PREPARATION FOR SPACE WALK

NASA astronauts Jeff Williams and Kate Rubins work on a pair of U.S. spacesuits in the Quest airlock for upcoming space walk. Credit: NASA TV

Two space suits are being outfitted for a mid-August space walk while other crew members continue various tasks aboard ISS (International Space Station). The Expedition 48 crew continued researching how living in space affects the eyes and the brain today. Two NASA astronauts also are getting ready for a mid-August space walk to install a… Continue reading PREPARATION FOR SPACE WALK

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SPACE RESEARCH BENEFITS HEALTH

Astronaut Kate Rubins works to set up a new microscope for the Heart Cells research and study. Credit: NASA TV

Heart and DNA Science Research Is Underway At the International Space Station New heart and DNA research is underway aboard the space station. The Expedition 48 crew shares science in action below. New science unloaded from the latest SpaceX Dragon to visit the International Space Station is under way. The variety of new and ongoing… Continue reading SPACE RESEARCH BENEFITS HEALTH

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NEW SCIENCE AND SPACESUITS ON ISS

Astronaut Jeff Williams photographed South African agricultural fields from the space station while new science experiments begin. Credit: @Astro_Jeff

DRAGON HAS BEEN UNLOADED, NEW SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS BEGIN AND A NEW SPACESUIT WILL BE USED Expedition 48 is moving ahead with preparations for an upcoming spacewalk. New science also is under way aboard the International Space Station after being delivered last week. A new U.S. spacesuit was unpacked from inside Dragon and will be used… Continue reading NEW SCIENCE AND SPACESUITS ON ISS

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HEART AND DNA STUDIES ON ISS BEGIN

The Sun’s rays illuminate the SpaceX Dragon after it was attached to the International Space Station’s Harmony module. Heart and DNA studies begin on ISS.

The Expedition 48 crew is beginning work on new science delivered aboard the SpaceX Dragon space freighter. More cargo is also being unloaded from the new Russian Progress 64 resupply ship. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins has begun work on the new Heart Cells study that will observe how heart muscle tissue adapts to microgravity. Rubins… Continue reading HEART AND DNA STUDIES ON ISS BEGIN

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