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  • New Crew Checks Out Rocket During Biology Research on Station
    by Mark Garcia on July 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    The International Space Station is set to receive a few more crewmembers on Saturday followed by a new docking port next Tuesday. Meanwhile, the orbiting Expedition 60 residents serviced a multitude of science hardware today while maintaining communication and life support systems. The Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft that will launch three new residents to the station […]

  • Crew and Cargo Rockets Poised for Rollout Ahead of Weekend Launches
    by Mark Garcia on July 15, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Two rockets will be rolling out to their launch pads this week in Kazakhstan and Florida to blastoff to the International Space Station. The orbiting Expedition 60 trio will be welcoming three new crewmates Saturday and receive more science experiments and crew supplies next Tuesday, July 23. First-time space flyer Andrew Morgan of NASA is […]

  • New Crew, New Science Experiments Launching Next Weekend
    by Mark Garcia on July 12, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    The International Space Station is gearing up for a pair of spaceships launching next weekend to deliver a new crew and more science and supplies. The Expedition 60 crew is also testing a new robotic assistant and learning how long-term weightlessness impacts crew performance. Three people are at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan counting down […]

  • Crew Sequences DNA, Researches Blood Pressure and Tests Time Perception Today
    by Mark Garcia on July 11, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    The International Space Station is a unique orbiting laboratory that helps NASA and its partners explore what happens to humans living off the Earth. The Expedition 60 crew is contributing to the microgravity research everyday learning what it takes to live and work successfully in space. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Nick Hague began Thursday […]

  • Crew Configures Hardware to Monitor Brain and Radiation Exposure in Space
    by Mark Garcia on July 10, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    The Expedition 60 crew configured a variety of science hardware today monitoring the brain and radiation exposure. The orbital residents also had a steady day of safety gear checks and lab maintenance on the International Space Station. Astronauts experience blood flow changes caused by living in microgravity that may cause lightheadedness or fainting upon return […]

  • Space Health and Station Gardening Fill Today’s Research Schedule
    by Mark Garcia on July 9, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Biomedical research and space agriculture dominated the Expedition 60 crew’s schedule today. The investigations aboard the International Space Station are helping scientists, doctors and engineers plan human missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. Nick Hague of NASA started Tuesday morning collecting and stowing his blood and urine samples for a pair of life science […]

  • Biology, Spacesuit Work While New Crew Trains for Launch
    by Mark Garcia on July 8, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Three Expedition 60 crewmembers are orbiting Earth supporting a variety of biology research and spacesuit servicing today. A trio of soon-to-be International Space Station residents are in Kazakhstan awaiting a launch to their new home in space in less than two weeks. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Nick Hague collected their blood samples Monday morning […]

  • New Crew in Final Preps Before Historic July 20 Launch
    by Mark Garcia on July 5, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    The next crew to liftoff to the International Space Station arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch site on the U.S. Independence Day awaiting a historic July 20 liftoff. New Expedition 60 crewmates Andrew Morgan, Luca Parmitano and Alexander Skvortsov are in final mission preparations in Kazakhstan. The trio arrived July 4 counting down to a […]

  • Crew Explores Space Biology, Radiation Exposure Before Independence Day
    by Mark Garcia on July 3, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    The Expedition 60 crew explored space biology and radiation exposure aboard the International Space Station today. The orbital residents also filmed a virtual reality experience and oversaw the deployment of a set microsatellites. NASA astronaut Christina Koch tended plants and stored microalgae samples for a pair of biology studies investigating ways to support long-term missions […]

  • Life Support Work Aboard Lab as Next Crew Preps for Mission
    by Mark Garcia on July 2, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    The three Expedition 60 crewmembers aboard the International Space Station focused primarily on keeping the orbiting lab in tip-top shape today. At the end of the workday, the trio split up for some space gardening and Earth photography. NASA Flight Engineers Christina Koch and Nick Hague teamed up on Tuesday replacing components in the station’s […]