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International Space Station: August 2019



The Expedition 60 crew focused on a variety of biomedical research and life science activities aboard the International Space Station today. The astronauts are still cleaning up after last week's spacewalk while preparing for an upcoming Japanese cargo mission.


The Expedition 60 crew is back on track with ongoing space research today after coordinating a flurry of space traffic at the International Space Station. The astronauts are also continuing to clean up after last week's spacewalk.


SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 4:21 p.m. EDT (1:21 p.m PDT), approximately 300 miles southwest of Long Beach, California, marking the end of the company's 18th contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA.


While the spacecraft were flying about 250 miles above Eastern Mongolia, an uncrewed Russian Soyuz spacecraft arrived and docked to the International Space Station at 11:08 p.m. EDT.


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


Russia's uncrewed Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station following its launch just a few hours after Wednesday's spacewalk. The Expedition 60 crew is back on a full science schedule today and preparing to send a U.S. cargo craft back to Earth.


NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan concluded today's spacewalk at 2:59 p.m. EDT. During the six-hour and 32-minute spacewalk, the two astronauts successfully installed the second of two international docking adapters (IDAs).


NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan, assigned as flight engineers for Expedition 60 aboard the International Space Station, will begin a planned six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk from inside the Quest airlock about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21.


Robotics controllers are preparing a new commercial crew docking port for installation during a spacewalk on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Expedition 60 crew is researching life science and physics while packing a cargo ship for return to Earth next week.


NASA recently doubled the rate at which data from the International Space Station returns to Earth, paving the way for similar future upgrades on Gateway, NASA's upcoming outpost in lunar orbit, and other exploration missions.


Three NASA astronauts remain focused on preparations for next week's spacewalk at the International Space Station. The rest of the Expedition 60 focused on biology research and a pair of docked spaceships.


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


The Expedition 60 crew is busy conducting space research everyday inside the International Space Station. While they work, scientists and engineers on Earth can remotely control and observe experiments attached to the outside of the orbiting lab.


The International Space Station will soon see U.S., Russian and Japanese spaceships arriving and departing over the next several weeks.


The Expedition 60 crew kicked off the workweek exploring stem cells and testing the printing of human tissue on the International Space Station.


The International Space Station is the setting today for a student competition to control tiny, free-floating satellites aboard the orbiting lab.


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


The Expedition 60 crew is gearing up for an upcoming spacewalk to prepare the International Space Station for more commercial crew missions.


The Expedition 60 crewmembers are busy conducting new and advanced science experiments today aboard the International Space Station.


The International Space Station is hosting five spaceships today as August ramps up for more orbital traffic activity. Six Expedition 60 crewmembers are also unloading U.S. and Russian cargo, activating new science experiments and stocking the station's galley.


Traveling about 259 miles over northwest China, the unpiloted Russian Progress 73 cargo ship docked at 11:29 a.m. EDT to the Pirs docking compartment on the Russian segment of the complex.