Posts Tagged ‘International Space Station’

President Obama reinforces commitment to manned Mars mission

In an op-ed published by CNN.com on Tuesday, US President Barack Obama reconfirmed his commitment to send Americans to Mars within the next few decades while also emphasizing a desire to see humanity travel beyond the Red Planet sometime in the foreseeable future. “One of my earliest memories is sitting on my grandfather’s shoulders, waving […]

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South Africa: ​Stellenbosch University Satellite Ready for Launching from International Space Station

[University of Stellenbosch] A nanosatellite developed by Stellenbosch University (SU) and CubeSpace, an Innovus* incubation company in the Nedbank SU LaunchLab business incubator, is to be launched with 49 other nanosatellites from the International S…

Russia Could Cut Down International Space Station Crew

Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 15, 2016

The head of Piloted Space Programs and cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev said that Russia’s space agency Roscosmos plans to cut down the number of cosmonauts on the International Space Station.

Russia’s space agency Roscos…

NanoRacks External Platform Deployed Outside International Space Station

Houston, TX (SPX) Aug 12, 2016

NanoRacks’ commercial gateway to space is officially open for business. The NanoRacks External Platform (NREP) has been placed outside of the International Space Station (ISS) on the JEM Exposed Facility.

The self…

NASA Orders Second SpaceX Crew Mission to International Space Station

Washington DC (SPX) Aug 02, 2016

NASA took another important step Friday in returning U.S. astronaut launches from U.S. soil with the order of a second post-certification mission from commercial provider SpaceX in Hawthorne, California. Commercial …

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