Vicky – Southern Pacific Ocean

Feb. 24, 2020 - NASA’s Aqua Satellite Sees Tropical Cyclone Vicky Dissipating Three days after American Samoa had tropical storm warnings from Tropical Cyclone Vicky, the storm had moved far to the south and was dissipating in the Southern Pacific Ocean. NASA’s Aqua satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of Read full post

Human Research, Earth Studies Start the Work Week

The Expedition 62 crew spent Monday on a variety of human research activities while also exploring Earth from the vantage point of the International Space Station. NASA is studying how astronauts’ bodies adapt to living and working in space as mission managers plan longer human missions to the Moon, Mars and Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/21/2020

Food Physiology: The crew participated in a briefing to discuss dietary details with Food Physiology team.  The Integrated Impact of Diet on Human Immune Response, the Gut Microbiota, and Nutritional Status During Adaptation to Spaceflight (Food Physiology) experiment is designed to characterize the key effects of an enhanced spaceflight diet Read full post

Vicky - Southern Pacific Ocean

Feb. 21, 2020 - NASA Measures Rainfall Rates in Two American Samoa Tropical Cyclones There are two tropical cyclones affecting American Samoa in the South Pacific Ocean on Feb. 21. Tropical Storm Vicky has triggered warnings, while Tropical Cyclone 18P continues to develop. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM satellite Read full post

18P - Southern Pacific Ocean

Feb. 21, 2020 - NASA Sees Tropical Cyclone 18P Form Near American Samoa The low-pressure area that has been lingering west-northwest of American Samoa for several days has organized into a tropical depression. NASA’s Terra satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean and provided forecasters with a visible image of Tropical Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/20/2020

Food Acceptability: The crew completed a Food Acceptability Survey using the Data Collection Tool on an SSC (Station Support Computer). This investigation seeks to determine the impact of repetitive consumption of food currently available from the spaceflight food system.  Results will be used in developing strategies to improve food system Read full post

NASA EXPRESS: Your STEM Connection for Feb. 20, 2020

Explorers Wanted: NASA Is Hiring Astronauts Do YOU have what it takes to join the next astronaut class? Learn About Ocean Currents! Audience: Educators and Students in Grades 3-6 Contact: info@spaceplace.nasa.gov  Can you go with the flow?  NASA Space Place’s Go With the Flow game helps students learn about ocean currents. The rules of the game Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/19/2020

Dose Distribution Inside the ISS - 3D (DOSIS 3D): As a continuation of the troubleshooting, the crew swapped the DOSTEL-1 and DOSTEL-2 data cables inside the DOSIS Main Box, then checked status of the DOSIS LEDs, and removed the DOSTEL-1 if needed.  This experiment uses active and passive detectors to Read full post

Cygnus Open for Business as New Science Starts

The Cygnus space freighter is open for business at the Unity module where it will stay for the next three months. The Expedition 62 crew has begun unloading over three tons of science, supplies and station hardware delivered Tuesday to replenish the orbital lab. NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan Read full post