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Sept. 29, 2015

M15-144 

NASA TV to Air Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the next launch and docking of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft, Progress 61, to resupply the International Space Station Thursday, Oct. 1. NASA TV coverage will begin at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

ISS Progress 61 is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:49 p.m. EDT (10:49 p.m. Baikonur time) on a fast-track, four-orbit journey to the orbital outpost.

Loaded with more than three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 45 crew, the new Progress is scheduled to automatically link up to the rear port of the Zvezda service module about six hours after launch at 6:54 p.m. NASA TV coverage of rendezvous and docking will begin at 6:15 p.m.

The Progress will spend two months at the station before departing in early December for its deorbit into Earth’s atmosphere where it will burn up with a load of station trash over the Pacific Ocean.

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Cheryl Warner
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
cheryl.m.warner@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov

Last Updated: Sept. 29, 2015

Editor: Gina Anderson

Tags:  International Space Station,

Benefits to You

Sept. 22, 2015

15-191

NASA’s 'Space to Ground' to be Released in Spanish During National Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, NASA is releasing four Spanish-language episodes of its weekly web series “Space to Ground.”

Titled “Espacio a Tierra,” the Spanish-language videos will provide a weekly look at the events taking place aboard the International Space Station. Each will be available in high definition on Mondays beginning today and ending Oct. 12.

These efforts are part of NASA’s Commitment to Action for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary.

“Space to Ground” is a short wrap-up of the week's activities aboard the space station that showcases the diversity of activities taking place aboard the world’s only orbiting laboratory. The videos are posted to the agency's social media accounts and encourage the public to follow along and engage with NASA’s work off the Earth that benefits those of us living on the Earth.

The International Space Station is a convergence of science, technology and human innovation that enables us to demonstrate new technologies and make research breakthroughs not possible on Earth. It has been continuously occupied since November 2000 and, since then, has been visited by more than 200 people and a variety of international and commercial spacecraft. The space station remains the springboard to NASA's next giant leap in exploration, including future missions to an asteroid and Mars.

To learn more about the White House Initiative, visit:

http://www.ed.gov/hispanicinitiative/

To watch the first episode of “Espacio a Tierra,” visit:

http://go.nasa.gov/1Kv4pzO

For the complete catalog and future episodes, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/spacetoground

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Kathryn Hambleton
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
kathryn.hambleton@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov 

Last Updated: Sept. 22, 2015

Editor: Gina Anderson

Tags:  Benefits to You, International Space Station,

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Sept. 9, 2015

M15-136

NASA Television to Broadcast Friday Return of Space Station Crew

Three International Space Station crew members are set to return aboard the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft, which has been docked to the station since March.

Credits: NASA

Three crew members aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to leave the orbiting laboratory and return to Earth Friday, Sept. 11. NASA Television will provide complete coverage of their departure and landing.

Expedition 44 commander Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and visiting crew members Andres Mogensen of ESA (European Space Agency) and Aidyn Aimbetov of the Kazakh Space Agency will undock their Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft from the space station at 5:29 p.m. EDT and land in Kazakhstan at 8:51 p.m. (6:51 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, Kazakhstan time).

Activities and NASA TV coverage times, all Eastern, are as follows:

·         1:45 p.m. -- Farewell and hatch closure coverage (hatch closure scheduled for 2 p.m.)

·         5 p.m. -- Undocking coverage (undocking scheduled for 5:29 p.m.)

·         7:30 p.m. -- Deorbit burn and landing coverage (deorbit burn scheduled for 7:59 p.m., with landing at 8:51 p.m.)

·         10 p.m. -- Video file of hatch closure, undocking and landing activities

The three crew members’ return will wrap up 168 days in space for Padalka since launching from Kazakhstan in March. Mogensen and Aimbetov spent 10 days in space, arriving at the station Sept. 4 with Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos. The trio delivered a new Soyuz spacecraft that will return NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos at the end of their one-year mission next March, along with Volkov.

With landing, Padalka will have logged a record 879 days in space on five flights, more than two months longer than cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, the previous record holder.

At the time of undocking, Expedition 45 will formally begin aboard the station under Kelly’s command, along with crew mates Kornienko, NASA’s Kjell Lindgren, Russian cosmonauts Volkov and Oleg Kononenko and Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Expedition 45 will continue research and operational support of the station as it passes through the 15th anniversary of a permanent human presence on the laboratory that will be marked on Nov. 2.

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Tabatha Thompson
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
tabatha.t.thompson@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov

Last Updated: Sept. 10, 2015

Editor: Karen Northon

Tags:  Expedition 44, International Space Station,

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Space Station

Aug. 11, 2015

M15-121

Space Station Cargo Ship Departure to Air on NASA TV

The Russian Progress 58 cargo craft delivered several tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station on Feb. 17, 2015 and is set to undock and burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere on re-entry Aug. 14, 2015.

Credits: NASA

NASA Television will broadcast live the departure of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, Aug. 14.

ISS Progress 58 arrived at the orbiting laboratory in February and will undock from the rear port of the Zvezda Service Module at 6:19 a.m. EDT. NASA TV coverage of the undocking will begin at 6 a.m.

