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  • New SpaceX Crewmates Wrap Up First Workweek Aboard Station
    by Catherine Williams on June 5, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    The Expedition 63 crew and its two newest crewmates aboard the International Space Station wrapped up the workweek studying a wide range of space phenomena. Commander Chris Cassidy began Friday setting up optical communications gear aboard the Japanese Kibo laboratory module. The new broadband hardware will demonstrate transmitting large amounts of data back and forth …

  • Advanced Station Science Benefiting Humans
    by Catherine Williams on June 4, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    The five-member Expedition 63 crew aboard the International Space Station continues exploring how microgravity phenomena may benefit humans on and off Earth. Commander Chris Cassidy started off Thursday working on the Electrostatic Levitation Furnace, a device that heats materials to very high temperatures and measures their thermophysical properties. The unique furnace may provide scientists insights …

  • Science Stepping Up on Station for Earth and Space Benefits
    by Mark Garcia on June 3, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    The three NASA astronauts and two Roscosmos cosmonauts that comprise the Expedition 63 crew are keeping the International Space Station humming with space research. Less than a week into their stay on the orbiting lab, Flight Engineers Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are still orienting themselves with station systems and operations. Meanwhile, the duo is …

  • Crew Opens U.S. Market; Advanced Space Science Continues
    by Mark Garcia on June 2, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    The three NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station rang the NASDAQ opening bell this morning then joined the rest of the Expedition 63 crew for ongoing lab operations. Commander Chris Cassidy kicked off the U.S. financial markets Tuesday morning ringing the NASDAQ opening bell alongside Flight Engineers Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken. The NASA …

  • SpaceX Crew Astronauts Get Used to Space Station
    by Mark Garcia on June 1, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    The International Space Station has two new NASA astronauts after the SpaceX Crew Dragon arrived on Sunday. The newly-expanded Expedition 63 crew will now be ramping up microgravity research in the coming days and weeks. NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are getting up to speed with space station systems and operations on their …

  • Commercial Crew Astronauts Join Expedition 63
    by Norah Moran on May 31, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour have arrived at the International Space Station to join Expedition 63 Commander and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of the Russian space agency Roscosmos. The crew members first opened the hatch between the space station and Dragon …

  • Crew Dragon Docks to Space Station
    by Norah Moran on May 31, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour have arrived at the International Space Station. The Crew Dragon arrived at the station’s Harmony port, docking at 10:16 a.m. EDT while the spacecraft were flying about 262 miles above the northern border of China and Mongolia. Following soft capture, 12 hooks were …

  • Watch Commercial Crew Astronauts Dock to Station
    by Norah Moran on May 31, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    NASA Television and the agency’s website are providing live continuous coverage of NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on their way to the International Space Station. Hurley and Behnkhen received their wake-up call at 4:45 a.m. EDT with the song “Planet Caravan” by Black Sabbath. This morning they shared a …

  • Expedition 63 Waits for Weekend Arrival of SpaceX Crew
    by Mark Garcia on May 28, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    The Expedition 63 crew will wait a few more days to gain two new crewmembers after weather scrubbed the initial launch attempt of the SpaceX Crew Dragon. Meanwhile, the orbiting trio aboard the International Space Station continued focusing on lab operations. Rain and lightning around Kennedy Space Center kept Commercial Crew members Doug Hurley and …

  • Expedition 63 Awaits SpaceX Crew, Unpacks Japanese Cargo
    by Mark Garcia on May 26, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    The Expedition 63 crew is getting ready for the launch and arrival this week of two NASA astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade. This follows Monday morning’s arrival of a Japanese cargo craft that delivered over four tons of food, supplies and experiments to the International Space Station. NASA …