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International Space Station: October 2020



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


Six International Space Station residents will spend a week working together in low-Earth orbit before splitting up on Oct. 21.


NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos joined Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA and cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner aboard the International Space Station when the hatches between the Soyuz spacecraft and the orbiting laboratory officially opened at 7:07 a.m. EDT.


NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and two Russian cosmonauts arrived aboard the International Space Station on Oct. 14, returning a medical researcher to the orbiting laboratory ahead of the 20th anniversary of uninterrupted human presence in space.


A trio of space travelers, including NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, is scheduled to launch aboard the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 1:45 a.m. EDT (10:45 a.m. Kazakhstan time) Wednesday, Oct. 14.


Today - Payloads: Onco-Selectors: Over the weekend the crew completed sample processing operations to prep the 12 well BioCells inside the Life Science Glovebox and inject the Glo Reagent into each of the samples.


Cancer therapy was the main focus of Friday's research aboard the International Space Station.


ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer plans to take a small slice of Saarland to the International Space Station.


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


The Expedition 63 crew is readying gear and suits today as they prepare to return to Earth in less than two weeks.


The Expedition 63 trio is packing up and getting ready for its return to Earth as the International Space Station is orbiting slightly lower today.


Four spaceships are parked at the International Space Station today as two new crews are due to launch by the end of October.


Northrop Grumman's Cygnus space freighter is open for business just five hours after it was attached to the International Space Station today.


Today: Payloads - Echo Hard Drive Install: In support of Echo software update activities, the crew connected the Echo external hard drive and USB cable to SSC 11 (Station Support Computer-11).


The International Space Station-bound Cygnus spacecraft aboard Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket launched last evening at 9:16 p.m. EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.


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


A U.S. rocket stands at its launch pad ready to launch an advanced space toilet and new science experiments toward the International Space Station tonight. Back on orbit, the Expedition 63 trio worked on robotics, health checks and housecleaning today.


The Expedition 63 crew continues preparing for Sunday's scheduled space delivery of nearly 8,000 pounds of supplies and gear aboard Northrop Grumman's Cygnus space freighter.