Hurricane Matthew, a huge category 4 level storm, as seen from the International Space Station Oct. 3, 2016.

Expedition 49 crew continues life science research aboard ISS (International Space Station), as well as, taking time to view and document the movements of hurricane Matthew on earth. The International Space Station has been flying over Hurricane Matthew all week as the storm hit the Caribbean Sea and makes its way towards Florida. While the… Continue reading LIFE SCIENCE STUDIES AND HURRICANE

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Expedition 49-50 crew members (from left) Shane Kimbrough, Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko arrive at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for the next mission. Credit: RSC Energia

New Crew Prepares for the next Launch Mission at Baikonur Cosmodrome for Expedition 49-50 Mission to the International Space Station. As one crew gets used to Earth’s gravity after 172 days in space, another crew is preparing to launch to the International Space Station in just over two weeks. Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams arrived… Continue reading EXPEDITION 49-50 MISSION PREPARATIONS

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Expedition 48 Returns Home

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams of Expedition 48 rests just minutes after landing in Kazakhstan with fellow crew members Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka. Credit: NASA TV

Expedition 48 Lands in Kazakhstan with the most experienced NASA astronaut on board. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams and cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos landed their Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft in Kazakhstan at 9:13 p.m. EDT. Russian recovery teams are helping the crew exit the Soyuz spacecraft and adjust to gravity after their stay… Continue reading Expedition 48 Returns Home

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Soyuz containing one astronaut and two cosmonauts undock for return to earth.

Astronauts return to earth today after undocking from ISS. NASA astronaut and Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams and his Russian crewmates Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos are scheduled to return to Earth today at 9:13 p.m. EDT (7:13 a.m. Kazakhstan time, Sept. 7). The trio will land in their Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft southeast… Continue reading RETURN TO EARTH COVERAGE

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