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2022-08-17T14:46:51.684Z

Cosmonauts put together for digital camera set up

At the one-hour mark foe spacewalk, the cosmonauts are shifting in direction of the European Robotic Arm in preparation for his or her first step. Their first main job shall be putting in one in every of two “elbow light” cameras to help the arm with depth notion. Depth notion is essential in area to permit for correct greedy and manipulation of objects. The spacewalk is about to final 6.5 hours.

2022-08-17T13:58:11.409Z

Spacewalk formally begins

The hatch to the Poisk airlock is open, marking the official begin to the anticipated 6.5-hour lengthy spacewalk in the present day. 

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev (in purple stripes) and flight engineer Denis Matveev (n blue stripes) formally started their spacewalk at 9:53 a.m. EDT (1353 GMT), in response to NASA, placing them about 33 minutes behind after they had been anticipated to start out the spacewalk.

Their objective is to proceed getting ready the European Robotic Arm for operations.

2022-08-17T13:03:50.534Z

Two Russian cosmonauts put together to depart ISS for spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts will proceed engaged on the European Robotic Arm in a spacewalk in the present day (Aug. 17).

Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev (in purple stripes) and flight engineer Denis Matveev (n blue stripes) are scheduled to start out their 6.5-hour International Space Station spacewalk round 9:20 a.m. EDT (1320 GMT), according to NASA (opens in new tab).

You can watch reside right here at Space.com within the hyperlink above, on NASA’s YouTube (opens in new tab)(opens in new tab) channel or straight at NASA’s website (opens in new tab).

Read extra: Watch Russian spacewalkers boot up a European robotic arm on the International Space Station in the present day

Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is a workers author within the spaceflight channel since 2022. She was contributing author for Space.com (opens in new tab) for 10 years earlier than that, since 2012. Elizabeth’s on-site reporting contains two human spaceflight launches from Kazakhstan, three area shuttle missions in Florida, and embedded reporting from a simulated Mars mission in Utah. 

2022-08-10T18:36:40.806Z

President Biden approves ISS extension act to 2030

President Joe Biden signs the CHIPS Act into law on Aug. 9, 2022.

President Joe Biden indicators the CHIPS Act into regulation on Aug. 9, 2022. (Image credit score: The White House )

President Joe Biden signed the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) Act into regulation Thursday (Aug. 9). 

That authorization invoice approves NASA’s participation within the International Space Station (ISS) program via September 2030, six years past the present 2024 goal.

The act, which Congress authorised late final month, pledges $53 billion for the U.S. semiconductor business. The included NASA authorization invoice is the primary Congress authorised up to now 5 years.

Read extra: President Biden indicators CHIPS Act, approving International Space Station extension to 2030

2022-08-08T16:46:23.855Z

NASA and personal corporations anticipate business area station demand

Artist's rendering of concept design for Axiom Station berthed at the Harmony module of the International Space Station.

Artist’s rendering of idea design for Axiom Station berthed on the Harmony module of the International Space Station. (Image credit score: Axiom Space)

NASA, together with corporations engaged on new low Earth orbit area stations, are optimistic these complexes will meet the wants of the International Space Station post-retirement.

These complexes shall be obligatory as a result of quantity of analysis being generated by the International Space Station, panelists stated at a July 26 dialogue at NASA’s eleventh annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC).

“A platform to be able to continue to do the science and other research that we’re doing on ISS will absolutely be needed for exploration,” stated NASA’s Angela Hart, program supervisor for the company’s Commercial LEO Development Program Office, on the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston.

Read extra: NASA, personal corporations depend on market demand for future area stations after ISS

2022-08-05T13:32:24.609Z

SpaceX rocket for Crew 5 being repaired after harm

Both SpaceX and the passengers of Crew-5 say they’re assured NASA’s rigorous security necessities shall be met following an incident that broken the Falcon 9 rocket now scheduled to hold folks into area in September.

The first stage of the booster sustained slight harm after colliding with a bridge throughout transport, delaying the launch as SpaceX addresses the underlying points, the corporate stated throughout a Crew-5 information convention Thursday (Aug. 5). (NASA disclosed the harm earlier than, however not the trigger.)

SpaceX is working via evaluation “to assure that that stage would be ready to go, and absolutely safe to fly the crew as we do for every mission,” stated Benjamin Reed, SpaceX’s senior director of the human spaceflight program.

NASA astronaut Nicole Mann, commander of Crew-5, stated SpaceX has been in common contact along with her crew. “We have full confidence that NASA and SpaceX and the international partners are not going to put us on a rocket or a spacecraft that they feel is not ready to go,” she added in the identical briefing.

Read extra: SpaceX addressing Falcon 9 rocket harm forward of subsequent NASA astronaut launch

2022-08-04T12:30:27.026Z

NASA requests former astronauts chaperone personal missions

SpaceX's Ax-1 private astronauts make a number one gesture for their flight after joining the Expedition 67 crew on the International Space Station and getting their astronaut wings on April 9, 2022.

SpaceX’s Ax-1 personal astronauts be a part of the Expedition 67 crew on the International Space Station in April 2022. (Image credit score: NASA TV)

NASA is asking that each one personal astronaut missions to the International Space Station (ISS) have an skilled former company astronaut commanding the group. A new solicitation notice (opens in new tab) by NASA, not finalized, contains this request amongst different modifications for personal astronaut missions.

The new rule comes from classes discovered based mostly on Axiom Space’s first mission to the ISS earlier this yr. The crew required assist from skilled astronauts of Expedition 67 to finish a few of their experiments. (The solicitation was first noticed by SpaceNews (opens in new tab)).

Read extra: Former astronauts should chaperone personal missions to the International Space Station, NASA says

2022-07-26T16:02:13.284Z

Russia says it would depart the International Space Station after 2024

Russia will depart the International Space Station (ISS) program after 2024, in response to an replace from the brand new chief of Russia’s federal area company Roscosmos Tuesday (July 26).

The announcement, which sounds extra definitive than previous statements, comes after Roscosmos management threatened to depart the International Space Station partnership for months. “The decision to leave the station after 2024 has been made,” the present head of Roscosmos, Yuri Borisov, said (opens in new tab), in response to the Associated Press.

Speaking from area via video chat on the eleventh annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference, NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren briefly addressed the matter. “That is very recent news, and so we haven’t heard anything officially,” he stated. “Of course … we were trained to do a mission up here, and that mission is one that requires the whole crew, and so we continue to work every day to conduct the science and research that we’ve been trained to conduct.”

Read extra in our story about Roscosmos leaving the ISS partenrship.

2022-07-21T21:57:55.745Z

Spacewalk concludes

The European Space Agency’s Samantha Cristoforetti concluded her historic first spacewalk for a European girl alongside skilled spacewalker Oleg Artemyev. 

The official finish to the Russian-segment spacewalk was at 5:55 p.m. EDT (2155 GMT) and the duo spent 7 hours, 5 minutes working exterior the International Space Station, in response to NASA Television. The work had been forecasted to final seven hours.

Russian mission management elected to maneuver one of many main duties to a different day, citing restricted sources within the Orlan spacesuits to perform the work. (The spacesuited crew had been delayed by roughly 50 minutes throughout routine gear checkouts previous to opening the hatch at 10:50 a.m. EDT or 1450 GMT.)

The spacewalkers and the remainder of the Expedition 67 crew had been additionally suggested in the present day that there shall be no must carry out an orbital particles avoidance maneuver after the spacewalk concludes. The risk had been introduced up throughout the spacewalk when a chunk of unidentified particles strayed a little bit near the orbit of ISS. No one was ever in any hazard, NASA emphasised throughout the broadcast.

Watch Space.com for our wrap-up story overlaying the spacewalk.

