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Getting "Polar" The Space Fridge Ready For Flight

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Polar

Inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a powered cargo unit (Polar) is ready for late stowage in the Orbital ATK Cygnus pressurized cargo module.


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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 27 March 2017 - Getting Ready for the New International Docking Adapter-3 Video in Story

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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 27 March 2017 - Spacewalk Hi-Res Video Available.

The Pressurized Mating Adapter-3 (PMA-3) was robotically removed Sunday from the Tranquility module and attached to the Harmony module after being prepared during a successful spacewalk Friday. A second spacewalk is scheduled for Thursday at 8 a.m. EDT to finalize the PMA-3 cable connections on Harmony.

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 24 March 2017 - Spacewalk Complete

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 24 March 2017 - Spacewalk Complete Video in Story

Today: US Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #40: EV1 Kimbrough and EV2 Pesquet completed the following tasks during today's 6 hour 34 minute External (EXT) Enhanced Processor and Integrated Communications (EPIC) Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Lube EVA. FE-6 Whitson provided Intravehicular (IV) Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) support.


NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - 24 March 2017

NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - 24 March 2017 Video in Story

NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.


NASA Space Station Spacewalk Update 24 March 2017 - Spacewalkers Successfully Complete Primary Tasks

NASA Space Station Spacewalk Update 24 March 2017 - Spacewalkers Successfully Complete Primary Tasks Video in Story

Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency concluded their spacewalk at 1:58 p.m. EDT.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 March 2017 - 40th U.S. Spacewalk on Tap

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 March 2017 - 40th U.S. Spacewalk on Tap Video in Story

Two astronauts are getting the Quest airlock and their equipment ready for a Friday morning spacewalk. The cosmonauts continued their human research program today exploring the various affects of living in space.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 22 March 2017 - Orbital ATK CRS-7 Launch Postponed

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 22 March 2017 - Orbital ATK CRS-7 Launch Postponed Video in Story

The astronauts took a break from spacewalk preparations today and checked out an expandable module and worked on science freezers. The crew also continued its human research program exploring space nutrition and the effects of microgravity on metabolism and the immune system.c


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 21 March 2017 - Preparations Underway or Friday Spacewalk

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 21 March 2017 - Preparations Underway or Friday Spacewalk Video in Story

Three astronauts are preparing for a Friday morning spacewalk to upgrade and maintain the International Space Station's external systems. The three cosmonauts stayed focused today on their set of Russian space experiments and life support work.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 18 March 2017  - Dragon Prepares to Leave the ISS

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 18 March 2017 - Dragon Prepares to Leave the ISS

Today - Dragon SpaceX (SpX)-10 Unberth: The crew packed critical items and egressed the vehicle in preparation for Dragon departure.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 17 March 2017 - Dealing with TDRS 275 Communications Issues

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 17 March 2017 - Dealing with TDRS 275 Communications Issues Video in Story

Today - Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) 275 Failure: On Wednesday evening, White Sands Facility reported a timeout of the 275 satellite. This resulted in a loss of both S-band and Ku-band communications.


SpaceX Dragon Leaves the ISS

SpaceX Dragon Leaves the ISS Video in Story

The U.S. commercial SpaceX Dragon cargo craft was released from the International Space Station's Canadarm2 robotic arm in the early hours of March 19, after spending more than three weeks at the orbital outpost.


NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - 17 March 2017

NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - 17 March 2017 Video in Story

NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 16 March 2017

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 16 March 2017

Today - Rodent Research (RR) Habitat Stow: Following Tuesday's completion of operations, today the crew stowed the RR habitats. The habitats were cleaned and sealed prior to their next use, planned for RR-5 scheduled for SpX-11.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 15 March 2017 - NanoRacks Module 9 Operations

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 15 March 2017 - NanoRacks Module 9 Operations Video in Story

Today - Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Overnight, the Robotics Ground Controllers unstowed the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) Payload from the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Enhanced Orbit Replaceable Unit (ORU) Temporary Platform (EOTP).


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 March 2017 - Mobile Servicing System Hard at Work

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 March 2017 - Mobile Servicing System Hard at Work

Today - 2A Direct Current to Direct Current Converter Unit (DDCU) Trips: Today, all of the DDCUs on the 2A power bus tripped off simultaneously due to a bus undervoltage. This included DDCU 2A, DDCU LA2A, DDCU N2P2A, and DDCU N32A. The trip of DDCU 2A removed power from the 2A Pump Flow Control Subassembly (PFCS).


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 March 2017

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 March 2017

Today - Rodent Research-4: Over the weekend and continuing today, the crew performed Rodent Research operations, in coordination with ground specialists, collecting samples and stowing them in Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for return on SpX-10.


Preparing Plants Seeds For Space Station Research

Preparing Plants Seeds For Space Station Research

Dr. Oscar Monje, a research scientist, packs a growing substrate called arcillite in the science carrier, or base, of the Advanced Plant Habitat (APH) inside a laboratory at the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.



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