Patrick BlauComments Off on Progress MS-05 Departs ISS en-route to Fiery Re-Entry after Successful Cargo Mission
The Progress MS-05 cargo spacecraft departed the International Space Station on Thursday after a stay of four months facilitating the delivery of 2.4 metric tons of supplies to the orbiting laboratory.
Patrick BlauComments Off on Mount Vesuvius Wildfires Captured from Space
Wildfires raged around the slopes of Mount Vesuvius near the Italian City of Naples in the first half of July 2017 and were captured by several space missions including Astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
Patrick BlauComments Off on SpaceX cuts Plans for Powered Dragon Landings, places Focus on Commercial Crew
SpaceX decided against the company’s previous plan of having their next generation Dragon spacecraft return to Earth via a powered landing to bring back cargo and crews from the International Space Station, company chief Elon Musk said on Wednesday at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference in Washington.
Patrick BlauComments Off on SpaceX Dragon Parachutes to Pre-Sunrise Splashdown, capping First Re-Use Flight
SpaceX’s first Dragon re-use mission successfully concluded on Monday with the spacecraft parachuting to a safe splashdown landing in the Pacific Ocean to return nearly two metric tons of science and hardware from the International Space Station.