2022-07-21T19:28:53.503Z

ISS controllers monitoring area particles, no motion right now

Controllers for the International Space Station are monitoring a chunk of area particles that will come into conjunction, or come close by, the orbiting complicated “well after” the spacewalk is concluded, a NASA spokesperson stated in a reside replace.

Following a reside dialogue between Expedition 67 astronauts and Mission Control in Houston, spokesperson Rob Navias instructed NASA TV viewers at 3:18 p.m. EDT (0718 GMT) that the crew is in no hazard and that no instant motion is required.

“At the moment there is no concern or no action that will be required unless future tracking updates dictate otherwise. We’ll keep you posted,” Navias stated throughout the spacewalk broadcast. Spacewalkers Samantha Cristoforetti (European Space Agency) and Oleg Artemyev (Roscosmos) are roughly 4.5 hours via their extravehicular actions that started at 10:50 EDT (14:50 GMT).

The area station is able to avoiding the area particles, ought to that be required, Navias emphasised. No additional particulars had been offered by Navias concerning the time of the anticipated conjunction, how far-off the particles is, the dimensions of the thing, or what object is being tracked.

2022-07-21T13:30:43.608Z

Russian-European spacewalk protection begins

You can watch a Russian cosmonaut and the primary European feminine spacewalker work exterior the International Space Station in the present day. The Expedition 67 spacewalk is predicted to start round 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT). Coverage is out there within the video above, through NASA Television.

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Samantha Cristoforetti will be a part of skilled Russian cosmonaut spacewalker Oleg Artemyev for as much as seven hours. Cristoforetti will make historical past as the primary European feminine spacewalker, whereas Artemyev will embark on his third spacewalk.

Much of their time shall be spent readying the European Robotic Arm for operational use, however the duo may also deploy nanosatellites and carry out quite a few different duties on the Russian phase of the ISS.

Artemyev and Cristoforetti will each put on Russian-built Orlan spacesuits throughout their spacewalk in the present day, with Artemyev in a go well with with purple stripes whereas Cristoforetti’s go well with will bear blue stripes. The spacewalk will seemingly be carried out within the Russian language with reside interpretation.

You can be taught extra in our preview story right here.

2022-03-30T12:22:43.307Z

Soyuz crew in good well being after touchdown

Soyuz MS-19 crewmates Anton Shkaplerov (at left), Mark Vande Hei (center) and Pyotr Dubrov as seen after returning to Earth from the International Space Station on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.

Soyuz MS-19 crewmates Anton Shkaplerov (at left), Mark Vande Hei (heart) and Pyotr Dubrov as seen after returning to Earth from the International Space Station on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. (Image credit score: NASA TV)

The U.S.-Russian crew of the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft is in good well being and spirits after their easy touchdown on the steppes of Kazakhstan. Read our full touchdown story.

Roscosmos TV cameras confirmed NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov with huge smiles on their faces as they had been helped out of their Soyuz capsule. Each of the area vacationers had been hoisted out of the Soyuz, which had rolled over after touchdown because of winds, and positioned in reclined couches as they readapt to life on Earth. 

They waved to cameras throughout a photograph session and had been then carried into a close-by medical tent for medical checks and to doff their Russian Sokol spacesuits and climb into extra snug flight fits. 

Once these medical checks are full, every of the Soyuz crewmembers will head to a rally level airport in Kazakhstan. A NASA jet is awaiting Vande Hei to take him again to Houston whereas a Roscosmos airplane will ferry Shkaplerov and Dubrov residence to Russia’s Star City coaching website close to Moscow. 

That’s a wrap for our touchdown protection of Soyuz MS-19. 

The subsequent mission to the ISS would be the personal Ax-1 mission launching on a SpaceX rocket on April 6. We’ll have reside protection of that right here and on our Ax-1 mission updates web page throughout the 11-day journey. 

NASA and SpaceX will then launch the Crew-4 mission to the ISS on April 19.

2022-03-30T11:33:40.152Z

TOUCHDOWN! Soyuz lands with crew of three

Touchdown confirmed! The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov has landed safely on the distant steppes of Kazakhstan at 7:28 a.m. EDT (1128 GMT). 

Russian restoration crews are closing in on the touchdown website in helicopters and floor automobiles. NASA and Roscosmos personnel will quickly extract the crew and put together the area vacationers for his or her journey residence. 

First, Russian restoration groups will arrange an inflatable medical tent to arrange to obtain the Soyuz crew whereas others safeguard the car so the crew will be extracted. 

Once the crew is extracted from the Soyuz, they are going to have a brief photograph session exterior the capsule earlier than heading off to medical tents, after which to an airport in for his or her journey residence. Vande Hei shall be headed again to Houston whereas Dubrov and Shkaplerov will head residence to Moscow. — Tariq Malik 

2022-03-30T11:22:11.971Z

Parachute deployed! Soyuz descending to Earth

The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying a crew of three has deployed its major parachute and is safely descending again to Earth. 

Everything has gone as deliberate for the touchdown. NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and his two Russian crewmates are doing properly as they return to Earth.

2022-03-30T11:06:13.645Z

Soyuz spacecraft module separation

The Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov has jettisoned its orbital and propulsion modules as its crew capsule plunges via Earth’s ambiance for in the present day’s touchdown. 

The crew capsule is a gumdrop-shaped module that types the central core of the Soyuz spacecraft. Its orbital and propulsion modules are disposable and now not wanted throughout reentry. 

The crew capsule will deploy a major parachute to sluggish its descent to the Earth’s floor in Kazakhstan. It will fireplace retrorockets simply earlier than landing to additional cushion its touchdown. 

Landing stays on schedule for 7:28 am ET (1128 GMT).

2022-03-30T10:36:17.165Z

Deorbit burn: Soyuz returning to Earth

This NASA graphic exhibits the Soyuz touchdown profile for Russian Soyuz spacecraft returning astronauts and cosmonauts to Earth from the International Space Station. (Image credit score: NASA)

The deorbit burn has begun for in the present day’s Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft touchdown to return astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov residence from the International Space Station. 

The deorbit burn is a brief 4-minute, 59-second maneuver to sluggish the Soyuz in order that it might depart orbit and descend again to Earth for a touchdown on the steppes of Kazakhstan. You can see a profile of the touchdown strategy above. 

Below is the goal touchdown space and strategy in Kazakhstan for in the present day’s touchdown.

This NASA graphic exhibits the goal touchdown website for Russian Soyuz spacecraft returning astronauts and cosmonauts to Earth from the International Space Station. (Image credit score: NASA)
2022-03-30T10:20:46.453Z

Soyuz MS-19 crew prepares for touchdown

With in the present day’s undocking from the International Space Station full, the Soyuz MS-19 crew is now getting ready for the return to Earth in three hours. NASA’s reside webcast protection of the touchdown has resumed forward of the deliberate deorbit burn at 6:34 a.m. EDT (1034 GMT). You can watch the Soyuz touchdown reside on Space.com. We have feeds on our homepage and our preview for in the present day’s touchdown.

The deorbit burn will place the Soyuz MS-19 on a descending monitor for its deliberate 7:38 a.m. EDT (1138 GMT) touchdown on the steps of Kazakhstan. 

While we look ahead to the deorbit burn. Check out some wonderful views of the Soyuz’s undocking earlier in the present day.

2022-03-30T08:03:22.025Z

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A view from the Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft because it flies across the International Space Station after undocking on March 30, 2022. (Image credit score: NASA TV)

Russian cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov is constant his photograph and video session of the International Space Station as fellow cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov flies the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft across the station after in the present day’s undocking.

“That’s beautiful, we are flying over some continents and it all looks beautiful but the Russian segment is all in shadow,” one of many cosmonauts stated. 

“Wow!” a cosmonaut added. “Every time you see it, it’s almost like a surprise.”

