• Space Station Tue, 14 Jul 2020 17:16:37 +0000
    Off The Earth, For The Earth

    • Busy Day of Spacewalk Preps and Human Research Tue, 14 Jul 2020 17:16:37 +0000
      Two astronauts are concentrating on the final set of power upgrade spacewalks on the International Space Station beginning this week. Meanwhile, their Expedition 63 crewmates continued focusing on biology research to ensure humans stay healthy in space during long-term missions. Flight Engineer Bob Behnken and Commander Chris Cassidy for preparing for a pair of spacewalks …
    • Spacewalk Preps, Satellite Deployment During Bone and Heart Research Mon, 13 Jul 2020 22:47:52 +0000
      Two NASA astronauts are setting their sights on the final pair of spacewalks to continue upgrading power systems on the International Space Station. The orbiting lab also deployed a pair of microsatellites today while the rest of the Expedition 63 crew explored how weightlessness affects the human body. Flight Engineer Bob Behnken will lead the …
    • Space Physics and Biology Top Research Schedule Today Sat, 11 Jul 2020 00:11:09 +0000
      The Expedition 63 crew spent Friday setting up advanced science hardware to explore a wide variety of space phenomena. The International Space Station residents also worked spacesuit maintenance and conducted more eye checks. NASA Flight Engineer Bob Behnken spent the morning swapping furnaces inside the Materials Science Laboratory (MSL) research rack. Fellow NASA  astronaut Doug …
    • Emergency Training, Eye Checks Ahead of Spacewalks Thu, 09 Jul 2020 16:39:23 +0000
      The International Space Station was a hive of activity today with the Expedition 63 crew practicing emergency skills, examining eyes and studying water conservation. Two astronauts also will continue more battery swaps in a pair of spacewalks set to begin next week. Living 260 miles above the Earth and orbiting the planet 16 times a …
    • Russian Cargo Ship Leaves, Crew Tests Dragon’s Comfort Factors Wed, 08 Jul 2020 18:36:30 +0000
      Russia’s Progress 74 (74P) cargo craft departed the International Space Station today leaving four spaceships from the U.S., Russia and Japan parked at the orbital lab. It will be replaced in two weeks when the Progress 76 arrives to replenish the crew. The 74P undocked today at 2:23 p.m. EDT after seven months attached to …
    • New Satellites Set for Deployment, Cargo Craft Ready for Departure Tue, 07 Jul 2020 17:33:14 +0000
      The Expedition 63 crew readied a pair of tiny satellites for deployment and finished packing a Russian cargo craft for departure. The International Space Station residents also checked on BEAM today then worked on life support and computer maintenance. Two CubeSats were installed inside a NanoRacks small satellite deployer this morning for release into Earth …
    • Cargo and Science Operations Start Work Week Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:12:50 +0000
      A Russian cargo craft is due to depart the International Space Station in the middle of the week after seven months on orbit. The five-member Expedition 63 crew stayed busy all-day Monday continuing the upkeep of space research gear and life support hardware. The Progress 74 (74P) resupply ship is being packed with trash and …
    • Astronauts Check Suits Following Spacewalk Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:20:56 +0000
      Spacesuit checks were on the schedule today for the Expedition 63 crew following a spacewalk to replace aging batteries on the International Space Station. The orbital residents also juggled a variety of science activities. NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken are back to work today after Wednesday’s spacewalk to swap batteries and route cables …
    • Cassidy and Behnken Wrap Up Battery Spacewalk Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:15:09 +0000
      NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken concluded their spacewalk at 12:14 p.m. EDT. During the six hour and one-minute spacewalk, the two NASA astronauts completed half the work to upgrade the batteries that provide power for one channel on one pair of the station’s solar arrays. The new batteries provide an improved and more …
    • Astronauts Spacewalking Live Now on NASA TV Wed, 01 Jul 2020 11:16:13 +0000
      NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken have begun the second of two scheduled spacewalks to replace batteries on one of two power channels on the far starboard truss (S6 Truss) of the International Space Station. The spacewalkers switched their spacesuits to battery power at 7:13 a.m. EDT to begin the spacewalk, which may last …
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