TDRS-M Status Update – July 21, 2017

NASA, Boeing and United Launch Alliance (ULA) are reviewing a new launch date in August for the agency’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-M). NASA and Boeing need additional time to replace the spacecraft’s Omni S-band antenna at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida. A separate possible ground support equipment Read full post

Posted Jul 21, 2017 at 5:12 pm on Kennedy Space Center

TDRS-M Status Update – July 21, 2017

NASA, Boeing and United Launch Alliance (ULA) are reviewing a new launch date in August for the agency’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-M). NASA and Boeing need additional time to replace the spacecraft’s Omni S-band antenna at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida. A separate possible ground support equipment Read full post

Posted Jul 21, 2017 at 5:10 pm on TDRS-M

Crew Conducts Research to Mitigate the Human Body’s Response to Spaceflight

The crew of Expedition 52 wrapped up an intensive week of research on Friday, concentrating on studies in the field of human health and performance. On Thursday, the crew conducted their second ultrasound for the Sprint investigation, which studies the use of high-intensity, low-volume exercise training to minimize the loss of Read full post

Posted Jul 21, 2017 at 1:38 pm on Space Station

Carpe Umbra: Seize the Shadow Part 2

Kimberly Ennico Smith, SOFIA Project Scientist We took off during the day to hunt down the shadow of a Kuiper Belt object, MU69, as it passed in front of a star. To get in its projected shadow path on Earth, we flew north from Christchurch, New Zealand toward Tahiti. We had to Read full post

Posted Jul 21, 2017 at 12:37 am on SOFIA Southern Deployment

TDRS-M Status Update - July 20, 2017

NASA and Boeing are reviewing plans to safely replace an antenna on the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-M). The satellite’s Omni S-band antenna was damaged during spacecraft closeout activities July 14 at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida. The TDRS team is also evaluating a possible electrostatic discharge event Read full post

Posted Jul 20, 2017 at 6:19 pm on Kennedy Space Center

TDRS-M Status Update - July 20, 2017

NASA and Boeing are reviewing plans to safely replace an antenna on the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-M). The satellite’s Omni S-band antenna was damaged during spacecraft closeout activities July 14 at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida. The TDRS team is also evaluating a possible electrostatic discharge event Read full post

Posted Jul 20, 2017 at 6:17 pm on TDRS-M

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/20/2017

66 Progress (66P) Undock: 66P undocked from Docking Compartment (DC)-1 today at 12:45 pm CDT. Deorbit burn will occur at 3:58 pm CDT with destructive re-entry at 4:35 pm CDT. Efficacy and Metabolism of Azonafide Antibody-Drug Conjugates in Microgravity (ADCs in Microgravity):  With assistance from the Payload Developer this morning, the Read full post

Posted Jul 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm on ISS On-Orbit Status Report

Russian Cargo Craft Departs Space Station

The unpiloted Russian Progress 66 cargo craft departed the International Space Station today after a five-month stay. Loaded with trash and other items no longer needed by the Expedition 52 crew, the Progress automatically undocked from the Pirs Docking Compartment on the Earth-facing side of the Russian segment of the Read full post

Posted Jul 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm on Space Station

Recovery and Rescue Teams Practice with Full-Size Crew Dragon Trainer

SpaceX, NASA and Air Force personnel who will help astronauts out of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft returning from a mission to the International Space Station have begun practicing for that using a full-size model of the spacecraft. In certain unusual recovery situations, SpaceX may need to work with the U.S. Read full post

Posted Jul 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm on Commercial Crew Program

NASA Education Express Message -- July 20, 2017

Check out the following NASA opportunities for the education community. Full descriptions are listed below. NEW THIS WEEK! All Aboard! The NASA Education Express Is Turning 20! Audience: All Educators and Students Free Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators Next Event Date: July 20, 2017, at 6 Read full post

Posted Jul 20, 2017 at 8:55 am on NASA Education EXPRESS