The Soyuz and area station had been passing over western China when this view was captured from the Soyuz’s onboard digital camera.  

2022-03-30T07:34:27.809Z

Undocking! Soyuz MS-19 departs area station

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The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the International Space Station on March 30, 2022.

The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the International Space Station on March 30, 2022. (Image credit score: NASA TV)
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The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the International Space Station on March 30, 2022.

The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the International Space Station on March 30, 2022. (Image credit score: NASA TV)
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The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the International Space Station on March 30, 2022.

The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the International Space Station on March 30, 2022. (Image credit score: NASA TV)
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The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the International Space Station on March 30, 2022.

The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the International Space Station on March 30, 2022. (Image credit score: NASA TV)

Undocking confirmed! With Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov on the controls, the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station on time at 3:21 a.m. EDT (0721 GMT) as each craft sailed excessive over the South Atlantic Ocean. 

Shkaplerov has backed the Soyuz away to a station-keeping level about 70 meters away from the station to permit cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov to take images and movies of the station’s Russian phase. 

Dubrov is taking the images and movies from the Soyuz capsule’s orbital module, which shall be discarded together with the propulsion module later in the present day forward of reentry. 

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei is remaining in his seat throughout this area station photograph session. 

2022-03-30T06:57:44.344Z

It’s touchdown day for ISS astronauts

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei (left) and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov (center left) and Anton Shkaplerov (right) bid farewell to their Expedition 66 crewmates on the International Space Station on March 30,2022. Expedition 67 cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev is seen in the background. He will remain on the space station.

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei (left) and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov (heart left) and Anton Shkaplerov (proper) bid farewell to their Expedition 66 crewmates on the International Space Station on March 30,2022. Expedition 67 cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev is seen within the background. He will stay on the area station.  (Image credit score: NASA TV)

It’s undocking and touchdown day for American astronaut Mark Vande Hei and two Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station. Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov. 

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying the trio will undock from the area station in the present day at 3:21 a.m. EDT (0721 GMT) and land at 7:28 a.m. EDT (1128 GMT). You can watch the undocking reside on Space.com’s homepage, courtesy of NASA TV. Undocking protection is reside now. 

At 6:15 a.m. EDT (1015 GMT), NASA’s protection of the Soyuz touchdown will start to chronicle the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft’s deorbit burn, which is scheduled for six:34 a.m. EDT (1034 GMT) organising the deliberate touchdown on the distant steppes of Kazakhstan. 

Vande Hei and Dubrov are returning to Earth after a 355-day mission to the International Space Station, the longest single spaceflight for an American astronaut. Shkaplerov is returning residence to finish a 176-day spaceflight. 

2022-03-18T16:10:52.638Z

Soyuz reaches orbit with 3 cosmonauts aboard

Russia’s Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft has efficiently reached orbit and separated from its Soyuz rocket higher stage. 

The spacecraft is now chasing the International Space Station and can dock on the orbiting laboratory later in the present day at 3:05 p.m. EDT (1905 GMT). NASA TV could have reside protection of the docking beginning at 2:15 p.m. EDT (1815 GMT).

The cosmonauts – Sergey Korsakov, Oleg Artemyev, and Denis Matveev – will enter the area station at about 5:30 p.m. EDT (2130 GMT) after a sequence of leak checks.

  • 11:15 a.m. – Coverage of the launch of the Soyuz MS-21 crew to the ISS (Launch scheduled at 11:55 a.m. EDT; Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov)
  • 2:15 p.m. – Coverage of the rendezvous and docking of the Soyuz MS-21 crew to the ISS (Docking to the Prichal module scheduled at 3:05 p.m. EDT; Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov)
  • 5:15 p.m. – Coverage of the Soyuz MS-21 hatch opening on the ISS (Hatch opening for Artemyev, Matveev and Korsakov scheduled at appx. 5:30 p.m. EDT)
  • 8:30 p.m. – Video File of the Soyuz MS-21 launch, docking and hatch opening on the ISS (streamed on NASA TV’s media channel)
2022-03-18T15:59:20.987Z

Liftoff! Soyuz rocket launches new crew

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying three cosmonauts to the International Space Station lifts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on March 18, 2022.

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying three cosmonauts to the International Space Station lifts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on March 18, 2022. (Image credit score: NASA TV)

Liftoff! Russia’s Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft and rocket have launched towards area on time at 11:55 a.m. EDT. 

All programs are nominal because it heads to area. 

2022-03-18T15:25:45.958Z

Russia launching 3 cosmonauts to area station

Soyuz MS-21 crew members (from left) Sergey Korsakov, Oleg Artemyev, and Denis Matveev pose for a portrait at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia. They will serve aboard the International Space Station as Expedition 66/67 crew members

Soyuz MS-21 crew members (from left) Sergey Korsakov, Oleg Artemyev, and Denis Matveev pose for a portrait on the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia. They will serve aboard the International Space Station as Expedition 66/67 crew members (Image credit score: Andrey Shelepin through NASA)

Three Russian cosmonauts will launch towards the International Space Station on Friday (March 18), and you may watch the motion reside.

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov is scheduled to elevate off atop a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Friday at 11:55 a.m. EDT (1555 GMT). 

You can watch it reside right here at Space.com courtesy of NASA, or directly via the space agency (opens in new tab). Coverage will begin at 11:15 a.m. EDT (1515 GMT). You can even see a Roscosmos feed right here

Here’s a schedule of ISS docking and crew arrival occasions for later in the present day after liftoff (All occasions in EDT):

  • 11:15 a.m. – Coverage of the launch of the Soyuz MS-21 crew to the ISS (Launch scheduled at 11:55 a.m. EDT; Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov)
  • 2:15 p.m. – Coverage of the rendezvous and docking of the Soyuz MS-21 crew to the ISS (Docking to the Prichal module scheduled at 3:05 p.m. EDT; Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov)
  • 5:15 p.m. – Coverage of the Soyuz MS-21 hatch opening on the ISS (Hatch opening for Artemyev, Matveev and Korsakov scheduled at appx. 5:30 p.m. EDT)
  • 8:30 p.m. – Video File of the Soyuz MS-21 launch, docking and hatch opening on the ISS (streamed on NASA TV’s media channel)
2022-03-15T10:54:27.635Z

Spacewalk in the present day! 2 NASA astronauts working exterior ISS

SpaceX Crew-3 commander Raja Chari and mission specialist Kayla Barron are the first two members of NASA's 22nd class of astronauts, nicknamed "The Turtles," to fly into space.

(Image credit score: SpaceX)

Two NASA astronauts will spend hours working exterior the International Space Station in the present day to improve the orbiting lab’s programs. 

Astronauts Kayla Barron and Raja Chari are scheduled to step exterior the orbiting lab Tuesday at 8:05 a.m. EDT (1205 GMT), kicking off a deliberate 6.5-hour spacewalk aimed toward getting ready for upcoming photo voltaic array upgrades. 

You can watch the spacewalk reside within the video on the prime of this web page, courtesy of NASA TV. The reside webcast started at 6:30 a.m. EDT (1030 GMT).

2022-02-19T17:51:06.010Z

Spacecraft Separation for ISS cargo ship

Spacecraft separation! Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus NG-17 cargo ship is formally in orbit and chasing the International Space Station on a 2-day rendezvous monitor.

2022-02-19T17:43:42.746Z

LIFTOFF for Antares rocket carrying Cygnus NG-17 to ISS

Liftoff! Northrop Grumman has launched its Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus NG-17 cargo ship towards the International Space Station.

All programs are working nominally after the on-time liftoff. 

2022-02-19T17:32:43.466Z

Go for launch

Northrop Grumman is go for launch in the present day after a last mission ballot. Weather and the Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus NG-17 spacecraft don’t have any points for flight. 

