NASA to Provide Coverage of Progress 88 Launch, Space Station Docking – NASA

NASA to Provide Coverage of Progress 88 Launch, Space Station Docking – NASA

NASA will provide live launch and docking coverage of a Roscosmos cargo spacecraft carrying about three tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the Expedition 71 crew aboard the International Space Station. The unpiloted Progress 88 spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 5:43 a.m. EDT (2:43 p.m. Baikonur time) Thursday, May 30, on a Soyuz … Read more

NASA, Mission Partners to Discuss Starliner Crew Flight Test Progress – NASA

NASA, Mission Partners to Discuss Starliner Crew Flight Test Progress – NASA

As NASA, Boeing, and ULA (United Launch Alliance) continue to evaluate a path toward launching the agency’s Boeing Crew Flight Test, they will host a joint media teleconference at 11 a.m. EDT Friday, May 24. The agency is working toward a launch at 12:25 p.m., Saturday, June 1, for the first crewed flight of Boeing’s … Read more

Welcome Back to Planet Earth, Expedition 70 Crew!  – NASA

Welcome Back to Planet Earth, Expedition 70 Crew!  – NASA

On May 16, 2024, a crowd of more than 500 people gathered at Space Center Houston’s IMAX theater for the Expedition 70 crew debrief and awards ceremony. Crew members from NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 and Soyuz MS-24 missions shared reflections from their voyage aboard the International Space Station and bestowed well-deserved recognition upon Johnson Space Center employees and partners … Read more

NASA, Sierra Space Deliver Dream Chaser to Florida for Launch Preparation – NASA

NASA, Sierra Space Deliver Dream Chaser to Florida for Launch Preparation – NASA

As part of NASA’s efforts to expand commercial resupply in low Earth orbit, Sierra Space’s uncrewed spaceplane arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida ahead of its first flight to the International Space Station.  The Dream Chaser spaceplane, named Tenacity, arrived at Kennedy on May 18 inside a climate-controlled transportation container from NASA’s Neil Armstrong … Read more

Astronaut Exercise – NASA

Astronaut Exercise – NASA

Future missions to the Moon and Mars must address many challenges, including preventing loss of bone and muscle tissue in astronauts. Research on the International Space Station is helping to address this challenge. Without Earth’s gravity, both bone and muscle atrophy, or become smaller and weaker. Early on, scientists realized that exercise is a critical … Read more

NASA Names Deputy Station Manager, Operations Integration Manager – NASA

NASA Names Deputy Station Manager, Operations Integration Manager – NASA

NASA selected Dina Contella as the deputy program manager and Bill Spetch as the operations integration manager for the agency’s International Space Station Program, effective Sunday, June 2. “Dina’s depth of experience with the complex and dynamic aspects of the space station mission will be instrumental for leading through future challenges,” said Dana Weigel, program … Read more

Station Science 101 | Research in Microgravity: Higher, Faster, Longer – NASA

Station Science 101 | Research in Microgravity: Higher, Faster, Longer – NASA

The International Space Station provides unique features that enable innovative research, including microgravity, exposure to space, a unique orbit, and hands-on operation by crew members. The space station provides consistent, long-term access to microgravity. Eliminating the effects of Earth’s gravity on experiments is a game-changer across many disciplines, including research on living things and physical … Read more

Arizona, New York Students to Hear from NASA Astronauts Aboard Station – NASA

Arizona, New York Students to Hear from NASA Astronauts Aboard Station – NASA

Students from Arizona and New York will have separate opportunities next week to hear from astronauts aboard the International Space Station. At 12:10 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 14, NASA astronauts Jeanette Epps and Tracy C. Dyson will answer prerecorded student questions from Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Arizona, in partnership with the TRiO … Read more