New Crew Checks Out Rocket During Biology Research on Station

The International Space Station is set to receive a few more crewmembers on Saturday followed by a new docking port next Tuesday. Meanwhile, the orbiting Expedition 60 residents serviced a multitude of science hardware today while maintaining communication and life support systems. The Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft that will launch three new Read full post

Danas - Northwestern Pacific Ocean

July 16, 2019 - Tropical Depression Danas Affecting Philippines in NASA Satellite Imagery NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean after the sixth tropical depression formed. Tropical Depression Danas formed northeast of the Northern Philippines and was already affecting the country. On July 16, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or Read full post

Barry (was TD2) - Atlantic Ocean

July 16, 2019 - NASA Looks at Barry’s Rainfall Rates After Barry made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane, NASA’s GPM core satellite analyzed the rate in which rain was falling throughout the storm. Now that Barry is a post-tropical cyclone moving through the mid-Mississippi Valley and toward the Ohio Valley, Read full post

Kennedy Kicks Off 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Today, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida kicks off the celebration of Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary with a visit from former astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. Collins will start the day with a visit to the Astronaut Crew Quarters in Kennedy’s Neil Armstrong Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/15/2019

Muscle Tone in Space (Myotones): The crew gathered hardware for tomorrow’s scheduled Myotones operations. The investigation observes the biochemical properties of muscles during long-term exposure to the spaceflight environment. Results from this investigation are expected to provide insight into principles of human resting muscle tone which could lead to the Read full post

Barry (was TD2) - Atlantic Ocean

July 15, 2019 - Update #2 - NASA Creates a Flood Proxy Map of Areas Affected by Tropical Storm Barry Even before Tropical Storm Barry made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, July 13, it had already dropped a lot of rain on the state. Using satellite data, NASA created a map Read full post