VIEW ASTRONAUTS IN WORK STATIONS

View of NASA astronaut Drew Feustel is pictured inside a U.S. spacesuit for a fit check verification ahead of a pair of spacewalks.

View astronauts in a work-a-day world above the world. As ever-more complex activities continue aboard ISS the following article details the progress underway. While they continue preparations and fittings for the next spacewalk, they are also preparing for the next Cygnus cargo ship arrival. The Expedition 55 crew on board the International Space Station has… Continue reading VIEW ASTRONAUTS IN WORK STATIONS

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BUSY ASTRONAUTS ABOARD ISS

The four busy astronauts who comprise the six-member Expedition 55 crew pose for a portrait inside the International Space Station. They are (clockwise from bottom right) NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold, Scott Tingle and Drew Feustel and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Norishige Kanai.

Busy astronauts ready themselves for the next spacewalk and Scott Tingle supplies another ‘Captain’s Log’ for earth review. Veteran astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel will embark on the 210th spacewalk Wednesday at the International Space Station to swap out thermal control gear. The experienced spacewalkers have a combined 10 spacewalks between them with Feustel… Continue reading BUSY ASTRONAUTS ABOARD ISS

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HOME RETURN OF ISS CREW

Expedition 54 crew members (from left) Joe Acaba, Alexander Misurkin and Mark Vande Hei are wrapped in blankets after exiting the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft that landed in wintry conditions in Kazakhstan. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Home return of the International Space Station crew was successful. Three members of the Expedition 54 crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS), including NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, have returned home to Earth after months of performing research and spacewalks in low-Earth orbit. Vande Hei, Acaba and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin of… Continue reading HOME RETURN OF ISS CREW

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HATCHES CLOSED AND CREW HEADS HOME

Expedition 55 Commander Anton Shkaplerov (foreground) says farewell to his Expedition 54 crewmates inside the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft that will return them to Earth today.

Hatches have closed and the Expedition 54 crew trio heads home. Expedition 55 now starts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). At 2:58 p.m. EST, the hatch closed between the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft and the International Space Station in preparation for undocking. Expedition 54 crewmates Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba of NASA and Commander… Continue reading HATCHES CLOSED AND CREW HEADS HOME

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