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Tag: Iss

Russia To Suspend ISS Cooperation If Sanctions Not Lifted
Russia To Suspend ISS Cooperation If Sanctions Not Lifted

Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos, posted on Twitter that the "restoration of normal relations between partners" on the ISS and other projects is only possible with the "complete and unconditional lifting of illegal sanctions".

Solar Arrays
Astronauts Complete Installing 1st Solar Arrays Outside ISS

Two astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) have successfully completed the deployment of solar arrays, which will soak up the sun's energy to provide electrical power for the numerous research and science investigations conducted every day, as well as the continued operations of the orbiting platform.

NASA Shares Stunning Picture Of Snow-Capped Himalayan Mountains

New Delhi: NASA has shared a stunning picture of snow-covered Himalayan mountains captured by a crew member aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The picture shared on Instagram has already received over 11.6 lakh “likes” on the platform. “The snow-covered Himalayan Mountains are in splendid view in this enhanced, long-exposure image taken by a crew […]

Indian-American Astronaut Raja Chari To Lead SpaceX Mission To ISS

Washington: NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) have selected three astronauts, including Indian-American Raja Chari, to serve as crew members for SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station (ISS), which is expected to launch in the autumn of 2021. Raja Chari will serve as commander while NASA’s Tom Marshburn will be pilot and ESA’s […]

We're ready, say NASA crewmates on maiden SpaceX flight to ISS

Washington: Ahead of their historic launch to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on Wednesday, NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken said that they were ready for the upcoming journey. “…The teams are ready and we are ready. #LaunchAmerica,” Hurley said in a tweet. This “Crew Demo-2” mission will […]

Dragon Spacecraft Delivers Cargo To ISS

Washington: A Dragon cargo spacecraft belonging to private space services company SpaceX delivered its payload to the International Space Station (ISS), providing the crew with 2,587 kilos of supplies, including materials, such as mice, worms and a robot, for scientific research. ISS commander Luca Parmitano, of Italy, and other astronauts used a large robotic arm […]

Space Station
1st all-woman spacewalk set to take place this week

Washington: The first all-woman spacewalk is set to take place this week itself as NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are scheduled to venture outside the International Space Station (ISS) on October 17 or October 18. The spacewalk will last approximately six and a half hours, according to NASA. “@Space_Station update: our first all-female […]

First UAE Astronaut Enters ISS

Dubai: Hazzaa AlMansoori has become the first astronaut from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to enter the International Space Station (ISS) after the Soyuz spacecraft carrying him and two others successfully docked at the ISS. AlMansoori, 35, headed to space with Russian commander Oleg Skripochka and Nasa astronaut Jessica Meir on Wednesday onboard a Soyuz […]

US rocket launched to bring NASA cargo to ISS

Washington: A US rocket has been launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, carrying cargo with the space agency’s re-supply mission for the International Space Station (ISS). The Antares rocket built by Northrop Grumman lifted off on Wednesday evening, carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the ISS, Xinhua news agency reported. The spacecraft […]

Space Station
ISS infested with bacteria like gym on Earth: NASA

Washington: A team of NASA researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist has found the surface inside the International Space Station (ISS) is littered with microbes just like in a gym or office on Earth — threatening astronauts’ health at the orbiting laboratory. The knowledge of the composition of the microbial and fungal communities on the ISS can […]

Russia launches cargo ship to space station

Moscow: Russia on Thursday successfully launched a Progress MS-11 unpiloted cargo resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS), the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos said in a statement. The launch of the spacecraft by the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket was carried out at 14.01 Moscow time (1101 GMT). The spacecraft, scheduled to dock with the […]

NASA's new mission to study space weather from ISS

Washington: NASA has selected a new mission that will help scientists understand and, ultimately, forecast the vast space weather system around our planet. The Atmospheric Waves Experiment (AWE) mission will cost $42 million and is planned to launch in August 2022, attached to the exterior of the Earth-orbiting International Space Station (ISS), the US space […]

Spacewalk: Russian cosmonauts to check hole in Soyuz docked to ISS

Washington: Two Russian cosmonauts will go for a six-hour-long spacewalk on Tuesday to check a hole in the external hull of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft currently docked to the International Space Station (ISS). Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev of Russian space agency Roscosmos are scheduled to begin their spacewalk at 11 am EST, NASA said. […]

UPSC recruitment 2019 notice for aspirants
UPSC 2018 Final Results Declared For IES, ISS Candidates; Check Here

New Delhi: Based on the result of the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service written examination 2018 held by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in June and July 2018 followed by interviews for Personality Test held in November 2018, 46 candidates have been recommended for appointment to posts in Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical […]

NASA working for better cancer treatments in space: Report

Washington: Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are conducting a blood cell experiment which may improve treatments for cancer, the media reported. In a new video published by the US space agency as part of the AngieX Cancer Therapy study, the team led by NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor were shown examining endothelial cells that […]

3 astronauts return to Earth after months in space

Washington: Three astronauts have landed safely in Kazakhstan on Wednesday after five-and-a-half-month of performing research and spacewalks in low-Earth orbit. The Soyuz spacecraft with NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos landed at 8.31 a.m. in Kazakhstan, NASA said. The three were part of […]

NASA postpones second spacewalk to mid-February

Washington:  NASA has postponed the second planned spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS) scheduled for this week to mid-February, after developing a software patch for a glitch that two astronauts had expected to fix during the first spacewalk. Astronauts Mark Vande Hei from NASA and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency — crew […]

Soyuz capsule carrying 3 astronauts blasts off for ISS

Washington: A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a team of three astronauts from the US, Russia and Japan blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The capsule with the three crew members — NASA’s Scott Tingle, Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and Norishige Kanai […]

Microbes found on ISS resembles homes on Earth: Study

Washington: The International Space Station (ISS) has a ‘very diverse’ community of microbes that more closely resembled that of homes than of humans, researchers said on Tuesday. The conclusion is of a citizen science project called Project MERCCURI that analysed bacteria found on 15 locations on the ISS and compared them with samples from homes […]

NASA to launch E. Coli into orbit to study antibiotic resistance

Washington: To study microgravity’s effect on bacterial antibiotic resistance, scientists are set to send E. coli, a common bacterial pathogen linked to urinary tract infections and foodborne illnesses, to the International Space Station (ISS). The E. coli AntiMicrobial Satellite (EcAMSat) mission is scheduled to launch to the ISS on Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft on […]

SpaceX launches Chinese experiment, supplies to ISS

Washington: US space firm SpaceX on Saturday launched supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), including an experiment from a Chinese university that will test the effects of space environments on DNA. The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft lifted off on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, Xinhua reported. About […]

NASA live stream
Don't miss NASA's first 4K livestream from space this month

Washington: In the first-ever live 4K video stream from space, NASA astronaut and Expedition 51 commander Peggy Whitson will take viewers more than 400 km off the Earth to the International Space Station on April 26. The broadcast will take place at 1:30 p.m. EDT during a session at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) […]

NASA preparing ISS for commercial spacecraft landing

NASA engineers are set to prepare the International Space Station (ISS) for the future arrival of US commercial crew and cargo vehicles

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 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

SpaceX postpones rocket recovery launch again

Washington: Unfavourable weather again led private US spaceflight company SpaceX to put off a rocket launch that would have led to an experiment to test the possibility of reusable rockets. With just 12 minutes remaining in the countdown at the Cape Canaveral space station in Florida Tuesday night, wind gusts of 185 kmph caused a […]

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