Tag: International Space Station

The First All Private Astronaut Crew to the ISS: How to Watch the Axiom-1 Launch

The First All Private Astronaut Crew to the ISS: How to Watch the Axiom-1 Launch
SpaceX is preparing to launch the first all-private astronaut crew to the ISS for Axiom Space. Ax-1 includes an international crew of four private astronauts on a ten-day mission to space where they will live and work aboard the International Space Station for eight days. Ax-1 is currently scheduled for liftoff from Launch Complex 39A... Read more »

Watch SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour Arrive and Dock at Station

Watch SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour Arrive and Dock at Station
SpaceX Crew Dragon is set to arrive at the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, after a successful launch from Kennedy Space Center. Once Crew Dragon Endeavour rendezvous with the ISS it will dock and run through more tests before the crew can open the hatch and join the astronauts already on Station. Endeavour is... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: March 2, 2020

What's Happening This Week in Space: March 2, 2020
As spring approaches, so do observing opportunities. Until then, take advantage of astronomy club meetings to introduce yourself to the night sky, NASA launches to the space station, and even plan a trip to a NASA center. This is what’s happening this week in space in Chicago! ‘Scopes in the City Eola Road Branch, Aurora... Read more »
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This Week in Space Photos: Juno, InSight, Bennu, Dragon, & Blue Moon

This Week in Space Photos: Juno, InSight, Bennu, Dragon, & Blue Moon
Six vehicles visiting the Space Station, a new Moon lander unveiled by Blue Origin, a look at Bennu’s north pole, and a dusty selfie from InSight, these are just some of the incredible space photos captured this week.    

Space Station Power Issue Delays SpaceX Cargo Mission

Space Station Power Issue Delays SpaceX Cargo Mission
A power issue onboard the Space Station resulted in a launch delay of the upcoming SpaceX cargo Dragon mission, originally scheduled for early morning May 1. The resupply mission is now expected to launch no earlier than May 3rd, 2019, according to NASA. On Monday, NASA reported that the International Space Station (ISS) experienced a power... Read more »

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 »
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Last Week in Space: January 23-29

So much news in space tech, astronomy, policy, and exploration happens every day that even I have a hard time keeping up with it. To help you end and start your week all caught up, I’ve decided to put together an abbreviated list of the most important and exciting news covering the last week in... Read more »

SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Captured Over Lake Michigan

SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Captured Over Lake Michigan
Two days after a successful launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida, the Dragon spacecraft rendezvoused with the International Space Station (ISS) and was captured over Lake Michigan. From downtown Chicago it is almost impossible to spot the ISS as it passes overhead, but orbital passes do happen... Read more »

The Science Launching to the International Space Station on SpaceX's CRS-8

The official SpaceX mission patch for CRS-8. The Dragon spacecraft will deliver  250 research and science experiments that will be conducted during Expeditions 47 and 48. Image Credit: SpaceX
SpaceX is launching its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station with over 7,000 pounds of cargo, including around 250 science and research experiments that will be conducted during Expeditions 47 and 48. Astronaut crew members living on the ISS will carry out investigations that range from life science experiments to hardware testing. As a... Read more »
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ULA Announces Atlas V MUOS-5 Launch Delay Following OA-6 Data Anomaly

ULA Announces Atlas V MUOS-5 Launch Delay Following OA-6 Data Anomaly
United Launch Alliance (ULA) has just announced the delay of their MUOS-5 mission to no earlier than Thursday, May 12 following a data anomaly that occurred during the OA-6 mission earlier this week.  The Atlas V carrying MUOS-5 was originally scheduled to launch May 5th with a payload that includes the U.S. Navy’s 5th Mobile... Read more »