Virtual Reality Filming, Final Tests Before Crew Splits Up Monday

The Expedition 59 crew is going into the weekend preparing to split up on Monday amidst an array of ongoing human research. The orbital residents are also working on power upgrades and filming a virtual reality experience today. Astronauts Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques are in their final weekend aboard the International Space Station. They …

Virtual Reality Filming, Spacesuit Work Highlight Day on Station

Virtual Reality Film, Spacesuit Work Highlight Day on Station Virtual reality filming and spacesuit cleaning highlighted the day aboard the International Space Station. The Expedition 58 crew also configured a diverse array of life science and physics hardware. NASA astronaut Anne McClain set up a virtual reality camera inside the Tranquility module after lunch today. …

Crew Wraps Up Biomedical Studies; Films Station in Virtual Reality

A pair of biomedical experiments are wrapping up today aboard the International Space Station as the Expedition 58 crew began its weekend. The orbital residents are also filming a virtual reality (VR) experience and working on plumbing and life support hardware. Anne McClain of NASA removed sensors from her head and chest this morning that …

Virtual Reality Training and Global Robotics Work Before Spacewalk

Two Expedition 55 Flight Engineers are using virtual reality and computer training today to prepare for next week’s spacewalk at the International Space Station. Robotics controllers from Houston and Japan are also maneuvering a pair of robotic arms for the upcoming spacewalk and satellite deployments. NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel will conduct the …

Crop Harvest on Station After Robotics, Human Research Today

The Expedition 61 crew harvested a space-grown crop today aboard the International Space Station. The orbital lab residents also tested robotics systems before exploring blood pressure and time perception in microgravity. Space agriculture aboard the orbiting laboratory has been ongoing for several years to learn how to provide fresh food to space crews. NASA astronauts …

Eye Checks and Maintenance During Spacewalk Cleanup Today

The Expedition 61 crew is cleaning up today after the first all-woman spacewalk at the International Space Station. Eye checks and lab maintenance also kicked off the workweek as two cosmonauts took the day off. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are stowing the tools they used on Friday during a seven-hour and 17-minute …

All-Female Spacewalk Preps, Science and New Commercial Cargo Vehicle Today

NASA has set the first all-female spacewalk for later this week while the Expedition 61 crew works life science today aboard the International Space Station. A new commercial cargo vehicle is also being readied for future delivery missions. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are readying their spacesuits and reviewing procedures for a spacewalk …

Biological, Materials Sciences and Inspiration Reign Supreme at End of Workweek

The crew of Expedition 60 devoted their Friday to working on groundbreaking scientific research aboard the International Space Station, as well as inspiring the Artemis generation during a downlink hosted by the National STEM Cell Foundation.  Flight Engineers Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan of NASA took the mantle of fielding selected questions from 39 middle …

Spacewalk Prep and Science Punctuate Launch Day for HTV-8

Ten years after the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched its first H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) mission, today the HTV-8 “Kounotori” cargo craft will launch from the Tanegashima Space Center to the International Space Station. While launch is scheduled for 5:33 p.m. EDT, NASA Television will start its coverage at 5 p.m.   Days after, on …

As Hurricane Dorian Churns Below, Expedition 60 Continues Investigations, Training Above

After a quiet, off-duty day for the crew of Expedition 60 on Labor Day, operations supporting science for long-duration human space exploration and upcoming spaceship movements ramped up on the International Space Station.  Cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Alexander Skvortsov are busy packing the Soyuz MS-14 with return gear before the vehicle parachutes back to Earth …