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ЦитироватьSpaceX Targeting Sunday, July 21, at 7:35 p.m. for CRS-18 LaunchDanielle SempsrottPosted Jun 26, 2019 at 2:24 pmThe SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 40 at 1:16 p.m. EST, Dec. 5, 2018, on the company's 16th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. Credit: NASA TelevisionA SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 7:35 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 21, on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This will be SpaceX's 18th Commercial Resupply Services contract mission to the International Space Station for NASA.Launch on July 21 results in an arrival at the space station for a robotic capture by Expedition 60 crew members Nick Hague and Christina Koch of NASA on Tuesday, July 23, at 7 a.m. EDT for about a month-long stay.
ЦитироватьRUBI – Full steam ahead for the ISS02 July 2019Thumbs up: RUBI project manager Olaf Schoele-Schulz from Airbus (right) signals RUBI is ready to fly. RUBI (Reference mUltiscale Boiling Investigation), a fluid science experiment developed and built by Airbus for the European Space Agency (ESA), addresses the fundamentals of the boiling of fluids.RUBI ( in front at right) under test with Airbus Project Manager Olaf Schoele-Schulz. RUBI (Reference mUltiscale Boiling Investigation), a fluid science experiment developed and built by Airbus for the European Space Agency (ESA), addresses the fundamentals of the boiling of fluids.RUBI-Full-steam-ahead-for-the-ISS.pdf
ЦитироватьTyler Gray @TylerG1998 1 ч. назадB1056.2 has arrived back at Cape Canaveral in Florida for the launch of CRS-18 to the ISS on July 18th. This booster previously launched CRS-17 to orbit (and then returned to land at LZ-1) on May 4th. ЦитироватьSideralmente @astroperinaldo 2 июл.Ragazzi, sono accanto ad un Falcon 9 appena recuperato! Lo hanno appena riporatato, proprio mentre passavamo con il bus del Kennedy Space Center! @astronauticast
ЦитироватьSideralmente @astroperinaldo 2 июл.Ragazzi, sono accanto ad un Falcon 9 appena recuperato! Lo hanno appena riporatato, proprio mentre passavamo con il bus del Kennedy Space Center! @astronauticast
ЦитироватьUpcoming ELaNa CubeSat LaunchesELaNa 27Mission: SpX-18 – Falcon 9, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.1 CubeSat Mission scheduled to be deployed[/li]RFTSat – Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho
ЦитироватьSpaceX CRS-18SpaceX's 18th Commercial Resupply Mission7 photosBy: NASA KennedyKSC-20190620-PH_ILW01_0098 The International Docking Adapter 3, a critical component for future crewed missions to the International Space Station, is carefully packed away in the unpressurized "trunk" section of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at the SpaceX facility on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on June 19. It will launch to the orbiting laboratory in July on the company's 18th commercial resupply mission. The adapter will support future U.S. crewed vehicles visiting the station. Photo credit: NASA/Isaac WatsonСпойлер[свернуть]
ЦитироватьTechshot BFF b roll and sound bitesTechshotОпубликовано: 31 мая 2019 г.B-roll and sound bites regarding the 3D BioFabrication Facility (BFF) launching to the International Space Station - U.S. National Laboratory in July 2019.
