Crew-2 Launch Delay: Teams discussed the weather forecast for the Thursday April 22 Crew-2 launch attempt and all concurred with delaying the launch. Winds and wave heights along the ascent corridor, including at the pad and staging areas, are predicted to be unfavorable for Thursday. The new target launch date is Friday April 23 at… Continue reading ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/21/2021
Sunset at Gobabeb, Namibia.
The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk on Thursday’s announcement of the intended nomination by President Joe Biden of Margaret Vo Schaus to serve as the agency’s chief financial officer:
In April 2001, as the Expedition 2 crew of Yuri V. Usachev of Roscosmos and NASA astronauts James S. Voss and Susan J. Helms completed their first month aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the space shuttle Endeavour arrived at the space station on the STS-100 mission to install the Canadarm2 robotic system.
Researchers from the University of Kentucky in Lexington have developed a delivery system designed to carry research samples and other small payloads from astronauts on the International Space Station back to Earth.
On Earth, we often look toward the sky longing to know what resides in the rest of the universe.
NASA’s SpaceX 4 person Crew-2 mission is set to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon on Earth Day, April 22.
NASA and SpaceX support a multi-agency operation to protect astronauts for rescue and recovery efforts.
Payloads Celestial Immunity: The crew swapped the Short Trays in two SABLs 1 and 3 in preparation to support operations. This project seeks to gain a broad understanding of how gravity affects overall human immune function and potentially uncover novel pathways of immune function that can be exploited to develop better vaccines and immunobiologics for… Continue reading ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/20/2021
63 Soyuz (63S) Undock/Landing: The 63S vehicle carrying Kate Rubins, Sergei Kud-Sverchkov, Sergey Ryzhikov undocked Friday at 8:33 PM CT and landed at 11:56 PM CT. The departure of 63S reduced the crew complement on board from 10 to 7. Payloads Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) – Fluids and Combustion Facility: The crew replaced the Manifold… Continue reading ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/19/2021