DEPARTED CARGO SHIP FROM ISS

Russia’s Progress 68 resupply ship is pictured docked to the Pirs docking compartment as the International Space Station orbited over the Atlantic Ocean south of the island of Bermuda.

Departed cargo ship Progress 68P headed back to a fiery end upon earth’s atmospheric re-entry. A Russian cargo craft departed the International Space Station this morning after completing a six-month stay at the Pirs docking compartment. Meanwhile, the Expedition 55 crew is less than a day away from beginning the fourth spacewalk this the year… Continue reading DEPARTED CARGO SHIP FROM ISS

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FOCUS ON SPACEWALK AND DRAGON

NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel is pictured in focus during a spacewalk in May of 2011 at the International Space Station. Feustel was a mission specialist for STS-134 who last visited the station aboard space shuttle Endeavour.

Focus on the upcoming spacewalk and the impending Dragon spacecraft cargo delivery, the astronauts aboard the space station are quite busy. The Expedition 55 crew is ramping up for Thursday’s spacewalk and training for next week’s arrival of the SpaceX Dragon resupply ship. Just four days after moving into their new home NASA astronauts Ricky… Continue reading FOCUS ON SPACEWALK AND DRAGON

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ASTRONAUTS PREPARE FOR SPACEWALK

NASA astronaut Scott Tingle is inside the International Space Station’s window to the world, the seven-windowed cupola, where astronauts operate the Canadarm2 robotic arm to capture visiting vehicles such as the SpaceX Dragon, the Orbital ATK Cygnus and Japan’s H-II Transfer Vehicle.

Astronauts who just arrived at the International Space Station are preparing for an upcoming spacewalk while also becoming acquainted with their new tasks. Three new Expedition 55 crew members are beginning their first full workweek aboard the International Space Station. They and the rest of the crew are getting ready for a spacewalk on Thursday… Continue reading ASTRONAUTS PREPARE FOR SPACEWALK

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STAFF FULL AT SPACE STATION

Staff at full complement aboard the space station. The newest Expedition 55 crew members (front row from left) Drew Feustel, Oleg Artemyev and Ricky Arnold gather in the Zvezda service module and speak to family and colleagues back on Earth. Behind them are (from left) Norishige Kanai, Commander Anton Shkaplerov and Scott Tingle. Credit: NASA TV

Staff about the International Space Station is now at a full complement of six. The crew finally boarded ISS after arriving in a Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft. Three new Expedition 55 crew members were welcomed aboard the International Space Station today. The hatches between the two spacecraft opened at 5:48 p.m. EDT, marking the arrival of… Continue reading STAFF FULL AT SPACE STATION

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