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2022-09-28T21:45:26.020Z

Hurricane Ian noticed from Worldwide Area Station after Florida landfall

Hurricane Ian as seen from the Worldwide Area Station on Sept. 28, 2022 because it made landfall in Florida. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

NASA cameras on the Worldwide Area Station confirmed dwell views of Hurricane Ian because the storm surge reached Florida’s coast Wednesday (Sept. 28), close to Cayo Costa, in keeping with the Nationwide Hurricane Heart. 

“Hurricane Ian has made landfall as a particularly harmful hurricane close to Cayo Costa, Florida with most sustained winds at 150 mph,” NHC officers wrote (opens in new tab) in an replace on Twitter at 3:05 p.m. EDT (1905 GMT). 

Full story: ‘Extraordinarily harmful’ Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida as NASA watches from house (video)

2022-09-28T19:45:53.097Z

First European feminine commander helms Worldwide Area Station

international space station astronauts cluster in a module. samantha cristoforetti is in front holding a microphone

The Expedition 67 change of command to European astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti on Sept. 28, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA Tv)

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took command of the Worldwide Area Station and Expedition 68 in a ceremony in the present day (Sept. 28) livestreamed from orbit.

The expedition formally begins when earlier ISS commander Oleg Artemyev and fellow cosmonauts Denis Matveev and Sergei Korsakov depart the orbiting lab early Thursday (Sept. 29) aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

Cristoforetti is the fifth European commander (opens in new tab) of the ISS, following Frank De Winne, Alexander Gerst, Luca Parmitano and Thomas Pesquet, in keeping with the European Area Company (ESA).

Artemyev struck notes of peace in the course of the changeover ceremony, closing an expedition that had taken place in its entirety in the course of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine that began in February. “Conflict will finish in all places,” he mentioned at one level.

“In the end, despite all of the storms on Earth, we proceed our worldwide cooperation, and thank God that there are good individuals who don’t cease such a thread of peace,” Artemyev added in Russian. (This translation was offered by Google from an automatic transcript of his speech.)

Full story: European lady takes command of Worldwide Area Station for 1st time

2022-09-28T19:08:00.384Z

Hurricane Ian delays SpaceX Crew-5 launch

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SpaceX Crew-5 astronauts are suited up and able to take part in a crew gear interface check (CEIT) at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on Aug. 13, 2022.  (Picture credit score: SpaceX)

SpaceX and NASA will push again the Crew-5 flight to the Worldwide Area Station to Oct. 4 in any case, a day later than deliberate.

The mission is scheduled to launch from Pad 39A at Kennedy Area Heart (KSC) in Florida. However Hurricane Ian, which can be ‘catastrophic’ to Florida as some officers termed it, has delayed the launch; the brand new goal date is unsure.

“Mission groups will proceed to observe the impacts of Ian on the Area Coast and NASA’s Kennedy Area Heart in Florida and will regulate the launch date once more, as obligatory,” NASA officers wrote in an replace (opens in new tab) Tuesday (Sept. 27).

Learn extra: Hurricane Ian delays SpaceX’s Crew-5 astronaut launch to Oct. 4

2022-09-22T15:15:00.492Z

SpaceX Crew-5 astronauts prepared for launch

The astronaut crew of SpaceX’s Crew-5 mission for NASA to the Worldwide Area Station. They’re (from left) Mission Specialist Anna Kikina from Roscosmos; Pilot Josh Cassada and Commander Nicole Aunapu Mann, each from NASA; and Mission Specialist Koichi Wakata from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Company. (Picture credit score: SpaceX)

The three astronauts and Russian cosmonaut of Crew-5 could launch as quickly as Oct. 3 on a historic mission to the Worldwide Area Station. Not solely is it the primary time a Russian cosmonaut took a seat on a SpaceX spacecraft, however the mission is launching at a time when American and Russian relations are strained because of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Learn extra: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 astronauts prepared for historic mission

2022-09-21T19:38:13.335Z

Hatch opens, new Soyuz crew welcomed to Worldwide Area Station

A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft efficiently opened the hatch to the Worldwide Area Station on Wednesday (Sept. 21) at 3:34 p.m. EDT (1934 GMT).

The Expedition 67 crew will quickly do a proper welcome and security briefing for NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin. Protection is ongoing on NASA Tv (opens in new tab)

The crew had a swift journey to orbit, taking simply two orbits and three hours to achieve their vacation spot after launching at 9:54 a.m. EDT (1354 GMT) earlier in the present day. You can even learn our full story on the launch.

2022-09-21T17:42:20.002Z

Soyuz docks at Worldwide Area Station

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin docked their Soyuz crew ship to the station’s Rassvet module at 1:06pm ET in the present day. https://t.co/JoYQjM2QxOSeptember 21, 2022

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A Russian Soyuz spacecraft efficiently docked on the Worldwide Area Station on Wednesday (Sept. 21) at 1:06 p.m. EDT (1706 GMT) after simply two orbits and three hours in house, which is a super-speedy journey.

The Expedition 67 crew will quickly welcome the brand new arrivals to the orbiting complicated: NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin.

The hatch opening will probably be broadcast at about 3:30 p.m. EDT (1930 GMT) dwell on NASA Tv (opens in new tab). You can even learn our full story on the launch.

2022-09-21T16:24:03.047Z

Worldwide Area Station astronauts spot Soyuz launch

We had a spectacular view of the #Soyuz launch! Sergey, Dmitry and Frank will come knocking on our door in simply a few hours… trying ahead to welcoming them to their new dwelling! #MissionMinerva pic.twitter.com/b6PP8L6AElSeptember 21, 2022

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The Worldwide Area Station Expedition 67 crew noticed the profitable Russian Soyuz spacecraft launch of three crewmates earlier this morning.

European Area Company astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured imagery of the launch at 9:54 a.m. EDT (1354 GMT), which she shared on Twitter from orbit (opens in new tab). “Wanting ahead to welcoming them to their new dwelling,” she mentioned of the upcoming trio.

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin are about to carry out docking, which you’ll be able to watch dwell on NASA Tv (opens in new tab). You can even learn our full story on the launch.

2022-09-21T14:05:34.634Z

NASA astronaut, two Russian cosmonauts launch to Worldwide Area Station

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A Soyuz spacecraft lifts off for the Worldwide Area Station on Sept. 21, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA/Invoice Ingalls)

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin launched to the Worldwide Area Station in the present day from the Russian-run Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 9:54 a.m. EDT (1354 GMT or 6:54 p.m. native time in Baikonur.)

The trio are actually of their preliminary orbit. They’ll take simply simply two orbits and three hours to achieve the ISS. The Soyuz will then dock and the hatches connecting the 2 spacecraft ought to open two hours later.

Learn our preview story to see timings on all of the occasions in the present day, in addition to protection instances on NASA Tv (opens in new tab).

2022-09-16T13:40:09.249Z

NASA requests two further non-public Worldwide Area Station missions

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The Worldwide Area Station will settle for extra industrial astronaut missions by NASA. (Picture credit score: NASA)

NASA mentioned Wednesday (Sept. 14) that it has requested non-public business for proposals for 2 non-public missions to the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) that may run between late 2023 and 2024.

It is not the primary time such a mission has occurred; the Houston-based firm Axiom Area despatched three paying prospects and a retired NASA spaceflyer to the ISS earlier this 12 months on a mission known as Ax-1, and a second mission is booked with Axiom for subsequent 12 months.

Full story: NASA requests 2 new non-public astronaut missions to Worldwide Area Station

2022-09-02T21:18:49.082Z

Worldwide Area Station spacewalk concludes

NASA is concluding protection of an Worldwide Area Station (ISS) spacewalk that noticed a robotic arm and a giant increase being manipulated in orbit.

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev and flight engineer Denis Matveev simply completed and exceeded their assigned spacewalk duties throughout a 7 hour, x minute that started at 9:25 a.m. EDT (1325 GMT).

The duo blazed by the remaining duties left over from an Aug. 17 spacewalk reduce quick as a consequence of an influence difficulty in a spacesuit; the spacesuits, by the way, labored completely this time in the course of the 7 hour, 47 minute spacewalk.

“You accomplished greater than you got down to do! Very productive,” a consultant from Moscow Mission Management instructed the cosmonauts simply after they closed the hatch. (The transmission was in Russian; interpretation was accessible in English on NASA Tv.)

The cosmonauts concluded a number of configuration duties for the European Robotic Arm and in certainly one of a number of get-ahead actions, prolonged the Strela crane increase between the Poisk and FGB modules on the Russian facet of the ISS.

Learn extra: Russian spacewalkers check European robotic arm on the house station Friday

2022-09-02T20:26:23.794Z

Watch two cosmonauts spacewalking dwell earlier than they go inside

Two Russian cosmonauts are wrapping up their duties outdoors the Worldwide Area Station, however you continue to have time to look at them dwell. NASA Tv (opens in new tab) is broadcasting the spacewalk, which began this morning at 9:25 a.m. EDT (1325 GMT). 

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev and flight engineer Denis Matveev are far forward of schedule and dealing on get-ahead duties after configuring the European Robotic Arm. They’re now seven hours into what was scheduled to be a 6.5-hour spacewalk.

2022-09-02T19:50:58.136Z

Russian cosmonauts prolong increase on Worldwide Area Station

At practically 6.5 hours into in the present day’s spacewalk, the Russian cosmonauts proceed to carry out get-ahead duties outdoors the Worldwide Area Station. They’re presently working at extending a increase between the Poisk and core FGB modules on the Russian facet of the complicated.

Each cosmonauts reported they had been feeling nice when requested by Russian mission management in Moscow, throughout a brief break earlier than orbital dawn. (The ISS circles Earth about each 90 minutes.) Their spacewalk was nominally anticipated to be 6.5 hours; the energetic duo is way forward of their timeline and persevering with their tour.

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev and flight engineer Denis Matveev exited the Poisk airlock at 9:25 a.m. EDT (1325 GMT) to work on the European Robotic Arm. Protection is ongoing on NASA Tv (opens in new tab).

2022-09-02T18:45:30.578Z

Spacewalking cosmonauts pivot to ‘get-ahead’ duties

Greater than 5 hours into in the present day’s Worldwide Area Station spacewalk, two cosmonauts are to date forward of schedule that they’re engaged on “get-ahead duties,” NASA officers mentioned in an replace minutes in the past on NASA Tv. Protection is ongoing.

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev and flight engineer Denis Matveev exited the Poisk airlock at 9:25 a.m. EDT (1325 GMT) to configure a European Robotic Arm and have already executed what they had been requested to do for the 6.5-hour spacewalk.

