Virtual Reality, Spacesuits, Departure Preps Keeping Crew Busy

Exercising wearing virtual reality goggles, replacing spacesuit components, and getting ready for this weekend’s crew departure were the main objectives for the Expedition 65 crew today. The residents aboard the International Space Station also juggled ongoing research and maintenance tasks amidst Russian filmmaking activities. Daily exercise in microgravity is vital to maintain bone and muscle …

Hydroponics, Virtual Reality on Station Impacting Future Missions

Botany and human research were the main research themes aboard the International Space Station today. Meanwhile, the Expedition 65 crew is also staying focused on spacewalk preparations and orbital lab maintenance. Space agriculture is key to sustaining human spaceflight as NASA and its international partners plan future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. Today, …

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 …

Crew Using Virtual, Augmented Reality for Science and Maintenance

Science and maintenance using virtual and augmented reality tools were prominent aboard the International Space Station today. The Expedition 65 crew also made sure life support components remain in tip-top shape aboard the orbiting lab. The universe’s coldest temperatures can be found inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory module’s Cold Atom Lab (CAL). NASA Flight Engineer …

Spacewalk Preps During Human Research, Robotics, and Physics Today

Two astronauts are checking out their gear today ahead of a spacewalk planned for the end of the month. The duo along with the rest of the Expedition 66 crew also had time set aside for human research, robotics, and physics aboard the International Space Station. NASA Flight Engineers Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron are …

Crew Awaits New Docking Module During Human Research and Space Physics

The International Space Station is gearing up for a new Russian docking module due to arrive on Friday. In the meantime, the Expedition 66 residents focused on a variety of human research and space physics aboard the orbital lab today. Russia’s newest docking port, the Prichal module, sits atop a rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome …

VR, Space Biology Studies as Crew Nears Departure

A pair of astronauts aboard the International Space Station studied advanced piloting controls using virtual reality today. In the meantime, four Expedition 66 crewmates are turning their attention to returning to Earth this month. An experiment sponsored by ESA (European Space Agency) is using virtual reality in the space environment to help engineers optimize workstations …