NASA, Contractor Workers Sign Final Platform in Vehicle Assembly Building

NASA Kennedy Space Center's Engineering Directorate coordinated a platform beam signing event to celebrate the NASA and contractor team's last several years of study, design, construction and installation of 20 new work platforms for NASA's Space Launch System in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Workers involved in the High Bay 3 Read full post

NASA, Contractor Workers Sign Final Platform in Vehicle Assembly Building

NASA Kennedy Space Center's Engineering Directorate coordinated a platform beam signing event to celebrate the NASA and contractor team's last several years of study, design, construction and installation of 20 new work platforms for NASA's Space Launch System in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Workers involved in the High Bay 3 Read full post

Posted Jan 17, 2017 at 4:58 pm on Kennedy Space Center

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/16/2017

Japanese-Small Satellite Orbital Deployer-6 (J-SSOD-6) Deployment: Today four deployers, holding six satellites, were grappled by the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) and deployed.  J-SSOD #6 is the first enhanced J-SSOD, which is able to launch twice the amount of satellites when compared to previous deployers. Photos of each satellite deployment Read full post

Posted Jan 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm on ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/13/2017

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #39: Kimbrough and Pesquet opened the Joint Airlock external hatch at 5:22 am CST in order to perform US EVA #39 (Lithium Ion Battery Remove & Replace (R&R) EVA #2). The EVA installs adapter plates and relocates Channel 1A Nickel Hydride (NiH2) batteries to complete the installation Read full post

Posted Jan 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm on ISS On-Orbit Status Report

Final Work Platform Lifted into Place for NASA's Space Launch System

The final work platform, A north, was lifted, installed and secured on its rail beam on the north wall of High Bay 3 inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 12. The installation of the final topmost level completes the 10 levels of Read full post

Final Work Platform Lifted into Place for NASA's Space Launch System

The final work platform, A north, was lifted, installed and secured on its rail beam on the north wall of High Bay 3 inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 12. The installation of the final topmost level completes the 10 levels of Read full post

Posted Jan 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm on Kennedy Space Center

Reusable NORS Provides Fresh Air for Space Station Use

How do astronauts aboard the International Space Station get fresh oxygen for spacewalks and everyday use in the orbiting laboratory? After the space shuttle retired, NASA designed the Nitrogen Oxygen Recharge System, or NORS. Once onboard, the tanks are used to fill the oxygen and nitrogen tanks that supply the Read full post

Posted Jan 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm on Kennedy Space Center

Second Spacewalk of 2017 Successfully Complete

Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough from NASA and Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet from the European Space Agency concluded their spacewalk at 12:20 p.m. EST. During the nearly six hour spacewalk, the two astronauts successfully installed three new adapter plates and hooked up electrical connections for three of the six new Read full post

Posted Jan 13, 2017 at 12:37 pm on Space Station

Astronauts Begin Second Spacewalk to Upgrade Power Systems

Two astronauts switched their spacesuits to battery power this morning at 6:22 a.m. EST aboard the International Space Station to begin a spacewalk planned to last about six-and-a-half hours. Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) will install adapter plates and hook up Read full post

Posted Jan 13, 2017 at 6:29 am on Space Station

Live Spacewalk Coverage Now on NASA TV

Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) will begin a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station at 7 a.m. EST Friday, Jan. 13. Watch the spacewalk live now on NASA TV and on the agency’s website. This will be the 197th spacewalk Read full post

Posted Jan 13, 2017 at 5:35 am on Space Station