They put in a piece platform on the Russian Nauka module, configured a management panel, adjusted the arm’s “finish effector” for greedy payloads, and tied down launch restraints and insulation they eliminated earlier within the spacewalk.

2022-09-02T17:56:13.870Z

Cosmonauts greater than an hour forward of schedule

At greater than 4 hours into in the present day’s Worldwide Area Station spacewalk, the cosmonauts are not less than 1 hour and 10 minutes forward of schedule.

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev and flight engineer Denis Matveev exited the Poisk airlock at 9:25 a.m. EDT (1325 GMT) and made their approach over to the European Robotic Arm, which they’re presently configuring for in-orbit use.

Up to now the cosmonauts have eliminated and bundled some further insulation, labored with a management panel and performed different configuration actions to get the robotic arm prepared for service.

The spacewalk is scheduled for six.5 hours.

2022-09-02T16:24:51.642Z

Roscosmos spacewalkers 50 minutes forward of schedule

russian cosmonauts peering at items during spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts work at eradicating insulation and bundling it throughout an Worldwide Area Station spacewalk Sept. 2, 2022 to configure the European Robotic Arm. (Picture credit score: NASA)

Two Russian cosmonauts working on the Worldwide Area Station are 50 minutes forward of the timeline on their 6.5-hour scheduled spacewalk.

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev and flight engineer Denis Matveev, who exited the Russian Poisk module at 9:25 a.m. EDT (1325 GMT), are roughly three hours into their effort to configure the European Robotic Arm.

They’ve eliminated an exterior management panel on the arm and are actually engaged on eradicating and bundling insulation, NASA officers mentioned in an replace.

Protection continues dwell on NASA Tv (opens in new tab).

Learn extra: Watch Russian spacewalkers check European robotic arm on the house station Friday

2022-09-02T15:30:32.081Z

Russian cosmonauts see forest fires from house

Two Russian cosmonauts commented on the highly effective forest fires raging within the western United States from their vantage level throughout a spacewalk on the Worldwide Area Station.

“You’ll be able to see these forest fires. That’s spectacular,” one of many spacewalkers commented shortly earlier than 11:20 a.m. EDT (1520 GMT), as the additional vehicular exercise approaches its second hour. (He was talking in Russian; the English interpretation got here by NASA.)

They had been referring to highly effective forest fires raging in California amid warmth warnings which are forcing evacuations close by Los Angeles.

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev and flight engineer Denis Matveev are ending up duties they might not full in August after a spacewalk was reduce quick as a consequence of a spacesuit energy difficulty.

The duo are configuring the European Robotic Arm forward of operations. They’ve eliminated a protecting cowl and are actually engaged on a management panel to get the arm arrange after its first floor management check a number of days in the past.

Learn extra: Watch Russian spacewalkers check European robotic arm on the house station Friday

2022-09-02T14:18:21.940Z

Russian cosmonaut spacewalkers strategy the Worldwide Area Station worksite

Roughly one hour into an Worldwide Area Station spacewalk, Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev and flight engineer Denis Matveev are practically at their worksite.

The pair will quickly be eradicating protecting covers on the European Robotic Arm as half of a bigger set of configuration duties. Protection is now accessible on NASA Tv (opens in new tab) because the conflicting briefing on the principle channel has concluded.

Learn extra: Watch Russian spacewalkers check European robotic arm on the house station Friday

2022-09-02T13:35:35.222Z

Worldwide Area Station spacewalk begins

Two Russian cosmonauts formally exited the Poisk module of the Worldwide Area Station at 9:25 a.m. EDT (1325 GMT), NASA simply introduced on NASA Tv’s media channel.

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev and flight engineer Denis Matveev are scheduled to spend 6.5 hours outdoors to configure the European Robotic Arm. This tour comes after the duo needed to reduce a spacewalk quick in August as a consequence of an influence difficulty.

Learn extra: Watch Russian spacewalkers check European robotic arm on the house station Friday

2022-09-02T13:04:56.245Z

Protection begins on Worldwide Area Station spacewalk

Reside from the Worldwide Area Station, NASA TV’s media channel is now carrying protection of in the present day’s spacewalk, which is anticipated to start out round 9:20 a.m. EDT (0130 GMT) and to final 6.5 hours.

Two Russian spacewalkers will proceed to configure a robotic arm in house and can full unfinished duties from one other spacewalk in August that was reduce quick after a spacesuit energy fluctuation.

Learn extra: Watch Russian spacewalkers check European robotic arm on the house station Friday

2022-08-30T15:46:01.066Z

Former NASA chief expresses concern about ISS transition

Russia controls six modules aboard the Worldwide Area Station. (Picture credit score: NASA)

A former Trump-era NASA administrator says Congress must do extra to have industrial house stations prepared in time.

Throughout a livestream on Sunday, former chief Jim Bridenstine, who led NASA between April 2018 and January 2021, mentioned Congress is transferring too slowly on approving replacements to the Worldwide Area Station (ISS), particularly given Russia is now saying it is going to pull out after 2024 to deal with constructing a Russian-owned house station.

He expressed fear that NASA-funded industrial stations is not going to be prepared in time to fill gaps in low Earth orbit analysis. (The company is banking on the ISS partnership being prolonged to 2030, from 2024, to permit time for these replacements to rise up and operating.)

“Congress, fairly frankly, is at fault for any hole we now have on low Earth orbit, as a result of they’ve been negligent in a alternative for the Worldwide Area Station,” Bridenstine mentioned. “We have identified eternally that it [the ISS] will not be going to final eternally, however we’ve not been doing what’s obligatory to forestall the hole from taking place. Now that hole appears to be accelerating, and no person is speaking about it.”

Full story: Former NASA chief criticizes ‘schizophrenic’ US house coverage concerning Russia

2022-08-25T16:27:39.056Z

ISS will carry a surgical robotic on board in 2024

Whereas it is no hologram physician like in “Star Trek”, extra surgical help will probably be coming to the Worldwide Area Station in simply two years. MIRA, or “Miniaturized in vivo Robotic Assistant,” will fly to there on the again of a $100,000 award to the College of Nebraska-Lincoln, by the U.S. Division of Vitality’s Established Program to Stimulate Aggressive Analysis (EPSCoR). The check mission will use a microwave-sized experimental locker.

Full story: Worldwide Area Station will host a surgical robotic in 2024

2022-08-18T15:18:19.100Z

Expedition 67 crew spots auroras, will get prepared for Dragon departure

green aurora waves over earth

NASA astronaut Bob Hines noticed auroras from the Worldwide Area Station on Aug. 17, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA/Bob Hines)

A photo voltaic storm generated auroras inside view of the Worldwide Area Station crew. “Completely SPECTACULAR aurora in the present day!!!,” NASA astronaut Bob Hines tweeted (opens in new tab), together with a number of footage of the sun-generated storm that hit the ambiance of Earth. “Grateful for the latest photo voltaic exercise leading to these great sights.”

The Expedition 67 crew additionally ready a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft for departure, which is presently scheduled for Friday (Aug. 19). Learn extra particulars about easy methods to watch dwell right here.

2022-08-17T18:02:44.598Z

Each cosmonauts inside airlock, spacewalk ends

Cosmonauts Denis Matveev and Oleg Artemyev are actually each contained in the Poisk airlok and have closed the outer hatch as they work to finish in the present day’s spacewalk.  

The hatch was closed at 1:54p.m. EDT (1754 GMT) to formally finish in the present day’s spacewalk early. 

Whole elapsed spacewalk time: 4 hours, 1 minute of 6 deliberate hours. 

2022-08-17T17:16:47.830Z

Spacewalk aborted over spacesuit energy downside

Russian flight controllers have known as off in the present day’s spacewalk outdoors the Worldwide Area Station because of the spacesuit energy downside on Oleg Artemev’s Orlan spacesuit. Learn our preliminary story.

“Right now’s spacewalk by Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev is being ended sooner than deliberate,” NASA spokesperson Rob Navias mentioned. 

Watch the Russian spacewalk dwell now.

The spacewalk, which started round 9:20 a.m. EDT in the present day, was anticipated to run about six hours. However about three hours in, Artemyev skilled a spacesuit voltage drop as he and Matveev labored on the station’s new European Robotic Arm. Flight controllers instantly ordered Artemyev again contained in the station’s Poisk airlock to plug his swimsuit into the station’s energy system.  

Whereas Artemyev is contained in the Poisk airlock, Matveev has been outdoors performing clear up duties. He is not going to full the robotic arm prep work as a consequence of it being reduce quick. Flight controllers cautioned Matveev to not rush. 

“Take your time, don’t be in a rush,” they mentioned.

2022-08-17T17:09:48.138Z

Cosmonaut feels good regardless of spacesuit difficulty

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev says he’s in good spirits regardless of an influence difficulty along with his Orlan spacesuit. The problem occurred about an hour in the past outdoors the Worldwide Area Station as Artemyev and crewmate Denis Matveev labored on the station’s new European Robotic Arm. 

Flight controllers requested Artemyev how he felt. 

“I am energized, I’ve had a very good nap,” Artemyev mentioned. “I’ve had a very good relaxation.”

He added that he undoubtedly felt higher than initially of the airlock. 

Watch the Russian spacewalk dwell now.

2022-08-17T16:48:21.183Z

Russian flight controllers weigh spacewalk choices

Russian flight controllers are inserting the house station’s European Robotic Arm right into a secure configuration as they focus on whether or not to proceed with in the present day’s spacewalk by cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev. 

Watch the Russian spacewalk dwell now.

Artemyev stays contained in the Russian-built Poisk airlock along with his Orlan spacesuit plugged immediately into the station’s energy grid whereas Matveev waits outdoors. Right now’s spacewalk start at about 9:20 a.m. EDT (1320 GMT) and was anticipated to final about 6 hours. The spacesuit difficulty cropped up at in regards to the midpoint of the spacewalk round 12 p.m. EDT.

2022-08-17T16:24:22.530Z

Cosmonaut suffers spacesuit difficulty on spacewalk

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev has been ordered again contained in the  Poisk airlock after his Orlan spacesuit skilled an surprising voltage fluctuation throughout in the present day’s spacewalk, NASA stories. 

Russia’s Mission Management ordered Artemyeve to the station’s airlock, the place he plugged his swimsuit into the station’s energy provide. His spacewalking accomplice Denis Matveev is ready outdoors the airlock as Russian flight controllers focus on the following steps for in the present day’s spacewalk.

“Artemyev is within the airlock, by no means was in any hazard,” NASA spokesperson Rob Navias mentioned. 

The problem occurred at about 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT), Navias mentioned. 

2022-08-17T15:46:03.178Z

First camera put in, engaged on second camera set up

As we strategy the two-hour mark of in the present day’s Worldwide Area Station spacewalk, the 2 Russian cosmonauts have arrange the primary elbow camera and eliminated thermal insulation and a launch restraint from the European Robotic Arm, in keeping with NASA.

