- August 10, 2018
Zero Robotics Middle School Finals on the ISS
After a summer of learning to code and competing in virtual phases of the Zero Robotics competition, the finalists will upload their code to the real SPHERES robots on the ISS. Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold will referee the action onboard the ISS.
Students will gather at MIT (Cambridge, MA) and the Center for Space Education at Kennedy Space Center (Cape Canaveral, FL) and there will be a live stream of the tournament online.
Related story: Students’ Code Controls Robots on the Space Station
- July 23-26, 2018
ISS Research and Development Conference
The International Space Station Research and Development Conference is the best place to learn about the recent achievements and still-untapped potential of the ISS in the realms of science, technology, and industry. Plenary sessions feature several astronauts. Technical sessions show in detail how ISS-based research can benefit humanity and pave the way for commercialization of low earth orbit.
Learn more and register at issconference.org.
- June 29, 2018
SpaceX CRS-15 Launch
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will carry a Dragon capsule with cargo. It is scheduled to launch at 5:41 am EDT (09:41 GMT) from Space Launch Complex (SLC) 40 at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
Check the Launch Schedule page in mid-June for a video overview of the supplies and science experiments on this mission.
- June 8, 2018
New Crew Docks with ISS
A Soyuz rocket launched on June 6, 2018, crewed by NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, and Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev. They will spend two days catching up to and aligning with the ISS.
They are scheduled to dock on June 8 at 9:07 am and open the hatch around 11:05 am EDT. NASA TV will cover the docking and welcome onboard the ISS.