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 …

Final Week for Station Trio as Science Continues Unabated

Three Expedition 59 crewmembers are beginning their final week aboard the International Space Station and readying their spacesuits and Soyuz crew ship for the return to Earth. The orbital residents also continued a variety of human research activities amidst the deployment of tiny satellites today. Flight Engineers Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques are set to …

Station Trio Prepping for June 24 Homecoming

Three Expedition 59 crewmembers are getting ready to end their stay at the International Space Station after six and a half months in space. Meanwhile, mission scientists continue exploring how microgravity impacts the human body. Flight Engineers Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques will flank Commander Oleg Kononenko inside the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft when they return …

Eye and Artery Scans, Robotics and Fluid Studies for Earth and Space Benefits

The International Space Station residents continued exploring today what living off the Earth for long periods is doing to their body. The Expedition 59 crew also researched ways to improve life in space and even filmed a virtual experience aboard the orbiting lab. NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch took turns serving as Crew …

Crew Waits for Dragon Mission While Teams Troubleshoot Power Issue

A SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is poised to lift off this week from Florida to the International Space Station. The Expedition 59 crew will welcome Dragon when it arrives three days later carrying nearly 5,500 pounds of cargo. Dragon will be encapsulated atop the Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for a …

U.S. Resupply Ship Poised for Launch as Crew Studies Life Science

The U.S. Cygnus resupply ship from Northrop Grumman is encapsulated atop the Antares rocket and standing at its launch pad in Virginia. The Expedition 59 crew is training for its capture at the end of the week in the midst of ongoing life science aboard the International Space Station. Cygnus will blast off Wednesday at …

Cygnus Spaceship at Launch Pad as Crew Trains for Delivery Mission

The next U.S. spaceship to deliver goods to the International Space Station rolled out to its launch pad in Virginia today. The Expedition 59 crew is training to capture the U.S. space freighter while also filming a virtual reality experience aboard the orbital lab. Northrop Grumman is poised to launch its Cygnus resupply ship atop …

More Brain and Breath Studies Top Research on Station Today

The Expedition 59 crew continued more brain and breath research aboard the International Space Station today. Along with a variety of other life science activities, the crew also filmed a virtual reality experience inside the station. NASA is planning longer human missions, farther out in space and having a safe spacecraft atmosphere to breathe in …