They’re now ready for the arm to be maneuvered into the proper configuration to permit for set up of a second elbow camera. The cameras will probably be helpful to permit for proper depth notion of the arm, which is required to maneuver objects safely within the harsh lighting circumstances of house.

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev, in crimson stripes, is on his seventh spacewalk and flight engineer Denis Matveev, in blue, is on his third spacewalk. The spacewalkers are anticipated to spend about 6.5 hours working outdoors of their Orlan spacesuits. Reside protection continues.

2022-08-17T14:46:51.684Z

Cosmonauts put together for camera set up

On the one-hour mark foe spacewalk, the cosmonauts are transferring in the direction of the European Robotic Arm in preparation for his or her first step. Their first main activity will probably be putting in certainly one of two “elbow mild” cameras to help the arm with depth notion. Depth notion is essential in house to permit for correct greedy and manipulation of objects. The spacewalk is ready to final 6.5 hours.

2022-08-17T13:58:11.409Z

Spacewalk formally begins

The hatch to the Poisk airlock is open, marking the official begin to the anticipated 6.5-hour lengthy spacewalk in the present day. 

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev (in crimson stripes) and flight engineer Denis Matveev (n blue stripes) formally started their spacewalk at 9:53 a.m. EDT (1353 GMT), in keeping with NASA, placing them about 33 minutes behind after they had been anticipated to start out the spacewalk.

Their objective is to proceed getting ready the European Robotic Arm for operations.

2022-08-17T13:03:50.534Z

Two Russian cosmonauts put together to depart ISS for spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts will proceed engaged on the European Robotic Arm in a spacewalk in the present day (Aug. 17).

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev (in crimson stripes) and flight engineer Denis Matveev (n blue stripes) are scheduled to start out their 6.5-hour Worldwide Area Station spacewalk round 9:20 a.m. EDT (1320 GMT), in keeping with NASA (opens in new tab).

You’ll be able to watch dwell right here at Area.com within the hyperlink above, on NASA’s YouTube (opens in new tab)(opens in new tab) channel or immediately at NASA’s web site (opens in new tab).

Learn extra: Watch Russian spacewalkers boot up a European robotic arm on the Worldwide Area Station in the present day

2022-08-10T18:36:40.806Z

President Biden approves ISS extension act to 2030

President Joe Biden signs the CHIPS Act into law on Aug. 9, 2022.

President Joe Biden indicators the CHIPS Act into regulation on Aug. 9, 2022. (Picture credit score: The White Home )

President Joe Biden signed the Creating Useful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) Act into regulation Thursday (Aug. 9). 

That authorization invoice approves NASA’s participation within the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) program by September 2030, six years past the present 2024 goal.

The act, which Congress accredited late final month, pledges $53 billion for the U.S. semiconductor business. The included NASA authorization invoice is the primary Congress accredited previously 5 years.

Learn extra: President Biden indicators CHIPS Act, approving Worldwide Area Station extension to 2030

2022-08-08T16:46:23.855Z

NASA and personal corporations count on industrial house station demand

Artist's rendering of concept design for Axiom Station berthed at the Harmony module of the International Space Station.

Artist’s rendering of idea design for Axiom Station berthed on the Concord module of the Worldwide Area Station. (Picture credit score: Axiom Area)

NASA, together with corporations engaged on new low Earth orbit house stations, are optimistic these complexes will meet the wants of the Worldwide Area Station post-retirement.

These complexes will probably be obligatory because of the quantity of analysis being generated by the Worldwide Area Station, panelists mentioned at a July 26 dialogue at NASA’s eleventh annual Worldwide Area Station Analysis and Growth Convention (ISSRDC).

“A platform to have the ability to proceed to do the science and different analysis that we’re doing on ISS will completely be wanted for exploration,” mentioned NASA’s Angela Hart, program supervisor for the company’s Business LEO Growth Program Workplace, on the Johnson Area Heart (JSC) in Houston.

Learn extra: NASA, non-public corporations depend on market demand for future house stations after ISS

2022-08-05T13:32:24.609Z

SpaceX rocket for Crew 5 being repaired after harm

Each SpaceX and the passengers of Crew-5 say they’re assured NASA’s rigorous security necessities will probably be met following an incident that broken the Falcon 9 rocket now scheduled to hold individuals into house in September.

The primary stage of the booster sustained slight harm after colliding with a bridge throughout transport, delaying the launch as SpaceX addresses the underlying points, the corporate mentioned throughout a Crew-5 information convention Thursday (Aug. 5). (NASA disclosed the harm earlier than, however not the trigger.)

SpaceX is working by evaluation “to guarantee that that stage could be able to go, and completely secure to fly the crew as we do for each mission,” mentioned Benjamin Reed, SpaceX’s senior director of the human spaceflight program.

NASA astronaut Nicole Mann, commander of Crew-5, mentioned SpaceX has been in common contact along with her crew. “We’ve got full confidence that NASA and SpaceX and the worldwide companions should not going to place us on a rocket or a spacecraft that they really feel will not be able to go,” she added in the identical briefing.

Learn extra: SpaceX addressing Falcon 9 rocket harm forward of subsequent NASA astronaut launch

2022-08-04T12:30:27.026Z

NASA requests former astronauts chaperone non-public missions

SpaceX's Ax-1 private astronauts make a number one gesture for their flight after joining the Expedition 67 crew on the International Space Station and getting their astronaut wings on April 9, 2022.

SpaceX’s Ax-1 non-public astronauts be part of the Expedition 67 crew on the Worldwide Area Station in April 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

NASA is asking that each one non-public astronaut missions to the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) have an skilled former company astronaut commanding the group. A new solicitation discover (opens in new tab) by NASA, not finalized, consists of this request amongst different modifications for personal astronaut missions.

The brand new rule comes from classes realized primarily based on Axiom Area’s first mission to the ISS earlier this 12 months. The crew required assist from skilled astronauts of Expedition 67 to finish a few of their experiments. (The solicitation was first seen by SpaceNews (opens in new tab)).

Learn extra: Former astronauts should chaperone non-public missions to the Worldwide Area Station, NASA says

2022-07-26T16:02:13.284Z

Russia says it is going to go away the Worldwide Area Station after 2024

Russia will go away the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) program after 2024, in keeping with an replace from the brand new chief of Russia’s federal house company Roscosmos Tuesday (July 26).

The announcement, which sounds extra definitive than previous statements, comes after Roscosmos management threatened to go away the Worldwide Area Station partnership for months. “The choice to go away the station after 2024 has been made,” the present head of Roscosmos, Yuri Borisov, mentioned (opens in new tab), in keeping with the Related Press.

Talking from house by video chat on the eleventh annual Worldwide Area Station Analysis and Growth Convention, NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren briefly addressed the matter. “That could be very latest information, and so we’ve not heard something formally,” he mentioned. “After all … we had been educated to do a mission up right here, and that mission is one which requires the entire crew, and so we proceed to work daily to conduct the science and analysis that we have been educated to conduct.”

Learn extra in our story about Roscosmos leaving the ISS partenrship.

2022-07-21T21:57:55.745Z

Spacewalk concludes

The European Area Company’s Samantha Cristoforetti concluded her historic first spacewalk for a European lady alongside skilled spacewalker Oleg Artemyev. 

The official finish to the Russian-segment spacewalk was at 5:55 p.m. EDT (2155 GMT) and the duo spent 7 hours, 5 minutes working outdoors the Worldwide Area Station, in keeping with NASA Tv. The work had been forecasted to final seven hours.

Russian mission management elected to maneuver one of many main duties to a different day, citing restricted assets within the Orlan spacesuits to perform the work. (The spacesuited crew had been delayed by roughly 50 minutes throughout routine gear checkouts previous to opening the hatch at 10:50 a.m. EDT or 1450 GMT.)

The spacewalkers and the remainder of the Expedition 67 crew had been additionally suggested in the present day that there will probably be no have to carry out an orbital particles avoidance maneuver after the spacewalk concludes. The chance had been introduced up in the course of the spacewalk when a bit of unidentified particles strayed a bit near the orbit of ISS. Nobody was ever in any hazard, NASA emphasised in the course of the broadcast.

Watch Area.com for our wrap-up story masking the spacewalk.

2022-07-21T19:28:53.503Z

ISS controllers monitoring house particles, no motion presently

Controllers for the Worldwide Area Station are monitoring a bit of house particles which will come into conjunction, or come close by, the orbiting complicated “effectively after” the spacewalk is concluded, a NASA spokesperson mentioned in a dwell replace.

Following a dwell dialogue between Expedition 67 astronauts and Mission Management in Houston, spokesperson Rob Navias instructed NASA TV viewers at 3:18 p.m. EDT (0718 GMT) that the crew is in no hazard and that no rapid motion is required.

“For the time being there is no such thing as a concern or no motion that will probably be required except future monitoring updates dictate in any other case. We’ll preserve you posted,” Navias mentioned in the course of the spacewalk broadcast. Spacewalkers Samantha Cristoforetti (European Area Company) and Oleg Artemyev (Roscosmos) are roughly 4.5 hours by their extravehicular actions that started at 10:50 EDT (14:50 GMT).

The house station is able to avoiding the house particles, ought to that be required, Navias emphasised. No additional particulars had been offered by Navias in regards to the time of the anticipated conjunction, how distant the particles is, the dimensions of the item, or what object is being tracked.

2022-07-21T13:30:43.608Z

Russian-European spacewalk protection begins

You’ll be able to watch a Russian cosmonaut and the primary European feminine spacewalker work outdoors the Worldwide Area Station in the present day. The Expedition 67 spacewalk is anticipated to start round 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT). Protection is out there within the video above, through NASA Tv.

The European Area Company’s (ESA) Samantha Cristoforetti will be part of skilled Russian cosmonaut spacewalker Oleg Artemyev for as much as seven hours. Cristoforetti will make historical past as the primary European feminine spacewalker, whereas Artemyev will embark on his third spacewalk.

A lot of their time will probably be spent readying the European Robotic Arm for operational use, however the duo may even deploy nanosatellites and carry out quite a few different duties on the Russian section of the ISS.

Artemyev and Cristoforetti will each put on Russian-built Orlan spacesuits throughout their spacewalk in the present day, with Artemyev in a swimsuit with crimson stripes whereas Cristoforetti’s swimsuit will bear blue stripes. The spacewalk will seemingly be performed within the Russian language with dwell interpretation.

You’ll be able to study extra in our preview story right here.

