS leak throughout a spacewalk right now. Watch it dwell

Uncommon all-woman spacewalk stays on schedule after ISS leak

NASA has modified the spacewalk schedule following a leak on a Russian module of the Worldwide Area Station final week.

The company has now dropped from two spacewalks in October to at least one, as a precaution. The spacewalk that’s nonetheless going ahead this month is a uncommon all-woman spacewalk scheduled for Oct. 30 following its personal delay because of the leak, continues to be anticipated to go ahead on that date. 

NASA astronauts Loral O’Hara and Jasmin Moghbeli will do the fourth-ever all-woman spacewalk, following a trio by NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir in 2019 and 2020. Moghbeli and O’Hara will take away a defective electronics field and change a bearing wanted for one of many station’s photo voltaic arrays.

A second spacewalk, initially set after which rescheduled for October, will now occur later in 2023 as NASA and Russia’s federal house company, Roscosmos, proceed their evaluation, NASA officers said this week. The tour will embrace O’Hara and European Area Company astronaut Andreas Mogensen on different upkeep duties.

The leak in Russia’s Nauka science module began and stopped on Oct. 9, with an unknown trigger. Roscosmos plans its personal spacewalk on Oct. 25 to take a look at a suspect radiator up shut, which was transferred from the Rassvet module earlier in 2023.

Learn extra: NASA delays spacewalk a 2nd time attributable to leak on Worldwide Area Station

1-year Worldwide Area Station crew readies for Sept. 27 arrival on Earth

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and two Russian cosmonauts are scheduled to return to Earth Wednesday (Sept. 27) after a 12 months in house, and you may watch the touchdown dwell.

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft with Rubio and two cosmonauts — Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin of the Russian house company Roscosmos — is anticipated to go away the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) Wednesday at 3:54 a.m. EDT (0754 GMT). The trio would then contact down in Kazakhstan at 7:17 a.m. EDT (1117 GMT).

You may watch all these occasions dwell right here at Area.com, courtesy of NASA. 

SpaceX Crew-7 launch to Worldwide Area Station delayed

SpaceX‘s Crew-7 astronaut launch to the Worldwide Area Station has been pushed again to Saturday (Aug. 26), roughly 24 hours previous its first try at Florida’s Kennedy Area Heart.

“NASA and SpaceX are standing down from the Friday, Aug. 25, launch alternative for the company’s Crew-7 mission to the Worldwide Area Station,” NASA officers stated in an emailed assertion Thursday night time (Aug. 24). “Launch now’s focused at 3:27 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, for SpaceX’s seventh crew rotation mission to the microgravity laboratory for NASA. Extra to return.”

Learn extra: SpaceX, NASA delay launch of Crew-7 astronauts to Worldwide Area Station

SpaceX Crew-7 go for launch on Aug. 25

four astronauts standing in a row in spacesuits, smiling. a line drawing of a rocket is behind them

The astronauts on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 mission embrace, from left, Konstantin Borisov (Roscosmos), Andreas Mogensen (European Area Company), Jasmin Moghbeli (NASA), and Satoshi Furukawa (Japanese Aerospace Exploration Company). (Picture credit score: SpaceX)

SpaceX Crew-7 handed its flight readiness overview with no main points, NASA officers stated in a late-night replace Thursday (Aug. 24). Climate situations are also constructive, in accordance with Patrick Area Power Base, which manages the airspace within the area of the launch web site at NASA’s Kennedy Area Heart in Florida. 

The Crew-7 mission will launch to the Worldwide Area Station no sooner than Friday (Aug. 25) at 3:50 a.m. EDT (0750 GMT) and you may watch dwell right here at Area.com, by way of a feed from NASA Tv. The published will start at Thursday (Aug. 24) at 11:45 p.m. EDT (0345 GMT Friday, Aug. 25). 

The astronauts for Expeditions 69/70: NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, the second Iranian-American in house; European Area Company (ESA) astronaut Andreas Mogensen; Japan Aerospace Exploration Company (JAXA) astronaut Satoshi Furukawa; and Konstantin Borisov of Russia’s house company, Roscosmos.

Learn extra: The way to watch SpaceX launch Crew-7 astronauts for NASA early on Aug. 25 with free livestream

Worldwide Area Station crew celebrates Chandrayaan-3 touchdown

the gray surface of the moon can be seen beside the leg of a lunar lander

The Chandrayaan-3 lander on the moon. (Picture credit score: ISRO by way of Twitter)

An orbiting astronaut came upon about Chandrayaan-3‘s profitable touchdown on the moon right now (Aug. 23) on social media.

It was “everywhere in the information” in the course of the lunch break of Sultan Al Neyadi, an Worldwide Area Station astronaut conducting the primary long-duration orbital mission for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

“It was actually huge,” the SpaceX Crew-6 astronaut advised Area.com from orbit throughout a press convention right now. “I noticed a number of clips of mission management in India … it was actually nice watching that achievement, and, hopefully, as I’ve talked about, many countries will comply with the identical footsteps of India.”

Learn extra: India’s historic Chandrayaan-3 moon touchdown celebrated by ISS astronauts

SpaceX astronauts are in Florida forward of Aug. 25 launch

four astronauts in a row with flight suits on. one of them speaks at a microphone while three stand in the background. all are wearing sunglasses

SpaceX Crew-7 astronauts arrive at NASA’s Kennedy Area Heart on Aug. 20, 2023. From left: Andreas Mogensen (European Area Company), Konstantin Borisov (Roscosmos), Jasmin Moghbeli (NASA) and Satoshi Furukawa (Japan Aerospace Exploration Company). (Picture credit score: NASA/Kim Shiflett)

The SpaceX Crew-7 astronauts arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Area Heart on Sunday (Aug. 20) for his or her Worldwide Area Station launch. They’ll head to house no sooner than Aug. 25, and you may watch the entire thing dwell right here at Area.com, by way of NASA TV.

On board is Jasmin Moghbeli, the second Iranian-American to achieve house on Crew-7, and becoming a member of her is a totally worldwide crew: Japan Aerospace Exploration Company (JAXA) astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, Roscosmos cosmonaut Konstantin Borisov and ESA (European Area Company) astronaut Andreas Mogensen.

Learn extra: SpaceX Crew-7 astronauts arrive in Florida forward of Aug. 25 launch (photographs, video)

Cygnus berths with ISS, bringing cargo to house station

The Cygnus NG-19 Laurel Clark house freighter captured by the house station’s robotic arm. (Picture credit score: NASA)

The Northrop Grumman Cygnus NG-19 spacecraft berthed with the the Worldwide Area Station on Friday (Aug. 4), bringing 8,200 kilos (3,700 kg) of experiments and provides to the orbiting lab after two days in house.

The cargo craft is the final to launch on a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket utilizing a primary stage inbuilt Ukraine. This spacecraft is called after NASA astronaut Laurel Clark, who died in the course of the Columbia house shuttle catastrophe in 2003.

Learn extra: Cygnus house freighter arrives at house station with 8,200 kilos of cargo aboard

Humanoid robotic, Rollin’ Justin, works with Worldwide Area Station astronauts

DLR’s humanoid robotic, Rollin’ Justin, delivers a simulated Mars rock pattern to a lander with assist from NASA astronaut Frank Rubio on the Worldwide Area Station. (Picture credit score: DLR)

The humanoid robotic Rollin’ Justin is exploring landscapes just like the moon or Mars, driving in Germany beneath management from orbiting Worldwide Area Station astronauts.

Justin most lately labored with NASA astronaut Frank Rubio in July, and is subsequent slated to companion with European Area Company astronaut Andreas Mogensen after the SpaceX Crew-7 launch on Aug. 17.

“It is one of many experiments that I am actually trying ahead to,” Mogensen stated in a person interview with Area.com on July 25.

Learn extra: Meet Rollin’ Justin, the human-like robotic that astronauts management from house

Denmark astronaut goals for aurora imaging on ISS

Inexperienced auroras shine behind the Canadarm2 robotic arm on this photograph taken from the Worldwide Area Station in 2012. (Picture credit score: NASA)

European Area Company Andreas Mogensen captured auroras when he final stayed on the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) in 2015, and he is aiming to do it once more quickly. The solar is reaching its peak of exercise, simply as he prepares to fly to house subsequent month on SpaceX’s Crew-7 mission. 

“Follow, apply, apply, as a result of it’s tough to get good photographs,” Mogensen, the primary Danish citizen in house, advised Area.com throughout a livestreamed press convention from NASA’s Johnson Area Heart in Houston. 

Learn extra: SpaceX Crew-7 astronaut plans to snap aurora photographs on the ISS

Worldwide Area Station crew protected throughout temporary energy drop

All members of Expedition 69 on the Worldwide Area Station had been protected throughout a quick energy outage at NASA Tuesday (July 25).

NASA’s Mission Management in Houston briefly misplaced energy and is investigating the reason for the 90-minute incident, which they managed utilizing backup belongings in Russia (seemingly by their very own mission management in Moscow). 

“We had been in a position to speak to the crew by Russian belongings about 20 minutes after the failure,” Joel Montalbano, NASA’s ISS program supervisor, advised reporters throughout a press convention Tuesday.

Learn extra: NASA briefly misplaced contact with Worldwide Area Station after energy drop

Watch SpaceX Dragon depart the Worldwide Area Station right now

A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is scheduled to undock from the Worldwide Area Station right now (June 29), and you may watch it dwell.

The Dragon cargo flight arrived on the Worldwide Area Station on June 6, carrying a wide range of essential provides and cutting-edge scientific experiments. The SpaceX capsule’s departure is scheduled for 12:05 p.m. EDT (1605 GMT). Watch it dwell right here at Area.com, courtesy of NASA TV, beginning at 11:45 a.m. EDT (1545 GMT).

After a 14-hour return flight, the cargo craft will splash down within the ocean off the coast of Florida on Friday (June 30) at round 2:30 a.m. EDT (0630 GMT). The ocean touchdown is not going to be livestreamed. 

Learn extra: World’s 1st ‘hacking sandbox’ satellite tv for pc and extra to experience on SpaceX’s subsequent NASA cargo launch

Spacewalk concludes after 5 hours, 35 minutes

A swift spacewalk wrapped up earlier right now (Thursday, June 15) on the Worldwide Area Station with all main goals completed forward of schedule.

“At the moment’s spacewalk concluded at 2:17pm ET (1817 UTC) and lasted 5 hours and 35 minutes. (NASA astronauts) Steve Bowen and Woody Hoburg put in a brand new roll-out photo voltaic array and accomplished quite a few further duties exterior the house station,” NASA officers wrote in a tweet.

Learn extra: Astronauts unfurl closing (for now) roll-out photo voltaic array on record-tying spacewalk exterior house station

Spacewalk underway at Worldwide Area Station

Two NASA astronauts are doing a spacewalk exterior the Worldwide Area Station on Thursday (June 15), and you may watch the entire thing dwell.

Woody Hoburg and Stephen Bowen started their spacewalk Thursday at 8:42 a.m. EDT (1242 GMT). They will spend about six hours putting in a roll-out photo voltaic array on the outside of the Worldwide Area Station.

You may watch the extravehicular exercise (EVA) dwell right here at Area.com, courtesy of NASA, or straight by way of the house company

Learn extra: Watch 2 NASA astronauts spacewalk exterior house station on June 15 on this free livestream

Watch NASA astronauts carry out a 6.5-hour spacewalk right now

NASA astronauts Steve Bowen and Warren “Woody” Hoburg are conducting a spacewalk right now (June 9) to put in a brand new upgraded IROSA (Worldwide Area Station Roll-Out Photo voltaic Array) for the Worldwide Area Station (ISS). 

The spacewalk, or extravehicular exercise (EVA), started at 9:15 a.m. EDT (1315 UTC) when the pair exited the station’s Quest airlock. The EVA will final roughly six and a half hours.

That is the ninth spacewalk for veteran astronaut Bowen, whereas it will likely be the primary for Hoburg. Bowen will put on an unmarked swimsuit and Hoburg shall be in an EVA swimsuit that includes crimson stripes. Watch it dwell right here at Area.com courtesy of NASA.

One other spacewalk is scheduled to comply with on June 15 to put in a further photo voltaic array.

Learn extra: SpaceX Dragon CRS-28 cargo capsule docks with house station to ship important provides

Watch Russian cosmonauts carry out six-hour spacewalk

Russian cosmonauts will carry out a six-hour spacewalk exterior of the Worldwide Area Station on Wednesday (Might 3), scheduled to start at 4:05 p.m. EDT (2005 GMT). 

Throughout the spacewalk, cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev (sporting a spacesuit with crimson stripes) and Dmitri Petelin (sporting blue stripes) will exit by the Poisk airlock and start operations to transfer a radiator and an experiment airlock from the station’s Rassvet Module to the Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module.

A follow-up spacewalk to finish the process is scheduled for Might 12.

Watch it dwell right here at Area.com courtesy of NASA TV.

Learn extra: Watch Russian cosmonauts make their third strive at a spacewalk tonight

Broken Soyuz touches down in Kazakhstan

A Soyuz house capsule that suffered a serious coolant leak in December departed the Worldwide Area Station and not using a crew early Tuesday (March 28) and touched down in Kazakhstan. 

The Soyuz landed at 7:45 a.m. EDT (1145 GMT), about 91 miles to the southeast of town of Dzhezkazgan. NASA didn’t broadcast the touchdown dwell. Roscosmos did broadcast it dwell on YouTube

“Its de-orbiting and descent to Earth went easily,” Roscosmos officers introduced on Telegram after touchdown. Photographs confirmed the spacecraft descending beneath its parachute and at relaxation on its facet after touchdown.

Learn extra: Leaky Soyuz spacecraft departs house station and returns to Earth in speedy touchdown

SpaceX is able to launch its newest cargo mission to the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) on Tuesday (March 14). Officers will maintain a briefing right now at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT) and the launch is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. EDT (0030 GMT Wednesday, March 11). You may watch each dwell right here at Area.com, courtesy of NASA Tv.

