November 2013

Russian android may take on outer space operations at ISS

November 29th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , |

Russia has presented a new humanlike robot, which may be delivered to the International Space Station to perform 90 percent of risky operations in open space instead of cosmonauts. The SAR- 401 prototype was revealed to journalists at the Yury Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Moscow Region’s Star City on [...]

Happy 15th birthday, International Space Station!

November 20th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The International Space Station celebrates its 15th birthday Wednesday, marking the day in 1998 when a Russian rocket lifted the first piece of what is now the largest manmade structure ever built in space. The launch of the module named Zarya ("Sunrise" in Russian) kicked off an unprecedented international undertaking [...]

Torch and Go! Olympic spacecraft preparing for launch.

November 5th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Space engineers have set up the rocket which will carry the Olympic flame to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch of Soyuz TMA-11M is scheduled for Thursday. The Soyuz spacecraft will be boosted by a Soyuz-FG rocket from the first launch pad of the Cosmodrome, the [...]

September 2013

Software, vehicle congestion delay Cygnus docking at Space Station

September 23rd, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , |

A slight glitch means docking is on hold until after new crew arrives on Soyuz. After an apparently flawless launch last week, Orbital Sciences' Cygnus capsule was supposed to have docked on the International Space Station over the weekend. It didn't happen. Apparently, some of the data being sent down [...]