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NASA Taps Axiom Space for First Artemis Moonwalking Spacesuits

By |2022-09-08T15:46:10-04:00September 7th, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sep 7, 2022 RELEASE22-093 Artist’s Illustration: Two suited crew members work on the lunar surface. One in the foreground lifts a rock to examine it while the other photographs the collection site in the background. Credits: NASA NASA has selected Axiom Space to deliver a moonwalking system for the Artemis III mission, which will [...]

NASA Artemis-1 Moon Rocket Launch 🔴 Live

By |2022-08-29T10:04:52-04:00August 29th, 2022|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Artemis I is the first integrated test of NASA’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, and the ground systems at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for [...]

NASA Artemis-1 Moon Rocket Launch 🚫 [SCRUBBED AUG 29 ATTEMPT]

By |2022-08-29T09:42:22-04:00August 29th, 2022|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Artemis I is the first integrated test of NASA’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, and the ground systems at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for [...]

SpaceX Axiom-1 Astronaut Splashdown 🔴 Live

By |2022-04-25T14:38:27-04:00April 25th, 2022|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Axiom Mission 1 (or #AX1) is a planned private crew mission to the International Space Station (ISS), operated by Axiom Space out of #Axiom Space's Mission Control Center (or MCC-A) in Houston, TX. The flight sent four private astronauts to the ISS: Michael López-Alegría, a professionally trained astronaut hired by Axiom Space, Eytan Stibbe from [...]

SpaceX Axiom-1 Astronaut Launch 🔴 Live

By |2022-04-08T12:31:12-04:00April 8th, 2022|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Axiom Mission 1 (or #AX1) is a planned private crew mission to the International Space Station (ISS), operated by Axiom Space out of #Axiom Space's Mission Control Center (or MCC-A) in Houston, TX. The flight will launch no earlier than 8 April 2022 and send four people to the ISS for an eight-day stay: Michael [...]

SpaceX Inspiration 4 Astronaut Launch 🔴 Live

By |2021-09-15T21:15:40-04:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SpaceX is targeting a five-hour launch window on Wednesday, September 15, opening at 8:02 p.m. EDT for launch of the Inspiration4 mission – the world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight to orbit – aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Approximately three days [...]

How do NASA Astronauts Vote in Outer Space?

By |2020-11-03T10:53:40-05:00November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

NASA Astronauts that are on a long duration spaceflight during early voting and on election day will still need to vote. So how can a NASA astronaut floating 254 miles above the surface of the Earth vote from the International Space Station? Find out how in this bonus episode of Two Minute Tuesday!#NASA #Election2020 #olhzn2MTConnect [...]

Did an astronaut almost float away from the Space Shuttle?!

By |2020-11-03T08:04:09-05:00November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On NASA Space Shuttle flight STS-41C, NASA astronaut George Nelson, had a close call while wearing NASA's Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU) which was a self contained rocket pack that astronauts could wear on their EVA suit backpacks to perform untethered EVA spacewalks. While trying to retrieve a broken satellite, the astronaut and Mission Control struggled [...]

Astronauts arrive at Kennedy Space Center for SpaceX DM-2 🚀🚀 [Highlight]

By |2020-05-21T10:35:49-04:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

NASA Astronauts Bob Behnken & Doug Hurley arrived to NASA's Kennedy Space Center on May 20, 2020 in preparation for SpaceX's Demo-2 (DM-2) mission which is scheduled for May 27, 2020 at 4:33pm EDT (21:33 UTC). Timestamps listed below.This is a highlight clip from our live stream. Full live stream video available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJzgkNgi1hg />#SpaceX [...]

OLHZN-4: Celebrating the life of Butch Mousseaux via a weather balloon

By |2020-03-28T16:17:26-04:00August 20th, 2016|Categories: Our Flights, Weather Balloons|Tags: , , , , , , , |

OLHZN-4 was the fourth high altitude weather balloon flight for Overlook Horizon High Altitude Balloons. This flight featured our first onboard astronaut in front of one of the flight cameras. We named our astronaut and this flight “Butchy” in honor of our friend, Oliver “Butch” Mousseau who tragically passed away earlier this spring after a head injury he sustained while officiating.

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