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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 15 September 2017 - Dragon Packing and Ongoing Experiments Video in Story

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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 15 September 2017 - Dragon Packing and Ongoing Experiments.

Today - Node 1 Communication: Ground teams utilized the video conferencing system to patch Space to Ground channel 2 (S/G2) to an SSC in Node 1, and asked the crew to confirm that S/G2 voice was audible in Node 1.


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SpaceX Dragon Cargo Spacecraft Successfully Splashes Down in the Pacific Video in Story

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SpaceX Dragon Cargo Spacecraft Successfully Splashes Down in the Pacific.

SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at approximately 10:14 a.m. EDT, southwest of Long Beach, California, and the recovery process is underway, marking the end of the company's twelfth contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA.

NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - September 15, 2017

NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - September 15, 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 8 September 2017

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

Today - Lighting Effects: The crew completed a visual assessment test in the Crew Quarters (CQs) by setting the light to the correct mode, turning all other light sources in the CQ off, and performing one Numerical Verification Test and one Color Discrimination Test.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 7 September 2017 - Magvector Magnetic Field Experiment Setup

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 7 September 2017 - Magvector Magnetic Field Experiment Setup Video in Story

Today's science tasks included an inspection on an advanced microscope and readying a magnetic field experiment. The crew also worked on a failed electrical device that was robotically transferred to the Kibo laboratory module in early August.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 6 September 2017 - Expedition 53 Crew Ready for Launch Next Week

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 6 September 2017 - Expedition 53 Crew Ready for Launch Next Week Video in Story

A new set of Expedition 53 crew members arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch site today ahead of their Sept. 12 liftoff to the International Space Station.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 5 September 2017

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 5 September 2017 Video in Story

Today - 50 Soyuz (50S) Undock: 50S, with Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer, and Fyodor Yurchikin onboard, undocked Saturday at 4:58 PM CDT and landed in Kazakhstan at 8:22 PM CDT. The ISS will be in 3-crew operations until the arrival of 52S on September 13.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 31 August 2017 - Crew Returning This Weekend

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 31 August 2017 - Crew Returning This Weekend

Record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and her Expedition 52 crewmates, Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA and Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, are scheduled to depart the International Space Station and return to Earth Saturday, Sept. 2.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 25 August 2017 - Lighting Effects investigation

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 25 August 2017 - Lighting Effects investigation Video in Story

Today - Lung Tissue: The crew took samples and fixed media in Tissue Bags. They then inserted the bags in a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). The Lung Tissue investigation uses the microgravity environment of space to test strategies for growing new lung tissue.


NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - August 25, 2017

NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - August 25, 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 24 August 2017 - New Smaller Exercise Gear

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 24 August 2017 - New Smaller Exercise Gear Video in Story

A pair of Expedition 52 astronauts checked out new, smaller exercise gear today. The crew also worked on a variety of human research while a new cosmic ray detector has begun scanning outer space.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 August 2017 - Latching End Effectors (LEE) Motor Issue

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 August 2017 - Latching End Effectors (LEE) Motor Issue

Today - Multi-Omics-Mouse: The crew performed routine maintenance on the Multi-Omics-Mouse Cage Units that are being maintained in microgravity, exchanging waste collection equipment and odor filters.


International Space Station On Google Street View

International Space Station On Google Street View Video in Story

The International Space Station is a marvel of modern science and engineering.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 22 August 2017 - Getting the Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass Investigation Ready

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 22 August 2017 - Getting the Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass Investigation Ready Video in Story

Overnight, robotics controllers extracted a new astrophysics experiment from the trunk of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft. The Canadarm2 will hand off the new astronomy gear to the Japanese robotic arm which will then install it outside the Kibo laboratory module.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 21 August 2017 - Solar Eclipse Viewing

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 21 August 2017 - Solar Eclipse Viewing Video in Story

Today - Solar Eclipse Viewing: The crew removed scratch panes from Cupola windows #4 and #6 and cleaned the window #3 scratch pane.


Space Station Transits During Total Solar Eclipse

Space Station Transits During Total Solar Eclipse

This composite image, made from seven frames, shows the International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, as it transits the Sun at roughly five miles per second during a partial solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 near Banner, Wyoming.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 18 August 2017 - Preparing for the Solar Eclipse

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 18 August 2017 - Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Video in Story

The Expedition 52 crew wrapped up a busy week on Friday with more science work, cargo unloading and cleanup after a Russian spacewalk on Thursday. They are also busy preparing for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse on Monday with the chance at several unique views of the event.



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