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Karlston posted a topic in General NewsAxiom names first private crew paying $55 million for a trip to the ISS A $55 million orbital vacation An American real estate investor, a Canadian investor, and a former Israeli Air Force pilot are paying $55 million each to be part of the first fully private astronaut crew to journey to the International Space Station. The trio will hitch a ride on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule early next year, with a veteran NASA astronaut as the commander. The Ax-1 mission, arranged by Houston, Texas-based space tourism company
mood posted a topic in General NewsNASA shows off the best images of Earth taken from the ISS this year There have been 20 continuous years of life on the ISS In brief: In addition to NASA celebrating 20 years of continuous human presence onboard the International Space Station (ISS), crew members took thousands of photographs of Earth during 2020. Now, the agency has revealed the best twenty images of our planet as seen from space. Chosen by the people at the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the images include Cuba and the Bahamas, the fall colors o
Karlston posted a topic in General NewsCIMON-2 successfully completes initial testing onboard the ISS Image via IBM CIMON is an artificial intelligence-powered assistant to help astronauts and increase the efficiency of work and repairs at the International Space Station (ISS). Its latest version, which is currently on board the ISS, the CIMON-2, has now successfully completed its initial testing phase. The assistant made its journey to the ISS on December 5, last year. And it is set to remain on the space station for a period of three years. For the i
Karlston posted a topic in General NewsProgress 75 arrives at the International Space Station with nearly 3 tons of supplies On April 25, 01:51 GMT, the Progress 75 spacecraft launched atop the Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Russian spacecraft was carrying over 2.7 metric tons of propellant, food, and other supplies. Less than 3.5 hours later, at 05:12 GMT, it docked at the International Space Station (ISS) 260 miles (418 kilometers) over northwest China. Image via NASA TV Progress 75 is set to remain at the ISS until December. The spacecraft (one of the four sp