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International Space Station: March 2019



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


With the first in a series of three spacewalks successfully completed at the International Space Station, NASA has updated astronaut assignments for the remaining two spacewalks and will preview the third in an upcoming news conference on NASA Television and the agency's website.


Expedition 59 Flight Engineers Nick Hague and Anne McClain of NASA concluded their spacewalk at 2:40 p.m. EDT. During the six-hour, 39-minute spacewalk, the two NASA astronauts successfully replaced nickel-hydrogen batteries with newer, more powerful lithium-ion batteries for the power channel on one pair of the station's solar arrays.


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


Two Expedition 59 astronauts are checking their spacesuits today and reviewing procedures one final time before tomorrow's spacewalk. The other four residents aboard the International Space Station assisted the spacewalkers, maintained the orbital lab and conducted space science.


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


NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch, and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos joined NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Expedition 59 commander Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos, and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency aboard the International Space Station when the hatches between the Soyuz spacecraft and the orbiting laboratory officially opened at 11:07 p.m. EDT.


The last full day of Expedition 58--before the launch, docking and consolidation of crews to become Expedition 59--was mostly spent on housekeeping items for the continued, successful operation of the International Space Station.


As the Soyuz MS-12 that will carry the Expedition 59 crew to the International Space Station Thursday was erected on the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 58 resumed research and routine maintenance after their off-duty day Monday.


The first uncrewed Commercial Crew Flight Test is complete, Vice President Pence calls the space station, and the station's next crew prepares for launch ... a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA.


SpaceX's Crew Dragon returned to Earth with a splash in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida's eastern shore at 8:45 a.m. EST, completing an end-to-end flight test to demonstrate most of the capabilities of its crew transportation system to the International Space Station as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program.


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


The SpaceX Crew Dragon's hatch is closed and the stage is set for the Commercial Crew Program's first undocking and return to Earth Friday.


Vice President Mike Pence and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine called up to the Expedition 58 crew today.


Aboard the space station, NASA astronaut Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, and Russian cosmonaut and Expedition 58 commander Oleg Kononenko opened the hatch between the Crew Dragon and the orbital laboratory at 8:07 a.m. EST.


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


The Expedition 58 crew continued filming in virtual reality onboard the International Space Station today.