ЦитироватьTECHSHOT AND NSCRYPT TO LAUNCH 3D BIOFABRICATION FACILITY IN SPACETIA VIALVA JUNE 06TH 2019 - 3:33PMThe 3D BioFabrication Facility (BFF) bioprinter from nScrypt, a Florida-based 3D printing system manufacturer, and spaceflight equipment developer Techshot is set to launch on the International Space Station (ISS) next month.Said to be the first 3D printer capable of manufacturing human tissue in microgravity conditions, the BFF will be launched aboard the SpaceX CRS-18 cargo mission from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The partners hope that 3D bioprinting in space will be capable of producing self-supporting tissues that could lead to the development of therapeutic treatments."The concept of developing tissue or an organ in space with a 3D bioprinter has been with us for years," said John Vellinger, President and CEO of Techshot.Цитировать"FROM THE TECHNOLOGICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES, MAKING IT REAL HAS BEEN A PAINSTAKING PROCESS OF EXPERIMENTS AND TESTING. TO SEE THIS COMING TOGETHER IS AN AMAZING THING FOR THE TEAM, AS WELL AS FOR ALL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE."Extraterrestrial 3D bioprintingСпойлерBased in Orlando, Florida, nScrypt is spin out of Sciperio Inc which, under a DARPA contract, developed an award-winning bioprinter in 2003. Techshot, on the other hand, is located in Greenville, Indiana, and has almost three decades of experience in the development of spaceflight equipment.Vellinger's first project to earn its place on a NASA mission was a KFC-sponsored payload intended to study how microgravity in space affects the growth of chicken embryos. In 2016, with help from bio-ink startup, Bioficial Organs, the companies were able to successfully 3D print cardiac and vascular structures in zero gravity.Last year, the following phase of a NASA sponsored mission to 3D print human organs and tissues in space was announced to be launched in February 2019. Now, the quest of manufacturing hearts and other organs via a 3D bioprinter is continuing in July. This ultimately aims to reduce the current shortage of donor organs worldwide.The 3D BioFabrication Facility (BFF) bioprinter. Photo via Techshot.[свернуть]Space-made cell structuresСпойлерDuring the companies years of research, it was found that 3D bioprinted soft, easily flowing biomaterials (i.e, human tissue) collapse under their own weight. However, these same materials are able to maintain their shapes when produced in the microgravity environment of space.Thus, these structures, which will consist of blood vessels and muscle, will be 3D bioprinted in space and placed in a cell-culturing system that strengthens them over time. This will permit them to become viable, self-supporting tissues that will remain solid once back on Earth.The initial phase for BFF, which could last an estimated two years, will involve creating test prints of cardiac-like tissue of increasing thickness. The following phase will involve an Earth-based evaluation of heart patches manufactured in space under a microscope and potentially in small animals such as rats. This is expected to last through 2024.Featured image shows the 3D BioFabrication Facility (BFF) bioprinter. Photo via Techshot.[свернуть]
Цитировать"FROM THE TECHNOLOGICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES, MAKING IT REAL HAS BEEN A PAINSTAKING PROCESS OF EXPERIMENTS AND TESTING. TO SEE THIS COMING TOGETHER IS AN AMAZING THING FOR THE TEAM, AS WELL AS FOR ALL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE."
ЦитироватьHighlights of Science Launching on SpaceX CRS 18 - July 8, 2019NASA JohnsonОпубликовано: 8 июл. 2019 г.Dozens of scientific experiments are scheduled to travel to the International Space Station aboard a Dragon cargo spacecraft in late July. This 18th SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract mission for NASA blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a Falcon 9 rocket. The springboard to NASA's missions to the Moon and Mars, the space station also provides opportunities for other U.S. government agencies, private industry, and academic and research institutions to conduct microgravity research. Such research can lead to the development of new technologies, medical treatments and products that improve life on Earth.
