• Space Station Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:35:50 +0000
    Off The Earth, For The Earth

    • Robotics Work Prepping Docking Port Ahead of Wednesday’s Spacewalk Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:35:50 +0000
      Robotics controllers are preparing a new commercial crew docking port for installation during a spacewalk on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Expedition 60 crew is researching life science and physics while packing a cargo ship for return to Earth next week. The Canadarm2 robotic arm will extract the International Docking Adapter-3 (IDA-3) from the trunk of the …
    • Station Preps for New Docking Port During Science and Soyuz Checks Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:47:51 +0000
      Three NASA astronauts remain focused on preparations for next week’s spacewalk at the International Space Station. The rest of the Expedition 60 crew focused on biology research and a pair of docked spaceships. Flight Engineer Christina Koch has been supporting spacewalkers Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan, as they get ready for the fifth spacewalk of the …
    • Station Orbits Higher as Crew Preps for Spacewalk and New Spaceship Thu, 15 Aug 2019 17:01:22 +0000
      The International Space Station is orbiting higher today as the Expedition 60 crew continued setting up for next week’s spacewalk. The orbiting residents also focused on space biology experiments and packing gear for return to Earth. A docked Progress 73 (73P) spacecraft fired its thrusters overnight in two 10-minute burns three hours apart raising the …
    • Robotics Supporting Exploration; Briefers Talk Friday About Spacewalk Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:32:05 +0000
      The Expedition 60 crew is busy conducting space research everyday inside the International Space Station. While they work, scientists and engineers on Earth can remotely control and observe experiments attached to the outside of the orbiting lab. Researchers today concluded a run of the external Robotic Refueling Mission 3 experiment. Robotics controllers on the ground …
    • Crew Gets Ready for Next Spacewalk and New Spaceships Tue, 13 Aug 2019 15:18:48 +0000
      The International Space Station will soon see U.S., Russian and Japanese spaceships arriving and departing over the next several weeks. Meanwhile, the Expedition 60 crew is staying focused on an upcoming spacewalk while continuing ongoing microgravity research. Next week’s spacewalkers, NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan, are reviewing their procedures and practicing their maneuvers …
    • Human Research Revealing Space Impacts as Spacewalk Preps Gear Up Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:46:40 +0000
      The Expedition 60 crew kicked off the workweek exploring stem cells and testing the printing of human tissue on the International Space Station. The astronauts are also gearing up for a spacewalk planned for next week. Operations continue inside the orbiting lab’s new BioFabrication Facility today. Astronaut Nick Hague printed more human tissue samples Monday …
    • Satellite Software Contest on Station as Crew Tests Organ Printing Fri, 09 Aug 2019 15:09:24 +0000
      The International Space Station is the setting today for a student competition to control tiny, free-floating satellites aboard the orbiting lab. Meanwhile, the Expedition 60 crewmembers conducted a variety of research operations and continued configuring a pair of spacesuits. Middle school students are competing to design algorithms that autonomously control basketball-sized SPHERES satellites aboard the …
    • Crew Gears Up for Spacewalk, Scans Eyes and Practices Medical Emergency Thu, 08 Aug 2019 16:01:10 +0000
      The Expedition 60 crew is gearing up for an upcoming spacewalk to prepare the International Space Station for more commercial crew missions. Biomedical science also took up a portion of the astronauts’ day as they help researchers understand what happens to the human body in microgravity. NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan are reviewing …
    • Spacewalk Targeted for Aug. 21, Crew Researching Organ Printing and Alzheimer’s Wed, 07 Aug 2019 19:10:02 +0000
      International Space Station managers have targeted Aug. 21 for the next spacewalk at the orbiting lab. NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan will work outside in the vacuum of space to install a new commercial crew docking port, the International Docking Adapter-3 (IDA-3). Robotics controllers will remove the IDA-3 from the trunk of the …
    • U.S. Cygnus Space Freighter Departs Station Tue, 06 Aug 2019 16:31:20 +0000
      The Cygnus spacecraft successfully departed the International Space Station three months after arriving at the space station to deliver 7,600 pounds of supplies and scientific experiments to the orbiting laboratory. The Cygnus spacecraft will now remain in orbit until mid-December and coincide with a second Cygnus spacecraft scheduled for launch to the space station in …
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