EXPEDITION 51 CREW BACK ON EARTH

The Expedition 51 crew descends to a parachuted landing inside the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft to safely land back on earth. Credit: European Sapce Agency

Three Expedition 51 crew members returned safely back to earth today. Three crew members on ISS await a new crew next month. After spending 196 days in space, Expedition 51 crew members Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) landed their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft in Kazakhstan at approximately 10:10 a.m.… Continue reading EXPEDITION 51 CREW BACK ON EARTH

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DRAGON LAUNCH DELAYED UNTIL SATURDAY

With the Friday launch delayed until Saturday due to weather, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon cargo craft stands at its launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Launch is delayed for the Falcon 9 to launch the Dragon supply ship. Bad weather in the area including lightning caused the countdown to be scrubbed. The launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and the Dragon cargo craft was delayed today because of lightning in the vicinity of the launch pad. The next launch… Continue reading DRAGON LAUNCH DELAYED UNTIL SATURDAY

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CARDIAC RESEARCH IS LOADED ON DRAGON

Cardiac research experiments are part of the next Dragon cargo delivery to ISS. Here is shown the liftoff of the SpaceX Dragon atop its Falcon 9 rocket is pictured Feb. 19, 2017, from the Kennedy Space Center. More info… https://www.nasa.gov/feature/spacex-dragon-launches-arrivals-and-departures

Cardiac research is part of the 6,000 lb. payload of the SpaceX Dragon supply ship readying for launch to the International Space Station. The Expedition 51 crew members are awaiting a new space shipment and getting ready for new science experiments. The crew is also preparing for the departure of a pair of International Space… Continue reading CARDIAC RESEARCH IS LOADED ON DRAGON

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STATION DUO READY TO DEPART ISS

Wile a station crew duo is ready to leave ISS, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer works inside the cupola with the Soyuz and Cygnus spaceships right outside the windows.

A duo of Expedition 51 crew members aboard the International Space Station is preparing for the departure this week in advance of the arrival of SpaceX Dragon. Expedition 52 will begin Friday morning when two Expedition 51 crew members depart the station inside the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft. A space station duo, Cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy and… Continue reading STATION DUO READY TO DEPART ISS

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