NASA ISS

  • Payloads: Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Media Take Part 2: Using a JAXA camcorder, the crew participated in a live interview and recorded a session to discuss several subjects. The JAXA Public Relations Activity (JAXA EPO) includes conducting cultural activities such as writing reports about and filming video of activities aboard the ISS. These tools […]
  • Payloads: Nanoracks Module-9: Several photos were taken of the Nanoracks Module-9 hardware while in the Cupola area. NanoRacks Module-9 consists of multiple student experiments in individual Mixture Tubes all housed within a NanoRacks Module container.  Some experiments require crew interaction to remove clamps in order to mix materials to activate and/or deactivate the experiments. The […]
  • RS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #55: During today’s EVA, FE-4 Sergey Prokopyev (EV1) and FE-5 Dmitry Petelin (EV2) performed a multitude of tasks including preparation of a radiator and an airlock for installation on the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module (MLM). The MRM2 hatch opened at 8:41 AM CT. The following tasks were completed: Installation of STRELA adapter […]
  • Payloads: Snowcone Cloud Edge Compute Demonstration (Snowcone): To meet yearly certification requirements and prepare for later science operations, the Snowcone science hardware was powered on, appropriate files were loaded, and the system checked out.  Snowcone demonstrates technology to screen astronaut images and identify those that may contain sensitive information not for public release.  The technology […]
  • USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #81 (1B IROSA Prep): Today, Josh Cassada (EV1) and Frank Rubio (EV2) performed the 1B ISS Roll Out Solar Array (IROSA) Prep EVA. Hatch opening occurred at 8:13 AM CT. The main goal of this EVA was to route cables on both the 3A and 1B Mod kits and install the […]
  • Payloads: Cellbox-3: Two Cellbox-3 Spheroid Aggregation and Viability in Space (SHAPE) experiment containers (ECs) were removed from the Space Technology and Advanced Research Systems-1 (STaARS-1) experiment facility and placed into Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) +4° C cold stowage. Cellbox-3 contains two experiments that investigate cell behavior in microgravity, forming 3D structures that […]
  • Payloads: Antioxidant Protection: Experiment Containers were installed into Kubik-5. The PROtection MEdiated by antioxidant nanoTEchnOlogy against neuronal damage in space (PROMETEO) (Antioxidant Protection) investigation proposes the use of biocompatible and biodegradable polydopamine-based nanoparticles to provide antioxidant protection to neurons undergoing exposure to altered gravity and cosmic radiation. Cellbox-3: Cellbox-3 Experiment Containers were installed into the […]
  • Cygnus NG-18 Arrival: At 4:21 AM CT this morning, the crew successfully captured Cygnus NG-18 using the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS). Cygnus was installed at the Node 1 Nadir port, and bolt loading was completed at 7:55 AM CT. An external survey of the vehicle was performed by the ground prior to berth […]
  • Cygnus NG-18 Status: Yesterday, solar array wing #2 on NG-18 did not deploy. Troubleshooting attempts to deploy the array have been unsuccessful; however, teams have determined the configuration is acceptable for loads and concurred to proceed towards nominal rendezvous with the ISS tomorrow morning at 4:05 AM CT. Ground teams are assessing potential updates to […]
  • Cygnus NG-18 Launch: At 4:32 AM CT today, Cygnus NG-18 launched from the Wallops Flight Facility on an Antares 230+ rocket. NG-18 is scheduled to be captured by the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) at 4:05 AM CT on Wednesday, November 9th. NG-18 is transporting important science experiments, equipment, and crew provisions to the […]