Japanese Cargo Ship Sets Sail on Resupply Run to the International Space Station

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s H-IIB rocket launched Dec. 9 from the Tanegashima (pron: Tan-uh-GAH-shuh-mah) Space Center in southern Japan carrying the unpiloted “Kounotori” H-II Transfer Vehicle-6 (HTV-6) to orbit to begin a four-day journey to the International Space Station. The resupply craft is loaded with some 4 ½ tons of food, supplies and experiments […]

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Space Station Crew Member Discusses Life in Space with Discovery Channel

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 50 Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson of NASA discussed her work and research on the orbital laboratory during an in-flight interview Dec. 9 with Moxie Productions on behalf of the Discovery Channel. The production company is preparing a documentary on the 60th anniversary of NASA, which will be recognized in […]

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Status of Small Satellite Constellation Mission Discussed during Pre-launch Briefing

On Dec. 10, a news briefing at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida previewed the launch of NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) spacecraft. CYGNSS is scheduled to take off aboard an Orbital Sciences ATK air-launched Pegasus XL launch vehicle at 8:24 a.m. EST Dec. 12. The rocket is scheduled for deployment over the […]

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