2022-03-30T12:22:43.307Z

Soyuz crew in good well being after touchdown

Soyuz MS-19 crewmates Anton Shkaplerov (at left), Mark Vande Hei (center) and Pyotr Dubrov as seen after returning to Earth from the International Space Station on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.

Soyuz MS-19 crewmates Anton Shkaplerov (at left), Mark Vande Hei (middle) and Pyotr Dubrov as seen after returning to Earth from the Worldwide Area Station on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

The U.S.-Russian crew of the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft is in good well being and spirits after their easy touchdown on the steppes of Kazakhstan. Learn our full touchdown story.

Roscosmos TV cameras confirmed NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov with broad smiles on their faces as they had been helped out of their Soyuz capsule. Every of the house vacationers had been hoisted out of the Soyuz, which had rolled over after touchdown as a consequence of winds, and positioned in reclined couches as they readapt to life on Earth. 

They waved to cameras throughout a photograph session and had been then carried into a close-by medical tent for medical checks and to doff their Russian Sokol spacesuits and climb into extra snug flight fits. 

As soon as these medical checks are full, every of the Soyuz crewmembers will head to a rally level airport in Kazakhstan. A NASA jet is awaiting Vande Hei to take him again to Houston whereas a Roscosmos aircraft will ferry Shkaplerov and Dubrov dwelling to Russia’s Star Metropolis coaching web site close to Moscow. 

That is a wrap for our touchdown protection of Soyuz MS-19. 

The following mission to the ISS would be the non-public Ax-1 mission launching on a SpaceX rocket on April 6. We’ll have dwell protection of that right here and on our Ax-1 mission updates web page in the course of the 11-day journey. 

NASA and SpaceX will then launch the Crew-4 mission to the ISS on April 19.

2022-03-30T11:33:40.152Z

TOUCHDOWN! Soyuz lands with crew of three

Landing confirmed! The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov has landed safely on the distant steppes of Kazakhstan at 7:28 a.m. EDT (1128 GMT). 

Russian restoration crews are closing in on the touchdown web site in helicopters and floor automobiles. NASA and Roscosmos personnel will quickly extract the crew and put together the house vacationers for his or her journey dwelling. 

First, Russian restoration groups will arrange an inflatable medical tent to arrange to obtain the Soyuz crew whereas others safeguard the car so the crew might be extracted. 

As soon as the crew is extracted from the Soyuz, they may have a brief photograph session outdoors the capsule earlier than heading off to medical tents, after which to an airport in for his or her journey dwelling. Vande Hei will probably be headed again to Houston whereas Dubrov and Shkaplerov will head dwelling to Moscow. — Tariq Malik 

2022-03-30T11:22:11.971Z

Parachute deployed! Soyuz descending to Earth

The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying a crew of three has deployed its principal parachute and is safely descending again to Earth. 

Every little thing has gone as deliberate for the touchdown. NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and his two Russian crewmates are doing effectively as they return to Earth.

2022-03-30T11:06:13.645Z

Soyuz spacecraft module separation

The Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov has jettisoned its orbital and propulsion modules as its crew capsule plunges by Earth’s ambiance for in the present day’s touchdown. 

The crew capsule is a gumdrop-shaped module that varieties the central core of the Soyuz spacecraft. Its orbital and propulsion modules are disposable and not wanted throughout reentry. 

The crew capsule will deploy a principal parachute to gradual its descent to the Earth’s floor in Kazakhstan. It’s going to fireplace retrorockets simply earlier than landing to additional cushion its touchdown. 

Touchdown stays on schedule for 7:28 am ET (1128 GMT).

2022-03-30T10:36:17.165Z

Deorbit burn: Soyuz returning to Earth

This NASA graphic exhibits the Soyuz touchdown profile for Russian Soyuz spacecraft returning astronauts and cosmonauts to Earth from the Worldwide Area Station. (Picture credit score: NASA)

The deorbit burn has begun for in the present day’s Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft touchdown to return astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov dwelling from the Worldwide Area Station. 

The deorbit burn is a brief 4-minute, 59-second maneuver to gradual the Soyuz in order that it may well go away orbit and descend again to Earth for a touchdown on the steppes of Kazakhstan. You’ll be able to see a profile of the touchdown strategy above. 

Under is the goal touchdown space and strategy in Kazakhstan for in the present day’s touchdown.

This NASA graphic exhibits the goal touchdown web site for Russian Soyuz spacecraft returning astronauts and cosmonauts to Earth from the Worldwide Area Station. (Picture credit score: NASA)

2022-03-30T10:20:46.453Z

Soyuz MS-19 crew prepares for touchdown

With in the present day’s undocking from the Worldwide Area Station full, the Soyuz MS-19 crew is now getting ready for the return to Earth in three hours. NASA’s dwell webcast protection of the touchdown has resumed forward of the deliberate deorbit burn at 6:34 a.m. EDT (1034 GMT). You’ll be able to watch the Soyuz touchdown dwell on Area.com. We’ve got feeds on our homepage and our preview for in the present day’s touchdown.

The deorbit burn will place the Soyuz MS-19 on a descending monitor for its deliberate 7:38 a.m. EDT (1138 GMT) touchdown on the steps of Kazakhstan. 

Whereas we look ahead to the deorbit burn. Try some wonderful views of the Soyuz’s undocking earlier in the present day.

2022-03-30T08:03:22.025Z

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A view from the Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft because it flies across the Worldwide Area Station after undocking on March 30, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Russian cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov is continuous his photograph and video session of the Worldwide Area Station as fellow cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov flies the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft across the station after in the present day’s undocking.

“That is lovely, we’re flying over some continents and all of it appears lovely however the Russian section is all in shadow,” one of many cosmonauts mentioned. 

“Wow!” a cosmonaut added. “Each time you see it, it is virtually like a shock.”

The Soyuz and house station had been passing over western China when this view was captured from the Soyuz’s onboard camera.  

2022-03-30T07:34:27.809Z

Undocking! Soyuz MS-19 departs house station

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The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the International Space Station on March 30, 2022.

The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the Worldwide Area Station on March 30, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)Picture 2 of 4

The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the International Space Station on March 30, 2022.

The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the Worldwide Area Station on March 30, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)Picture 3 of 4

The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the International Space Station on March 30, 2022.

The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the Worldwide Area Station on March 30, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)Picture 4 of 4

The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the International Space Station on March 30, 2022.

The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the Worldwide Area Station on March 30, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Undocking confirmed! With Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov on the controls, the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft undocked from the Worldwide Area Station on time at 3:21 a.m. EDT (0721 GMT) as each craft sailed excessive over the South Atlantic Ocean. 

Shkaplerov has backed the Soyuz away to a station-keeping level about 70 meters away from the station to permit cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov to take pictures and movies of the station’s Russian section. 

Dubrov is taking the pictures and movies from the Soyuz capsule’s orbital module, which will probably be discarded together with the propulsion module later in the present day forward of reentry. 

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei is remaining in his seat throughout this house station photograph session. 

2022-03-30T06:57:44.344Z

It is touchdown day for ISS astronauts

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei (left) and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov (center left) and Anton Shkaplerov (right) bid farewell to their Expedition 66 crewmates on the International Space Station on March 30,2022. Expedition 67 cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev is seen in the background. He will remain on the space station.

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei (left) and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov (middle left) and Anton Shkaplerov (proper) bid farewell to their Expedition 66 crewmates on the Worldwide Area Station on March 30,2022. Expedition 67 cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev is seen within the background. He’ll stay on the house station.  (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

It is undocking and touchdown day for American astronaut Mark Vande Hei and two Russian cosmonauts on the Worldwide Area Station. Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov. 

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying the trio will undock from the house station in the present day at 3:21 a.m. EDT (0721 GMT) and land at 7:28 a.m. EDT (1128 GMT). You’ll be able to watch the undocking dwell on Area.com’s homepage, courtesy of NASA TV. Undocking protection is dwell now. 

At 6:15 a.m. EDT (1015 GMT), NASA’s protection of the Soyuz touchdown will start to chronicle the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft’s deorbit burn, which is scheduled for six:34 a.m. EDT (1034 GMT) organising the deliberate touchdown on the distant steppes of Kazakhstan. 

Vande Hei and Dubrov are returning to Earth after a 355-day mission to the Worldwide Area Station, the longest single spaceflight for an American astronaut. Shkaplerov is returning dwelling to finish a 176-day spaceflight. 

2022-03-18T16:10:52.638Z

Soyuz reaches orbit with 3 cosmonauts aboard

Russia’s Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft has efficiently reached orbit and separated from its Soyuz rocket higher stage. 

The spacecraft is now chasing the Worldwide Area Station and can dock on the orbiting laboratory later in the present day at 3:05 p.m. EDT (1905 GMT). NASA TV may have dwell protection of the docking beginning at 2:15 p.m. EDT (1815 GMT).

The cosmonauts – Sergey Korsakov, Oleg Artemyev, and Denis Matveev – will enter the house station at about 5:30 p.m. EDT (2130 GMT) after a collection of leak checks.

  • 11:15 a.m. – Protection of the launch of the Soyuz MS-21 crew to the ISS (Launch scheduled at 11:55 a.m. EDT; Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov)
  • 2:15 p.m. – Protection of the rendezvous and docking of the Soyuz MS-21 crew to the ISS (Docking to the Prichal module scheduled at 3:05 p.m. EDT; Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov)
  • 5:15 p.m. – Protection of the Soyuz MS-21 hatch opening on the ISS (Hatch opening for Artemyev, Matveev and Korsakov scheduled at appx. 5:30 p.m. EDT)
  • 8:30 p.m. – Video File of the Soyuz MS-21 launch, docking and hatch opening on the ISS (streamed on NASA TV’s media channel)

2022-03-18T15:59:20.987Z

Liftoff! Soyuz rocket launches new crew

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying three cosmonauts to the International Space Station lifts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on March 18, 2022.

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying three cosmonauts to the Worldwide Area Station lifts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on March 18, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Liftoff! Russia’s Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft and rocket have launched towards house on time at 11:55 a.m. EDT. 

All programs are nominal because it heads to house. 

2022-03-18T15:25:45.958Z

Russia launching 3 cosmonauts to house station

Soyuz MS-21 crew members (from left) Sergey Korsakov, Oleg Artemyev, and Denis Matveev pose for a portrait at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia. They will serve aboard the International Space Station as Expedition 66/67 crew members

Soyuz MS-21 crew members (from left) Sergey Korsakov, Oleg Artemyev, and Denis Matveev pose for a portrait on the Gagarin Cosmonaut Coaching Heart in Russia. They’ll serve aboard the Worldwide Area Station as Expedition 66/67 crew members (Picture credit score: Andrey Shelepin through NASA)

Three Russian cosmonauts will launch towards the Worldwide Area Station on Friday (March 18), and you’ll watch the motion dwell.

