NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.
Today: Russian ExtraVehicular Activity (EVA) 45: Yesterday, Artemyev (EV1) and Prokopev (EV2) exited the Docking Compartment (DC)1 at 11:17 AM CDT and completed Russia EVA #45 with a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 7 hours and 46 minutes.
Expedition 56 Flight Engineer Ricky Arnold prepares amplified DNA collected from microbes living aboard the International Space Station for sequencing using the Biomolecule Sequencer.
NASA's Opportunity rover has been silent since June 10, when a planet-encircling dust storm cut off solar power for the nearly-15-year-old rover.
MIT scientists have uncovered a sprawling new galaxy cluster hiding in plain sight.
The fully-formed eye of Hurricane Hector is clearly visible from the International Space Station as the orbital complex flew 250 miles above the Pacific Ocean southeast of the Hawaiian island chain.
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