2022-02-19T16:07:29.272Z

Northrop Grumman launching cargo ship in the present day

An Antares rocket stands poised to launch Northrop Grumman's NG-17 robotic resupply mission from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Liftoff is scheduled for 12:39 p.m. EST (1739 GMT) on Feb. 19, 2022.

(Image credit score: NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility through Twitter)

A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket will launch the business cargo ship Cygnus NG-17 in the present day at 12:40 p.m. EST (1740 GMT) and you’ll watch it reside right here and on our mission overview web page, courtesy of NASA TV. The reside webcast will start at 12:15 p.m. EST (1715 GMT)

The Cygnus NG-17 cargo ship, named the S.S. Piers Sellers in honor of the late astronaut who died in December 2016, will launch from Pad 0A of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. It is carrying greater than 8,300 kilos of provides and different gear for the Expedition 66 crew on the International Space station. 

“The launch range forecast remains 75% favorable, with ground winds being the primary concern,” NASA officers wrote in an update today (opens in new tab).

Here’s a have a look at the science aboard: 

2022-02-16T18:21:18.868Z

Progress cargo ship docks early Thursday

Russia’s Progress 80 cargo resupply ship, which launched on Monday (Feb. 14), will arrive on the International Space Station early Thursday (Feb. 17). 

The uncrewed cargo freighter is scheduled to dock with the orbiting laboratory at 2:06 a.m. EST (0706 GMT). You can watch the docking reside within the window above, courtesy of NASA TV, or straight through NASA’s website (opens in new tab)

2022-01-23T15:43:39.601Z

Undocking!

SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship has efficiently undocked itself from the International Space Station’s Harmony module and is backing away from the orbiting lab.

Undocking occurred on time at 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT) as each spacecraft sailed excessive over the South Pacific Ocean. At the time of undocking, NASA and SpaceX didn’t have reside video protection from the International Space Station, however did seize views of it backing away after its departure. 

You can learn our full story about in the present day’s Dragon undocking right here.

2022-01-23T15:27:08.553Z

Dragon undocking webcast underway

NASA’s reside webcast for in the present day’s SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 undocking on the International Space Station is underway. 

Dragon is on monitor to undock from the station’s zenith port on its Harmony module at 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT). The command to undock shall be despatched by SpaceX at 10:35 a.m. EST, NASA says.

If all goes properly, Dragon will carry out two quick departure burns and finally return to Earth on Monday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. EST (2105 GMT) off the coast of Panama City, Florida.

2022-01-23T13:12:45.752Z

Undocking day for SpaceX Dragon CRS-24

The SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship will undock from the International Space Station's space-facing docking port on the Harmony module on Jan. 22, 2021.

(Image credit score: NASA)

It’s undocking day (once more) for SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship on the International Space Station. 

After a 24-hour delay because of unfavorable climate at its splashdown website within the Gulf of Mexico, the Dragon cargo ship is as soon as once more anticipated to solid off from the area station’s space-facing docking port atop NASA’s Harmony module and start its journey again to Earth. Undocking is scheduled for 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT) and you may watch it reside on this web page starting at 10:15 a.m. EST (1515 GMT), courtesy of NASA TV. 

The Dragon cargo ship launched to the station on Dec. 21 and has spent simply over a month on the orbiting lab. For its return journey, will probably be carrying practically 5,000 kilos (2,267 kilograms) of science experiment outcomes and different gear again to Earth. 

SpaceX’s Dragon is at present the one cargo ship able to returning cargo, gear and different gadgets again to Earth. 

2022-01-22T15:24:07.736Z

Dragon undocking delayed by unhealthy climate

NASA and SpaceX have delayed the undocking of of the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship by one other 24 hours because of excessive winds at its splashdown website within the Atlantic Ocean. The spacecraft will now undock Sunday, Jan. 23, at 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT).

“Due to unfavorable weather in the splashdown locations off the coast of Florida, now targeting Sunday, January 23 at 10:40 a.m. EST for Dragon’s departure from the space station,” SpaceX wrote in a Twitter update (opens in new tab) this morning.

This is the second undocking delay for the Dragon CRS-24 spacecraft, which was initially scheduled to depart from the area station on Friday, Jan. 21. That undocking was additionally delayed by unhealthy climate on the splashdown websites. 

SpaceX now goals to undock the Dragon CRS-24 capsule from the area station’s space-facing Harmony module on Sunday at 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT). NASA’s reside webcast will start at 10:15 a.m. EST (1515 GMT)

2022-01-22T13:00:40.890Z

SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 undocking in the present day

The SpaceX CRS-24 Dragon cargo ship is seen approaching the International Space Station to ship tons of provides together with Christmas presents and meals for astronauts as a part of NASA’s CRS-24 cargo mission on Dec. 22, 2021. (Image credit score: NASA TV)

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship will undock from the International Space Station in the present day and you’ll watch it reside on-line. Undocking is about for 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT). Read our full undocking preview right here.

NASA’s webcast of the Dragon CRS-24 departure will start at 10:15 a.m. EST (1515 GMT). You can watch it reside within the NASA TV video feed on the prime of this web page. 

SpaceX launched the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship to the area station in December to ship 6,500 kilos (2,900 kilograms) of science gear and provides to astronauts on the orbiting lab. For its return to Earth, the spacecraft is carrying practically 5,000 kilos (2,267 kilograms) of science experiments and different gear aboard. 

The Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship will return to Earth on Monday, Jan. 24, at 12:44 a.m. EST (0544 GMT) with a splashdown within the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast. SpaceX and NASA is not going to present a reside webcast of the splashdown, however updates are anticipated to be shared on Twitter by SpaceX and on NASA’s space station blog (opens in new tab).

2022-01-19T11:54:41.186Z

Cosmonauts to take spacewalk exterior ISS in the present day

Expedition 65 Flight Engineer Pyotr Dubrov from Roscosmos is pictured during a spacewalk on Sept. 3, 2021.

Expedition 66 Flight Engineer Pyotr Dubrov from Roscosmos is pictured throughout a spacewalk on Sept. 3, 2021. (Image credit score: NASA/Roscosmos)

Two Russian cosmonauts will take a spacewalk exterior the International Space Station in the present day to outfit the orbiting lab’s new Prichal module. You can watch the spacewalk reside within the video feed on the prime of this web page. Read our preview story on the spacewalk right here.

Expedition 66 commander Anton Shkaplerov and flight engineer Pyotr Dubrov, each of the Russian area company Roscosmos, will spend the day working so as to add new handrails, antennas, a tv digital camera and docking targets to Prichal, permitting the docking module to simply accept its first visiting spacecraft in March.

During the spacewalk, you’ll be able to spot Shkaplerov in a Russian Orlan spacesuit with purple stripes, distinguishing him because the lead spacewalker. Dubrov’s spacesuit could have blue stripes. 

2021-12-22T08:46:24.001Z

Docking! SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship reaches ISS

SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship efficiently docked with the International Space Station at 3:41 a.m. EST (0841 GMT), linking up with the orbiting lab practically an hour sooner than deliberate as each spacecraft sailed 265 miles above the South Pacific Ocean. 

A sequence of hooks and hatches will safe the Dragon to the station forward of leak checks to create a safe seal between the 2 spacecraft. The station’s crew will then open the hatches between the 2 craft to start unpacking the spacecraft. 

2021-12-22T08:30:29.341Z

SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship arriving at ISS

It’s docking day for SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship. 

After a day’s flight in orbit, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship is closing in on the International Space Station and is scheduled to hyperlink up with the orbiting lab at 3:41 a.m. EST (0841 GMT). You can watch its strategy and docking reside within the NASA TV video feed on the prime of this web page. 

