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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 21 February 2017 - Russian Progress 66 Launched.

The unpiloted Russian Progress 66 launched at 12:58 a.m. Wednesday (11:58 a.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It is now orbiting the planet on course for the International Space Station.


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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 16 February 2017 - Dragon Capture Test and Robonaut Maintenance Video in Story

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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 16 February 2017 - Dragon Capture Test and Robonaut Maintenance.

Three Expedition 50 crew members practiced today the robotic capture of the SpaceX Dragon resupply ship when it arrives at the International Space Station two days after its launch. A humanoid robot, better known as Robonaut, had its power supply checked out during a full day of troubleshooting.

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 15 February 2017 - SpaceX Dragon Set to Launch Saturday

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 15 February 2017 - SpaceX Dragon Set to Launch Saturday Video in Story

The Expedition 50 crew is getting ready for the upcoming SpaceX CRS-10 mission to resupply the International Space Station. Commander Shane Kimbrough checked out SpaceX communications gear today so the astronauts can monitor the approach and rendezvous of the Dragon cargo craft.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 February 2017 - SPHERES Deployed in Kibo Module

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 February 2017 - SPHERES Deployed in Kibo Module Video in Story

The International Space Station is continuing to receive software updates to improve its spacecraft communications and navigation systems. Meanwhile, the astronauts today are setting up new life science gear and testing the docking ability of tiny internal satellites.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 February 2017 - Prepping for New Science Experiments

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 February 2017 - Prepping for New Science Experiments Video in Story

The Expedition 50 crew is getting the International Space Station ready for new experiments that will be delivered on the next SpaceX Dragon resupply mission. The station is also receiving a software update for its navigation and control systems.


NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - 10 February 2017

NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - 10 February 2017 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 10 February 2017

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 10 February 2017 Video in Story

The Expedition 50 crew is gearing up for three different spaceships in two months to resupply the International Space Station. The crew also worked today on a variety of research hardware and practiced an emergency drill.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 8 February 2017 - Training to Capture a Dragon

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 8 February 2017 - Training to Capture a Dragon Video in Story

The Expedition 50 crew trained today for the robotic capture of the SpaceX Dragon and studied how the brain adapts to living in space. Three crew members also conducted an emergency drill aboard the International Space Station.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 7 February 2017 - New HD Camera to be Installed

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 7 February 2017 - New HD Camera to be Installed Video in Story

A new high-definition Earth observation video camera will be installed on the outside of Japan's Kibo lab module later this week. The Expedition 50 crew is also getting the International Space Station ready for the next SpaceX Dragon resupply ship.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 6 February 2017 - Japan's White Stork Burns Up

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 6 February 2017 - Japan's White Stork Burns Up Video in Story

Japan's Kounotori, or "White Stork," HTV-6 resupply ship completed its mission Sunday morning just over a week after its release from the International Space Station. The HTV-6 fired its engines for the last time sending it into Earth's atmosphere for a fiery demise over the southern Pacific Ocean.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 3 February 2017

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 3 February 2017 Video in Story

NASA is planning human spaceflight missions further out into space and is learning how astronauts adapt to life off Earth for months and years at a time. The International Space Station provides the laboratory environment for numerous studies into how the human body reacts when exposed to microgravity.


NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - 3 February 2017

NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - 3 February 2017 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 2 February 2017 - Orbital ATK Resupply Mission Set for March 19

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 2 February 2017 - Orbital ATK Resupply Mission Set for March 19 Video in Story

NASA, Orbital ATK and United Launch Alliance (ULA) are now targeting launch of Orbital ATK's seventh commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station on March 19 during a 30-minute window that opens at approximately 10:56 p.m. EDT.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 1 February 2017 - Houston, You're Hosting the Super Bowl

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 1 February 2017 - Houston, You're Hosting the Super Bowl Video in Story

A pair of NASA astronauts on the International Space Station called down to Houston today as the city gets ready to host Super Bowl LI on Sunday. Johnson Space Center officials, media and visitors gathered at Space Center Houston to hear Expedition 50 Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson and Commander Shane Kimbrough welcome everyone as NASA participates in Super Bowl festivities this week.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 31 January 2017 - Progress 64 Leaves the ISS

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 31 January 2017 - Progress 64 Leaves the ISS Video in Story

The Russian 64 Progress cargo vehicle undocked from the Pirs docking compartment at 9:25 a.m. EST. The Russian Progress 64 arrived at the space station July 18, after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan July 17.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 30 January 2017 - Preparing for Operations Beyond Low Earth Orbit

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 30 January 2017 - Preparing for Operations Beyond Low Earth Orbit Video in Story

Scientists are researching how International Space Station astronauts adapt to new technology as NASA prepares to send humans beyond low-Earth orbit. Crew members will have to learn how to operate new types of spacecraft and adjust to planetary surfaces with different microgravity environments.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 27 January 2017 - JAXA HTV-6 Released, Will Perform Experiments

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 27 January 2017 - JAXA HTV-6 Released, Will Perform Experiments Video in Story

Expedition 50 Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) and Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA commanded the International Space Station's Canadarm2 robotic arm to release a Japanese cargo vehicle at 10:46 a.m. EST.



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