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov is scheduled to elevate off atop a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Friday at 11:55 a.m. EDT (1555 GMT). 

You’ll be able to watch it dwell right here at Area.com courtesy of NASA, or immediately through the house company (opens in new tab). Protection will begin at 11:15 a.m. EDT (1515 GMT). You can even see a Roscosmos feed right here

Here is a schedule of ISS docking and crew arrival occasions for later in the present day after liftoff (All instances in EDT):

  • 11:15 a.m. – Protection of the launch of the Soyuz MS-21 crew to the ISS (Launch scheduled at 11:55 a.m. EDT; Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov)
  • 2:15 p.m. – Protection of the rendezvous and docking of the Soyuz MS-21 crew to the ISS (Docking to the Prichal module scheduled at 3:05 p.m. EDT; Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov)
  • 5:15 p.m. – Protection of the Soyuz MS-21 hatch opening on the ISS (Hatch opening for Artemyev, Matveev and Korsakov scheduled at appx. 5:30 p.m. EDT)
  • 8:30 p.m. – Video File of the Soyuz MS-21 launch, docking and hatch opening on the ISS (streamed on NASA TV’s media channel)

2022-03-15T10:54:27.635Z

Spacewalk in the present day! 2 NASA astronauts working outdoors ISS

SpaceX Crew-3 commander Raja Chari and mission specialist Kayla Barron are the first two members of NASA's 22nd class of astronauts, nicknamed

(Picture credit score: SpaceX)

Two NASA astronauts will spend hours working outdoors the Worldwide Area Station in the present day to improve the orbiting lab’s programs. 

Astronauts Kayla Barron and Raja Chari are scheduled to step outdoors the orbiting lab Tuesday at 8:05 a.m. EDT (1205 GMT), kicking off a deliberate 6.5-hour spacewalk aimed toward getting ready for upcoming photo voltaic array upgrades. 

You’ll be able to watch the spacewalk dwell within the video on the high of this web page, courtesy of NASA TV. The dwell webcast started at 6:30 a.m. EDT (1030 GMT).

2022-02-19T17:51:06.010Z

Spacecraft Separation for ISS cargo ship

Spacecraft separation! Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus NG-17 cargo ship is formally in orbit and chasing the Worldwide Area Station on a 2-day rendezvous monitor.

2022-02-19T17:43:42.746Z

LIFTOFF for Antares rocket carrying Cygnus NG-17 to ISS

Liftoff! Northrop Grumman has launched its Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus NG-17 cargo ship towards the Worldwide Area Station.

All programs are working nominally after the on-time liftoff. 

2022-02-19T17:32:43.466Z

Go for launch

Northrop Grumman is go for launch in the present day after a last mission ballot. Climate and the Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus NG-17 spacecraft don’t have any points for flight. 

2022-02-19T16:07:29.272Z

Northrop Grumman launching cargo ship in the present day

An Antares rocket stands poised to launch Northrop Grumman's NG-17 robotic resupply mission from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Liftoff is scheduled for 12:39 p.m. EST (1739 GMT) on Feb. 19, 2022.

(Picture credit score: NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility through Twitter)

A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket will launch the industrial cargo ship Cygnus NG-17 in the present day at 12:40 p.m. EST (1740 GMT) and you’ll watch it dwell right here and on our mission overview web page, courtesy of NASA TV. The dwell webcast will start at 12:15 p.m. EST (1715 GMT)

The Cygnus NG-17 cargo ship, named the S.S. Piers Sellers in honor of the late astronaut who died in December 2016, will launch from Pad 0A of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. It’s carrying greater than 8,300 kilos of provides and different gear for the Expedition 66 crew on the Worldwide Area station. 

“The launch vary forecast stays 75% favorable, with floor winds being the first concern,” NASA officers wrote in an replace in the present day (opens in new tab).

Here is a take a look at the science aboard: 

2022-02-16T18:21:18.868Z

Progress cargo ship docks early Thursday

Russia’s Progress 80 cargo resupply ship, which launched on Monday (Feb. 14), will arrive on the Worldwide Area Station early Thursday (Feb. 17). 

The uncrewed cargo freighter is scheduled to dock with the orbiting laboratory at 2:06 a.m. EST (0706 GMT). You’ll be able to watch the docking dwell within the window above, courtesy of NASA TV, or immediately through NASA’s web site (opens in new tab)

2022-01-23T15:43:39.601Z

Undocking!

SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship has efficiently undocked itself from the Worldwide Area Station’s Concord module and is backing away from the orbiting lab.

Undocking occurred on time at 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT) as each spacecraft sailed excessive over the South Pacific Ocean. On the time of undocking, NASA and SpaceX didn’t have dwell video protection from the Worldwide Area Station, however did seize views of it backing away after its departure. 

You’ll be able to learn our full story about in the present day’s Dragon undocking right here.

2022-01-23T15:27:08.553Z

Dragon undocking webcast underway

NASA’s dwell webcast for in the present day’s SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 undocking on the Worldwide Area Station is underway. 

Dragon is on monitor to undock from the station’s zenith port on its Concord module at 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT). The command to undock will probably be despatched by SpaceX at 10:35 a.m. EST, NASA says.

If all goes effectively, Dragon will carry out two quick departure burns and in the end return to Earth on Monday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. EST (2105 GMT) off the coast of Panama Metropolis, Florida.

2022-01-23T13:12:45.752Z

Undocking day for SpaceX Dragon CRS-24

The SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship will undock from the International Space Station's space-facing docking port on the Harmony module on Jan. 22, 2021.

(Picture credit score: NASA)

It is undocking day (once more) for SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship on the Worldwide Area Station. 

After a 24-hour delay as a consequence of unfavorable climate at its splashdown web site within the Gulf of Mexico, the Dragon cargo ship is as soon as once more anticipated to forged off from the house station’s space-facing docking port atop NASA’s Concord module and start its journey again to Earth. Undocking is scheduled for 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT) and you’ll watch it dwell on this web page starting at 10:15 a.m. EST (1515 GMT), courtesy of NASA TV. 

The Dragon cargo ship launched to the station on Dec. 21 and has spent simply over a month on the orbiting lab. For its return journey, it will likely be carrying practically 5,000 kilos (2,267 kilograms) of science experiment outcomes and different gear again to Earth. 

SpaceX’s Dragon is presently the one cargo ship able to returning cargo, gear and different objects again to Earth. 

2022-01-22T15:24:07.736Z

Dragon undocking delayed by dangerous climate

NASA and SpaceX have delayed the undocking of of the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship by one other 24 hours as a consequence of excessive winds at its splashdown web site within the Atlantic Ocean. The spacecraft will now undock Sunday, Jan. 23, at 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT).

“On account of unfavorable climate within the splashdown areas off the coast of Florida, now concentrating on Sunday, January 23 at 10:40 a.m. EST for Dragon’s departure from the house station,” SpaceX wrote in a Twitter replace (opens in new tab) this morning.

That is the second undocking delay for the Dragon CRS-24 spacecraft, which was initially scheduled to depart from the house station on Friday, Jan. 21. That undocking was additionally delayed by dangerous climate on the splashdown websites. 

SpaceX now goals to undock the Dragon CRS-24 capsule from the house station’s space-facing Concord module on Sunday at 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT). NASA’s dwell webcast will start at 10:15 a.m. EST (1515 GMT)

2022-01-22T13:00:40.890Z

SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 undocking in the present day

The SpaceX CRS-24 Dragon cargo ship is seen approaching the Worldwide Area Station to ship tons of provides together with Christmas presents and meals for astronauts as a part of NASA’s CRS-24 cargo mission on Dec. 22, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship will undock from the Worldwide Area Station in the present day and you’ll watch it dwell on-line. Undocking is ready for 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT). Learn our full undocking preview right here.

NASA’s webcast of the Dragon CRS-24 departure will start at 10:15 a.m. EST (1515 GMT). You’ll be able to watch it dwell within the NASA TV video feed on the high of this web page. 

SpaceX launched the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship to the house station in December to ship 6,500 kilos (2,900 kilograms) of science gear and provides to astronauts on the orbiting lab. For its return to Earth, the spacecraft is carrying practically 5,000 kilos (2,267 kilograms) of science experiments and different gear aboard. 

The Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship will return to Earth on Monday, Jan. 24, at 12:44 a.m. EST (0544 GMT) with a splashdown within the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast. SpaceX and NASA is not going to present a dwell webcast of the splashdown, however updates are anticipated to be shared on Twitter by SpaceX and on NASA’s house station weblog (opens in new tab).

2022-01-19T11:54:41.186Z

Cosmonauts to take spacewalk outdoors ISS in the present day

Expedition 65 Flight Engineer Pyotr Dubrov from Roscosmos is pictured during a spacewalk on Sept. 3, 2021.

Expedition 66 Flight Engineer Pyotr Dubrov from Roscosmos is pictured throughout a spacewalk on Sept. 3, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA/Roscosmos)

Two Russian cosmonauts will take a spacewalk outdoors the Worldwide Area Station in the present day to outfit the orbiting lab’s new Prichal module. You’ll be able to watch the spacewalk dwell within the video feed on the high of this web page. Learn our preview story on the spacewalk right here.

Expedition 66 commander Anton Shkaplerov and flight engineer Pyotr Dubrov, each of the Russian house company Roscosmos, will spend the day working so as to add new handrails, antennas, a tv camera and docking targets to Prichal, permitting the docking module to simply accept its first visiting spacecraft in March.

Through the spacewalk, you may spot Shkaplerov in a Russian Orlan spacesuit with crimson stripes, distinguishing him because the lead spacewalker. Dubrov’s spacesuit may have blue stripes. 

2021-12-22T08:46:24.001Z

Docking! SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship reaches ISS

SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship efficiently docked with the Worldwide Area Station at 3:41 a.m. EST (0841 GMT), linking up with the orbiting lab practically an hour sooner than deliberate as each spacecraft sailed 265 miles above the South Pacific Ocean. 

A collection of hooks and hatches will safe the Dragon to the station forward of leak checks to create a safe seal between the 2 spacecraft. The station’s crew will then open the hatches between the 2 craft to start unpacking the spacecraft. 

2021-12-22T08:30:29.341Z

SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship arriving at ISS

It is docking day for SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship. 

After a day’s flight in orbit, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship is closing in on the Worldwide Area Station and is scheduled to hyperlink up with the orbiting lab at 3:41 a.m. EST (0841 GMT). You’ll be able to watch its strategy and docking dwell within the NASA TV video feed on the high of this web page. 

