Station Boosts Orbit During Research and Spacewalk Preps

DNA, time perception and combustion investigations filled the research schedule aboard the International Space Station today. The Expedition 64 crew is also training for a pair of spacewalks set to start next week. Researchers are studying how microgravity affects a human’s DNA and even time perception as astronauts spend more time Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/21/2021

ISS Reboost – Today, the ISS performed a reboost using the aft Progress 75P R&D thrusters. The purpose of this reboost is to set up the conditions for Progress 77P 33-Orbit rendezvous on February 15. The burn duration was 6 minutes 58 seconds with a Delta-V of 0.723 m/s. Payloads Airborne Particulate Read full post

Editor's Note

Jim Bridenstine resigned as NASA administrator on Jan. 20, 2021. This blog will be left online as a historical record, but will no longer be updated. The information it contains was accurate at the time of publication. Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/20/2021

Payloads 3DMM (Three-dimensional Microbial Monitoring) module photos - The crew took a series of rack images for the ground team to use in the assessment of viable sampling locations.  Surfaces in the space station contain microbes and associated biomolecules excreted by these microorganisms. Three-dimensional Microbial Monitoring of ISS Environment (3DMM) uses Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/19/2021

Payloads Biolab maintenance - The crew performed maintenance activities on the Biolab facility. These activities included exchanging the defective Life Support Module 2 (LSM2), as well as the installation of a new LSM4.  Although the Biolab facility is not currently supporting any science, these activities prepare it for future science.  The Read full post

Safety Training, Spacewalk Preps and Eye Checks Keep Crew Busy

Emergency training took precedence aboard the International Space Station today with the Expedition 64 crew reviewing safety procedures and equipment. The orbital residents also had eye checks while gearing up for a busy period of spacewalks. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins joined her two crewmates from Roscosmos, Commander Sergey Ryzhikov and Flight Read full post