Several hours after it undocks, the Progress will be deorbited by Russian flight controllers to burn up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean.

Progress 58 launched to the station on Feb. 17, and arrived six hours later carrying more than three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the station residents.

The undocking will clear the Zvezda docking port for the relocation of the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft on Aug. 28. Expedition 44 Commander Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineers Scott Kelly of NASA and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos will move their Soyuz from the Poisk module to the Zvezda docking port. The relocation will enable delivery of a new Soyuz to the station on Sept. 2, which will bring Kelly and Kornienko home next March to conclude their one-year mission.

The next Russian Progress resupply ship will launch to the station on Oct. 1.

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Tabatha Thompson
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
tabatha.t.thompson@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov

Last Updated: Aug. 12, 2015

Editor: Gina Anderson

Tags:  International Space Station,

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July 23, 2015

15-155

Launch, Docking Returns International Space Station Crew to Full Strength

The Soyuz TMA-17M rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 EDT (Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Baikonur) carrying Expedition 44 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren of NASA, and Flight Engineer Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) into orbit to begin their five month mission on the International Space Station.

Credits: NASA/A. Gemignani

Expedition 44 Flight Engineer Kimiya Yui, of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, top; Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren of NASA, center, and Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency, bottom, wave farewell prior to boarding the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft for launch, Wednesday, July 22, 2015 EDT (Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Baikonur) at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Kononenko, Lindgren, and Yui will spend the next five months aboard the International Space Station.

Credits: NASA/A. Gemignani

NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren aboard the Soyuz spacecraft Wednesday, July 22, 2015 EDT (Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Baikonur) on his way to a five-month stay on the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Credits: NASA TV

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan have arrived at the International Space Station to continue important research that advances NASA's journey to Mars while making discoveries that can benefit all of humanity.

NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Kimiya Yui launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:02 p.m. EDT Wednesday (3:02 a.m., Thursday, July 23 in Baikonur) and docked at the station at 10:45 p.m., after orbiting Earth four times. Hatches between the two spacecraft will open at about 12:25 a.m. Thursday, July 23.

The arrival of Lindgren, Kononenko and Yui returns the station's crew complement to six. The three join Expedition 44 commander Gennady Padalka of Roscosmos and flight engineers Scott Kelly of NASA and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos, who have been aboard the complex since March 27. During more than five months on humanity’s only microgravity laboratory, the Expedition 44 crew members will conduct more than 250 science investigations in fields such as biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences, and technology development.

Lindgren, Kononenko and Yui will remain aboard the station until late December. The station will host nine crew members for 10 days in September during a Soyuz taxi flight that includes Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov and Denmark’s first astronaut Andreas Mogensen of the European Space Agency. At the end of the handover, Mogensen and Padalka will return to Earth in the Soyuz launched in March, leaving Kelly in command of Expedition 45.

Shortly thereafter on Sept. 15, Kelly and Kornienko will reach the halfway point of their one-year mission to advance understanding of the medical and psychological challenges astronauts face during long duration spaceflight, in addition to developing countermeasures that would reverse those effects. The pair will return to Earth in March 2016 after 342 cumulative days living in space.

Expedition 44 crew members are expected to be the first to harvest and eat crops grown aboard the station, another necessary advance for astronauts traveling on deep space missions. Astronauts will be allowed to eat half of the second crop of lettuce in the Veggie investigation, freezing the other half for a return to Earth where scientists will analyze the plants and compare them to a control set grown at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

While a favorite pastime for astronauts aboard the station is photography, these crew members will take moon imagery that also will help calibrate navigation software on the Orion spacecraft. Crew members will photograph the moon’s phases during one 29-day cycle, providing images of varying brightness to calibrate Orion’s camera software to guide the spacecraft in case its transponder-based navigation capability is lost.

Ongoing research on the station also includes the Observation and Analysis of Smectic Islands in Space (OASIS) study to examine the behavior of liquid crystals in microgravity. This investigation may shine light on how microgravity affects the ability of liquid crystals to act like both a liquid and a solid. Liquid crystals are used in television and laptop screens, watches and clocks, and a variety of other electronics with flat panel displays. Studying them in microgravity may help researchers design better liquid crystal display devices on Earth. Engineers also could use certain types of liquid crystals in small screens applied directly to the face shields in future space helmets, enabling astronauts to easily view the small screens and read important information during a spacewalk.

The crew members also are scheduled to receive several cargo spacecraft – including the fifth Japanese HTV resupply flight and two Russian Progress resupply missions – each delivering tons of food, fuel, supplies and research. Russian crew members are scheduled to conduct a spacewalk for station maintenance and upgrades in August.

