CREW READY FOR LIFTOFF

The Expedition 52-53 crew members wave farewell prior to boarding the Soyuz MS-05 rocket for liftoff, Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photo Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky

Liftoff is imminent for the next crew members to join their fellows aboard the International Space Station. At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos and Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) are preparing for liftoff to the International Space Station. Their journey to the station will begin… Continue reading CREW READY FOR LIFTOFF

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NEW SCIENCE GEAR INSTALLED ON ISS

New science gear is installed while Flight Engineer Jack Fischer evaluates scientific hardware aboard the International Space Station.

New science gear is installed at the space station. The Cygnus cargo ship is also being loaded with materials for disposal over the ocean, soon. Expedition 52 worked throughout Thursday installing new science gear to improve the research capabilities of the International Space Station. A cargo craft is also being loaded with trash and obsolete… Continue reading NEW SCIENCE GEAR INSTALLED ON ISS

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EXERCISE AND HI TEMP STUDIES ON ISS

Hi temp research is on the agenda this week. This long-exposure photograph of Earth and starry sky was taken during a night pass by the Expedition 52 crew aboard the International Space Station. The Japanese Kibo module and part of the station’s solar array are visible at the top.

Hi temp research is on the agenda this week. The featured picture is of a view from the International Space Station. A pair of astronauts explored new space exercise techniques today to stay healthy and fit on long duration missions. The crew also observed protein crystals and high temperatures to understand microgravity’s effects on humans… Continue reading EXERCISE AND HI TEMP STUDIES ON ISS

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REPAIRS AND RESEARCH CONTINUE ON ISS

While research and repairs continue aboard ISS, Expedition 52 flight engineers Paolo Nespoli, left, Sergey Ryazanskiy, center, and Randy Bresnik visit Red Square prepare to lay roses at the site where Russian space icons are interred as part of traditional pre-launch ceremonies. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Research and repairs continue on ISS. In anticipation, the crew aboard the space station makes ready for the next crew to join them in less than three weeks. The orbiting Expedition 52 trio continued exploring magnetized cell structures today and worked on advanced repair tasks. Also, a new crew is in Moscow getting ready for… Continue reading REPAIRS AND RESEARCH CONTINUE ON ISS

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