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.
NASA approved plans for an unscheduled spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Tuesday to swap a computer box on the Station’s central truss segment that failed on Saturday.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft completed the mission’s fifth science pass on Friday, coming within 4,000 Kilometers to Jupiter’s tantalizing cloud tops to gather another set of science data probing the gas giant’s atmosphere, internal structure and magnetic field.
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.
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.