Astronauts Release U.S. Spacecraft Completing Cargo Mission

Expedition 56 Flight Engineers Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) and Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA commanded the International Space Station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm to release the Cygnus cargo spacecraft at 8:37 a.m. EDT. At the time of release, the station was flying 253 miles above the Southeastern border of Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/13/2018

Expedite the Processing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) Racks (ER) Health & Status: Yesterday, the Health & Status telemetry from ER 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 was reported to be toggling and extended telemetry from ER 7 and 8 was lost.  Overnight, the Lab Joint Station LAN Read full post

Crew Dragon Arrives in Florida

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft that will be used for the company's uncrewed flight test, known as Demonstration Mission 1, arrived to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida this week. The spacecraft recently underwent thermal vacuum and acoustic testing at NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Ohio. Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/12/2018

Expedite the Processing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) Racks Health & Status Issues: This morning the Health & Status (H&S) telemetry from EXPRESS Racks (ER) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 was reported to be toggling and extended telemetry from ERs 7 and 8 were lost.  While a warm Read full post

Cancer, Fertility Research and Cargo Work Fill Crew Schedule

The Expedition 56 crew members explored a variety of microgravity science today potentially improving the lives of people on Earth and astronauts in space. The orbital residents are also unpacking a new resupply ship and getting ready for the departure of another. Cancer research is taking place aboard the International Space Read full post

NASA EXPRESS: Your STEM Connection for July 12, 2018

  Surface Tension in Space Audience: All Educators Contact: JSC-STEMonStation@mail.nasa.gov  More than 70 percent of our planet is covered by water. It is crucial for life and has many unique properties. One of these is surface tension. While this force-resistant behavior can be observed on Earth’s surface, it becomes a spectacle in the microgravity Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/11/2018

Space Algae: The crew agitated and then installed an additional six Space Algae culture bags in the Veggie facility today.  The Space Algae investigation explores the genetic basis for productivity of algae cultivated in space and whether this requires genetic adaptations or not. Algae may perceive microgravity as an abiotic Read full post