ISS SPACEWALK TOMORROW

Astronauts Kate Rubins and Jeff Williams check the U.S. spacesuits they will wear Friday morning during a 6.5 hour spacewalk. Credit: NASA TV

NEW ADAPTER IS IN PLACE READY FOR FRIDAY SPACEWALK A new port for commercial crew vehicles was robotically removed from the back of the SpaceX Dragon Wednesday night. The International Docking Adapter was placed in position for its installation Friday morning in a spacewalk, to a pressurized mating adapter attached to the Harmony module. VIDEO:… Continue reading ISS SPACEWALK TOMORROW

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ISS UPCOMING SPACE WALK TAKING FORM

Astronaut Kate Rubins checks a U.S. spacesuit she will wear during a space walk planned for Aug. 19, 2016.

Preparations are made for upcoming space walk while the SpaceX Dragon is being loaded for earth return. Flight controllers and the Expedition 48 crew are preparing for tonight’s International Docking Adapter extraction work and Friday morning’s installation space walk. The orbital residents are also continuing to load the SpaceX Dragon with gear and science for… Continue reading ISS UPCOMING SPACE WALK TAKING FORM

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NEW COMMERCIAL CREW PORT ON ISS

This computer rendering depicts a spacewalker performing installation activities for the International Docking Adapter. Credit: NASA Johnson YouTube

A New Commercial Crew Port To Be Installed To Harmony Module In Upcoming Space Walk Space station and Commercial Crew managers wrapped up a spacewalk briefing Monday afternoon discussing the installation of a new International Docking Adapter port  at end of the week. Spacewalkers Jeff Williams and Kate Rubins will begin the installation work Friday… Continue reading NEW COMMERCIAL CREW PORT ON ISS

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SPACE STATION SPACE WALK AND RESEARCH

Astronauts Kate Rubins and Jeff Williams try on their U.S. spacesuits. Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi and cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin assisted the duo. Credit: NASA TV

ISS Onboard Research and Space Walk Preparations Continue A pair of astronauts tried on U.S. spacesuits this morning ahead of a space walk next week. Afterward, the crew explored heart cells, fluid pressure in the head and the eyes and the composition of meteors. NASA astronauts Jeff Williams and Kate Rubins are due to work… Continue reading SPACE STATION SPACE WALK AND RESEARCH

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