Fertility, DNA Studies and Disease Therapy Research on Station Today

The Expedition 56 crew members continued their work Friday on more fertility research and microbe studies aboard the International Space Station. They also worked on science gear for a study seeking advanced therapies for diseases such as Alzheimer’s and diabetes. Commander Drew Feustel and Flight Engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor examined biological samples Read full post

Today’s Research Explores How Space Impacts Life and Physics

The six orbital residents living aboard the International Space Station worked on a broad array of advanced space experiments and research gear today. Today’s life science research included exploring fertility, extracting DNA from microbes and studying how the heart adapts to living in space. The crew also researched space physics Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/19/2018

Aerosol Samplers: Today the crew retrieved and stowed the sample cartridges from each deployed Active Aerosol Sampler (AAS) and connected the AASs to the battery charger. After the battery charge, the crew installed a sample cartridge and re-deployed one of the AASs in the US Laboratory. The second AAS had Read full post

NASA EXPRESS: Your STEM Connection for July 19, 2018

  Astronomy Night at Pocomoke River State Park Audience: Public Event Dates: July 20 at 8-10 p.m. EDT Contact: marc.heim@maryland.gov  Join the NASA Visitor Center at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation and Pocomoke River State Park for an evening of astronomy. The event will begin at 8 p.m. EDT with an Read full post

Parker Solar Probe Launch No Earlier Than Aug. 6, 2018

NASA now is targeting launch of the Parker Solar Probe no earlier than Aug. 6, 2018. Additional time was needed to evaluate the configuration of a cable clamp on the payload fairing. Teams have modified the configuration and encapsulation operations have continued. Teams also have successfully repaired a leak in Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/18/2018

AngieX Cancer Therapy:  Today the crew performed microscope operations for the AngieX Cancer Therapy investigation. The AngieX Cancer Therapy investigation examines whether endothelial cells cultured in microgravity represent a valid in vitro model to test effects of vascular-targeted agents on normal blood vessels. AngieX has developed a treatment that targets Read full post

Mid-week Cancer Study and Emergency Drill Fill Station Schedule

Cancer and rodent studies were on the crew’s timeline today to help doctors and scientists improve the health of humans in space and on Earth. The crew also conducted an emergency drill aboard the International Space Station. Flight Engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor examined endothelial cells through a microscope for the AngieX Cancer Read full post