Dragon will carry up practically 6,300 kilos (2,860 kilograms) of cargo on CRS-27, together with spacewalk tools and automobile {hardware}, in addition to about 60 new scientific experiments, NASA officers stated.

Learn extra: SpaceX ‘go’ to launch Dragon cargo ship to house station for NASA tonight. This is watch it dwell.

Watch Crew-5 come residence from Worldwide Area Station

SpaceX’s Crew-5 astronaut mission for NASA is scheduled to depart the Worldwide Area Station on Saturday (March 11). 

SpaceX Dragon capsule carrying the Crew-5 roster — NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Nicole Mann, Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina and Japan’s Koichi Wakata — is anticipated to undock from the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) at 2:05 a.m. EST (0705 GMT) on Saturday, wrapping up 5 months in orbit.

You may watch the Dragon’s departure dwell right here at Area.com, courtesy of NASA, or straight by way of the company.

Learn extra: Watch SpaceX Crew-5 astronauts depart the house station March 11 after delay

SpaceX Crew-6 docks with Worldwide Area Station an hour late

SpaceX’s Crew-6 astronaut mission arrived on the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) early Friday morning (March 3), however not and not using a little drama.

Crew-6’s Dragon capsule, named Endeavour, docked with the ISS’s Concord module at 1:40 a.m. EST (0640 GMT) on Friday, whereas the 2 spacecraft had been flying off the coast of Somalia at an altitude of 261 miles (420 kilometers).

Crew-6 was positioned to dock about an hour sooner than that, however Endeavour stood down whereas SpaceX troubleshot a defective sensor with one of many 12 hooks that helps the capsule hook up with the ISS. Ultimately, floor groups beamed up a software program override that mounted the sensor downside, and Endeavour pulled off a profitable rendezvous.

Learn extra: SpaceX’s Crew-6 astronauts arrive at house station after hour-long delay

Crew-6 astronauts start first full day in house

The astronauts of Crew-6 are endeavor their first day in house after launching on a SpaceX Falcon 9 early this morning (12:34 a.m. EST, 0634 GMT) in direction of the Worldwide Area Station.

Docking protection will start at 11:30 p.m. EST tonight (0430 GMT Saturday, March 3). Protection is out there right here at Area.com, by way of NASA Tv. Assuming the docking goes on time, these are the milestones to search for:

  • 1:11 a.m. EST (0611 GMT): Docking with the ISS happens. 
  • 3:27 a.m. EST (0827 GMT): Hatch opening with the ISS happens.
  • 3:40 a.m. EST (0840 GMT): The welcome ceremony on the ISS begins.

SpaceX, NASA verify Thursday (March 2) launch for Crew-6

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will formally reattempt launch of the Crew-6 mission Thursday (March 2) at 12:34 a.m. EST (0534 GMT) and you may watch the occasion right here at Area.com, courtesy of NASA Tv. Climate situations are 95% favorable for launch at NASA’s Kennedy Area Heart in coastal Florida.

“NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission is ‘Go’ for launch to the Worldwide Area Station following completion of a launch readiness overview, climate briefing, and mission administration assembly,” company officers wrote in a weblog submit Wednesday (March 1).

A launch try Monday (Feb. 27) to the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) had been referred to as off 2.5 minutes earlier than T-0 attributable to a ground-system challenge, however NASA stated the problem has been addressed.

SpaceX and NASA discovered an issue with ignition fluid, referred to as triethylaluminum triethylboron or TEA-TEB, that sparks the oxidizer for the engines to activate.

“Throughout prelaunch, the TEA-TEB fluid⁠—which originates in a floor provide tank⁠— flows to the rocket’s interface and again to a catch tank to take away fuel from the bottom plumbing,” NASA officers wrote. “Throughout engine begin, the fluid then flows to the engines for ignition. Movement into the catch tank is one in all a number of parameters used to find out that the fluid has been correctly bled into the system.”

A clogged floor filter decreasing the circulate to a TEA-TEB catch tank precipitated the problem and that filter has been changed. The TEA-TEB nitrogen line was additionally purged with nitrogen and every part has been cleared for launch.

Following launch, Crew-6 and its 4 astronauts are scheduled to dock with the Concord module on the ISS at 1:17 a.m. EST (0617 GMT) on Friday (March 3). Hatch opening is anticipated at 3:27 a.m. EST and the welcome ceremony at 3:40 a.m. EST. Area.com will even carry these occasions, courtesy of NASA.

SpaceX, NASA delay Crew-6 by sooner or later

After a prolonged flight readiness overview (FRR) on Tuesday (Feb. 21), NASA and SpaceX will delay the Crew-6 liftoff by 24 hours. 

Now a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch Crew-6’s Dragon capsule Endeavour on Monday (Feb. 27) at 1:45 a.m. EST (0645 GMT). You may watch it dwell right here at Area.com when the time comes.

Learn extra: SpaceX, NASA delay Crew-6 astronaut launch to Feb. 27

Russia accelerates Soyuz launch as Crew-6 arrives for their very own liftoff

Russia has wrapped up its investigation of two leaky spacecraft and can launch its subsequent Soyuz spacecraft in February in spite of everything. That mission is certain for the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) on Thursday (Feb. 23) from the Russia-run Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Thursday at 7:24 p.m. EST (0024 GMT or 3:34 a.m. native time Friday, Feb. 24). NASA will begin carrying protection dwell on NASA Tv roughly 24 minutes beforehand, which we’ll run right here at Area.com. 

Roscosmos, Russia’s federal house company, decided Monday (Feb. 21) that it may launch Soyuz MS-23 in spite of everything in February, after saying simply days earlier than that it might make the liftoff in March. You may learn our story concerning the schedule modifications and twin Soyuz and uncrewed Progress craft leak investigations on the ISS.

In the meantime, the SpaceX Crew-6 crew of 4 astronauts will arrive at NASA’s Kennedy Area Heart right now (Feb. 21) forward of their anticipated launch on Sunday (Feb. 26). Learn to watch dwell right here and to remain linked to all of the actions and information conferences, which we’ll run dwell right here at Area.com by the week.

Worldwide Area Station astronauts conclude spacewalk

NASA astronaut Nicole Mann and Japan’s Koichi Wakata accomplished the second Worldwide Area Station spacewalk of 2023 on Thursday (Feb. 2) at 2:26 p.m. EST (1926 GMT), in accordance with a NASA replace.

Their televised spacewalk took six hours and 41 minutes and the spacewalkers completed their main activity, “which was to finish the development of a mounting platform,” NASA officers wrote in a weblog submit. The duo additionally moved a foot restraint to get forward on one other spacewalk and put out cables to put in a brand new set of Worldwide Area Station Roll-Out Photo voltaic Arrays (iROSAs) to spice up energy.

Our preview story has extra particulars about their plans for the day and the way it suits into house station operations, and our wrap talks about how the spacewalk went.

Worldwide Area Station spacewalk begins

NASA astronaut Nicole Mann and Japan’s Koichi Wakata are beginning the second spacewalk of 2023 right now (Thursday, Feb. 2), and you may watch protection dwell right here.

The 2 Worldwide Area Station (ISS) astronauts have switched their spacesuits to battery energy and the station hatch is open, in accordance with a NASA replace at 8 a.m. EST (1300 GMT). They will exit the station’s Quest airlock shortly thereafter, beginning a roughly seven-hour spacewalk.

Watch the extravehicular exercise dwell right here at Area.com, courtesy of NASA, or straight by way of the company.

Learn extra: Watch 2 astronauts carry out 2nd spacewalk of 2023 right now

Astronauts wrap up spacewalk, port some duties to a different day

Expedition 68 crewmates Nicole Mann of NASA and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Company (JAXA) accomplished their 7 hour and 21 minute extravehicular exercise (EVA) on Friday (Jan. 20). 

It was the newest in a collection of EVAs to reinforce the orbiting complicated’s energy channels with new Worldwide Area Station Roll-Out Photo voltaic Arrays (iROSAs), however a “sticky” foothold and a cussed strut held up operations. A couple of of the duties shall be ported on to a later spacewalk, NASA decided.

Full story: Spacewalking astronauts hit snags putting in new photo voltaic array mount exterior house station

Watch dwell: 2 astronauts do first spacewalk of 2023

NASA’s Nicole Mann and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Company are exterior the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) for an anticipated 6.5-hour-long spacewalk. Watch it dwell right here at Area.com, courtesy of NASA, or straight by way of the company.

Mann and Wakata “will work on the far finish of the station’s starboard truss construction of their EMUs [extravehicular mobility units, or spacesuits] and set up a modification equipment enabling the longer term set up of a roll-out photo voltaic array,” NASA officers wrote in a weblog submit on Thursday.

Preview story: Watch 2 astronauts carry out 1st spacewalk of 2023 at house station right now

Russian engineers research Soyuz coolant leak

NASA’s dwell NASA TV protection of the Soyuz spacecraft coolant leak on the Worldwide Area Station has ended, with NASA sharing updates by way of its web site and social channels all through the night time. 

In the meantime, Russian flight controllers at Roscosmos’s Mission Management Heart proceed to review telemetry and knowledge from the Soyuz MS-22 to grasp the well being of the spacecraft. 

“Specialists in Moscow are going to be looking at their programs and responding to the leak in accordance with their procedures and polices,” NASA house station flight director Emily Nelson stated throughout dwell NASA TV commentary. “As soon as they’ve an excellent understanding of the ultimate standing of the Soyuz tonight, we’ll then collectively decide about the place to go ahead from right here.”

NASA spokesperson Rob Navias stated NASA will present an replace Thursday morning on the newest information from Roscosmos over the leak.

Inspection underway of leaky Soyuz spacecraft

Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina inspects the leaking Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft (proper) with the European Robotic Arm on the Worldwide Area Station on Dec. 14, 2022. (Picture credit score: Future)

Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina is utilizing the house station’s European Robotic Arm to examine the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft as flight controllers on Earth research telemetry and different knowledge from the spacecraft. 

Flight controllers with Russia’s Roscosmos and NASA are weighing choices on what to do concerning the Soyuz spacecraft, which serves as a return ship and lifeboat for 3 members of the station’s 7-person crew.

Breaking: Soyuz spacecraft leaking coolant at house station

A digicam on the Worldwide Area Station reveals an obvious coolant leak on a Soyuz MS-22 crewed spacecraft docked on the station that compelled Russian Mission Management to cancel a spacewalk by two cosmonauts on Dec. 14, 2022. The coolant leak seems as frozen white mist across the spacecraft. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Russia’s house company Roscosmos has referred to as off a spacewalk by two cosmonauts on the Worldwide Area Station right now after an obvious coolant leak on a Soyuz MS-22 crew capsule spewed coolant round its docking port on the orbiting lab.

The leak was first detected at 7:45 p.m. EST (0045 Dec. 15 GMT) as cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin had been getting ready to exit the house station for a 7-hour spacewalk exterior the station. The Soyuz spacecraft launched to the house station on Sept. 21 to ship the 2 cosmonauts and NASA astronaut Frank Rubio to the house station  and was attributable to return to Earth dimension months later. 

“The reason for this leak [is] not identified right now,” NASA spokesperson Rob Navias stated throughout dwell commentary. “Russian specialists are persevering with to take a look at the info and discussing what might have triggered the leak.”

It is a growing story and we’ll share updates as they’re out there. 

Worldwide Area Station crew begins unloading SpaceX Dragon science supply

The SpaceX Dragon CRS-26 cargo ship seen in house with the blue Earth under. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

SpaceX-delivered science is being unloaded proper now in house. The robotic Dragon spacecraft docked with the Worldwide Area Station Sunday (Nov. 27) round 7:39 a.m. EST (1239 GMT) over the Pacific Ocean. 

“We’re excited to unpack and get to work,” NASA astronaut Josh Cassada radioed Mission Management from the station after the profitable docking.

Dragon has about 7,700 kilos (3,500 kilograms) of cargo. The manifest contains two new Worldwide Area Station Roll Out Photo voltaic Arrays (iROSAs) to spice up energy on the photo voltaic wings. Scientific experiments had been additionally outstanding, together with a research to develop dwarf cherry tomatoes and one other to do microgravity analysis with 3D-cultured coronary heart tissue.

Learn extra: SpaceX Dragon cargo ship docks at house station to ship photo voltaic arrays, seeds and extra

Worldwide Area Station crew completes two spacewalks

Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev (at proper) and Dmitry Petelin work alongside a Strela increase throughout a Nov. 17, 2022 spacewalk exterior of the Russian section of the Worldwide Area Station. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Astronauts and cosmonauts on the Worldwide Area Station accomplished two spacewalks this week amid plenty of different station actions in November.

On Thursday (Nov. 17), Expedition 68 commander Sergey Prokopyev and flight engineer Dmitry Petelin, from Russian federal house company Roscosmos, completed a 6 hour, 25 minute EVA (extravehicular exercise) to arrange an airlock and radiator to switch between house station modules.

On Tuesday (Nov. 15), Expedition 68 NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Frank Rubio labored collectively on Tuesday (Nov. 15) added {hardware} to assist two extra upgraded photo voltaic arrays throughout a 7 hour and 11 minute EVA.

It has been a busy few weeks for the house station, because the crew additionally acquired a Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft on Nov. 9, which reached the ISS safely regardless of a photo voltaic array downside. And a minimum of one U.S. astronaut, Josh Cassada, voted from house in the course of the 2022 midterm election.

SpaceX will fly two Saudi astronauts to Worldwide Area Station on Axiom-2

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endeavour with the Axiom-1 crew docks to the Worldwide Area Station on Saturday, April 9, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

NASA and Houston-based firm Axiom Area will ship Saudi astronauts aboard Ax-2, absolutely filling out the 4 seats for the SpaceX mission, in accordance with SpaceNews. The group will fly to the Worldwide Area Station following the first-ever personal effort, Ax-1, that launched and landed in April.

