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  • BEAM Stowage, Medical Procedures Review and Commercial Crew Update
    by Mark Garcia on January 23, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    The Expedition 58 crew opened up the International Space Station’s “closet” today stowing hardware inside the experimental module. The three orbital residents also reviewed medical emergency procedures and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program announced a crew update Tuesday. The Bigelow Experimental Activity Module (BEAM) had its stay extended at the orbital lab in November of 2017. […]

  • Astronaut Health Study and Spacesuit Work Onboard Station
    by Mark Garcia on January 22, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    The three Expedition 58 crew members continued studying today the upward flow of fluids inside astronauts’ bodies caused by living in space. The crew also worked on packing a U.S. cargo craft and servicing U.S. spacesuits at the International Space Station. One easily recognizable symptom of living in space is the “puffy face” astronauts get […]

  • Tech Work and Life Science Ahead of Orbital Boost Today
    by Mark Garcia on January 18, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Satellite and combustion technology are being worked on today aboard the International Space Station. The Expedition 58 crew also studied botany and psychology while the station raised its orbit in a planned reboost maneuver. Anne McClain of NASA installed new SlingShot small satellite deployer gear inside the Cygnus space freighter. SlingShot will deploy small research […]

  • Crew Studies Space-Caused Eye Pressure and Cultural Differences
    by Mark Garcia on January 17, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    The Expedition 58 crew focused again today on studying head and eye pressure changes astronauts experience while living in space. The crew then went on to more science hardware and life support maintenance aboard the International Space Station. Flight Engineers Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques worked throughout Thursday morning researching the upward flow of fluids […]

  • Astronauts Study Head and Eye Pressure, Wearable Body Monitor
    by Mark Garcia on January 16, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Human research took precedence aboard the International Space Station today as the Expedition 58 crew explored how astronauts adapt to living in space. The orbital residents also performed more ordinary roles as computer technicians and plumbers. NASA astronaut Anne McClain is studying today the fluid shifts from an astronaut’s lower body to the upper body […]

  • Station Trio Practices Emergency Before Radiation, Physics Research
    by Mark Garcia on January 15, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    The Expedition 58 crew members started Tuesday with an emergency drill before splitting up for more space research and hardware maintenance. Commander Oleg Kononenko led Flight Engineers Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques through a simulated emergency this morning aboard the International Space Station. The trio practiced communication and coordination with Mission Control Centers in Houston […]

  • Dragon Back on Earth as Crew Revs Up Station Science
    by Mark Garcia on January 14, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is back on Earth after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean Sunday night loaded with critical space research and International Space Station hardware. Four spaceships remain parked at the orbital lab including Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus resupply ship from the United States. Today, the three-member Expedition 58 crew is exploring a […]

  • Dragon Released to Return Science and Supplies Back to Earth
    by Mark Garcia on January 14, 2019 at 12:22 am

    The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft was released from the International Space Station today at 6:33 p.m. EST. Robotics controllers remotely commanded the Canadarm2 robotic arm to let go of the U.S. space freighter sending it on a solo trajectory back to Earth. Astronaut Anne McClain monitored the activities from the cupola and watched Dragon perform […]

  • Station, SpaceX Managers Set Dragon Release For Sunday Afternoon
    by Mark Garcia on January 11, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    To take advantage of calmer sea states in a different location in the Pacific Ocean, SpaceX and the International Space Station Program agreed to move the departure of the SpaceX-CRS-16 Dragon cargo craft from the station from early Sunday morning to late Sunday afternoon, setting up the first night splashdown and recovery of a Dragon […]

  • Dragon’s Return to Earth Delayed, Crew Moves on to Research
    by Mark Garcia on January 10, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft had its stay extended at the International Space Station a few more days. Mission managers observed inclement weather at Dragon’s splashdown site in the Pacific Ocean and decided against Dragon’s return to Earth today. Meanwhile, Dragon’s hatch remains open and the Expedition 58 crew is tending to time-sensitive experiments targeted […]