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    NASA Pool Prepares Astronauts for Upcoming Space Station Spacewalks

    HOUSTON — Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to perform three consecutive spacewalks in October to upgrade and repair critical equipment outside the orbiting laboratory. NASA astronauts Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei will venture outside through the Quest airlock on Thursday, Oct. 5, for the first spacewalk beginning at 8:10 a.m. EDT. […] More

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    Lockheed Wants to Put a Base Camp in Orbit Around Mars, Complete With Lander

    Speaking at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia, officials with Lockheed Martin today revealed their plans for what they believe is a sound, safe and compelling mission architecture to help NASA get humans to Mars within a decade, using a concept centered around an orbiting outpost they call the Mars Base Camp. “Sending humans […] More

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    VIDEO: Dream Chaser Flies for Captive Carry Test over Edwards AFB

    The engineering test article for Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser ‘spaceplane’ took to the skies on Aug 30 over NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, located at Edwards Air Force Base, CA, conducting a “Captive Carry” test while attached to a Chinook helicopter. “We are very pleased with results from the Captive Carry test, and everything […] More

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    Space Station to Perform Three Orbit Chase of Solar Eclipse

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronauts aboard the International Space Station may have the best windows for viewing the Great American Eclipse as they photograph and record August’s astronomical event during three consecutive orbits. Soaring 255 miles above, the six person crew of Expedition 52 will have detailed observation objectives in place as they point cameras from the […] More

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    NASA Wants to Put a Deep Space Gateway in Lunar Orbit

    This decade is a time of transition for the U.S. space program. NASA is fostering development of commercial services for orbital spaceflight to launch both the agency’s resupply and (soon) crewed missions to the International Space Station (ISS), while the agency itself focuses on deep space crew exploration with their Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and […] More

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