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UrtheCast Space Station Camera Installation Update

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Russian Cosmonauts installing UrtheCast camera.

UrtheCast Corp. announces that on Dec. 27, 2013, its two Earth observation cameras were installed as planned on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS). However, Mission Controllers were unable to confirm that the cameras were receiving power from the ISS.


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Space Station Camera Captures Flooding in Calgary

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Acquired June 22, 2013.

When Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield installed a new "disaster cam" in the Destiny module window on the International Space Station (ISS) in January 2013, little did he know that one of the first disasters photographed would come from his homeland. The camera known as ISERV--the ISS SERVIR Environmental Research and Visualization System--snapped digital images of downtown Calgary as it was inundated by floodwaters in June 2013.

How Canada and NASA Work Together to Support the ISS

How Canada and NASA Work Together to Support the ISS Video in Story

NASA Public Affairs Officer Kelly Humphries interviews Tim Braithwaite, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Liaison Office Manager. The CSA Liaison Office is a small office at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) and the manager works with the space station program to ensure the agencies are working and communicating effectively together.


Historic Space Shuttle Pallet Coming to Canada

Historic Space Shuttle Pallet Coming to Canada

The Spacelab pallet, which was used to carry the Canadarm2 and the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (Dextre) into orbit, will soon be visiting Canada. It has left the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and is now en route to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.



Chris Hadfield and Crew Act as Backups For Upcoming Soyuz Launch

Chris Hadfield and Crew Act as Backups For Upcoming Soyuz Launch

Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Chris Hadfield is currently the backup for NASA astronaut Sunita Williams who is scheduled to take off for the International Space Station on a Soyuz spacecraft at 10:40:03 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, July 14.


Aurora Borealis Over Canada

Aurora Borealis Over Canada Video in Story

Amazing video of a night pass by the International Space Station (ISS) over Canada.
Visible are the cities of Vancouver and Seattle, the Rocky Mountains and the aurora borealis (or northern lights).

The images were taken on February 4. The snowy Canadian landscape was lit by a near Full Moon. Look for the Manicougan Crater in Quebec near the end of the video. This and other videos as well as the individual images which make up the video are available here.


ScienceCasts: Auroras Underfoot

ScienceCasts: Auroras Underfoot Video in Story

Lately, the International Space Station has been flying through geomagnetic storms, giving astronauts an close-up view of the aurora borealis just outside their windows. Courtesy NASA.


International Space Station Heads of Agencies Conclude Meeting and Release Joint Statement

International Space Station Heads of Agencies Conclude Meeting and Release Joint Statement

The leaders of the five space agencies which run the International Space Station (ISS) concluded their meetings in Qubec City with a joint release and press conference. During their meetings, they discussed the current use of the ISS and the potential for future joint space missions.


Video of Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick From Space

Video of Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick From Space Video in Story

This recent video from the International Space Station shows a night time trip over the United States, Southern Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick.


Northern Lights over Canada and the United States

Northern Lights over Canada and the United States Video in Story

Astronauts on the International Space Station recently filmed what is among the most spectacular night imagery ever taken from space of the United States and Canada. The video, comprised of hundreds of sequential still images is now available.


Expedition 30 Launches To The Space Station

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Expedition 30 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko, NASA Flight Engineer Don Petit and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers were launched on the Russian aboard their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft at 13:16 UTC (8:16 a.m. EST) Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.


Expedition 29 Launches to the Space Station

Expedition 29 Launches to the Space Station Video in Story

Expedition 29 Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov, NASA Flight Engineer Dan Burbank and Russian Flight Engineer Anatoly Ivanishin launched on the Russian Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft on November 14, 2011, (November 13 in the United States) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to begin a two-day journey to the International Space Station.


Expedition 29 Set for Launch Tonight onboard Soyuz TMA-22

Expedition 29 Set for Launch Tonight onboard Soyuz TMA-22 Video in Story

Expedition 29 has been given the green light for launch today at 11:13 p.m. EST to the International Space Station. Onboard the Soyuz spacecraft will be Commander Anton Shkaplerov, NASA Flight Engineer Dan Burbank and Russian Flight Engineer Anatoly Ivanishin.


Progress Supply Ship Successfully Launched Into Orbit

Progress Supply Ship Successfully Launched Into Orbit Video in Story

An unmanned Progress cargo ship loaded with 2.9 tons of supplies was successfully launched this morning. Bound for the International Space Station, it is the first launch attempt after the failure of a Soyuz rocket with another unmanned Progress last August.
With this successful launch, the way is clear for the launch of the next ISS three man crew November 14.


International Space Station Video Update for October 24, 2011

International Space Station Video Update for October 24, 2011 Video in Story

The International Space Station video update for October 24, 2011.


International Space Station Video Update for October 22, 2011

International Space Station Video Update for October 22, 2011 Video in Story

The The International Space Station orbit was boosted on Wednesday by approximately 3.2 kilometers in preparation for the next Soyuz Progress resupply mission.


Soyuz TMA-20 Launches Expedition 26 to the ISS Video in Story

A Russian Soyuz rocket lifted off at 2:09 p.m. EST with the Expedition 26 crew onboard headed to the International Space Station. The crew includes Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, American astronaut Catherine Coleman and from the European Space Agency Italian Paolo Nespoli.


Canadian Space Agency Ponders Purchasing Soyuz Ride

Canadian Space Agency Ponders Purchasing Soyuz Ride

In an article posted on Spaceflight Now Gilles Leclerc, Director General of Space Technologies at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) confirms that the International Space Station (ISS) partners have contacted Russia about purchasing an additional Soyuz spacecraft, potentially one new flight per year between 2013 and 2016. Currently an additional seat on a Soyuz costs $56 million based on the last contract signed by the U.S.



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