NASA AND SPACEX TARGET WEDNESDAY

NASA depicts the SpaceX Dragon resupply ship launches atop a Falcon 9 rocket Aug. 14, 2017, from Kennedy Space Center.

NASA and SpaceX are now targeting this Wednesday for the next Dragon launch to resupply the International Space Station. NASA and SpaceX are now targeting no earlier than 11:24 a.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 13th, for the company‚Äôs 13th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. SpaceX requested additional time for prelaunch ground systems… Continue reading NASA AND SPACEX TARGET WEDNESDAY

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DRAGON TO LAUNCH CREW WAITS

A near-full moon is seen Dec. 2, 2017, as the space station orbited above north Africa.

Dragon is preparing to launch this week. With few delays in the process Wednesday can be the next timed schedule. Below, enjoy a moon image from space. The SpaceX Dragon resupply ship is at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida counting down to its launch to the International Space Station Tuesday at 11:46 a.m. EST.… Continue reading DRAGON TO LAUNCH CREW WAITS

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WILDFIRES IN CALIFORNIA FROM ISS

Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik aboard the International Space Station took this photo of the California wildfires in the Los Angeles on Dec. 6, 2017.

Wildfires in California are raging on earth below, as the present crew activity is underway to receive a crew member replacement. The space station is now at the elevated orbit to receive the next spacecraft. Two International Space Station crews are preparing to swap places at the orbital lab next week. In the midst of… Continue reading WILDFIRES IN CALIFORNIA FROM ISS

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CANADARM2 RELEASES CYGNUS SHIP

Canadarm2 releases the Cygnus supply ship for its return to earth to burn up with over 6,000 lbs of trash over the Pacific ocean. There is a select area pretty much in the middle of the most remote part of this ocean where ships on one-way trips are directed without interaction with any inhabited locations.

Canadarm2 was utilized to detach the Cygnus supply ship from its moorings for its fiery return to earth on December 18th. After delivering almost 7,400 pounds of cargo to support dozens of science experiments from around the world, the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft has departed the International Space Station. At 8:11 a.m., Expedition 53… Continue reading CANADARM2 RELEASES CYGNUS SHIP

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