International Space Station

NASA News: NASA Astronauts Hague, Koch Arrive Safely at Space Station

(STL.News) – Three crew members have arrived safely at the International Space Station, following a successful launch and docking of their Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft Thursday. The Soyuz spacecraft carrying Nick Hague and Christina Koch of NASA and Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos launched at 3:14 p.m. EDT (12:14 a.m. Friday Baikonur time) … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Astronauts Hague, Koch Arrive Safely at Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Crew capsule rockets toward space station with test dummy

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — America’s newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX. The only passenger was a life-size test dummy, named Ripley after the lead character in the “Alien” movies. SpaceX needs to nail the debut of its crew Dragon capsule before putting … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Crew capsule rockets toward space station with test dummy

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | NASA replaces astronaut on Boeing’s 1st crew launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Jan 23, 2019—NASA has replaced an astronaut assigned to Boeing’s first launch with a crew. Astronaut Eric Boe was pulled Tuesday from the upcoming test flight for unspecified medical reasons, after more than three years of training. Taking his seat will be Mike Fincke, a former space station commander. Boeing plans to launch … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | NASA replaces astronaut on Boeing’s 1st crew launch

MOSCOW | Russia: Hole drilled from inside Int’l Space Station capsule

MOSCOW — A Russian cosmonaut who explored a mysterious hole in a capsule docked to the International Space Station said Monday that the opening was drilled from inside the spacecraft and Russian law enforcement agencies are investigating what caused it. Sergei Prokopyev said investigators were looking at samples he and crewmate Oleg Kononenko collected during … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia: Hole drilled from inside Int’l Space Station capsule

MOSCOW | Russian law enforcement investigate Int’l Space Station hole

MOSCOW  — A Russian cosmonaut who explored a mysterious hole in a capsule docked to the International Space Station says Russian law enforcement agencies are investigating what caused the opening. Sergei Prokopyev said Monday that investigators were looking at samples he and crewmate Oleg Kononenko collected during a Dec. 12 spacewalk. Prokopyev and two other … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian law enforcement investigate Int’l Space Station hole

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | 3 astronauts dock safely at International Space Station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan  — A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station on Monday following a clean launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan six hours earlier. NASA astronaut Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko of Russian space agency Roscosmos docked with the station … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | 3 astronauts dock safely at International Space Station

MOSCOW | Cargo ship launch clears crewed mission to space station

MOSCOW — A Russian Soyuz rocket sent a cargo ship on its way to the International Space Station on Friday, a successful launch that cleared the way for the next crew to travel to the space outpost. The launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 resupply ship from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan marked the fourth … Continue reading MOSCOW | Cargo ship launch clears crewed mission to space station

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. | Cargo mission to space station is set to launch this week

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va.— An unmanned cargo rocket is scheduled to blast off this week from Virginia‘s coast to the International Space Station. The Daily Press reports that the launch is scheduled for shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday at the spaceport on Wallops Island along the Eastern Shore. The unmanned Cygnus cargo craft will carry 7,500 … Continue reading WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. | Cargo mission to space station is set to launch this week

NASA News: NASA TV Coverage Set for Nov. 15 Cygnus Launch to International Space Station

WASHINGTON – NASA’s commercial partner Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch its Antares rocket, carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station, at 4:49 a.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 15.  The launch, as well as briefings preceding and following the launch, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Loaded with 7,500 … Continue reading NASA News: NASA TV Coverage Set for Nov. 15 Cygnus Launch to International Space Station

TOKYO | Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

TOKYO  — An unmanned Japanese space capsule is heading to the International Space Station with 5,500 kilograms (12,000 pounds) of cargo including food, experiments and new batteries. The craft was launched Sunday at 2:52 a.m. from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. It will take four and a half days to reach the space … Continue reading TOKYO | Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

HOUSTON | Ivanka Trump tours NASA center in Houston, calls space crew

HOUSTON  — Ivanka Trump made a telephone call to the International Space Station and spoke to the crew while touring NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Trump, who is an adviser to her father, President Donald Trump, talked to the space station crew whose members are flying 250 miles (402 kilometers) above the Earth’s surface. She also … Continue reading HOUSTON | Ivanka Trump tours NASA center in Houston, calls space crew

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  | SpaceX launches AI robot, strong coffee for station crew

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX rocket that flew just two months ago with a NASA satellite roared back into action Friday, launching fresh space supplies for the International Space Station. The used Falcon rocket blasted off before dawn, hauling nearly 6,000 pounds (2,700 kilograms) of cargo, including the first robot with artificial intelligence bound … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  | SpaceX launches AI robot, strong coffee for station crew

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Robot with artificial intelligence about to invade space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A robot with true artificial intelligence is about to invade space. The large, round, plastic robot head is part of SpaceX’s latest supply delivery to the International Space Station. Friday’s pre-dawn liftoff also includes two sets of genetically identical female mice, 20 mousestronauts that will pick up where NASA’s identical … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Robot with artificial intelligence about to invade space

