• Space Station Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:35:15 +0000
    Off The Earth, For The Earth

    • Biomedical and Botany Research Today as Station Preps for Sixth Spacecraft Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:35:15 +0000
      Vein scans and eye checks were on the schedule today as the Expedition 59 crew continues ongoing biomedical studies. The International Space Station is also getting ready to host a sixth spacecraft when it arrives next week. Scientists have been observing the space residents all week as they seek to understand the effects of the …
    • More Head and Eye Pressure Research and Dragon Robotics Training Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:54:00 +0000
      The Expedition 59 crew is unloading one U.S. cargo ship today and preparing for the arrival of another after it launches from Florida next week. The orbital residents also continued exploring how microgravity impacts the human body and a variety of terrestrial materials. Astronauts Christina Koch and David Saint-Jacques worked Wednesday afternoon to offload some …
    • Human Research, Materials Science and Robotics on Tuesday’s Schedule Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:51:03 +0000
      The Expedition 59 crew spent the majority of Tuesday conducting space experiments and setting up research hardware. The International Space Station residents are also continuing to unpack a pair of recently arrived cargo ships while training for the next U.S. cargo mission. The weightless conditions of microgravity pull fluids towards an astronaut’s head causing a …
    • New Life Science Begins; Next Dragon Cargo Mission Due Next Week Mon, 22 Apr 2019 16:47:25 +0000
      The Expedition 59 crew has been unpacking Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo craft over the weekend and began science operations on the newly delivered space research. The 17th SpaceX Dragon mission is now due to launch next week to replenish the International Space Station. Three NASA astronauts and one Canadian Space Agency astronaut split the workday …
    • Cygnus Cargo Craft Attached to Station Until July Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:34:08 +0000
      After its capture this morning at 5:28 a.m. EDT, the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft was bolted into place on the International Space Station’s Earth-facing port of the Unity module at 7:31 a.m. At the time of installation, Cygnus was flying 255 miles above the Indian Ocean just south of Singapore. Cygnus will remain at the …
    • Astronaut Commands Robotic Arm to Capture Cygnus Cargo Craft Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:32:54 +0000
      At 5:28 a.m. EDT, Expedition 59 Flight Engineer Anne McClain of NASA used the International Space Station’s robotic Canadarm2 to grapple the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft as David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency monitored Cygnus systems during its approach. Next, ground controllers will command the station’s arm to rotate and install Cygnus, dubbed the S.S. Roger Chaffee, on the bottom …
    • NASA TV Coverage Begins of U.S. Cygnus Craft Approaching Station Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:03:57 +0000
      Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 59 Flight Engineer Anne McClain of NASA will capture the spacecraft assisted by David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, who will monitor Cygnus systems during its approach for capture. They will use the space station’s robotic arm to take hold of the Cygnus, dubbed the S.S. Roger Chaffee. After Cygnus’ capture, ground controllers …
    • NASA TV Broadcasts Friday Arrival of U.S. Resupply Ship to Station Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:47:03 +0000
      A Northrop Grumman cargo ship carrying about 7,600 pounds of science and research investigations, supplies, and hardware is set to arrive to the International Space Station early Friday morning. The uncrewed Cygnus spacecraft launched at 4:46 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 17 on an Antares rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. When Cygnus, dubbed the S.S. Roger Chaffee, arrives to the space station …
    • Crew Prepares for Arrival of Science-Packed Cargo Ship Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:20:05 +0000
      The Cygnus space freighter is on orbit today and refining its approach to the International Space Station following its launch from Virginia Thursday afternoon. Meanwhile, the Expedition 59 crew is juggling a variety of science and maintenance activities today before Friday morning’s space shipment arrives. Astronaut Anne McClain, with Flight Engineer David Saint-Jacques as her …
    • U.S. Resupply Ship Poised for Launch as Crew Studies Life Science Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:48:10 +0000
      The U.S. Cygnus resupply ship from Northrop Grumman is encapsulated atop the Antares rocket and standing at its launch pad in Virginia. The Expedition 59 crew is training for its capture at the end of the week in the midst of ongoing life science aboard the International Space Station. Cygnus will blast off Wednesday at …
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