The Dragon CRS-24 resupply ship is carrying 6,500 kilos of provides and experiment gear to the Worldwide Area Station. The spacecraft was initially scheduled to dock at 4:30 a.m. EST however is operating forward of schedule.

2021-12-21T10:34:06.821Z

Dragon CRS-24 efficiently in orbit

SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship has efficiently opened its nostril cone to uncover its docking port, the ultimate step in in the present day’s launch towards the Worldwide Area Station. Learn our recap of the predawn liftoff.

The spacecraft, which has visited the house station earlier than, is scheduled to dock on the orbiting laboratory on Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 4:30 a.m. EST (0930 GMT)

NASA will present dwell protection of the Dragon spacecraft’s autonomous docking, starting at 3 a.m. EST (0800 GMT). You’ll be able to watch that docking dwell on this web page through the NASA TV feed on the high of this web page.

2021-12-21T10:22:55.857Z

Landing! SpaceX rocket lands as Dragon reaches orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands atop the drone touchdown ship Simply Learn The Directions after a profitable touchdown following the launch of the CRS-24 Dragon cargo ship for NASA from Pad 39A of the Kennedy Area Heart in Florida on Dec. 21, 2021. (Picture credit score: SpaceX)

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 1st stage has landed efficiently after launching Dragon CRS-24 cargo mission for NASA. That is touchdown no. 100 for SpaceX.

In the meantime, the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship has reached orbit and separated from its Falcon 9 higher stage. Nostril cone deployment is anticipated quickly.

2021-12-21T10:12:46.597Z

Stage Separation for Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket first stage has separated from its higher stage and is starting its return to Earth for a touchdown on the drone ship Simply Learn The Directions within the Atlantic Ocean.

The higher stage carrying the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship is continuous its ascent to orbit.

2021-12-21T10:07:56.007Z

LIFTOFF! SpaceX launches Dragon CRS-24

LIFTOFF! SpaceX launches a brand new Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship for NASA. Subsequent cease, Worldwide Area Station.

2021-12-21T10:03:38.479Z

T-5 minutes to launch

SpaceX’s CRS-24 Dragon cargo mission is 5 minutes from launch and the climate appears like it could clear in time for in the present day’s launch, SpaceX stories. 

Fueling is underway for the Falcon 9 rocket and must be accomplished about 2 minutes earlier than liftoff. 

2021-12-21T09:48:26.436Z

SpaceX CRS-24 launch webcast begins

SpaceX’s launch webcast for in the present day’s CRS-24 Dragon cargo resupply mission has begun. You’ll be able to watch it dwell within the window above or immediately from NASA right here (opens in new tab) and from SpaceX (opens in new tab). Liftoff is now focused for five:07 a.m. EST (1007 GMT), a minute later than earlier introduced.

The climate forecast is dismal for in the present day’s launch try, with only a 30% of excellent climate at NASA’s Pad 39A for in the present day’s launch. 

2021-12-21T09:34:16.186Z

SpaceX to launch NASA CRS-24 cargo mission

A brand new SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and a beforehand flown Cargo Dragon spacecraft stand atop Pad 39B of NASA’s Kennedy Area Heart in Florida forward of a deliberate Dec. 21, 2021 launch to the Worldwide Area Station. (Picture credit score: SpaceX)

SpaceX is counting right down to launch a brand new Falcon 9 rocket carrying the CRS-24 cargo mission to the Worldwide Area Station for NASA in the present day (Dec. 21) and you’ll watch it dwell on the high of this web page. Liftoff is at 5:06 a.m. EST (1006 GMT)

NASA and SpaceX will start webcasting in the present day’s launch at 4:45 a.m. EST (0945 GMT)

SpaceX is utilizing a uncommon new Falcon 9 rocket for in the present day’s launch. Its Cargo Dragon spacecraft beforehand flew to the house station. The mission will ship about 6,500 kilos of provides and experiment gear to the Worldwide Area Station for its Expedition 66 crew. 

2021-12-20T16:47:03.494Z

NASA, SpaceX press briefing in the present day on CRS-24 cargo aunch

NASA and SpaceX are counting right down to launch a brand new cargo ship to the Worldwide Area Station on Tuesday, Dec. 21, and can maintain a prelaunch press convention in the present day at 12 p.m. EST (1700 GMT). You’ll be able to watch the prelaunch briefing dwell on this web page, courtesy of NASA, within the window above.

The climate forecast is presently dismal, with solely a 30% probability of excellent launch circumstances. 

 

2021-12-20T04:31:29.827Z

Soyuz MS-20 crew is secure on Earth

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, his videographer Yozo Hirano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin have exited the Soyuz capsule and are headed to the Karaganda airport to start their journeys dwelling.

After a 12-day spaceflight, the trio touched down at about 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 GMT or 9:13 a.m. native time on Dec. 20) on the steppe of Kazakhstan, southeast of the city of Dzhezkazgan.

You’ll be able to see video of the crew rising from the Soyuz capsule above, and skim our full story about in the present day’s Soyuz touchdown right here. 

2021-12-20T03:56:50.943Z

1st view of the Soyuz!

NASA TV lastly has dwell video footage from the touchdown web site. Right here is the primary view of the charred Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft that landed in the present day!

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(Picture credit score: NASA TV)

2021-12-20T03:43:22.872Z

Restoration crew is on web site

The crew is reportedly secure and in good well being as search and restoration groups are serving to them out of the capsule. 

The Soyuz landed upright and didn’t tip over after the influence, which may assist pace up the restoration course of. 

2021-12-20T03:34:25.979Z

Roscosmos confirms Soyuz touchdown

The Soyuz MS-20 has efficiently touched down, Dmitry Rogozin, director normal of Russia’s house company Roscosmos, introduced on Twitter (opens in new tab)

NASA TV commentator Brandi Dean mentioned that dangerous climate in Kazakhstan has considerably hindered the restoration effort, however there may be “no cause to suspect that something is unsuitable.” 

Restoration groups “had visuals of the Soyuz descending below parachutes, however due to the visibility points with the climate there on the touchdown web site [they] didn’t see the precise landing,” Dean mentioned. “In order that they’re engaged on attending to the Soyuz at this level and we’re standing by for affirmation that they’re there with the crew.”

2021-12-20T03:17:06.228Z

Landing?

The Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft ought to have touched down on time at 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 GMT), however NASA and Roscosmos haven’t but confirmed the touchdown, and we’re nonetheless ready on the primary video footage from the touchdown web site. There aren’t any indications that something went unsuitable with the touchdown, in keeping with NASA TV commentator Brandi Dean. 

2021-12-20T02:25:05.363Z

Deorbit burn full

The Soyuz MS-20 has efficiently accomplished a deorbit burn after firing its engines for 4 minutes and 39 seconds. The spacecraft is on monitor for an on-time touchdown in Kazakhstan at 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 GMT).

2021-12-19T23:54:52.068Z

The Soyuz is on its approach to Earth

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A view of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft departing the International Space Station on Dec. 19, 2021.

A view of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft departing the Worldwide Area Station on Dec. 19, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)Picture 2 of two

A view of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft departing the International Space Station on Dec. 19, 2021.

A view of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft departing the Worldwide Area Station on Dec. 19, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

The Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft efficiently separated from the Worldwide Area Station at 6:50 p.m. EST (2350 GMT) and is now on its approach to Earth with Maezawa, Hirano and Misurkin on board. The house station was orbiting 263 miles (423) kilometers above Mongolia on the time of undocking. 

NASA TV’s dwell protection of their return to Earth will resume at 9 p.m. EST (0200 GMT), 18 minutes earlier than the deliberate deorbit burn. After the deorbit burn, the Soyuz spacecraft will spend slightly below an hour descending to Earth. The crew is anticipated to the touch down in Kazakhstan at 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 GMT).

2021-12-19T23:37:20.155Z

NASA TV’s undocking protection has begun

Alexander Misurkin, Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano are contained in the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft and getting ready for an on-time departure from the Worldwide Area Station. The Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft is scheduled to undock at 6:50 p.m. EST (2350 GMT) and land in Kazakhstan at 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 Dec. 20 GMT). You’ll be able to watch it dwell now within the window above. Learn extra

2021-12-19T14:26:21.267Z

Touchdown day for Japanese house vacationers

Billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa (left), cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin (center) and video producer Yozo Hirano (right) are scheduled to launch toward the International Space Station on Dec. 8, 2021. Hirano will participate in health-related research during and after the mission.

Billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa (left), cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin (middle) and video producer Yozo Hirano (proper) are scheduled to launch towards the Worldwide Area Station on Dec. 8, 2021. Hirano will take part in health-related analysis throughout and after the mission. (Picture credit score: CPK/Roscosmos)

It is touchdown day for Japanese billionaire house vacationer Yusaku Maezawa, his video producer Yozo Hirano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin.

The trio will return to Earth tonight, Dec. 19, of their Soyuz spacecraft with a touchdown on the steppes of Kazakhstan scheduled for 10:18 p.m. EST (0318 GMT on Dec. 20). You’ll be able to watch it dwell on this web page within the NASA TV video feed on the high. 

NASA will broadcast a number of occasions in the present day main as much as tonight’s touchdown. Here is a schedule to plan your afternoon and night:

  • 3 p.m. EST / 2000 GMT — NASA TV protection begins for hatch closing at 3:32 p.m. EST (2032 GMT)
  • 6:30 p.m. EST / 2300 GMT — NASA TV protection begins for undocking at 6:54 p.m. EST (2354 GMT)
  • 9 p.m. EST / 0200 GMT Dec. 20 — NASA TV protection begins for deorbit and touchdown. Touchdown is focused for 10:18 p.m. EST / 0318 GMT Dec. 20.

Maezawa, Hirano and Misurkin launched to the house station on Dec. 8 on a mission brokered for Maezawa by the U.S. house tourism firm Area Adventures. Maezawa is financing all the journey for an undisclosed sum, although previous vacationer flights to the station have value extra as much as $35 million for one individual primarily based on stories from Cirque du Soliel founder Man Laliberte’s flight in 2009. Maezawa has paid for 2 individuals, suggesting a good larger payment. 

Maezawa and Hirano have spent their time in house recording movies of Maezawa showcasing the spaceflight expertise. In addition they delivered the primary Uber Eats meal in house and Hirano is taking part in some medical experiments to check the results of spaceflight on the human physique.

Watch NASA TV tonight to see the trio return to Earth.

2021-12-10T14:41:44.347Z

Postcard from the house station

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has discovered easy methods to float. Two days into his keep aboard the Worldwide Area Station, Maezawa on Twitter (opens in new tab) shared a picture of him seated cross-legged and waving on the camera with the caption, “Hello from house.” 

