Fourth EVA already begun !

Two astronauts begun their first from series of three spacewalks planned for following weeks. Today Shane Kimbrough (NASA, four EVAs in career) and Thomas Pesquet (one EVA in career) started first from two planned spacewalks planned for following days. They started their EVA  from Quest Airlock. Planned for 6.5 hours spacewalk covers following objectives: Replacing outside Multiplexers/Demultiplexers […]

First EVA in 2017

Yesterday shortly after 12:05 UTC two astronauts left International Space Station to perform upgrades to the station’s power system. To finish all planned objectives both astronauts spent yesterday 6.5 h in space. Expedition 50 commander Shane Kimbrough and flight engineer Peggy Whitson both of NASA left Quest airlock yesterday to start second phase of modernization program of […]

Additional spacewalk on ISS !

Today we could watch not planned spacewalk performed by crew members of International Space Station. It was sixth EVA in 2017 and another success of ISS crew. Today Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer left Quest airlock to perform service on MDM computer unit, which was installed outside the Station on lab’s power truss. Both MDM units installed in […]

IDA installed after lasting almost six hours spacewalk

Two NASA astronauts: Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins supported by JAXA astronaut Takuya Onishi literally opened door for next phase of commercial space conquest during lasting 5 hours 58 seconds EVA performed on last Friday. Installing International Docking Adapter was originally planned for 2015, but it was postponed due the disaster of Falcon-9 […]

Tomorrow next attempt of inflating BEAM !

We know something more- positive conclusions after teleconference with NASA and Bigelow Aerospace which took place today at 18:oo GMT. One we know for sure – BEAM is fine and probably problems during inflating which appeared yesterday are not serious. First of all during last night, BEAM which was still under slow inflating process started […]

Au revoir Cygnus !

After 72 days remaining docked to ISS, Cygnus spacecraft (S.S. Deke Slayton II, OA-4) left International Space Station and started its last flight.  Mission finished, just like operational life of Cygnus OA-4. After 72 days being docked into Node-1 Nadir Common Berthing Mechanism (since 9 December 2015), it started today procedure of unberthing. Of course it could not […]

First Russian EVA in 2016 succcessful !

Two Russian ISS crew members: Sergey Volkov and Yuri Malenchenko performed today second spacewalk in 2016. This time two Russian cosmonauts were guest stars in NASA TV during 193th spacewalk (42th performed by Russian ISS crew members) performed on International Space Station. Dressed in Orlan space suits Lt. Col. Sergey Volkov and Col. Yuri Malenchenko entered outer […]

Minor problems during today’s ISS spacewalk

Problems with Tim Kopra space suit caused earlier termination of spacewalk. This spacewalk should be as usual successful for 100%, but technical issues caused that Tim Kopra and Tim Peake were ordered to come back to Quest airlock. Main objective, removing and reinstalling Sequential Shunt Unit – SSU, was accomplished, life and health of both […]

Get ready for tomorrow spacewalk on ISS !

Tomorrow scheduled spacewalk for servicing ISS is confirmed. Let’s have a look for latest objectives of first EVA on 2016. First and main objective for Tim Kopra and Tim Peake is unchanged. After leaving ISS on 13:55 GMT they will start changing broken Sequential Shunt Unit – SSU. Next point of spacewalk will be installing […]