• Space Station Mon, 21 May 2018 11:05:34 +0000
    Off The Earth, For The Earth

    • Cygnus In Space, Next Stop Station Mon, 21 May 2018 11:05:34 +0000
      The Cygnus spacecraft’s solar arrays have deployed. See the launch of Cygnus on Instagram The cargo ship will rendezvous with the International Space Station on Thursday, May 24. Expedition 55 Flight Engineer Scott Tingle will grapple the spacecraft at approximately 5:20 a.m. EDT, backed by Ricky Arnold, and Drew Feustel will monitor Cygnus systems during …
    • The Orbital ATK Cygnus Blasts off to Resupply the Station Mon, 21 May 2018 08:59:22 +0000
      Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft lifted off at 4:44 a.m. EDT and is on its way to the International Space Station. At the time of launch, the space station was traveling at an altitude of about 250 miles, over the central south Atlantic. See the launch on Instagram An hour and …
    • Cygnus Rolls Out to Pad Targeting Monday Launch Fri, 18 May 2018 15:10:50 +0000
      The Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo craft that will resupply the Expedition 55 crew on the International Space Station rolled out to its launch pad Thursday night. Cygnus is now targeted to blast off atop the Antares rocket Monday at 4:39 a.m. EDT from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. NASA TV will begin its live broadcast …
    • Captain’s Log – Week 6 on Station Fri, 18 May 2018 14:21:45 +0000
      Crew: Captain Scott ”Maker” Tingle, USN ISS Location: Low Earth Orbit Earth Date: 4 March 2018 Earth Time (GMT): 13:30 I did an interview with some students today, and I was asked a two-part question by one of the students. He asked, “What is the most exciting thing about being in space, and how did …
    • Captain’s Log – Alarms Thu, 17 May 2018 16:52:41 +0000
      Crew: Captain Scott ”Maker” Tingle, USN ISS Location: Low Earth Orbit Earth Date: 27 Jan 2018 Earth Time (GMT): 14:45 The smoke detectors have been setting off alarms. This happens routinely due to dust circulating in the modules, but every alarm is taken seriously. This is the third time that the alarm has sounded while …
    • Captain’s Log – Spacewalking Thu, 17 May 2018 14:57:46 +0000
      Crew: Captain Scott ”Maker” Tingle, USN ISS Location: Low Earth Orbit Earth Date: 23 January 2018 Earth Time (GMT): 22:00 We just finished a 20-hour work day. I spent nearly 11 hours in the spacesuit, and 7 hours and 24 minutes doing a spacewalk. The view was amazing. The changes from day to night, and …
    • Veteran Astronauts Conclude Spacewalk for Thermal Maintenance Wed, 16 May 2018 18:26:10 +0000
      Expedition 55 Flight Engineers Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of NASA completed the fifth spacewalk of this year at 2:10 p.m. EDT, lasting 6 hours, 31 minutes. The two astronauts moved the Pump Flow Control Subassembly (PFCS) from a spare parts platform on the station’s truss to the Dextre robotic arm. The PFCS drives and …
    • Veteran Spacewalkers Begin Excursion for Station Maintenance Wed, 16 May 2018 11:48:18 +0000
      Expedition 55 Flight Engineers Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of NASA switched their spacesuits to battery power at 8:39 a.m. EDT, signifying the official start of today’s planned six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station. Watch the spacewalk live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Feustel is wearing the suit bearing the red stripes, and …
    • Live Spacewalk Coverage Begins Now on NASA TV Wed, 16 May 2018 10:25:46 +0000
      NASA Television has begun coverage of today’s spacewalk, as Expedition 55 Flight Engineers Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of NASA work outside the International Space Station for approximately 6.5 hours. The spacewalk is scheduled to begin at 8:10 a.m. EDT. The objective of today’s spacewalk will be to move a component called a Pump Flow …
    • What Does It Take To Prepare for a Spacewalk? Tue, 15 May 2018 22:46:04 +0000
      The Expedition 55 crew on board the International Space Station has been working hard to prepare for Wednesday’s spacewalk, and they’ll still have a lot of difficult work ahead of them when Flight Engineers Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel head outside the airlock. If you’ve ever wondered what makes spacewalks such a big deal, check …
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