Crew Stepping Up Upcoming Cargo Mission and Crew Swap Preps

The Expedition 66 crew will have a restful weekend before stepping up preparations next week for an intense period of Russian resupply ship and SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicle activities. However, the International Space Station residents are wrapping up the work week with a host of maintenance activities. NASA Flight Engineers Megan Read full post

Russian Cargo Craft Redocked to Station

The uncrewed Russian Progress 78 spacecraft automatically docked to the International Space Station’s Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module at 12:21 a.m. EDT Friday after undocking from the station’s Poisk module Wednesday night. The relocation positions Progress 78 to conduct leak checks of the Nauka module’s propellent lines before they are used with Read full post

NASA TV Live for Russian Cargo Craft Redock to Station

NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website are providing live coverage as an uncrewed Russian cargo spacecraft arrives at the International Space Station’s Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module. The Progress 78 spacecraft, which undocked from the station Wednesday, Oct. 20, is scheduled to make an automated docking to the new module at 12:23 Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/21/2021

Vehicle Traffic: 78P Undocking:  Last night, the Russian cargo vehicle, 78 Progress (78P), undocked from the MRM-2 docking port. The vehicle is currently holding position approximately 120 miles from the space station. Tonight, 78P will rendezvous and dock to the MLM port at approximately 11:23 PM CT. The 78P port relocation Read full post

Introducing the Webb Blog

This is it! It is less than two months until the Webb telescope finally launches, and we couldn’t be more excited. Webb is NASA’s next flagship observatory and a technological marvel, more than twenty years in the making. It has just arrived in Kourou, French Guiana – home to Europe’s Read full post

Russian Cargo Craft Undocks from Station to Switch Ports

The uncrewed Russian Progress 78 spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station’s Poisk module at 7:42 p.m. EDT today and will arrive at the station’s Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module for redocking tomorrow. Progress 78 will back out to a distance of 120 miles from the space station for a period of Read full post

Stacking Operations for Artemis I Mission Nearing Completion

Teams with Exploration Ground Systems successfully lifted the Orion Spacecraft for the Artemis I mission inside the Vehicle Assembly Building on Oct. 20, 2021. Teams attached the spacecraft to one of the five overhead cranes inside the building and began lifting it a little after midnight EDT. Work is underway Read full post
Posted Oct 20, 2021 at 7:21 pm on Artemis

NASA Requests Information for American Crew Transportation to Space Station

NASA released a request for information from American industry capable of providing safe, reliable, and cost-effective human space transportation services to and from the International Space Station to ensure a continuous human presence aboard the microgravity laboratory. NASA is considering the acquisition of commercial crew space transportation services from one or more U.S. Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/20/2021

Payloads: Plant Habitat-04: A crewmember removed plant litter (detritus) from the growth chamber and photographed the plants/peppers.  Numerous healthy peppers have been reported and the crew has been watching the plants with interest.  Microgravity Growth of New Mexico Hatch Green Chile as a Technical Display of Advanced Plant Habitat’s Capabilities (Plant Read full post