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SpaceX Launches Refurbished Rocket with Cargo Supplies to the International Space Station.

An experiment in space manufacturing and an enhanced study of solar energy are among the research currently heading to the International Space Station following Friday's launch of a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 10:36 a.m. EST.


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Expedition 53 Crew Lands in Kazakhstan

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Soyuz MS-05

The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft is seen as it lands near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 December 2017 - Three Crew Members Heading Home

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 December 2017 - Three Crew Members Heading Home

At 9:02 p.m. EST, the hatch closed between the Soyuz spacecraft and the International Space Station in preparation for undocking. Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik and Flight Engineers Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) and Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos are scheduled to undock their Soyuz at 12:14 a.m. NASA Television will air live coverage of the undocking beginning at 11:45 p.m.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 December 2017 - Dragon Launch Moved to Friday

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 December 2017 - Dragon Launch Moved to Friday Video in Story

The Expedition 53 crew is getting ready to split up Thursday morning before another crew begins its mission next week.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 11 December 2017 - Counting Down to the Dragon Launch

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 11 December 2017 - Counting Down to the Dragon Launch

The SpaceX Dragon resupply ship is at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida counting down to its launch to the International Space Station Tuesday at 11:46 a.m. EST. Meanwhile, the six-member Expedition 53 crew is preparing to split up this week.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 8 December 2017

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 8 December 2017 Video in Story

Today - Lighting Effects: A 52S crewmember logged into the sleep log application and provided a sleep log entry to track his daily sleep patterns and wakefulness.


NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - December 8, 2017

NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - December 8, 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 7 December 2017 - California Wildfires

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 7 December 2017 - California Wildfires Video in Story

Two International Space Station crews are preparing to swap places at the orbital lab next week. In the midst of the crew swap activities, Commander Randy Bresnik also sent down dramatic photographs of the wildfires in California.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 6 December 2017

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 6 December 2017 Video in Story

After delivering almost 7,400 pounds of cargo to support dozens of science experiments from around the world, the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft has departed the International Space Station. At 8:11 a.m., Expedition 53 Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba of NASA gave the command to release Cygnus.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 5 December 2017 - New Cargo Launch Date Set

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 5 December 2017 - New Cargo Launch Date Set Video in Story

SpaceX has delayed the launch of its next Dragon resupply mission to the International Space Station to no earlier than Dec. 12. Back on orbit, the Cygnus cargo craft is getting ready to leave the orbital lab and an experimental module has its stay in space extended for at least another three years.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 4 December 2017 -  Three Crew Members Set to Return to Earth December 14

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 4 December 2017 - Three Crew Members Set to Return to Earth December 14 Video in Story

A pair of commercial resupply missions are coming and going this week at the International Space Station. Meanwhile, a new crew has arrived at its launch site to prepare for a Dec. 17 liftoff to the orbital laboratory. All missions to and from the station this month will be televised live on NASA TV.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 1 December 2017

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 1 December 2017 Video in Story

Today - Circadian Rhythms: A 52S crewmember removed and stowed the Double Sensors and Thermolab Unit equipment that was used to complete a 36-hour Circadian Rhythms session that began on Wednesday.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 30 November 2017 - New Expedition 54-55 Crew Prepping for December 14 Launch

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 30 November 2017 - New Expedition 54-55 Crew Prepping for December 14 Launch

The next crew to launch to the International Space Station is in Russia today for traditional ceremonies before heading to the launch site in Kazakhstan. Back in space, the Expedition 53 crew is preparing for the departure and arrival of a pair of cargo ships next week.


NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - December 1, 2017

NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - December 1, 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 29 November 2017 - Station Orbit Boosted

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 29 November 2017 - Station Orbit Boosted Video in Story

The International Space Station is orbiting slightly higher today to get ready for a pair of crews swapping places on the orbital laboratory in December. A Progress 67 resupply ship docked to the rear of the station fired its engines for just over three minutes this morning boosting the orbital lab to its correct altitude for next month's crew departure and arrival.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 28 November 2017 - SpaceX Targets Dec. 8 for Cargo Launch

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 28 November 2017 - SpaceX Targets Dec. 8 for Cargo Launch Video in Story

The Expedition 53 crew is configuring the orbital complex for a pair of cargo missions and a crew swap in December. Two colorful soccer ball-sized satellites were also floating around inside the International Space Station being tested today.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 27 November 2017 - Preparing to Release Cygnus

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 27 November 2017 - Preparing to Release Cygnus Video in Story

The Cygnus resupply ship is in its final week at the International Space Station and two astronauts are training for its departure on Monday. Meanwhile, a leg muscle study and CubeSat deployment operations are wrapping up today.



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