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  • Astronauts Gear Up for Spacewalk and Get Up to Date on Station Safety
    by Mark Garcia on March 20, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    The Expedition 59 crew is busy preparing for the first spacewalk of 2019 set to begin in just two days. Meanwhile, the orbital residents are still exploring the effects of space on their bodies while familiarizing themselves with emergency hardware. NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Anne McClain continued organizing their tools this morning ahead of […]

  • Human Research and Spacewalk Computer Training on Orbital Lab
    by Mark Garcia on March 19, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    The Expedition 59 crew continued gearing up for Friday’s spacewalk amid a variety of human research activities today. Meanwhile, the three newest International Space Station crewmembers found time to get up to speed on lab systems and life in space. Friday’s spacewalkers will be NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Nick Hague. The duo started the […]

  • New Trio Gets Used to Station Life before First of Three Spacewalks
    by Mark Garcia on March 18, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    The Expedition 59 crew is getting ready for the first of three spacewalks just days after the arrival of three new crew members to the International Space Station last week. All six crewmates also reviewed emergency procedures today while the new trio becomes accustomed to life on the orbital lab. NASA astronauts Anne McClain and […]

  • Expedition 59 Welcomes Three New Crew Members
    by Norah Moran on March 15, 2019 at 3:23 am

    NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch, and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos joined NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Expedition 59 commander Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos, and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency aboard the International Space Station when the hatches between the Soyuz spacecraft and the orbiting laboratory officially opened at 11:07 p.m. EDT. The trio’s arrival returns the orbiting […]

  • Soyuz Docked to Space Station
    by Norah Moran on March 15, 2019 at 1:15 am

    The Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch, and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos docked to the International Space Station at 9:01 p.m. EDT while both spacecraft were flying about 250 miles over the Pacific Ocean just west of Peru. Expedition 59 officially began at the time of docking. Aboard the space station, NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Expedition […]

  • Crew Safely in Orbit After Successful Launch
    by Norah Moran on March 14, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    The Soyuz MS-12 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 3:14 p.m. EDT (12:14 a.m. March 15 Kazakhstan time) and has safely reached orbit.  At the time of launch, the station was flying about 250 miles over southern Russia, across the northeast border with Kazakhstan; more than 1,100 statute miles ahead […]

  • Watch NASA TV Now to See New Crew Launch at 3:14pm ET
    by Norah Moran on March 14, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Live launch coverage is underway on NASA Television and the agency’s website for the targeted lift off at 3:14 p.m. EDT (12:14 a.m. March 15 Kazakhstan time) of a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch, and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos will begin a six-hour journey to the International Space Station. The […]

  • Expedition 59 Prepares to Launch to Station
    by Norah Moran on March 14, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, teams are making final preparations for the launch of NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch, and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos, to the International Space Station. Their journey to the station will begin with a lift off at 3:14 p.m. EDT (12:14 a.m. March 15 Kazakhstan time). Live launch coverage will begin at […]

  • Housekeeping and Maintenance Punctuate Last Full Day of Expedition 58
    by Catherine Williams on March 13, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    The last full day of Expedition 58—before the launch, docking and consolidation of crews to become Expedition 59—was mostly spent on housekeeping items for the continued, successful operation of the International Space Station.  NASA astronaut Anne McClain floated through the Tranquility and Zvezda service modules, deploying acoustic monitors. She paused in the U.S. lab at […]

  • Before Launch and Spacewalks, Science Reigns Supreme Aboard Orbiting Lab
    by Catherine Williams on March 12, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    As the Soyuz MS-12 that will carry the Expedition 59 crew to the International Space Station Thursday was erected on the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 58 resumed research and routine maintenance after their off-duty day Monday.  NASA astronaut Anne McClain conducted botany work with the VEG-03 experiment, which builds on […]