200TH STATION SPACEWALK COMPLETED

Astronaut Jack Fischer is tethered to the outside of the International Space Station as the 200th spacewalk was completed to install and repair gear with astronaut Peggy Whitson.

The 200th space station spacewalk was completed successfully. The installations, repairs, and maintenance activities are detailed below. Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA concluded their spacewalk at 1:21 p.m. EDT. During the spacewalk, which lasted just over four hours, the two astronauts successfully replaced a large avionics box that… Continue reading 200TH STATION SPACEWALK COMPLETED

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PREP COMPLETE FOR 200TH SPACEWALK

Astronaut Jack Fischer is pictured wearing a U.S. spacesuit during a fit check in preparation for 200th spacewalk and his first.

On the advent of the 200th spacewalk aboard the International Space Station, preparations have been completed. This will be Jack Fischer’s first spacewalk to complete maintenance and assembly tasks outside the station. As is customary, the entire spacewalk event and tasks will be covered by NASA TV. Commander Peggy Whitson will work outside the space… Continue reading PREP COMPLETE FOR 200TH SPACEWALK

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ROBOTICS AND UPCOMING SPACEWALK

Astronaut Jack Fischer conducts successful robotics work inside the cupola with the Soyuz and Cygnus spaceships right outside the windows.

Astronaut Jack Fischer is seen below conducting successful robotics activity. This article details some of the activity that includes the upcoming Friday spacewalk. The Expedition 51 crew is getting ready for a spacewalk Friday and working on several scientific investigations. Robotics controllers also swapped out a power relay box over the weekend through a complex… Continue reading ROBOTICS AND UPCOMING SPACEWALK

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SCIENCE RESEARCH YIELDS CREW BENEFITS

As new science research yields benefits to astronauts in bone loss studies, the Expedition 51 crew members Fyodor Yurchikhin and Jack Fischer take a break during mealtime in the Unity module.

Science research continues and yields new information about bone loss research aboard the International Space Station. The five-member crew aboard the International Space Station was back at work Thursday researching how living in space affects the human body. Two of today‚Äôs experiments looked at how microgravity weakens bones and alters DNA. Commander Peggy Whitson joined… Continue reading SCIENCE RESEARCH YIELDS CREW BENEFITS

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