Patrick BlauComments Off on Spacewalkers to outfit Newly Relocated ISS Docking Module, upgrade External Computer System
Two experienced spacewalkers will venture outside the hatches of the International Space Station on Thursday to work on upgrading the Station’s external command and control system and outfit a recently relocated docking module to prepare for its role as a docking port for Commercial Crew vehicles.
Patrick BlauComments Off on NASA fills open Soyuz Spots with Veteran Space Station & Shuttle Crew Members
NASA selected veteran ISS crew members Shannon Walker and Joe Acaba to fill two seats on Russia’s Soyuz craft to increase the U.S. Segment crew contingent from three permanent residents to four in the second half of 2017 and first half of 2018
Patrick BlauComments Off on ISS Docking Module Relocates to Establish Second Commercial Crew Docking Port
The Space Station’s robotic arm was in action on Sunday, grasping onto a docking module and moving it to the space-facing side of the complex where it will serve as a second docking target for Commercial Crew vehicles
Patrick BlauComments Off on French-American Spacewalking Duo aces busy EVA, ISS Docking Module ready for Robotic Relocation
Two Astronauts aboard the International Space Station ventured outside the hatches of the orbiting complex on Friday, spending six and a half hours spacewalking to complete a number of tasks including preparations for the relocation of one of the Station’s docking modules on Sunday.
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.