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International Space Station: December 2021



The Biden-Harris Administration has extended International Space Station operations through 2030.


A review of NASA's missions, residents, and science on board the International Space Station in 2021.


A new paper led by Cedars-Sinai identifies opportunities using space-based technologies to manufacture stem cells, create advanced disease models and expand 3D printing capabilities.


The astronauts and cosmonauts of Expedition 66 worked throughout Wednesday on U.S. and Russian spacesuits.


The Expedition 66 crew members continue unpacking the SpaceX Cargo Dragon vehicle and initiating brand new microgravity investigations.


The seven-member Expedition 66 crew is going into the final week of 2021 with a host of science experiments exploring numerous space phenomena benefitting astronauts in space and humans on Earth.


Russia's newest docking module, known as Prichal and still attached to the Progress delivery vehicle, is pictured docked to the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module as the International Space Station orbited into a sunrise 260 miles above the Central African Republic.


The SpaceX Cargo Dragon arrived just in time to deliver holiday treats, crew supplies and new science experiments to the Expedition 66 crew today.


While the International Space Station was traveling more than 260 miles over the South Pacific Ocean, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft autonomously docked to the space-facing side of the orbiting laboratory's Harmony module at 3:41 a.m. EST, Wednesday, Dec. 22.


Isolation affects people in different ways. Studies on how humans cope with stress in a secluded environment and with little social interaction are useful to learn about ourselves in challenging times - and to test whether our species is fit for long journeys to other planets.


SpX-24 Launch: Today, the SpaceX-24 Dragon spacecraft launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:07AM CST.


Join ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer inside the seven-windowed cupola, the International Space Station's "window to the world" and pan around to enjoy the view.


A SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft carrying more than 6,500 pounds of science experiments, crew supplies, and other cargo is on its way to the International Space Station after launching at 5:07 a.m. EST Tuesday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


SpaceX has rolled out its Falcon 9 rocket with the Cargo Dragon vehicle attached to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Next week will see a U.S. resupply ship launch toward the International Space Station following Sunday's departure of three orbiting lab visitors.


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


The seven-member Expedition 66 crew spent Thursday servicing physics research gear and exercise hardware aboard the International Space Station.


Wednesday's research schedule aboard the International Space Station highlighted the human muscular and circulatory systems as well as botany.


The seven-member Expedition 66 crew focused on spacesuits, eye checks and an array of microgravity science aboard the International Space Station today.


It was a busy Monday for the 10 individuals living aboard the International Space Station as they worked on human research and space physics.


Two Russian spaceships and a new docking module are pictured attached to the International Space Station.


Space biology led the research schedule for the seven-member Expedition 66 crew aboard the International Space Station on Friday.


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


Three individuals are adapting to life aboard the International Space Station following Tuesday's launch and docking aboard a Russian crew ship.


The longest - and perhaps the spiciest - plant experiment in the history of the International Space Station, Plant Habitat-04 (PH-04), concluded recently, 137 days after it began.


The Expedition 66 crew is getting ready to welcome three new visitors to the International Space Station on Wednesday.


NASA astronaut and Expedition 66 Flight Engineer Kayla Barron checks out chile peppers growing inside the International Space Station's Advanced Plant Habitat before they were harvested for the Plant Habitat-04 space botany experiment.


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


At 1:58 a.m. CST, 2:58 a.m. EST this morning, the Russian Progress 79, attached to the space station, fired its thrusters for 2 minutes and 41 seconds to slightly lower the station's orbit.


NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron are reviewing the procedures they will use during Thursday's spacewalk.