On Space http://aviationweek.com/blog/6698/feed en Russia's International Space Station Resupply Chain Restored with Progress Docking http://aviationweek.com/blog/russias-international-space-station-resupply-chain-restored-progress-docking <div class="node-body blog-body">"...feels like Chrismas in July," say space station cosmonauts. "The presents are here." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/russias-international-space-station-resupply-chain-restored-progress-docking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/russias-international-space-station-resupply-chain-restored-progress-docking#comments Space On Space Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:24:00 +0000 1329551 at http://aviationweek.com Russian Progress Resupply Mission Lifts Off Successfully To International Space Station http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-progress-resupply-mission-lifts-successfully-international-space-station <div class="node-body blog-body">"Everything went by the book," noted Rob Navias, a NASA public affairs officer who monitored Friday's Progress 60 launching from the agency's Mission Control Center in Houston. "A flawless ride to orbit." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-progress-resupply-mission-lifts-successfully-international-space-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-progress-resupply-mission-lifts-successfully-international-space-station#comments Space On Space Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:03:00 +0000 1329501 at http://aviationweek.com Starving Milky Way Black Hole Gorges on Companion Star http://aviationweek.com/blog/starving-milky-way-black-hole-gorges-companion-star <div class="node-body blog-body">"It's definitely a 'once in a professional lifetime' opportunity," says Erik Kuulkers, the European Space Agency's Integral project scientist. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/starving-milky-way-black-hole-gorges-companion-star" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/starving-milky-way-black-hole-gorges-companion-star#comments Blog Space On Space Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:21:00 +0000 1326271 at http://aviationweek.com Ordinary Goes to Space http://aviationweek.com/blog/ordinary-goes-space <div class="node-body blog-body">Retired NASA astronaut Clay Anderson's autobiography takes a hard look at the often stressful lives and personal struggles of America's shuttle and space station era pioneers and their management.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/ordinary-goes-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/ordinary-goes-space#comments Space On Space Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:30:00 +0000 1323401 at http://aviationweek.com Earth: Mars Can't Hear You (Just Temporarily) http://aviationweek.com/blog/earth-mars-cant-hear-you-just-temporarily <div class="node-body blog-body">NASA has ceased routine communications with five spacecraft orbiting and roving the surface of Mars through June 21, a period known as solar conjunction.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/earth-mars-cant-hear-you-just-temporarily" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/earth-mars-cant-hear-you-just-temporarily#comments Space On Space Mon, 08 Jun 2015 16:45:00 +0000 1316001 at http://aviationweek.com NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Descends Toward Asteroid Ceres for Closer Look at Bright Spots http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-dawn-spacecraft-descends-toward-asteroid-ceres-closer-look-bright-spots <div class="node-body blog-body">Images gathered May 16 with cameras from an altitude of 4,500 miles have again prompted speculation the spacecraft has spotted ice deposits on the 600 mile wide minor planet.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-dawn-spacecraft-descends-toward-asteroid-ceres-closer-look-bright-spots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-dawn-spacecraft-descends-toward-asteroid-ceres-closer-look-bright-spots#comments Space On Space Fri, 22 May 2015 14:41:00 +0000 1308371 at http://aviationweek.com ISS Fluid Dynamics Experiment: Fresh-Brewed Espresso http://aviationweek.com/blog/iss-fluid-dynamics-experiment-fresh-brewed-espresso <div class="node-body blog-body">"Coffee: the finest organic suspension ever devised," according to European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/iss-fluid-dynamics-experiment-fresh-brewed-espresso" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/iss-fluid-dynamics-experiment-fresh-brewed-espresso#comments Space On Space Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 +0000 1297801 at http://aviationweek.com Saturday's Progress 57 Space Station Departure Paves the Way for new Russian Re-supply Mission http://aviationweek.com/blog/saturdays-progress-57-space-station-departure-paves-way-new-russian-re-supply-mission <div class="node-body blog-body">Progress 59 is scheduled to lift off from Baikonur on Tuesday at 3:09 a.m., EDT, initiating a four orbit, six hour sprint to the International Space Station with three tons of supplies </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/saturdays-progress-57-space-station-departure-paves-way-new-russian-re-supply-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/saturdays-progress-57-space-station-departure-paves-way-new-russian-re-supply-mission#comments Space On Space Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:45:00 +0000 1294161 at http://aviationweek.com Astronaut Scott Kelly Paces Start to ISS Marathon Mission, Chance to Sip Espresso http://aviationweek.com/blog/astronaut-scott-kelly-paces-start-iss-marathon-mission-chance-sip-espresso <div class="node-body blog-body">"We definitely look forward to the espresso machine," astronaut Scott Kelly, NASA's ISS marathoner, told Russia Today. "I know a lot of people are interested in it." