NASA ASTRONAUTS COMMAND CHANGE

NASA Astronauts Change Command Aboard ISS As is customary (with a few exceptions) the standard mission tour for all astronauts aboard the ISS (International Space Station) is six months. Expedition 47 Commander Tim Kopra (front center) swapped station command with Flight Engineer Jeff Williams (front left). Credit: NASA TV At 9:20 a.m. EDT, NASA astronaut… Continue reading NASA ASTRONAUTS COMMAND CHANGE

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CUBESATS DEPLOYED – STUDY CREW PHYSIOLOGY

New Cubesats have been deployed and study continues on ISS crew bones and muscles among other objectives in research. Commander Tim Kopra, from Austin, Texas, poses inside the cupola as the station orbits over the Earth below. A new wave of Cubesats was shot into space today for a wide variety of Earth observations and communications… Continue reading CUBESATS DEPLOYED – STUDY CREW PHYSIOLOGY

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Station Reaches 100,000 Orbits

STATION REACHES 100K ORBITS – CONGRATULATIONS ISS! This image taken from a time lapse sequence aboard the space station shows the Milky Way and a lightning strike on Earth. The International Space Station completed its 100,000th orbit early this morning after its first component, the Zarya cargo module, launched Nov. 20, 1998. That is over… Continue reading Station Reaches 100,000 Orbits

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NASA TV LIVE COVERAGE OF DRAGON RETURN

Dragon heading for home

Watch NASA TV of the return of the Space X Dragon capsule laden with experiments from the International Space Station (ISS), disembarking from the Harmony module.   The SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is seen arriving at the International Space Station April 10 before it is captured and installed to the Harmony module. NASA Television will… Continue reading NASA TV LIVE COVERAGE OF DRAGON RETURN

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