Patrick BlauComments Off on RS-25 Engine Test kicks off SLS Engine Controller Certification Campaign
A former Space Shuttle development & test engine fired up at NASA’s Stennis Space Center for the second time in 2017 in support of the Space Launch System program to close out a multi-year testing campaign toward the maiden launch of NASA’s new heavy-lifter.
Patrick BlauComments Off on End-of-Week Spacewalk on Tap for ISS Crew ahead of Sunday Module Relocation
The International Space Station is entering a busy period of EVA and robotic operations on Friday to facilitate upgrades of the Station’s external command & control architecture, relocate a docking module for future commercial crew traffic and complete a number of outfitting tasks
Patrick BlauComments Off on Successful Dragon Splashdown concludes tenth SpaceX Visit to ISS
SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft parachuted into the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, returning after a month-long mission to the International Space Station, delivering critical supplies to the orbiting outpost and picking up precious samples and science equipment eagerly awaited in laboratories across the United States
Patrick BlauComments Off on Dragon departs Space Station after busy Cargo Mission, en-route to Splashdown Landing
SpaceX’s tenth operational Dragon cargo spacecraft departed the International Space Station on Sunday to embark on its homecoming that is expected to culminate in a parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, returning valuable samples and experiment hardware from the orbiting laboratory.
Patrick BlauComments Off on Video: Busy ISS Robots install Atmospheric Sensing Payload
Timelapse video of robotic activities underway outside the International Space Station from March 2 through 8 covering the installation of the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III (SAGE-III) and the removal of the Robotic Refueling Mission payloads. This clip plays at 50x real speed, you can use YouTube’s speed adjustment function to slow it down or increase to up to 100x real speed.