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Testing Composite Cryotank Technology For Future Deep Space Missions
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NASA has completed a complex series of tests on one of the largest composite cryogenic fuel tanks ever manufactured, bringing the aerospace industry much closer to designing, building, and flying lightweight, composite tanks on rockets. At NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, the tank was lowered into a structural test stand where it was tested with cryogenic hydrogen and structural loads to simulate stresses the tank would experience during launch. The project is part of NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate, which is innovating, developing, testing and flying hardware for use in NASA's future missions. Cryogenic propellants are gasses chilled to subfreezing temperatures and condensed to form highly combustible liquids, providing high-energy propulsion solutions critical to future, long-term human exploration missions beyond low-Earth orbit. In the past, propellant tanks have been fabricated out of metals. Switching from metallic to composite construction holds the potential to dramatically increase the performance capabilities of future space systems through a dramatic reduction in weight. > NASA Completes Successful Battery of Tests on Composite Cryotank Image Credit: NASA/David Olive...
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10:45 a.m., Tuesday, August 19 - ISS Expedition 40 In-Flight Event (all channels)

 

5:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 20 - NASA, National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution Present “Ancient Earth, Alien Earth” – How Earth History Teaches Us about Planets Orbiting Other Stars (all channels)

 

TBD, Friday, August 22 - ISS Expedition 40 In-Flight Event for ESA with Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst (all channels)

 

8:50 a.m., Friday, August 22 - ISS Expedition 40 In-Flight Event for ESA with Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst (all channels)

 

8:55 a.m., Friday, August 22 - ISS Expedition 40 In-Flight Event for ESA with Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst (all channels)

 

1:10 p.m., Wednesday, August 27 - ISS Expedition 40 In-Flight Educational Event with the Elliot Ranch Elementary School in Elk Grove, CA and NASA Commander Steve Swanson and Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman (all channels)

 

TBD, Tuesday, September 2 - ISS Expedition 40 In-Flight Educational Event for ESA with TBD and Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst (NTV-1 and NTV-2 with translation; NTV-3 in native language) (all channels)

 

TBD, Tuesday, September 2 - ISS Expedition 40 In-Flight Educational Event with the Infinity Science Center at the Stennis Space Center, MS and NASA Commander Steve Swanson and Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman (all channels)

 

TBD, Thursday, September 4 - ISS Expedition 40 In-Flight Event for ESA with the European Union Parliament in Strasburg, Germany and Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst (NTV-1 and NTV-2 with translation; NTV-3 in native language) (all channels)

 

10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 4 - Video File of the ISS Expedition 41/42 Qualification Training Simulation Runs at Star City, Russia (all channels)

 

2 p.m., Friday, September 5 - Video File of the ISS Expedition 41/42 Crew News Conference at Star City, Russia and Ceremonial Visit to Red Square in Moscow (all channels) 5:30 a.m., Monday, September 8 - Video B-Roll Feed of Training for Expedition 41 Flight Engineer Barry Wilmore of NASA (all channels)

 

6 a.m., Monday, September 8 - Live Interviews with Expedition 41 Flight Engineer Barry Wilmore of NASA from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia (all channels)

 

TBD, Tuesday, September 9 - ISS Expedition 40/41 Change of Command Ceremony (Swanson hands over ISS command to Suraev) (all channels)

 

3:15 p.m., Wednesday, September 10 - ISS Expedition 40 Farewells and Hatch Closure Coverage (hatch closure scheduled at 3:40 p.m. ET) (all channels)

 

6:45 p.m., Wednesday, September 10 - ISS Expedition 40/Soyuz TMA-12M Undocking Coverage (undocking scheduled at 7 p.m. ET) (all channels)

 

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12 p.m., Thursday, September 11 - Video File of the ISS Expedition 40/Soyuz TMA-12M Landing and Post-Landing Activities; scheduled to include a post-landing interview with Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson of NASA and the return of Cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev to C (all channels)

 

10 p.m., Thursday, September 11 - The Theodore von Kármán Lecture Series: Sam Thurman, Deputy Project Manager of the Upcoming SMAP Mission on Measuring Soil Moisture from Space - JPL (all channels)

 

