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International Space Station: January 2017



NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.


Outside the International Space Station, Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency conducted a spacewalk in U.S. spacesuits to upgrade the system for the 1A power channel of the orbital laboratory's starboard 4 (S4) truss solar arrays.


Expedition 50 astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet are ready for their mission's second spacewalk (live) that starts Friday at 7 a.m. EST.


Commander Shane Kimbrough is getting ready for his second spacewalk in a week to complete the upgrade of power systems on the International Space Station. He will be joined by Thomas Pesquet from the European Space Agency who will be conducting his first spacewalk.


Orbital ATK has completed a significant mission milestone for NASA's next International Space Station cargo mission.


Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson concluded their spacewalk at 1:55 p.m. EST.


Two Expedition 50 astronauts are in final preparations for the first of two power maintenance spacewalks that starts Friday at 7 a.m. EST. Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson will stow and replace power gear during the first 6.5 hour spacewalk. The duo will work near the solar arrays on the starboard truss segment.


The crew is getting ready for a pair of spacewalks scheduled for this Friday and next Friday to upgrade the International Space Station's power system. The two spacewalks will take place on the station's right-side, or starboard, truss structure to replace and install new power equipment.


On January 4, NASA held a press briefing at Johnson Space Center in Houston to preview a pair of planned spacewalks which will perform a complex upgrade to the International Space Station's power system.


In a remarkable demonstration of robotic prowess, ground controllers used the Canadian-built "Dextre" Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator over the weekend to install three new lithium-ion batteries in the International Space Station's 3A power channel Integrated Electronics Assembly (IEA) pallet on the starboard 4 truss.


The Expedition 50 crew aboard the International Space Station spent the week working on an array of science, maintenance and spacewalking preparation to close out 2016.


Today: Fluid Shifts - Baseline Imaging: The first of three 49Soyuz subjects performed their Baseline Imaging measurements with assistance from both onboard operators and ground remote guiders.