Astronauts Check Suits Following Spacewalk

Spacesuit checks were on the schedule today for the Expedition 63 crew following a spacewalk to replace aging batteries on the International Space Station. The orbital residents also juggled a variety of science activities. NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken are back to work today after Wednesday’s spacewalk to swap Read full post

U.S. Black Engineer Information Technology & NASA News

The U.S. Black Engineer Information Technology magazine, sponsor of the annual Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) and Women of Color Conferences, has posted an article regarding NASA's decision to name its Headquarters building after the Agency's first Black female Engineer, Mary W. Jackson. Ms. Jackson's accomplishments are celebrated in Margot Lee Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/01/2020

Systems USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #66/S6 Battery EVA #2:  Chris Cassidy (EV1) and Bob Behnken (EV2) performed a 6 hour 1 minute EVA that completed the following tasks in support of the S6 Channel 1B battery transition from nickel hydrogen (NiH2) to lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries: Li-ion Battery D from EP to Read full post

Cassidy and Behnken Wrap up Battery Spacewalk

NASA astronaut Bob Behnken is pictured tethered to the space station’s truss structure during a spacewalk to swap batteries and route cables. NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken concluded their spacewalk at 12:14 p.m. EDT. During the six hour and one-minute spacewalk, the two NASA astronauts completed half the work to upgrade the batteries Read full post

Cassidy and Behnken Wrap Up Battery Spacewalk

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken concluded their spacewalk at 12:14 p.m. EDT. During the six hour and one-minute spacewalk, the two NASA astronauts completed half the work to upgrade the batteries that provide power for one channel on one pair of the station’s solar arrays. The new batteries Read full post

Astronauts Spacewalking Live Now on NASA TV

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken have begun the second of two scheduled spacewalks to replace batteries on one of two power channels on the far starboard truss (S6 Truss) of the International Space Station. The spacewalkers switched their spacesuits to battery power at 7:13 a.m. EDT to begin the spacewalk, which may last as Read full post

Astronauts Spacewalking Live Now on NASA TV

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken have begun the second of two scheduled spacewalks to replace batteries on one of two power channels on the far starboard truss (S6 Truss) of the International Space Station. The spacewalkers switched their spacesuits to battery power at 7:13 a.m. EDT to begin the Read full post

NASA TV is Live Now as Astronauts Get Ready for Spacewalk

NASA Television coverage of today’s spacewalk with NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken is now underway and available on the agency’s website. The crew members of Expedition 63 are preparing to venture outside the International Space Station for a spacewalk expected to begin at approximately 7:35 a.m. EDT and last as long as seven hours. The Read full post

NASA Checks Out SLS Core Stage Avionics for Artemis I Mission

NASA completed  the second of eight tests in the Green Run test series at the agency's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, where the Space Launch System rocket’s core stage is installed in the B-2 Test Stand. The avionics power on and checkout test steadily brought the core stage flight Read full post
Posted Jun 30, 2020 at 6:46 pm on Artemis

NASA, ULA Targeting NET July 30 for Mars 2020 Launch

Due to launch vehicle processing delays in preparation for spacecraft mate operations, NASA and United Launch Alliance have moved the first launch attempt of the Mars 2020 mission to no earlier than July 30. A liquid oxygen sensor line presented off-nominal data during the Wet Dress Rehearsal, and additional time is needed for Read full post