The International Space Station is a convergence of science, technology and human innovation that enables us to demonstrate new technologies and make research breakthroughs not possible on Earth. It has been continuously occupied since November 2000 and, since then, has been visited by more than 200 people and a variety of international and commercial spacecraft. The space station remains the springboard to NASA's next giant leap in exploration, including future missions to an asteroid and Mars.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

To follow activities on orbit, visit the space station Facebook page at:

 http://www.facebook.com/ISS

Follow the crew members and the station on Twitter at:

http://www.twitter.com/nasa_astronauts

and

http://www.twitter.com/Space_Station

Follow the station on Instagram at:

https://instagram.com/iss/

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Stephanie Schierholz
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
stephanie.schierholz@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov

Last Updated: July 31, 2015

Editor: Karen Northon

Tags:  Expedition 44, International Space Station,

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June 11, 2015

15-120

Expedition 43 Crew Departs Space Station, Lands Safely in Kazakhstan

Expedition 43 Commander Terry Virts of NASA, Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency) touched down at 9:44 a.m. EDT (7:44 p.m., Kazakh time), southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan.

Credits: NASA TV

Three crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) returned to Earth Thursday after a 199-day mission that included several spacewalks, technology demonstrations, and hundreds of scientific experiments spanning multiple disciplines, including human and plant biology.

Expedition 43 Commander Terry Virts of NASA, Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency) touched down at 9:44 a.m. EDT (7:44 p.m., Kazakh time), southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan.

During their time aboard the orbiting laboratory, the crew members participated in a variety of research activities focusing on the effects of microgravity on cells, Earth observation, physical science, and biological and molecular science. Their research included the start of a one-year study into human health management over long-duration space travel with the March arrival of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Roscosmos cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko – the One-Year Crew.

The Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 43 commander Terry Virts of NASA, cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from European Space Agency (ESA) near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday, June 11, 2015.

Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls

team members welcomed three cargo spacecraft during their stay on station. one Russian ISS Progress cargo vehicle docked to the station in February carrying tons of supplies, and Virts assisted with grapple and connection of two SpaceX Dragon deliveries in January and April -- the company's fifth and sixth NASA-contracted commercial resupply missions.

In preparation for the arrival of U.S. commercial crew vehicles, Virts ventured outside the station for three planned spacewalks to make adjustments for new International Docking Adapters (IDA) that can accommodate the spacecraft. The first IDA is scheduled to arrive on SpaceX’s seventh commercial resupply flight later this month.

The crew also had the opportunity to participate in the demonstration of new, cutting-edge technologies such as the Synthetic Muscle experiment, a test of a new polymer that contracts and expands similar to real muscle. This technology has the potential for future use on robots, enabling them to perform tasks that require considerable dexterity but are too dangerous to be performed by humans in space.

The crew engaged in a number of biological studies, including one investigation to better understand the risks of in-flight infections and another studying the effects microgravity has on bone health during long-duration spaceflight. The Micro-5 study used a small roundworm and a microbe that causes food poisoning in humans to study the risk of infectious diseases in space, which is critical for ensuring crew health, safety and performance during long-duration missions. The Osteo-4 study investigated bone loss in space, which has applications not only for astronauts on long-duration missions, but also for people on Earth affected by osteoporosis and other bone disorders.

The returning crew members will celebrate individual milestones in their space exploration careers. With the completion of his second mission, Virts now has spent 212 days in space. Shkaplerov, having completed his second long-duration mission on the station, has spent 364 days in space. Cristoforetti set a new record for single mission duration by a female astronaut with 199 days in space on her first flight, surpassing NASA astronaut Suni Williams’ previous record of 195 days as a flight engineer on Expeditions 14 and 15 from December 2006 to June 2007.

Expedition 44 now is operating the station with Roscosmos’ Gennady Padalka in command. Flight Engineers Scott Kelly of NASA and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos, are continuing station research and operations until three new crewmates arrive. Kelly and Kornienko are on the first joint U.S.-Russian one-year mission, an important stepping stone on NASA’s journey to Mars.

NASA’s Kjell Lindgren, Roscosmos’ Oleg Kononenko and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Kimiya Yui are scheduled to launch from Kazakhstan in late July.

For more information on the International Space Station and its crews, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

For b-roll and other media resources, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/stationnews

For breaking news and features, follow the station on Twitter using @Space_Station. on Monday, June 15 at 5 p.m., the account and @usairforce will send a link for a live Periscope event the U.S. Air Force is hosting, enabling Virts to continue to tell the world about his mission now that he is back on Earth.

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Kathryn Hambleton
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
kathryn.hambleton@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov

Last Updated: July 31, 2015

Editor: Karen Northon

Tags:  Expedition 43, International Space Station,

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April 22, 2015

M15-063

NASA TV Coverage Set for Space Station Cargo Ship Activities

Progress 57, which arrived at the ISS in October 2014, will undock and depart the station on Sunday, April 26.

Credits: NASA TV

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the departure of one cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station (ISS) and the arrival of another this month.

The ISS Progress 57 cargo ship departs the station Saturday, April 25. NASA TV coverage of the undocking will begin at 2:15 a.m. EDT. The Russian resupply ship, which arrived at the orbital laboratory last October, will undock from the Pirs Docking Compartment at 2:40 a.m. After it undocks, the spacecraft will move to a safe distance from the station until it is deorbited on Sunday, April 26.

Progress 59 will launch and dock to the station Tuesday, April 28 with almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the station's Expedition 43 crew.

