63 Soyuz (63S) Undock/Landing: The 63S vehicle carrying Kate Rubins, Sergei Kud-Sverchkov, Sergey Ryzhikov is scheduled to undock tonight at 8:33 PM CT and land at 11:56 PM CT. The departure of 63S will reduce the crew complement on board from 10 to 7. Payloads AC Touch: Per standard procedure, the crew touched both the… Continue reading ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/16/2021
Change of Command Ceremony: A Change of Command ceremony was performed today during which Shannon Walker assumed command of the ISS from Sergey Ryzhikov. This is in preparation for 63 undock and return tomorrow, April 16. Payloads Astrobee/Gecko-2: The crew continued science objectives for the Astrobee free-flier equipped with a Gecko perching arm. Assistive Free-Flyers… Continue reading ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/15/2021
Payloads AC Touch: Per standard procedure, the crew touched both the coated and uncoated coupons for this long-term investigation. Boeing Environment Responding Antimicrobial Coatings tests an antimicrobial coating on several different materials that represent high-touch surfaces. Some microbes change characteristics in microgravity, which could create new risks to crew health and spacecraft systems as well… Continue reading ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/14/2021
In this image that astronaut Scott Kelly posted to Twitter on Aug. 9, 2015 during his #YearInSpace captures all the the places humans dwell.
Crew-2 are seen as they prepare to depart for Launch Complex 39A during a dress rehearsal on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
Spectacular jets are powered by the gravitational energy of a supermassive black hole in the core of the elliptical galaxy Hercules A.
The night lights of Tokyo, Japan, are pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 261 miles above the island nation.
This image, taken by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory in 2012, shows an extraordinary outburst from a black hole.
Students from the Rice Space Institute will have an opportunity this week to hear from NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
Students from across California will have an opportunity Thursday, March 18, to hear from NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.