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International Space Station’s Top 10 Science Accomplishments

October 29th, 2013

    As though she was counting down a space mission launch, NASA International Space Station program scientist Julie Robinson has been running through her list of top 10 science achievements carried out aboard the six person orbiting science lab with a series of blogs.   The station has been continuously staffed by U. S.and […]

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Commercial Space

Orbital Sciences Poised to Become 2nd Commercial Space Station Resupply Service

October 22nd, 2013

The Orbital Sciences Corps’ Cygnus re-supply capsule departed the International Space Station early Tuesday, lining up the Dulles, Va., based company to become the International Space Station’s second U. S. commercial re-supply service. SpaceX, of Hawthorne, Calif., became the first in 2012. Orbital Sciences is preparing to launch the company’s first cargo mission to the […]

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Benefits of Space Exploration

Orbital Becomes 2nd U. S. Company to Reach International Space Station with Resupply Capsule

September 29th, 2013

Orbital Sciences unpiloted Cygnus capsule successfully rendezvoused with the International Space Station early Sunday, signaling the Dulles, Va., firm is prepared to shoulder future re-supply responsibilities for the six person orbiting laboratory. Astronauts Luca Parmitano and Karen Nyberg, of the European Space Agency and NASA, grappled Cygnus with the station’s Canadian robot arm as it […]

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Book Review: Russia in Space – The Past Explained, The Future Explored

September 28th, 2013

Russia in Space – The Past Explained, The Future Explored by Anatoly Zak; Apogee Prime; Burlington, Ontario, Canada; $49.95 (soft cover); July 2013. Get this book! This is an impressive, artfully done and seminal masterpiece. The 316-page, large format volume is a visual feast of information, written by an expert on Russia’s earliest vision of […]

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Benefits of Space Exploration

Orbital Re-plans for Cygnus Rendezvous with the International Space Station

September 22nd, 2013

Plans by Orbital Sciences Corp. and NASA to rendezvous Orbital’s Cygnus cargo capsule with the International Space Station early Sunday were delayed by two days to overcome a navigation communications discrepancy between the two spacecraft. Orbital quickly diagnosed the issue that surfaced about 1:30 a.m., EDT, and prepared a software patch which was to undergo […]

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Commercial Space

2nd U. S. Commercial Cargo Service Lifts Off for the International Space Station

September 18th, 2013

    An Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket and Cygnus re-supply craft lifted off Wednesday for the International Space Station, marking the inauguration of a second U. S. cargo service for the six person orbiting science lab. Cygnus and a 1,500 pound cargo of food, clothing and office supplies is expected to rendezvous with the […]

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