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NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for December 21, 2018 Video in Story

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NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for December 21, 2018.

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


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The Coolest Experiment in the Universe

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Cold Atom Lab

What's the coldest place you can think of? Temperatures on a winter day in Antarctica dip as low as −120ºF (−85ºC). On the dark side of the Moon, they hit −280ºF (−173ºC). But inside NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory on the International Space Station, scientists are creating something even colder.

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 19 December 2018 - Crew Leaves the ISS

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 19 December 2018 - Crew Leaves the ISS Video in Story

NASA Flight Engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor, Expedition 57 Commander Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) and Soyuz commander Sergey Prokopyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos undocked from the International Space Station at 8:40 p.m. EST to begin their trip home.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 18 December 2018 - Change of Command

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 18 December 2018 - Change of Command Video in Story

The Expedition 57 commander handed over control of the International Space Station today in a traditional ceremony. He and two of his crewmates will then head back to Earth Wednesday just in time for the holidays.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 17 December 2018 - Robotic Refueling Mission 3 Installed

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 17 December 2018 - Robotic Refueling Mission 3 Installed Video in Story

Today - Airway Monitoring: Today the crew performed the setup activities for the upcoming Airway Monitoring US Lab (ambient) session.


Earth from Space: Mount Triglav, Slovenia

Earth from Space: Mount Triglav, Slovenia Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Mount Triglav in Slovenia. At 2800 m above sea level, the mountain is the highest in the country and a significant source of national pride, even featuring on the Slovenian coat of arms.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 December 2018 - Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation Installed

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 December 2018 - Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation Installed Video in Story

Today - Molecular Muscle: Crewmembers removed the Molecular Muscle samples from the Kubik-5 facility and inserted the samples into the MELFI-3 (Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS).


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 December 2018 - Three Crew Members Preparing to Leave

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 December 2018 - Three Crew Members Preparing to Leave Video in Story

Half of the Expedition 57 crew is getting ready to depart International Space Station while the other half is getting used to life on orbit. Amidst those preparations, all six space residents are researching what microgravity does to their bodies while keeping the orbital lab in tip-top shape.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 December 2018 - A Little Extra Sleep Today

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 December 2018 - A Little Extra Sleep Today Video in Story

The Expedition 57 crew were allowed to catch a few extra hours of sleep today after a lengthy spacewalk Tuesday by the two cosmonauts on board.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 11 December 2018 - Russian Spacewalk Completed

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 11 December 2018 - Russian Spacewalk Completed Video in Story

Expedition 57 Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos completed a spacewalk lasting 7 hours and 45 minutes.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 10 December 2018 - Preparing for the Russian Spacewalk Tomorrow

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 10 December 2018 - Preparing for the Russian Spacewalk Tomorrow Video in Story

Today - Molecular Muscle: Crewmembers performed sample inserts into the Kubik incubator facility, photography documentation, and a status check of the experiment run.


NIH-funded Tissue Chips Head To The International Space Station

NIH-funded Tissue Chips Head To The International Space Station

When traveling in space, astronauts experience physiological changes normally associated with aging, such as bone loss, muscle deterioration and altered immune systems.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 8 December 2018 - Dragon Docked

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 8 December 2018 - Dragon Docked

Three days after its launch from Florida, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was installed on the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station's Harmony module at 10:36 a.m. EST.


NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for December 7, 2018

NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for December 7, 2018 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 6 December 2018

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 6 December 2018

A Dragon is chasing the International Space Station today to be gracefully captured by a robotic arm early Saturday. The expanded Expedition 57 crew prepared for Dragon's arrival while conducting science, spacesuit checks and a variety of other station activities.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 5 December 2018

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 5 December 2018

Today - SpaceX (SpX)-16 Launch: SpX-16 launched today from Kennedy Space Center at 12:16 PM CT.


SpaceX Launches Hardware to International Space Station

SpaceX Launches Hardware to International Space Station

Experiments in forest observation, protein crystal growth and in-space fuel transfer demonstration are heading to the International Space Station following the launch Wednesday of SpaceX's 16th mission for NASA under the agency's Commercial Resupply Services contract.



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