ROLES REVERSE ON SPACE STATION

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold works on an experiment that extracts RNA from biological samples to help researchers decipher the changes in gene expression that take place in micro-gravity.

Roles reverse in this article with the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. To date, the number of advancements in research cannot be quantified. However, it is qualified. September is gearing up to be a very busy month aboard the International Space Station. The six Expedition 56 crew members are headlong in the first week… Continue reading ROLES REVERSE ON SPACE STATION

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JAPANESE CARGO SHIP SET TO LEAVE FRIDAY

The Japanese HTV-6 resupply ship is pictured attached to the Harmony module during robotics operations.

After over a month being docked at the International Space Station, the Japanese resupply ship, HTV-6 will return to earth Friday with 4.5 tons of return cargo. NASA TV will cover the event. Mission controllers are preparing to release Japan’s Kounotori cargo ship from the International Space Station at the end of the week. Meanwhile,… Continue reading JAPANESE CARGO SHIP SET TO LEAVE FRIDAY

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SECOND SPACEWALK AT ISS FRIDAY

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency is suited up for a dry run of upcoming spacewalk this Friday.

This Friday, two International Space Station crew members will conduct the second spacewalk in a week to complete upgrades to the station’s power systems. The six-member Expedition 50 crew had a day off after a pair of NASA astronauts completed the first spacewalk of 2017 on Friday of last week. That spacewalk is the first… Continue reading SECOND SPACEWALK AT ISS FRIDAY

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JAPANESE GEAR INSTALLED ON ISS

Astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Shane Kimbrough work inside the cupola module to robotically capture the Japanese HTV-6 cargo craft loaded with gear and supplies.

The JSA HTV-6 “White Stork” spacecraft with gear, science experiments, and supplies has been captured and is now docked with the International Space Station. Scientific research and experimentation continue in earnest aboard ISS. External and internal cargo is currently being unloaded from Japan’s sixth H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-6) to visit the International Space Station. The… Continue reading JAPANESE GEAR INSTALLED ON ISS

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