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Big Data Rate Increase on the International Space Station

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NASA recently doubled the rate at which data from the International Space Station returns to Earth, paving the way for similar future upgrades on Gateway, NASA's upcoming outpost in lunar orbit, and other exploration missions.


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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 16 August 2019 - Preparing for the 5th US Spacewalk of the Year Video in Story

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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 16 August 2019 - Preparing for the 5th US Spacewalk of the Year.

Three NASA astronauts remain focused on preparations for next week's spacewalk at the International Space Station. The rest of the Expedition 60 focused on biology research and a pair of docked spaceships.

NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for August 16, 2019

NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for August 16, 2019 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 14 August 2019 - Canadian Robotics Supporting Exploration

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 August 2019 - Canadian Robotics Supporting Exploration Video in Story

The Expedition 60 crew is busy conducting space research everyday inside the International Space Station. While they work, scientists and engineers on Earth can remotely control and observe experiments attached to the outside of the orbiting lab.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 August 2019 - Ongoing Microgravity Research

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 August 2019 - Ongoing Microgravity Research Video in Story

The International Space Station will soon see U.S., Russian and Japanese spaceships arriving and departing over the next several weeks.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 August 2019 - Stem Cells and Testing the Printing of Human Tissue

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 August 2019 - Stem Cells and Testing the Printing of Human Tissue Video in Story

The Expedition 60 crew kicked off the workweek exploring stem cells and testing the printing of human tissue on the International Space Station.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 9 August 2019 -  Students Test SPHERES

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 9 August 2019 - Students Test SPHERES Video in Story

The International Space Station is the setting today for a student competition to control tiny, free-floating satellites aboard the orbiting lab.


NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for August 9, 2019

NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for August 9, 2019 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 August 2019 - Preparing for the Next Spacewalk

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 8 August 2019 - Preparing for the Next Spacewalk Video in Story

The Expedition 60 crew is gearing up for an upcoming spacewalk to prepare the International Space Station for more commercial crew missions.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 2 August 2019 - 3D Bioprinting

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 2 August 2019 - 3D Bioprinting Video in Story

The Expedition 60 crewmembers are busy conducting new and advanced science experiments today aboard the International Space Station.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 1 August 2019 - Station Hosts Five Spacecraft

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 1 August 2019 - Station Hosts Five Spacecraft

The International Space Station is hosting five spaceships today as August ramps up for more orbital traffic activity. Six Expedition 60 crewmembers are also unloading U.S. and Russian cargo, activating new science experiments and stocking the station's galley.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 31 July 2019 - Russian Progress 73 Cargo Ship Docks

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 31 July 2019 - Russian Progress 73 Cargo Ship Docks Video in Story

Traveling about 259 miles over northwest China, the unpiloted Russian Progress 73 cargo ship docked at 11:29 a.m. EDT to the Pirs docking compartment on the Russian segment of the complex.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 30 July 2019 - New Science Payloads

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 30 July 2019 - New Science Payloads

Microgravity research is ramping up aboard the International Space Station with brand new science payloads and an expanded Expedition 60 crew.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 29 July 2019

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 29 July 2019

A new U.S. space freighter is open for business today after delivering its payload to the International Space Station on Saturday. Meanwhile, a Russian resupply rocket is processing for another space delivery mission on Wednesday that will take less than three and a half hours after launch.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 28 July 2019 - Dragon Captured

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 28 July 2019 - Dragon Captured Video in Story

Two days after its launch from Florida, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was installed on the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station's Harmony module at 12:01 p.m. EDT.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 26 July 2019 - Waiting on a Dragon

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 26 July 2019 - Waiting on a Dragon Video in Story

The SpaceX Dragon space freighter is on its way to the International Space Station following a Thursday launch from Florida.


NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for July 26, 2019

NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for July 26, 2019 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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