NASA Tracks Lava from Kilauea Volcano

NASA is tracking lava flows from Hawaii Island's Kilauea volcano as fissures erupt and lava makes its way to the ocean. Using data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer, or VIIRS, instrument aboard the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite, NASA's Disaster Program has been tracking thermal anomalies, or hot spots, indicative of lava flow. VIIRS Read full post

NASA EXPRESS: Your STEM Connection for May 24, 2018

  STEMonstration: The Science of Nutrition! Audience: All Educators Contact: Astronaut Scott Tingle is a big fan of raisins. In the latest STEMonstrations episode, he talks about how they are a favorite source of carbohydrates, which help him stay active aboard the International Space Station. Nutrition is key to an active lifestyle on Read full post

Astronaut Commands Robotic Arm to Capture Cygnus Cargo Craft

At 5:26 a.m. EDT, Expedition 55 Flight Engineer Scott Tingle of NASA successfully captured Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft using the International Space Station’s robotic arm, backed by NASA Astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel. Robotic ground controllers will position Cygnus for installation to the orbiting laboratory’s Earth-facing port of Read full post

Cygnus Space Freighter Approaching Station

The International Space Station and Cygnus flight control teams are proceeding toward capture at approximately 5:20 a.m. EDT. Orbital ATK reports all spacecraft systems are ready for the final stages of rendezvous and space station flight controllers report the orbiting outpost is ready for the commercial spacecraft's arrival. The spacecraft will Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/23/2018

Human Research Program (Biochemical Profile, Marrow, Vascular Echo, and Repository):  53S crewmembers collected blood and urine samples for their Return minus 14-day session of the Biochem Profile, Marrow and Repository investigations.  One of the 53S crewmembers also started a 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring session.  Blood samples are being processed Read full post

Bone and Cardio Studies as Cygnus Nears Station

The Cygnus space freighter from Orbital ATK is closing in on the International Space Station ready to deliver 7,400 pounds of cargo Thursday morning. The Expedition 55 crew members are getting ready for Cygnus’ arrival while also helping researchers understand what living in space does to the human body. NASA TV Read full post