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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 27 September 2016

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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 27 September 2016.

Two different studies are under way on the International Space Station - one will observe how fuel burns in space while another is researching how medicine dissolves in water. Results from both experiments could benefit humans on Earth and in space.


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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 26 September 2016 Video in Story

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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 26 September 2016.

Mission managers are targeting the Oct. 9-13 timeframe for the launch of the sixth Orbital ATK resupply mission to the International Space Station. A pair of astronauts onboard the station are also training for the robotic capture of the Cygnus resupply ship from Orbital ATK when it arrives about two days after launch.

NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 26 September 2016

NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 26 September 2016 Video in Story

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


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 September 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 September 2016

Today: NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) Removal: FE-5 removed the NanoRack deployer from the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEMAL) Slide Table, following the successful deployments of 8 DoveSat satellites last week.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 22 September 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 22 September 2016 Video in Story

Astronauts Kate Rubins and Takuya Onishi are continuing more eye checks today in the middle of day-long orbital plumbing work. Commander Anatoly Ivanishin packed trash in a resupply ship and researched a variety of Earth and space phenomena.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 21 September 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 21 September 2016 Video in Story

The United States and Russia are working to get a pair of cargo ships ready for a mid-October launch schedule to the International Space Station. While the new shipments are being processed, the Expedition 49 crew conducted eye checks, wore carbon dioxide monitors and prepared for a fuel combustion experiment.


One Billion Base Pairs Sequenced on the Space Station

One Billion Base Pairs Sequenced on the Space Station

Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins checks a sample for air bubbles prior to loading it in the biomolecule sequencer. When Rubins' expedition began, zero base pairs of DNA had been sequenced in space.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 20 September 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 20 September 2016 Video in Story

The Expedition 49 crew is helping the pharmaceutical industry improve drug design while also helping researchers understand the properties of materials burning at high temperatures.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 19 September 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 19 September 2016 Video in Story

The three Expedition 49 crew members orbiting Earth right now are moving ahead today with human research and the upkeep of the International Space Station.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 16 September 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 16 September 2016 Video in Story

The Expedition 49 trio is looking at plant growth today after the successful deployment of eight nanosatellites Thursday. The crew also inspected a treadmill and trained to care for a sick or injured crew member.


NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 16 September 2016

NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 16 September 2016 Video in Story

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


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 15 September 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 15 September 2016 Video in Story

Today: NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) #9 Deployment: Overnight, ground controllers deployed the remaining three of four pairs of Planet Lab DoveSats from the NRCSD #9.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 September 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 September 2016 Video in Story

The Expedition 49 trio orbiting Earth inside the International Space Station are less than two weeks away from welcoming three new crew members. As the station residents wait for the new arrivals, they continue conducting space science and maintaining station systems.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 September 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 September 2016

Today: NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) #9 Install: After extending the JEM Airlock (JEMAL) slide table into the cabin, FE-5 installed the NRCSD #9 quad-deployer onto the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform Small Fine Arm Attachment Mechanism (MPEP/SAM) attachments this morning.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 September 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 September 2016

Today: Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) reconfiguration: FE-6 performed the teardown and removal of the Heart Cell payload from the MSG.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 9 September 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 9 September 2016 Video in Story

Today: EXpedite PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) Rack 7 (ER7) and ER8 Locker Relocations: Following the recovery of ER7 capability yesterday, the crew relocated the two Space Automated Bioproduct Laboratories (SABLs) currently in ER8 to ER7 to make room for the SpaceX-9 delivered Phase Change Heat Exchanger (PCHx) which will be installed next week.


NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 9 September 2016

NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 9 September 2016 Video in Story

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



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