COMMERCIAL CREW SHIP FIRST

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean after successful Demo-1 flight on March 8, 2019.

COMMERCIAL CREW SHIP FIRST Commercial crew ships will be on their way to and from ISS (International Space Station) in the near future. This will free the United States from Russian rocket launch dependence. On behalf of the Expedition 58 crew, NASA Astronaut Anne McClain takes time to congratulate the NASA and SpaceX teams immediately… Continue reading COMMERCIAL CREW SHIP FIRST

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MIND AND HEART ON ISS

Astronauts (from left) David Saint-Jacques and Anne McClain wear a head-mounted display for the Time Perception study which hypothesizes that crews underestimate the duration of time in space.

Mind and heart studies are underway on the International Space Station, utilizing the latest technological advancements. The Expedition 58 crew explored how living in space impacts perception and psychology today. The trio also studied satellite navigation and continued reviewing this weekend’s arrival of the first SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. Astronauts Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques… Continue reading MIND AND HEART ON ISS

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ROBOTICS WORK AND THURSDAY SPACEWALK

Before the Thursday spacewalk, this is astronaut Shane Kimbrough takes an out-of-this-world selfie during a spacewalk on March 24, 2017.

In advance of the Thursday spacewalk on ISS, continued science and robotics research continue. Please remember, ongoing scientific activity, along with life-based preparations for any eventuality continue aboard the space station. The Pressurized Mating Adapter-3 (PMA-3) was robotically removed Sunday from the Tranquility module and attached to the Harmony module after being prepared during a… Continue reading ROBOTICS WORK AND THURSDAY SPACEWALK

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Spacewalkers Complete Primary Tasks

Spacewalkers Thomas Pesquet (left) and Shane Kimbrough meet at the Quest airlock to begin wrapping up their successful spacewalk. Credit: NASA TV

NASA spacewalkers completed the primary tasks towards the installation of the new international docking adapter to the Harmony module. Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency concluded their spacewalk at 1:58 p.m. EDT. During the spacewalk, which lasted just over six-and-a-half hours, the two astronauts… Continue reading Spacewalkers Complete Primary Tasks

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