• Space Station Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:17:40 +0000
    Off The Earth, For The Earth

    • DNA Repairs, Self-Replicating Materials Highlight Thursday’s Research Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:17:40 +0000
      Thursday’s science schedule aboard the International Space Station focused primarily on DNA and physics research including ongoing Earth photography sessions. The Expedition 63 trio also maintained life support gear and packed a Russian cargo ship. The space environment affects a variety of biological and physical phenomena adapted and designed for Earth’s gravity and atmosphere. Organisms …
    • Science Hardware Upkeep All Day on Station Wed, 16 Sep 2020 17:09:01 +0000
      The International Space Station’s advanced microgravity research systems continue to be serviced today ensuring innovative results and insights to benefit humans on and off the Earth. The Kibo lab module from JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) contains an airlock used to transfer science experiments into the vacuum of space. Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy installed …
    • Biology, Physics Hardware and Software Updates During Pilot Studies Tue, 15 Sep 2020 18:40:33 +0000
      The Expedition 63 crew tended to a variety of science hardware Tuesday servicing the gear and updating software that operates the advanced research devices. Fitness tests and ongoing lab maintenance rounded out the schedule aboard the International Space Station. A trio of science facilities supporting physics and biology investigations received hands-on attention throughout the day. …
    • Crew Sets Up Advanced Science Gear, Loads Cargo Ship With Trash Mon, 14 Sep 2020 19:38:16 +0000
      The Expedition 63 crew started the workweek checking out hardware supporting life science, combustion research and ongoing Earth observations. A Russian cargo craft docked to the International Space Station is also being packed with old gear for disposal toward the end of the year. The multitude of microgravity research that takes place every day on …
    • Research into Fluid Dynamics, Astronaut Health and Earth Wraps Up Science-Centered Week Fri, 11 Sep 2020 18:55:38 +0000
      Aboard the International Space Station, a flurry of research activity is underway before the Expedition 63 crew winds down to the weekend, along with essential maintenance tasks to ensure the longevity of the orbiting laboratory. Commander Chris Cassidy crossed off a few housekeeping items, like replacing the carbon dioxide sensor for the Cell Biology Experiment …
    • Space Station Upkeep a Priority as Astrobee Sweeps the Interior Thu, 10 Sep 2020 15:38:54 +0000
      As a free-flying, cube-shaped robot dubbed Astrobee zipped through the International Space Station today, the Expedition 63 trio aboard was occupied with upkeep and experiment maintenance tasks. Astrobee is autonomous, and therefore no additional burden to the busy schedule of Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner. Masterminded to …
    • Scans and Housekeeping Tasks Dominate with an Eye for the Future Wed, 09 Sep 2020 17:27:04 +0000
      The three Expedition 63 crewmates continued working on tasks aboard the International Space Station that will not only extend the outpost beyond its current 20-year tenure maximizing science in space, but also facilitate human travel deeper into the solar system. Commander Chris Cassidy was again in the JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Kibo laboratory module …
    • Studies on the Human Condition Take Flight Along With Piloting Investigation Tue, 08 Sep 2020 19:29:18 +0000
      Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner spent a full day after the holiday weekend on investigations that will help demystify the effects of space on the human body, as well as some routine maintenance tasks to ensure the health of the International Space Station — now …
    • Heart Studies, AC and Plumbing Work Fill Orbital Schedule Thu, 03 Sep 2020 16:59:53 +0000
      The three-person Expedition 63 crew focused its attention today on Japanese science hardware and Russian cardiac studies. The International Space Station trio also serviced air conditioning and plumbing systems. The Kibo laboratory module from JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) enables a multitude of space science taking place both inside and outside the orbital lab. Kibo …
    • Crew Maintains Station Operations and Space Research Wed, 02 Sep 2020 17:13:34 +0000
      The Expedition 63 crew serviced a variety of International Space Station hardware today ensuring research, power and life support systems continue operating in good condition. Heart research and team psychology studies also filled today’s science schedule. Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA wrapped up science rack swap work that he began on Monday. He finished moving …
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