Astronauts Open BEAM and Prepare for Crew Departure

Three Expedition 54 crew members continued preparing for their return to Earth next week. A pair of astronauts also opened up BEAM today to stow a robotic hand and to check for contaminants. Commander Alexander Misurkin joined his Soyuz MS-06 crewmates Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei and reviewed their procedures Read full post

NASA Express Message – Feb. 22, 2018

  Bring Heart to Your Teaching Audience: All Educators Contact: JSC-STEMonStation@mail.nasa.govFebruary is American Heart Month and NASA has ways to bring relevant heart-related science into your classroom. #TeacherOnBoard Joe Acaba and his crewmates are working on an experiment to learn more about the human heart, including how heart muscle tissue contracts, grows and Read full post

Vice President Sees Commercial Crew Flight Hardware

Vice President Mike Pence and members of the National Space Council toured Boeing and SpaceX facilities at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center today. The tour was part of the second meeting of the National Space Council held at the agency’s multi-user spaceport in Florida. Following the council’s meeting inside Kennedy’s Space Station Read full post

NASA "Science WOW!" Message – Feb. 21, 2018

Science Always Starts With a Question … This Week's Question: What Is a Nor’easter? You may have heard the term “nor'easter” in movies and on television, but what exactly does it mean? Find out how these storms get their name, where they form, what types of weather they bring, and what makes Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/20/2018

Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) 52 Soyuz (52S) Survey:  Today, ground operators walked the SSRMS off to the Functional Cargo Block (FGB) and conducted a video survey of the exterior 52S prior to return.  52S will return CDR Alexander Misurkin, FE-3 Joe Acaba, FE-2 Mark Vande Hei to Earth Read full post