Learn extra: SpaceX will fly 2 Saudi astronauts to house station on personal Axiom Area mission

Russian house particles continues to be haunting the Worldwide Area Station a 12 months later

The Worldwide Area Station. (Picture credit score: Vadim Sadovski/Shutterstock)

It has been practically a 12 months since a Russian anti-satellite check passed off on Nov. 15, 2021, which has precipitated swarms of particles to threaten the Worldwide Area Station quite a few instances already. That occurred as soon as once more earlier this week.

On Monday (Oct. 24) at 8:25 p.m. EDT (0025 GMT on Oct. 25), the ISS staff fired thrusters on Progress 81, a Russian cargo ship hooked up to the station, to spice up the station’s orbit and keep away from the particles fragment, NASA officers said

Learn extra: Worldwide Area Station dodges house particles from Russian anti-satellite check

Teamwork and a ‘2001’ cosplay

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European Area Company astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti cosplayed as a personality from “2001: A Area Odyssey” on the Worldwide Area Station, in a video launched Oct. 7, 2022. (Picture credit score: ESA)

Expedition 67 commander Samantha Cristoforetti had a cosplay technique in orbit. The Italian astronaut, regardless of having seen “about 15 motion pictures”, is a fan of the traditional 1968 house opera movie “2001: A Area Odyssey.” 

A go to to a thrift retailer, and consultations with SpaceX and fellow house station residents,, helped on her long-standing quest to construct up teamwork in orbit, whereas replicating an iconic scene from the movie throughout which a flight attendant hangs the other way up in a hatch.

“That isn’t one thing that I might purchase for myself, usually,” the European Area Company astronaut advised Area.com of her costume throughout a post-flight press convention with different SpaceX Crew-4 members on Thursday (Oct. 20). “However it appeared to suit completely for that want.”

Learn extra: This house station astronaut’s ‘2001’ cosplay in orbit started with Velcro and thrift retailer duds (video)

Crew-4 astronauts out of spacecraft as restoration concludes

The Crew-4 astronauts are all out of their SpaceX spacecraft as they begin restoration again on Earth: NASA’s Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines and Jessica Watkins together with the European Area Company’s Samantha Cristoforetti. You may learn extra concerning the profitable Worldwide Area Station mission, which lasted 5.5 months, in our wrap story on the mission.

Crew-4 splashes down

The SpaceX Crew-4 splashed down efficiently close to Jacksonville, Florida at 4:55 p.m. EDT (2055 GMT). 

Crew-4 jettisons trunk efficiently

The SpaceX Crew-4 has jettisoned the “trunk”, an unpressurized cargo maintain that additionally helps Crew Dragon throughout house operations. The Worldwide Area Station crew of 4 stays on observe for splashdown close to Jacksonville, Florida at 4:55 p.m. EDT (2055 GMT). You may watch dwell at Area.com, courtesy of NASA Tv.

Crew-4 finishes ‘prop waste’ burn on journey residence

SpaceX‘s Crew-4 efficiently completed a standard “prop waste” burn on the journey residence to eliminate extra propellant forward of re-entry. They completed the seven-minute engine burn at 2:44 p.m. EDT (1844 GMT) and stay on observe to splash down close to Jacksonville, Florida at 4:55 p.m. EDT (2055 GMT).

Crew-4 undocks from Worldwide Area Station

The SpaceX Crew-4 undocked from the Worldwide Area Station at 12:05 p.m. EDT (1605 GMT) and ready for a set of departure burns forward of splashdown. Nominal splashdown is anticipated later right now round 4:55 p.m. EDT (2055 GMT) close to Jacksonville, Florida. You may watch dwell right here at Area.com, courtesy of NASA Tv.

Crew-4 delays undocking to 12:05 p.m. EDT

Crew-4 will delay their undocking from the Worldwide Area Station about half-hour to 12:05 p.m. EDT (1605 GMT) to “examine the hatch alignment” on their SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, in accordance with NASA Tv. 

NASA has not but disclosed if the splashdown time will change, besides to say there’s a one-hour window for undocking and the timing now falls in the midst of that window. Splashdown is anticipated at roughly 4:55 p.m. EDT (2055 GMT). Reside protection is ongoing right here at Area.com, courtesy of NASA Tv.

Crew-4 closes hatch to Worldwide Area Station

SpaceX Crew-4 has closed the hatch to the Worldwide Area Station forward of an anticipated undocking at 11:35 a.m. EDT (1535 GMT) for splashdown later right now. Watch dwell right here at Area.com, courtesy of NASA Tv.

Crew-4 prepares to shut spacecraft hatch

The astronauts of Crew-4 are scheduled to shut the hatch to their SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft at 9:30 a.m. EDT (1330 GMT) as they put together to depart the Worldwide Area Station for a splashdown later right now. You may watch dwell right here at Area.com, courtesy of NASA Tv.

Crew-4 undocking delayed to Friday (Oct. 14)

Crew-4’s undocking shall be delayed to no sooner than Friday (Oct. 14) at 11:35 a.m. EDT (1535 GMT), officers introduced on NASA Tv right now (Oct. 13) attributable to poor climate situations in Florida. Splashdown can be delayed from an anticipated timing of right now. You may watch the occasions dwell right here at Area.com, courtesy of NASA Tv.

SpaceX Crew-4 mission departure delayed attributable to climate

Tough climate situations on the splashdown web site compelled a delay in Crew-4’s departure from the Worldwide Area Station. Crew-4’s Dragon capsule, named Freedom, is scheduled to undock from the orbiting lab Thursday at 10:05 a.m. EDT (1405 GMT), NASA officers stated in a weblog submit Wednesday (Oct. 13). It is a delay from Wednesday night attributable to climate. You may watch protection dwell at Area.com, courtesy of NASA TV and SpaceX.

Throughout departure remarks and the change-of-command ceremony earlier right now, Expedition 68 commander Samantha Cristoforetti thanked her “house ninja” crew for assist in the course of the two weeks she commanded the orbiting complicated.  “I simply wish to say what a privilege it has been to function a commander for this quick time frame — quick however intense,” Cristoforetti, the primary European feminine to command ISS, stated in the course of the broadcast.

Crew-4 offers farewell remarks earlier than ISS departure

At 10:05 a.m. EDT (1405 GMT), the 4 Crew-4 astronauts will give some farewell remarks. And one in all them — European Area Company astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, the present ISS commander — will hand the reins of the orbiting lab over to Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev throughout a change-of-command ceremony round that very same time.

Crew-4’s Dragon capsule, named Freedom, is scheduled to undock from the orbiting lab Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. EDT (2305 GMT), NASA officers stated in an emailed assertion on Tuesday night (Oct. 11). You may watch it dwell right here at Area.com, courtesy of NASA, or straight by way of the house company.

Learn extra: Watch SpaceX Crew-4 mission depart house station right now (Oct. 12)

Crew-5 arrives at Worldwide Area Station

The Crew-5 SpaceX Dragon Endurance approaches the Worldwide Area Station for docking on Oct. 6, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft safely delivered Crew-5 to the Worldwide Area Station. The hatches between Endurance and the ISS opened round 6:45 p.m. EDT (2245 GMT) on Thursday (Oct. 7), and the Crew-5 astronauts — NASA’s Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, Japan’s Koichi Wakata and cosmonaut Anna Kikina — got here aboard roughly 10 minutes later.

Learn extra: SpaceX’s Crew-5 astronaut mission arrives on the Worldwide Area Station

Hurricane Ian noticed from Worldwide Area Station after Florida landfall

hurricane ian view from space station with solar arrays and station hardware in frame

Hurricane Ian as seen from the Worldwide Area Station on Sept. 28, 2022 because it made landfall in Florida. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

NASA cameras on the Worldwide Area Station confirmed dwell views of Hurricane Ian because the storm surge reached Florida’s coast Wednesday (Sept. 28), close to Cayo Costa, in accordance with the Nationwide Hurricane Heart. 

“Hurricane Ian has made landfall as a particularly harmful hurricane close to Cayo Costa, Florida with most sustained winds at 150 mph,” NHC officers wrote in an replace on Twitter at 3:05 p.m. EDT (1905 GMT). 

Full story: ‘Extraordinarily harmful’ Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida as NASA watches from house (video)

First European feminine commander helms Worldwide Area Station

international space station astronauts cluster in a module. samantha cristoforetti is in front holding a microphone

The Expedition 67 change of command to European astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti on Sept. 28, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA Tv)

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took command of the Worldwide Area Station and Expedition 68 in a ceremony right now (Sept. 28) livestreamed from orbit.

The expedition formally begins when earlier ISS commander Oleg Artemyev and fellow cosmonauts Denis Matveev and Sergei Korsakov depart the orbiting lab early Thursday (Sept. 29) aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

Cristoforetti is the fifth European commander of the ISS, following Frank De Winne, Alexander Gerst, Luca Parmitano and Thomas Pesquet, in accordance with the European Area Company (ESA).

Artemyev struck notes of peace in the course of the changeover ceremony, closing an expedition that had taken place in its entirety in the course of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine that began in February. “Conflict will finish in all places,” he stated at one level.

“Finally, regardless of all of the storms on Earth, we proceed our worldwide cooperation, and thank God that there are good individuals who don’t cease such a thread of peace,” Artemyev added in Russian. (This translation was supplied by Google from an automatic transcript of his speech.)

Full story: European lady takes command of Worldwide Area Station for 1st time

Hurricane Ian delays SpaceX Crew-5 launch

four astronauts in white spacesuits in front of space equipment

SpaceX Crew-5 astronauts are suited up and able to take part in a crew tools interface check (CEIT) at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on Aug. 13, 2022.  (Picture credit score: SpaceX)

SpaceX and NASA will push again the Crew-5 flight to the Worldwide Area Station to Oct. 4 in any case, a day later than deliberate.

The mission is scheduled to launch from Pad 39A at Kennedy Area Heart (KSC) in Florida. However Hurricane Ian, which can be ‘catastrophic’ to Florida as some officers termed it, has delayed the launch; the brand new goal date is unsure.

“Mission groups will proceed to observe the impacts of Ian on the Area Coast and NASA’s Kennedy Area Heart in Florida and will regulate the launch date once more, as needed,” NASA officers wrote in an replace Tuesday (Sept. 27).

Learn extra: Hurricane Ian delays SpaceX’s Crew-5 astronaut launch to Oct. 4

SpaceX Crew-5 astronauts prepared for launch

The astronaut crew of SpaceX’s Crew-5 mission for NASA to the Worldwide Area Station. They’re (from left) Mission Specialist Anna Kikina from Roscosmos; Pilot Josh Cassada and Commander Nicole Aunapu Mann, each from NASA; and Mission Specialist Koichi Wakata from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Company. (Picture credit score: SpaceX)

The three astronauts and Russian cosmonaut of Crew-5 might launch as quickly as Oct. 3 on a historic mission to the Worldwide Area Station. Not solely is it the primary time a Russian cosmonaut took a seat on a SpaceX spacecraft, however the mission is launching at a time when American and Russian relations are strained because of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Learn extra: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 astronauts prepared for historic mission

Hatch opens, new Soyuz crew welcomed to Worldwide Area Station

A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft efficiently opened the hatch to the Worldwide Area Station on Wednesday (Sept. 21) at 3:34 p.m. EDT (1934 GMT).

The Expedition 67 crew will quickly do a proper welcome and security briefing for NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin. Protection is ongoing on NASA Tv

The crew had a swift journey to orbit, taking simply two orbits and three hours to achieve their vacation spot after launching at 9:54 a.m. EDT (1354 GMT) earlier right now. It’s also possible to learn our full story on the launch.

Soyuz docks at Worldwide Area Station

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A Russian Soyuz spacecraft efficiently docked on the Worldwide Area Station on Wednesday (Sept. 21) at 1:06 p.m. EDT (1706 GMT) after simply two orbits and three hours in house, which is a super-speedy journey.

The Expedition 67 crew will quickly welcome the brand new arrivals to the orbiting complicated: NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin.

The hatch opening shall be broadcast at about 3:30 p.m. EDT (1930 GMT) dwell on NASA Tv. It’s also possible to learn our full story on the launch.

Worldwide Area Station astronauts spot Soyuz launch

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The Worldwide Area Station Expedition 67 crew noticed the profitable Russian Soyuz spacecraft launch of three crewmates earlier this morning.

European Area Company astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured imagery of the launch at 9:54 a.m. EDT (1354 GMT), which she shared on Twitter from orbit. “Wanting ahead to welcoming them to their new residence,” she stated of the upcoming trio.

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin are about to carry out docking, which you’ll be able to watch dwell on NASA Tv. It’s also possible to learn our full story on the launch.

NASA astronaut, two Russian cosmonauts launch to Worldwide Area Station

rocket lifting off atop plume

A Soyuz spacecraft lifts off for the Worldwide Area Station on Sept. 21, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA/Invoice Ingalls)

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin launched to the Worldwide Area Station right now from the Russian-run Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 9:54 a.m. EDT (1354 GMT or 6:54 p.m. native time in Baikonur.)

The trio are actually of their preliminary orbit. They’ll take simply simply two orbits and three hours to achieve the ISS. The Soyuz will then dock and the hatches connecting the 2 spacecraft ought to open two hours later.

Learn our preview story to see timings on all of the occasions right now, in addition to protection instances on NASA Tv.

NASA requests two further personal Worldwide Area Station missions

international space station seen through a spacecraft window

The Worldwide Area Station will settle for extra industrial astronaut missions by NASA. (Picture credit score: NASA)

NASA stated Wednesday (Sept. 14) that it has requested personal business for proposals for 2 personal missions to the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) that may run between late 2023 and 2024.

It is not the primary time such a mission has occurred; the Houston-based firm Axiom Area despatched three paying clients and a retired NASA spaceflyer to the ISS earlier this 12 months on a mission referred to as Ax-1, and a second mission is booked with Axiom for subsequent 12 months.

Full story: NASA requests 2 new personal astronaut missions to Worldwide Area Station

Worldwide Area Station spacewalk concludes

NASA is concluding protection of an Worldwide Area Station (ISS) spacewalk that noticed a robotic arm and an enormous increase being manipulated in orbit.

