Russian space chief threatens International Space Station over sanctions
Russia's space agency chief said that the sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies over Russia's invasion into Ukraine could potentially destroy cooperation on the International Space Station (ISS). After President Biden announced Thursday that the U.S. would sanction major Russian banks and impose export controls on Russia to curtail high-tech imports, Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin tweeted that the ISS's current...news.yahoo.com
'For All Mankind' FAQ: How did the space shuttle fly to the moon?
"Our shuttles need to refuel before they burn for the moon..." That one line, from the penultimate episode of the second season of "For All Mankind," seemed to answer one of the most frequently asked questions about the Apple TV+ alternate history series.space.com
'2 Funny Astronauts': NASA vets Mike Massimino and Garrett Reisman launch new podcast
Mike Massimino and Garrett Reisman are quick to clarify the title of their new podcast. The two NASA veterans want their listeners to know they are not two funny guys. "We are not funny guys, we're funny astronauts!" the two say, almost in unison.space.com
Q&A: Astronaut Garrett Reisman guest stars on 'For All Mankind'
Veteran NASA astronaut and "For All Mankind" technical consultant Garrett Reisman takes a turn in front of the camera as a guest star in the second episode of Season 2 of the series. collectSPACE.com spoke with the real-life astronaut Garrett Reisman about his cameo appearance in "For All Mankind," now streaming on Apple TV+. NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman, STS-132 mission specialist, in the commander's seat of the space shuttle Atlantis in 2010. What was it like playing a space shuttle astronaut, given you launched twice on the real shuttle? Garrett Reisman, in close-up, in a scene from the second episode of Season 2 of "For All Mankind" now on Apple TV+.space.com
Senator Mark Kelly, other former astronauts condemn storming of US Capitol building
This unpatriotic attempt to overturn our election — and silence the voices of Arizonans — will fail," Kelly said via Twitter on Wednesday . Retired NASA astronaut Terry Virts, who flew to space as part of spaceflights STS-130, Soyuz TMA-15M, Expedition 42 and Expedition 43, also shared his thoughts about the events over social media. America is better than this- now let’s show the world how our democracy will prevail," Virts said on Twitter. For instance, retired NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, who flew as part of the missions STS-129 and STS-122, shared a peaceful message on Twitter. Much Peace #lrz🐾 pic.twitter.com/bS9dPd4hrhJanuary 7, 2021Editor's Note: This piece was updated on Jan. 7, 2021 to include additional statements from other astronauts.space.com
Behnken, Hurley make ‘very great crew,' former NASA astronaut says
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – Fellow Space Shuttle veteran Garrett Reisman knows how Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley may be feeling on the eve of launch day. Fearless is how the first SpaceX Crew Dragon crew have appeared in the week since they arrived at Kennedy Space Center. That was seven years after Hurley was onboard the final shuttle mission, Space Shuttle Atlantis. I think they make a very great crew,” Reisman said. Like Behnken and Hurley, Reisman has also been to space twice, one of those times on a shuttle with Behnken.
First commercial space taxi a pit stop on Musk's Mars quest
Starting with the dream of growing a rose on Mars, Musks vision morphed into a shake-up of the old space industry, and a fleet of new private rockets. But for Musks company, SpaceX, its also the latest milestone in a wild ride that began with epic failures and the threat of bankruptcy. There are many space companies and like all of them, SpaceX is designed for profit. The idea of bigger roles for private companies has been around for more than 50 years, but the market and technology werent yet right. A 2005 pilot project helped private companies develop ships to bring cargo to the station.
'Uphill battle': SpaceX overcame obstacles on road to historic 1st crew launch
The transition to the post-shuttle era began in 2010, when NASA's Commercial Crew Program awarded its first contracts to private companies. For example, Congress repeatedly granted far less money for commercial crew than had been allocated in federal budget requests. Much of the credit for that success, and the overall progress that commercial crew has made to date, goes to NASA's commercial cargo program, he added. And we could soon have commercial space stations operating in Earth orbit, run by companies such as Axiom Space. "The time is right for private companies to take a more active role in human spaceflight," Reisman said.space.com