Gorgeously Green: Geminids Peak Next Week

The Geminid meteor shower is active for much of December, but the peak occurs the night of the 13th into the morning of the 14th. Meteor rates in rural areas can be upwards of one per minute this year with minimal moonlight to interfere. Bill Cooke, lead for the Meteoroid Environment Read full post

People of PACE: Kirk Knobelspiesse Keeps His Eyes on the Skies

Kirk Knobelspiesse is an atmospheric scientist and the project science team polarimeter lead for PACE at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. He is also the polarimeter instrument scientist for the Atmosphere Observing System (AOS) constellation. What is your favorite atmospheric or ocean related book or movie? There was Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/04/2023

86 Progress (86P) Docking: Following the completion of a 34-orbit rendezvous, 86P successfully docked to the MRM-2 Zenith port on Sunday morning at 5:25 AM CT. The crew then performed leak checks, opened hatches, and began unloading cargo. Carrying food, fuel, and supplies, 86P launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Read full post

Space Research, Cargo Craft Operations Kick Off Week

Science hardware, microbiology, and eye checks topped the research schedule aboard the International Space Station on Monday. The Expedition 70 crew also serviced a spacesuit and began unpacking a new cargo craft. NASA astronauts Loral O’Hara and Jasmin Moghbeli took turns working in the Life Science Glovebox on Monday morning. O’Hara Read full post

Progress Docks to Station, Replenishes Crew

An uncrewed Roscosmos Progress 86 spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station’s Poisk module at 6:18 a.m. EST. The spacecraft launched on a Soyuz rocket at 4:25 a.m. EST Friday, Dec. 1 (2:25 p.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko manually docked the spacecraft Read full post

Live Coverage of Resupply Cargo Craft Docking Underway

NASA coverage is live for the docking of the Roscosmos Progress 86 cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station. Watch live coverage on the NASA+ streaming service via the web or the NASA app. Coverage is also live on NASA Television, YouTube, and on the agency's website. The uncrewed spacecraft launched on Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/01/2023

86 Progress (86P) Launch: This morning at 3:25 AM CT, 86P launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying food, fuel, and supplies to the ISS. An automated docking to the ISS MRM-2 Zenith docking port will occur on Sunday, December 3rd at approximately 5:15 AM CT after completing a 34-orbit rendezvous. Payloads: Four Read full post