The Dragon CRS-24 resupply ship is carrying 6,500 kilos of provides and experiment gear to the International Space Station. The spacecraft was initially scheduled to dock at 4:30 a.m. EST however is working forward of schedule.

2021-12-21T10:34:06.821Z

Dragon CRS-24 efficiently in orbit

SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship has efficiently opened its nostril cone to uncover its docking port, the ultimate step in in the present day’s launch towards the International Space Station. Read our recap of the predawn liftoff.

The spacecraft, which has visited the area station earlier than, is scheduled to dock on the orbiting laboratory on Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 4:30 a.m. EST (0930 GMT)

NASA will present reside protection of the Dragon spacecraft’s autonomous docking, starting at 3 a.m. EST (0800 GMT). You can watch that docking reside on this web page through the NASA TV feed on the prime of this web page.

2021-12-21T10:22:55.857Z

Touchdown! SpaceX rocket lands as Dragon reaches orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands atop the drone touchdown ship Just Read The Instructions after a profitable touchdown following the launch of the CRS-24 Dragon cargo ship for NASA from Pad 39A of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Dec. 21, 2021. (Image credit score: SpaceX)

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 1st stage has landed efficiently after launching Dragon CRS-24 cargo mission for NASA. That’s touchdown no. 100 for SpaceX.

Meanwhile, the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship has reached orbit and separated from its Falcon 9 higher stage. Nose cone deployment is predicted quickly.

2021-12-21T10:12:46.597Z

Stage Separation for Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket first stage has separated from its higher stage and is starting its return to Earth for a touchdown on the drone ship Just Read The Instructions within the Atlantic Ocean.

The higher stage carrying the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship is constant its ascent to orbit.

2021-12-21T10:07:56.007Z

LIFTOFF! SpaceX launches Dragon CRS-24

LIFTOFF! SpaceX launches a brand new Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship for NASA. Next cease, International Space Station.

2021-12-21T10:03:38.479Z

T-5 minutes to launch

SpaceX’s CRS-24 Dragon cargo mission is 5 minutes from launch and the climate seems to be like it might clear in time for in the present day’s launch, SpaceX experiences. 

Fueling is underway for the Falcon 9 rocket and ought to be accomplished about 2 minutes earlier than liftoff. 

2021-12-21T09:48:26.436Z

SpaceX CRS-24 launch webcast begins

SpaceX’s launch webcast for in the present day’s CRS-24 Dragon cargo resupply mission has begun. You can watch it reside within the window above or directly from NASA here (opens in new tab) and from SpaceX (opens in new tab). Liftoff is now focused for five:07 a.m. EST (1007 GMT), a minute later than earlier introduced.

The climate forecast is dismal for in the present day’s launch try, with only a 30% of fine climate at NASA’s Pad 39A for in the present day’s launch. 

2021-12-21T09:34:16.186Z

SpaceX to launch NASA CRS-24 cargo mission

A brand new SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and a beforehand flown Cargo Dragon spacecraft stand atop Pad 39B of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida forward of a deliberate Dec. 21, 2021 launch to the International Space Station. (Image credit score: SpaceX)

SpaceX is counting right down to launch a brand new Falcon 9 rocket carrying the CRS-24 cargo mission to the International Space Station for NASA in the present day (Dec. 21) and you may watch it reside on the prime of this web page. Liftoff is at 5:06 a.m. EST (1006 GMT)

NASA and SpaceX will start webcasting in the present day’s launch at 4:45 a.m. EST (0945 GMT)

SpaceX is utilizing a uncommon new Falcon 9 rocket for in the present day’s launch. Its Cargo Dragon spacecraft beforehand flew to the area station. The mission will ship about 6,500 kilos of provides and experiment gear to the International Space Station for its Expedition 66 crew. 

2021-12-20T16:47:03.494Z

NASA, SpaceX press briefing in the present day on CRS-24 cargo aunch

NASA and SpaceX are counting right down to launch a brand new cargo ship to the International Space Station on Tuesday, Dec. 21, and can maintain a prelaunch press convention in the present day at 12 p.m. EST (1700 GMT). You can watch the prelaunch briefing reside on this web page, courtesy of NASA, within the window above.

The climate forecast is at present dismal, with solely a 30% likelihood of fine launch situations. 

 

2021-12-20T04:31:29.827Z

Soyuz MS-20 crew is secure on Earth

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, his videographer Yozo Hirano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin have exited the Soyuz capsule and are headed to the Karaganda airport to start their journeys residence.

After a 12-day spaceflight, the trio touched down at about 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 GMT or 9:13 a.m. native time on Dec. 20) on the steppe of Kazakhstan, southeast of the city of Dzhezkazgan.

You can see video of the crew rising from the Soyuz capsule above, and skim our full story about in the present day’s Soyuz touchdown right here. 

2021-12-20T03:56:50.943Z

1st view of the Soyuz!

NASA TV lastly has reside video footage from the touchdown website. Here is the primary view of the charred Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft that landed in the present day!

(Image credit score: NASA TV)
2021-12-20T03:43:22.872Z

Recovery crew is on website

The crew is reportedly secure and in good well being as search and restoration groups are serving to them out of the capsule. 

The Soyuz landed upright and didn’t tip over after the influence, which may assist pace up the restoration course of. 

2021-12-20T03:34:25.979Z

Roscosmos confirms Soyuz touchdown

The Soyuz MS-20 has efficiently touched down, Dmitry Rogozin, director basic of Russia’s area company Roscosmos, introduced on Twitter (opens in new tab)

NASA TV commentator Brandi Dean stated that unhealthy climate in Kazakhstan has considerably hindered the restoration effort, however there’s “no reason to suspect that anything is wrong.” 

Recovery groups “had visuals of the Soyuz descending under parachutes, but because of the visibility issues with the weather there at the landing site [they] did not see the actual touchdown,” Dean stated. “So they’re working on getting to the Soyuz at this point and we are standing by for confirmation that they are there with the crew.”

2021-12-20T03:17:06.228Z

Touchdown?

The Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft ought to have touched down on time at 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 GMT), however NASA and Roscosmos haven’t but confirmed the touchdown, and we’re nonetheless ready on the primary video footage from the touchdown website. There are not any indications that something went unsuitable with the touchdown, in response to NASA TV commentator Brandi Dean. 

2021-12-20T02:25:05.363Z

Deorbit burn full

The Soyuz MS-20 has efficiently accomplished a deorbit burn after firing its engines for 4 minutes and 39 seconds. The spacecraft is on monitor for an on-time touchdown in Kazakhstan at 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 GMT).

2021-12-19T23:54:52.068Z

The Soyuz is on its method to Earth

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A view of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft departing the International Space Station on Dec. 19, 2021.

A view of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft departing the International Space Station on Dec. 19, 2021. (Image credit score: NASA TV)
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A view of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft departing the International Space Station on Dec. 19, 2021.

A view of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft departing the International Space Station on Dec. 19, 2021. (Image credit score: NASA TV)

The Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft efficiently separated from the International Space Station at 6:50 p.m. EST (2350 GMT) and is now on its method to Earth with Maezawa, Hirano and Misurkin on board. The area station was orbiting 263 miles (423) kilometers above Mongolia on the time of undocking. 

NASA TV’s reside protection of their return to Earth will resume at 9 p.m. EST (0200 GMT), 18 minutes earlier than the deliberate deorbit burn. After the deorbit burn, the Soyuz spacecraft will spend slightly below an hour descending to Earth. The crew is predicted to the touch down in Kazakhstan at 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 GMT).

2021-12-19T23:37:20.155Z

NASA TV’s undocking protection has begun

Alexander Misurkin, Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano are contained in the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft and getting ready for an on-time departure from the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft is scheduled to undock at 6:50 p.m. EST (2350 GMT) and land in Kazakhstan at 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 Dec. 20 GMT). You can watch it reside now within the window above. Read extra

2021-12-19T14:26:21.267Z

Landing day for Japanese area vacationers

Billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa (left), cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin (center) and video producer Yozo Hirano (right) are scheduled to launch toward the International Space Station on Dec. 8, 2021. Hirano will participate in health-related research during and after the mission.

Billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa (left), cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin (heart) and video producer Yozo Hirano (proper) are scheduled to launch towards the International Space Station on Dec. 8, 2021. Hirano will take part in health-related analysis throughout and after the mission. (Image credit score: CPK/Roscosmos)

It’s touchdown day for Japanese billionaire area vacationer Yusaku Maezawa, his video producer Yozo Hirano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin.

The trio will return to Earth tonight, Dec. 19, of their Soyuz spacecraft with a touchdown on the steppes of Kazakhstan scheduled for 10:18 p.m. EST (0318 GMT on Dec. 20). You can watch it reside on this web page within the NASA TV video feed on the prime. 

NASA will broadcast a number of occasions in the present day main as much as tonight’s touchdown. Here’s a schedule to plan your afternoon and night:

  • 3 p.m. EST / 2000 GMT — NASA TV protection begins for hatch closing at 3:32 p.m. EST (2032 GMT)
  • 6:30 p.m. EST / 2300 GMT — NASA TV protection begins for undocking at 6:54 p.m. EST (2354 GMT)
  • 9 p.m. EST / 0200 GMT Dec. 20 — NASA TV protection begins for deorbit and touchdown. Landing is focused for 10:18 p.m. EST / 0318 GMT Dec. 20.

Maezawa, Hirano and Misurkin launched to the area station on Dec. 8 on a mission brokered for Maezawa by the U.S. area tourism firm Space Adventures. Maezawa is financing the complete journey for an undisclosed sum, although previous vacationer flights to the station have price extra as much as $35 million for one individual based mostly on experiences from Cirque du Soliel founder Guy Laliberte’s flight in 2009. Maezawa has paid for 2 folks, suggesting an excellent greater charge. 

Maezawa and Hirano have spent their time in area recording movies of Maezawa showcasing the spaceflight expertise. They additionally delivered the primary Uber Eats meal in area and Hirano is collaborating in some medical experiments to review the results of spaceflight on the human physique.

Watch NASA TV tonight to see the trio return to Earth.

2021-12-10T14:41:44.347Z

Postcard from the area station

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has discovered float. Two days into his keep aboard the International Space Station, Maezawa on Twitter (opens in new tab) shared a picture of him seated cross-legged and waving on the digital camera with the caption, “Hi from space.” 

2021-12-08T16:49:26.057Z

Japanese billionaire

Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa enters the International Space Station to start a 12-day area vacationer journey following a Soyuz launch and docking on Dec. 8, 2021. (Image credit score: NASA TV)

Japanese area vacationers Yusakuy Maezawa and Yozo Hirano have begun their 12-day keep aboard the International Space Station after getting into the orbiting laboratory at 11:11 a.m. EST (1611 GMT) with veteran Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin. 

The two area vacationers, whose flight was organized by the Virginia-based firm Space Adventures with Russia’s area company Roscosmos, are because of return to Earth on Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. EST (0200 GMT Dec. 20) on the distant steppes of Kazakhstan.

2021-12-08T15:37:23.642Z

Japanese area vacationers, cosmonaut to enter ISS

A view of the Soyuz MS-20 capsule flying close to the International Space Station earlier than docking on Dec. 8, 2021. (Image credit score: NASA TV)

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, video producer Yozo Hirano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin have climbed out of their Sokol launch stress fits and are getting ready to enter the International Space Station after their profitable docking earlier in the present day. The Soyuz MS-20 crew are conducting last leak checks between their Soyuz and the area station earlier than opening the hatches between their two spacecraft. 

NASA is broadcasting reside views of in the present day’s hatch opening ceremony, which you’ll watch within the video feed on the prime of this web page.

2021-12-08T14:09:08.815Z

Docking full!

The Soyuz capsule carrying Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, his video producer Yozo Hirano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin docked to the International Space Station at 8:40 a.m. EST (1340 GMT) after 4 orbits round Earth and about six hours after launch. Read the complete story (opens in new tab).

The trio are scheduled to enter the area station at about 10:35 a.m. EST (1535 GMT), with a reside webcast starting about 20 minutes prior.

2021-12-08T12:16:59.106Z

Watch Japanese area vacationers dock at area station

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and his video producer Yozo Hirano will dock on the International Space Station in the present day at 8:41 a.m. EST (1341 GMT) with Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and you may watch it reside right here. The reside webcast will start at 8 a.m. EST (1300 GMT) from NASA. 

Maezawa and his crewmates launched to the area station early Wednesday and can spend 12 days on the area station. Maezawa purchased the flight with Space Adventures, which has organized a number of area tourism flights to the International Space Station with Russia’s Roscosmos area company. 

Maezawa, Hirano and Misurkin are scheduled to enter the area station at 10:35 a.m. EST (1535 GMT). A hatch opening ceremony webcast will start at 10:15 a.m. EST (1515 GMT).

2021-12-08T08:15:46.153Z

Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, two others launch towards area station

Billionaire Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his two crewmates are on their method to the International Space Station.

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Maezawa, fellow area vacationer Yozo Hirano and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin launched atop a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Wednesday (Dec. 8) at 2:38 a.m. EST (0738 GMT). [Full story.]

The trio is predicted to reach on the area station round 8:41 a.m. EST (1341 GMT) on Wednesday. The spaceflyers will stay in orbit for practically 12 days, returning to Earth on Dec. 19.

2021-12-07T23:44:28.563Z

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa launching to area station early Wednesday

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and two crewmates will launch towards the International Space Station early Wednesday morning (Dec. 8), and you may watch the motion reside.

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Maezawa, video producer Yozo Hirano and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin is scheduled to elevate off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Wednesday at 2:38 a.m. EST (0738 GMT). Watch it reside at Space.com’s homepage courtesy of NASA, or directly via the space agency (opens in new tab).

Maezawa paid for his seat and that of Hirano, who will doc the mission. Their flight was organized by Virginia firm Space Adventures, which has despatched eight different folks on seven journeys to the orbiting lab over time.

2021-11-29T16:27:33.738Z

Get prepared for tomorrow’s spacewalk!

At 2 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) in the present day (Nov. 29), NASA shall be internet hosting a information convention detailing what they anticipate to occur throughout tomorrow’s upcoming spacewalk.

The information convention will embody three consultants who will focus on the spacewalk and reply questions with a Q&A. Those consultants embody Dana Weigel, NASA’s deputy supervisor of the International Space Station Program, Vincent LaCourt, NASA’s spacewalk flight director and Art Thomason, NASA’s spacewalk officer. 

Check out the NASA TV reside video above to catch the press convention.

The spacewalk being mentioned will see NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron, who just lately arrived on the orbiting lab aboard SpaceX’s Crew-3 mission. They will exit the station’s Quest airlock round 7:10 a.m. EDT (1210 GMT) tomorrow (Nov. 30) to exchange a defective antenna system. Live protection for the spacewalk itself is about to start at 5:30 a.m. EDT (1030 GMT). 

2021-10-30T01:35:06.689Z

DOCKING! Progress 79 at area station

The uncrewed Progress 79 cargo ship approaches the International Space Station's Zvezda service module during docking operations in orbit on Oct. 29, 2021.

The uncrewed Progress 79 cargo ship approaches the International Space Station’s Zvezda service module throughout docking operations in orbit on Oct. 29, 2021. (Image credit score: NASA TV)

Progress 79 has efficiently docked on the International Space Station, linking up with the orbiting lab’s Russian-built Zvezda service module at 9:31 p.m. EDT (0131 GMT) as the 2 ships sailed 258 miles over Argentina, simply south of Buenos Aires. 

