NASA-TV has announced it will air the departure of SpaceX Dragon, a resupply spacecraft, as it leaves the International Space Station
on Tuesday, August 27, the administration said.
- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced that its Cygnus spacecraft has successfully unberthed and departed from the International Space Station
(ISS), beginning its secondary mission before it reenters Earth's atmosphere.
A picture taken by International Space Station
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The BIRDS-3 satellites from Japan, Nepal and Sri Lanka were taken to the International space station
(ISS) and boarded onto the Antares rocket and launched in April.
The space agency's chief financial officer Jeff DeWitt said: "Nasa is opening the International Space Station
to commercial opportunities and marketing these opportunities as we've never done before.
NASA has reported it plans to offer live coverage of the launch of the International Space Station
on September 23, the administration said.
''If I have the opportunity, I'd like to spend a long stay of about three months working aboard the recently begun international space station
,'' Mukai said.
He and his six crew mates are due to spend two weeks at the international space station
where they will continue construction work on the orbiting outpost.
During an interview, Bridenstine appeared overwhelmed with emotion but said he was nevertheless "confident" that another manned mission to the International Space Station
would take place as scheduled on December 20 this year if not sooner.
"We've got to learn this technology before the international space station
or before we do lunar and Mars missions in the future.