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The next cargo mission to the International Space Station is set to launch Dec. 3 at 5:55 p.m. EST. The Orbital ATK Cygnus commercial cargo craft will arrive Dec. 6 when it will be grappled with the Canadarm2 and berthed to the Unity module.
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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 20 November 2015.
Today: NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 20 November 2015 and more.
The six-member Expedition 45 crew continued exploring more life science Thursday.
The Expedition 45 crew is continuing more biomedical and psychological research today. Ground controllers are also remotely operating the Canadarm2 robotic arm for a video scan of Russian solar arrays.
The Expedition 45 crew kicked off Tuesday with a wide variety of science exploring how living in space affects humans. The orbital laboratory residents also worked on U.S. and Russian spacewalking gear.
The six-member Expedition 45 crew paused for a minute of silence today in tribute to the victims of Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren bowed his head in the middle of experiment work while Commander Scott Kelly said the crew "was shocked and saddened" by the events.
The Expedition 45 crew is wrapping up the work week on biomedical science and Cygnus mission preparations. The orbital residents also worked maintenance throughout the numerous modules inside the International Space Station.
New observations from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission is providing insight into how Earth is responding to rising levels of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, and what this means for our future climate.
NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.
Today: Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Slosh: After experiencing issues with SPHERES batteries and a hard drive, the SPHERES Slosh Run today was postponed to a later date. Ground experts are investigating the source of the problems.
Today: Nitrogen/Oxygen Recharge System (NORS) Airlock Interface Kit (AIK) Installation: Kelly prepared the US Airlock in support of NORS AIK install by removing closeout panels and flexible ventilation ducting.
A trio of astronauts are still cleaning up after last week's spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The cosmonauts are working on their suite of advanced space science and maintenance tasks. Also, the crew is preparing for the launch of the next Orbital ATK commercial cargo mission targeted for Dec. 3.
NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren ended their spacewalk at 2:10 p.m. EST with the repressurization of the U.S. Quest airlock. The astronauts restored the port truss (P6) ammonia cooling system to its original configuration, the main task for today's spacewalk. They also returned ammonia to the desired levels in both the prime and back-up systems.
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Two astronauts are ready to finish a cooling system repair job that was started three years ago on the outside of the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren will exit the U.S. Quest airlock Friday at 7:10 a.m. EST for about six hours and 30 minutes of spacewalking tasks.
Two NASA astronauts are getting ready for their second spacewalk Friday morning while also conducting science. The rest of the global crew worked on orbital lab maintenance and continued international space research.
NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren are looking ahead to Friday morning's spacewalk to return the port truss cooling system back to its original configuration after repair work completed in 2012.
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