“It doesn’t get much smoother than that,” NASA spokesperson Rob Navias stated of the docking throughout reside commentary. “A flawless ride from the launch pad at Baikonur to docking at the International Space Station.”

That will wrap our protection of Roscosmos’ Progress 79 cargo ship docking on the International Space Station. Stay tuned for extra updates from the station as they arrive up!

2021-10-30T01:22:56.285Z

Progress 79 on last strategy to ISS

The Progress 79 cargo ship is now on last strategy to its docking port on the Zvezda service module of the International Space Station. 

The berth is on the aft finish of the station’s Russian phase. 

2021-10-30T01:12:16.498Z

Progress 79 flyaround underway

Progress 79 is now flying across the International Space Station to succeed in some extent about 150 meters from the station’s Russian-built Zvezda service module, its vacation spot for in the present day’s cargo supply. 

Docking nonetheless set for 9:34 pm EDT (0134 GMT). 

2021-10-30T01:08:17.765Z

Progress 79 in sight of area station

The Russian cargo ship Progress 79 is visible is a small object at the left in this video still from a camera on the International Space Station during its docking approach on Oct. 29, 2021.

The Russian cargo ship Progress 79 is seen on this video nonetheless from a digital camera on the International Space Station throughout its docking strategy on Oct. 29, 2021.  (Image credit score: NASA TV)

Progress 79 is now lower than 1 kilometers from the International Space Station because it nears the area station. Cameras on the station are displaying gorgeous views of the approaching spacecraft.

Today’s docking strategy is on monitor with no points. 

The Russian cargo ship Progress 79 is visible is a small object at the left in this video still from a camera on the International Space Station during its docking approach on Oct. 29, 2021.

(Image credit score: NASA TV)
2021-10-30T00:49:37.576Z

NASA livestream underway for Progress 79 docking

NASA’s webcast for tonight’s Progress 79 cargo ship docking on the International Space Station has start. 

The Russian constructed Progress 79 cargo ship will dock on the Zvezda service module on the area station at 9:34 p.m. EDT (0134 GMT). The spacecraft is carrying greater than 5,600 kilos of provides and equipment — 2.8 tons in all —  for the station’s seven-astronaut crew. 

You can watch the docking reside above on the prime of this web page. 

Progress 79 is at present about 7 kilometers away from the area station because it approaches  a flyaround level to succeed in its docking port.  

2021-10-29T18:51:06.222Z

Progress 79 cargo ship to dock tonight

The uncrewed Russian cargo ship Progress 79, which launched into orbit late Wednesday (Oct. 27), is because of dock on the International Space Station tonight and you may watch it reside right here. 

Progress 79, which is hauling practically 3 tons of meals, clothes, propellant and different provides, will hyperlink as much as the station’s Russian-built Zvezda service module at 9:34 p.m. EDT (0134 GMT). NASA’s reside webcast of the rendezvous will start at 8:45 p.m. EDT (0045 GMT)

You can watch the occasions reside within the window on the prime of this web page. At 10 p.m. EDT (0200 GMT), NASA and SpaceX may also conduct a launch readiness overview press convention for the Crew-3 SpaceX astronaut mission, because of launch on Oct. 31. 

2021-10-28T01:04:40.906Z

Progress 79 launches to area station

A Russian Soyuz 2.1a rocket carrying the uncrewed Progress 79 cargo ship launches into orbit from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan within the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 28, 2021 (late Oct. 27 EDT).  (Image credit score: Glavkosmos/Roscosmos)

Russia’s area company Roscosmos efficiently launched the Progress 79 cargo ship to the International Space Station tonight at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT) from Pad 6 of Site 31 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It was 5 a.m. native time on the launch website. 

NASA spokesman Rob Navias stated throughout reside commentary that the Soyuz 2.1a rocket’s liftoff was a “perfect launch.”

The Progress 79 cargo ship is now making its uncrewed flight to the station, the place it would dock late Friday night time on the aft finish of the station’s Russian-built Zvezda service module. 

Docking is about for 9:34 p.m. EDT, Friday, Oct. 29 (0134 GMT Saturday, Oct. 30).

2021-10-27T23:41:17.312Z

Russian Progress 79 cargo ship able to launch

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress 79 cargo ship stands poised to launch toward the International Space Station from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Oct. 27, 2021.

(Image credit score: RSC Energia)

A Russian Soyuz rocket is poised to launch a brand new Progress cargo ship to the International Space Station tonight and you may watch it reside right here on the prime of this web page. 

The Progress 79 cargo ship will launch about 3 tons of provides to the area station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The ship will dock on the station on Friday, Oct. 29. 

You can watch the launch reside above, or from our launch preview web page right here. 

2021-10-22T04:28:40.173Z

Progress 78 efficiently docks at Nauka

The uncrewed Progress 78 cargo resupply ship has efficiently docked with the Russian Multipurpose Laboratory module, or Nauka, practically 29 hours after undocking from Russia’s Poisk module. The time of seize was 12:21 a.m. EDT (0421 GMT).

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2021-10-22T03:38:15.218Z

Watch Progress 78 dock with the area station

Russia’s Progress 78 cargo resupply spacecraft efficiently undocked from the area station’s Poisk module late Wednesday (Oct. 20) and is at present scheduled to dock on the Nauka module at 12:24 a.m. EDT (0424 GMT) on Friday (Oct. 22). You can watch a reside webcast of the docking within the window above. 

Read the complete story: Russian cargo ship strikes to new parking spot at area station

2021-10-17T05:21:28.480Z

That’s a wrap!

Russian actress Yulia Peresild and producer Klim Shipenko landed with cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy Sunday (Oct. 17) at 12:35 a.m. EDT (0435 GMT or 10:35 a.m. native time) on the steppe of Kazakhstan. Read the complete story

2021-10-17T01:23:04.065Z

Soyuz undocking full

(Image credit score: NASA TV)

Cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko are on their means again to Earth after undocking from the International Space Station of their Soyuz spacecraft.

NASA TV’s reside protection of the deorbit burn and touchdown will resume tonight (Oct. 16) at 11:15 p.m. EDT (0315 GMT); the touchdown in Kazakhstan is scheduled for about 12:36 a.m. (0436 GMT; 10:36 a.m. Kazakhstan time) on Sunday, Oct. 17.

2021-10-16T11:00:16.768Z

It’s touchdown day!

The 10 folks dwelling and dealing on the International Space Station share dinner in {a photograph} shared by cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky on Oct. 14, 2021. (Image credit score: Roscosmos/NASA)

It’s touchdown day! Cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, who’s wrapping up a six-month keep in area, and a Russian actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko, who’ve spent lower than two weeks in orbit, are headed again to Earth.

If you are considering of tuning in, try our full information to in the present day’s touchdown webcasts.

The trio will say their goodbyes at about 4:15 p.m. EDT (2015 GMT) earlier than climbing into the Soyuz MS-18 capsule, which is able to undock from Russia’s Nauka module of the International Space Station on Saturday (Oct. 16) at 9:14 p.m. EDT (0114 GMT on Oct. 17) for the journey residence.

The capsule, slowed by parachutes, will land in Kazakhstan on Sunday (Oct. 17) at 12:36 a.m. EDT (0436 GMT; 10:36 a.m. native time).

NASA TV and Space.com will provide reside protection of all three milestones, so keep tuned!

2021-10-08T20:33:50.171Z

Megan McArthur shares gorgeous Earth timelapse

Lightning storms, auroras and metropolis lights glow throughout planet Earth on this beautiful new timelapse video captured by NASA astronaut Megan McArther on the International Space Station. 

“Friday Night Lightning!” McArthur tweeted (opens in new tab). “Checkout this time lapse taken over Africa from our cupola. In addition to thunderstorms, you can see city lights, the Milky Way, satellites, and even a bit of aurora at the end.” 

