Patrick BlauComments Off on Falcon 9 checks off Static Fire Test ahead of First Dragon Re-Use Mission to ISS
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket – still missing its Dragon spacecraft – rumbled to life for a brief moment on Sunday atop its Kennedy Space Center launch pad for a hold-down engine test to clear the way for liftoff as early as Thursday on the company’s second ISS resupply mission of 2017.
Patrick BlauComments Off on Spacewalkers restore ISS Control System, install Wireless Antennas in busy contingency EVA
Two NASA Astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Tuesday as a quick-response team to deal with the failure of an external command and control unit that occurred just three days prior.
Patrick BlauComments Off on International Space Station completes scheduled Reboost Maneuver for upcoming Soyuz Landing
The International Space Station completed a scheduled reboost maneuver on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 to adjust its orbit to set up the proper ground track for the landing of Soyuz MS-03 with a French-Russian crew duo on June 2.
Patrick BlauComments Off on NASA Opts for Uncrewed Debut of SLS Rocket, EM-1 Flight Delayed to 2019
NASA decided against putting a crew on the first flight of the agency’s upcoming heavy-lift Space Launch System which is now expected to occur some time in 2019 after slipping from the latest 2018 target, NASA said on Friday.