TANGOLAB AND SCIENCE ON ISS

TangoLab-1 work is underway while other research continues aboard the International Space Station. Here, Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei swaps out a payload card from the TangoLab-1 facility and places it into the TangoLab-2 facility.

TangoLab-1 is the location of some of the most recent science experimentation aboard the International Space Station. In addition, other research continues in other select modules. Packing of gear and trash from the BEAM module, as well as, from normal station operations continues with its disposal set for next month. The six-member Expedition 53 crew… Continue reading TANGOLAB AND SCIENCE ON ISS

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VISION, SCIENCE AND BEAM WORK

Vision research is underway while work on the BEAM module continues.

Vision experiments and other science research is underway while the International Space Station crew continue work on the BEAM (Bigelow Expandable Activity Module) module. Science and research, along with continued expansion of activities aboard a fixed-size space station is always and issue. More CubeSats were ejected from the International Space Station today to demonstrate and… Continue reading VISION, SCIENCE AND BEAM WORK

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BEAM PREPPED FOR CARGO AND SPACE

While BEAM is being prepped for more cargo storage, this image shows a cubesat deployer launching from the KIBO module.

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module is now being prepped to contain future cargo shipments. As activities continue to grow aboard the International Space Station, more space is needed to accommodate flexibility in the contained environment. An experimental module attached to the International Space Station is being prepared for upcoming cargo operations. Tiny research satellites were… Continue reading BEAM PREPPED FOR CARGO AND SPACE

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ASTRONAUTS AND CARGO DUTIES ON ISS

The six-member Expedition 53 crew poses for a portrait inside the Japanese Kibo laboratory module with the VICTORY art spacesuit that was hand-painted by cancer patients in Russia and the United States. On the right (from top to bottom) are European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli, cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos and Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA.

Cargo duties on the International Space Station come in many forms. Some is science research and development and others are plumbing and cargo duties. Expedition 53 checked out a specialized microscope and worked on the International Space Station’s toilet today. More supplies and hardware are also being offloaded from the newly-arrived Cygnus cargo craft. Commander… Continue reading ASTRONAUTS AND CARGO DUTIES ON ISS

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