Crew Ends Week on Human Research and Space Physics

The work week is wrapping up with biology and physics aboard the International Space Station. The Expedition 65 residents also maintained the upkeep of plumbing, computer, and power systems. NASA and its international partners take advantage of the weightless environment of the orbiting lab to gain new insights unattainable due to Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/06/2021

Payloads: Celestial Immunity: The crew performed activities related to the inoculation, treatment injection, and sample collection for the Celestial Immunity cultures.  This project seeks to gain a broad understanding of how gravity affects overall human immune function and potentially uncover novel pathways of immune function that can be exploited to develop Read full post

Delta-X Field Stories: Traversing the Marshes

By Elena Solohin, Florida International University /NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA/ My colleague, Emily, and I, with Florida International University’s Wetland Ecosystems Research Lab, kicked off our 2021 field season with a trip to the Mississippi River Delta to conduct research for NASA’s Delta-X project. We met up with a team of scientists Read full post

Astronauts Study how Space Affects Immune System, Exercise

Human Research and space physics topped the science schedule aboard the International Space Station today. The seven-member Expedition 65 crew also spent Thursday servicing a variety of life support gear. The new Celestial Immunity study underway aboard the orbiting lab this week is looking at how the human immune system is Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/05/2021

Payloads AC Touch: Per standard procedure, the crew touched both the coated and uncoated coupons for this long-term investigation. Boeing Environment Responding Antimicrobial Coatings tests is an antimicrobial coating on several different materials that represent high-touch surfaces. Some microbes change characteristics in microgravity, which could create new risks to crew health Read full post

Life Science, Cargo Packing Midweek Aboard Orbital Lab

Life science was the main science topic aboard the International Space Station on Wednesday. The Expedition 65 crew is also packing a U.S. cargo ship and maintaining orbital lab systems today. Four astronauts, who rode to the station aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour, kicked off the day with the first Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/04/2021

Payloads AC Touch: Per standard procedure, the crew touched both the coated and uncoated coupons for this long-term investigation. Boeing Environment Responding Antimicrobial Coatings tests is an antimicrobial coating on several different materials that represent high-touch surfaces. Some microbes change characteristics in microgravity, which could create new risks to crew health Read full post