2021-12-08T16:49:26.057Z

Japanese billionaire

Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa enters the Worldwide Area Station to start a 12-day house vacationer journey following a Soyuz launch and docking on Dec. 8, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Japanese house vacationers Yusakuy Maezawa and Yozo Hirano have begun their 12-day keep aboard the Worldwide Area Station after coming into the orbiting laboratory at 11:11 a.m. EST (1611 GMT) with veteran Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin. 

The 2 house vacationers, whose flight was organized by the Virginia-based firm Area Adventures with Russia’s house company Roscosmos, are as a consequence of return to Earth on Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. EST (0200 GMT Dec. 20) on the distant steppes of Kazakhstan.

2021-12-08T15:37:23.642Z

Japanese house vacationers, cosmonaut to enter ISS

A view of the Soyuz MS-20 capsule flying close to the Worldwide Area Station earlier than docking on Dec. 8, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, video producer Yozo Hirano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin have climbed out of their Sokol launch stress fits and are getting ready to enter the Worldwide Area Station after their profitable docking earlier in the present day. The Soyuz MS-20 crew are conducting last leak checks between their Soyuz and the house station earlier than opening the hatches between their two spacecraft. 

NASA is broadcasting dwell views of in the present day’s hatch opening ceremony, which you’ll be able to watch within the video feed on the high of this web page.

2021-12-08T14:09:08.815Z

Docking full!

The Soyuz capsule carrying Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, his video producer Yozo Hirano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin docked to the Worldwide Area Station at 8:40 a.m. EST (1340 GMT) after 4 orbits round Earth and about six hours after launch. Learn the total story (opens in new tab).

The trio are scheduled to enter the house station at about 10:35 a.m. EST (1535 GMT), with a dwell webcast starting about 20 minutes prior.

2021-12-08T12:16:59.106Z

Watch Japanese house vacationers dock at house station

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and his video producer Yozo Hirano will dock on the Worldwide Area Station in the present day at 8:41 a.m. EST (1341 GMT) with Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and you’ll watch it dwell right here. The dwell webcast will start at 8 a.m. EST (1300 GMT) from NASA. 

Maezawa and his crewmates launched to the house station early Wednesday and can spend 12 days on the house station. Maezawa purchased the flight with Area Adventures, which has organized a number of house tourism flights to the Worldwide Area Station with Russia’s Roscosmos house company. 

Maezawa, Hirano and Misurkin are scheduled to enter the house station at 10:35 a.m. EST (1535 GMT). A hatch opening ceremony webcast will start at 10:15 a.m. EST (1515 GMT).

2021-12-08T08:15:46.153Z

Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, two others launch towards house station

Billionaire Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his two crewmates are on their approach to the Worldwide Area Station.

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Maezawa, fellow house vacationer Yozo Hirano and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin launched atop a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Wednesday (Dec. 8) at 2:38 a.m. EST (0738 GMT). [Full story.]

The trio is anticipated to reach on the house station round 8:41 a.m. EST (1341 GMT) on Wednesday. The spaceflyers will stay in orbit for practically 12 days, returning to Earth on Dec. 19.

2021-12-07T23:44:28.563Z

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa launching to house station early Wednesday

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and two crewmates will launch towards the Worldwide Area Station early Wednesday morning (Dec. 8), and you’ll watch the motion dwell.

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Maezawa, video producer Yozo Hirano and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin is scheduled to elevate off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Wednesday at 2:38 a.m. EST (0738 GMT). Watch it dwell at Area.com’s homepage courtesy of NASA, or immediately through the house company (opens in new tab).

Maezawa paid for his seat and that of Hirano, who will doc the mission. Their flight was organized by Virginia firm Area Adventures, which has despatched eight different individuals on seven journeys to the orbiting lab through the years.

2021-11-29T16:27:33.738Z

Prepare for tomorrow’s spacewalk!

At 2 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) in the present day (Nov. 29), NASA will probably be internet hosting a information convention detailing what they count on to occur throughout tomorrow’s upcoming spacewalk.

The information convention will embrace three specialists who will focus on the spacewalk and reply questions with a Q&A. These specialists embrace Dana Weigel, NASA’s deputy supervisor of the Worldwide Area Station Program, Vincent LaCourt, NASA’s spacewalk flight director and Artwork Thomason, NASA’s spacewalk officer. 

Try the NASA TV dwell video above to catch the press convention.

The spacewalk being mentioned will see NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron, who not too long ago arrived on the orbiting lab aboard SpaceX’s Crew-3 mission. They’ll exit the station’s Quest airlock round 7:10 a.m. EDT (1210 GMT) tomorrow (Nov. 30) to interchange a defective antenna system. Reside protection for the spacewalk itself is ready to start at 5:30 a.m. EDT (1030 GMT). 

2021-10-30T01:35:06.689Z

DOCKING! Progress 79 at house station

The uncrewed Progress 79 cargo ship approaches the International Space Station's Zvezda service module during docking operations in orbit on Oct. 29, 2021.

The uncrewed Progress 79 cargo ship approaches the Worldwide Area Station’s Zvezda service module throughout docking operations in orbit on Oct. 29, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Progress 79 has efficiently docked on the Worldwide Area Station, linking up with the orbiting lab’s Russian-built Zvezda service module at 9:31 p.m. EDT (0131 GMT) as the 2 ships sailed 258 miles over Argentina, simply south of Buenos Aires. 

“It would not get a lot smoother than that,” NASA spokesperson Rob Navias mentioned of the docking throughout dwell commentary. “A flawless experience from the launch pad at Baikonur to docking on the Worldwide Area Station.”

That can wrap our protection of Roscosmos’ Progress 79 cargo ship docking on the Worldwide Area Station. Keep tuned for extra updates from the station as they arrive up!

2021-10-30T01:22:56.285Z

Progress 79 on last strategy to ISS

The Progress 79 cargo ship is now on last strategy to its docking port on the Zvezda service module of the Worldwide Area Station. 

The berth is on the aft finish of the station’s Russian section. 

2021-10-30T01:12:16.498Z

Progress 79 flyaround underway

Progress 79 is now flying across the Worldwide Area Station to achieve a degree about 150 meters from the station’s Russian-built Zvezda service module, its vacation spot for in the present day’s cargo supply. 

Docking nonetheless set for 9:34 pm EDT (0134 GMT). 

2021-10-30T01:08:17.765Z

Progress 79 in sight of house station

The Russian cargo ship Progress 79 is visible is a small object at the left in this video still from a camera on the International Space Station during its docking approach on Oct. 29, 2021.

The Russian cargo ship Progress 79 is seen on this video nonetheless from a camera on the Worldwide Area Station throughout its docking strategy on Oct. 29, 2021.  (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Progress 79 is now lower than 1 kilometers from the Worldwide Area Station because it nears the house station. Cameras on the station are displaying gorgeous views of the approaching spacecraft.

Right now’s docking strategy is on monitor with no points. 

The Russian cargo ship Progress 79 is visible is a small object at the left in this video still from a camera on the International Space Station during its docking approach on Oct. 29, 2021.

(Picture credit score: NASA TV)

2021-10-30T00:49:37.576Z

NASA livestream underway for Progress 79 docking

NASA’s webcast for tonight’s Progress 79 cargo ship docking on the Worldwide Area Station has start. 

The Russian constructed Progress 79 cargo ship will dock on the Zvezda service module on the house station at 9:34 p.m. EDT (0134 GMT). The spacecraft is carrying greater than 5,600 kilos of provides and equipment — 2.8 tons in all —  for the station’s seven-astronaut crew. 

You’ll be able to watch the docking dwell above on the high of this web page. 

Progress 79 is presently about 7 kilometers away from the house station because it approaches  a flyaround level to achieve its docking port.  

2021-10-29T18:51:06.222Z

Progress 79 cargo ship to dock tonight

The uncrewed Russian cargo ship Progress 79, which launched into orbit late Wednesday (Oct. 27), is because of dock on the Worldwide Area Station tonight and you’ll watch it dwell right here. 

Progress 79, which is hauling practically 3 tons of meals, clothes, propellant and different provides, will hyperlink as much as the station’s Russian-built Zvezda service module at 9:34 p.m. EDT (0134 GMT). NASA’s dwell webcast of the rendezvous will start at 8:45 p.m. EDT (0045 GMT)

You’ll be able to watch the occasions dwell within the window on the high of this web page. At 10 p.m. EDT (0200 GMT), NASA and SpaceX may even conduct a launch readiness review press convention for the Crew-3 SpaceX astronaut mission, as a consequence of launch on Oct. 31. 

2021-10-28T01:04:40.906Z

Progress 79 launches to house station

A Russian Soyuz 2.1a rocket carrying the uncrewed Progress 79 cargo ship launches into orbit from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan within the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 28, 2021 (late Oct. 27 EDT).  (Picture credit score: Glavkosmos/Roscosmos)

Russia’s house company Roscosmos efficiently launched the Progress 79 cargo ship to the Worldwide Area Station tonight at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT) from Pad 6 of Website 31 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It was 5 a.m. native time on the launch web site. 

NASA spokesman Rob Navias mentioned throughout dwell commentary that the Soyuz 2.1a rocket’s liftoff was a “good launch.”

The Progress 79 cargo ship is now making its uncrewed flight to the station, the place it is going to dock late Friday night time on the aft finish of the station’s Russian-built Zvezda service module. 

Docking is ready for 9:34 p.m. EDT, Friday, Oct. 29 (0134 GMT Saturday, Oct. 30).

2021-10-27T23:41:17.312Z

Russian Progress 79 cargo ship able to launch

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress 79 cargo ship stands poised to launch toward the International Space Station from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Oct. 27, 2021.

(Picture credit score: RSC Energia)

A Russian Soyuz rocket is poised to launch a brand new Progress cargo ship to the Worldwide Area Station tonight and you’ll watch it dwell right here on the high of this web page. 

The Progress 79 cargo ship will launch about 3 tons of provides to the house station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The ship will dock on the station on Friday, Oct. 29. 

You’ll be able to watch the launch dwell above, or from our launch preview web page right here. 

2021-10-22T04:28:40.173Z

Progress 78 efficiently docks at Nauka

The uncrewed Progress 78 cargo resupply ship has efficiently docked with the Russian Multipurpose Laboratory module, or Nauka, practically 29 hours after undocking from Russia’s Poisk module. The time of seize was 12:21 a.m. EDT (0421 GMT).

Contact and seize confirmed! The @roscosmos Progress 78 cargo craft redocked to station at 12:21am ET as Progress and the station flew 258 miles over the south Pacific. https://t.co/cBNqC5JGaz pic.twitter.com/XoQLUVRftxOctober 22, 2021

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2021-10-22T03:38:15.218Z

Watch Progress 78 dock with the house station

Russia’s Progress 78 cargo resupply spacecraft efficiently undocked from the house station’s Poisk module late Wednesday (Oct. 20) and is presently scheduled to dock on the Nauka module at 12:24 a.m. EDT (0424 GMT) on Friday (Oct. 22). You’ll be able to watch a dwell webcast of the docking within the window above. 

