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  • Biology and Physics on Station Today Promote Moon Mission Success in 2024
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    A moonrise from 2016 is photographed from the space station with the Earth’s limb, the atmospheric glow and the aurora below. The six residents aboard the International Space Station kicked off the workweek today exploring microgravity’s long-term impacts on biology and physics. The Expedition 59 crew is also ramping up for a fourth spacewalk at the orbital lab this year. NASA is planning to send men and women to the Moon in 2024 and life science on the station will help flight surgeons keep lunar astronauts healthy. The space physics research will also provide critical insights to engineers designing future spacecraft and habitats for exploration missions. Several dozen mice and their immune systems, which are similar to humans, are being continuously observed in specialized habitats. Flight Engineer Anne McClain tended to the mice today cleaning cages and restocking food in Japan’s Kibo laboratory module. Doctors are testing the hypothesis the immune response decreases... Read more »
  • Another Station Night Pass for Skywatchers in the Eastern United States
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    The well-lit United States east coast from Virginia to Rhode Island is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited above the Atlantic Ocean. Get ready for another International Space Station pass tonight if you live in the eastern United States. Conditions look good for skywatching on a clear night from Florida to Maine. Also, visit https://spotthestation.nasa.gov and find sighting opportunities for your hometown. Check out U.S. sighting times below… Saturday May 18, 2019 9:25 p.m. EDT Tampa, Fla. Atlanta, Ga. Savannah, Ga. Charleston, S.C. 9:26 p.m. EDT Washington, D.C. Raleigh, N.C. Richmond, Va. 9:27 p.m. EDT Baltimore, Md. Philadelphia, Pa. New York City 9:28 p.m. EDT Boston, Mass. 9:29 p.m. EDT Portland, Maine... Read more »
  • Watch the Space Station Fly Over Your Home Town
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    The Gulf and eastern coasts of the United States feature prominently in this well-lit nighttime view of North America. The International Space Station will cross over the United States this weekend from the Gulf Coast to the North Atlantic. Skywatchers along the station’s orbital track from New Orleans, La., to Portland, Maine, can see the orbital lab Friday and Saturday night. More sighting times for these and other American cities are below… Friday May 17, 2019 9:14 p.m. CDT Baton Rouge, La. New Orleans, La. 10:15 p.m. EDT Huntsville, Ala. Tampa, Fla. Atlanta, Ga. Memphis, Tenn. 10:16 p.m. EDT Louisville, Ky. Cincinnati, Ohio 10:17 p.m. EDT Washington, D.C. Columbus, Ohio Pittsburgh, Pa. Burlington, Vt. Charleston, W. Va. 10:18 p.m. EDT Baltimore, Md. Philadelphia, Pa. New York City 10:19 p.m. EDT Boston, Mass. Portland, Maine Saturday May 18, 2019 9:25 p.m. EDT Tampa, Fla. Atlanta, Ga. Savannah, Ga. Charleston, S.C. 9:26 p.m. EDT Washington, D.C. Raleigh, N.C. Richmond, Va. 9:27 p.m. EDT Baltimore, Md. Philadelphia, Pa. New York City 9:28 p.m. EDT Boston, Mass. 9:29 p.m. EDT Portland, Maine Visit https://spotthestation.nasa.gov and find sighting opportunities for your hometown.... Read more »
  • Multitude of Space Biology Research as Crew Looks to Next Spacewalk
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    The Canadarm2 robotic arm with its robotic hand, also known as Dextre, attached for fine-tuned robotics work extends across the frame as the International Space Station orbited 256 miles above the Atlantic Ocean. The SpaceX Dragon resupply ship is pictured at right berthed to the Harmony module. Four Expedition 59 astronauts spent Friday investigating a multitude of space biology phenomena while two cosmonauts continued preparing for an upcoming spacewalk. International Space Station hardware is also ready for return to Earth inside the SpaceX Dragon resupply ship. The crew is exploring how space impacts a variety of microscopic physiological processes today to get humans ready to go to the Moon in 2024. DNA, pathogens and microalgae as well as their benefits and risks to astronauts are just some of the microbiological systems scientists are studying in space. The Bio-Analyzer is a new device from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) being tested aboard the space... Read more »
  • Immunology Research for Crew Health and Computer Spacewalk Training Today
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    NASA astronaut Nick Hague conducts research operations in the Microgravity Sciences Glovebox exploring why pathogens become more virulent in outer space. Critical life science continues apace aboard the International Space Station today helping NASA support human missions to the Moon and beyond. The Expedition 59 crew is also gearing up for another maintenance spacewalk at the end of May. Two NASA astronauts and one Canadian Space Agency astronaut kept up their busy science schedule today with more immunology research in the U.S. Destiny laboratory module. The three flight engineers, Christina Koch, Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques, have been observing how the rodent immune system, which are similar to that in humans, respond to microgravity. Doctors plan to use the results to help keep astronauts healthier in space and treat people on the ground with Earth-bound ailments. Flight Engineer Nick Hague continued his weeklong research to understand why pathogens become more virulent in the... Read more »