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International Space Station: April 2018



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


Biomedical research to improve health on Earth and in space dominated today's science activities aboard the International Space Station.


A docked Russian cargo craft automatically fired its engines this morning boosting the International Space Station's altitude a little higher. During the rest of the day, the Expedition 55 crew supported life science and swapped out station hardware.


The International Space Station is set to raise its orbit Wednesday ahead of upcoming cargo and crew missions. Meanwhile, the six Expedition 55 crew members are staying busy today with medical tests, cargo work and lab maintenance.


A new instrument that will provide a unique, space-based measurement of how plants respond to changes in water availability has arrived at Kennedy Space Center to begin final preparations for launch to the International Space Station this summer.


Scientists on the ground and in space this week are exploring a wide variety of phenomena affecting humans living in space.


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


Today's research aboard the International Space Station is primarily focusing on how plants react and how medicine works in space.


The Expedition 55 crew explored a wide variety of life science today studying how different biological systems are affected by long-term exposure to microgravity.


The fully-staffed Expedition 55 crew worked throughout the International Space Station today exploring how microgravity affects a variety of phenomena including biology and physics.


Today - Plant Gravity Perception (PGP): The crew began the final Plant Gravity Perception experiment run on Saturday with three of the Experiment Containers maintaining power.


Today - Mobile Servicing System (MSS) SpX-14 Operations: Overnight, the Robotics ground controllers released the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) from the SpaceX-14 Dragon Flight Releasable Grapple Fixture (FRGF).


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


The SpaceX Dragon space freighter is open for business today as the Expedition 55 crew begins unloading and activating new time-sensitive space experiments aboard the International Space Station.


Two days after its launch from Florida, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was installed on the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 9:00 a.m. EDT.


The SpaceX Dragon space freighter is midway on its trip to the resupply the International Space Station's Expedition 55 crew.


The Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft stands atop its launch pad counting down to a 4:30 p.m. EDT liftoff today to the International Space Station.


Astronauts aboard the International Space Station soon will receive a delivery of experiments dealing with how the human body, plants and materials behave in space following the 4:30 p.m. EDT launch Monday of a SpaceX commercial resupply mission.