2021-10-05T15:32:56.256Z

Russian movie crew boards area station

Russian actress Yulia Peresild and producer-director Klim Shipenko have entered the International Space Station with their cosmonaut information Anton Shkaplerov to start their 12-day film shoot in orbit.

The trio entered the station’s Rassvet module at about 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT), jus about 6 hours after launching into orbit on their Soyuz rocket. They joined seven different crewmembers already aboard the station, together with Expedition 65 cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, who will seem within the movie Peresild and Shipenko are capturing. It’s known as “The Challenge,” with Peresild portraying a surgeon despatched into orbit to assist a cosmonaut (Novitskiy) in medical misery. 

“I still feel that it’s all a dream and I’m still asleep,” Peresild, 37, instructed Russia’s Channel One throughout a welcome ceremony on the station. 

Shipenko agreed. 

“Yes, it’s almost impossible to think that this all came to reality,” the 38-year-old director stated.

During the welcome ceremony, Peresild acquired a congratulatory name from Valentina Tereshkova, who grew to become the primary girl in area in 1963 on the Vostok 6 mission. 

“It was extremely emotional for everyone, from sadness to happiness,” Tereshkova stated of the launch in Russian, which was translated on NASA TV. “We’re very proud of you,” she added, saying she had just one want for the crew.

“Everything should go nominal, that’s our best wish,” Tereshkova stated. “We want all your dreams to come true and we’ll be waiting for you back here on Earth.”

2021-10-05T14:47:58.778Z

Hatch Opening Underway

Astronauts on the International Space Station are actually working to open the hatches between the station and the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft, permitting the Russian movie crew to enter the orbiting lab.

2021-10-05T13:50:19.433Z

Space station hatch opening delayed

Russian mission management officers have instructed the station and Soyuz crews that hatch opening will happen in about an hour, a bit later than deliberate.

We’re awaiting a brand new hatch opening goal time from NASA.

2021-10-05T13:36:25.346Z

Russian movie crew to enter area station

The Russian movie crew that launched to the International Space Station in the present day on a Soyuz spacecraft is getting ready to enter the orbiting laboratory for the primary time. Hatches between the area station and their Soyuz MS-19 are because of be opened at 10:05 a.m. EDT (1405 GMT). 

You can watch the hatch opening and a welcome ceremony reside within the NASA TV video feed on the prime of this web page.

2021-10-05T13:08:24.391Z

Amazing views of Soyuz docking with Russian movie crew

Today’s profitable docking of a Russian movie crew on the International Space Station had some star high quality of its personal. As the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov neared the station, a digital camera on the orbiting lab captured spectacular views of the approaching spacecraft. 

Check out the views within the video above!

2021-10-05T12:44:48.233Z

Docking! Soyuz delivers Russian movie crew to area station

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The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov approaches the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021 in this still from station cameras captured during docking operations.

The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov approaches the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021 on this nonetheless from station cameras captured throughout docking operations. (Image credit score: NASA TV)
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The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov approaches the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021 in this still from station cameras captured during docking operations.

The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov approaches the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021 on this nonetheless from station cameras captured throughout docking operations. (Image credit score: NASA TV)
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The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov approaches the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021 in this still from station cameras captured during docking operations.

The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov approaches the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021 on this nonetheless from station cameras captured throughout docking operations. (Image credit score: NASA TV)

The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying a Russian actress and her producer/director has efficiently docked on the International Space Station. It linked up with a port on the station’s Rassvet module at 8:22 a.m. EDT (1222 GMT), about 10 minutes later than deliberate after communications points pressured cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov to take guide management of the Soyuz for the docking. 

Despite the communications difficulty, Shklaperov docked the Soyuz at its port to ship Russian actress Yulia Peresild and producer-director Klim Shipenko to the station. The duo will movie scenes for an upcoming area movie known as “The Challenge,” with Peresild portraying a surgeon launched into area to assist an ailing cosmonaut, to be portrayed by cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, who’s already aboard the area station.

“So the Soyuz MS-19’s safely at port, and a Russian actress and her producer-director are on set at the International Space Station for 12 days of movie making,” NASA spokesperson Rob Navias stated throughout reside commentary.

Peresild, Shipenko and Shklaperov will enter the area station at 10:05 a.m. EDT (1405 GMT) when the hatches are because of open between the Soyuz and station. NASA’s reside protection will resume at 9:30 a.m. EDT (1330 GMT). 

2021-10-05T11:38:58.895Z

Live docking protection has begun

NASA’s webcast for in the present day’s Soyuz docking on the International Space Station has begun. The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft will dock its Russian movie crew and cosmonaut commander on the station at 8:12 a.m. EDT (1212 GMT).

2021-10-05T09:19:21.863Z

Soyuz reaches orbit with Russian movie crew

A view of Earth from Russia’s Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft after it reached orbit with a movie crew on a mission to the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021. (Image credit score: NASA TV)

Spacecraft separation! The Soyuz spacecraft carrying cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov, actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko has efficiently reached orbit after separating from its third stage and deploying photo voltaic arrays. 

‘We’re feeling nice, every little thing’s working nominally’ Soyuz commander Shklaperov experiences.

The three area vacationers are on a two-orbit journey to the International Space Station and can arrive at 8:12 a.m. EDT (1212 GMT). NASA’s docking protection will start at 7:30 a.m. EDT (1130 GMT). You can watch that within the window on the prime of this web page at begin time.

2021-10-05T08:55:40.471Z

LIFTOFF! Russian movie crew launches to area station

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A Russian Soyuz rocket and Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft launch a film crew toward the International Space Station from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Oct. 5, 2021.

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A Russian Soyuz rocket and Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft launch a film crew toward the International Space Station from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Oct. 5, 2021.

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A Russian Soyuz rocket and Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft launch a film crew toward the International Space Station from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Oct. 5, 2021.

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Liftoff! The Soyuz rocket carrying a Russian movie crew to the International Space Station lifted off on time at 4:55 a.m. EDT (0855 GMT). 

2021-10-05T08:42:30.093Z

Russian movie crew earlier than launch

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NASA TV still images from the pre-launch activities of the Soyuz MS-18 launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021.

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Yulia Peresild inside the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft.

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NASA TV still images from the pre-launch activities of the Soyuz MS-18 launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021.

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NASA TV still images from the pre-launch activities of the Soyuz MS-18 launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021.

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NASA TV still images from the pre-launch activities of the Soyuz MS-18 launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021.

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NASA TV still images from the pre-launch activities of the Soyuz MS-18 launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021.

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NASA TV still images from the pre-launch activities of the Soyuz MS-18 launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021.

The zero-g indicators for the launch. (Image credit score: NASA TV)

Here are a couple of views of the Soyuz MS-18 crew taken within the hours earlier than launch. NASA TV is showcasing their pre-flight actions with a sequence of video clips as we close to the T-10 minute mark for launch. 

2021-10-04T22:54:18.713Z

Russia launching movie crew to International Space Station

Actor Yulia Peresild (left), cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (heart) and director Klim Shipenko (proper) are scheduled to launch towards the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021. (Image credit score: Roscosmos through Twitter)

Russia is counting right down to launching the world’s first movie crew to the International Space Station on a Soyuz spacecraft. Liftoff is about for 4:55 a.m. EDT (0855 GMT) from Launch Site 31 at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. 

The Soyuz is carrying Russian actress Yulia Perselid and director Klim Shipenko alongside veteran cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov. Perselid and Shipenko will spend 12 days in area filming scenes for a characteristic movie known as “The Challenge” whereas Shklaperov will start a months-long keep on the area station. 

The trio are at present tucked inside their Soyuz spacecraft and rocket as they await launch. 

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