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International Space Station: October 2021



The uncrewed Russian Progress 78 spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station's Poisk module at 7:42 p.m. EDT today and will arrive at the station's Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module for redocking tomorrow.


Thomas Pesquet: This is Techno Box. As much as I would like (hate?) to have it make thumping techno music to welcome Matthias on board next week, it is techno as in technology.


Tuesday aboard the International Space Station was devoted mainly to orbital maintenance tasks with some light science duties on the schedule.


Central Park figures prominently in this photograph of Manhattan Island in New York City as the International Space Station orbited 262 miles above the northeastern United States.


The Expedition 66 crew focused on exercise, EVA preparation, and routine maintenance checks as part of its activities aboard the International Space Station today.


Expedition 65 Commander Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) gathers fluid physics and materials research hardware inside the International Space Station's Kibo laboratory module.


Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Russian actress Yulia Peresild and Russian producer-director Klim Shipenko landed on Earth at 12:35 a.m. EDT Sunday,


Three Russian inhabitants of the International Space Station are preparing to depart for Earth on Saturday night. Meanwhile, the rest of the Expedition 65 crew worked on a variety of life science activities as well as important orbital plumbing duties on Friday.


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


A veteran cosmonaut will soon lead two Russian spaceflight participants on a ride through Earth's atmosphere to a parachuted landing in Kazakhstan this weekend.


Eleven years ago, Congress designated a portion of the International Space Station (ISS) as the latest and most amazing of America's National Labs. Concurrently, America embarked on a pathway that allowed for commercial services in the growing low-earth marketplace.


Exercising wearing virtual reality goggles, replacing spacesuit components, and getting ready for this weekend's crew departure were the main objectives for the Expedition 65 crew today.


Thomas Pesquet: Dinner with everybody. Our new crewmembers Klim and Yulia work all day to shoot scenes for their movie, and our cosmonaut friends help them out a lot.


The Expedition 65 crew kicked off the work week with robotics research, combustion, and life science as the International Space Station orbits a little higher today.


Today - Bio-Analyzer: Crewmembers upload a new Bio-Monitor Application configuration file from an SSC to their iPad.


The Expedition 65 crew focused on a variety of advanced housekeeping activities today aboard the International Space Station.


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


The Expedition 65 crew had a busy day on Thursday with eye checks, space science, and Soyuz crew departure preparations on the schedule.


Ten people are living and working aboard the International Space Station today following the arrival of three Russian crewmates on Tuesday morning.


The hatches between the International Space Station and the newly arrived Soyuz spacecraft officially opened at 11 a.m. EDT.


Expedition 65 Commander Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will hand over command of the International Space Station today to ESA (European Space Agency) Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet.


Thomas Pesquet: Megan working on the Boeing/miniPCR bio Genes in Space-8 experiment. Students can propose cells to examine their DNA and how they adapt to spaceflight.


A U.S. resupply ship departed the International Space Station on Thursday morning and will return to Earth in the evening.