COMMERCIAL CREW SHIP FIRST

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean after successful Demo-1 flight on March 8, 2019.

COMMERCIAL CREW SHIP FIRST Commercial crew ships will be on their way to and from ISS (International Space Station) in the near future. This will free the United States from Russian rocket launch dependence. On behalf of the Expedition 58 crew, NASA Astronaut Anne McClain takes time to congratulate the NASA and SpaceX teams immediately… Continue reading COMMERCIAL CREW SHIP FIRST

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MIND AND HEART ON ISS

Astronauts (from left) David Saint-Jacques and Anne McClain wear a head-mounted display for the Time Perception study which hypothesizes that crews underestimate the duration of time in space.

Mind and heart studies are underway on the International Space Station, utilizing the latest technological advancements. The Expedition 58 crew explored how living in space impacts perception and psychology today. The trio also studied satellite navigation and continued reviewing this weekend’s arrival of the first SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. Astronauts Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques… Continue reading MIND AND HEART ON ISS

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CHRISTMAS IN SPACE 50 YEARS LATER

The Expedition 58 crew will spend Christmas in space for the first time since the Apollo 8 crew exactly 50 years ago.

CHRISTMAS IN SPACE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS Three people from the U.S., Canada and Russia are orbiting Earth today getting ready to observe Christmas and experience New Year’s Eve from space aboard the International Space Station. Back on Earth, another three station crew members have returned to their home bases just 24… Continue reading CHRISTMAS IN SPACE 50 YEARS LATER

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BACK ON EARTH WELCOME FOR CREW

Back home are the astronauts and cosmonaut of the International Space Station. Expedition 57 crew members (from left) Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA, Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos prepare to board their Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft.

BACK TO EARTH SAFELY Back to earth the astronauts and cosmonauts have returned, safely. This article over the last three days covers the command handover to the landing.   ASTRONAUTS AND COSMONAUTS RETURN TO EARTH Three members of the International Space Station’s Expedition 57 crew, including NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, returned back to Earth Thursday,… Continue reading BACK ON EARTH WELCOME FOR CREW

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