ALGAE, AIR, FOOD AND SPACE LIFE STUDIES

Space Algae culture bags are pictured after installation in the Veggie Facility. Image Credit: NASA

Algae, air, food, and space-faring life studies are underway aboard the International Space Station. Today, Expedition 56 crewmates balanced work on science investigations in between housekeeping duties aboard the International Space Station. The crew retrieved samplers as part of the Aerosol Sampling Experiment that had been deployed the day before in Nodes 1 and 3.… Continue reading ALGAE, AIR, FOOD AND SPACE LIFE STUDIES

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RELEASE SPACESHIP AND UNPACK PROGRESS

The Cygnus cargo craft slowly departs the space station after its release from the Canadarm2 robotic arm. Credit: NASA TV

Release of the Cygnus cargo ship occurred today while earlier the crew was unpacking the Progress 70 spaceship after its one-day trip to the International Space Station. Expedition 56 Flight Engineers Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) and Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA commanded the International Space Station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm to release the Cygnus… Continue reading RELEASE SPACESHIP AND UNPACK PROGRESS

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CANCER AND FERTILITY RESEARCH ON ISS

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold is inside the seven-windowed Cupola that provides views of the Earth below as well as approaching and departing resupply ships while cancer and fertility research is underway.

Cancer and fertility research is on the agenda for astronauts aboard the International Space Station. After receiving the latest, one-day shipment of cargo and supplies from Russia, ongoing research, maintenance, unpacking and reorganization of schedules are underway. The Expedition 56 crew members explored a variety of microgravity science today potentially improving the lives of people… Continue reading CANCER AND FERTILITY RESEARCH ON ISS

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RESUPPLY SHIPS KEEP CREW BUSY

The Russian Progress 70 cargo resupply craft approaches the space station’s Pirs docking compartment.

Resupply ships on the space station have been keeping the crew quite busy. Cygnus is about ready to release for earth return and the Progress 70 resupply ship is ready to be unpacked. Russia’s Progress 70 (70P) cargo craft delivered nearly 5,700 pounds of crew supplies and station cargo to the International Space Station on… Continue reading RESUPPLY SHIPS KEEP CREW BUSY

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