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  • Cancer Therapy, Gravity Suit Research Before Crew and Cargo Launches
    by Mark Garcia on September 20, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    The Expedition 60 crew is getting ready to welcome a Japanese cargo craft and new space residents next week before splitting up the following week. Meanwhile, the orbiting lab residents are starting the weekend exploring potential cancer therapies and testing a suit that counteracts the effects of microgravity. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has set […]

  • Today’s Space Science Seeks Therapies for Aging, Muscle Conditions
    by Mark Garcia on September 19, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Three Expedition 60 crewmembers finalized four days in a row of rodent research aboard the International Space Station this week. Meanwhile, more space science is underway as the orbiting lab residents prepare to swap crews. Astronauts living in space have shown signs of accelerated aging and scientists are looking to understand why. The crew has […]

  • Crews Preparing to Trade Places During Biomedical Science on Station
    by Mark Garcia on September 18, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Two Expedition 60 crewmembers are moving ahead with departure preparations as the rest of their crewmates focused diligently on space biology research today. Back on Earth, three upcoming International Space Station residents are making final preparations before their launch next week. Station Commander Alexey Ovchinin is collecting personal items and station cargo that he and […]

  • Crews Prepare for Swap as Space Research Benefits Humans
    by Mark Garcia on September 17, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    The six residents aboard the International Space Station continued more biomedical science and rodent research to improve human health on Earth and in space. The Expedition 60 crew is also gearing up for a crew swap beginning next week. NASA Flight Engineers Christina Koch and Nick Hague started Tuesday drawing their blood samples and spinning […]

  • Space Biology, Brad Pitt Interview as New Crew Preps for Launch
    by Mark Garcia on September 16, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    The six Expedition 60 crewmembers aboard the International Space Station began the workweek exploring how microgravity affects a variety of biological systems. Back on Earth, three new crewmates are in final preparations for next week’s launch to the orbiting lab from Kazakhstan. Flight Engineers Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan started Monday morning collecting and stowing […]

  • Biological, Materials Sciences and Inspiration Reign Supreme at End of Workweek
    by Catherine Williams on September 13, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    The crew of Expedition 60 devoted their Friday to working on groundbreaking scientific research aboard the International Space Station, as well as inspiring the Artemis generation during a downlink hosted by the National STEM Cell Foundation.  Flight Engineers Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan of NASA took the mantle of fielding selected questions from 39 middle […]

  • New Station Crew Continues Preparations for Launch as Expedition 60 Enjoys Off Day
    by Catherine Williams on September 12, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    The crew of Expedition 60, consisting of Commander Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos; NASA astronauts Christina Koch, Andrew Morgan and Nick Hague; ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Luca Parmitano; and cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, took much-needed respite during an off-duty day aboard the International Space Station. Tomorrow, investigations furthering scientific research in support of crew health and […]

  • Decoding Human Biology at Top of Task List for Station Residents
    by Catherine Williams on September 11, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Expedition 60 is in the midst of a busy week aboard the International Space Station, even with yesterday’s launch scrub of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) HTV-8 “Kounotori” cargo vehicle. While JAXA teams are meeting to discuss a forward plan and assess launch opportunities, mission operations and scientific investigations are moving forward in orbit.  […]

  • HTV-8 Launch Scrubbed for Tonight
    by Norah Moran on September 10, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Mission Control in Houston informed the crew aboard the International Space Station that tonight’s launch of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) unpiloted H-II Transfer Vehicle-8 (HTV-8) cargo spacecraft was scrubbed due to a fire on or near the launch pad at Tanegashima Space Center. The astronauts are safe aboard the station and well supplied.   More […]

  • Spacewalk Prep and Science Punctuate Launch Day for HTV-8
    by Catherine Williams on September 10, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Ten years after the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched its first H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) mission, today the HTV-8 “Kounotori” cargo craft will launch from the Tanegashima Space Center to the International Space Station. While launch is scheduled for 5:33 p.m. EDT, NASA Television will start its coverage at 5 p.m.   Days after, on […]