10 a.m., Friday, September 12 - Video File of the ISS Expedition 41/42 Crew Departure from Star City, Russia for Baikonur, Kazakhstan (all channels)

 

9 a.m., Thursday, September 18 - Live Interviews for European Media with Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (NTV-1 and NTV-2 with Interpretation; NTV-3 to Europe in native language) (all channels)

 

1:30 p.m., Thursday, September 18 - Video B-Roll Feed of ISS Expedition 42-43 Crew Training (all channels)

 

2 p.m., Thursday, September 18 - ISS Expedition 42-43 Crew News Conference (Anton Shkaplerov, Terry Virts, Samantha Cristoforetti) (all channels)

 

10 p.m., Thursday, October 9 - The Theodore von Kármán Lecture Series: Art Chmielewski, Manager US Rosetta Project, on the Mission and the NASA Instruments Chasing Comet #67P on ESA's Rosetta Spacecraft (all channels)

 

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May 6 - Cygnus (Orb-2) launch
May 9 - Cygnus (Orb-2) capture and berthing (to Harmony nadir) by SSRMS
May 14 - Soyuz TMA-11M undocking (from Rassvet) and landing [Tyurin, Mastracchio, Wakata]
May 28 - Soyuz TMA-13M launch [Suraev, Wiseman, Gerst] and docking (to Rassvet)
June 10 - Progress M-21M undocking (from Zvezda)
July 10 (TBD) - spacewalk (ISS U.S. EVA-26) from Quest airlock [Swanson, Wiseman]
June 15 - Cygnus (Orb-2) unberthing (from Harmony nadir) and releasing by SSRMS
July 17 (TBD) - spacewalk (ISS U.S. EVA-27) from Quest airlock [Wiseman, Gerst]
July 22 - Progress M-23M undocking (from Pirs)
July 23 - Progress M-24M launch and docking (to Pirs)
July 25 - ATV-5 "Georges Lemaître" launch
August 8 - Dragon (SpX-4) launch
August 10 - Dragon (SpX-4) capture and berthing (to Harmony nadir) by SSRMS
August 12 - ATV-5 "Georges Lemaître" docking (to Zvezda)
August - spacewalk (ISS Russian EVA-38) from Pirs airlock [Skvortsov, Artemyev]
September 9 - Dragon (SpX-4) unberthing (from Harmony nadir) and releasing by SSRMS
September 11 - Soyuz TMA-12M undocking (from Poisk) and landing [Skvortsov, Artemyev, Swanson]
September 25 - Soyuz TMA-14M launch [Samokutyaev, Serova, Wilmore] and docking (to Poisk)
October 3 - Cygnus (Orb-3) launch
October 6 - Cygnus (Orb-3) capture and berthing (to Harmony nadir) by SSRMS
October 27 - Progress M-24M undocking (from Pirs)
October 29 - Progress M-25M launch and docking (to Pirs)
November 10 - Soyuz TMA-13M undocking (from Rassvet) and landing [Suraev, Wiseman, Gerst]
November 15 - Cygnus (Orb-3) unberthing (from Harmony nadir) and releasing by SSRMS
November 24 - Soyuz TMA-15M launch [Shkaplerov, Cristoforetti, Virts] and docking (to Rassvet)
November 26 - Dragon (SpX-5) launch
November 28 - Dragon (SpX-5) capture and berthing (to Harmony nadir) by SSRMS
December 15 (TBD) - ATV-5 "Georges Lemaître" undocking (from Zvezda)
December 28 - Dragon (SpX-5) unberthing (from Harmony nadir) and releasing by SSRMS

