The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is installed to the Harmony module’s Earth-facing port a few hours after it was captured by astronauts David Saint-Jacques and Nick Hague with the Canadarm2 robotic arm on May 6, 2019.

ORBITAL LAB WORK CONTINUES WITH NEW SCIENCE RESEARCH Orbital lab is abuzz with activity. The crew has been busy unpacking the Dragon supply ship after being secured to the Harmony module. Much of the work, outside of maintenance and other crew duties is continued research and experimentation in a multitude of areas. In short, the… Continue reading ORBITAL LAB HOSTS SCIENCE RESEARCH

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At the Mission Control Center in Houston, Expedition 59, busy flight controllers monitor the capture and berthing of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft to the Harmony module of the International Space Station on May 6. Image Credit: NASA/Josh Valcarcel

BUSY WEEK ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION Busy have been the last few days aboard the space station. This article is a four-part recounting of published accounting activity of Expedition 59 crew members after the SpaceX launch of the Dragon resupply ship after a brief delay. Universal Digest is pleased to publish this content with… Continue reading BUSY WEEK AT SPACE STATION

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Northrup Grumman Cygnus cargo ship attached to Canadarm2

Broadcast of the capture of the Northrup Grumman Cygnus re-supply ship is set for Friday via NASA TV. The event will broadcast the capture live at 4 am EDT. The ship installation will broadcast live at 7 am EDT. A Northrop Grumman cargo ship carrying about 7,600 pounds of science and research investigations, supplies, and… Continue reading BROADCAST VIA NASA TV FRIDAY

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The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus resupply spacecraft is seen during sunrise on Pad-0A, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia

Antares is set for launch from its takeoff location at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia today, April 16, 2019. The U.S. Cygnus resupply ship from Northrop Grumman is encapsulated atop the Antares rocket and standing at its launch pad in Virginia. The Expedition 59 crew is training for its capture at the end of… Continue reading ANTARES POISED FOR LAUNCH

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