NASA TV will begin at 2:45 a.m. The spacecraft will launch at 3:09 a.m. (1:09 p.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, make a four-orbit, six-hour trip to the space station and dock at 9:07 a.m. Docking coverage will begin at 8:30 a.m.

The NASA Television schedule is available at:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Stephanie Schierholz
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
stephanie.schierholz@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov

Last Updated: July 31, 2015

Editor: Sarah Ramsey

Tags:  International Space Station,

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March 4, 2015

M15-037

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Available for Interviews before one-Year Space Station Mission

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who is making final preparations for his launch this month to spend a year living and working on the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 5:30 to 7 a.m. EDT Monday, March 9.

Kelly will participate from Moscow as he completes the final weeks of his training. The interviews will be preceded at 5 a.m. by a video on NASA Television highlighting his mission training and previous spaceflights.

To schedule an interview, reporters should contact Seth Marcantel at 281-792-7515 no later than 2 p.m. Friday, March 6. Media participating in the live shots must tune to NTV-3. Satellite tuning information is available at:

http://go.nasa.gov/1pOWUhR

Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will spend a year on the space station to better understand how the human body reacts and adapts to the harsh environment of space. Data from the expedition will be used to determine whether there are ways to further reduce the risks on future long-duration missions to an asteroid and eventually Mars.

The crew will support several hundred experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard the orbiting laboratory. Data and samples will be collected throughout the year from a series of studies involving Scott and his twin brother, former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly. The studies will compare data from the genetically identical Kelly brothers to identify any subtle changes caused by spaceflight.

Kelly, Kornienko and cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, also of Roscosmos, will launch to the station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft at 3:42 p.m. EDT on March 27 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The three will join Expedition 43 Commander Terry Virts of NASA, Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency) and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos. Kelly and Kornienko will remain aboard the space station until March 2016.

Kelly was born in Orange, New Jersey, and earned degrees from the State University of New York Maritime College and the University of Tennessee. Kelly, a retired U.S. Navy captain, has accumulated more than 8,000 flight hours in more than 40 different aircraft. He was selected as an astronaut in 1996 and piloted space shuttle Discovery during the STS-103 mission in 1999 and served as commander for the STS-118 mission in 2007. He went on to serve as Expedition 26 commander for his first long-duration space station mission in 2010. He has spent nearly 180 days in space.

Kelly’s official biography is available at:

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/kellysj.html

Follow Kelly on social media at:

https://twitter.com/stationcdrkelly

or

http://instagram.com/stationcdrkelly

For information about the one-year mission on the International Space Station, visit:

http://go.nasa.gov/1zACDLM

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Rachel Kraft
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
rachel.h.kraft@nasa.gov

Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
nicole.cloutier-1@nasa.gov

Last Updated: July 31, 2015

Editor: Karen Northon

Tags:  Expedition 43, Expedition 44, Expedition 45, Expedition 46, International Space Station, One-Year Crew,

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Feb. 11, 2015

15-019

Critical NASA Science Returns to Earth aboard SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean about 7:44 p.m. EST Tuesday 259 miles southwest of Long Beach, California, with nearly 3,700 pounds of NASA cargo, science and first-of-its-kind technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station.

The Dragon spacecraft will be taken by ship to Long Beach, where some cargo will be removed and returned to NASA. Dragon will then be prepared for a return trip to SpaceX's test facility in McGregor, Texas, for processing.

"The ability to resupply and return this critical research continues to be an invaluable asset for the researchers here on Earth using the International Space Station as their laboratory in orbit," said Kirt Costello, deputy chief scientist for the International Space Station Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Flight controllers in the Mission Control Center at Johnson robotically positioned Dragon safely away from its docking port earlier Tuesday, where it was released for its deorbit maneuver, sending it on its way to a parachute-assisted splashdown.

Among the returned investigations were printed parts and hardware from the first technology demonstration of 3-D printing in space. The 3-D printer demonstration used relatively low-temperature plastic feedstock on the space station. The test phase ended with a printed ratchet wrench made with a design file transmitted from Earth to the printer.

"Experiments like 3-D printing in space demonstrate important capabilities that allow NASA and humanity to proceed farther on the journey to Mars,” Costello said. “Other investigations such as those focused on protein crystal growth take advantage of the unique microgravity environment and offer us new avenues to investigate troubling diseases back on Earth."

Dragon also returned samples, hardware and data from several biology and biotechnology studies performed on the station. The Advancing Membrane Protein Crystallization by Using Microgravity investigation explored the production of high-quality crystals of the cystic fibrosis protein and other closely related proteins. Because many medically relevant proteins are difficult to crystalize on Earth, researchers attempt to grow them in space to help determine their shape and structure with the hope of improving drug therapies for cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system.

Samples from the Advanced Plant Experiments 03-1 will help scientists better understand the effects of microgravity on the development of roots and cells on plant seedlings. Researchers will conduct a detailed analysis of the returned plant samples to determine the molecular and genetic mechanisms that control plant development in microgravity. With this knowledge, scientists may be able to improve agricultural and bioenergy research on Earth, leading to crops that use resources more efficiently.

