ECOSTRESS Will Measure the Temperature of Plants from Space

ECOSTRESS Will Measure the Temperature of Plants from Space

NASA new mission that is called ECOSTRESS, or ECOsystem Spaceborne soon will be installed on the International Space Station. This is a mission when ECOSTRESS will measure the temperature of plants from space. This will allow researchers to determine plant water use and to study how drought conditions affect plant health. Scientists will have a chance to use that temperature data to better understand how much water plants need.

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3 Space Station Crewmembers Came Back to Earth

3 Space Station Crewmembers Came Back to Earth

The Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft parachutes down to Earth on April 10, 2017 with 3 members of Expedition 50 on beard. On Tuesday February 27, 3 Expedition 54 crewmembers came back from the International Space Station in the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft. They came back to Earth yesterday after spending 168 days abroad the International Space Station(ISS). NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonaut departed the ISS at 6:00.

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The Dragon Capsule Will Have the Rendezvous With the Space Station

The Dragon Capsule is preparing to do the first operation, from dozen missions for Nasa. The time of launch is 8:35 p.m. on Oct. 7 from Florida Station. The spacecraft will join with International Space Station after three days. The flight, named CRS -1, will begin and do the same rendezvous with the station, as the previous craft. The Dragon capsule will go to space, on 9 rocket and 9 kerosene- and oxygen-powered engines. When the Dragon capsule is in orbit, after eleven minutes, a controllers will begin the testing of rendezvous’ sensors from the Earth. The SpaceX craft will spend about three weeks, then the craft will return to the Earth. The difference of this mission from the previous, is that the Dragon capsule will be filled by the cargo for an operational mission. In the capsule will be the freezer for the station’s samples, and the locker, which will be filled by variety materials, for those astronomers, who lives and works in the station.

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Spacex Dragon

SpaceX Dragon capsule Returns to Earth

The American SpaceX company’s Dragon cargo capsule is heading back to Earth having spent a week attached to the International Space Station (ISS). Built by commercial company Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), the Dragon capsule was detached from the space station by astronauts using the outpost’s robotic arm, which officially released the spacecraft at 5:49 a.m. EDT (0949 GMT). Dragon is the first private spacecraft ever to visit the $100 billion space station.

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Spacex Falcon 9

Space X Launches Falcon 9 Rocket

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket roars into space and delivered a Dragon cargo capsule into orbit on May 22, 2012. The launch began an ambitious mission to show that the company is ready to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. As said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden the significance of this day cannot be overstated. While there is a lot of work ahead to successfully complete this mission, the start is good.

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Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX Replaced Faulty Engine Valve on Private Rocket

SpaceX engineers have replaced a faulty engine valve on a private rocket carrying the first commercial space capsule bound for the International Space Station following the last-second abort during an attempted liftoff on May 19 (Saturday). The valve replacement came after SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, which will loft the firm’s unmanned Dragon capsule toward the station, aborted its launch attempt a half-second before liftoff from a pad here at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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Soyuz TMA 04M Rocket

US-Russian Crew Arrives at International Space Station

An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station early on May 17, kicking off a four-month stay aboard the orbiting laboratory. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Joe Acaba and cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin docked with the space station at 12:36 a.m. EDT (0436 GMT) Thursday as the two spacecraft soared 249 miles above the border between Mongolia and Kazakhstan.

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NASA Powered Down Endeavor

NASA shut down space shuttle Endeavour for the final time on May 11, 2012. Space shuttle technicians working inside Orbiter Processing Facility-2 (OPF-2) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida powered down Endeavour, the youngest of the retired fleet’s orbiters, at 9:58 a.m. EDT (1358 GMT) as they moved forward with preparations for the winged spacecraft’s museum display. This September, NASA will mount Endeavour on top of a modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft and ferry it to Los Angeles for its exhibit at the California Science Center.

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