NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan will take a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) beginning at 12:00 GMT to install the International Docking Adapter. This will be the 407th spacewalk / 218th spacewalk for ISS, Nick Hague’s 3rd spacewalk (total 2: 13hrs:24mins) and Drew Morgan’s 1st spacewalk. Watch Live here
Join us on Thursday 22 Aug for this awesome talk where OceanMind will share how, through the use of satellites and artificial intelligence, we can preserve biodiversity, protect livelihoods, and prevent slavery in the seafood industry.
We can all play a part in protecting this planet so come and get inspired!
A Soyuz rocket will launch the uncrewed Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 03:38 GMT. Rather than delivering a crew to the International Space Station (ISS), as Soyuz spacecraft are designed to do, this Soyuz will be used to test a newly modified launch abort system
During his talk, Tim Pinchin from the Satellite Applications Catapult will share fantastic space and earth images from the European Space Agency and Planet, and introduce the most up to date advances including video from space and seeing every part of the earth’s surface once a day, every day.
This package contains dehydrated bacon bars, which were freeze-dried for ease of packaging and storage during flight. It was flown on the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. Since it was not used, it was brought back to Earth. Most space food was easily reconstituted by the astronaut with a water probe which dispensed one half ounce of hot or cold water as required, each time the trigger button was pressed. These bars did not require rehydration and could be eaten straight from the package.
Apollo 11 was the first mission to land on the Moon. Bacon cubes were among the meals stored in the lunar module. And it worked out that meal A, the first scheduled meal to be eaten on the Moon, consisted of bacon squares, peaches, sugar cookie cubes, pineapple grapefruit drink and coffee. They ate history’s first meal on Moon slightly ahead of schedule after landing at the Sea of Tranquility.
Commercial Crew: Boeing Orbital Flight Test (uncrewed)
NASA and industry partners are targeting the return of human spaceflight from Florida’s Space Coast. These flight tests will prove the space systems meet NASA’s requirements for certification to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station. For this uncrewed flight test, Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft will launch on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Revolutionising Space Structures, talk from Oxford Space Systems
Come to Space Store on Thursday 5th of September to know more, and for your chance to interact with flight proven hardware, learn about deployable structures and see how Oxford Space Systems is changing the way satellites impact life on Earth.
ALIEN Worlds and ARIEL: Enabling planetary science across light-years – join us at Space Store to hear Dr Chris Pearson from the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory talk about this incredibly fascinating subject!
61st Anniversary of NASA’s first day of operations
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation bringing the National Astronautics and Space Administration into existence on July 29, 1958. The decision came after the success of the Sputnik program.
World Space Week, is the largest space event on Earth with more than 5,000 events in over 80 countries celebrating. The 2019 theme is “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars.”
Today, space agencies across the world are planning lunar missions. The Moon is thus the logical choice for the focus of World Space Week 2019 especially as it is the 50th Anniversary of the first lunar landing.
Sputnik 1 is launched from the soviet union, 1957. Sputnik was only 23 inches in diameter but weighed about 184 pounds. At 500 miles up, at the speed of 18,000 miles an hour, Sputnik circled the globe every 96 minutes, making 1,440 orbits around the Earth before beginning its re-entry.