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev and flight engineer Denis Matveev simply completed and exceeded their assigned spacewalk duties throughout a 7 hour, x minute that started at 9:25 a.m. EDT (1325 GMT).

The duo blazed by the remaining duties left over from an Aug. 17 spacewalk minimize quick attributable to an influence challenge in a spacesuit; the spacesuits, by the way, labored completely this time in the course of the 7 hour, 47 minute spacewalk.

“You accomplished greater than you got down to do! Very productive,” a consultant from Moscow Mission Management advised the cosmonauts simply after they closed the hatch. (The transmission was in Russian; interpretation was out there in English on NASA Tv.)

The cosmonauts concluded a number of configuration duties for the European Robotic Arm and in one in all a number of get-ahead actions, prolonged the Strela crane increase between the Poisk and FGB modules on the Russian facet of the ISS.

Learn extra: Russian spacewalkers check European robotic arm on the house station Friday

Watch two cosmonauts spacewalking dwell earlier than they go inside

Two Russian cosmonauts are wrapping up their duties exterior the Worldwide Area Station, however you continue to have time to observe them dwell. NASA Tv is broadcasting the spacewalk, which began this morning at 9:25 a.m. EDT (1325 GMT). 

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev and flight engineer Denis Matveev are far forward of schedule and dealing on get-ahead duties after configuring the European Robotic Arm. They’re now seven hours into what was scheduled to be a 6.5-hour spacewalk.

Russian cosmonauts lengthen increase on Worldwide Area Station

At practically 6.5 hours into right now’s spacewalk, the Russian cosmonauts proceed to carry out get-ahead duties exterior the Worldwide Area Station. They’re presently working at extending a increase between the Poisk and core FGB modules on the Russian facet of the complicated.

Each cosmonauts reported they had been feeling nice when requested by Russian mission management in Moscow, throughout a brief break earlier than orbital dawn. (The ISS circles Earth about each 90 minutes.) Their spacewalk was nominally anticipated to be 6.5 hours; the energetic duo is way forward of their timeline and persevering with their tour.

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev and flight engineer Denis Matveev exited the Poisk airlock at 9:25 a.m. EDT (1325 GMT) to work on the European Robotic Arm. Protection is ongoing on NASA Tv.

Spacewalking cosmonauts pivot to ‘get-ahead’ duties

Greater than 5 hours into right now’s Worldwide Area Station spacewalk, two cosmonauts are up to now forward of schedule that they’re engaged on “get-ahead duties,” NASA officers stated in an replace minutes in the past on NASA Tv. Protection is ongoing.

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev and flight engineer Denis Matveev exited the Poisk airlock at 9:25 a.m. EDT (1325 GMT) to configure a European Robotic Arm and have already executed what they had been requested to do for the 6.5-hour spacewalk.

They put in a piece platform on the Russian Nauka module, configured a management panel, adjusted the arm’s “finish effector” for greedy payloads, and tied down launch restraints and insulation they eliminated earlier within the spacewalk.

Cosmonauts greater than an hour forward of schedule

At greater than 4 hours into right now’s Worldwide Area Station spacewalk, the cosmonauts are a minimum of 1 hour and 10 minutes forward of schedule.

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev and flight engineer Denis Matveev exited the Poisk airlock at 9:25 a.m. EDT (1325 GMT) and made their approach over to the European Robotic Arm, which they’re presently configuring for in-orbit use.

To date the cosmonauts have eliminated and bundled some further insulation, labored with a management panel and finished different configuration actions to get the robotic arm prepared for service.

The spacewalk is scheduled for six.5 hours.

Roscosmos spacewalkers 50 minutes forward of schedule

russian cosmonauts peering at items during spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts work at eradicating insulation and bundling it throughout an Worldwide Area Station spacewalk Sept. 2, 2022 to configure the European Robotic Arm. (Picture credit score: NASA)

Two Russian cosmonauts working on the Worldwide Area Station are 50 minutes forward of the timeline on their 6.5-hour scheduled spacewalk.

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev and flight engineer Denis Matveev, who exited the Russian Poisk module at 9:25 a.m. EDT (1325 GMT), are roughly three hours into their effort to configure the European Robotic Arm.

They’ve eliminated an exterior management panel on the arm and are actually engaged on eradicating and bundling insulation, NASA officers stated in an replace.

Protection continues dwell on NASA Tv.

Learn extra: Watch Russian spacewalkers check European robotic arm on the house station Friday

Russian cosmonauts see forest fires from house

Two Russian cosmonauts commented on the highly effective forest fires raging within the western United States from their vantage level throughout a spacewalk on the Worldwide Area Station.

“You may see these forest fires. That’s spectacular,” one of many spacewalkers commented shortly earlier than 11:20 a.m. EDT (1520 GMT), as the additional vehicular exercise approaches its second hour. (He was talking in Russian; the English interpretation got here by NASA.)

They had been referring to highly effective forest fires raging in California amid warmth warnings which can be forcing evacuations close by Los Angeles.

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev and flight engineer Denis Matveev are ending up duties they couldn’t full in August after a spacewalk was minimize quick attributable to a spacesuit energy challenge.

The duo are configuring the European Robotic Arm forward of operations. They’ve eliminated a protecting cowl and are actually engaged on a management panel to get the arm arrange after its first floor management check a couple of days in the past.

Learn extra: Watch Russian spacewalkers check European robotic arm on the house station Friday

Russian cosmonaut spacewalkers strategy the Worldwide Area Station worksite

Roughly one hour into an Worldwide Area Station spacewalk, Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev and flight engineer Denis Matveev are practically at their worksite.

The pair will quickly be eradicating protecting covers on the European Robotic Arm as half of a bigger set of configuration duties. Protection is now out there on NASA Tv because the conflicting briefing on the primary channel has concluded.

Learn extra: Watch Russian spacewalkers check European robotic arm on the house station Friday

Worldwide Area Station spacewalk begins

Two Russian cosmonauts formally exited the Poisk module of the Worldwide Area Station at 9:25 a.m. EDT (1325 GMT), NASA simply introduced on NASA Tv’s media channel.

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev and flight engineer Denis Matveev are scheduled to spend 6.5 hours exterior to configure the European Robotic Arm. This tour comes after the duo needed to minimize a spacewalk quick in August attributable to an influence challenge.

Learn extra: Watch Russian spacewalkers check European robotic arm on the house station Friday

Protection begins on Worldwide Area Station spacewalk

Reside from the Worldwide Area Station, NASA TV’s media channel is now carrying protection of right now’s spacewalk, which is anticipated to begin round 9:20 a.m. EDT (0130 GMT) and to final 6.5 hours.

Two Russian spacewalkers will proceed to configure a robotic arm in house and can full unfinished duties from one other spacewalk in August that was minimize quick after a spacesuit energy fluctuation.

Learn extra: Watch Russian spacewalkers check European robotic arm on the house station Friday

Former NASA chief expresses concern about ISS transition

Russia controls six modules aboard the Worldwide Area Station. (Picture credit score: NASA)

A former Trump-era NASA administrator says Congress must do extra to have industrial house stations prepared in time.

Throughout a livestream on Sunday, former chief Jim Bridenstine, who led NASA between April 2018 and January 2021, stated Congress is shifting too slowly on approving replacements to the Worldwide Area Station (ISS), particularly given Russia is now saying it’ll pull out after 2024 to concentrate on constructing a Russian-owned house station.

He expressed fear that NASA-funded industrial stations is not going to be prepared in time to fill gaps in low Earth orbit analysis. (The company is banking on the ISS partnership being prolonged to 2030, from 2024, to permit time for these replacements to rise up and operating.)

“Congress, fairly frankly, is at fault for any hole we’ve got on low Earth orbit, as a result of they’ve been negligent in a alternative for the Worldwide Area Station,” Bridenstine stated. “We have identified eternally that it [the ISS] just isn’t going to final eternally, however we’ve not been doing what’s needed to forestall the hole from taking place. Now that hole appears to be accelerating, and no person is speaking about it.”

Full story: Former NASA chief criticizes ‘schizophrenic’ US house coverage relating to Russia

ISS will convey a surgical robotic on board in 2024

Whereas it is no hologram physician like in “Star Trek”, extra surgical help shall be coming to the Worldwide Area Station in simply two years. MIRA, or “Miniaturized in vivo Robotic Assistant,” will fly to there on the again of a $100,000 award to the College of Nebraska-Lincoln, by the U.S. Division of Power’s Established Program to Stimulate Aggressive Analysis (EPSCoR). The check mission will use a microwave-sized experimental locker.

Full story: Worldwide Area Station will host a surgical robotic in 2024

Expedition 67 crew spots auroras, will get prepared for Dragon departure

green aurora waves over earth

NASA astronaut Bob Hines noticed auroras from the Worldwide Area Station on Aug. 17, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA/Bob Hines)

A photo voltaic storm generated auroras inside view of the Worldwide Area Station crew. “Completely SPECTACULAR aurora right now!!!,” NASA astronaut Bob Hines tweeted, together with a number of footage of the solar-generated storm that hit the environment of Earth. “Grateful for the current photo voltaic exercise leading to these great sights.”

The Expedition 67 crew additionally ready a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft for departure, which is presently scheduled for Friday (Aug. 19). Learn extra particulars about watch dwell right here.

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Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is a workers author within the spaceflight channel since 2022. She was contributing author for Area.com for 10 years earlier than that, since 2012. Elizabeth’s on-site reporting contains two human spaceflight launches from Kazakhstan, three house shuttle missions in Florida, and embedded reporting from a simulated Mars mission in Utah. 

Each cosmonauts inside airlock, spacewalk ends

Cosmonauts Denis Matveev and Oleg Artemyev are actually each contained in the Poisk airlok and have closed the outer hatch as they work to finish right now’s spacewalk.  

The hatch was closed at 1:54p.m. EDT (1754 GMT) to formally finish right now’s spacewalk early. 

Complete elapsed spacewalk time: 4 hours, 1 minute of 6 deliberate hours. 

Spacewalk aborted over spacesuit energy downside

Russian flight controllers have referred to as off right now’s spacewalk exterior the Worldwide Area Station because of the spacesuit energy downside on Oleg Artemev’s Orlan spacesuit. Learn our preliminary story.

“At the moment’s spacewalk by Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev is being ended sooner than deliberate,” NASA spokesperson Rob Navias stated. 

Watch the Russian spacewalk dwell now.

The spacewalk, which started round 9:20 a.m. EDT right now, was anticipated to run about six hours. However about three hours in, Artemyev skilled a spacesuit voltage drop as he and Matveev labored on the station’s new European Robotic Arm. Flight controllers instantly ordered Artemyev again contained in the station’s Poisk airlock to plug his swimsuit into the station’s energy system.  

Whereas Artemyev is contained in the Poisk airlock, Matveev has been exterior performing clear up duties. He is not going to full the robotic arm prep work attributable to it being minimize quick. Flight controllers cautioned Matveev to not rush. 

“Take your time, don’t be in a rush,” they stated.

Cosmonaut feels good regardless of spacesuit challenge

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev says he’s in good spirits regardless of an influence challenge along with his Orlan spacesuit. The difficulty occurred about an hour in the past exterior the Worldwide Area Station as Artemyev and crewmate Denis Matveev labored on the station’s new European Robotic Arm. 

Flight controllers requested Artemyev how he felt. 

“I am energized, I’ve had an excellent nap,” Artemyev stated. “I’ve had an excellent relaxation.”

He added that he positively felt higher than at first of the airlock. 

Watch the Russian spacewalk dwell now.

Russian flight controllers weigh spacewalk choices

Russian flight controllers are inserting the house station’s European Robotic Arm right into a protected configuration as they focus on whether or not to proceed with right now’s spacewalk by cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev. 

Watch the Russian spacewalk dwell now.

Artemyev stays contained in the Russian-built Poisk airlock along with his Orlan spacesuit plugged straight into the station’s energy grid whereas Matveev waits exterior. At the moment’s spacewalk start at about 9:20 a.m. EDT (1320 GMT) and was anticipated to final about 6 hours. The spacesuit challenge cropped up at concerning the midpoint of the spacewalk round 12 p.m. EDT.

Cosmonaut suffers spacesuit challenge on spacewalk

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev has been ordered again contained in the  Poisk airlock after his Orlan spacesuit skilled an sudden voltage fluctuation throughout right now’s spacewalk, NASA stories. 

Russia’s Mission Management ordered Artemyeve to the station’s airlock, the place he plugged his swimsuit into the station’s energy provide. His spacewalking companion Denis Matveev is ready exterior the airlock as Russian flight controllers focus on the subsequent steps for right now’s spacewalk.

“Artemyev is within the airlock, by no means was in any hazard,” NASA spokesperson Rob Navias stated. 

The difficulty occurred at about 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT), Navias stated. 

First digicam put in, engaged on second digicam set up

As we strategy the two-hour mark of right now’s Worldwide Area Station spacewalk, the 2 Russian cosmonauts have arrange the primary elbow digicam and eliminated thermal insulation and a launch restraint from the European Robotic Arm, in accordance with NASA.

They’re now ready for the arm to be maneuvered into the right configuration to permit for set up of a second elbow digicam. The cameras shall be helpful to permit for proper depth notion of the arm, which is required to maneuver objects safely within the harsh lighting situations of house.

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev, in crimson stripes, is on his seventh spacewalk and flight engineer Denis Matveev, in blue, is on his third spacewalk. The spacewalkers are anticipated to spend about 6.5 hours working exterior of their Orlan spacesuits. Reside protection continues.

Cosmonauts put together for digicam set up

On the one-hour mark foe spacewalk, the cosmonauts are shifting in direction of the European Robotic Arm in preparation for his or her first step. Their first main activity shall be putting in one in all two “elbow mild” cameras to help the arm with depth notion. Depth notion is essential in house to permit for correct greedy and manipulation of objects. The spacewalk is about to final 6.5 hours.

