HOME RETURN OF ISS CREW

Expedition 54 crew members (from left) Joe Acaba, Alexander Misurkin and Mark Vande Hei are wrapped in blankets after exiting the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft that landed in wintry conditions in Kazakhstan. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Home return of the International Space Station crew was successful. Three members of the Expedition 54 crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS), including NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, have returned home to Earth after months of performing research and spacewalks in low-Earth orbit. Vande Hei, Acaba and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin of… Continue reading HOME RETURN OF ISS CREW

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UNDOCK FROM ISS IS COMPLETE

Undock is complete. Here, Expedition 53-54 Crew Members (from left) Joe Acaba, Alexander Misurkin and Mark Vande Hei are pictured in front of the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft before their launch on Sept. 13, 2017.

Undock from the International Space Station is complete. Now, the Expedition 54 crew prepares for reentry into earth’s atmosphere to return home. NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba and Commander Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos completed undock procedures from the International Space Station at 6:08 p.m. EST to begin their voyage home to Earth.… Continue reading UNDOCK FROM ISS IS COMPLETE

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HATCHES CLOSED AND CREW HEADS HOME

Expedition 55 Commander Anton Shkaplerov (foreground) says farewell to his Expedition 54 crewmates inside the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft that will return them to Earth today.

Hatches have closed and the Expedition 54 crew trio heads home. Expedition 55 now starts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). At 2:58 p.m. EST, the hatch closed between the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft and the International Space Station in preparation for undocking. Expedition 54 crewmates Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba of NASA and Commander… Continue reading HATCHES CLOSED AND CREW HEADS HOME

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STRIPE CLOUD CROSSES EARTH

Google Earth View of Stripe Cloud

Stripe cloud formation crossed the earth from the north to south polar regions over a three-day period of time. It was noticed on Google Earth, hence the featured image from MrBB333 who created a YouTube video after being contacted from a witness who sent him four videos depicting the defined cloud-line phenomena. Universal Digest was… Continue reading STRIPE CLOUD CROSSES EARTH

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