In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo mission reaches the International Space Station. Launching of NOAA’s JPSS-1 advanced weather satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, is delayed until early Wednesday.
Human Space Exploration
Cygnus cargo ship delivers holiday goodies and science gear to Space Station
Coalition Member in the News (Orbital ATK)
Space.com (11/14): Orbital ATK’s eighth NASA contracted Cygnus resupply capsule rendezvoused with the International Space Station early Tuesday. European and U.S. astronauts Paulo Nespoli and Randy Bresnik teamed to grapple the Cygnus capsule named for the late Apollo 17 commander Gene Cernan at 5:04 a.m., EST, using the Station’s Canadian robot arm. The capsule and its 7,400 pound cargo of crew supplies, science experiments and technology demonstration lifted off early Sunday from NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
His very own asteroid: Space rock named for Italian astronaut
Space News (11/13): European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano is the namesake for an asteroid, 37627 Lucaparmitano, also known as 1993 TD. The asteroid was discovered nearly a quarter century ago by an Italian astronomer.
Rocket issue delays launch of advanced new JPSS-1 weather satellite
Space.com (11/14): NASA delayed the ...