Spacewalk formally begins

The hatch to the Poisk airlock is open, marking the official begin to the anticipated 6.5-hour lengthy spacewalk right now. 

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev (in crimson stripes) and flight engineer Denis Matveev (n blue stripes) formally started their spacewalk at 9:53 a.m. EDT (1353 GMT), in accordance with NASA, placing them about 33 minutes behind once they had been anticipated to begin the spacewalk.

Their purpose is to proceed getting ready the European Robotic Arm for operations.

Two Russian cosmonauts put together to depart ISS for spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts will proceed engaged on the European Robotic Arm in a spacewalk right now (Aug. 17).

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev (in crimson stripes) and flight engineer Denis Matveev (n blue stripes) are scheduled to begin their 6.5-hour Worldwide Area Station spacewalk round 9:20 a.m. EDT (1320 GMT), in accordance with NASA.

You may watch dwell right here at Area.com within the hyperlink above, on NASA’s YouTube(opens in new tab) channel or straight at NASA’s web site.

Learn extra: Watch Russian spacewalkers boot up a European robotic arm on the Worldwide Area Station right now

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Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is a workers author within the spaceflight channel since 2022. She was contributing author for Area.com for 10 years earlier than that, since 2012. Elizabeth’s on-site reporting contains two human spaceflight launches from Kazakhstan, three house shuttle missions in Florida, and embedded reporting from a simulated Mars mission in Utah. 

President Biden approves ISS extension act to 2030

President Joe Biden signs the CHIPS Act into law on Aug. 9, 2022.

President Joe Biden indicators the CHIPS Act into legislation on Aug. 9, 2022. (Picture credit score: The White Home )

President Joe Biden signed the Creating Useful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) Act into legislation Thursday (Aug. 9). 

That authorization invoice approves NASA’s participation within the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) program by September 2030, six years past the present 2024 goal.

The act, which Congress permitted late final month, pledges $53 billion for the U.S. semiconductor business. The included NASA authorization invoice is the primary Congress permitted prior to now 5 years.

Learn extra: President Biden indicators CHIPS Act, approving Worldwide Area Station extension to 2030

NASA and personal firms count on industrial house station demand

Artist's rendering of concept design for Axiom Station berthed at the Harmony module of the International Space Station.

Artist’s rendering of idea design for Axiom Station berthed on the Concord module of the Worldwide Area Station. (Picture credit score: Axiom Area)

NASA, together with firms engaged on new low Earth orbit house stations, are optimistic these complexes will meet the wants of the Worldwide Area Station post-retirement.

These complexes shall be needed because of the quantity of analysis being generated by the Worldwide Area Station, panelists stated at a July 26 dialogue at NASA’s eleventh annual Worldwide Area Station Analysis and Improvement Convention (ISSRDC).

“A platform to have the ability to proceed to do the science and different analysis that we’re doing on ISS will completely be wanted for exploration,” stated NASA’s Angela Hart, program supervisor for the company’s Industrial LEO Improvement Program Workplace, on the Johnson Area Heart (JSC) in Houston.

Learn extra: NASA, personal firms depend on market demand for future house stations after ISS

SpaceX rocket for Crew 5 being repaired after harm

Each SpaceX and the passengers of Crew-5 say they’re assured NASA’s rigorous security necessities shall be met following an incident that broken the Falcon 9 rocket now scheduled to hold individuals into house in September.

The primary stage of the booster sustained slight harm after colliding with a bridge throughout transport, delaying the launch as SpaceX addresses the underlying points, the corporate stated throughout a Crew-5 information convention Thursday (Aug. 5). (NASA disclosed the harm earlier than, however not the trigger.)

SpaceX is working by evaluation “to guarantee that that stage could be able to go, and completely protected to fly the crew as we do for each mission,” stated Benjamin Reed, SpaceX’s senior director of the human spaceflight program.

NASA astronaut Nicole Mann, commander of Crew-5, stated SpaceX has been in common contact together with her crew. “We have now full confidence that NASA and SpaceX and the worldwide companions aren’t going to place us on a rocket or a spacecraft that they really feel just isn’t able to go,” she added in the identical briefing.

Learn extra: SpaceX addressing Falcon 9 rocket harm forward of subsequent NASA astronaut launch

NASA requests former astronauts chaperone personal missions

SpaceX's Ax-1 private astronauts make a number one gesture for their flight after joining the Expedition 67 crew on the International Space Station and getting their astronaut wings on April 9, 2022.

SpaceX’s Ax-1 personal astronauts be a part of the Expedition 67 crew on the Worldwide Area Station in April 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

NASA is asking that every one personal astronaut missions to the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) have an skilled former company astronaut commanding the group. A new solicitation discover by NASA, not finalized, contains this request amongst different modifications for personal astronaut missions.

The brand new rule comes from classes discovered based mostly on Axiom Area‘s first mission to the ISS earlier this 12 months. The crew required assist from skilled astronauts of Expedition 67 to finish a few of their experiments. (The solicitation was first seen by SpaceNews).

Learn extra: Former astronauts should chaperone personal missions to the Worldwide Area Station, NASA says

Russia says it’ll depart the Worldwide Area Station after 2024

Russia will depart the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) program after 2024, in accordance with an replace from the brand new chief of Russia’s federal house company Roscosmos Tuesday (July 26).

The announcement, which sounds extra definitive than previous statements, comes after Roscosmos management threatened to go away the Worldwide Area Station partnership for months. “The choice to go away the station after 2024 has been made,” the present head of Roscosmos, Yuri Borisov, stated, in accordance with the Related Press.

Talking from house by video chat on the eleventh annual Worldwide Area Station Analysis and Improvement Convention, NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren briefly addressed the matter. “That could be very current information, and so we’ve not heard something formally,” he stated. “In fact … we had been skilled to do a mission up right here, and that mission is one which requires the entire crew, and so we proceed to work daily to conduct the science and analysis that we have been skilled to conduct.”

Learn extra in our story about Roscosmos leaving the ISS partenrship.

Spacewalk concludes

The European Area Company’s Samantha Cristoforetti concluded her historic first spacewalk for a European lady alongside skilled spacewalker Oleg Artemyev. 

The official finish to the Russian-segment spacewalk was at 5:55 p.m. EDT (2155 GMT) and the duo spent 7 hours, 5 minutes working exterior the Worldwide Area Station, in accordance with NASA Tv. The work had been forecasted to final seven hours.

Russian mission management elected to maneuver one of many main duties to a different day, citing restricted assets within the Orlan spacesuits to perform the work. (The spacesuited crew had been delayed by roughly 50 minutes throughout routine tools checkouts previous to opening the hatch at 10:50 a.m. EDT or 1450 GMT.)

The spacewalkers and the remainder of the Expedition 67 crew had been additionally suggested right now that there shall be no have to carry out an orbital particles avoidance maneuver after the spacewalk concludes. The likelihood had been introduced up in the course of the spacewalk when a chunk of unidentified particles strayed just a little near the orbit of ISS. Nobody was ever in any hazard, NASA emphasised in the course of the broadcast.

Watch Area.com for our wrap-up story protecting the spacewalk.

ISS controllers monitoring house particles, no motion right now

Controllers for the Worldwide Area Station are monitoring a chunk of house particles that will come into conjunction, or come close by, the orbiting complicated “nicely after” the spacewalk is concluded, a NASA spokesperson stated in a dwell replace.

Following a dwell dialogue between Expedition 67 astronauts and Mission Management in Houston, spokesperson Rob Navias advised NASA TV viewers at 3:18 p.m. EDT (0718 GMT) that the crew is in no hazard and that no instant motion is required.

“In the meanwhile there isn’t any concern or no motion that shall be required except future monitoring updates dictate in any other case. We’ll hold you posted,” Navias stated in the course of the spacewalk broadcast. Spacewalkers Samantha Cristoforetti (European Area Company) and Oleg Artemyev (Roscosmos) are roughly 4.5 hours by their extravehicular actions that started at 10:50 EDT (14:50 GMT).

The house station is able to avoiding the house particles, ought to that be required, Navias emphasised. No additional particulars had been supplied by Navias concerning the time of the anticipated conjunction, how distant the particles is, the scale of the item, or what object is being tracked.

Russian-European spacewalk protection begins

You may watch a Russian cosmonaut and the primary European feminine spacewalker work exterior the Worldwide Area Station right now. The Expedition 67 spacewalk is anticipated to start round 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT). Protection is obtainable within the video above, by way of NASA Tv.

The European Area Company’s (ESA) Samantha Cristoforetti will be a part of skilled Russian cosmonaut spacewalker Oleg Artemyev for as much as seven hours. Cristoforetti will make historical past as the primary European feminine spacewalker, whereas Artemyev will embark on his third spacewalk.

A lot of their time shall be spent readying the European Robotic Arm for operational use, however the duo will even deploy nanosatellites and carry out quite a few different duties on the Russian section of the ISS.

Artemyev and Cristoforetti will each put on Russian-built Orlan spacesuits throughout their spacewalk right now, with Artemyev in a swimsuit with crimson stripes whereas Cristoforetti’s swimsuit will bear blue stripes. The spacewalk will seemingly be performed within the Russian language with dwell interpretation.

You may study extra in our preview story right here.

Soyuz crew in good well being after touchdown

Soyuz MS-19 crewmates Anton Shkaplerov (at left), Mark Vande Hei (center) and Pyotr Dubrov as seen after returning to Earth from the International Space Station on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.

Soyuz MS-19 crewmates Anton Shkaplerov (at left), Mark Vande Hei (heart) and Pyotr Dubrov as seen after returning to Earth from the Worldwide Area Station on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

The U.S.-Russian crew of the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft is in good well being and spirits after their easy touchdown on the steppes of Kazakhstan. Learn our full touchdown story.

Roscosmos TV cameras confirmed NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov with broad smiles on their faces as they had been helped out of their Soyuz capsule. Every of the house vacationers had been hoisted out of the Soyuz, which had rolled over after touchdown attributable to winds, and positioned in reclined couches as they readapt to life on Earth. 

They waved to cameras throughout a photograph session and had been then carried into a close-by medical tent for medical checks and to doff their Russian Sokol spacesuits and climb into extra comfy flight fits. 

As soon as these medical checks are full, every of the Soyuz crewmembers will head to a rally level airport in Kazakhstan. A NASA jet is awaiting Vande Hei to take him again to Houston whereas a Roscosmos aircraft will ferry Shkaplerov and Dubrov residence to Russia’s Star Metropolis coaching web site close to Moscow. 

That is a wrap for our touchdown protection of Soyuz MS-19. 

The subsequent mission to the ISS would be the personal Ax-1 mission launching on a SpaceX rocket on April 6. We’ll have dwell protection of that right here and on our Ax-1 mission updates web page in the course of the 11-day journey. 

NASA and SpaceX will then launch the Crew-4 mission to the ISS on April 19.

TOUCHDOWN! Soyuz lands with crew of three

Landing confirmed! The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov has landed safely on the distant steppes of Kazakhstan at 7:28 a.m. EDT (1128 GMT). 

Russian restoration crews are closing in on the touchdown web site in helicopters and floor autos. NASA and Roscosmos personnel will quickly extract the crew and put together the house vacationers for his or her journey residence. 

First, Russian restoration groups will arrange an inflatable medical tent to arrange to obtain the Soyuz crew whereas others safeguard the automobile so the crew will be extracted. 

As soon as the crew is extracted from the Soyuz, they’ll have a brief photograph session exterior the capsule earlier than heading off to medical tents, after which to an airport in for his or her journey residence. Vande Hei shall be headed again to Houston whereas Dubrov and Shkaplerov will head residence to Moscow. — Tariq Malik 

Parachute deployed! Soyuz descending to Earth

The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying a crew of three has deployed its most important parachute and is safely descending again to Earth. 

Every thing has gone as deliberate for the touchdown. NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and his two Russian crewmates are doing nicely as they return to Earth.

Soyuz spacecraft module separation

The Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov has jettisoned its orbital and propulsion modules as its crew capsule plunges by Earth’s environment for right now’s touchdown. 

The crew capsule is a gumdrop-shaped module that varieties the central core of the Soyuz spacecraft. Its orbital and propulsion modules are disposable and not wanted throughout reentry. 

The crew capsule will deploy a most important parachute to gradual its descent to the Earth’s floor in Kazakhstan. It’ll fireplace retrorockets simply earlier than landing to additional cushion its touchdown. 

Touchdown stays on schedule for 7:28 am ET (1128 GMT).

Deorbit burn: Soyuz returning to Earth

This NASA graphic reveals the Soyuz touchdown profile for Russian Soyuz spacecraft returning astronauts and cosmonauts to Earth from the Worldwide Area Station. (Picture credit score: NASA)

The deorbit burn has begun for right now’s Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft touchdown to return astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov residence from the Worldwide Area Station. 

The deorbit burn is a brief 4-minute, 59-second maneuver to gradual the Soyuz in order that it could actually depart orbit and descend again to Earth for a touchdown on the steppes of Kazakhstan. You may see a profile of the touchdown strategy above. 

Beneath is the goal touchdown space and strategy in Kazakhstan for right now’s touchdown.

This NASA graphic reveals the goal touchdown web site for Russian Soyuz spacecraft returning astronauts and cosmonauts to Earth from the Worldwide Area Station. (Picture credit score: NASA)

Soyuz MS-19 crew prepares for touchdown

With right now’s undocking from the Worldwide Area Station full, the Soyuz MS-19 crew is now getting ready for the return to Earth in three hours. NASA’s dwell webcast protection of the touchdown has resumed forward of the deliberate deorbit burn at 6:34 a.m. EDT (1034 GMT). You may watch the Soyuz touchdown dwell on Area.com. We have now feeds on our homepage and our preview for right now’s touchdown.

The deorbit burn will place the Soyuz MS-19 on a descending observe for its deliberate 7:38 a.m. EDT (1138 GMT) touchdown on the steps of Kazakhstan. 