2015
TBD - Dragon (SpX-6) launch
TBD - Dragon (SpX-6) capture and berthing (to Harmony nadir) by SSRMS
TBD - Dragon (SpX-6) unberthing (from Harmony nadir) and releasing by SSRMS
January 18 - Cygnus (Orb-4) launch
January 21 - Cygnus (Orb-4) capture and berthing (to Harmony nadir) by SSRMS
February 1 - HTV-5 "Kounotori-5" launch
February 3 - Progress M-26M launch and docking (to Zvezda)
February - HTV-5 "Kounotori-5" capture and berthing (to Harmony nadir) by SSRMS
February - spacewalk (ISS U.S. EVA) from Quest airlock
February - spacewalk (ISS U.S. EVA) from Quest airlock
March - HTV-5 "Kounotori-5" unberthing (from Harmony nadir) and release by SSRMS
March 7 - Cygnus (Orb-4) unberthing (from Harmony nadir) and releasing by SSRMS
March 12 - Soyuz TMA-14M undocking (from Poisk) and landing [Samokutyaev, Serova, Wilmore]
March 28 - Soyuz TMA-16M launch [Padalka, Kornienko, Kelly] and docking (to Poisk)
April 2 - Dragon (SpX-7) launch
April 4 - Dragon (SpX-7) capture and berthing (to Harmony nadir) by SSRMS
April - spacewalk (ISS U.S. EVA) from Quest airlock
April 28 - Progress M-25M undocking (from Pirs)
April 30 - Progress M-27M launch and docking (to Pirs)
May 4 - Dragon (SpX-7) unberthing (from Harmony nadir) and releasing by SSRMS
May 12 - Soyuz TMA-15M undocking (from Rassvet) and landing [Shkaplerov, Cristoforetti, Virts]
May 26 - Soyuz TMA-17M launch [Kononenko, Yui, Lindgren] and docking (to Rassvet)
middle of June - PMA-3 relocation (from Tranquility port to Harmony zenith) by SSRMS
June 19 - Dragon (SpX-8) launch
June 21 - Dragon (SpX-8) capture and berthing (to Harmony nadir) by SSRMS
beginning of July - PMM Leonardo relocation (from Unity nadir to Tranquility forward) by SSRMS
July 21 - Dragon (SpX-8) unberthing (from Harmony nadir) and releasing by SSRMS
July 24 - Cygnus (Orb-5) launch
July 27 - Cygnus (Orb-5) capture and berthing (to Harmony nadir) by SSRMS
July 28 - Progress M-27M undocking (from Pirs)
July 30 - Progress M-28M launch and docking (to Pirs)
August 22 - Progress M-26M undocking (from Zvezda)
August 26 - Cygnus (Orb-5) unberthing (from Harmony nadir) and releasing by SSRMS
September 29 - Progress M-28M undocking (from Pirs)
October 1 - Soyuz TMA-16M relocation (from Poisk to Zvezda)
October 4 - Soyuz TMA-18M launch [Volkov, Mogensen, Brightman] and docking (to Poisk)
October 14 - Soyuz TMA-16M undocking (from Zvezda) and landing [Padalka, Mogensen, Brightman]
October 22 - Progress MS launch and docking (to Zvezda)
November (TBD) - Nauka launch
November 11 - Dragon (SpX-9) launch
November 13 - Dragon (SpX-9) capture and berthing (to Harmony nadir) by SSRMS
November 16 - Soyuz TMA-17M undocking (from Rassvet) and landing [Kononenko, Yui, Lindgren]
November 30 - Soyuz TMA-19M launch and docking (to Rassvet) [TBD, Kopra, Peake]
December 28 - Dragon (SpX-9) unberthing (from Harmony nadir) and releasing by SSRMS
December - spacewalk (ISS U.S. EVA) from Quest airlock

2016
January 4 - Cygnus (Orb-6) launch
January 7 - Cygnus (Orb-6) capture and berthing (to Harmony nadir) by SSRMS
February 6 - Cygnus (Orb-6) unberthing (from Harmony nadir) and releasing by SSRMS
February 8 - HTV-6 "Kounotori-6" launch
February 13 - HTV-6 "Kounotori-6" capture and berthing (to Unity nadir) by SSRMS
February 19 - Dragon (SpX-10) launch
February 21 - Dragon (SpX-10) capture and berthing (to Harmony nadir) by SSRMS
February 22 - Progress MS-2 launch and docking (to Pirs)
March 14 - HTV-6 "Kounotori-6" unberthing (from Unity nadir) and release by SSRMS
March 16 - Soyuz TMA-18M undocking (from Poisk) and landing [Volkov, Kornienko, Kelly]
March 23 - Dragon (SpX-10) unberthing (from Harmony nadir) and releasing by SSRMS
March 30 - Soyuz MS launch and docking (to Poisk) [Ovchinin, Skripochka, J.Williams]

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