ЦитироватьJuly 5, 2019Science Soars to the Space Station on SpaceX CRS-18Dozens of scientific experiments are scheduled to travel to the International Space Station aboard a Dragon cargo spacecraft in late July. This 18th SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract mission for NASA blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a Falcon 9 rocket. The springboard to NASA's missions to the Moon and Mars, the space station also provides opportunities for other U.S. government agencies, private industry, and academic and research institutions to conduct microgravity research. Such research can lead to the development of new technologies, medical treatments and products that improve life on Earth.Read more about some of the scientific investigations traveling to the microgravity laboratory on the Dragon.These microbes rockSphingomonas desiccabilis, one of three microbes chosen for the BioRock experiment, seen growing on basalt. Run by a research team from the University of Edinburgh in the UK, BioRock tests how altered states of gravity affect biofilm formation on the International Space Station.Credits: UK Centre for Astrobiology/University of EdinburghMicrobes growing on the surface of rocks can gradually break down those rocks and extract minerals. This natural process enables a process called bio-mining. Common on Earth, bio-mining could eventually help explorers on the Moon or Mars acquire needed materials, lessening the need to use precious resources from Earth and reducing the amount of supplies that explorers must take with them. Microgravity affects the interaction between microbes and rocks, though, and may restrict bacterial growth. The BioRock investigation examines these interactions as well as physical and genetic changes in the microbes. The discoveries could support future acquisition of materials in space and advance development of life support systems with microbial components.Bioprinting tissues in spaceThe Biofabrication Facility created by Techshot, a 3D printer capable of manufacturing human tissue in microgravity.Credits: Techshot Inc.Scientists and medical professionals have long dreamed of using three-dimensional (3D) biological printers to produce usable human organs. But printing the tiny, complex structures found inside human organs, such as capillary structures, has proven difficult in Earth's gravity. Microgravity eliminates the need for scaffolding structures to support complex tissue shapes, and the BioFabrication Facility (BFF) provides a platform to attempt printing of biological tissues on the space station. This investigation could serve as a first step toward achieving the ability to fabricate entire human organs in space.How silica rolls in spaceGoodyear Tire investigation evaluates the creation of silica fillers using traditional techniques but in microgravity, potentially yielding results not possible on Earth. A better understanding of silica morphology and the relationship between silica structure and its properties could improve the silica design process, silica rubber formulation, and tire manufacturing and performance on the ground. Such improvements could include increased fuel efficiency, which would reduce transportation costs and help to protect Earth's environment.Moss grows fat on an orbiting craftMosses, tiny plants without roots, need only a small area for growth. These plants show changes in biomass and photosynthesis rate in response to changes in gravity. These traits could prove an advantage for the potential use of mosses as a source of food and oxygen in space and future bases on the Moon or Mars. Space Moss compares mosses grown aboard the space station with those grown on Earth to determine how microgravity affects growth, development, gene expression, photosynthesis, and other features. The investigation also provides a better understanding of the mechanisms of moss response to microgravity, with potential applications for engineering plants to grow better on Earth.How space gets on our nervesSpace Tango-Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells examines how microglial cells grow and move in 3D cultures and changes in gene expression that occur in microgravity. Microglia are a type of immune defense cell found in the central nervous system. Understanding the way nerve cells grow and survive along with the accompanying changes in gene expression in microgravity is essential to protecting astronaut health, particularly on long-duration missions.This long-term cell culture investigation is also the first to use human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in microgravity to study Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. Adult cells genetically programmed to return to an embryonic stem cell–like state, iPSCs potentially could provide an unlimited source of any type of human cell for therapeutic purposes. This research could provide valuable insights into the processes of these diseases and lead to improved prevention and treatments.Connecting with the space stationThe International Docking Adapter 3 as it is packed into the SpaceX Dragon at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on June 19. IDA 3 is intended to support future U.S. crewed vehicles visiting the station.Credits: NASAInternational Docking Adapters or IDAs serve as physical points for connecting spacecraft to the space station. Any spacecraft can be designed to use IDAs, from new commercial spacecraft to other yet-to-be designed international vehicles. IDA systems have become more sophisticated than previous docking systems. For example, lasers and sensors allow the station and spacecraft to talk to each other digitally, sharing distance cues and enabling automatic alignment and connection.IDA 3 attaches to the Harmony node and can accommodate Commercial Crew Program (CCP) vehicle dockings, including the first spacecraft to launch astronauts from U.S. soil since the space shuttle.Building better bones in spaceInterior view of an incubator cassette from the Bioculture System used by the Cell Science 02 investigation.Credits: NASA photo by Dominic HartThe Cell Science-02 investigation examines the effects of microgravity on healing and tissue regeneration and on the agents that induce that healing. The investigation improves understanding of how selected growth factors affect tissue regeneration at the molecular and biochemical level and contributes to developing better countermeasures against loss of bone density experienced by astronauts in space. The investigation also has potential applications for those with impaired healing of serious wounds and for treating bone loss due to osteoporosis on Earth.These are just a few of the hundreds of investigations currently underway aboard the space station. Melissa GaskillInternational Space Station Program Science OfficeJohnson Space CenterLast Updated: July 11, 2019Editor: Michael Johnson
ЦитироватьNew Crew, New Science Experiments Launching Next WeekendMark GarciaPosted Jul 12, 2019 at 10:58 am... on July 21, SpaceX will launch its Dragon space freighter from Florida on a day-and-a-half flight to the space station. Dragon is delivering supplies and a variety of new research gear to explore space-mining techniques, neurodegenerative disease treatments, space botany and microbial evolution.NASA Flight Engineers Nick Hague and Christina Koch are training to capture Dragon with the Canadarm2 robotic arm when it arrives Tuesday, July 23. Hague will command Canadarm2 to reach out and grapple Dragon when the resupply ship reaches a point about 10 meters from the station. Koch will back up Hague and monitor Dragon's approach and rendezvous from inside the cupola. ...
