It turns out Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano does get to have some fun aboard the International Space Station. When last we heard from him, he was forced to perform his space chores like sweeping up moon dust and folding the space laundry. But now that those are taken care of, Mr. Parmitano is allowed Read More
The Final Frontier
Italy accomplished its first space walk at the International Space Station yesterday, and astronaut Luca Parmitano even came bearing tiramisu. But what did the ISS programme force Mr. Parmitano to do for his inaugural jaunt into the ether? Space chores. But moooooom!
Space the Final Frontier
Weather permitting, it looks like Elon Musk and his SpaceX aerospace startup will ride their Dragon cargo capsule into a shiny new era of private enterprise in space Sunday night, when Dragon is set to launch from Cape Canaveral on its first trip to the International Space Station (ISS).
The New York Times reports on Dragon’s payload: