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. Read full story.
Media are invited to NASAs Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans at 9:30 a.m. CDT Friday, June 28, to view progress on the rocket core stage for the Space Launch Systems Artemis 1 Moon mission. Read full story.
Media are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 2, celebrating the renaming of NASAs Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia, after the West Virginia native and storied NASA icon. Read full story.
Fifty years ago, an unparalleled team of experts in a mission control center at NASAs Johnson Space Center in Houston landed the first humans on the Moon. Media are invited to join NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine for the reopening of this historic and newly-restored facility at 9 a.m. CDT Friday, June 28. Read full story.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will be joined at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday, June 12, by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, and author Margot Lee Shetterly for the renaming of the street in front of NASA Headquarters in Washington E Street SW to Hidden Figures Way. Read full story.
NASA astronaut and Astronaut Office Representative Joe Acaba is seen along with other NASA, Canadian Space Agency and Roscosmos teams as they deploy from Karaganda for the Expedition 59 landing. Read full story.
Satellites love hydrazine a type of space propellant but its toxic to people and extremely difficult to handle. A non-toxic alternative will be put to the test with NASAs Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM), set to launch on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. Read full story.
At 5:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 20, 2019, a 40-foot tall rocket carrying 28 student experiments (measuring acceleration, humidity, pressure, temperature and radiation counts) launched from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Read full story.
Story Time From Space: A crewmember recorded a Story Time From Space session for Newton’s Law Demonstrations. Story Time From Space combines science literacy outreach with simple demonstrations recorded aboard the ISS. Crewmembers read five science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related children’s books in orbit, and complete simple science concept experiments. Crewmembers videotape themselves reading the … Read full story.
Fiber Optic Production (FOP): The crew performed a preform and spool exchange allowing the ground to initiate a print run. The Hardware was then removed from the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) and stowed. The Fiber Optic Production investigation creates optical fibers with high commercial value aboard the ISS using a blend of zirconium, barium, lanthanum, … Read full story.
Materials International Space Station Experiment-11 (MISSE-11): Robotics Ground Controllers swapped MISSE Mission Science Carrier-5 (MSC-5) and MISSE MSC-6 positions. The ground then commanded theElectrodynamic Dust Shield (EDS) hardware located in MSC-6 to an active status and verified full door open/closing capability. MSC-5 which is a passive payload was only able to open its hinge doors … Read full story.
Vascular Echo: The crew performed Blood pressure measurement setup and performed 14 measurements in support of the Vascular Echo study. The Vascular Echo experiment examines changes in blood vessels, and the heart, while the crewmembers are in space, and then follow their recovery on return to Earth. The results could provide insight into potential countermeasures … Read full story.
VECTION: The crew performed a Vection experiment session. The objective of the study is to determine to what extent an astronaut’s ability to visually interpret motion, orientation, and distance may be disrupted in a microgravity environment, and how it may adapt, and how it may be changed upon return to Earth. Multiple experimental time points … Read full story.
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