• Space Station Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:46:22 +0000
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    • Human Research and Spacewalk Computer Training on Orbital Lab Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:46:22 +0000
      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 Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:19:09 +0000
      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 Fri, 15 Mar 2019 03:23:50 +0000
      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 Fri, 15 Mar 2019 01:15:07 +0000
      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 Thu, 14 Mar 2019 19:34:36 +0000
      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 Thu, 14 Mar 2019 18:06:39 +0000
      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 Thu, 14 Mar 2019 17:19:09 +0000
      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 Wed, 13 Mar 2019 20:03:28 +0000
      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 Tue, 12 Mar 2019 19:16:48 +0000
      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 …
    • Station Crews Take a Breather in Anticipation of Launch on March 14 Mon, 11 Mar 2019 19:03:11 +0000
      This Monday, the Expedition 58 crew is taking a well-deserved break after a busy week prior wrapping up SpaceX’s inaugural flight of Crew Dragon to the International Space Station during Demonstration Mission-1, an uncrewed flight test. The vehicle departed station for a splashdown off the Florida Space Coast at 8:45 a.m. EST Friday, bringing NASA …
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