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    Hong Kong (CNN)The first woman assigned to work on China's new space station will be aboard when the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft blasts off early Saturday local time, in what's set to be a landmark moment for female astronauts and the country's rapidly expanding space program.Wang Yaping, 41, is part of a three-member team heading for the Tiangong -- or Heavenly Palace...
    Two Russian spacewalkers connected a new laboratory module to the International Space Station's power grid Friday, routing and plugging in eight cables to tap into electricity generated by NASA's solar power system. Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov ran about an hour behind schedule getting two bundles of cables hooked up between the newly-arrived Nauka lab module and the U.S. segment...
    (CNN)Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov are conducting a spacewalk Friday to prepare the new Nauka module for operations on the International Space Station. The spacewalk will begin Friday at 10:35 a.m. ET and is expected to last for nearly seven hours. Live coverage will be shared on NASA TV and the agency's website.Roscosmos cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov is pictured...
    NASA has revealed new details about a worrying mishap that saw the International Space Station (ISS) thrown out of control by a 22-ton Russian research module. The US space agency said the ISS backflipped and was left upside down when Nauka's jet thrusters misfired, just hours after docking with the space station.  When the incident happened last Thursday, NASA said...
    Originally Published by: Georgia surf instructor attacked by shark during lesson returns to beach Church member receives kidney from his pastor: A ‘blessing from God’ Some alcohol consumption may benefit heart disease patients, study suggests Russia’s Nauka space module caused a scare on the International Space Station Thursday after its engines inexplicably lit up...
    Washington DC (CNN)An unusual and potentially dangerous situation unfolded Thursday at the International Space Station, as the newly-docked Russian Nauka module inadvertently fired its thrusters causing a "tug of war" with the space station and briefly pushing it out of position, according to NASA flight controllers. Nauka — a long-delayed laboratory module that Russian space agency Roscosmos' launched to the...
    A heavyweight Russian laboratory module that experienced a variety of problems after launch last week docked at the International Space Station on Thursday, but in a moment of high anxiety, inadvertent thruster firings briefly knocked the complex out of its normal orientation. Rocket motors in the Russian Zvezda module, where the Nauka multipurpose laboratory had docked earlier, automatically began firing...
    The International Space Station (ISS) received a new module Thursday when Russia docked its 22-ton Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module at 9:29am ET – the first time in a decade that a new part has been sent to the floating space lab. Nauka, which means 'science' in Russian' launched on July 21 atop a Russian Proton rocket. This rocket also carried the...
    Two astronauts on Sunday made the first spacewalk outside China’s new orbital station to set up cameras and other equipment using a 15-meter-long (50-foot-long) robotic arm. Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo were shown by state TV climbing out of the airlock as Earth rolled past below them. The third crew member, commander Nie Haisheng, stayed inside. Liu and Tang spent...
    "Mars Base 1" -- a Martian base simulator constructed in the Gobi desert in 2019. Just over a month ago, the world was looking upward to see where a large booster—the first stage of a Chinese Long March 5B—was going to fall to Earth. Despite a lot of publicity, and a good deal of resulting anxiety, most of the booster burned...
    By Marcia Dunn | Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts equipped the International Space Station with the first in a series of powerful new solar panels Sunday, overcoming suit problems and other obstacles with muscle and persistence. It took two spacewalks for French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough to install and unfurl the panel to...
    China has successfully launched the Shenzhou 12 spacecraft with 3 astronauts to begin the installation of the Tiankang Permanent Space Station (Sky Palace). Over the next two years, 11 launch sites are expected, four of which will be operational Chinese astronauts (left) Tang Hongpo, Ni Heisheng and Liu Booming were the first crew of China’s space station. Photo: Xinhua...
    Three Chinese astronauts arrived Thursday at China’s new space station at the start of a three-month mission, marking another milestone in the country’s ambitious space program. Their Shenzhou-12 craft connected with the space station module about six hours after taking off from the Jiuquan launch center on the edge of the Gobi Desert. About three hours later, commander Nie Haisheng,...
    Three Chinese astronauts blasted off and rocketed into orbit Thursday, setting off after the recently-launched core module of China's new space station for a planned three-month stay. The Shenzhou-12 flight, China's seventh piloted space mission and the first to carry a crew to the new space station, came less than three weeks after the May 29 launch of unpiloted cargo...
    Hong Kong (CNN)China successfully launched three astronauts into space on Thursday, bringing the country one step closer to completing its new space station.The Shenzhou-12 spacecraft, or Divine Vessel, was launched on a Long March-2F carrier rocket Thursday morning, from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert, according to state-run news agency Xinhua.The mission will send the crew...
    (CNN)The International Space Station was due to get a powerful upgrade on Wednesday, but "technical delays" during a spacewalk left the astronauts without enough time to install a new set of solar arrays, according to NASA.During the nearly seven-hour spacewalk, NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet were slated to install the first two out of...
    CHINA is set to launch a three person crewed mission to build its own space station this week. It's planned four crewed missions to assemble it's own version of the International Space Station and the first manned one will blast off this Thursday. 3Tang Hongbo, Nie Haisheng, and Liu Boming will be the first men on China's space stationCredit: AP...
    Hong Kong (CNN)A rocket carrying three veteran astronauts bound for China's orbiting space station module will launch from the Gobi Desert in the country's north in just over 24 hours, China's space agency announced Wednesday.The three men, Nie Haisheng, 56, Liu Boming, 54, and Tang Hongbo, 45, will become the first Chinese astronauts to land on the initial stages of...
    REDWOOD CITY — After three years of planning and one rejection already, a developer is proposing a massive rebuild of Sequoia Station into a mixed-use project. Los Angeles-based developer Lowe Enterprises, which owns the 12-acre property at 1001-1111 El Camino Real that’s anchored by Safeway and CVS, smelled opportunity in 2018 when Caltrain unveiled a plan to add two tracks...
