Vayu (was 02A) - Northern Indian Ocean

June 14, 2019 - Update #2 - NASA Finds Tropical Cyclone Vayu Getting Stretched When NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the Northern Indian Ocean, it captured an infrared image that revealed Tropical Cyclone Vayu was elongating. That’s never a good sign for a tropical cyclone, because they need a circular rotation to Read full post

Today’s Advanced Research Goes From Free-flying Robots to Anti-Gravity Pants

Robotics, combustion and human research were the primary focus of today’s science schedule aboard the International Space Station. The Expedition 59 crewmembers also checked out U.S. spacesuits and specialized pants designed to counteract some of the effects of living in microgravity. Astrobee, a tiny cube-shaped free-flying robotic assistant, is being tested Read full post

Vayu (was 02A) - Northern Indian Ocean

June 14, 2019 - NASA Finds Tropical Cyclone Vayu off India’s Gujarat Coast NASA's Terra satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Vayu still lingering near the northwestern coast of India, and its cloud-filled eye remained offshore. On June 14, 2019, t the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite provided Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/13/2019

ISS HAM pass: The crew completed a HAM pass with Peninsula Grammar, Melbourne, Australia, which is a boarding school for approximately 1400 students from three-year old kindergarten to Year 12.  The participants had questions for the crew about first aid in space, how the crew’s understanding of the universe has Read full post

Vayu (was 02A) Northern Indian Ocean

June 13, 2019 - Satellite Sees Tropical Cyclone Vayu Centered Off India Coastline Tropical Cyclone Vayu’s eye was just off the western coast of India when the NOAA-20 satellite passed overhead and captured a visible image of the storm. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard the NOAA-20 polar orbiting Read full post

Crew Preps for Split, Studies Space Effects on Human Body

The Expedition 59 crew will split up later this month when three International Space Station residents return to Earth. The other three crewmembers today practiced evacuating the orbiting lab in the unlikely event of an emergency. Station Commander Oleg Kononenko will depart home with Flight Engineers Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques Read full post

NASA EXPRESS: Your STEM Connection for June 13, 2019

  Start Your Week With Space: On the Moon (Part 1) Audience: All Educators and Students Event Date: June 17 at 2 p.m. EDT Contact: bethanne.hull@nasa.gov  Start your week with an exciting science lesson and hands-on demonstration. Landing on the Moon is tricky! This week’s lesson introduces students to historical NASA landings and current NASA Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/12/2019

Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR)/Light Microscopy Module (LMM)/ACE Module Changeout: The crew removed the processed ACE-T12 Module and installed the ACE-T10 Module. In contrast to the ACE-T12, which studied nanoparticle haloing (a mixture of non-charged large particles with much smaller charged particles), ACE-T10 looks at crystal nucleation in colloidal fluids, the Read full post

AA-2 Teams Rehearse for Test of Launch Abort System

On Monday, June 3 and Saturday, June 8, NASA launch teams, in coordination with U.S. Air Force and industry teams, held the first two of three dress rehearsals for the Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) flight test at Hangar AE at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. AA-2 will demonstrate the Read full post