Expedition 53 Spacewalk Successfully Comes to an End

Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik and Flight Engineer Joe Acaba of NASA completed a 6 hour, 49 minute spacewalk at 2:36 p.m. EDT. The two astronauts installed a new camera system on the Canadarm2 robotic arm’s latching end effector, an HD camera on the starboard truss of the station and Read full post

Posted Oct 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm on Space Station

Expedition 53 Embarks upon Third and Final Spacewalk in October Series

Two NASA astronauts switched their spacesuits to battery power this morning at 7:47 a.m. EDT aboard the International Space Station to begin a spacewalk planned to last about 6.5 hours. Live coverage is available on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik and Flight Engineer Joe Acaba of Read full post

Posted Oct 20, 2017 at 8:10 am on Space Station

ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/19/2017

Circadian Rhythms:  Yesterday a crewmember instrumented themselves with Thermolab Double Sensors and mounted the Thermolab Unit to their belt, which began 36 hours of monitoring for the Circadian Rhythm investigation.  Circadian Rhythms investigates the role of synchronized circadian rhythms, or the “biological clock,” and how it changes during long-duration spaceflight. Read full post

Posted Oct 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm on ISS On-Orbit Status Report

Final Spacewalk Preps Before November Cygnus Launch

Four Expedition 53 crewmates huddled together and made final preparations the day before the third and final spacewalk planned for October. Meanwhile, NASA’s commercial partner Orbital ATK has announced Nov. 11 as the new launch date for its Cygnus cargo carrier to the International Space Station. Commander Randy Bresnik and Flight Read full post

Posted Oct 19, 2017 at 10:39 am on Space Station

NASA Education Express Message -- Oct. 19, 2017

  Wave at #TeacherOnBoard the International Space Station! Audience: All Educators and Students Contact: JSC-STEMonStation@mail.nasa.gov  Did you know you can see the International Space Station fly overhead with the naked eye? It is the third brightest object in the sky, and is easy to spot if you know when to look. Visit the link Read full post

Posted Oct 19, 2017 at 8:55 am on NASA Education EXPRESS

Medical Training Ahead of Third Spacewalk

The Expedition 53 crew trained for a medical emergency in space today after spending the morning on weekly housecleaning tasks. Afterward, two astronauts reviewed procedures and checked their tools ahead of Friday’s spacewalk. Cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin joined NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba for a routine training session to Read full post

Posted Oct 18, 2017 at 11:57 am on Space Station

NASA Employees Share Successes in National Disability Employment Awareness Month Webcast

With the challenges involved in space exploration, NASA understands the need to fill its workforce with innovative employees and to help them maximize their capabilities. On Oct. 5, schools, organizations and individuals from around the globe participated in a special webcast to learn from NASA employees with disabilities who have found Read full post

Posted Oct 18, 2017 at 11:27 am on Kennedy Space Center

NASA Education "Science WOW!" Message -- Oct. 18, 2017

Check out the latest edition of NASA Education's "Science WOW!" -- your source for NASA opportunities in science education delivered "Weekly On Wednesday." Science Always Starts With a Question … This Week's Question: Can I See Planets From My Backyard? Some planets in our solar system, like Venus and Jupiter, can be easy Read full post

Posted Oct 18, 2017 at 8:55 am on NASA Education 'Science WOW!'

ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/17/2017

Miniature Exercise Device (MED-2):  Today crewmembers set up cameras in Node 3 to capture video from multiple views of the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) and MED-2 hardware.  They also applied body markers, and performed exercises before transferring the video for downlink.  The ISS’s exercise equipment is large and bulky, Read full post

Posted Oct 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm on ISS On-Orbit Status Report

Astronauts Prep for Spacewalk and Check Science Gear

Two NASA astronauts are getting ready to go on their mission’s third spacewalk on Friday. In the midst of those preparations, the Expedition 53 crew also worked on science gear exploring a wide variety of space phenomena. Commander Randy Bresnik is preparing to go on the third spacewalk this month with Read full post

Posted Oct 17, 2017 at 12:34 pm on Space Station