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Wonderful tribute to a Bowie classic. Have a safe trip home, Hadfield, Marshburn and Romanenko!
After the discovery of a leak of ammonia coolant supplying one of the International Space Station solar arrays on Thursday, NASA managers have decided to plan for an unscheduled spacewalk on Saturday to repair the problem. The final decision about whether to go ahead with the extravehicular activity will be made late on Friday. Read more.
NASA has also released a video showing the ammonia flakes drifting into space.
Around 400,000 positron detections have been confirmed in this first batch of data — positrons that are of energies consistent with the signature of dark matter annihilation.
I have nothing much to add except to say… this is pure squeezed awesomejuice!
At 5:31 am EST Sunday morning, International Space Station astronauts guided the Canadarm2 robotic arm to an earlier-than-scheduled grappling maneuver with the SpaceX Dragon capsule. The grapple was scheduled for 6:31 am ET. At 8:56 am EST, the robotic arm guided the capsule for installation onto the Earth-facing port of the space station’s Harmony module. Read more
Like the company’s two previous flights, the rocket will carry a Dragon cargo capsule loaded with food, supplies and science experiments for the International Space Station, a permanently staffed research laboratory that flies about 250 miles above Earth. Read more…
SpaceX is getting stuff DONE!
did you know we fixed the International Space Station with a toothbrush?
you would if you’d seen Trace talk about it on This Week in Discovery News!
From Discovery News space blogger Jason Major:
The image above, captured by Expedition 31 astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS), shows an enigmatic atmospheric phenomenon known as a red sprite hovering just above a bright flash of lightning in a thunderstorm over Myanmar.
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Soars to History on 2nd Try
Space Exploration Technologies, the first company aiming to reach the International Space Station, got off to a rocking start early Tuesday with the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
NASA had 5,408 computer security lapses in 2010 and 2011, including the March 2011 loss of a laptop computer that contained algorithms used to command and control the International Space Station (ISS), the agency’s inspector general told Congress Wednesday.
Image: International Space Station Credit: NASA
A NASA photographer at Johnson Space Center in Houston captured some fantastic photos of the International Space Station (ISS) passing across the face of the moon.
The ISS is currently about 248 nautical miles above the Earth, traveling at a staggering 17,000 mph (28,163 km/hr). At that speed it circles the globe 16 times a day. When it passes overhead it can be the brightest manmade object in the sky, often outshining commercial aircraft and even planets!
You can find out when the ISS will be over your location here.