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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 21 July 2014

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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 21 July 2014

Today: 5 Progress (55P) Undock: 55P successfully undocked from the ISS at 4:44pm CDT. Progress will remain in orbit for the non-ISS-related "Radar-Progress" experiment. Final deorbit burn is planned for July 31 at 4:54pm CDT.


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Russian Cargo Ship Departs the International Space Station Video in Story

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Russian Cargo Ship Departs the International Space Station

Three months after delivering 2 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 40 crew, the unpiloted Russian ISS Progress 55 cargo ship undocked from the International Space Station July 21.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 July 2014

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 July 2014 Video in Story

Today: Force Shoes: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman conducted an Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) exercise session using Force Shoes which were calibrated during Treadmill 2 (T2) exercise last week. The data from the ARED exercise session will be used to measure the loads experienced during ARED exercise.


NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 17 July 2014

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 17 July 2014

Today: Orbital-2 (Orb-2) Ingress: Following yesterday's successful capture and berthing of Cygnus, the crew completed vestibule outfitting, ingressed the vehicle, and began transferring cargo to ISS.


NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 18 July 2014

NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 18 July 2014 Video in Story

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


NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 16 July 2014

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 16 July 2014 Video in Story

Today: Orbital-2 (Orb-2) Capture/Berthing: The crew successfully captured Cygnus using the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) at 5:39 am CDT.


NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 15 July 2014

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 15 July 2014 Video in Story

Today: Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS)-II Operations: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman completed two flame tests for the BASS-II investigation which examines the burning and extinction characteristics of a wide variety of fuel samples in microgravity.


NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 14 July 2014

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 14 July 2014 Video in Story

Today: Orbital-2 (Orb-2) Launch: Orb-2 launched successfully yesterday, achieved a nominal orbit and the solar array was successfully deployed.


NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 13 July 2014

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 13 July 2014

Orbital-2 (Orb-2) Launch: Orb-2 launched successfully on Sunday, July 13 at 11:52 am CDT. Orb-2 achieved a nominal orbit and the solar array was successfully deployed. Grapple is scheduled for Wednesday, July 16 at 5:39 am CDT followed by berthing to Node 2 (N2) Nadir. Ingress is scheduled for Thursday, July 17.


NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 11 July 2014

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 11 July 2014 Video in Story

Today: Orbital-2 (Orb-2) Launch: Launch is currently scheduled for Sunday, July 13 at 11:52 am CDT. Grapple is scheduled for Wednesday, July 16 at 5:37 am CDT followed by berthing to Node 2 (N2) Nadir. Ingress is scheudled for Thursday, July 17.


Antares Launched

Antares Launched Video in Story

Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo craft launched from Wallops Flight Facility on the Orbital-2 mission -- the company's second operational resupply mission to the International Space Station, under its Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.


Antares: Go for Launch

Antares: Go for Launch Video in Story

Orbital's Antares rocket will launch the Cygnus spacecraft from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Launch Pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia today at 12:52 p.m. EDT.


NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 11 July 2014

NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 11 July 2014 Video in Story

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


NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 10 July 2014

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 10 July 2014 Video in Story

Today: Capillary Flow Experiment (CFE) Interior Corner Flow (ICF) Test: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Gerst set up hardware on the Maintenance Work Area (MWA) and conducted ICF test using the ICF8 hardware which contains a segmented, 50 degree snow cone section.


NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 9 July 2014

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 9 July 2014 Video in Story

Today: Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS)-II Operations: FE-5 Wiseman conducted seven flame tests for the BASS-II investigation. Six of the samples were fabric and the seventh was an acrylic, spherical material.


NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 8 July 2014

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 8 July 2014 Video in Story

Today: Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS)-II Operations: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman conducted six flame tests for the BASS-II investigation.


NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 7 July 2014

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 7 July 2014 Video in Story

Today: Radi-N2 Neutron Field Study (Radi-N2): Commander (CDR) Swanson deployed eight bubble detectors around the ISS for the Radi-N2 experiment.



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