Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 16.11.17

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Video: Cygnus Cargo Craft Rides into Orbit atop Second Upgraded Antares Rocket
Orbital ATK successfully launched an Antares 230 rocket from Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport located on NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Installed on ISS for Critical Supplies Delivery
The Cygnus S.S. Gene Cernan arrived at the International Space Station on Tuesday for a robotic capture and berthing to become a temporary part of the orbiting laboratory for the delivery…
Cygnus Open for Business; Crew Unloading New Bacteria, Plant and Tech Studies
The Expedition 53 astronauts are continuing to unload several thousand pounds of space cargo from the new Cygnus resupply ship that arrived Tuesday morning. Some of the new science cargo…
Cygnus Installed on Station With New Science Experiments
The Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship was bolted into place on the International Space Station’s Earth-facing port of the Unity module at 7:15 a.m. EST. The spacecraft will spend about three…
`Beyond A Year In Space`: Astronaut Scott Kelly`s Epic Documentary Airs on PBS Wednesday (Exclusive Clip)
Twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly were separated for almost a year, undergoing intensive measurements when one was in space and one was on Earth. But that was only the beginning of their…
Mystery of Pluto`s Super-Cold Weather Solved
The more we learn about Pluto, the more interesting the little world becomes. Hydrocarbon particles in Pluto’s atmosphere are responsible for the dwarf planet’s surprisingly low…
Privately Funded Team May Launch Life-Hunting Mission to Saturn Moon Enceladus
SEATTLE – A privately funded team may beat NASA to the punch when it comes to looking for life on the Saturn moon Enceladus. Breakthrough Initiatives – a program founded by billionaire tech…
Raumfahrtmedizin: Marsmission für Menschen zu gefährlich?
Eine bemannte Mission zum Mars gilt als nächster großer Schritt bei der Erkundung des Sonnensystems durch den Menschen. Die Besatzung einer solchen Expedition müsste dazu lange Zeit in…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 09.11.17

 

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Relive New Horizons Probe`s Historic Discoveries with Epic NASA Video
Astronaut Peggy Whitson has spent more time in space than any other American, and that is only one of the records she holds. Still active with NASA, she hopes to spend even more time in…
Breitbart, other conservative outlets escalate anti-SpaceX campaign
The articles began appearing in late August, mostly in conservative publications such as Town Hall, Breitbart, and the Daily Caller and have since continued to trickle out through October….

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 12.10.17

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ALMA & Rosetta: Der Lebensindikator, der keiner ist
„Durch das leistungsstarke ALMA-Teleskop können wir mittlerweile Moleküle nachweisen, die Lichtjahre von uns entfernt sind“, so Jes Jørgensen vom Niels-Bohr-Institut der Universität…
ALMA and Rosetta Detect Organohalogens in Two Distant Places in Space
Observations made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and ESA’s Rosetta mission, have detected the faint molecular fingerprint of methyl chloride in gas, a chemical…
U.S. Spacewalkers Repair Space Station Robotic Arm in Successful 7-Hour Excursion
Veteran NASA spacewalker Randy Bresnik and EVA rookie Mark Vande Hei spent nearly seven hours working outside the International Space Station on Thursday, conducting important maintenance…
Spacewalkers Wrap Up Robotic Arm Work
Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik and Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei of NASA completed a 6 hour, 55 minute spacewalk at 3 p.m. EDT. The two astronauts replaced one of two Latching End…
Gallery: Spacewalkers Work Outside Space Station to Repair Robotic Arm
View the recent spacewalk by ISS Expedition 53 Astronauts Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei through their perspective with these photos collected during U.S. EVA-44, performed on October 5,…
ISS Astronauts Hope for Repeat Spacewalk Success on Tuesday
Astronauts Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei are gearing up for their second spacewalk in five days, looking to repeat the success of last Thursday’s excursion that accomplished all primary…
Astronauts Back Inside Station After Second Spacewalk
Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik and Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei of NASA completed a 6 hour, 26 minute spacewalk at 2:22 p.m. EDT. The two astronauts lubricated components of the…
Atlas V Rocket Rolls Back after Three Back-to-Back Launch Scrubs
Update (Oct. 6): The launch of ULA’s Atlas V rocket was delayed again Friday morning due to uncooperative weather at the Cape Canaveral launch site with violations of lightning and cloud…
Atlas V Rocket Rolls Back after Three Back-to-Back Launch Scrubs
ULA’s Atlas V rocket carrying the classified NROL-52 satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office has been forced to move back into its Integration Facility after suffering three…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 21.09.17

 

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Saturn: Das letzte Bild von Cassini
Rund eine halbe Million Bilder von Saturn, seinen Monden und Ringen hat die Raumsonde Cassini während ihrer 13 Jahre langen Mission geliefert. Doch diese Aufnahme von Saturn ist definitiv…
Live-Blog zum Ende der Cassini-Mission
Loss of Signal – End of Mission: Um 13:55:46 MESZ (so die offizielle Zeitansage) war auch das S-Band-Signal vom Spectrum Analyzer verschwunden, bereits etwas vorher (Screenshot) war das…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 24.08.17

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Watch the International Space Station Cross Over the Eclipsed Sun
Sky gazers watching today’s Great American Solar Eclipse were treated to a rare view of the International Space Station (ISS) when the spacecraft flew past a partial eclipse of the sun….
Why We Should Send All Our Politicians to Space
Our world is far from perfect. While the world has been getting better in many ways, we are also continuously faced with challenges. War, political conflict, and social injustices continue…
Nighttime Snowstorms May Swirl Across Mars
Mars may experience snowstorms at night, a new study finds, suggesting that the Martian atmosphere is far more active than previously thought. Mars is dry compared to Earth: Its cold nature…

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