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International Space Station: November 2018



A Russian spacewalk is planned before three Expedition 57 crew members return to Earth aboard a Soyuz spacecraft just before Christmas.


December is shaping up to be a heavy traffic period at the International Space Station. Two crews will swap places before Christmas and a U.S. spaceship will deliver new supplies and science. A Russian spacewalk is also planned for a crew vehicle inspection.


In a replay similar to the weekend before Thanksgiving, two rockets on the opposite sides of the world are poised to launch one day after another to replenish the International Space Station with a new crew and cargo.


The Expedition 57 crew aboard the International Space Station conducted human research and space physics today while maintaining life support systems.


Today - Food Acceptability Questionnaire: The crew performed the Food Acceptability questionnaire.


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


Three humans will spend Thanksgiving orbiting about 260 miles above Earth. Another three individuals are spending the holiday in Kazakhstan preparing to launch to the International Space Station on Dec. 3.


The International Space Station turned 20 years old today with the launch of the first element, the Zarya module, occurring on Nov. 20, 1998.


The Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo ship was bolted into place on the International Space Station's Earth-facing port of the Unity module at 7:31 a.m. EST.


Carrying almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the International Space Station crew, the unpiloted Russian Progress 71 cargo spacecraft launched at 1:14 p.m. EST (12:14 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Baikonur) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.


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


The launch of the Cygnus space freighter from Northrop Grumman has slipped another day due to inclement weather at the Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Atlantic coast.


Dismal weather on Virginia's Atlantic coast has pushed back the launch of a U.S. cargo craft to the International Space Station one day to Friday.


Today - H-II Transfer Vehicle 7 (HTV7) Status: HTV7 performed a nominal deorbit, on Saturday November 10, concluding a very successful mission.


A crew of three from around the world are heading into the weekend aboard the International Space Station.


The Expedition 57 crew said farewell to a Japanese resupply ship Wednesday and is getting ready to welcome U.S. and Russian space freighters in less than two weeks.


Expedition 57 Commander Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency), with back-up support from NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, used the International Space Station's Canadarm2 robotic arm to release a Japanese cargo spacecraft at 11:51 a.m. EST.


Japan's seventh resupply ship to the International Space Station is packed and readied for departure Wednesday morning. However, the Japanese cargo ship, H-II Transfer Vehicle-7 (HTV-7), has one more delivery mission before it burns up safely over the Pacific Ocean.


A pair of Expedition 57 astronauts trained for the release of a Japanese resupply ship Wednesday after a 41-day mission at the International Space Station. Japan's seventh cargo ship, H-II Transfer Vehicle-7 (HTV-7), has one more mission though after it departs the orbital lab.


Today - Advanced Colloids Experiment-Temperature-7 (ACE-T7) Sample Configuration: The crew configured LMM (Light Microscopy Module) for the ACE-T-7 science run.


Fans of science in space now can experience fast-moving footage in even higher definition as NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) deliver the first 8K ultra high definition (UHD) video of astronauts living, working and conducting research from the International Space Station.


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


NASA is working closely with its International Space Station partner Roscosmos to move forward on crew launch plans. Roscosmos plans to launch the Progress 71 resupply mission on Nov. 16, and is targeting the launch of the Expedition 58 crew including NASA astronaut Anne McClain for Dec. 3, pending the outcome of the flight readiness review.


The three Expedition 57 crew members from the United States, Germany and Russia will soon be observing the 20th anniversary of the launch of the International Space Station's first module. On Nov. 20, 1998, the Zarya cargo module was launched aboard a Russian rocket and placed into orbit beginning the era of station assembly.