Learn the total story: Russian cargo ship strikes to new parking spot at house station

2021-10-17T05:21:28.480Z

That is a wrap!

Russian actress Yulia Peresild and producer Klim Shipenko landed with cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy Sunday (Oct. 17) at 12:35 a.m. EDT (0435 GMT or 10:35 a.m. native time) on the steppe of Kazakhstan. Learn the total story

2021-10-17T01:23:04.065Z

Soyuz undocking full

(Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko are on their approach again to Earth after undocking from the Worldwide Area Station of their Soyuz spacecraft.

NASA TV’s dwell protection of the deorbit burn and touchdown will resume tonight (Oct. 16) at 11:15 p.m. EDT (0315 GMT); the touchdown in Kazakhstan is scheduled for about 12:36 a.m. (0436 GMT; 10:36 a.m. Kazakhstan time) on Sunday, Oct. 17.

2021-10-16T11:00:16.768Z

It is touchdown day!

The ten individuals dwelling and dealing on the Worldwide Area Station share dinner in {a photograph} shared by cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky on Oct. 14, 2021. (Picture credit score: Roscosmos/NASA)

It is touchdown day! Cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, who’s wrapping up a six-month keep in house, and a Russian actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko, who’ve spent lower than two weeks in orbit, are headed again to Earth.

In the event you’re pondering of tuning in, take a look at our full information to in the present day’s touchdown webcasts.

The trio will say their goodbyes at about 4:15 p.m. EDT (2015 GMT) earlier than climbing into the Soyuz MS-18 capsule, which can undock from Russia’s Nauka module of the Worldwide Area Station on Saturday (Oct. 16) at 9:14 p.m. EDT (0114 GMT on Oct. 17) for the journey dwelling.

The capsule, slowed by parachutes, will land in Kazakhstan on Sunday (Oct. 17) at 12:36 a.m. EDT (0436 GMT; 10:36 a.m. native time).

NASA TV and Area.com will supply dwell protection of all three milestones, so keep tuned!

2021-10-08T20:33:50.171Z

Megan McArthur shares gorgeous Earth timelapse

Lightning storms, auroras and metropolis lights glow throughout planet Earth on this beautiful new timelapse video captured by NASA astronaut Megan McArther on the Worldwide Area Station. 

“Friday Evening Lightning!” McArthur tweeted (opens in new tab). “Checkout this time lapse taken over Africa from our cupola. Along with thunderstorms, you may see metropolis lights, the Milky Approach, satellites, and even a little bit of aurora on the finish.” 

2021-10-05T15:32:56.256Z

Russian movie crew boards house station

Russian actress Yulia Peresild and producer-director Klim Shipenko have entered the Worldwide Area Station with their cosmonaut information Anton Shkaplerov to start their 12-day film shoot in orbit.

The trio entered the station’s Rassvet module at about 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT), jus about 6 hours after launching into orbit on their Soyuz rocket. They joined seven different crewmembers already aboard the station, together with Expedition 65 cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, who will seem within the movie Peresild and Shipenko are capturing. It is known as “The Problem,” with Peresild portraying a surgeon despatched into orbit to assist a cosmonaut (Novitskiy) in medical misery. 

“I nonetheless really feel that it is all a dream and I am nonetheless asleep,” Peresild, 37, instructed Russia’s Channel One throughout a welcome ceremony on the station. 

Shipenko agreed. 

“Sure, it is virtually inconceivable to assume that this all got here to actuality,” the 38-year-old director mentioned.

Through the welcome ceremony, Peresild obtained a congratulatory name from Valentina Tereshkova, who grew to become the primary lady in house in 1963 on the Vostok 6 mission. 

“It was extraordinarily emotional for everybody, from unhappiness to happiness,” Tereshkova mentioned of the launch in Russian, which was translated on NASA TV. “We’re very pleased with you,” she added, saying she had just one want for the crew.

“Every little thing ought to go nominal, that is our greatest want,” Tereshkova mentioned. “We would like all of your desires to return true and we’ll be ready for you again right here on Earth.”

2021-10-05T14:47:58.778Z

Hatch Opening Underway

Astronauts on the Worldwide Area Station are actually working to open the hatches between the station and the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft, permitting the Russian movie crew to enter the orbiting lab.

2021-10-05T13:50:19.433Z

Area station hatch opening delayed

Russian mission management officers have instructed the station and Soyuz crews that hatch opening will happen in about an hour, a bit later than deliberate.

We’re awaiting a brand new hatch opening goal time from NASA.

2021-10-05T13:36:25.346Z

Russian movie crew to enter house station

The Russian movie crew that launched to the Worldwide Area Station in the present day on a Soyuz spacecraft is getting ready to enter the orbiting laboratory for the primary time. Hatches between the house station and their Soyuz MS-19 are as a consequence of be opened at 10:05 a.m. EDT (1405 GMT). 

You’ll be able to watch the hatch opening and a welcome ceremony dwell within the NASA TV video feed on the high of this web page.

2021-10-05T13:08:24.391Z

Superb views of Soyuz docking with Russian movie crew

Right now’s profitable docking of a Russian movie crew on the Worldwide Area Station had some star high quality of its personal. Because the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov neared the station, a camera on the orbiting lab captured spectacular views of the approaching spacecraft. 

Try the views within the video above!

2021-10-05T12:44:48.233Z

Docking! Soyuz delivers Russian movie crew to house station

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The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov approaches the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021 in this still from station cameras captured during docking operations.

The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov approaches the Worldwide Area Station on Oct. 5, 2021 on this nonetheless from station cameras captured throughout docking operations. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)Picture 2 of three

The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov approaches the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021 in this still from station cameras captured during docking operations.

The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov approaches the Worldwide Area Station on Oct. 5, 2021 on this nonetheless from station cameras captured throughout docking operations. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)Picture 3 of three

The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov approaches the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021 in this still from station cameras captured during docking operations.

The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov approaches the Worldwide Area Station on Oct. 5, 2021 on this nonetheless from station cameras captured throughout docking operations. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying a Russian actress and her producer/director has efficiently docked on the Worldwide Area Station. It linked up with a port on the station’s Rassvet module at 8:22 a.m. EDT (1222 GMT), about 10 minutes later than deliberate after communications points compelled cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov to take handbook management of the Soyuz for the docking. 

Regardless of the communications difficulty, Shklaperov docked the Soyuz at its port to ship Russian actress Yulia Peresild and producer-director Klim Shipenko to the station. The duo will movie scenes for an upcoming house movie known as “The Problem,” with Peresild portraying a surgeon launched into house to assist an ailing cosmonaut, to be portrayed by cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, who’s already aboard the house station.

“So the Soyuz MS-19’s safely at port, and a Russian actress and her producer-director are on set on the Worldwide Area Station for 12 days of film making,” NASA spokesperson Rob Navias mentioned throughout dwell commentary.

Peresild, Shipenko and Shklaperov will enter the house station at 10:05 a.m. EDT (1405 GMT) when the hatches are as a consequence of open between the Soyuz and station. NASA’s dwell protection will resume at 9:30 a.m. EDT (1330 GMT). 

2021-10-05T11:38:58.895Z

Reside docking protection has begun

NASA’s webcast for in the present day’s Soyuz docking on the Worldwide Area Station has begun. The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft will dock its Russian movie crew and cosmonaut commander on the station at 8:12 a.m. EDT (1212 GMT).

2021-10-05T09:19:21.863Z

Soyuz reaches orbit with Russian movie crew

A view of Earth from Russia’s Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft after it reached orbit with a movie crew on a mission to the Worldwide Area Station on Oct. 5, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Spacecraft separation! The Soyuz spacecraft carrying cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov, actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko has efficiently reached orbit after separating from its third stage and deploying photo voltaic arrays. 

‘We’re feeling nice, the whole lot’s working nominally’ Soyuz commander Shklaperov stories.

The three house vacationers are on a two-orbit journey to the Worldwide Area Station and can arrive at 8:12 a.m. EDT (1212 GMT). NASA’s docking protection will start at 7:30 a.m. EDT (1130 GMT). You’ll be able to watch that within the window on the high of this web page at begin time.

2021-10-05T08:55:40.471Z

LIFTOFF! Russian movie crew launches to house station

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A Russian Soyuz rocket and Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft launch a film crew toward the International Space Station from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Oct. 5, 2021.

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A Russian Soyuz rocket and Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft launch a film crew toward the International Space Station from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Oct. 5, 2021.

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A Russian Soyuz rocket and Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft launch a film crew toward the International Space Station from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Oct. 5, 2021.

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Liftoff! The Soyuz rocket carrying a Russian movie crew to the Worldwide Area Station lifted off on time at 4:55 a.m. EDT (0855 GMT). 

2021-10-05T08:42:30.093Z

Russian movie crew earlier than launch

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NASA TV still images from the pre-launch activities of the Soyuz MS-18 launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021.

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Yulia Peresild inside the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft.

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NASA TV still images from the pre-launch activities of the Soyuz MS-18 launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021.

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NASA TV still images from the pre-launch activities of the Soyuz MS-18 launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021.

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NASA TV still images from the pre-launch activities of the Soyuz MS-18 launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021.

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NASA TV still images from the pre-launch activities of the Soyuz MS-18 launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021.

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NASA TV still images from the pre-launch activities of the Soyuz MS-18 launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021.

The zero-g indicators for the launch. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Listed here are a number of views of the Soyuz MS-18 crew taken within the hours earlier than launch. NASA TV is showcasing their pre-flight actions with a collection of video clips as we close to the T-10 minute mark for launch. 

2021-10-04T22:54:18.713Z

Russia launching movie crew to Worldwide Area Station

Actor Yulia Peresild (left), cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (middle) and director Klim Shipenko (proper) are scheduled to launch towards the Worldwide Area Station on Oct. 5, 2021. (Picture credit score: Roscosmos through Twitter)

Russia is counting right down to launching the world’s first movie crew to the Worldwide Area Station on a Soyuz spacecraft. Liftoff is ready for 4:55 a.m. EDT (0855 GMT) from Launch Website 31 at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. 

The Soyuz is carrying Russian actress Yulia Perselid and director Klim Shipenko alongside veteran cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov. Perselid and Shipenko will spend 12 days in house filming scenes for a function movie known as “The Problem” whereas Shklaperov will start a months-long keep on the house station. 

The trio are presently tucked inside their Soyuz spacecraft and rocket as they await launch. 

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