Trevor (Southwestern Pacific Ocean)

Mar. 21, 2019 - NASA Sees Tropical Cyclone Trevor Move Into Gulf of Carpentaria Tropical Cyclone Trevor has crossed Queensland, Australia’s Cape York Peninsula and re-emerged into the Gulf of Carpentaria. Visible imagery from NASA's Terra satellite confirmed the movement back over water. Tropical Cyclone Trevor is expected to intensify in the Read full post

Savannah (Southern Indian Ocean)

Mar. 21, 2019 - Tropical Cyclone Savannah Dissipating in Suomi NPP Satellite Imagery Tropical Cyclone Savannah appeared as a wispy area of low pressure on imagery from NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite. Suomi NPP passed over Savannah on March 21, 2019 and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument provided a visible Read full post

Final Suit Checks and Reviews before Friday’s Spacewalk

Two Expedition 59 astronauts are checking their spacesuits today and reviewing procedures one final time before tomorrow’s spacewalk. The other four residents aboard the International Space Station assisted the spacewalkers, maintained the orbital lab and conducted space science. NASA Flight Engineers Anne McClain and Nick Hague readied the Quest airlock today Read full post

Veronica (Southern Indian Ocean)

Mar. 21, 2019 - NASA Sees Tropical Cyclone Veronica Affecting Australia’s Pilbara Coast Visible imagery from NASA's Terra satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Veronica skirting the Pilbara coast of Western Australia. On March 21 the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite provided a visible image of Veronica. Veronica Read full post

NASA EXPRESS: Your STEM Connection for March 21, 2019

  Christa McAuliffe’s Lost Lessons: Liquids in Microgravity Audience: Grades 5-8 Educators  NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement, in partnership with the Challenger Center, is excited to share the third in our series of lessons honoring Christa McAuliffe. In this video, astronaut Ricky Arnold guides students and educators through an exploration of the behavior Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/20/2019

ISS HAM pass: The crew participated in an ISS HAM contact with North Point School for Boys, Calgary, Alberta, Canada where students range from kindergarten to ninth grade. Questions involved astronaut training, the daily routine of an astronaut, and Extravehicular Activity (EVA) activities. ISS Ham Radio provides opportunities to engage Read full post

Here Comes the Sun… and Moon!

Happy equinox, Earthlings! March 20 marks the spring equinox, one of two seasonal markers in Earth's year-long orbit when the Sun appears to shine directly over the equator, and daytime and nighttime are nearly equal lengths--12 hours--everywhere on the planet. It's the start of astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere, meaning Read full post

Savannah (Southern Indian Ocean)

Mar. 20, 2019 - NASA’s Terra Satellite Eyes a Weaker Tropical Cyclone Savannah Tropical Cyclone Savannah visibly showed the effects of wind shear in imagery from NASA's Terra satellite. On March 20, 2019 at 12:55 a.m. EDT (0455 UTC) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured Read full post

Veronica (Southern Indian Ocean)

Mar. 20, 2019 - NASA’s Aqua Satellite Sees Tropical Cyclone Veronica Develop Off Western Australia’s Coast NASA's Aqua satellite provided a view of Tropical Cyclone Veronica after it developed off the northern coast of Western Australia. On March 20, 2019 the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite Read full post

Trevor (Southwestern Pacific Ocean)

Mar. 20, 2019 - NASA’s Terra Satellite Tracks Tropical Cyclone Trevor Over Cape York Peninsula Visible imagery from NASA's Terra satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Trevor was moving west over Queensland, Australia’s Cape York Peninsula and toward the Gulf of Carpentaria. On March 20 the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard Read full post