Nestor - Atlantic Ocean

Oct. 19, 2019 - NASA Finds Heaviest Rain on Tropical Storm Nestor's Eastern Side NASA imagery revealed that the eastern quadrant of Tropical Storm Nestor contains the storm's heaviest rain rates. That side of the storm has been drenching Florida, as seen in a satellite image from the Global Precipitation Measurement Read full post

Nestor - Atlantic Ocean

Oct. 18, 2019 - NASA-NOAA Satellite Finds Overshooting Tops, Gravity Waves in Tropical Storm Nestor NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided night-time and infrared views of developing Tropical Storm Nestor in the Gulf of Mexico and found over-shooting cloud tops and gravity waves. When the satellite passed over the potential tropical depression Read full post

NASA Astronauts Wrap Up Historic All-Woman Spacewalk

At 2:55 p.m. EDT, Expedition 61 Flight Engineers Christina Koch and Jessica Meir of NASA concluded their spacewalk, the first with only women. During the 7-hour, 17-minute spacewalk, the two NASA astronauts completed the replacement a failed power charging component, also known as a battery charge-discharge unit (BCDU). The BCDU regulates the charge to the batteries that Read full post

Neoguri - Northwestern Pacific Ocean

Oct. 18, 2019 - NASA-NOAA Satellite Finds Tropical Storm Neoguri Consolidating NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center with a visible image of Tropical Storm Neoguri that showed it had become more organized over the previous 24 hours. Tropical Depression 21W lacked organization for a couple of Read full post

Octave - Eastern Pacific Ocean

Oct. 18, 2019 - NASA-NOAA Satellite Observes Development of Tropical Storm Octave NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite provided infrared data that showed the development of Tropical Storm Octave in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Octave formed on Oct. 17 by 5 p.m. EDT as a tropical depression. At that time, it was located about Read full post

Female Duo Ventures Outside Station for Historic Spacewalk

Two NASA astronauts switched their spacesuits to battery power this morning at 7:38 a.m. EDT. Expedition 61 Flight Engineers Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are venturing out into the vacuum of space to replace a failed power controller, also known as a battery charge-discharge unit (BCDU). The BCDU regulates the charge to the batteries Read full post

NASA TV is Live Now Broadcasting First All-Woman Spacewalk

NASA TV coverage has begun of the first all-woman spacewalk in history. Watch on NASA TV and the agency’s website. Expedition 61 Flight Engineers Christina Koch and Jessica Meir of NASA are making final preparations to go outside the International Space Station for today’s tasks to replace a faulty power controller. They are expected to begin Read full post

NASA TV Broadcasts All-Female Spacewalk on Friday

Expedition 61 Flight Engineers Christina Koch and Jessica Meir of NASA will begin a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station about 7:50 a.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 18. NASA Television coverage of the first ever all-female spacewalk will begin at 6:30 a.m. Watch the spacewalk on NASA TV and the agency’s website. Flight Engineers Christina Koch and Jessica Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/17/2019

Analog-1: As part of the preparation for the Analong-1 investigation, which arrives later, the crew performed a software load on the appropriate computer.  Space is such a harsh place for humans and machines that future exploration of the Solar System may involve sending robotic explorers to “test the waters” on Read full post