NASA Astronaut Kjell Lindgren Completes Space Station Mission, Safely Returns to Earth

Expedition 45 Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren of NASA is among three crew members who returned to Earth Friday after a 141-day mission aboard the International Space Station, landing in Kazakhstan at approximately 8:12 a.m. EST (7:12 p.m. Kazakhstan time). Also returning were Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos (Russian Federal…

Cygnus Soars Spaceward with Science and Supplies to Advance Space Station Mission

A burst of smoke and column of flame trailed a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket Sunday afternoon as it powered a cargo-laden Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft onto an orbital path to rendezvous with the International Space Station in three days. The mission will deliver experiments, equipment and supplies to the…

“Cyg”-nificant Science Launching to Space Station

NASA’s commercial partner Orbital ATK plans to launch its Cygnus spacecraft into orbit Dec. 3, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket for its fourth contracted resupply mission. The flight, known as CRS-4, will deliver samples and equipment to the International Space Station for research investigations that will occur…

NASA Orders SpaceX Crew Mission to International Space Station

NASA took a significant step Friday toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station with its first mission order from Hawthorne, California based-company SpaceX to launch astronauts from U.S. soil. This is the second in a series of four guaranteed orders NASA will make under the Commercial Crew Transportation…

Power cut on international space station can’t be repaired until 2016

Electricity rerouted after short circuit but spare parts will not arrive in next shipment following delays to supply missions caused by failed launches. The Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft, which is already packed with cargo for the International Space Station – parts to fix power cut not included. The International Space…