ЦитироватьSpaceX's Cargo Dragon to Deliver New Space Station Docking Adapter for Commercial Crew SpacecraftDanielle SempsrottPosted Jul 12, 2019 at 12:46 pmThe International Docking Adapter 3, a critical component for future crewed missions to the International Space Station, is carefully packed away in the unpressurized "trunk" section of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at the SpaceX facility on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on June 19. Photo credit: NASA/Isaac WatsonA new International Docking Adapter, called IDA-3, is scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station this July aboard SpaceX's 18th cargo resupply mission to the microgravity laboratory. When installed on the space station, the one-of-a-kind outpost will have two common ports enabling expanded opportunities for visiting vehicles, including new spacecraft designed to carry humans for NASA's Commercial Crew Program.The docking adapters are the physical connections spacecraft like Boeing's CST-100 Starliner, SpaceX's Crew Dragon and future, yet-to-be designed international spacecraft will use to autonomously attach to station. The adapters are important because the plans are readily available for spacecraft builders and standardize a host of docking requirements.The International Docking Adapter 3, a critical component for future crewed missions to the International Space Station, is carefully packed away in the unpressurized "trunk" section of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at the SpaceX facility on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on June 19. Photo credit: NASA/Cory HustonCurrently stowed in the trunk of SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft, the IDA-3 was assembled at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and comprises of a number of sensors that spacecraft will communicate with and connect to through use of onboard computers and navigation systems. Docking requires no crew assistance and can be completed much more quickly than the berthing process often used for cargo spacecraft today, which may involve astronauts aboard the station manually capturing spacecraft using a robotic arm then maneuvering the craft to attach to a common hatch mechanism.IDA-3 is one of the primary payloads on the SpaceX resupply mission and is identical to the International Docking Adapter-2, IDA-2, installed in the summer of 2016. IDA-2 was used by SpaceX during the company's first uncrewed flight test, called Demo-1, for commercial crew. Both docking adapters were built by Boeing.Once at the space station, flight controllers will use the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm to remove the IDA-3 from Dragon's trunk and place it over a Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA-3) on the station's Harmony module, or Node 2. Later this summer, two Expedition 60 crew members will perform a spacewalk to permanently install the IDA-3 to PMA-3.The SpaceX CRS-18 mission is scheduled to launch at 7:35 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 21, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. After its arrival, the Dragon cargo spacecraft will remain at the space station for about a month.
ЦитироватьChris B - NSF @NASASpaceflight 2 ч.2 часа назадSpaceX Falcon 9 B1056.2 is set to undergo its Static Fire test at SLC-40 on Tuesday ahead of the CRS-18 mission. Test window opens at 11:00 local.
Цитировать Chris B - NSF @NASASpaceflight 18 мин. назадStatic Fire for CRS-18 on track as the booster has rolled out of the HIF for tomorrow morning's test.
