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  • Space Biology, Physics and Suit Checks Start Memorial Weekend
    by Mark Garcia on May 24, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    The Expedition 59 crew is starting the Memorial Day weekend studying biology, physics and orbital manufacturing techniques. The space residents will also be busy on the U.S. holiday conducting more research and getting ready for the year’s fourth spacewalk at the International Space Station on Wednesday. Astronaut David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) […]

  • DNA, Physics and Robotics Pack Station Research Schedule Today
    by Mark Garcia on May 23, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    The Expedition 59 astronauts focused on DNA editing, high-end physics and free-flying robotics aboard the International Space Station today. Two cosmonauts are also ramping up their preparations for next week’s spacewalk. A docked Russian cargo craft fired its thrusters for 20 minutes today increasing the station’s altitude by about 2.5 miles. The orbital reboost places […]

  • Midweek Immunology Research and Spacewalk Preps for Lab Residents
    by Mark Garcia on May 22, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Immunology research has been keeping the Expedition 59 astronauts busy since the SpaceX Dragon space freighter delivered new science gear in early May. Two cosmonauts are also one week away from starting the fourth spacewalk this year at the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Anne McClain was back inside Japan’s Kibo laboratory module today observing […]

  • Today’s DNA, Immunity, Time Studies Boost Health in Space and on Earth
    by Mark Garcia on May 21, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    The Expedition 59 crew is spending all day Tuesday exploring how astronauts adjust with Earth’s gravity no longer bearing down on them. Spacewalk preparations and lab maintenance are also ongoing aboard the International Space Station. Station crewmembers and future astronauts going to the Moon in 2024 have to adjust to the lack of a sunrise/sunset […]

  • Biology and Physics on Station Today Promote Moon Mission Success in 2024
    by Mark Garcia on May 20, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    The six residents aboard the International Space Station kicked off the workweek today exploring microgravity’s long-term impacts on biology and physics. The Expedition 59 crew is also ramping up for a fourth spacewalk at the orbital lab this year. NASA is planning to send men and women to the Moon in 2024 and life science […]

  • Another Station Night Pass for Skywatchers in the Eastern United States
    by Mark Garcia on May 18, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Get ready for another International Space Station pass tonight if you live in the eastern United States. Conditions look good for skywatching on a clear night from Florida to Maine. Also, visit https://spotthestation.nasa.gov and find sighting opportunities for your hometown. Check out U.S. sighting times below… Saturday May 18, 2019 9:25 p.m. EDT Tampa, Fla. […]

  • Watch the Space Station Fly Over Your Home Town
    by Mark Garcia on May 17, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    The International Space Station will cross over the United States this weekend from the Gulf Coast to the North Atlantic. Skywatchers along the station’s orbital track from New Orleans, La., to Portland, Maine, can see the orbital lab Friday and Saturday night. More sighting times for these and other American cities are below… Friday May […]

  • Multitude of Space Biology Research as Crew Looks to Next Spacewalk
    by Mark Garcia on May 17, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Four Expedition 59 astronauts spent Friday investigating a multitude of space biology phenomena while two cosmonauts continued preparing for an upcoming spacewalk. International Space Station hardware is also ready for return to Earth inside the SpaceX Dragon resupply ship. The crew is exploring how space impacts a variety of microscopic physiological processes today to get […]

  • Immunology Research for Crew Health and Computer Spacewalk Training Today
    by Mark Garcia on May 16, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Critical life science continues apace aboard the International Space Station today helping NASA support human missions to the Moon and beyond. The Expedition 59 crew is also gearing up for another maintenance spacewalk at the end of May. Two NASA astronauts and one Canadian Space Agency astronaut kept up their busy science schedule today with […]

  • Immune System and Microbiology Studies as Spacewalk Preps Gear Up
    by Mark Garcia on May 15, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    The Expedition 59 crew spent the day exploring what happens to the immune system when exposed to the microgravity environment. The space residents are also gearing up for another spacewalk at the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain were back inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory module today studying how a rodent’s […]