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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 25 July 2017 - Testing New Health Equipment for Astronauts Video in Story

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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 25 July 2017 - Testing New Health Equipment for Astronauts.

One of the effects of living in space is the tendency of fluids to shift upward towards an astronaut's head. This results in the common "puffy face" appearance astronauts experience when they escape Earth's gravity. However, the more serious effects observed on orbit could include eye and vision damage.


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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 24 July 2017 - New Crew Ready for Flight Video in Story

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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 24 July 2017 - New Crew Ready for Flight.

A new International Space Station crew is less than a week away from beginning a 4-1/2 month mission living and working in space. The trio from the United States, Russia and Italy is in Kazakhstan counting down to a Friday launch at 11:41 a.m. EDT inside the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft.

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 21 July 2017 - Human Health and Performance Studies

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 21 July 2017 - Human Health and Performance Studies Video in Story

The crew of Expedition 52 wrapped up an intensive week of research on Friday, concentrating on studies in the field of human health and performance.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 20 July 2017 - Russian Cargo Craft Departs Space Station

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 20 July 2017 - Russian Cargo Craft Departs Space Station Video in Story

The unpiloted Russian Progress 66 cargo craft departed the International Space Station today after a five-month stay.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 19 July 2017 - Food Planning for Long Duration Missions to Mars

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 19 July 2017 - Food Planning for Long Duration Missions to Mars

The Expedition 52 crew embarked on tasks Wednesday to further NASA's eventual journey to Mars and aid researchers in understanding how to stimulate cancer-fighting drugs to target cancer cells--and cancer cells alone--in the human body.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 18 July 2017 - Crew Autonomous Scheduling Test

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 18 July 2017 - Crew Autonomous Scheduling Test Video in Story

Today - Capillary Structures: The crew set up hardware for the Capillary Structures investigation, then performed a stability assessment and transferred the hardware to the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM).


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 17 July 2017 - Ongoing Biochem Profile, Repository and Cardio Research

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 17 July 2017 - Ongoing Biochem Profile, Repository and Cardio Research Video in Story

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 52 astronauts furthered investigative data for NASA's Human Research Program, collecting in-flight data and blood and urine samples over the weekend.


Technology Research on Station Breathes Life into Life Support

Technology Research on Station Breathes Life into Life Support

There is nothing as refreshing as a breath of fresh air or cool glass of water. On Earth, an open window or turn of the tap provides those essential pleasures, but for NASA's deep space journeys, it will not be that easy.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 July 2017 - Japanese Experiment Module Airlock Operations

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 July 2017 - Japanese Experiment Module Airlock Operations Video in Story

Today - Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEMAL) Operations: Today the crew brought the JEMAL Slide Table into the JEM from the Airlock and replaced the Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) on the Slide Table with the Handhold Experiment Platform (HXP) Adapter.


Stem Cells Seem Speedier in Space

Stem Cells Seem Speedier in Space

Growing significant numbers of human stem cells in a short time could lead to new treatments for stroke and other health issues.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 July 2017

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 July 2017 Video in Story

Expedition 52 worked throughout Thursday installing new science gear to improve the research capabilities of the International Space Station. A cargo craft is also being loaded with trash and obsolete gear for disposal next week.


NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - July 14, 2017

NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - July 14, 2017 Video in Story

NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 July 2017

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 July 2017 Video in Story

A pair of astronauts explored new space exercise techniques today to stay healthy and fit on long duration missions. The crew also observed protein crystals and high temperatures to understand microgravity's effects on humans and physical processes.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 11 July 2017 - Magnetized Cell Structures Research

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 11 July 2017 - Magnetized Cell Structures Research

The orbiting Expedition 52 trio continued exploring magnetized cell structures today and worked on advanced repair tasks. Also, a new crew is in Moscow getting ready for its launch in less than three weeks.


Pipetting and Cell Isolation in Microgravity

Pipetting and Cell Isolation in Microgravity

Just like early explorers, NASA Twins Study investigators are venturing into new territory.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 10 July 2017 - Expedition 52 Crew red Square Ceremony

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 10 July 2017 - Expedition 52 Crew red Square Ceremony Video in Story

The three Expedition 52 crew members practiced evacuating the International Space Station today in the unlikely event of an emergency. The trio also set up an advanced life science study and continued the upkeep of the orbital complex.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 7 July 2017 - Expedition Crew 52 Preparing for July 28 Launch

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 7 July 2017 - Expedition Crew 52 Preparing for July 28 Launch Video in Story

Three new Expedition 52 crew members are in Star City, Russia, this week completing final exams ahead of their July 28 launch to the International Space Station.



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