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International Space Station: April 2019



The six-member Expedition 59 crew conducted a routine, periodic drill for response to emergencies today in the middle of a science-packed day. The astronauts also researched space biology while preparing for next week's SpaceX Dragon cargo mission.


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


Vein scans and eye checks were on the schedule today as the Expedition 59 crew continues ongoing biomedical studies.


The Expedition 59 crew is unloading one U.S. cargo ship today and preparing for the arrival of another after it launches from Florida next week.


NASA astronaut Christina Koch works to remove and replace the treadmill, also known known as the Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill, or COLBERT, inside the Tranquility module.


The Expedition 59 crew spent the majority of Tuesday conducting space experiments and setting up research hardware.


The Expedition 59 crew has been unpacking Northrop Grumman's Cygnus cargo craft over the weekend and began science operations on the newly delivered space research.


After its capture this morning at 5:28 a.m. EDT, the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft was bolted into place on the International Space Station's Earth-facing port of the Unity module at 7:31 a.m. At the time of installation, Cygnus was flying 255 miles above the Indian Ocean just south of Singapore.


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


The Cygnus space freighter is on orbit today and refining its approach to the International Space Station following its launch from Virginia Thursday afternoon.


A research team in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology has developed new concept of fire extinguisher optimized for space-use; named Vacuum Extinguish Method (VEM).


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


The Expedition 59 crew is now training to capture a U.S. cargo ship when it arrives at the International Space Station next week. The orbital lab residents are also busy researching how living in space affects the human mind and body.


The Expedition 59 crew has switched focus from Monday's spacewalk to microgravity science aboard the International Space Station. Soon, the orbital residents will be unpacking a pair of U.S. space freighters.


Expedition 59 Flight Engineers Anne McClain of NASA and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency concluded their spacewalk at 2 p.m. EDT.


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