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    • Russia’s New Docking Module Arrives at Station Fri, 26 Nov 2021 15:39:19 +0000
      The five-ton Prichal docking module arrived at the International Space Station at 10:19 a.m. EST, propelled by a modified Russian Progress propulsion compartment. They docked to the Nauka module on the Earth-facing side of the Russian segment two days after lifting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 8:06 a.m. EST (6:06 p.m. Baikonur time). The spacecraft were flying about 260 miles over Ukraine at the time of docking. To make room for Prichal, the …
    • New Module Heads to Station During Spacewalk Preps and Science Today Wed, 24 Nov 2021 17:45:23 +0000
      Russia’s newest docking port, the Prichal module, launched today and will arrive on Friday at the International Space Station. Meanwhile, the seven-member Expedition 66 crew is continuing spacewalk preparations while keeping up with ongoing advanced space research. A Russian Progress spacecraft launched from Kazakhstan at 8:06 a.m. EST (6:06 p.m. Baikonur time) today carrying the …
    • Russian Port Module is Safely in Orbit Headed for Station Wed, 24 Nov 2021 13:31:12 +0000
      The five-ton Prichal docking module and its modified, uncrewed Russian Progress delivery spacecraft are safely in orbit headed for the International Space Station following launch at 8:06 a.m. (6:06 p.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Prichal, named for the Russian word for port or berth, has five available docking ports to accommodate …
    • Spacewalk Preps During Human Research, Robotics, and Physics Today Tue, 23 Nov 2021 20:00:36 +0000
      Two astronauts are checking out their gear today ahead of a spacewalk planned for the end of the month. The duo along with the rest of the Expedition 66 crew also had time set aside for human research, robotics, and physics aboard the International Space Station. NASA Flight Engineers Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron are …
    • Crew Awaits New Docking Module During Human Research and Space Physics Mon, 22 Nov 2021 17:44:34 +0000
      The International Space Station is gearing up for a new Russian docking module due to arrive on Friday. In the meantime, the Expedition 66 residents focused on a variety of human research and space physics aboard the orbital lab today. Russia’s newest docking port, the Prichal module, sits atop a rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome …
    • Cygnus Departs Station Ending Cargo Mission Sat, 20 Nov 2021 16:09:29 +0000
      At 11:01 a.m. EST, flight controllers on the ground sent commands to release the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft from the Canadarm2 robotic arm after earlier detaching Cygnus from the Earth-facing port of the Unity module. At the time of release, the station was flying about 260 miles over the South Pacific Ocean. The Cygnus spacecraft …
    • Cygnus Ready to be Released Live Now on NASA TV Sat, 20 Nov 2021 15:45:17 +0000
      Live coverage of the departure of Northrop Grumman’s uncrewed Cygnus cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station is underway on NASA Television and the agency’s website, and the NASA app, with its release from the robotic arm scheduled for 11 a.m. Flight controllers on the ground sent commands earlier this morning for the space station’s …
    • Crew Prioritizes Science, Training, and Exercise Before Cygnus Departure Fri, 19 Nov 2021 21:17:49 +0000
      The Expedition 66 crew focused on science, training, and exercise aboard the International Space Station on Friday and prepared for the Cygnus departure tomorrow. NASA Flight Engineers Raja Chari and Kayla Barron continued the GRIP experiment that they began earlier this week. The experiment studies how long-duration spaceflight affects crews’ ability to regulate grip force and upper limbs …
    • Crew Packs Cargo Ship for Departure and Preps for Spacewalk Thu, 18 Nov 2021 17:43:11 +0000
      The Expedition 66 crew is turning its attention to the U.S. Cygnus space freighter as it nears departure this weekend after 100 days berthed to the station’s Unity module. The astronauts are also preparing for a spacewalk to replace a faulty antenna system on the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn, Raja Chari and …
    • Crew Operations Aboard Space Station Return to Normal Thu, 18 Nov 2021 01:38:00 +0000
      NASA and U.S. Space Command continue to monitor the debris cloud created by a recent Russian anti-satellite test. The International Space Station and crew members are safe and have resumed normal operations. The largest risk from the debris was in the first 24 hours and telemetry from the space station indicates no issues during that …
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