Dragon is the only space station resupply spacecraft able to return a significant amount of cargo to Earth. The spacecraft lifted off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Jan. 10 carrying more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and elements to support 256 scientific investigations and arrived at the orbiting complex two days later on Jan. 12. The mission was the fifth of at least 12 cargo resupply trips SpaceX will make to the orbiting outpost through 2016 under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract.

The International Space Station is a convergence of science, technology and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and makes research breakthroughs not possible on Earth. The space station has been occupied continuously since November 2000. In that time, more than 200 people and a variety of international and commercial spacecraft have visited the orbiting laboratory. The space station remains the springboard to NASA's next great leap in exploration, including future missions to an asteroid and Mars.

For more information about SpaceX's mission to the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/spacex

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Joshua Buck
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
jbuck@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov

Last Updated: July 31, 2015

Editor: Karen Northon

Tags:  Commercial Resupply, International Space Station,

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Feb. 10, 2015

15-017

NASA, Space Station Partners Announce Future Mission Crew Members

(Top left to bottom right) Expedition 48: Jeff Williams, NASA, Alexey Ovchinin, Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and Oleg Skripochka, Roscosmos. Expedition 48/49: Kate Rubins, NASA, Anatoly Ivanishin, Roscosmos, and Takuya onishi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Expedition 49/50: Shane Kimbrough, NASA, Andrey Borisenko, Roscosmos, and Sergey Ryzhikov, Roscosmos. Expedition 50: Peggy Whitson, NASA, Oleg Novitskiy, Roscosmos, and Thomas Pesquet, European Space Agency.

Credits: NASA/ESA/JAXA

NASA, Space Station Partners Announce Future Mission Crew Members

NASA and its International Space Station partners have announced the crew members, including NASA astronauts Kate Rubins, Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson, for three upcoming missions to the space station.

Rubins will be the first of the three with her mission beginning in May 2016, when she will join the station’s Expedition 48 crew already in orbit. Selected to become an astronaut in 2009, this will be her first trip into space. Rubins was born in Farmington, Connecticut, and grew up in Napa, California. She holds a doctorate in cancer biology from Stanford.

Kimbrough, born in Killeen, Texas, and raised in Atlanta, is a retired U.S. Army colonel. He previously flew aboard space shuttle Endeavour during its STS-126 mission in 2008. Kimbrough has spent almost 16 days in space and accumulated 12 hours and 52 minutes on spacewalks.

Whitson, an Iowa native born in Mt. Ayr and raised in Beaconsfield, holds a doctorate in biochemistry from Rice University. She completed two six-month tours of duty aboard the space station, the second as its first female commander. She has spent 377 days in space between the two missions. Whitson also has performed six spacewalks, totaling 39 hours and 46 minutes.

The crew comprising Expedition 48 will be:

·         Jeff Williams, NASA

·         Alexey Ovchinin, Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

·         Oleg Skripochka, Roscosmos

·         Kate Rubins, NASA

·         Anatoly Ivanishin, Roscosmos

·         Takuya onishi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The crew comprising Expedition 49 will be:

·         Anatoly Ivanishin, Roscosmos

·         Kate Rubins, NASA

·         Takuya onishi, JAXA

·         Shane Kimbrough, NASA

·         Andrey Borisenko, Roscosmos

·         Sergey Ryzhikov, Roscosmos

The crew comprising Expedition 50 will be:

·         Shane Kimbrough, NASA

·         Andrey Borisenko, Roscosmos

·         Sergey Ryzhikov, Roscosmos

·         Peggy Whitson, NASA

·         Oleg Novitskiy, Roscosmos

·         Thomas Pesquet, European Space Agency

For complete astronaut biographical information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/astronauts

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Joshua Buck
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
jbuck@nasa.gov

Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
nicole.cloutier-1@nasa.gov

Last Updated: July 31, 2015

Editor: Karen Northon

Tags:  Expedition 48, Expedition 49, Expedition 50, International Space Station,

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Feb. 7, 2015

M15-021

NASA TV Coverage Set For Partner Space Station Cargo Spacecraft Activities

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the departure and the arrival of two cargo spacecraft at the International Space Station (ISS) this month. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) cargo craft will departure the station on Saturday, Feb. 14. Launch and docking of a Russian Progress resupply spacecraft will follow on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

NASA TV coverage of the ATV undocking will begin at 8:15 a.m. EST on Feb. 14.  The “George Lemaitre” ATV-5, which arrived at the orbital laboratory last August, will undock from the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module at 8:41 a.m. After it undocks, the “Georges Lemaitre” will move to a safe distance from the station where it will stay until it is deorbited on Sunday, Feb. 15.

“Georges Lemaitre” is the fifth and final spacecraft in the series of European supply vehicles that began servicing the station in the spring of 2008. In all, the ATVs delivered approximately 34 tons of supplies to the complex while docked to the station for 776 days. The ship’s reentry into the atmosphere over the South Pacific Ocean will be documented by the Expedition 42 crew on board the station as well as NASA, ESA and other agencies around the world to gather detailed information on the mechanics of the breakup of a spacecraft reentering the Earth’s atmosphere.

