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Bigelow Aerospace BEAM Status

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Bigelow Aerospace BEAM Status.

NASA is working closely with Bigelow Aerospace to understand why its module did not fully expand today as planned.


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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 25 May 2016 Video in Story

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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 25 May 2016.

The final preparations are under way for Thursday morning's expansion of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) from the Tranquility module. Back on Earth, a veteran cosmonaut and a pair of first time space flyers are getting ready for their mission in June.

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 24 May 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 24 May 2016 Video in Story

SpaceX and NASA managers are targeting July 16 for the launch of the ninth Dragon commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. Meanwhile, U.S. and Russian spaceships are being packed for upcoming departures in June and July from the orbital lab.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 May 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 May 2016 Video in Story

The Expedition 47 crew is getting a new module recently attached to the Tranquility module ready for expansion later this week. The International Space Station residents are also running experiments today exploring a wide variety of phenomena and checking station gear.


Space Debris Chips Space Station Window

Space Debris Chips Space Station Window

The European-built Cupola was added to the International Space Station in 2010 and continues to provide the best room with a view anywhere.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 19 May 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 19 May 2016

The crew was back at work today with more life science studies and human research. Cygnus cargo transfer work is ongoing as robotics controllers prepare for an external video survey.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 20 May 2016

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

Today: Rodent Research-3 (RR-3) Operations: The crew completed operations on 5 more rodents, performing bone densitometry measurements, then transferring the rodents to the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) for sample processing.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 18 May 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 18 May 2016 Video in Story

The final set of Cubesats was ejected from the International Space Station today. Inside the orbital lab, the station residents continued more rodent bone and muscle research, checked for microbes and cleaned fans.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 17 May 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 17 May 2016 Video in Story

A new wave of Cubesats was shot into space today for a wide variety of Earth observations and communications research. The crew also explored life science and worked on high-flying plumbing tasks.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 16 May 2016

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

The International Space Station completed its 100,000th orbit early this morning after its first component, the Zarya cargo module, launched Nov. 20, 1998. That is over 2.6 billion miles traveled, nearly the distance from Earth to Neptune (2.9 billion miles), or ten round trips from Mars to Earth.


NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 13 May 2016

NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 13 May 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 12 May 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 May 2016 Video in Story

The Expedition 47 crew members are back at work today conducting research to benefit humans in space and on Earth. While microgravity science is underway on the International Space Station, a series of completed experiments are back on Earth after returning Wednesday inside the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 11 May 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 11 May 2016 Video in Story

SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 2:51 p.m. EDT, about 261 miles southwest of Long Beach, California, marking the end of the company's eighth contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 10 May 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 10 May 2016 Video in Story

The SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is ending its stay tomorrow at the International Space Station. The commercial cargo craft has been packed with about 3,700 pounds of cargo, spacewalk gear and biological samples for analysis on Earth.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 9 May 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 9 May 2016

The SpaceX Dragon is being packed with critical science today and tomorrow before its release and splashdown on Wednesday. The crew is also reviewing Dragon departure procedures and training for its release from the grip of the Canadarm2 robotic arm.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 6 May 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 6 May 2016 Video in Story

Today: Rodent Research-3 (RR-3) Bone Densitometer Scans: Following the completion of ten bone densitometer scans earlier this week, the crew transferred the rodents from the habitats, configured Ultrasound 2, and have conducted the remaining ten bone densitometer scans with support from ground teams.


NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 6 May 2016

NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 6 May 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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