Astronauts Help Prepare Robotic Refueling Mission for Resumed Ops
- Even fix-it experiments in space sometimes need a little help from their astronaut friends. Working within the International Space Station's Japanese Experiment Module Airlock in the early hours of March 26, 2015, Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti (visible in image), supported by Commander Terry Virts, successfully took the next steps to prepare NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission, or RRM, for resumed operations. [Learn more]
"Fixing Hubble" Talk
- Frank Cepollina, veteran leader of the five servicing missions to the Hubble Space Telescope , gave a talk entitled "Fixing Hubble: Dare to Dream the Impossible, and the Incredible Will Happen," on February 26, 2015, at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) in Washington, DC. Cepollina shared the stories, challenges, and significance of the Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions and examined the resounding impact they have had on the public and their perception of science. Image credit: NASA. #Hubble25 > Archived recording of Cepollina's talk
"Gadgets and Gears Day"
- Robots, dinosaurs, and kids — what could be better? In the shadow of an ominous Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton, volunteers from NASA's Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office hosted an interactive booth for "Gadgets and Gears Day" on February 28, 2015 at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, Md. During the four-hour event, hundreds of kids tried their hand at controlling a robot as they learned about the basics of robotics and engineering. Image credit: NASA.
Robotic Refueling Mission - Phase 2 Hardware Delivered to Space Station
- Who doesn't love an upgrade? Newer, better and oh so shiny is great, but what's really fantastic is when a change unlocks new possibilities. That's the case with NASA's fix-it investigation on the International Space Station, the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM). The award-winning endeavor moved one step closer to its 2.0 update with the delivery of new RRM hardware aboard the European Automated Transfer Vehicle 5, which docked with the space station today. > Read more