With 2017 just around the corner, the space station crew is gearing up for January space walks, maintenance, and science research. The Expedition 50 crew aboard the International Space Station spent the week working on an array of science, maintenance and spacewalking preparation to close out 2016. Kimbrough and Flight Engineers Peggy Whitson and Thomas… Continue reading STATION CREW GEARING UP FOR 2017
NORAD IS ACTIVE – A SANTA WATCH! Universal Digest presents year two of its Santa Watch thanks to NORAD producing its ongoing visual trek as jolly old St. Nick delivers presents worldwide! How did this NORAD idea come about? A colonel actually answered the “Red Phone” and a child was on the phone asking, “Where… Continue reading NORAD TRACKING SANTA 2016!
CHRISTMAS ABOARD THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION It is now Christmas eve aboard the International Space Station. The crew takes time to wish everyone happy holidays on earth. Soon to follow, preparations will be completed for the next spacewalk with newly adapted spacesuits. The six-member Expedition 50 crew from France, Russia and the U.S. is heading… Continue reading ISS CREW CHRISTMAS AND SPACEWALKS
Emergency drill exercises continue, as a prescribed safety procedure. Meanwhile, the crew prepares for the upcoming Christmas season. The six Expedition 50 crew members from France, Russia and the United States are heading into the final holidays of the year with a muscle study and Earth observations today. The astronauts also checked out fluids and… Continue reading EMERGENCY DRILL EXERCISE ON ISS