NASA Invites the Public to Virtual NASA Social Event for Next Northrop Grumman Cygnus Launch Set for Aug. 10

The Northrop Grumman (NG) CRS-16 Cargo Resupply mission will launch on Tuesday, Aug. 10,at 5:56 p.m. EST carrying the Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station. We’re inviting the public to participate in a virtual #NASAsocial event for the Northrop Grumman CRS-16 Cargo Resupply mission. The #Cygnus spacecraft will carry nearly 8,200 pounds of cargo to the International Space Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/03/2021

Payloads Investigating the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidal Ellipsoids (InSPACE-4):  The crew performed the steps necessary to initiate experiment runs, with a goal of working through runs 61-64. InSPACE-4 studies the assembly of tiny structures from colloids using magnetic fields. These structures change the properties of the assembled material, such Read full post

NASA's Boeing OFT-2: Launch Scrubbed for Aug. 3. Attempt

NASA, Boeing and United Launch Alliance (ULA) have scrubbed the Aug. 3 launch attempt of the agency’s Orbital Flight Test-2 to the International Space Station due to unexpected valve position indications in the Starliner propulsion system. ULA will begin removing propellant from the Atlas V rocket. Pending resolution of the forward work, our next available launch opportunity Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/02/2021

Payloads Combustion Integrated Rack/Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments (CIR/ACME): The crew exchanged a used 85% O2/ 15% N2 bottle with a new one of the same composition; however, during the installation, a loose pressure relief valve body was found.  The ground is discussing steps to re-tighten the valve body and proceed Read full post

Launching the World's Biggest Space Telescope

We are getting ready to launch the biggest space telescope ever built - NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. Its scientific promise is breathtaking. Discoveries ranging from imaging the first galaxies in the universe, analyzing the atmospheres of planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy, and even making discoveries in our Read full post