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Tag: International Space Station

International Space Station emergency space walk
NASA astronauts gear up for emergency spacewalk on Tuesday

Washington: Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station will conduct an emergency spacewalk on Tuesday to replace a failed data relay box which is part of a system to control key station hardware, NASA has said. Tuesday’s spacewalk, which expected to begin around 8 a.m. EDT and last for about two hours, will be conducted […]

Meet NASA astronauts of upcoming space station assignments

Washington: Five astronauts have been assigned to upcoming missions aboard the International Space Station, according to a NASA announcement on Wednesday. The five astronauts – Joe Acaba, Ricky Arnold, Nick Hague, Serena Aunon-Chancellor and Shannon Walker – all have begun training for missions launching later 2017 and throughout 2018, the US space agency said. These […]

Astronauts of Expedition-44
Expedition 44 astronauts reach ISS for Mars research

Washington: Three Expedition 44 astronauts representing the US, Russia and Japan arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday to continue key research that advances NASA’s journey to Mars. The spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and docked at the space station after orbiting Earth four times, the US space agency said […]

ISS crew is set to return to Earth today

Washington: Three Expedition 43 crew members are all set to return to Earth on today after their 199-day stay on the International Space Station (ISS). Commander Terry Virts and flight engineers Anton Shkaplerov and Samantha Cristoforetti will board the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft for landing in Kazakhstan at 7.13 p.m. (India time). Virts had ceremoniously handed […]

Russian space agency confirms ISS crew's return on June 11

Moscow: The return of the International Space Station (ISS) crew is scheduled for June 11, Russian space agency Roscosmos chief Igor Komarov told the media yesterday. “The ISS expedition 42-43 is returning to Earth on June 11,” Komarov said. Three crew members -Russia’s Anton Shkaplerov, European Space Agency’s Samantha Cristoforetti and US astronaut Terry Virts […]

ISS astronauts' return delayed after Russian craft failure

The return of three International Space Station (ISS) astronauts, originally scheduled for later this week, has been delayed due to the failure of a Russian cargo spacecraft

NASA test materials to fly on air force space plane

Washington: Building on more than a decade of data from International Space Station (ISS) research, NASA is expanding its materials science research by flying an experiment on the US Air Force X-37B space plane, the US space agency said in a statement. By flying the Materials Exposure and Technology Innovation in Space (METIS) investigation on […]

NASA Expedition 42 crew return safely from ISS

Three NASA Expedition 42 crew members returned safely to the Earth on Thursday after a 167-day mission at the International Space Station (ISS) that included several scientific experiments and spacewalks to prepare the ISS for future arrivals by the US commercial space taxis

ISS astronauts celebrate New Year's eve 16 times

The crew of Expedition 42 orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station celebrated New Year's eve as many as 16 times as it circles the globe at 28,163 km per hour, NASA said

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