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | Trio of astronauts blast off to international space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan  — A trio of astronauts from Russia, the United States and the European Space Agency has blasted off for a mission on the International Space Station. A spacecraft carrying Serena Aunon-Chancellor of NASA, Sergey Prokopyev of Russian space agency Roscosmos and the ESA’s Alexander Gerst, from Germany, lifted off as scheduled from the … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | Trio of astronauts blast off to international space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | NASA shipper Orbital ATK launches space station supplies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. —One of NASA’s prime shippers, Orbital ATK, launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station from Virginia on Monday. The Antares rocket blasted off from Wallops Island before dawn, treating early risers along the East Coast to a cosmic light show, at least where skies were clear. The area … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | NASA shipper Orbital ATK launches space station supplies

Astronauts aim for icy homecoming after months in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla/February 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Three astronauts face a bitterly cold homecoming after nearly six months aboard the International Space Station. The two Americans and one Russian entered their attached Soyuz capsule Tuesday for the ride back to Earth. They’re aiming for a touchdown Wednesday morning local time in Kazakhstan. Snow and freezing rain … Continue reading Astronauts aim for icy homecoming after months in space

Vice president wants US businesses trailblazing into space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla./February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Vice President Mike Pence and his new space advisory council want U.S. private companies moving faster and farther into the cosmos, with the government easing restrictions on these 21st century pioneers. The U.S. will get left behind, the National Space Council was warned Wednesday, if it doesn’t make … Continue reading Vice president wants US businesses trailblazing into space

At last minute, Russia scrubs cargo launch to space station

MOSCOW/February 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Russia has scrubbed the planned launch of an unmanned cargo spacecraft that was to have delivered tons of supplies to the International Space Station. Preparations for the launch of the Progress ship from the Baikonur complex in Kazakhstan appeared to be proceeding smoothly Sunday until less than a minute before … Continue reading At last minute, Russia scrubs cargo launch to space station

Three New Crew Members on Voyage to International Space Station

WASHINGTON/ Dec. 17, 2017 (STL.NEWS) — Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:21 a.m. EST Sunday (1:21 p.m. Baikonur time). The Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA’s Scott Tingle, Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space … Continue reading Three New Crew Members on Voyage to International Space Station

3 astronauts blast off for International Space Station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan/ December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —A capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States has blasted off for a two-day trip to the International Space Station. The Soyuz capsule with Anton Shkaplerov, Norishige Kanai and Scott Tingle launched at 1:23 p.m. (0723 GMT; 2:23 a.m. EST) Sunday from Russia’s manned space-launch … Continue reading 3 astronauts blast off for International Space Station

SpaceX delivery delayed a day; 1st reused rocket for NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla./December 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — SpaceX has delayed its latest grocery run for the International Space Station for at least a day. The company now aims to launch its first recycled rocket for NASA on Wednesday. The unmanned Falcon originally flew in June. The Dragon capsule, meanwhile, made a space station shipment in … Continue reading SpaceX delivery delayed a day; 1st reused rocket for NASA

Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent station repairs

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)(STL.News) — Spacewalking astronauts made urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, three days after a critical relay box abruptly failed. The 250-mile-high (400-kilometer-high) replacement job fell to commander Peggy Whitson, the world’s most experienced female astronaut. She now ties the record for most spacewalks by an American — 10. … Continue reading Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent station repairs

Equipment water leak shortens spacewalk by 2 US astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)(STL.News) — An equipment water leak shortened Friday’s spacewalk by two U.S. astronauts at the International Space Station. Spacewalkers Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer got out the hatch late because of the trouble. It was a milestone moment, nonetheless: the 200th spacewalk in the construction and maintenance of the orbiting outpost. During … Continue reading Equipment water leak shortens spacewalk by 2 US astronauts

John Glenn honored with launch of space station supply ship

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)(STL.News) — John Glenn’s trailblazing legacy took flight Tuesday as a cargo ship bearing his name rocketed toward the International Space Station. An Atlas rocket provided the late morning lift to orbit, just as it did for Glenn 55 years ago. The commercial cargo ship, dubbed the S.S. John Glenn, holds nearly … Continue reading John Glenn honored with launch of space station supply ship

Record-setting astronaut thrilled with bonus time in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)(STL.News) — The world’s most experienced spacewoman said Thursday she’s thrilled to get an extra three months off the planet. The commander of the International Space Station, Peggy Whitson, told The Associated Press that five months into her mission, she’s not bored yet — “not even close.” She misses cooking, though, and … Continue reading Record-setting astronaut thrilled with bonus time in space

NASA astronaut and 2 Russian cosmonauts return to Earth

MOSCOW (AP)(STL.News) — Three astronauts from the International Space Station have successfully landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan — two from Russia and one from the United States. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and Russia’s Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko touched down at 5:20 p.m. local time Monday after spending 173 days in space. NASA’s Peggy … Continue reading NASA astronaut and 2 Russian cosmonauts return to Earth

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)(STL.News) — Spacewalking astronauts prepped the International Space Station on Friday for a new parking spot reserved for commercial crew capsules. The 250-mile-high complex already has one docking port in place for the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing Starliner, which should start carrying up astronauts as early as next year. Friday’s spacewalk … Continue reading Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot

Moonshot pad roaring back into action with SpaceX launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)(STL.News) — The launch pad used to send Americans to the moon and shuttle astronauts into orbit is roaring back into action. Dormant for nearly six years, NASA’s Launch Complex 39A should see its first commercial flight this weekend. ASpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will use it to hoist supplies to the International … Continue reading Moonshot pad roaring back into action with SpaceX launch