    Two cosmonauts floated outside the International Space Station early Wednesday to wrap up preparations for detaching the two-decades-old Pirs airlock and docking compartment next month, making way for the long-planned arrival of a new laboratory module. Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov, opened the hatch of the Poisk module at 1:53 a.m. EDT to officially kick off the 238th spacewalk devoted...
    A new show on the Discovery Channel will send one lucky winner to the International Space Station next year. In a news release obtained by CNBC, the network indicated that the show, which it plans to air in 2022, will be an eight-part series that concludes with one participant joining Axiom Space’s AX-2 private spaceflight scheduled to launch in January. The...
    THEY are already the biggest band in the world – and now Coldplay have set their sights even higher. Literally. They unveiled the first single from their upcoming album tonight, but premiered the track live from the International Space Station. 7 Astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Coldplay in space link-up Chris Martin and bandmates Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will...
    Lighting up the night sky, four astronauts shot into orbit atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Sunday for a 27-hour voyage to the International Space Station in the first operational flight of a commercially developed Crew Dragon capsule. Highlighting NASA's ongoing drive to end its sole reliance on Russian Soyuz spacecraft, the Falcon 9's first stage engines ignited with a...
    A HUGE Chinese rocket is making an uncontrolled re-entry back to earth and could land on a major city, experts have a warned. The 21 ton Long March 5b is returning to earth after launching the first module of China’s new space station and could land on a large area that includes New York or Madrid. The rocket is currently...
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A recycled SpaceX capsule carrying four astronauts arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, the third high-flying taxi ride in less than a year for Elon Musk’s company. The Dragon capsule docked autonomously with the orbiting outpost more than 260 miles (420 kilometers) above the Indian Ocean, a day after launching from NASA’s Kennedy...
    Spectacular scenes played out over Florida’s Atlantic coast on Friday as SpaceX sent four new astronauts to the International Space Station in the early hours of the morning. Observers near the Kennedy Space Center shared numerous photographs on social media of the Falcon 9 spacecraft headed to the station 250 miles above Earth, including official accounts for Walt Disney World...
    Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser spacecraft in orbitSource: Sierra Nevada Corporation Another company is coming to the commercial space industry, but unlike many of the new start-ups capturing the imagination, this one already touts billions of dollars in business. And it could potentially be soon courting investors. Privately held Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is creating Sierra Space, an independent commercial space...
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    In this article BA NOC SPCE RTX GNPK SpaceX's Crew Dragon Endeavour seen docked with the International Space Station on July 1, 2020.NASAThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration last year marked two decades of astronauts continuously onboard the International Space Station. But, as the floating research laboratory ages, the space agency is turning to private companies to build and...
    More On: astronauts European Space Agency seeks diversity in new astronaut drive SpaceX is about to give you — yes YOU — the chance to to go space Astronauts complete power upgrade on space station NASA astronauts conduct first spacewalk of 2021 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar...
    CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) — On Sunday, two astronauts installed support frames on the International Space Station for new solar panels arriving later this year. NASA’s Kate Rubins and Victor Glover put the first set of mounting brackets and struts together, then bolted them into place next to the station’s oldest and most degraded solar wings. But the work took longer...
    By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the International Space Station later this year. NASA’s Kate Rubins and Victor Glover emerged from the orbiting lab lugging 8-foot (2.5-meter) duffle-style bags stuffed with hundreds of pounds of mounting brackets and struts....
    Astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover floated back outside the International Space Station Monday for a planned six-and-a-half hour spacewalk to complete solar array battery replacement work, to install a new high definition camera and to replace two other degraded units. Sealed inside the station's Quest airlock, the astronauts switched their spacesuits to battery power at 7:56 a.m. EST, officially...
    Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station on Wednesday and is set to test new technologies before its fiery destruction when it returns to Earth’s atmosphere. The uncrewed craft arrived at the orbiting space lab on Oct. 5, 2020, carrying around 8,000 pounds of supplies, research experiments and hardware, including a new toilet. Cygnus undocked from the space station's Canadarm2 at 10:11 a.m ET...
    That’s right; Both have the first name, Sergei, and are pronounced the same way. This is Raishiko’s second time at the space station, and Good-Sverko’s first. This is the first spacewalk for the two astronauts. Worried about excluding the two astronauts? Ryzykov, the current Commander of Expedition 64, will wear the Russian Orlon space suit with red stripes, while Good-Sverkov...
    Two Russian cosmonauts suited up for a spacewalk outside the International Space Station Wednesday to begin preparing the Pirs airlock and docking compartment for removal next year to make way for attachment of a new laboratory module. The excursion, starting around 9:30 a.m. EST, also will validate using the Poisk docking compartment, on the opposite side of the station from...
    Two Russian cosmonauts suited up for a spacewalk outside the International Space Station Wednesday to begin preparing the Pirs airlock and docking compartment for removal next year to make way for attachment of a new laboratory module. The excursion, starting around 9:30 a.m. EST, also will validate using the Poisk docking compartment, on the opposite side of the station from...
    (CNN)Two cosmonauts, both from the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will conduct a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station on Wednesday. Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov will be preparing the outside of the space station's Russian segment to receive a new module. (From left) Expedition 64 Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of Roscosmos will conduct their first spacewalk.That's...
    After six years, two successful test flights and a multi-billion-dollar investment in American enterprise, NASA is poised to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station this weekend, the first government-certified flight of a commercially developed SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. Originally expected to take off Saturday, the launch was delayed to Sunday, at 7:27 p.m. EST, because of expected high...
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