SpaceX’s Dragon completes record-setting third Space Station resupply mission – gpgmail

[ad_1] A SpaceX Dragon capsule that set down in the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday after having been docked at the International Space Station since late July became the first such vehicle to do three of those trips. SpaceX uses its Dragon cargo capsule to ferry experiment materials, supplies and more to and from the ISS, […]

Russian humanoid robot makes its way to the International Space Station – gpgmail

[ad_1] A Russian Soyuz spacecraft docked with the International Space Station successfully late on Tuesday evening, after an initial attempt to do so didn’t end up working as planned on Saturday night. This second attempt went off without a hitch, however, and the capsule is now parked at a port on the Russian Zvezda module […]

NASA Astronaut Accused of World’s First ‘Space Crime’ Denies Allegations

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Decorated US astronaut Anne McClain had been accused of committing the first crimes in space. McClain is going through an acrimonious divorce and her spouse, Summer Worden, has alleged that McClain committed financial improprieties by accessing financial records while […]

Aerospace Firm Shows Off Giant Inflatable Space Habitat

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Most of the spacecraft in science fiction are ridiculously spacious, but real life is much less luxurious. The International Space Station (ISS) has just 388 cubic meters of habitable space, and future deep-space assignments could have astronauts serving much […]

Second docking adapter for commercial crew vehicles installed on International Space Station – gpgmail

[ad_1] The International Space Station is now more than ready for crew-carrying spacecraft flown by commercial companies to pay it a visit: The second planned International Dock Adapter (IDA) was installed on the Space Station during a spacewalk by NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan earlier today. The dock adapter, actually IDA-3 since the […]

Watch live as NASA astronauts spacewalk to install a new automated docking ring on the ISS – gpgmail

[ad_1] NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan are setting out today to perform the installation of a new International Docking Adapter (IDA) on the International Space Station that will provide another way for futuer crew craft flown by commercial providers to bring astronauts to the orbital research platform. This is the second IDA to […]

NASA and SpaceX practice Crew Dragon evacuation procedure with astronaut recovery vessel – gpgmail

[ad_1] NASA and SpaceX continue their joint preparations for the eventually astronaut crew missions that SpaceX will fly for the agency, with a test of the emergency evacuation procedure for SpaceX’s GO Searcher seaborne ship. The ship is intended to be used to recover spacecraft and astronauts in an actual mission scenario, and the rehearsals […]

Cryptographic ICE Cube tests orbital cybersecurity protocols aboard the ISS – gpgmail

[ad_1] Encryption in space can be tricky. Even if you do everything right, a cosmic ray might come along and flip a bit, sabotaging the whole secure protocol. So if you can’t radiation-harden the computer, what can you do? European Space Agency researchers are testing solutions right now in an experiment running on board the […]

SpaceX launches ISS mission using twice-flown Dragon for the first time – TechCrunch

[ad_1] SpaceX has launched CRS-18, the 18th commercial resupply mission it has flown for NASA to deliver experiment, research and supply materials to the International Space Station. This mission’s cargo included IDA-3, the second automated docking ring set to be installed on the ISS, which will enable autonomous docking capabilities for future commercial spacecraft visiting […]

Watch SpaceX launch a twice-flown Dragon capsule for its 18th ISS mission live – gpgmail

[ad_1] Let’s try this again: SpaceX is looking to launch its 18th International Space Station (ISS) resupply mission on Thursday at 6:01 PM ET (3:01 PM PT), a day after it tried to do so a first time. The initial attempt was scrubbed at the last minute due to weather conditions on the launch range […]