Tim Peake explains gyroscopes in space and why they are important
Welcome home to Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko from 340 days on the International Space Station. What a feeling it must be to know gravity again.
Can you imagine a year in space? In March 2015, 2 space explorers, NASA’s Mark Kelly and Russia’s Mikhail Kornienko started a year-long mission aboard the International Space Station.
The physiological changes will give us some idea what will happen on a longer duration mission such as a trip to Mars.
As the International Space Station falls around the Earth, every now and then its orbit needs to be raised. A reboost was done very recently and ESA’s Tim Peake shows us how it was accomplished.
Pre-reboost: 398.2 x 407.4 km – inclination 51.64° – Period: 92.62min (247.4 x 253.1 miles)
Post-reboost: 402.1 x 406.9 km – inclination 51.64° – Period: 92.66min (249.9 x 252.8 miles)
Orbital’s Cygnus cargo ship will be leaving the International Space Station today. The cargo ship is scheduled to be released from Canadarm 2 at 12:35 UTC.
After it is released there will be two thruster burns on the cargo ship to push it into the atmosphere where it will burn up over the Pacific Ocean.
Coverage starts at 12:00 UTC. The deorbit burns and re-entry will not be shown on the video.
Hopefully the space suit problems that have been cropping up will come to an end. I would imagine it would be pretty stressful working in suits you may not have complete faith in.
Scott Kelly of NASA and Flight Engineer Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos discuss the final phase of their year-long mission on the International Space Station.
An update to the activities on the ISS.