Flight Engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor researches the complex process of cement solidification in space. Results may impact possible construction processes and designs for space habitats on the surface of the Moon and Mars.

Muscle research is underway on the International Space Station. Ongoing work in maintenance and other science research continues while the crew prepares for the launch of the next cargo ship from earth. The crew is readying for the next spacewalk. A Russian spacewalk is planned before three Expedition 57 crew members return to Earth aboard… Continue reading MUSCLE RESEARCH AND SPACEWALK

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Serena Auñón-Chancellor (right) takes a group selfie with her Expedition 57 crew mates (from left) Sergey Prokopyev and Alexander Gerst. The three-person crew was gathered for dinner in the Zvezda Service Module, part of the International Space Station’s Russian segment.

Three humans will spend Thanksgiving orbiting about 260 miles above Earth. Another three individuals are spending the holiday in Kazakhstan preparing to launch to the International Space Station on Dec. 3. The Expedition 57 trio from the U.S., Russia and Germany will share a traditional Thanksgiving meal together with fresh ingredients delivered over the weekend… Continue reading THREE HUMANS AND THANKSGIVING ON ISS

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Two rockets stand at their launch pads on opposite sides of the world. Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket (left) with its Cygnus cargo craft on top stands at its launch pad in Virginia. Russia’s Progress 71 rocket is pictured at its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Dual rocket launches are set for this weekend. The Antares rocket will launch from Virginia while the Progress 71 (71P) will launch from Kazakhstan in a dual take-off sequence. Dismal weather on Virginia’s Atlantic coast has pushed back the launch of a U.S. cargo craft to the International Space Station one day to Friday. Russia’s… Continue reading DUAL ROCKET LAUNCH SET FOR ISS

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Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus resupply spacecraft is seen on Pad-0A after being raised into a vertical position, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Rocket each from the United States and Russia are preparing to resupply the International Space Station this weekend. A U.S. rocket stands at its launch pad at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia counting down to a Thursday morning launch. On the other side of the world in Kazakhstan, a Russian rocket is being processed… Continue reading ROCKET TO RESUPPLY SPACE STATION

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