ЦитироватьCrew and Cargo Rockets Poised for Rollout Ahead of Weekend LaunchesMark GarciaPosted Jul 15, 2019 at 1:48 pmTwo rockets will be rolling out to their launch pads this week in Kazakhstan and Florida to blastoff to the International Space Station. The orbiting Expedition 60 trio will be welcoming three new crewmates Saturday and receive more science experiments and crew supplies next Tuesday, July 23....The SpaceX Dragon space freighter is launching from Kennedy Space Center at 7:35 p.m. on Sunday for its 18th contracted mission to resupply the orbiting lab. The reusable cargo craft is delivering a variety of research gear supporting future space missions and healthier humans. NASA TV is broadcasting live the launch and arrival of both missions to the station.Flight Engineers Nick Hague and Christina Koch continue training today for the robotic capture of Dragon when it arrives early next Tuesday. Hague will command the Canadarm2 to reach out and grapple Dragon around 7 a.m. while Koch monitors the spacecraft's approach and rendezvous....
ЦитироватьChris B - NSF @NASASpaceflight 3 мин. назадARTICLE:Falcon 9 preparing for Static Fire test ahead of CRS-18 mission -https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/07/falcon-9-static-fire-test-crs-18/ ...First article for NSF by Tobias Corbett (@corbett_tobias)
ЦитироватьSpaceflight Now @SpaceflightNow 12 мин. назадA Falcon 9 rocket was fueled for a 9:30am EDT (1330 GMT) hot fire this morning but the test did not occur. It's unclear when SpaceX might try again. The rocket is being readied for a space station cargo delivery mission currently scheduled to launch July 21.
ЦитироватьChris B - NSF @NASASpaceflight 22 мин. назадFalcon 9 B1056.2 on SLC-40 has been somewhat overshadowed by the anniversary on 39A. Window for the Static Fire is about to open, but she's not showing signs of venting yet.Remember, it's rare they fire up at the top of the test window, which lasts for about six hours.12 мин. назадDelayed 24 hours - just flashed up on the Range. No reason given, but won't impact the launch date for CRS-18 as there's still plenty of time in the flow.
ЦитироватьEmre KellyПодлинная учетная запись @EmreKelly 15 июл.Launch hazard area issued by 45th Space Wing for 7/21 #SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from CCAFS on CRS-18. Instantaneous window at 1935 ET (2335 UTC). Landing Zone 1.
ЦитироватьNTTTA0312/19 - AIRSPACE DEBRIS RE-ENTRY WITHIN AN AREA BOUNDED BY FOLLOWING POINTS: 4051S16316W-3946S16254W-3904S16226W-3729S16044W-3156S15208W-2939S14746W-2855S14540W-2841S14423W-2851S14339W-2944S14329W-3042S14345W-3316S14541W-3712S15031W-3858S15349W-4057S15833W-4114S16119WTO POINT OF ORIGIN.THIS AREA IS PROHIBITED DURING ACTIVITY.SFC - UNL, 22 0026-0111, 23 0003-0047, 22 JUL 00:26 2019 UNTIL 23 JUL 00:47 2019.CREATED: 17 JUL 01:27 2019NZZOB4256/19 - TEMPO DANGER AREA NZD028 (EAST AUCKLAND OCEANIC FIR) IS PRESCRIBED AS FLW:ALL THAT AIRSPACE BOUNDED BY A LINE JOININGS 30 00 00 W 143 33 25S 30 42 00 W 143 45 00S 33 16 00 W 145 41 00S 37 12 00 W 150 31 00S 38 58 00 W 153 49 00S 40 57 00 W 158 33 00S 41 14 00 W 161 19 00S 40 51 00 W 163 16 00S 39 46 00 W 162 54 00S 39 04 00 W 162 26 00S 37 29 00 W 160 44 00S 31 56 00 W 152 08 00S 30 00 00 W 148 26 10S 30 00 00 W 143 33 25ACTIVITY: SPACE DEBRIS RETURNUSER AGENCY: FOREIGN SPACE AGENCYPRESCRIBED PURSUANT TO CIVIL AVIATION RULE PART 71 UNDER A DELEGATED AUTHORITY ISSUED BY THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION.SFC - FL999, 22 JUL 00:20 2019 UNTIL 22 JUL 01:15 2019.CREATED: 17 JUL 05:27 2019