NASA TV coverage of the ISS Progress 58 spacecraft launch will begin at 5:45 a.m. on Feb. 17. Docking coverage will begin at 11:30 a.m. The Progress will launch at 6 a.m. (5 p.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the station's Expedition 42 crew. Progress 58 will make its four-orbit, six-hour trip to the space station and dock at about noon.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more information about the International Space Station, and its crews and research, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Rachel Kraft
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
rachel.h.kraft@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov

Last Updated: July 31, 2015

Editor: Karen Northon

Tags:  International Space Station,

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Dec. 10, 2014

M14-196

NASA Updates Briefings for Fifth SpaceX Resupply Mission to Space Station

The fifth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch at 2:31 p.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 16, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television coverage of the launch begins at 1:15 p.m.

NASA will host a series of prelaunch news conferences Monday, Dec. 15 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. All briefings, which are subject to a change in time, will air live on NASA TV and the agency's website.

The first briefing, airing at 10 a.m., will cover the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) Earth science instrument headed to the space station. Participants for this briefing will be:
-- Julie Robinson, ISS Program chief scientist at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston
-- Colleen Hartman, deputy director for science at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland
-- Robert J. Swap, program scientist with the Earth Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington
-- Matthew McGill, CATS principal investigator at Goddard

The second briefing, at 12:30 p.m., will provide up-to-date information about the launch. Participants for the prelaunch briefing will be:
-- Mike Suffredini, NASA’s ISS Program manager
-- Hans Koenigsmann, vice president for Mission Assurance at SpaceX
-- Kathy Winters with the U.S. Air Force’s 45th Weather Squadron at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida

The final briefing of the day, at 2 p.m., will cover some of the numerous science investigations headed to the space station. Participants for the science briefing will be:
-- Julie Robinson, NASA’s ISS Program chief scientist
-- Michael Roberts, senior research pathway manager at the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, headquartered in Melbourne, Florida
-- Cheryl Nickerson, Micro-5 principal investigator at Arizona State University
-- Samuel Durrance, NR-SABOL principal investigator at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne

Media and the public can join the conversation using #ISScargo and #SpaceX5, and ask questions using #askNASA.

For more information about media accreditation, contact Jennifer Horner at 321-867-6598 or jennifer.p.horner@nasa.gov.

For an updated schedule of prelaunch briefings, events and NASA TV coverage, visit:

http://go.nasa.gov/1FrjDEO

For launch countdown coverage, NASA's launch blog, and more information about the mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/spacex

For NASA TV schedule and video streaming information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Joshua Buck
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
jbuck@nasa.gov

George Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
george.h.diller@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
281-483-5111
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov

Last Updated: July 31, 2015

Editor: Karen Northon

Tags:  Commercial Resupply, Dragon, International Space Station,

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Oct. 28, 2014

M14-181

Launch of Third Orbital Sciences Mission to Space Station Rescheduled; NASA TV Coverage Reset

The third Orbital Sciences cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch at 6:22 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

NASA Television coverage of Tuesday's launch will begin at 5:30 p.m. A post-launch news conference will follow at approximately 8 p.m.

A Monday launch attempt was scrubbed because of a boat down range in the trajectory Orbital’s Antares rocket would have flown had it lifted off.

A Tuesday launch will result in the Cygnus spacecraft arriving at the space station early Sunday, Nov. 2. NASA TV coverage of rendezvous and berthing will begin at 3:30 a.m. with grapple at approximately 4:58 a.m.

For the latest information on news conferences and coverage times, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntvnews

For more information about Orbital’s mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/orbital

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Rachel Kraft
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
rachel.h.kraft@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov

Keith Koehler
Wallops Flight Facility, Va.
757-824-1579
keith.a.koehler@nasa.gov

Last Updated: July 31, 2015

Editor: Karen Northon

Tags:  Commercial Resupply, International Space Station, Wallops Flight Facility,

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Oct. 26, 2014

14-295

Critical NASA Science Returns to Earth aboard SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 3:39 p.m. EDT Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 300 miles west of Baja California, returning 3,276 pounds of NASA cargo and science samples from the International Space Station (ISS).

A boat will take the Dragon spacecraft to a port near Los Angeles, where some cargo will be removed and returned to NASA within 48 hours. Dragon will be prepared for a return journey to SpaceX's test facility in McGregor, Texas, for processing.

“This mission enabled research critical to achieving NASA’s goal of long-duration human spaceflight in deep space,” said Sam Scimemi, director of the International Space Station division at NASA Headquarters. “The delivery of the ISS RapidScatterometer advances our understanding of Earth science, and the 3-D printer will enable a critical technology demonstration. Investigations in the returned cargo could aid in the development of more efficient solar cells and semiconductor-based electronics, the development of plants better suited for space, and improvements in sustainable agriculture.”

Among the returned investigations was part of the Rodent Research-1 experiment, which also launched last month to space aboard this Dragon. This study supports ongoing research into how microgravity affects animals, providing information relevant to human spaceflight, discoveries in basic biology, and knowledge that may direct affect human health on Earth. NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) are developing spaceflight experiments that will use the Rodent Research Hardware System.

