Tag Archive: International Space Station

  1. Watch a New Group of Astronauts Launch to the International Space Station

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    NASA/Crew of STS-132/Wikimedia Commons

    NASA/Crew of STS-132/Wikimedia Commons

    Three crew members recently departed the International Space Station, and as a result three new astronauts are being sent up to take their place.

    Six hours after launch, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, along with Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, will reach the ISS which will be their home for the next five months.

    The three astronauts will join Randy Bresnik from NASA, cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy, and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency, who are currently onboard.

    Coverage of the launch begins at 4:15PM ET, while coverage of the Soyuz docking will occur at approximately 10:15PM ET.

  2. The International Space Station Completed Its 100,000th Orbit After 18 Years

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    Space.com

    Space.com

    Yesterday, at 2:10 am ET, the International Space Station accomplished a rather remarkable feat after 18 years in space.

    The ISS successfully completed its 100,000th orbit, cruising at a cool speed of 17,500 miles per hour.

    To put the accomplishment into perspective, the International Space Station has now traveled about 2,643,342,240 miles and counting.

    But the ISS isn’t done yet, as it will continue its journey for another 8 years, until 2024, where it is scheduled for decommission.

    Here’s to you, International Space Station!

  3. International Space Station Receives Its First New Supplies Since April 14th

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    NASA

    NASA

    NASA has announced that the International Space Station has received its first new supplies since April 14th, thanks to the Progress 60 Russian cargo ship.

    The Progress 60 docked with the ISS yesterday, bearing three tons of cargo, including “1,940 pounds of propellant, 106 pounds of oxygen, 926 pounds of water, and 3,133 pounds of spare parts, supplies and experiment hardware.”

    While typically this supply mission wouldn’t be that big of a deal, seeing as how the two prior attempts to supply ISS failed recently, it was important this spacecraft completed its mission.

    The crew aboard the ISS apparently had enough supplies to last until October, according to NASA, but astronaut Scott Kelly still seemed happy to see the Progress 60 arrive.

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