Whereas we look forward to the deorbit burn. Take a look at some superb views of the Soyuz’s undocking earlier right now.

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A view from the Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft because it flies across the Worldwide Area Station after undocking on March 30, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Russian cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov is constant his photograph and video session of the Worldwide Area Station as fellow cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov flies the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft across the station after right now’s undocking.

“That is lovely, we’re flying over some continents and all of it seems to be lovely however the Russian section is all in shadow,” one of many cosmonauts stated. 

“Wow!” a cosmonaut added. “Each time you see it, it is nearly like a shock.”

The Soyuz and house station had been passing over western China when this view was captured from the Soyuz’s onboard digicam.  

Undocking! Soyuz MS-19 departs house station

Undocking confirmed! With Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov on the controls, the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft undocked from the Worldwide Area Station on time at 3:21 a.m. EDT (0721 GMT) as each craft sailed excessive over the South Atlantic Ocean. 

Shkaplerov has backed the Soyuz away to a station-keeping level about 70 meters away from the station to permit cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov to take photographs and movies of the station’s Russian section. 

Dubrov is taking the photographs and movies from the Soyuz capsule’s orbital module, which shall be discarded together with the propulsion module later right now forward of reentry. 

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei is remaining in his seat throughout this house station photograph session. 

It is touchdown day for ISS astronauts

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei (left) and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov (center left) and Anton Shkaplerov (right) bid farewell to their Expedition 66 crewmates on the International Space Station on March 30,2022. Expedition 67 cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev is seen in the background. He will remain on the space station.

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei (left) and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov (heart left) and Anton Shkaplerov (proper) bid farewell to their Expedition 66 crewmates on the Worldwide Area Station on March 30,2022. Expedition 67 cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev is seen within the background. He’ll stay on the house station.  (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

It is undocking and touchdown day for American astronaut Mark Vande Hei and two Russian cosmonauts on the Worldwide Area Station. Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov. 

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying the trio will undock from the house station right now at 3:21 a.m. EDT (0721 GMT) and land at 7:28 a.m. EDT (1128 GMT). You may watch the undocking dwell on Area.com’s homepage, courtesy of NASA TV. Undocking protection is dwell now. 

At 6:15 a.m. EDT (1015 GMT), NASA’s protection of the Soyuz touchdown will start to chronicle the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft’s deorbit burn, which is scheduled for six:34 a.m. EDT (1034 GMT) establishing the deliberate touchdown on the distant steppes of Kazakhstan. 

Vande Hei and Dubrov are returning to Earth after a 355-day mission to the Worldwide Area Station, the longest single spaceflight for an American astronaut. Shkaplerov is returning residence to finish a 176-day spaceflight. 

Soyuz reaches orbit with 3 cosmonauts aboard

Russia’s Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft has efficiently reached orbit and separated from its Soyuz rocket higher stage. 

The spacecraft is now chasing the Worldwide Area Station and can dock on the orbiting laboratory later right now at 3:05 p.m. EDT (1905 GMT). NASA TV could have dwell protection of the docking beginning at 2:15 p.m. EDT (1815 GMT).

The cosmonauts – Sergey Korsakov, Oleg Artemyev, and Denis Matveev – will enter the house station at about 5:30 p.m. EDT (2130 GMT) after a collection of leak checks.

  • 11:15 a.m. – Protection of the launch of the Soyuz MS-21 crew to the ISS (Launch scheduled at 11:55 a.m. EDT; Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov)
  • 2:15 p.m. – Protection of the rendezvous and docking of the Soyuz MS-21 crew to the ISS (Docking to the Prichal module scheduled at 3:05 p.m. EDT; Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov)
  • 5:15 p.m. – Protection of the Soyuz MS-21 hatch opening on the ISS (Hatch opening for Artemyev, Matveev and Korsakov scheduled at appx. 5:30 p.m. EDT)
  • 8:30 p.m. – Video File of the Soyuz MS-21 launch, docking and hatch opening on the ISS (streamed on NASA TV’s media channel)

Liftoff! Soyuz rocket launches new crew

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying three cosmonauts to the International Space Station lifts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on March 18, 2022.

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying three cosmonauts to the Worldwide Area Station lifts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on March 18, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Liftoff! Russia’s Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft and rocket have launched towards house on time at 11:55 a.m. EDT. 

All programs are nominal because it heads to house. 

Russia launching 3 cosmonauts to house station

Soyuz MS-21 crew members (from left) Sergey Korsakov, Oleg Artemyev, and Denis Matveev pose for a portrait at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia. They will serve aboard the International Space Station as Expedition 66/67 crew members

Soyuz MS-21 crew members (from left) Sergey Korsakov, Oleg Artemyev, and Denis Matveev pose for a portrait on the Gagarin Cosmonaut Coaching Heart in Russia. They’ll serve aboard the Worldwide Area Station as Expedition 66/67 crew members (Picture credit score: Andrey Shelepin by way of NASA)

Three Russian cosmonauts will launch towards the Worldwide Area Station on Friday (March 18), and you may watch the motion dwell.

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov is scheduled to raise off atop a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Friday at 11:55 a.m. EDT (1555 GMT). 

You may watch it dwell right here at Area.com courtesy of NASA, or straight by way of the house company. Protection will begin at 11:15 a.m. EDT (1515 GMT). It’s also possible to see a Roscosmos feed right here

This is a schedule of ISS docking and crew arrival occasions for later right now after liftoff (All instances in EDT):

  • 11:15 a.m. – Protection of the launch of the Soyuz MS-21 crew to the ISS (Launch scheduled at 11:55 a.m. EDT; Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov)
  • 2:15 p.m. – Protection of the rendezvous and docking of the Soyuz MS-21 crew to the ISS (Docking to the Prichal module scheduled at 3:05 p.m. EDT; Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov)
  • 5:15 p.m. – Protection of the Soyuz MS-21 hatch opening on the ISS (Hatch opening for Artemyev, Matveev and Korsakov scheduled at appx. 5:30 p.m. EDT)
  • 8:30 p.m. – Video File of the Soyuz MS-21 launch, docking and hatch opening on the ISS (streamed on NASA TV’s media channel)

Spacewalk right now! 2 NASA astronauts working exterior ISS

SpaceX Crew-3 commander Raja Chari and mission specialist Kayla Barron are the first two members of NASA's 22nd class of astronauts, nicknamed "The Turtles," to fly into space.

(Picture credit score: SpaceX)

Two NASA astronauts will spend hours working exterior the Worldwide Area Station right now to improve the orbiting lab’s programs. 

Astronauts Kayla Barron and Raja Chari are scheduled to step exterior the orbiting lab Tuesday at 8:05 a.m. EDT (1205 GMT), kicking off a deliberate 6.5-hour spacewalk geared toward getting ready for upcoming photo voltaic array upgrades. 

You may watch the spacewalk dwell within the video on the prime of this web page, courtesy of NASA TV. The dwell webcast started at 6:30 a.m. EDT (1030 GMT).

Spacecraft Separation for ISS cargo ship

Spacecraft separation! Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus NG-17 cargo ship is formally in orbit and chasing the Worldwide Area Station on a 2-day rendezvous observe.

LIFTOFF for Antares rocket carrying Cygnus NG-17 to ISS

Liftoff! Northrop Grumman has launched its Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus NG-17 cargo ship towards the Worldwide Area Station.

All programs are working nominally after the on-time liftoff. 

Go for launch

Northrop Grumman is go for launch right now after a closing mission ballot. Climate and the Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus NG-17 spacecraft don’t have any points for flight. 

Northrop Grumman launching cargo ship right now

An Antares rocket stands poised to launch Northrop Grumman's NG-17 robotic resupply mission from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Liftoff is scheduled for 12:39 p.m. EST (1739 GMT) on Feb. 19, 2022.

(Picture credit score: NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility by way of Twitter)

A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket will launch the industrial cargo ship Cygnus NG-17 right now at 12:40 p.m. EST (1740 GMT) and you can watch it dwell right here and on our mission overview web page, courtesy of NASA TV. The dwell webcast will start at 12:15 p.m. EST (1715 GMT)

The Cygnus NG-17 cargo ship, named the S.S. Piers Sellers in honor of the late astronaut who died in December 2016, will launch from Pad 0A of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. It’s carrying greater than 8,300 kilos of provides and different gear for the Expedition 66 crew on the Worldwide Area station. 

“The launch vary forecast stays 75% favorable, with floor winds being the first concern,” NASA officers wrote in an replace right now.

This is a have a look at the science aboard: 

Progress cargo ship docks early Thursday

Russia’s Progress 80 cargo resupply ship, which launched on Monday (Feb. 14), will arrive on the Worldwide Area Station early Thursday (Feb. 17). 

The uncrewed cargo freighter is scheduled to dock with the orbiting laboratory at 2:06 a.m. EST (0706 GMT). You may watch the docking dwell within the window above, courtesy of NASA TV, or straight by way of NASA’s web site

Undocking!

SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship has efficiently undocked itself from the Worldwide Area Station’s Concord module and is backing away from the orbiting lab.

Undocking occurred on time at 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT) as each spacecraft sailed excessive over the South Pacific Ocean. On the time of undocking, NASA and SpaceX didn’t have dwell video protection from the Worldwide Area Station, however did seize views of it backing away after its departure. 

You may learn our full story about right now’s Dragon undocking right here.

Dragon undocking webcast underway

NASA’s dwell webcast for right now’s SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 undocking on the Worldwide Area Station is underway. 

Dragon is on observe to undock from the station’s zenith port on its Concord module at 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT). The command to undock shall be despatched by SpaceX at 10:35 a.m. EST, NASA says.

If all goes nicely, Dragon will carry out two quick departure burns and finally return to Earth on Monday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. EST (2105 GMT) off the coast of Panama Metropolis, Florida.

Undocking day for SpaceX Dragon CRS-24

The SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship will undock from the International Space Station's space-facing docking port on the Harmony module on Jan. 22, 2021.

(Picture credit score: NASA)

It is undocking day (once more) for SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship on the Worldwide Area Station. 

After a 24-hour delay attributable to unfavorable climate at its splashdown web site within the Gulf of Mexico, the Dragon cargo ship is as soon as once more anticipated to forged off from the house station’s space-facing docking port atop NASA’s Concord module and start its journey again to Earth. Undocking is scheduled for 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT) and you may watch it dwell on this web page starting at 10:15 a.m. EST (1515 GMT), courtesy of NASA TV. 

The Dragon cargo ship launched to the station on Dec. 21 and has spent simply over a month on the orbiting lab. For its return journey, it will likely be carrying practically 5,000 kilos (2,267 kilograms) of science experiment outcomes and different gear again to Earth. 

SpaceX’s Dragon is presently the one cargo ship able to returning cargo, tools and different gadgets again to Earth. 

Dragon undocking delayed by dangerous climate

NASA and SpaceX have delayed the undocking of of the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship by one other 24 hours attributable to excessive winds at its splashdown web site within the Atlantic Ocean. The spacecraft will now undock Sunday, Jan. 23, at 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT).

“Resulting from unfavorable climate within the splashdown areas off the coast of Florida, now concentrating on Sunday, January 23 at 10:40 a.m. EST for Dragon’s departure from the house station,” SpaceX wrote in a Twitter replace this morning.

That is the second undocking delay for the Dragon CRS-24 spacecraft, which was initially scheduled to depart from the house station on Friday, Jan. 21. That undocking was additionally delayed by dangerous climate on the splashdown websites. 

SpaceX now goals to undock the Dragon CRS-24 capsule from the house station’s space-facing Concord module on Sunday at 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT). NASA’s dwell webcast will start at 10:15 a.m. EST (1515 GMT)

SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 undocking right now

The SpaceX CRS-24 Dragon cargo ship is seen approaching the Worldwide Area Station to ship tons of provides together with Christmas items and meals for astronauts as a part of NASA’s CRS-24 cargo mission on Dec. 22, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship will undock from the Worldwide Area Station right now and you can watch it dwell on-line. Undocking is about for 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT). Learn our full undocking preview right here.

NASA’s webcast of the Dragon CRS-24 departure will start at 10:15 a.m. EST (1515 GMT). You may watch it dwell within the NASA TV video feed on the prime of this web page. 

SpaceX launched the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship to the house station in December to ship 6,500 kilos (2,900 kilograms) of science gear and provides to astronauts on the orbiting lab. For its return to Earth, the spacecraft is carrying practically 5,000 kilos (2,267 kilograms) of science experiments and different gear aboard. 

The Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship will return to Earth on Monday, Jan. 24, at 12:44 a.m. EST (0544 GMT) with a splashdown within the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast. SpaceX and NASA is not going to present a dwell webcast of the splashdown, however updates are anticipated to be shared on Twitter by SpaceX and on NASA’s house station weblog.

Cosmonauts to take spacewalk exterior ISS right now

Expedition 65 Flight Engineer Pyotr Dubrov from Roscosmos is pictured during a spacewalk on Sept. 3, 2021.

Expedition 66 Flight Engineer Pyotr Dubrov from Roscosmos is pictured throughout a spacewalk on Sept. 3, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA/Roscosmos)

Two Russian cosmonauts will take a spacewalk exterior the Worldwide Area Station right now to outfit the orbiting lab’s new Prichal module. You may watch the spacewalk dwell within the video feed on the prime of this web page. Learn our preview story on the spacewalk right here.

Expedition 66 commander Anton Shkaplerov and flight engineer Pyotr Dubrov, each of the Russian house company Roscosmos, will spend the day working so as to add new handrails, antennas, a tv digicam and docking targets to Prichal, permitting the docking module to simply accept its first visiting spacecraft in March.

Throughout the spacewalk, you possibly can spot Shkaplerov in a Russian Orlan spacesuit with crimson stripes, distinguishing him because the lead spacewalker. Dubrov’s spacesuit could have blue stripes. 

Docking! SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship reaches ISS

SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship efficiently docked with the Worldwide Area Station at 3:41 a.m. EST (0841 GMT), linking up with the orbiting lab practically an hour sooner than deliberate as each spacecraft sailed 265 miles above the South Pacific Ocean. 

