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‘Gravity is a shockingly strong force’: Astronauts Nick Hague and Anne McClain talk about life after their space station missions
Astronauts Nick Hague and Anne McClain spoke with SpaceNews during a trip to Washington in mid-January, just before SpaceX’s in-flight abort test, that included both outreach events and meetings with members of Congress.
In-space transportation startup Momentus announced an agreement with NanoRacks to send Momentus’ Vigoride small satellite shuttle customers into space through NanoRack’s Bishop Airlock Module.
Nick Hague thought he knew what to expect on his first flight into space — until the unexpected happened.
Delta Faucet Co. and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced partnerships July 24 with the Center for the Advancement of Science is Space to send microgravity experiments to the International Space Station later this year.
In October 2017, the National Space Council started off its first meeting since re-establishment setting an important tone – that international partners bring value to the U.S. space program.
During the time after its departure, the spacecraft deployed four cubesats and performed a fire experiment.
SpaceX said the test was a success, setting the stage for a launch late Thursday of a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station.
Currently, the station is in direct contact with Russia only when passing over Russian ground stations, relying on NASA the rest of the time.
Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer were set to begin the six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk around 8 a.m. Eastern, but the start has been delayed by small water leak in an airlock umbilical line.
The Multi-Purpose Laboratory Module, also known as Nauka, was originally set to be added to the ISS in 2007.
The Dragon, flying the CRS-10 cargo mission, splashed down in the Pacific Ocean southwest of Long Beach, California.
The walk took six and a half hours to swap out old batteries used by the station's power system.