Space flight, 2013
Platt, Donald Micro Aerospace Solutions, Inc., Melbourne, Florida.
- Human space flight
- Robotic solar system exploration
- Other activities
- Launch summary
- Additional Readings
Commercial space flight continued to gain momentum in 2013. The Orbital Cygnus commercial resupply module flew its first mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in September. SpaceX's Dragon module also continued flights to the ISS for resupply and experiment delivery. Several major issues were faced by crew members on the ISS during the year. An ammonia leak forced an emergency spacewalk in May, and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano had his helmet fill with water during a spacewalk in July.
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