• Space Station Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:55:41 +0000
    Off The Earth, For The Earth

    • Final Week for Station Trio as Science Continues Unabated Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:55:41 +0000
      Three Expedition 59 crewmembers are beginning their final week aboard the International Space Station and readying their spacesuits and Soyuz crew ship for the return to Earth. The orbital residents also continued a variety of human research activities amidst the deployment of tiny satellites today. Flight Engineers Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques are set to …
    • Today’s Advanced Research Goes From Free-flying Robots to Anti-Gravity Pants Fri, 14 Jun 2019 16:09:36 +0000
      Robotics, combustion and human research were the primary focus of today’s science schedule aboard the International Space Station. The Expedition 59 crewmembers also checked out U.S. spacesuits and specialized pants designed to counteract some of the effects of living in microgravity. Astrobee, a tiny cube-shaped free-flying robotic assistant, is being tested aboard the orbital lab …
    • Crew Preps for Split, Studies Space Effects on Human Body Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:13:56 +0000
      The Expedition 59 crew will split up later this month when three International Space Station residents return to Earth. The other three crewmembers today practiced evacuating the orbiting lab in the unlikely event of an emergency. Station Commander Oleg Kononenko will depart home with Flight Engineers Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques inside the Soyuz MS-11 …
    • Station Biomedical and Behavioral Studies Informing Future Missions Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:05:21 +0000
      The Expedition 59 crew collected blood and breath samples today to test new biomedical gear and protect future astronauts going to the Moon and Mars. The orbital residents also participated in a pair of behavioral studies aboard the International Space Station. The five-year-old Airway Monitoring study from the European Space Agency is analyzing exhaled Nitric …
    • Health Checkups, Station Gardening and Space Science Fill Tuesday Tue, 11 Jun 2019 16:23:08 +0000
      Four Expedition 59 astronauts underwent periodic health checkups and regularly scheduled eye scans today. The International Space Station residents also had time set aside for space gardening, furnace work, crew ship packing and radiation checks. Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch started Tuesday morning checking each other’s vital signs including temperature, blood pressure, pulse and …
    • Station Trio Prepping for June 24 Homecoming Mon, 10 Jun 2019 17:08:38 +0000
      Three Expedition 59 crewmembers are getting ready to end their stay at the International Space Station after six and a half months in space. Meanwhile, mission scientists continue exploring how microgravity impacts the human body. Flight Engineers Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques will flank Commander Oleg Kononenko inside the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft when they return …
    • Three-Day Weekend for Astronauts as Cosmonauts Study Space Exercises Fri, 07 Jun 2019 15:59:01 +0000
      Four Expedition 59 astronauts are taking a three-day weekend aboard the International Space Station after packing a U.S. space freighter for return to Earth. The two cosmonauts focused on exercise studies, physics research and life support maintenance on the Russian side of the orbiting lab. NASA astronauts Christina Koch, Anne McClain and Nick Hague and …
    • BEAM Opens for Tests; Crew Studies Biotech and Fluid Physics Thu, 06 Jun 2019 15:21:38 +0000
      The International Space Station’s BEAM opened up today for environmental sampling and cargo stowage activities as NASA continues to test the commercial module.  The Expedition 59 crew also explored biotechnology and fluid physics to improve Earth applications and space habitability. Astronauts Anne McClain, Christina Koch and David Saint-Jacques checked out BEAM, the Bigelow Expandable Activity …
    • Eye and Artery Scans, Robotics and Fluid Studies for Earth and Space Benefits Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:17:29 +0000
      The International Space Station residents continued exploring today what living off the Earth for long periods is doing to their body. The Expedition 59 crew also researched ways to improve life in space and even filmed a virtual experience aboard the orbiting lab. NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch took turns serving as Crew …
    • US, Russian Spaceships Depart Amid Physics and Biology on Station Tue, 04 Jun 2019 14:18:34 +0000
      A pair of U.S. and Russian resupply ships have departed the International Space Station this week. Russia’s Progress 71 (71P) cargo craft undocked this morning and the SpaceX Dragon returned to Earth Monday. The 71P, packed with trash and unused hardware, undocked from the aft end of the Zvezda service module today at 3:40 a.m. …
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