SPACE STATION BOOSTS ORBIT

As the International Space Station boosts its orbit for the upcoming crew return to earth on June 2, 2017, the Expedition 51 crew members share a meal inside the Unity module. From left are Flight Engineers Oleg Novitskiy, Fyodor Yurchikhin and Jack Fischer and Commander Peggy Whitson.

As the space station boosts its orbit today, science research continues onward. In addition, Peggy Whitson continues her record-breaking space endurance record. The International Space Station raised its orbit today to get ready for a June crew departure. The first of two orbital reboosts comes just a week after two new crew members arrived to… Continue reading SPACE STATION BOOSTS ORBIT

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FIRST 4K TECHNOLOGY BROADCAST FROM ISS

NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer talk live to panelists at the National Association of Broadcasters using 4K ultra-high-defintion streaming technology for the first time.

As more scientific advancements at the International Space Station, the latest is a new form of 4K technology that enables live TV coverage to earth. NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer live-streamed a broadcast from space today using 4K ultra-high-definition technology for the first time. The duo called down to the National Association of… Continue reading FIRST 4K TECHNOLOGY BROADCAST FROM ISS

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PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLS SPACE STATION

President Donald Trump, joined by astronaut Kate Rubins, left, and First Daughter Ivanka Trump, talks with station crew members Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer from the White House Oval Office in Washington. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

As the crew aboard the International Space Station work to unpack the Cygnus supply ship with over 7,600 pounds of science and supplies, President Donald Trump takes the time to contact everyone. Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson broke the U.S. record today for most cumulative time living in space, surpassing astronaut Jeff Williams’ record of… Continue reading PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLS SPACE STATION

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CYGNUS BOLTED TO SPACE STATION

With the supply ship bolted to ISS, there are now four spacecraft are parked at the station including the Orbital ATK Cygnus resupply ship, the Progress 66 cargo craft and the Soyuz MS-03 and MS-04 crew vehicles.

The Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship was bolted into place on the International Space Station’s Earth-facing port of the Unity module at 8:39 a.m. EDT. Crew will ingress the spacecraft later today. The spacecraft will spend about three months on station before it is released in July for a destructive re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere,… Continue reading CYGNUS BOLTED TO SPACE STATION

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