Tag: International Space Station

Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei Set for Earth Return after 1 Year Aboard ISS: Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Record-setting NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei is set to return to Earth early Wednesday morning, March 30 just a few days shy of  serving almost exactly one full year aboard the International Space Station (ISS) along with  two Roscosmos Russian cosmonaut crewmates in a Russian Soyuz capsule. Vande Hei will wrap up a 355-day mission on

Northrop Grumman Antares Launches Cygnus Cargo Craft Carrying 4 Tons NASA Science to ISS

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at noontime Saturday, Feb. 19, carrying the firms Cygnus commercial cargo craft loaded with over 4 tons of NASA science and supplies bound for the International Space Station (ISS) and its seven person international crew from the US, Russia

SpaceX Cargo Dragon Docks at Space Station Delivering NASA Science and Christmas Presents

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  A SpaceX commercial Cargo Dragon loaded with over three tons of NASA science and supplies successfully docked at the International Space Station (ISS) early Wednesday morning, Dec. 22, nearly one full day after lifting off early Tuesday morning – and delivering over 3.2 tons of NASA science and supplies and bearing

SpaceX Threads Terrible Weather Needle, Launches Cargo Dragon to ISS Despite Dismal Scene and Disappears Swiftly: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  SpaceX managed to thread an absolutely terrible weather needle and launched a commercial Dragon cargo spaceship carrying over three tons of NASA science and supplies despite a dismal scene surrounding the space coast aboard a brand new Falcon 9 that swiftly disappeared behind thick low clouds that completely obscured the rocket

Rare Sparkling New SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Set to Launch 3 Tons NASA Science Cargo to ISS Dec 21 Weather Permitting: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  A rare and sparkling brand new SpaceX Falcon 9 booster is poised for liftoff carrying a recycled commercial Cargo Dragon loaded with over three tons of NASA science and cargo on a resupply mission bound for the seven person multinational crew mates from the U.S., Russia and Germany serving aboard the

Space Station Looks Gorgeous in New Photos Taken by ESA Astronaut During Crew Dragon FlyAround Departure

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The International Space Station (ISS) looks absolutely gorgeous in 10 stunning new images dramatically backdropped by Earth and the blackness of space and taken by ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet from SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a fly around maneuver after undocking from the orbiting outpost for the return trip home in early

Russian Prichal Node Module Docks at International Space Station

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Russia’s new Prichal multiport docking node module successfully docked at the International Space Station (ISS) on Nov. 26, 2021 propelled by a modified Russian Progress cargo spacecraft – marking the final Russian module contribution to the orbiting research outpost.  See hi-res Roscosmos video/photos below Prichal,  which means pier in Russian, will serve