A small air leak at the International Space Station finally has been traced to the Russian side, following a middle-of-the-night search by astronauts.
These were the details of the news A NASA expert: The location of the air leak in the. for this day.
Crew members have been hunting for the source over several weeks. The cosmetic product "will be photographed in the space station's iconic cupola window to create images for use on Estée Lauder's social media platforms", the company said. NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker as well as Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi will be aboard, headed to the ISS. After a more than two-month stay at the International Space Station, the capsule, with astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard, returned safely to Earth in August.
In addition to reinforcing the part of the heat shield, he said the company is refining how it measures the capsule's altitude as it returns to Earth.
NASA and SpaceX are targeting 2:40 a.m. EDT on October 31 for the launch of the agency's SpaceX Crew-1 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), according to a NASA briefing on Tuesday.
The crew's more than six month mission in space, enabled by SpaceX's new gumdrop-shaped Crew Dragon space capsule, comes as NASA regains its capability of sending astronauts to space after almost a decade-long dependence on Russia's Soyuz vehicles.
The event marks the first time an worldwide crew will fly aboard a NASA-certified, commercially-owned and operated American rocket and spacecraft from American soil.
The upgraded Crew Dragon will carry SpaceX's 21st cargo resupply mission to the ISS.
This included tests with the environmental control system, displays, maneuvering thrusters and other technologies.
"We have the time". The new system can also handle larger crews, requires less maintenance, and better accommodates female astronauts.
NASA announced in June 2019 that it was opening the ISS up to both space tourists and commercial activities "so US industry innovation and ingenuity can accelerate a thriving commercial economy in low-Earth orbit".