The leaky spacesuit worn by Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano during a spacewalk last July had leaked a week earlier, a problem that NASA failed to correctly diagnose, a panel investigating the near-drowning has found.
After the discovery of a leak of ammonia coolant supplying one of the International Space Station solar arrays on Thursday, NASA managers have decided to plan for an unscheduled spacewalk on Saturday to repair the problem. Continue reading →
On May 21, 1965, NASA released the Gemini 4 press kit -- in it was a surprise paragraph, one that would change the shape of NASA spaceflight history forever.
Outside of sci-fi fanboy dreams, space suits are generally a rather unsexy affair. In this post, we'll slip into some of the more visual alluring (and revealing) numbers to come down the cosmic fashion runway.
On the afternoon of June 3, 1965, Ed White stood up on his seat and stuck his head out of Gemini 4's open hatch into space.