Category: ISS & Mars

Dragon spacecraft proves resilience again and is cleared for rendezvous ISS on with ISS for Sunday March 3

Management of the ISS unanimously agrees that the Dragon’s propulsion system is operating normally along with its other systems. Therefore they cleared the Dragon for rendezvous for early Sunday. From 30 feet below the complex Kevin Fordm, the present ISS station commander will use the robotic arm to grapple Dragon at 6:3 1 a.m. EST […]

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Explore Mars saddened by the passing of Jesco von Puttkamer

Explore Mars, Inc. is saddened by the passing of Jesco von Puttkamer.  Jesco worked at NASA for fifty years. In 1962, he left Germany to join Werner von Braun’s rocket team in Huntsville, Alabama and worked as an engineer on the Apollo Program. In the early 1970s, he moved to NASA HQ where he worked on numerous […]

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Upcoming Dragon flight events on NASA TV

October 6, Saturday 3 p.m. – NASA Science Briefing – KSC (All Channels) 6 p.m. – SpaceX CRS-1/Dragon Pre-Launch Briefing – KSC (All Channels) October 7, Sunday 7 p.m. – Launch Coverage for the SpaceX/Dragon CRS-1 Mission to the International Space Station (Launch scheduled at 8:35 p.m. ET) – KSC (All Channels) 10 p.m. – SpaceX CRS-1/Dragon Post-Launch […]

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2012 ISS & Mars video+audio available

The full webcast video from the April 2012 ISS & Mars conference in Strasbourg, France, is available on our YouTube page, in this six part playlist. Please note the playback time is 11 hours and 31 minutes, covering all presentations from both days of the event. Playlist URL: Most of the content is in […]

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Why ISS Can Advance Mars Exploration

by Chris Carberry Monday, May 14, 2012 When ExploreMars first decided to begin the International Space Station and Mars Conference series, I was quite skeptical. Like many others in the Mars community, I didn’t see how ISS could be of much value to Mars exploration. Truth be told, I thought it served as nothing but […]

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