• Space Station Tue, 25 Jun 2019 04:57:38 +0000
    Off The Earth, For The Earth

    • Three Station Residents Back on Earth After 204 Days in Space Tue, 25 Jun 2019 04:57:38 +0000
      NASA astronaut Anne McClain and two of her Expedition 59 crewmates returned to Earth from the International Space Station Monday, landing safely in Kazakhstan at 10:47 p.m. EDT (8:47 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, local time) after months of science and four spacewalks aboard the microgravity laboratory. McClain, Expedition 59/Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of the Russian …
    • Expedition 59 Trio Leaves Station for Ride to Earth Mon, 24 Jun 2019 23:31:56 +0000
      NASA Flight Engineer Anne McClain, Expedition 59/Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency undocked from the International Space Station at 7:25 p.m. EDT to begin their trip home. Deorbit burn is scheduled for approximately 9:55 p.m., with landing in Kazakhstan targeted for 10:48 p.m. …
    • Departing Trio Boards Soyuz Crew Ship for Undocking Mon, 24 Jun 2019 20:18:56 +0000
      At 4:15 p.m. EDT, the hatch closed between the Soyuz spacecraft and the International Space Station in preparation for undocking. NASA Flight Engineer Anne McClain, Expedition 59/Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency are scheduled to undock their Soyuz at 7:25 p.m. NASA Television …
    • NASA TV Broadcasts Earth-bound Trio Saying Farewell to Crewmates Mon, 24 Jun 2019 19:33:05 +0000
      Three people who have been living in space for a 204-day mission conducting science and maintenance aboard the International Space Station are set for return to Earth at 10:48 p.m. EDT Monday, June 24. Coverage of the farewell and hatch closure is now underway on NASA TV and the agency’s website. Hatch closure is expected …
    • Virtual Reality Filming, Final Tests Before Crew Splits Up Monday Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:38:27 +0000
      The Expedition 59 crew is going into the weekend preparing to split up on Monday amidst an array of ongoing human research. The orbital residents are also working on power upgrades and filming a virtual reality experience today. Astronauts Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques are in their final weekend aboard the International Space Station. They …
    • Station Trio Reviews Landing Procedures During Human, Physics Research Thu, 20 Jun 2019 17:01:55 +0000
      Three Expedition 59 crewmembers are reviewing the procedures they will use on their way to Earth after undocking from the International Space Station early next week. In the midst of the departure preparations, the six orbital residents also had time set aside for biomedical science and physics research aboard the orbiting lab. Commander Oleg Kononenko …
    • Alzheimer’s Research and Homecoming Packing Aboard Lab Today Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:25:05 +0000
      Three Expedition 59 crewmembers are less than one week away from completing their 204-day mission aboard the International Space Station. In the meantime, space research continues into advanced life support systems and nanoparticle therapies for Alzheimer’s disease. Astronauts Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques collected and stowed their biological samples for the Probiotics human research experiment …
    • Biomedicine and Physics Research During Crew Departure Preps Today Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:03:25 +0000
      Biomedicine and physics topped the research schedule aboard the International Space Station today. The Expedition 59 crew also checked out U.S. spacesuits while preparing a Russian crew ship for return to Earth next week. NASA is preparing for human missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. The astronauts aboard the orbiting lab are helping scientists …
    • Final Week for Station Trio as Science Continues Unabated Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:55:41 +0000
      Three Expedition 59 crewmembers are beginning their final week aboard the International Space Station and readying their spacesuits and Soyuz crew ship for the return to Earth. The orbital residents also continued a variety of human research activities amidst the deployment of tiny satellites today. Flight Engineers Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques are set to …
    • Today’s Advanced Research Goes From Free-flying Robots to Anti-Gravity Pants Fri, 14 Jun 2019 16:09:36 +0000
      Robotics, combustion and human research were the primary focus of today’s science schedule aboard the International Space Station. The Expedition 59 crewmembers also checked out U.S. spacesuits and specialized pants designed to counteract some of the effects of living in microgravity. Astrobee, a tiny cube-shaped free-flying robotic assistant, is being tested aboard the orbital lab …
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