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Cygnus burning up in the atmosphere.

This video shows a timelapse of the Orbital Science's Cygnus Orb-2 spacecraft departing from the International Space Station on 15 August 2014.


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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 19 August 2014

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ATV-5 docking seen from inside the ISS.

Today: NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) Operations: Today the ground started a series of deployments of Cosmogia Dove CubeSats from the NRCSD via the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS).

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 August 2014

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

Russian Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #39: EV1 Alexander Skvortsov and EV2 Oleg Artemyev successfully completed a 5 hour 11 minute EVA. The following tasks were completed:


Russian Astronauts Successfully Conclude Space Station Science Spacewalk

Russian Astronauts Successfully Conclude Space Station Science Spacewalk Video in Story

During a 5- hour, 11-minute spacewalk outside the International Space Station on August 18, Expedition 40 Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev of the Russian Federal Space Agency deployed a nanosatellite and completed work on other science hardware and experiments on the Russian segment of the ISS.


NASA Monthly ISS Research Video Update for July 2014

NASA Monthly ISS Research Video Update for July 2014 Video in Story

Highlights from NASA of recent research conducted on the International Space Station for July 2014.


ATV Georges Lemaitre Approaches the Space Station

ATV Georges Lemaitre Approaches the Space Station

The "Georges Lemaitre" Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5), photographed by an Expedition 40 crew member, is about to dock to the aft port of the International Space Station's Zvezda Service Module.


NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 15 August 2014

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

Today: Orbital-2 Cygnus Unberth: Cygnus was unberthed from the ISS at 4:10am and released at 5:40am CDT. After unberth, Cygnus completed two burns to move above and trailing behind the ISS.


NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 14 August 2014

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

Today: Electromagnetic Levitation (EML) Preparation: Commander (CDR) Swanson and Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Gerst transferred EML cargo from ATV-5 in preparation for EML installation in the European Drawer Rack (EDR) in the Columbus module.


International Space Station Russian Spacewalk Preview

International Space Station Russian Spacewalk Preview Video in Story

EVA specialist Devan Bolch narrates this computer animated video of the tasks that Expedition 40 cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev are slated to perform during their Aug. 18, 2014 spacewalk outside the International Space Station.


NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 15 August 2014

NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 15 August 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 13 August 2014

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 13 August 2014 Video in Story

Today: Body Measures: Commander (CDR) Swanson Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman conducted their Flight Day (FD)135 and FD 80 sessions, respectively, of Body Measures.


NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 12 August 2014

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 12 August 2014 Video in Story

Today: Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-5 Docking: ATV-5 successfully docked to the ISS Service Module (SM) aft port at 8:30 am CDT. Hatch opening and air scrubbing are scheduled for tomorrow, with cargo operations beginning on Thursday. ATV will remain docked to the ISS until early next year.


ESA's Last ATV Docks With the Space Station

ESA's Last ATV Docks With the Space Station Video in Story

In a flawless demonstration of technology and skill, ESA's fifth and final ATV, Georges Lemaitre, docked with the International Space Station today, fixing itself firmly for a six-month resupply and reboost mission.


NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 11 August 2014

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 11 August 2014

Today: Resist Tubule: Over the weekend, Commander (CDR) Swanson removed the Resist Tubule samples from the +2 Celsius Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI), inserted the samples into Measurement Experiment Unit B and attached the unit inside the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) 1-gravity Incubator Unit (IU).


A Cygnus Alone In The Dark

A Cygnus Alone In The Dark

Surrounded by the blackness of space, the Orbital Sciences' Cygnus cargo craft is photographed by an Expedition 40 crew member onboard the International Space Station during rendezvous and capture operations.


NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 8 August 2014

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

Today: Robonaut Mobility Upgrades: Commander (CDR) Swanson continued Robonaut mobility upgrades by installing a control board and reinstalled the waist superdriver. On Monday, the crew will continue with the mobility upgrades, which are in preparation for the leg installation activities at a later date.


NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 8 August 2014

NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 8 August 2014 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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