Space Station

MOSCOW | Russia blames rocket failure on technical malfunction

MOSCOW — Russia’s space agency said on Wednesday that an investigation has found that a rocket carrying a crew to the International Space Station failed three weeks ago because of a technical malfunction of a sensor. The Soyuz-FG rocket carrying a NASA astronaut and a Roscosmos cosmonaut failed two minutes into the Oct. 11 flight, … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia blames rocket failure on technical malfunction

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

MOSCOW | Russian cosmonaut allays concern about hole in space lab

MOSCOW — A Russian crewmember on the International Space Station has recorded a video message to assuage concerns about an air leak on the orbiting outpost. In the video posted Monday on his social network page, Sergei Prokopyev explained how the crew has located and sealed the tiny hole that created a slight loss of … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian cosmonaut allays concern about hole in space lab

MOSCOW | Russia: Space station air pressure restored after leak

MOSCOW  — Russia’s space agency says air pressure on the International Space Station has been restored to proper levels after a leak was repaired. Roscosmos said in a statement Friday that “the safety and health of the crew are not threatened.” The leak, which was discovered Thursday, was traced to a small hole in one … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia: Space station air pressure restored after leak

CAPE CANAVERAL | Small air leak in Russian capsule patched at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — Astronauts scrambled Thursday to patch a tiny hole in a Russian capsule that was allowing air to leak from the International Space Station. NASA and Russian space officials stressed the six astronauts were in no danger. The leak was detected Wednesday night — possibly from a micrometeorite strike — when it … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL | Small air leak in Russian capsule patched at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Spacewalkers flinging satellites, installing bird trackers

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla— Russian cosmonauts took a spacewalk Wednesday to fling tiny satellites into orbit and install an antenna for tracking birds on Earth. Soon after leaving the International Space Station, Sergey Prokopyev released all four research satellites by hand. “I’m ready for the launch,” Prokopyev told Russian flight controllers near Moscow. The first satellite … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Spacewalkers flinging satellites, installing bird trackers

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | NASA assigns astronauts to SpaceX, Boeing test flights

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla— NASA has assigned the astronauts who will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and bring human launches back to the U.S. SpaceX and Boeing are shooting for a test flight of their capsules to the International Space Station by the end of this year or early next, with the … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | NASA assigns astronauts to SpaceX, Boeing test flights

Trump wants NASA out of space station by 2025, businesses in

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla/February 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025, and private businesses running the place instead. Under President Donald Trump’s 2019 proposed budget released Monday, U.S. government funding for the space station would end by 2025. The government would set aside $150 million to encourage … Continue reading Trump wants NASA out of space station by 2025, businesses in