• Human Research, Earth Studies Start the Work Week
    by Mark Garcia on February 24, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    The Expedition 62 crew spent Monday on a variety of human research activities while also exploring Earth from the vantage point of the International Space Station. NASA is studying how astronauts’ bodies adapt to living and working in space as mission managers plan longer human missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. The long-running Fluid […]

  • Bone Research and Pilot Studies as Crew Trains for Emergencies
    by Mark Garcia on February 20, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    New bone research kicked off on the International Space Station today to improve human health on and off the Earth. The Expedition 62 crew also practiced an emergency simulation with ground controllers. Living in space causes bone loss and scientists are studying ways to offset the negative effects to ensure long-term mission success. Results from […]

  • Cygnus Open for Business as New Science Starts
    by Mark Garcia on February 19, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    The Cygnus space freighter is open for business at the Unity module where it will stay for the next three months. The Expedition 62 crew has begun unloading over three tons of science, supplies and station hardware delivered Tuesday to replenish the orbital lab. NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan opened Cygnus’ hatch a […]

  • Cygnus Cargo Craft Attached to Station for Three-Month Stay
    by Mark Garcia on February 18, 2020 at 11:27 am

    After its capture this morning at 4:05 a.m. EST, the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft was bolted into place on the International Space Station’s Earth-facing port of the Unity module at 6:16 a.m. At the time of installation, the space station was flying over south of New Zealand. The spacecraft’s arrival brings more than 7,500 pounds of […]

  • Robotic Arm Reaches Out and Captures Cygnus Cargo Craft
    by Mark Garcia on February 18, 2020 at 9:10 am

    At 4:05 a.m. EST, NASA Flight Engineer Andrew Morgan grappled Cygnus and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir acted as a backup. After capture, the spacecraft will be installed on the Unity module’s Earth-facing port. The station was flying over southeastern Russia when it was captured. NASA Television coverage of installation will begin at 6:00 a.m. Cygnus will remain […]

  • U.S. Cygnus Cargo Ship Blasts Off to Station for Tuesday Delivery
    by Mark Garcia on February 15, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus resupply spacecraft is on its way to the station with approximately 7,500 pounds of science investigations and cargo after launching at 3:21 p.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 15 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. At the time of liftoff, the International Space Station was flying 258 statute miles over the western Pacific, […]

  • Astronauts Relaxing Ahead of U.S. Cargo Mission
    by Mark Garcia on February 13, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Two NASA astronauts are relaxing for the next couple of days as a U.S. space delivery nears its launch to the International Space Station. The Expedition 62 Commander is staying busy with the research and the upkeep of Russian orbital lab systems. Flight Engineers Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan are taking it easy Thursday and […]

  • Station Crew Demos Wi-Fi Power, Sets Up For Rodent Research
    by Mark Garcia on February 12, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    A science demonstration for students and space research to improve life kept the Expedition 62 crew busy on Wednesday. The International Space Station residents also worked on a host of orbital plumbing and housecleaning tasks. Radio waves generate energy that can be harnessed for a variety of applications including wirelessly powering devices or possibly beaming […]

  • U.S. Cargo Mission Targets Friday Launch as Crew Maintains Lab
    by Mark Garcia on February 11, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    The next U.S. cargo mission is now targeting Friday for its launch to replenish the International Space Station. Meanwhile, the Expedition 62 crew is continuing the upkeep of orbital lab systems. Mission managers are waiting for the weather to clear up at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia so they can launch the Cygnus space freighter […]

  • Crew Studies DNA and Space Flames Before Cargo Ship Launch
    by Catherine Williams on February 10, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    The three-member Expedition 62 crew is getting ready for a resupply mission scheduled to launch to the International Space Station no earlier than Thursday, Feb. 13, at 4:06 p.m. EST due to an unfavorable weather forecast in the next few days and the time required to address a ground support issue. The crewmates from the […]