Small Hitchhikers Ride Through The Galaxy

Small Hitchhikers Ride Through The Galaxy On the first launch of the Space Launch System (SLS), America’s next-generation heavy-lift rocket, the Orion Stage Adapter (OSA) will carry some small, Space Hitchhikers in the form of 13 CubeSats, or boot box-sized science and technology investigations, that will help pave the way for future human exploration in deep… Continue reading Small Hitchhikers Ride Through The Galaxy

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CUBESATS DEPLOYED – STUDY CREW PHYSIOLOGY

New Cubesats have been deployed and study continues on ISS crew bones and muscles among other objectives in research. Commander Tim Kopra, from Austin, Texas, poses inside the cupola as the station orbits over the Earth below. A new wave of Cubesats was shot into space today for a wide variety of Earth observations and communications… Continue reading CUBESATS DEPLOYED – STUDY CREW PHYSIOLOGY

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Station Reaches 100,000 Orbits

STATION REACHES 100K ORBITS – CONGRATULATIONS ISS! This image taken from a time lapse sequence aboard the space station shows the Milky Way and a lightning strike on Earth. The International Space Station completed its 100,000th orbit early this morning after its first component, the Zarya cargo module, launched Nov. 20, 1998. That is over… Continue reading Station Reaches 100,000 Orbits

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The Rocket Comes to the Rocket City

Over the next year, the rocket comes to the Rocket City in a big way. Huntsville, Alabama, a.k.a. “Rocket City,” is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, where today the Space Launch System (SLS), the powerful rocket NASA will use for human exploration of deep space, is being developed. More than six decades ago… Continue reading The Rocket Comes to the Rocket City

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