When returned, data from the Fundamental and Applied Studies of Emulsion Stability (FASES) investigation will be processed to help determine the physical principles which play a part in stabilizing different emulsions and the compounds that influenced those emulsions while in orbit. Emulsions are mixtures of two or more liquids where one liquid is present in droplet form and distributed throughout the other liquid; common emulsions include milk, mayonnaise and paint.

NanoRacks-Girl Scouts of Hawai’i-Arugula Plant Growth study was returned to Earth, as well. This study seeks to determine the impact that various nutrients and microgravity have on the growth and nutritious value of arugula seedlings grown in space. The goal of the study is to develop better ways to grow plants with a high nutritional content in the space environment. If the study samples have a high nutrition value, this may enable NASA and astronauts to grow and consume fresh, healthy food during future space travel.

Dragon is the only space station resupply spacecraft able to return a significant amount of cargo to Earth. The spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sept. 21 carrying almost 5,000 pounds of supplies and elements to support 255 scientific investigations the crew members of Expeditions 41 and 42 will conduct. The mission was the fourth of 12 cargo resupply trips SpaceX will make to the space station through 2016 under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract.

For more information about SpaceX's mission to the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/spacex

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Stephanie Schierholz
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
stephanie.schierholz@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov

Last Updated: July 31, 2015

Editor: Karen Northon

Tags:  Commercial Resupply, International Space Station,

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Oct. 23, 2014

M14-176

NASA Television Coverage Set for Orbital Resupply Mission to Space Station

Orbital Sciences Corp. will launch its next mission to resupply the International Space Station Monday, Oct. 27, and NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of the event, including pre- and post-launch briefings and arrival at the station.

Orbital's Cygnus cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 6:45 p.m. EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Launch Pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Launch coverage begins at 5:45 p.m.

A prelaunch status briefing will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, followed at 2 p.m. by a briefing to preview the mission's science cargo. A post-launch briefing will be held approximately 90 minutes after liftoff.

Media who wish to ask questions remotely during the briefing must respond to Rachel Kraft at rachel.h.kraft@nasa.gov no later than 30 minutes before the start of each briefing. The public may submit questions via Twitter using the hashtag #askNASA.

Cygnus will transport almost 5,000 pounds of supplies, including science experiments, crew provisions, spare parts and experiment hardware. It will arrive at the station Sunday, Nov. 2. Expedition 41 crew members Reid Wiseman and Barry Wilmore of NASA will be ready in the station’s cupola to capture the resupply craft with the station's robotic arm and install it on the Earth-facing port of the station's Harmony module.

NASA TV coverage of capture and installation will begin at 3:30 a.m. Nov. 2, followed by grapple at 4:58 a.m. Coverage of the installation of Cygnus onto the International Space Station will begin at 7 a.m. The capsule is scheduled to depart the station Wednesday, Dec. 3, and burn up in Earth’s atmosphere during reentry.

Continuing the tradition of naming its spacecraft after astronauts who have made significant contributions to spaceflight, Orbital dubbed this Cygnus resupply ship the SS Deke Slayton. The name is a tribute to original Mercury 7 astronaut Donald “Deke” K. Slayton, who flew on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission in 1975 and championed commercial space endeavors after retiring from NASA in 1982. Slayton passed away in 1993.

This mission is the third of eight Orbital flights NASA contracted with the company to resupply the space station, and the fourth trip by a Cygnus spacecraft to the orbiting laboratory.

For a full media schedule and more information about the Orbital CRS-3 mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/orbital

For video b-roll and media resources on the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/stationnews

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Rachel Kraft
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
rachel.h.kraft@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov

Keith Koehler
Wallops Flight Facility, Va.
757-824-1579
Keith.a.koehler@nasa.gov

Last Updated: July 31, 2015

Editor: Allard Beutel

Tags:  Commercial Resupply, Commercial Space, Cygnus, International Space Station, Wallops Flight Facility,

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Oct. 23, 2014

M14-175

NASA TV Broadcasts Space Station Cargo Ship Activities

NASA Television will broadcast live the departure of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station (ISS) Monday, Oct. 27, as well as the launch and docking of its replacement Wednesday, Oct. 29.

ISS Progress 56 arrived at the orbiting laboratory in July and will undock from the space station's Pirs docking compartment at 1:38 a.m. EDT Oct. 27. NASA TV coverage of the undocking will begin at 1:30 a.m. The cargo ship will undergo three weeks of engineering tests in orbit before being commanded to reenter Earth's atmosphere, where it will burn up over the Pacific Ocean.

The Progress 57 resupply ship will launch at 3:09 a.m. Oct. 29 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (1:09 p.m. Baikonur time), with almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the station's Expedition 41 crew. Launch coverage begins at 2:45 a.m. Progress 57 will make its four-orbit, six-hour trip to the space station and dock at 9:09 a.m. Docking coverage will begin at 8:30 a.m.

