Atlantis Mission Crew History of space shuttle program was designed to carry space apparatus

History of space shuttle program was designed to carry space apparatus and up to seven crew members and passengers to the outer space. The initial objective was to make space shuttle a manned, multipurpose orbital launch space plane. This plan of …

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International Space Station

Are there any spiders living in the international space station, unintentionally?

I am wondering if the people living inside the space station have to clean annoying webs out from hard-to-reach corners.

They would die for lack of bugs. Spiders do occasionally hitchhike to South Pole station. They build webs, but eventually die …

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Space Station Expedition

How do the nauts get to the space station?

I keep hearing about capsules..but I really don't understand. They don't actually take the space shuttle? and when they do a "hand off" as in the Expedition 16-17, three go up and three go home? How do they leave? Isn't there a space …

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Soyuz Tma

Soyuz Tma

Space tourist Gregory Olsen and the twelfth ISS crew lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad inside their Soyuz TMA-7 at about 11:55 p.m. EDT on October 1. Olsen, who paid $20 million to be a "spaceflight participant" as he calls it, joins an elite group of space tourists: Dennis Tito was …

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Space Suit Orlan

Space item Collectables?

I've just purchased a Glove used from a Russian Orlan Space Suit flown on the Soyuz 7 (1980's) in orbit and used in outer space walks. The item also comes with a COA in russian.

I've paid under £500 for the item on ebay in what seems good value …

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Space Station Iss

One of the world's most accurate atomic clocks is to be launched into orbit and attached to the International Space Station (ISS) thanks to an agreement signed by the French space agency.

The PHARAO (Projet d'Horloge Atomique par Refroidissement d'Atomes en Orbite) atomic clock is to attached to the ISS in an …

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