OTD in Space – August 1: Saturn V rocket production ends

On Aug. 1, 1968, NASA cancelled the production of its Saturn V rocket. ‘On This Day in Space’ Video Series on Space.com: https://www.space.com/39251-on-this-day-in-space.html The giant rocket was the only launch vehicle to have ever carried astronauts beyond low-Earth orbit, and it was the largest, most powerful rocket ever. NASA built 15 of these rockets but … Read moreOTD in Space – August 1: Saturn V rocket production ends

Apollo 15 landing site visualized from orbiter imagery (with SEVA audio)

The Apollo 15 landing site has been visualized using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter imagery. The audio is from the only stand-up extravehicular activity (SEVA) of the Apollo program, conducted on July 31, 1971. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Apollo 15 landing site visualized from orbiter imagery (with SEVA audio) // visit Source Channel of this … Read moreApollo 15 landing site visualized from orbiter imagery (with SEVA audio)

Falcon Heavy & Europa Clipper, Nauka docks, Ingenuity flies & more in VFS Weekly

SpaceX Falcon Heavy has been chosen by NASA to launch the Europa Clipper mission, the Pirs docking compartment undocked from space station to make way for the newly arrived Nauka multipurpose module, Ingenuity’s 10th flight on Mars is complete, China launched a mapping satellite and released footage of a recent fairing parachute test. A SpaceX … Read moreFalcon Heavy & Europa Clipper, Nauka docks, Ingenuity flies & more in VFS Weekly

Watch Russia’s Nauka module perform retrograde maneuver to correct ISS approach

See the Russian Nauka multipurpose module perform a retrograde maneuver to correct it trajectory for docking with the International Space Station. Watch the docking: https://www.space.com/russia-science-module-docks-space-station Credit: NASA Watch Russia’s Nauka module perform retrograde maneuver to correct ISS approach // visit Source Channel of this content → 2 Views

Space Chat! Starliner delays, Russia’s module mishap & crazy space science

Today (July 30), Space Chat will explore what’s new in space, including Boeing’s delayed Starliner launch, Russia’s misbehaving module and all of the crazy new science emerging. Every Friday at 1 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT), Chelsea Gohd hosts Space Chat, which you can find live on Space.com’s VideoFromSpace YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages. Every week, … Read moreSpace Chat! Starliner delays, Russia’s module mishap & crazy space science

See Ingenuity’s entire 10th flight on Mars & color pics too!

NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity completed its tenth flight on July 24, 2021. It was the "most complex flight yet with 10 distinct waypoints & a record height of 40 ft (12 m)," according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Full Story: https://www.space.com/mars-helicopter-ingenuity-raised-ridges-video Credit: Space.com | imagery & audio courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech | produced & edited by Steve … Read moreSee Ingenuity’s entire 10th flight on Mars & color pics too!

Nauka unexpectedly fires thrusters after docking, tilts space station – NASA explains

The Nauka multipurpose module inadvertently began firing its thrusters after docking with the International Space Station. NASA public affairs officer Rob Navias explains. All the astronauts aboard are safe. — Russia’s Nauka module briefly tilts space station with unplanned thruster fire: https://www.space.com/nauka-module-thruster-fire-tilts-space-station Credit: NASA | edited by Space.com’s Steve Spaleta (http://www.twitter.com/stevespaleta) Nauka unexpectedly fires thrusters … Read moreNauka unexpectedly fires thrusters after docking, tilts space station – NASA explains

China launches mapping satellite! See rocket shed tiles in slo-mo

A Long March-2D rocket launched the Tianhui I-04 satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China on July 29, 2021. The rocket normally sheds insulation tiles during launch, Credit: Space.com | footage courtesy: China Central Television | produced & edited by Steve Spaleta (http://www.twitter.com/stevespaleta) China launches mapping satellite! See rocket shed tiles in slo-mo … Read moreChina launches mapping satellite! See rocket shed tiles in slo-mo

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