A collection of hooks and hatches will safe the Dragon to the station forward of leak checks to create a safe seal between the 2 spacecraft. The station’s crew will then open the hatches between the 2 craft to start unpacking the spacecraft. 

SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship arriving at ISS

It is docking day for SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship. 

After a day’s flight in orbit, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship is closing in on the Worldwide Area Station and is scheduled to hyperlink up with the orbiting lab at 3:41 a.m. EST (0841 GMT). You may watch its strategy and docking dwell within the NASA TV video feed on the prime of this web page. 

The Dragon CRS-24 resupply ship is carrying 6,500 kilos of provides and experiment gear to the Worldwide Area Station. The spacecraft was initially scheduled to dock at 4:30 a.m. EST however is operating forward of schedule.

Dragon CRS-24 efficiently in orbit

SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship has efficiently opened its nostril cone to uncover its docking port, the ultimate step in right now’s launch towards the Worldwide Area Station. Learn our recap of the predawn liftoff.

The spacecraft, which has visited the house station earlier than, is scheduled to dock on the orbiting laboratory on Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 4:30 a.m. EST (0930 GMT)

NASA will present dwell protection of the Dragon spacecraft’s autonomous docking, starting at 3 a.m. EST (0800 GMT). You may watch that docking dwell on this web page by way of the NASA TV feed on the prime of this web page.

Landing! SpaceX rocket lands as Dragon reaches orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands atop the drone touchdown ship Simply Learn The Directions after a profitable touchdown following the launch of the CRS-24 Dragon cargo ship for NASA from Pad 39A of the Kennedy Area Heart in Florida on Dec. 21, 2021. (Picture credit score: SpaceX)

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 1st stage has landed efficiently after launching Dragon CRS-24 cargo mission for NASA. That is touchdown no. 100 for SpaceX.

In the meantime, the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship has reached orbit and separated from its Falcon 9 higher stage. Nostril cone deployment is anticipated quickly.

Stage Separation for Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket first stage has separated from its higher stage and is starting its return to Earth for a touchdown on the drone ship Simply Learn The Directions within the Atlantic Ocean.

The higher stage carrying the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship is constant its ascent to orbit.

LIFTOFF! SpaceX launches Dragon CRS-24

LIFTOFF! SpaceX launches a brand new Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship for NASA. Subsequent cease, Worldwide Area Station.

T-5 minutes to launch

SpaceX’s CRS-24 Dragon cargo mission is 5 minutes from launch and the climate seems to be like it could clear in time for right now’s launch, SpaceX stories. 

Fueling is underway for the Falcon 9 rocket and must be accomplished about 2 minutes earlier than liftoff. 

SpaceX CRS-24 launch webcast begins

SpaceX’s launch webcast for right now’s CRS-24 Dragon cargo resupply mission has begun. You may watch it dwell within the window above or straight from NASA right here and from SpaceX. Liftoff is now focused for five:07 a.m. EST (1007 GMT), a minute later than earlier introduced.

The climate forecast is dismal for right now’s launch try, with only a 30% of excellent climate at NASA’s Pad 39A for right now’s launch. 

SpaceX to launch NASA CRS-24 cargo mission

A brand new SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and a beforehand flown Cargo Dragon spacecraft stand atop Pad 39B of NASA’s Kennedy Area Heart in Florida forward of a deliberate Dec. 21, 2021 launch to the Worldwide Area Station. (Picture credit score: SpaceX)

SpaceX is counting all the way down to launch a brand new Falcon 9 rocket carrying the CRS-24 cargo mission to the Worldwide Area Station for NASA right now (Dec. 21) and you may watch it dwell on the prime of this web page. Liftoff is at 5:06 a.m. EST (1006 GMT)

NASA and SpaceX will start webcasting right now’s launch at 4:45 a.m. EST (0945 GMT)

SpaceX is utilizing a uncommon new Falcon 9 rocket for right now’s launch. Its Cargo Dragon spacecraft beforehand flew to the house station. The mission will ship about 6,500 kilos of provides and experiment gear to the Worldwide Area Station for its Expedition 66 crew. 

NASA, SpaceX press briefing right now on CRS-24 cargo aunch

NASA and SpaceX are counting all the way down to launch a brand new cargo ship to the Worldwide Area Station on Tuesday, Dec. 21, and can maintain a prelaunch press convention right now at 12 p.m. EST (1700 GMT). You may watch the prelaunch briefing dwell on this web page, courtesy of NASA, within the window above.

The climate forecast is presently dismal, with solely a 30% probability of excellent launch situations. 

 

Soyuz MS-20 crew is protected on Earth

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, his videographer Yozo Hirano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin have exited the Soyuz capsule and are headed to the Karaganda airport to start their journeys residence.

After a 12-day spaceflight, the trio touched down at about 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 GMT or 9:13 a.m. native time on Dec. 20) on the steppe of Kazakhstan, southeast of the city of Dzhezkazgan.

You may see video of the crew rising from the Soyuz capsule above, and learn our full story about right now’s Soyuz touchdown right here

1st view of the Soyuz!

NASA TV lastly has dwell video footage from the touchdown web site. Right here is the primary view of the charred Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft that landed right now!

(Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Restoration crew is on web site

The crew is reportedly protected and in good well being as search and restoration groups are serving to them out of the capsule. 

The Soyuz landed upright and didn’t tip over after the influence, which may assist velocity up the restoration course of. 

Roscosmos confirms Soyuz touchdown

The Soyuz MS-20 has efficiently touched down, Dmitry Rogozin, director normal of Russia’s house company Roscosmos, introduced on Twitter

NASA TV commentator Brandi Dean stated that dangerous climate in Kazakhstan has considerably hindered the restoration effort, however there’s “no purpose to suspect that something is incorrect.” 

Restoration groups “had visuals of the Soyuz descending beneath parachutes, however due to the visibility points with the climate there on the touchdown web site [they] didn’t see the precise landing,” Dean stated. “In order that they’re engaged on attending to the Soyuz at this level and we’re standing by for affirmation that they’re there with the crew.”

Landing?

The Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft ought to have touched down on time at 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 GMT), however NASA and Roscosmos haven’t but confirmed the touchdown, and we’re nonetheless ready on the primary video footage from the touchdown web site. There aren’t any indications that something went incorrect with the touchdown, in accordance with NASA TV commentator Brandi Dean. 

Deorbit burn full

The Soyuz MS-20 has efficiently accomplished a deorbit burn after firing its engines for 4 minutes and 39 seconds. The spacecraft is on observe for an on-time touchdown in Kazakhstan at 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 GMT).

The Soyuz is on its method to Earth

The Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft efficiently separated from the Worldwide Area Station at 6:50 p.m. EST (2350 GMT) and is now on its method to Earth with Maezawa, Hirano and Misurkin on board. The house station was orbiting 263 miles (423) kilometers above Mongolia on the time of undocking. 

NASA TV’s dwell protection of their return to Earth will resume at 9 p.m. EST (0200 GMT), 18 minutes earlier than the deliberate deorbit burn. After the deorbit burn, the Soyuz spacecraft will spend slightly below an hour descending to Earth. The crew is anticipated to the touch down in Kazakhstan at 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 GMT).

NASA TV’s undocking protection has begun

Alexander Misurkin, Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano are contained in the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft and getting ready for an on-time departure from the Worldwide Area Station. The Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft is scheduled to undock at 6:50 p.m. EST (2350 GMT) and land in Kazakhstan at 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 Dec. 20 GMT). You may watch it dwell now within the window above. Learn extra

Touchdown day for Japanese house vacationers

Billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa (left), cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin (center) and video producer Yozo Hirano (right) are scheduled to launch toward the International Space Station on Dec. 8, 2021. Hirano will participate in health-related research during and after the mission.

Billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa (left), cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin (heart) and video producer Yozo Hirano (proper) are scheduled to launch towards the Worldwide Area Station on Dec. 8, 2021. Hirano will take part in health-related analysis throughout and after the mission. (Picture credit score: CPK/Roscosmos)

It is touchdown day for Japanese billionaire house vacationer Yusaku Maezawa, his video producer Yozo Hirano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin.

The trio will return to Earth tonight, Dec. 19, of their Soyuz spacecraft with a touchdown on the steppes of Kazakhstan scheduled for 10:18 p.m. EST (0318 GMT on Dec. 20). You may watch it dwell on this web page within the NASA TV video feed on the prime. 

NASA will broadcast a number of occasions right now main as much as tonight’s touchdown. This is a schedule to plan your afternoon and night:

  • 3 p.m. EST / 2000 GMT — NASA TV protection begins for hatch closing at 3:32 p.m. EST (2032 GMT)
  • 6:30 p.m. EST / 2300 GMT — NASA TV protection begins for undocking at 6:54 p.m. EST (2354 GMT)
  • 9 p.m. EST / 0200 GMT Dec. 20 — NASA TV protection begins for deorbit and touchdown. Touchdown is focused for 10:18 p.m. EST / 0318 GMT Dec. 20.

Maezawa, Hirano and Misurkin launched to the house station on Dec. 8 on a mission brokered for Maezawa by the U.S. house tourism firm Area Adventures. Maezawa is financing the whole journey for an undisclosed sum, although previous vacationer flights to the station have value extra as much as $35 million for one particular person based mostly on stories from Cirque du Soliel founder Man Laliberte’s flight in 2009. Maezawa has paid for 2 individuals, suggesting a fair larger price. 

Maezawa and Hirano have spent their time in house recording movies of Maezawa showcasing the spaceflight expertise. Additionally they delivered the primary Uber Eats meal in house and Hirano is collaborating in some medical experiments to review the consequences of spaceflight on the human physique.

Watch NASA TV tonight to see the trio return to Earth.

Postcard from the house station

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has found out float. Two days into his keep aboard the Worldwide Area Station, Maezawa on Twitter shared a picture of him seated cross-legged and waving on the digicam with the caption, “Hello from house.” 

Japanese billionaire

Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa enters the Worldwide Area Station to start a 12-day house vacationer journey following a Soyuz launch and docking on Dec. 8, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Japanese house vacationers Yusakuy Maezawa and Yozo Hirano have begun their 12-day keep aboard the Worldwide Area Station after getting into the orbiting laboratory at 11:11 a.m. EST (1611 GMT) with veteran Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin. 

The 2 house vacationers, whose flight was organized by the Virginia-based firm Area Adventures with Russia’s house company Roscosmos, are attributable to return to Earth on Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. EST (0200 GMT Dec. 20) on the distant steppes of Kazakhstan.

Japanese house vacationers, cosmonaut to enter ISS

A view of the Soyuz MS-20 capsule flying close to the Worldwide Area Station earlier than docking on Dec. 8, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, video producer Yozo Hirano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin have climbed out of their Sokol launch strain fits and are getting ready to enter the Worldwide Area Station after their profitable docking earlier right now. The Soyuz MS-20 crew are conducting closing leak checks between their Soyuz and the house station earlier than opening the hatches between their two spacecraft. 

NASA is broadcasting dwell views of right now’s hatch opening ceremony, which you’ll be able to watch within the video feed on the prime of this web page.

Docking full!

The Soyuz capsule carrying Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, his video producer Yozo Hirano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin docked to the Worldwide Area Station at 8:40 a.m. EST (1340 GMT) after 4 orbits round Earth and about six hours after launch. Learn the complete story.

The trio are scheduled to enter the house station at about 10:35 a.m. EST (1535 GMT), with a dwell webcast starting about 20 minutes prior.

Watch Japanese house vacationers dock at house station

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and his video producer Yozo Hirano will dock on the Worldwide Area Station right now at 8:41 a.m. EST (1341 GMT) with Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and you may watch it dwell right here. The dwell webcast will start at 8 a.m. EST (1300 GMT) from NASA. 

Maezawa and his crewmates launched to the house station early Wednesday and can spend 12 days on the house station. Maezawa purchased the flight with Area Adventures, which has organized a number of house tourism flights to the Worldwide Area Station with Russia’s Roscosmos house company. 

Maezawa, Hirano and Misurkin are scheduled to enter the house station at 10:35 a.m. EST (1535 GMT). A hatch opening ceremony webcast will start at 10:15 a.m. EST (1515 GMT).

Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, two others launch towards house station

Billionaire Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his two crewmates are on their method to the Worldwide Area Station.

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Maezawa, fellow house vacationer Yozo Hirano and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin launched atop a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Wednesday (Dec. 8) at 2:38 a.m. EST (0738 GMT). [Full story.]

The trio is anticipated to reach on the house station round 8:41 a.m. EST (1341 GMT) on Wednesday. The spaceflyers will stay in orbit for practically 12 days, returning to Earth on Dec. 19.

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa launching to house station early Wednesday

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and two crewmates will launch towards the Worldwide Area Station early Wednesday morning (Dec. 8), and you may watch the motion dwell.

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Maezawa, video producer Yozo Hirano and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin is scheduled to raise off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Wednesday at 2:38 a.m. EST (0738 GMT). Watch it dwell at Area.com’s homepage courtesy of NASA, or straight by way of the house company.

Maezawa paid for his seat and that of Hirano, who will doc the mission. Their flight was organized by Virginia firm Area Adventures, which has despatched eight different individuals on seven journeys to the orbiting lab through the years.

Prepare for tomorrow’s spacewalk!

At 2 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) right now (Nov. 29), NASA shall be internet hosting a information convention detailing what they count on to occur throughout tomorrow’s upcoming spacewalk.

The information convention will embrace three consultants who will focus on the spacewalk and reply questions with a Q&A. These consultants embrace Dana Weigel, NASA’s deputy supervisor of the Worldwide Area Station Program, Vincent LaCourt, NASA’s spacewalk flight director and Artwork Thomason, NASA’s spacewalk officer. 

Take a look at the NASA TV dwell video above to catch the press convention.

