PHOTOS: Expedition 60/61 Crew Members Discuss Upcoming Mission to Space Station

On Friday, April 19 a briefing was held at NASA's Johnson Space Center to allow the Astronauts of Expedition 60/61 to talk about their mission and answer questions. Seen in the photo (L to R) Aleksandr Skvortsov, Cosmonaut, Luca Parmitano, ESA Astronaut, Andrew R. Morgan, NASA Astronaut, and Brandi Dean, NASA PAO. Photo: Michael Galindo/Cosmic Chicago
Photos of the NASA crew briefing for the Expedition 60/61 mission to the International Space Station. NASA Astronaut, Andrew Morgan, ESA Astronaut, Luca Parmitano, and Russian Cosmonaut, Alexander Skvortsov discussed their training, past spaceflight experience, the upcoming mission, and what they look forward to during their time living and working on the Space Station. 

Watch the Next Antares Rocket Launch the NG-11 Mission

Watch the Next Antares Rocket Launch the NG-11 Mission
Northrop Grumman is set to launch its 11th cargo resupply mission, NG-11, to the International Space Station (ISS) onboard the Antares rocket today, April 17th. The Cygnus cargo spacecraft is currently loaded with over 7,000 pounds of science, research, station hardware, and crew supplies that are scheduled to launch at 3:46 p.m. CDT. Complete coverage... Read more »

PHOTOS: SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch and Landing

Venting excess propellant, the Falcon Heavy rocket sits on the launch pad ready for liftoff. Photo: Michael Galindo/Cosmic Chicago
Launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket carrying the Arabsat-6A satellite occurred at 5:35 pm ET on April 11, 2019 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Falcon Heavy side boosters successfully landed back at Cape Canaveral at Landing Zone 1 and 2.
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Where to Watch SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch of Arabsat-6A

Where to Watch SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch of Arabsat-6A
UPDATE: SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch of ArabSat-6A postponed until Wednesday, April 11th with a 5:35-7:31 p.m. CDT launch window. SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch of Arabsat-6A, the second launch of the Falcon Heavy but, it’s first commercial launch, is now targeting Wednesday, April 10th with a 5:35 – 7:32 p.m. CDT launch window. Now targeting Falcon Heavy... Read more »

Macy's Out of this World Flower Show

Macy's Out of this World Flower Show
Macy’s annual Chicago flower show has taken on a cosmic theme that is truly out of this world. Journey to Paridisios, Operation: Inspiration is a two week celebration of springtime, flowers, and how we experience floral creativity. Seven floral displays allow you to walk in the footsteps of R.H. Macy IV, the fictional astronaut in Macy’s sci-fi... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: March 18th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: March 18th, 2019
This week in space includes astronomy and space club meetings throughout the Chicago suburbs, a spacewalk, and Chicago museum events! As the days warm up, opportunities to observe the night sky comfortably get closer so be sure to take advantage of the knowledge being shared by your local astronomy clubs! The following events are what’s... Read more »
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New "Forces of Nature" Poster Features 'Hidden Figure' Katherine Johnson

New "Forces of Nature" Poster Features 'Hidden Figure' Katherine Johnson
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, the Perimeter Institute has released a set of three new posters in its, “Forces of Nature” poster collection that includes Katherine Johnson. The posters celebrate women that contributed greatly to science, and who were pioneers in their fields of study and research. The newest posters include Katherine Johnson, a NASA mathematician... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: March 6th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: March 6th, 2019
This week in space might not include any exciting rocket launches, but there is still plenty to happening around town and around the country. As the weather warms up, astronomy clubs around the city are beginning to prepare for nighttime observation sessions. Until then, take advantage of the many science centers and planetariums around Chicago... Read more »

How to Watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch

How to Watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch
The SpaceX Crew Dragon will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a Falcon 9 rocket early on Saturday morning, and you can watch the historic test flight from the comfort of home. Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon are vertical on historic Launch Complex 39A pic.twitter.com/5MarVJTVYK — SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 1, 2019 After many... Read more »
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NASA Astronaut Nick Hague 100% Confident in Russian Soyuz

NASA Astronaut Nick Hague 100% Confident in Russian Soyuz
NASA Astronaut Nick Hague’s first mission earned him a place in the spotlight as one of a handful of astronauts to survive a spaceflight anomaly. That position and experience, makes Hague a source of knowledge to fellow astronauts, NASA, Roscosmos, other space agencies, and commercial space companies.   On October 11, 2018, just minutes after... Read more »