LAST 2016 CARGO SHIPMENTS TO ISS

Two more spaceships with cargo shipments will arrive in December. As of Nov. 21, 2016, there are three spacecraft docked at the station including the Soyuz MS-02 and MS-03 crew vehicles and the Progress 64 resupply ship. Credit: NASA

Two more cargo shipments are due to arrive at the International Space Station before the end of 2016. Meanwhile, science research continues. As seen in the image below, there are two ports available for docking. The Expedition 50 crew is getting ready to receive a shipment of space supplies Saturday after Russia launches the Progress… Continue reading LAST 2016 CARGO SHIPMENTS TO ISS

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THANKSGIVING AND NEW CREW

As Thanksgiving approaches, the newly-docked Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft is next to one of the Cygnus’ round Ultraflex solar arrays in the left foreground. The Cygnus cargo craft departed the station two days after the Soyuz arrived.

As Thanksgiving approaches, observed by over twelve nations, worldwide, work continues aboard the space station. As seen below, the new HD cameras give remarkable images. Three new crew members are in their first week aboard the International Space Station. They joined the Expedition 50 crew Saturday bringing the occupancy of the orbital lab to six… Continue reading THANKSGIVING AND NEW CREW

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CYGNUS SPACE FREIGHTER LEAVES ISS

The Orbital ATK Cygnus space freighter is seen moments after being released from the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm. Credit: NASA TV

The Orbital ATK Cygnus space freighter is released for its fiery trip back to earth after performing one more important function. See below for details. Expedition 50 robotic arm operators Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) commanded the International Space Station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm to release the Cygnus spacecraft… Continue reading CYGNUS SPACE FREIGHTER LEAVES ISS

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WELCOME ABOARD! ISS CREW AT SIX

Welcome aboard! The six-member Expedition 50 crew is comprised of (front row, from left) Peggy Whitson, Oleg Novitskiy and Thomas Pesquet. In the back, from left, are Shane Kimbrough, Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko. Credit: NASA TV

Welcome aboard! Here are the highlights of the launch and two-day trip to the International Space Station. It culminated in the docking of Soyuz MS-03 to the station last evening. Three new crew members are aboard the International Space Station. The hatches on the space station and Soyuz MS-03 opened at 7:40 p.m. EST, marking… Continue reading WELCOME ABOARD! ISS CREW AT SIX

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