The spacewalk being mentioned will see NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron, who lately arrived on the orbiting lab aboard SpaceX’s Crew-3 mission. They’ll exit the station’s Quest airlock round 7:10 a.m. EDT (1210 GMT) tomorrow (Nov. 30) to interchange a defective antenna system. Reside protection for the spacewalk itself is about to start at 5:30 a.m. EDT (1030 GMT). 

DOCKING! Progress 79 at house station

The uncrewed Progress 79 cargo ship approaches the International Space Station's Zvezda service module during docking operations in orbit on Oct. 29, 2021.

The uncrewed Progress 79 cargo ship approaches the Worldwide Area Station’s Zvezda service module throughout docking operations in orbit on Oct. 29, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Progress 79 has efficiently docked on the Worldwide Area Station, linking up with the orbiting lab’s Russian-built Zvezda service module at 9:31 p.m. EDT (0131 GMT) as the 2 ships sailed 258 miles over Argentina, simply south of Buenos Aires. 

“It would not get a lot smoother than that,” NASA spokesperson Rob Navias stated of the docking throughout dwell commentary. “A flawless experience from the launch pad at Baikonur to docking on the Worldwide Area Station.”

That may wrap our protection of Roscosmos’ Progress 79 cargo ship docking on the Worldwide Area Station. Keep tuned for extra updates from the station as they arrive up!

Progress 79 on closing strategy to ISS

The Progress 79 cargo ship is now on closing strategy to its docking port on the Zvezda service module of the Worldwide Area Station. 

The berth is on the aft finish of the station’s Russian section. 

Progress 79 flyaround underway

Progress 79 is now flying across the Worldwide Area Station to achieve a degree about 150 meters from the station’s Russian-built Zvezda service module, its vacation spot for right now’s cargo supply. 

Docking nonetheless set for 9:34 pm EDT (0134 GMT). 

Progress 79 in sight of house station

The Russian cargo ship Progress 79 is visible is a small object at the left in this video still from a camera on the International Space Station during its docking approach on Oct. 29, 2021.

The Russian cargo ship Progress 79 is seen on this video nonetheless from a digicam on the Worldwide Area Station throughout its docking strategy on Oct. 29, 2021.  (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Progress 79 is now lower than 1 kilometers from the Worldwide Area Station because it nears the house station. Cameras on the station are exhibiting gorgeous views of the approaching spacecraft.

At the moment’s docking strategy is on observe with no points. 

The Russian cargo ship Progress 79 is visible is a small object at the left in this video still from a camera on the International Space Station during its docking approach on Oct. 29, 2021.

(Picture credit score: NASA TV)

NASA livestream underway for Progress 79 docking

NASA’s webcast for tonight’s Progress 79 cargo ship docking on the Worldwide Area Station has start. 

The Russian constructed Progress 79 cargo ship will dock on the Zvezda service module on the house station at 9:34 p.m. EDT (0134 GMT). The spacecraft is carrying greater than 5,600 kilos of provides and equipment — 2.8 tons in all —  for the station’s seven-astronaut crew. 

You may watch the docking dwell above on the prime of this web page. 

Progress 79 is presently about 7 kilometers away from the house station because it approaches  a flyaround level to achieve its docking port.  

Progress 79 cargo ship to dock tonight

The uncrewed Russian cargo ship Progress 79, which launched into orbit late Wednesday (Oct. 27), is because of dock on the Worldwide Area Station tonight and you may watch it dwell right here. 

Progress 79, which is hauling practically 3 tons of meals, clothes, propellant and different provides, will hyperlink as much as the station’s Russian-built Zvezda service module at 9:34 p.m. EDT (0134 GMT). NASA’s dwell webcast of the rendezvous will start at 8:45 p.m. EDT (0045 GMT)

You may watch the occasions dwell within the window on the prime of this web page. At 10 p.m. EDT (0200 GMT), NASA and SpaceX will even conduct a launch readiness overview press convention for the Crew-3 SpaceX astronaut mission, attributable to launch on Oct. 31. 

Progress 79 launches to house station

A Russian Soyuz 2.1a rocket carrying the uncrewed Progress 79 cargo ship launches into orbit from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan within the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 28, 2021 (late Oct. 27 EDT).  (Picture credit score: Glavkosmos/Roscosmos)

Russia’s house company Roscosmos efficiently launched the Progress 79 cargo ship to the Worldwide Area Station tonight at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT) from Pad 6 of Website 31 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It was 5 a.m. native time on the launch web site. 

NASA spokesman Rob Navias stated throughout dwell commentary that the Soyuz 2.1a rocket’s liftoff was a “excellent launch.”

The Progress 79 cargo ship is now making its uncrewed flight to the station, the place it’ll dock late Friday night time on the aft finish of the station’s Russian-built Zvezda service module. 

Docking is about for 9:34 p.m. EDT, Friday, Oct. 29 (0134 GMT Saturday, Oct. 30).

Russian Progress 79 cargo ship able to launch

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress 79 cargo ship stands poised to launch toward the International Space Station from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Oct. 27, 2021.

(Picture credit score: RSC Energia)

A Russian Soyuz rocket is poised to launch a brand new Progress cargo ship to the Worldwide Area Station tonight and you may watch it dwell right here on the prime of this web page. 

The Progress 79 cargo ship will launch about 3 tons of provides to the house station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The ship will dock on the station on Friday, Oct. 29. 

You may watch the launch dwell above, or from our launch preview web page right here

Progress 78 efficiently docks at Nauka

The uncrewed Progress 78 cargo resupply ship has efficiently docked with the Russian Multipurpose Laboratory module, or Nauka, practically 29 hours after undocking from Russia’s Poisk module. The time of seize was 12:21 a.m. EDT (0421 GMT).

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Watch Progress 78 dock with the house station

Russia’s Progress 78 cargo resupply spacecraft efficiently undocked from the house station’s Poisk module late Wednesday (Oct. 20) and is presently scheduled to dock on the Nauka module at 12:24 a.m. EDT (0424 GMT) on Friday (Oct. 22). You may watch a dwell webcast of the docking within the window above. 

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That is a wrap!

Russian actress Yulia Peresild and producer Klim Shipenko landed with cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy Sunday (Oct. 17) at 12:35 a.m. EDT (0435 GMT or 10:35 a.m. native time) on the steppe of Kazakhstan. Learn the complete story

Soyuz undocking full

(Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko are on their approach again to Earth after undocking from the Worldwide Area Station of their Soyuz spacecraft.

NASA TV’s dwell protection of the deorbit burn and touchdown will resume tonight (Oct. 16) at 11:15 p.m. EDT (0315 GMT); the touchdown in Kazakhstan is scheduled for roughly 12:36 a.m. (0436 GMT; 10:36 a.m. Kazakhstan time) on Sunday, Oct. 17.

It is touchdown day!

The ten individuals residing and dealing on the Worldwide Area Station share dinner in {a photograph} shared by cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky on Oct. 14, 2021. (Picture credit score: Roscosmos/NASA)

It is touchdown day! Cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, who’s wrapping up a six-month keep in house, and a Russian actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko, who’ve spent lower than two weeks in orbit, are headed again to Earth.

When you’re pondering of tuning in, try our full information to right now’s touchdown webcasts.

The trio will say their goodbyes at about 4:15 p.m. EDT (2015 GMT) earlier than climbing into the Soyuz MS-18 capsule, which can undock from Russia’s Nauka module of the Worldwide Area Station on Saturday (Oct. 16) at 9:14 p.m. EDT (0114 GMT on Oct. 17) for the journey residence.

The capsule, slowed by parachutes, will land in Kazakhstan on Sunday (Oct. 17) at 12:36 a.m. EDT (0436 GMT; 10:36 a.m. native time).

NASA TV and Area.com will provide dwell protection of all three milestones, so keep tuned!

Megan McArthur shares gorgeous Earth timelapse

Lightning storms, auroras and metropolis lights glow throughout planet Earth on this beautiful new timelapse video captured by NASA astronaut Megan McArther on the Worldwide Area Station. 

“Friday Evening Lightning!” McArthur tweeted. “Checkout this time lapse taken over Africa from our cupola. Along with thunderstorms, you possibly can see metropolis lights, the Milky Manner, satellites, and even a little bit of aurora on the finish.” 

Russian movie crew boards house station

Russian actress Yulia Peresild and producer-director Klim Shipenko have entered the Worldwide Area Station with their cosmonaut information Anton Shkaplerov to start their 12-day film shoot in orbit.

The trio entered the station’s Rassvet module at about 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT), jus about 6 hours after launching into orbit on their Soyuz rocket. They joined seven different crewmembers already aboard the station, together with Expedition 65 cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, who will seem within the movie Peresild and Shipenko are taking pictures. It is referred to as “The Problem,” with Peresild portraying a surgeon despatched into orbit to assist a cosmonaut (Novitskiy) in medical misery. 

“I nonetheless really feel that it is all a dream and I am nonetheless asleep,” Peresild, 37, advised Russia’s Channel One throughout a welcome ceremony on the station. 

Shipenko agreed. 

“Sure, it is nearly unimaginable to suppose that this all got here to actuality,” the 38-year-old director stated.

Throughout the welcome ceremony, Peresild acquired a congratulatory name from Valentina Tereshkova, who grew to become the primary lady in house in 1963 on the Vostok 6 mission. 

“It was extraordinarily emotional for everybody, from disappointment to happiness,” Tereshkova stated of the launch in Russian, which was translated on NASA TV. “We’re very happy with you,” she added, saying she had just one want for the crew.

“Every thing ought to go nominal, that is our greatest want,” Tereshkova stated. “We wish all of your goals to return true and we’ll be ready for you again right here on Earth.”

Hatch Opening Underway

Astronauts on the Worldwide Area Station are actually working to open the hatches between the station and the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft, permitting the Russian movie crew to enter the orbiting lab.

Area station hatch opening delayed

Russian mission management officers have advised the station and Soyuz crews that hatch opening will happen in about an hour, a bit later than deliberate.

We’re awaiting a brand new hatch opening goal time from NASA.

Russian movie crew to enter house station

The Russian movie crew that launched to the Worldwide Area Station right now on a Soyuz spacecraft is getting ready to enter the orbiting laboratory for the primary time. Hatches between the house station and their Soyuz MS-19 are attributable to be opened at 10:05 a.m. EDT (1405 GMT). 

You may watch the hatch opening and a welcome ceremony dwell within the NASA TV video feed on the prime of this web page.

Wonderful views of Soyuz docking with Russian movie crew

At the moment’s profitable docking of a Russian movie crew on the Worldwide Area Station had some star high quality of its personal. Because the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov neared the station, a digicam on the orbiting lab captured spectacular views of the approaching spacecraft. 

Take a look at the views within the video above!

Docking! Soyuz delivers Russian movie crew to house station

The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying a Russian actress and her producer/director has efficiently docked on the Worldwide Area Station. It linked up with a port on the station’s Rassvet module at 8:22 a.m. EDT (1222 GMT), about 10 minutes later than deliberate after communications points compelled cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov to take guide management of the Soyuz for the docking. 

Regardless of the communications challenge, Shklaperov docked the Soyuz at its port to ship Russian actress Yulia Peresild and producer-director Klim Shipenko to the station. The duo will movie scenes for an upcoming house movie referred to as “The Problem,” with Peresild portraying a surgeon launched into house to assist an ailing cosmonaut, to be portrayed by cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, who’s already aboard the house station.

“So the Soyuz MS-19’s safely at port, and a Russian actress and her producer-director are on set on the Worldwide Area Station for 12 days of film making,” NASA spokesperson Rob Navias stated throughout dwell commentary.

Peresild, Shipenko and Shklaperov will enter the house station at 10:05 a.m. EDT (1405 GMT) when the hatches are attributable to open between the Soyuz and station. NASA’s dwell protection will resume at 9:30 a.m. EDT (1330 GMT). 

Reside docking protection has begun

NASA’s webcast for right now’s Soyuz docking on the Worldwide Area Station has begun. The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft will dock its Russian movie crew and cosmonaut commander on the station at 8:12 a.m. EDT (1212 GMT).

Soyuz reaches orbit with Russian movie crew

A view of Earth from Russia’s Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft after it reached orbit with a movie crew on a mission to the Worldwide Area Station on Oct. 5, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Spacecraft separation! The Soyuz spacecraft carrying cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov, actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko has efficiently reached orbit after separating from its third stage and deploying photo voltaic arrays. 

‘We’re feeling nice, every part’s working nominally’ Soyuz commander Shklaperov stories.

The three house vacationers are on a two-orbit journey to the Worldwide Area Station and can arrive at 8:12 a.m. EDT (1212 GMT). NASA’s docking protection will start at 7:30 a.m. EDT (1130 GMT). You may watch that within the window on the prime of this web page at begin time.

LIFTOFF! Russian movie crew launches to house station

Liftoff! The Soyuz rocket carrying a Russian movie crew to the Worldwide Area Station lifted off on time at 4:55 a.m. EDT (0855 GMT). 

Russian movie crew earlier than launch

Listed here are a couple of views of the Soyuz MS-18 crew taken within the hours earlier than launch. NASA TV is showcasing their pre-flight actions with a collection of video clips as we close to the T-10 minute mark for launch. 

Russia launching movie crew to Worldwide Area Station

Actor Yulia Peresild (left), cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (heart) and director Klim Shipenko (proper) are scheduled to launch towards the Worldwide Area Station on Oct. 5, 2021. (Picture credit score: Roscosmos by way of Twitter)

Russia is counting all the way down to launching the world’s first movie crew to the Worldwide Area Station on a Soyuz spacecraft. Liftoff is about for 4:55 a.m. EDT (0855 GMT) from Launch Website 31 at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. 

The Soyuz is carrying Russian actress Yulia Perselid and director Klim Shipenko alongside veteran cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov. Perselid and Shipenko will spend 12 days in house filming scenes for a characteristic movie referred to as “The Problem” whereas Shklaperov will start a months-long keep on the house station. 

The trio are presently tucked inside their Soyuz spacecraft and rocket as they await launch. 



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