NASA TV Live Broadcasts Tuesday Spacewalk

Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA will venture outside the International Space Station for a 2.5-hour contingency spacewalk Tuesday, May 23. The spacewalk will begin about 8 a.m. EDT, with complete coverage on NASA Television and the agency’s website beginning at 6:30 a.m. Whitson and Read full post

Posted May 22, 2017 at 5:46 pm on Space Station

Astronauts Review Plans, Ready Gear for Tuesday Spacewalk

Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer are getting ready for a contingency spacewalk Tuesday morning. Whitson and Fischer are set to begin the spacewalk at 8 a.m. Tuesday for about two hours of maintenance work. NASA Television coverage will begin at 6:30 a.m. The spacewalkers are gathering their tools and checking Read full post

Posted May 22, 2017 at 11:33 am on Space Station

Station Managers Give Go for Tuesday Spacewalk

International Space Station Program managers have given the green light for a contingency spacewalk on Tuesday by two Expedition 51 crewmembers to change out a multiplexer-demultiplexer (MDM) data relay box on the S0 truss that failed on Saturday morning. The cause of the MDM failure is not known. After a Read full post

Posted May 21, 2017 at 6:52 pm on Space Station

Spacewalk Planned to Change Out Failed Relay Box

International Space Station Program managers met Sunday and gave approval for a contingency spacewalk no earlier than Tuesday by two Expedition 51 crewmembers to change out a multiplexer-demultiplexer (MDM) data relay box on the S0 truss that failed on Saturday morning. The cause of the MDM failure is not known. Read full post

Posted May 21, 2017 at 11:20 am on Space Station

Station Managers Work Plan as Controllers Troubleshoot Data Relay Box

International Space Station managers will meet Sunday morning to discuss a forward plan for dealing with the apparent failure of one of two fully redundant multiplexer-demultiplexer (MDM) data relay boxes on the S0 truss of the complex. External MDM-1 apparently failed at 1:13 p.m. Central time Saturday. Multiple attempts by flight Read full post

Posted May 20, 2017 at 8:34 pm on Space Station

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/19/2017

Fluid Shifts: A 50S crewmember performed their Flight Day (FD) 180 Fluid Shifts Chibis operations in the Russian Segment. They donned the Lower Body Negative Pressure (LBNP/Chibis) device while the operator, with ground support in Moscow, assisted in the medical monitoring.  While the subject was in the LBNP and experiencing Read full post

Posted May 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm on ISS On-Orbit Status Report

Brain, Vision Research Ahead of June Crew and Cargo Missions

Expedition 51 is wrapping up a week of ongoing research into how living in space affects an astronaut’s brain and vision. The International Space Station also boosted its orbit ahead of crew and cargo missions coming and going in June. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer strapped himself in a device for the Read full post

Posted May 19, 2017 at 12:42 pm on Space Station

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/18/2017

NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) #11 Deploy: The final six CubeSats for NRCSD #11 were deployed today from the ISS:  Aerosat, Link, CSUNSat, UpSat, SpaceCube and Hoopoe.  CSUNSAT was developed at California State University Northridge (CSUN) in partnership with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).  It is being used to validate in Read full post

Posted May 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm on ISS On-Orbit Status Report

Week’s Last CubeSats Deployed as Crew Studies Space Health

The week’s final set of CubeSats were deployed today from outside the Japanese Kibo lab module’s airlock. Inside the International Space Station, the Expedition 51 crew continued exploring microgravity’s effects on muscles, bone cells and vision. Over a dozen CubeSats were ejected into Earth orbit this week outside the Kibo module Read full post

Posted May 18, 2017 at 12:15 pm on Space Station

CubeSats Deployed From Space Station

The CubeSats that make up NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative ELaNa 17 mission have begun their research in earnest. All three have been dispatched in orbit from the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer on the International Space Station. Orbiting on their own on separate paths, the individual spacecraft will relay data to researchers Read full post

Posted May 18, 2017 at 10:14 am on Kennedy Space Center