Russian spacewalk cut short by bad battery in cosmonaut suit
Roscosmos' cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev make a spacewalk at the space station to continue installation work of the European Space Agency's robot arm on the new Russian lab. (Roscosmos Space Agency via AP) (Uncredited)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — (AP) — A Russian spacewalker had to rush back inside the International Space Station on Wednesday when the battery voltage in his spacesuit suddenly dropped. Russian Mission Control ordered Oleg Artemyev, the station commander, to quickly return to the airlock so he could hook his suit to station power. Although Matveev's suit was fine, Russian Mission Control cut the spacewalk short since flight rules insist on the buddy system. The 36-foot (11-meter) robot arm arrived at the space station last summer aboard a Russian lab.wftv.com
Advisers tell Spirit shareholders to reject Frontier bid
Spirit Frontier JetBlue FILE - A Spirit Airline aircraft approaches Philadelphia International Airport Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. A firm that advises investors on proxy voting said Tuesday, May 31, 2022, that Spirit shareholders should oppose Frontier Airlines’ bid to buy Spirit, saying that JetBlue has made a better offer. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) (Matt Rourke)NEW YORK — (AP) — A firm that advises investors on proxy voting said Tuesday that Spirit Airlines shareholders should oppose Frontier Airlines’ bid to buy Spirit, saying that a competing offer by JetBlue is better. ISS said Spirit shareholders should reject the Frontier offer to signal its board to negotiate further with JetBlue, possibly to get a bigger breakup fee. While New York-based JetBlue wants to acquire 100% of Spirit, the Frontier offer would let Spirit shareholders keep 48.5% of the new, combined airline.wftv.com
The Crew-4 launch has been delayed. Here’s when to look up now
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — NASA has delayed the launch of Crew-4 to allow teams more time to finish pre-launch activities. Astronauts now won’t lift off for the international Space Station until no sooner than April 23. Crew-4 will launch from right over Pad 39-A, the same spot where the first private mission to the ISS lifted off last week. NASA’s fourth operational mission to ISS under its Commercial Crew program was adjusted to give mission teams time to complete final prelaunch processing for the Crew-4 mission following the April 8 launch of Axiom Mission 1, the first all-private astronaut mission to the ISS. The flight readiness review for Crew-4 is scheduled for Friday.wftv.com
After the fire: Rebuilding Notre Dame
It's at the heart of Paris, in every sense of the word, and so when Notre Dame Cathedral was engulfed by fire in April 2019, it became the nation's mission to restore the medieval church to its full glory. Correspondent Seth Doane was given rare access to the cathedral's interior as it undergoes repairs, and talks with the former military general in charge of completing the effort by 2024.news.yahoo.com
Rockets aren’t enough. Jeff Bezos and the growing commercial space industry now want to build space stations.
The growing commercial space industry, which for years has worked to reliably launch cargo and more recently humans to space, is now looking to build space stations that would populate low Earth orbit and eventually replace the aging International Space Station.washingtonpost.com
Russian film crew bids farewell to ISS, returns to Earth after filming first movie in space
A Russian film crew bid farewell to the International Space Station crew before returning to Earth after spending 12 days on the International Space Station (ISS) shooting scenes for the first movie in orbit. The Russian crew is set to beat a Hollywood project that was announced last year by "Mission Impossible" star Tom Cruise together with NASA and Elon Musk's SpaceX. The crew travelled in a Soyuz MS-19 spaceship to film scenes for "The Challenge".news.yahoo.com
Russian space officials cite a software error for thruster mayhem at space station that postponed Boeing’s Starliner launch
An unusual occurrence at the International Space Station sparked by the newly-docked Russian Nauka aircraft caused Boeing and NASA to reschedule Starliner's relaunch.washingtonpost.com
Russians end 7-hour spacewalk at International Space Station
Russia Space Station In this image taken from Roscosmos video, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky, left, and Pyotr Dubrov, members of the crew to the International Space Station (ISS), perform their first spacewalk on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station. Two Russian members of the International Space Station crew are conducting a spacewalk. (Roscosmos via AP) (Uncredited)MOSCOW — (AP) — Two Russian cosmonauts ventured for more than 7 hours outside the International Space Station to prepare for the arrival of a new Russian module. It was the first spacewalk for both Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov, who arrived at the space station in April, and it lasted 7 hours and 19 minutes. Russian space officials have said it will finally be launched in July.wftv.com
Russian-US crew welcomed aboard the space station
In this image made from video footage released by Roscosmos Space Agency, the Soyuz-2.1a rocket booster with the Soyuz MS-17 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS), blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (Roscosmos Space Agency via AP)MOSCOW – A trio of space travelers blasted off to the International Space Station on Wednesday, using for the first time a fast-track maneuver that allowed them to reach the orbiting outpost in just a little over three hours. NASA’s Kate Rubins along with Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos lifted off as scheduled Wednesday morning from the Russia-leased Baikonur space launch facility in Kazakhstan for a six-month stint on the station. For the first time, they tried a two-orbit approach and docked with the space station in just a little over three hours after lift-off. Ryzhikov, who will be the station’s skipper, said the crew will try to pinpoint the exact location of a leak at a station’s Russian section that has slowly leaked oxygen.
Are you Space Curious? Submit your intergalactic questions here
What do you want to know about spaceflight and planetary exploration in the era of a new space industry? Space exploration is fueled by the need to answer questions about the great unknown. There’s no need to have a background in physics or a degree in engineering; this is open for the space curious to the space obsessed. Space reporter Emilee Speck will answer your intergalactic questions with help from astronauts, scientists and engineers. Your questions could be featured on Space Curious, a podcast from Graham Media Group and ClickOrlando.com.
These basic functions prove challenging on International Space Station -- here’s how astronauts cope
Here are answers to five questions about what “basic” life is like for astronauts on the ISS. As if they are going to a restaurant, astronauts can choose which food items they want off of a menu. On the ISS, astronauts use liquid soap, water and no rinse shampoo. Given the microgravity means, there is no up or down, and astronauts can sleep in any orientation, according to NASA. The station has small crew cabins with sleeping bags that astronauts sleep in.
Wave to Bob and Doug! Heres when you can see the ISS over Central Florida
Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have joined American Chris Cassidy and two Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station. Later on in the week youll have a chance to see the bright dot, also known as the ISS, zip across the night sky. Friday and Saturday will be the best times, weather permitting, to see the ISS flyover Central Florida. Saturday no doubt offers the best time to see the ISS pass by weather permitting. Saturday presents the best opportunity to see the ISS weather permitting.
9-year-old boy gets out of this world birthday surprise
Lucas St. Onge was also celebrating his four-year anniversary of surviving a five-organ transplant. "He is in a lot better place than he was four years ago, Heather St. Onge, Lucas mom said. Hello, this is the Chris calling, Chris Cassidy. Thank you, is name is Chris Cassidy. "It's an incredible feeling knowing he is here with all the ups and downs he's gone through in life, Heather St. Onge said.
Russian spacecraft can’t dock to the ISS
Russia has not been able to control a cargo ship that they lost communication with shortly after its launch into space, with onboard video showing the spacecraft spinning out of control. CBS News space consultant Bill Harwood joins CBSN with the latest details.cbsnews.com