Russia Launched the Fastest Ever Cargo Mission to the Space Station

An unmanned Russian Progress cargo ship blasted off from Kazakhstan on Monday and shot into orbit at almost the same moment the International Space Station was passing directly overhead. The fastest-ever cargo run took less than four hours, rather than the usual two days, due to a carefully planned, time-saving, two-orbit trajectory that Russia wants to […]

Russian space capsule lands in Kazakhstan with 3 onboard

A Soyuz space capsule carrying Russian Anton Shkaplerov, American Scott Tingle and Japan’s Norishige Kanai from the International Space Station landed safely in Kazakhstan. The capsule hit the ground at 6:39 p.m. (1239 GMT) Sunday. Anton Shkaplerov, who was the first to be lifted and carried from the capsule, told the camera crew: “We are a bit tired but happy […]

Antares Rocket Launch Could Be Visible Along the East Coast

An Orbital ATK Antares rocket will launch a commercial cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Monday morning (May 21, 2018) at 4:39 a.m from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Viewers from Massachusetts down to South Carolina, and roughly as far west as Pittsburgh, should be able to see the Antares spacecraft as it begins […]

Spacewalking astronauts reposition space station cooling pumps

Two astronauts went for a spacewalk outside the International Space Station to reposition two spare solar array ammonia coolant pump assemblies. NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold quickly swapped the positions of two spare ammonia pumps that are part of the space station’s critical cooling system. One pump got too cold because of a […]