Day: April 29, 2019

Crew Waits for Dragon Mission While Teams Troubleshoot Power Issue

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ISS – Expedition 59 Mission patch. April 29, 2019 A SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is poised to liftoff this week from Florida to the International Space Station. The Expedition 59 crew will welcome Dragon when it arrives three days later carrying nearly 5,500 pounds of cargo. Dragon will be encapsulated atop the Falcon 9 rocket […]

Opportunity’s Final Traverse Map

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NASA – Mars Exploration Rover B (MER-B) patch. April 29, 2019 This final traverse map for NASA’s Opportunity rover shows where the rover was located within Perseverance Valley on June 10, 2018, the last date it made contact with its engineering team. Visible in this map is a yellow traverse route beginning at Opportunity’s landing […]

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of April 22, 2019

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ISS – Expedition 59 Mission patch. April 29, 2019 Astronauts aboard the International Space Station installed a variety of hardware and set up science experiments that arrived via a Cygnus resupply ship last week. Crew members also collected samples for investigations. Here are details on some of the scientific activities the Expedition 59 crew members […]

Scientists get to the bottom of a �spitting� black hole

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ESA – Integral Mission patch. 29 April 2019 Data from ESA�s Integral high-energy observatory have helped shed light on the workings of a mysterious black hole found spitting out �bullets� of plasma while rotating through space. The black hole is part of a binary system known as V404 Cygni and is sucking in material from […]