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/astronaut-scott-kelly-paces-start-iss-marathon-mission-chance-sip-espresso" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/astronaut-scott-kelly-paces-start-iss-marathon-mission-chance-sip-espresso#comments Space On Space Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:05:00 +0000 1291941 at http://aviationweek.com Briny Water May Challenge Future Mars Spacecraft Design http://aviationweek.com/blog/briny-water-may-challenge-future-mars-spacecraft-design <div class="node-body blog-body">"These finding have implications for planetary protection policies for future landed spacecraft," according to the Nature Geoscience report. "Cl-bearing brines are very corrosive and this may have implications on spacecraft design and surface operations."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/briny-water-may-challenge-future-mars-spacecraft-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/briny-water-may-challenge-future-mars-spacecraft-design#comments Space On Space Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:17:00 +0000 1289211 at http://aviationweek.com U. S., Russian Astronauts Reach International Space Station for One Year Stay http://aviationweek.com/blog/u-s-russian-astronauts-reach-international-space-station-one-year-stay <div class="node-body blog-body">"He will do great," predicted NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, who returned to Earth after 5 1/2 months on the ISS earlier this month. Wilmore watched Scott Kelly's lift off from NASA's Mission Control in Houston. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/u-s-russian-astronauts-reach-international-space-station-one-year-stay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/u-s-russian-astronauts-reach-international-space-station-one-year-stay#comments Space On Space Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:53:00 +0000 1281211 at http://aviationweek.com Kepler Achievements Recognized by National Air and Space Museum http://aviationweek.com/blog/kepler-achievements-recognized-national-air-and-space-museum <div class="node-body blog-body">"We are discovering all kinds of exotic planets, worlds that have oceans of molten rock, worlds that have not one but two stars rising in the East and setting in the West," said Natalie Batalha, Kepler mission scientist. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/kepler-achievements-recognized-national-air-and-space-museum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/kepler-achievements-recognized-national-air-and-space-museum#comments Space On Space Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 1278591 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell Talks Raptor, Falcon 9, CRS-2, Satellite Internet and More http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacexs-gwynne-shotwell-talks-raptor-falcon-9-crs-2-satellite-internet-and-more <div class="node-body blog-body">During a March 17 luncheon Shotwell touched on developments underway at the Hawthorne, California-based company. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacexs-gwynne-shotwell-talks-raptor-falcon-9-crs-2-satellite-internet-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacexs-gwynne-shotwell-talks-raptor-falcon-9-crs-2-satellite-internet-and-more#comments Space North America On Space Sat, 21 Mar 2015 22:54:00 +0000 1277791 at http://aviationweek.com NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Spots Martian Aurora, Unexplained Dust Cloud http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-maven-spacecraft-spots-martian-aurora-unexplained-dust-cloud <div class="node-body blog-body">"What's especially surprising about the aurora we saw is how deep in the atmosphere it occurs," said Arnaud Stiepen, a University of Colorado researcher. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-maven-spacecraft-spots-martian-aurora-unexplained-dust-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-maven-spacecraft-spots-martian-aurora-unexplained-dust-cloud#comments Space On Space Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:49:00 +0000 1276321 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX's New Spin on Falcon 9 http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacexs-new-spin-falcon-9 <div class="node-body blog-body">Modifications to the Falcon 9 v1.1 will lead to a new design for the SpaceX Falcon Heavy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacexs-new-spin-falcon-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacexs-new-spin-falcon-9#comments Space North America On Space Tue, 17 Mar 2015 22:24:00 +0000 1275641 at http://aviationweek.com