Daily Archives: 23.09.2019

Cosmonaut Veteran, NASA Rookie and First UAE Astronaut Ready for Wednesday Launch to Space Station

Commanding Wednesday’s mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is veteran cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka (center). He will be accompanied by first-time NASA flyer Jessica Meir (right) and the first citizen-astronaut of United Arab Emirates (UAE), Hazza al-Mansouri (right). Photo Credit: Jessica Meir/NASA/Twitter Three spacefarers from three nations are primed to roar aloft from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in ...

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To Save A Space Station: The Unrealized Rescue of Skylab, 40 Years On

The engines of the Teleoperator Retrieval System (TRS), seen docked to Skylab, perform a lengthy “burn” to either deliver the old space station into a higher, more stable orbit or to prepare it for a controlled, destructive re-entry. Image Credit: NASA Visiting space stations is, and always has been, a complex and challenging endeavor; yet to the layman in the ...

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