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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 January, 2021 - SpaceX Cargo Dragon Spacecraft Undocks Video in Story

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The SpaceX Cargo Dragon resupply ship docked to the space station.

With NASA astronaut Victor Glover monitoring aboard the International Space Station, an upgraded SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft undocked from the International Docking Adapter on the station's space-facing port of the Harmony module at 9:05 a.m. EST.


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New Solar Arrays to Power NASA's International Space Station Research

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International Space Station

As the International Space Station orbits Earth, its four pairs of solar arrays soak up the sun's energy to provide electrical power for the numerous research and science investigations conducted every day, as well as the continued operations of the orbiting platform.

Northrop Grumman's Cygnus Space Freighter Departs Space Station

Northrop Grumman's Cygnus Space Freighter Departs Space Station

Northrop Grumman's Cygnus space freighter departs the International Space Station moments after being released from the Canadarm2 robotic arm on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, completing a 93-day cargo mission attached to the orbiting lab.


SpaceX Dragon Capsule to Make First of Its Kind Science Splashdown

SpaceX Dragon Capsule to Make First of Its Kind Science Splashdown

By capsule, helicopter, boat, plane, and car, space station science experiments are about to make a first of a kind journey back to researchers on Earth.


NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for 8 January, 2021

NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for 8 January, 2021 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 7 January, 2021 - Light Duty but Schedule Ramping Up

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 7 January, 2021 - Light Duty but Schedule Ramping Up Video in Story

The Expedition 64 crew had a light duty day Thursday following a busy holiday season filled with space research and U.S. cargo ship departure preparations.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 6 January, 2021 - Northrop Grumman Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Departs

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 6 January, 2021 - Northrop Grumman Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Departs Video in Story

At 10:10 a.m. EST, flight controllers on the ground sent commands to release the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft from the Canadarm2 robotic arm after earlier detaching Cygnus from the Earth-facing port of the Unity module.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 5 January, 2021 - Northrop Grumman Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Departs Tomorrow

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 5 January, 2021 - Northrop Grumman Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Departs Tomorrow

About three months after delivering several tons of scientific experiments and supplies to the International Space Station, Northrop Grumman's uncrewed Cygnus cargo spacecraft is scheduled to depart the orbiting laboratory Wednesday, Jan. 6.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 4 January, 2021 - Preparing for Resupply Ship Departures

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 4 January, 2021 - Preparing for Resupply Ship Departures

The seven-member Expedition 64 crew relaxed on New Year's Day and went into the first weekend of 2021 researching space biology.


Using The Life Sciences Glovebox

Using The Life Sciences Glovebox

NASA astronaut and Expedition 64 Flight Engineer Kate Rubins works inside the Life Sciences Glovebox (LSG) servicing engineered heart tissue samples for the Cardinal Heart study that seeks to understand space-caused cell and tissue abnormalities. The LSG is located inside Japan's Kibo laboratory module.


The Top Space Station Science Photos for 2020

The Top Space Station Science Photos for 2020 Video in Story

t has been a busy year of research aboard the International Space Station. In November, we celebrated the 20th year of continuous human presence aboard the space station, which so far has hosted 242 people and more than 3,000 science experiments.


NASA's Top 20 Earth Images From Space for 2020

NASA's Top 20 Earth Images From Space for 2020 Video in Story

The men and women who live and work on the International Space Station take thousands of photographs of their home planet every year, and we asked the folks at the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit at NASA's Johnson Space Center for a few of their favorites from 2020.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 31 December, 2020

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 31 December, 2020

The seven Expedition 64 crew members aboard the International Space Station will see the New Year sixteen times today and take the day off on the first day of 2021.


Happy New Year from the ISS Expedition 64 Crew

Happy New Year from the ISS Expedition 64 Crew Video in Story

How can you have a ball "drop" when there is no up or down?


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 30 December, 2020

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 30 December, 2020 Video in Story

The Expedition 64 crew is packing a pair of U.S. resupply ships for departure next month. The International Space Station is also humming with microgravity research to benefit humans on and off the Earth.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 29 December, 2020

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 29 December, 2020 Video in Story

Two U.S. resupply ships are being readied for their departure next month from the International Space Station. Meanwhile, the Expedition 64 crew continued its intense schedule of space research with cardiac studies and radish harvesting today.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 28 December, 2020

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 28 December, 2020 Video in Story

Following a day off on Christmas, the Expedition 64 crew went into the weekend with a variety of space biology to help researchers gain therapeutic insights not possible on Earth.



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