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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 27 June 2016 Video in Story

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

A pair of Expedition 48 cosmonauts are getting a Progress cargo ship ready to undock and redock Friday morning before its ultimate departure Saturday night. The maneuver will test an upgraded telerobotically operated rendezvous system installed in the Zvezda service module after the Progress docked in December.


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

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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 24 June 2016.

Three Expedition 48-49 crew members are at the Baikonur Cosmodrome awaiting the beginning of their mission in less than two weeks. Back inside the International Space Station, the orbiting crew is working on research hardware and conducting life science.

NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 24 June 2016

NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 24 June 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 June 2016

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

Three Expedition 48 crew members are orbiting Earth awaiting the addition of a new trio preparing to join them next month on the International Space Station. As the new crew gets ready to head to the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad on Friday, the orbiting crew is conducting advanced science and maintaining the orbital lab systems.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 22 June 2016

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

Commander Jeff Williams continued the ongoing maintenance on U.S. spacesuits throughout the workday on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Cygnus cargo craft from Orbital ATK re-entered the Earth's atmosphere completing one final experiment.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 21 June 2016

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

A cargo ship that was released last week from the International Space Station will re-enter Earth's atmosphere Wednesday. Back inside the orbital lab, the crew practiced emergency procedures after a light day of science and maintenance.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 20 June 2016

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

Expedition 48 officially began Saturday morning with Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineers Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin continuing their stay aboard the International Space Station. They await the addition of three new crew members who will launch July 6 for a two-day ride to their new home in space.


Expedition 47 Commander Tim Kopra and Crewmates Land Safely in Kazakhstan

Expedition 47 Commander Tim Kopra and Crewmates Land Safely in Kazakhstan Video in Story

Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth at 5:15 a.m. EDT (3:15 p.m. Kazakhstan time) Saturday after wrapping up 186 days in space and several NASA research studies in human health.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 16 June 2016

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

Three Expedition 47 crew members are preparing to go home early Saturday morning. Three other station residents will stay behind beginning Expedition 48 on the International Space Station.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 15 June 2016

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

A pair of Expedition 47 crew members tested the motion control system of the docked Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft. Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and astronauts Tim Kopra and Tim Peake will ride the Soyuz back to Earth early Saturday morning. They will undock from the Rassvet module then land in Kazakhstan ending a 186-day mission in space.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 June 2016

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

Expedition 47 robotic arm operator Tim Kopra of NASA commanded the International Space Station's Canadarm2 robotic arm to release the Cygnus spacecraft at 9:30 a.m. EDT while the space station was flying above Paraguay. Earlier, ground controllers detached Cygnus from the station and maneuvered it into place for its departure.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 June 2016

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 June 2016 Video in Story

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the departure of Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station beginning at 9 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 14. Release from the space station's Canadarm2 is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 10 June 2016

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

A pair of spaceships is getting ready to depart the International Space Station next week. The Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo craft will be released from the Unity module June 14. Three Expedition 47 crew members will depart June 18 returning to Earth after 186 days in space.


NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 10 June 2016

NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 10 June 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 9 June 2016

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

Expedition 47 is preparing the Orbital ATK Cygnus space freighter for its June 14 departure from the International Space Station. The Canadarm2 robotic arm will maneuver towards Cygnus and grapple the cargo craft before unberthing it from the Unity module and releasing it next Tuesday.


Tour the International Space Station in 3D

Tour the International Space Station in 3D Video in Story

Put your 3D glasses on and take this narrated tour of the International Space Station. Visit all the modules of humankind's weightless laboratory orbiting Earth 400 km above.


Earth from Space: United Kingdom

Earth from Space: United Kingdom Video in Story

The recently launched Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the United Kingdom, in this false-colour image acquired on 9 May. Made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the UK is an island nation in northwestern Europe.



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