NASA Prepares for Hurricane Zeta

By Jacob Reed, NASA Earth Applied Sciences Disaster Program As Tropical Storm Zeta makes landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast, NASA has eyes on the storm with an array of Earth-observing instruments and stands ready to aid affected communities with critical data and analysis. Zeta is following a path similar to Hurricane Read full post

Lunar Living: NASA’s Artemis Base Camp Concept

NASA’s Artemis program has sparked excitement around the world and catalyzed new interest in exploring the Moon as the agency prepares to land the first woman and next man on the lunar South Pole in 2024. After that, NASA and its growing list of global partners will establish sustainable exploration Read full post
Posted Oct 28, 2020 at 5:26 pm on Artemis

More Space Physics and Human Research Aboard Station Today

The Expedition 64 crew continued this week’s run of space physics and human research aboard the International Space Station today. The orbital trio also spent the day servicing laptop computers and life support systems. During Wednesday morning, Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA installed material samples inside the Handhold Experiment Platform Read full post

SLS Green Run Testing Status Update

NASA is progressing through the Green Run test series for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at the agency’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and has completed six of the eight tests. The team is preparing to stand down for another tropical weather system that is heading to the area. Read full post
Posted Oct 27, 2020 at 5:04 pm on Artemis

ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/27/2020

Payloads ExHAM sample detach: The crew removed and stowed 15 ExHAM#1 samples.  The samples were exposed to the ISS external environment and include several exposure panels (each with multiple test materials), an actuator, capture panels, etc.  Taking advantage of Kibo’s unique function of having both an airlock and a robotic arm Read full post

Physics, Biology Research Fill Station Schedule

Physics and biology research filled the majority of the science schedule aboard the International Space Station today. The Expedition 64 crew also put on their technician caps and worked hardware, including life support gear and air conditioning systems. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins swapped out sample containers Tuesday morning on an experiment Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/26/2020

Payloads ACE (Advanced Colloids Experiment) module photos:  The crew retrieved and took photos of ACE modules T11, TR-2, T12-2, T2-3.  This was done so the ground teams can assess the health of the science in these modules and plan future order of operations appropriately.  These ACE modules are used to study Read full post