Japan launched a cargo ship Friday bound for the International Space Station, carrying a ‘space junk’ collector that was made with the help of a fishnet company.
The vessel, dubbed “Kounotori” (stork in Japanese), blasted off from the southern island of Tanegashima just before 10:27 pm local time (1327 GMT) attached to an H-IIB rocket. Continue reading Japan Sends Space Junk Collector to the International Space Station
U.S. astronaut Jeff Williams safely landed back on Earth after setting a new record for the most time spent in space by an American.
Continue reading Record-Breaking Astronaut Jeff Williams Returns to Earth
When NASA’s new asteroid-sampling spacecraft makes a daring descent to Asteroid Bennu in 2020, it will be thanks in part to help from a much smaller partner — the Canadian Space Agency. The northern country (which happens to be my home) will fly a lidar altimeter on OSIRIS-REx that will be crucial to help the spacecraft arrive safely. Continue reading Canada’s Flight Across the Solar System
A California man has come up with a unique way to mark the passage of time. While most of us think in terms of months (that were originally based on the movement of the moon) and years (which follow the Earth’s path around the sun), he decided to think even bigger. Continue reading ‘Galactic Tick Day’ Celebrates Our Trip Through the Galaxy
An unmanned Russian cargo ship launched to the International Space Station on Saturday (July 16) on a mission to deliver three tons of food, supplies and fuel to the orbiting laboratory.
The resupply ship Progress 64 launched into orbit atop a Soyuz rocket at 5:41 p.m. EDT (2141 GMT) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where the local time was early Sunday morning. Progress 64 will journey for two days in space before arriving at the space station on Monday night (July 18). You can watch Progress 64 arrive at the space station here, courtesy of a NASA webcast. Docking is set for 8:22 p.m. EDT (0022 July 19 GMT). Continue reading Russia Launches Robotic Supply Ship to International Space Station
Did you hear? Astronaut applications are open! Here are a few signs that might mean you’re ready to apply:
1. You Don’t Mind Having Roommates Continue reading 5 Signs You Might Be Ready to Apply to be an Astronaut
The six-member Expedition 45 crew continued exploring more life science Thursday. Commander Scott Kelly, who is comparing his space-borne body with his ground-based twin brother and ex-astronaut Mark Kelly, collected and stored blood and urine samples for the ongoing Twins study. Continue reading Crew Focuses on Life Science Research