The NASA Television schedule is available at:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Rachel Kraft
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
rachel.h.kraft@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov

Last Updated: July 31, 2015

Editor: Karen Northon

Tags:  International Space Station,

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Oct. 21, 2014

M14-167

Media Invited to Participate in Interactive Space Station Technology Forum

Media are invited to interact with NASA experts who will answer questions about technologies being demonstrated on the International Space Station (ISS) during "Destination Station: ISS Technology Forum" from 10 to 11 a.m. EDT (9 to 10 a.m. CDT) Monday, Oct. 27, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

The forum will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

The Destination Station forums are a series of live, interactive panel discussions about the space station. This is the second in the series, and it will feature a discussion on how technologies are tested aboard the orbiting laboratory. Thousands of investigations have been performed on the space station, and although they provide benefits to people on Earth, they also prepare NASA to send humans farther into the solar system than ever before.

Participants must be seated by 8:30 a.m. CDT in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration theater at the Space & Rocket Center – the official visitor information center for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.

Forum panelists and exhibits will focus on space station environmental and life support systems; 3-D printing; Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) systems; and Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES).

The forum's panelists are:
- Jeffrey Sheehy, senior technologist in NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate
- Robyn Gatens, manager for space station System and Technology Demonstration, and Environmental Control Life Support System expert
- Jose Benavides, SPHERES chief engineer
- Rich Reinhart, principal investigator for the SCaN Testbed
- Niki Werkeiser, project manager for the space station 3-D printer

During the forum, questions will be taken from the audience, including media, students and social media participants. online followers may submit questions via social media using the hashtag, #asknasa. Panelists will be available for media interviews immediately following the forum.

The "Destination Station: ISS Technology Forum" coincides with the 7th Annual Von Braun Memorial Symposium at the University of Alabama in Huntsville Oct. 27-29. Media can attend the three-day symposium, which features NASA officials, including NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operation William Gerstenmaier and Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Development Bill Hill. Jean-Jacques Dordain, director general of the European Space Agency, will be a special guest speaker. Representatives from industry and academia also will be participating.

Media who attend the forum will have the opportunity to sign up for Marshall's Oct. 27 media day, which includes extensive tours of the center's labs and facilities immediately following the forum. Interview opportunities with NASA managers, scientists and engineers also will be available. Media interested in visiting the center for media day should contact Jennifer Stanfield in the Marshall Public and Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034 or jennifer.stanfield@nasa.gov by 4 p.m. Oct. 21.

Media who wish to attend just the Destination Station forum should contact the Marshall Space Flight Center newsroom at 256-544-0034 no later than noon Oct. 24. Media unable to attend can participate by phone by contacting the newsroom no later than 8:45 a.m.

For NASA TV streaming video, scheduling and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more information on the International Space Station and its crews, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

For video and other media resources, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/stationnews

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Joshua Buck
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
jbuck@nasa.gov

Tracy McMahan
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
256-544-0034
tracy.mcmahan@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
281-483-5111
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov

Last Updated: July 31, 2015

Editor: Karen Northon

Tags:  International Space Station, Technology,

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Oct. 17, 2014

M14-174

NASA TV to Air Russian Spacewalk from International Space Station

NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of a six-hour spacewalk by two Russian crew members aboard the International Space Station beginning at 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Expedition 41 Commander Max Suraev and Flight Engineer Alexander Samokutyaev of the Russian Federal Space Agency will don Orlan spacesuits and exit the station’s Pirs airlock at 9:24 a.m. They will remove and jettison several pieces of hardware no longer needed on the Russian segment of the station and conduct a detailed photographic survey of the exterior surface of the Russian modules.

The spacewalk will be the 184th in support of space station assembly and maintenance, the third in as many weeks for Expedition 41 crew members, and the second career spacewalks for both Suraev and Samokutyaev.

Suraev will be designated as extravehicular (EV) crew member 1 and will wear an Orlan suit bearing red stripes. Samokutyaev will be designated as EV-2 and will wear a suit with blue stripes.

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more information about the International Space Station and its research and crews, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Joshua Buck
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
jbuck@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov

Last Updated: July 31, 2015

Editor: Karen Northon

Tags:  Expedition 41, International Space Station,

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Aug. 14, 2014

M14-135

NASA Television Coverage Set for Russian Spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station will venture outside the orbiting outpost Monday, Aug. 18, for a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk -- the 181st in support of space station assembly and maintenance. NASA TV coverage will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Expedition 40 Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev of the Russian Federal Space Agency will exit the Pirs docking compartment airlock about 10 a.m. EDT to deploy a small Peruvian science satellite, and install and retrieve science experiments on the exterior of Russian station modules. This will be the second spacewalk for both cosmonauts.

Skvortsov will be designated as extravehicular (EV) crew member 1 and will wear the Orlan suit bearing red stripes. Artemyev will be designated as extravehicular EV-2 and will wear a suit with blue stripes.

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more information about the International Space Station and its crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Joshua Buck
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
jbuck@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov

Last Updated: July 31, 2015

Editor: Karen Northon

Tags:  Expedition 40, International Space Station,

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Aug. 8, 2014

M14-133

Television Coverage Set for Final European Space Station Cargo Ship Docking

The fifth and final docking of a European Space Agency cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station will air live on NASA Television Tuesday, Aug. 12, beginning at 8 a.m. EDT.

Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) 5, which is named "George Lemaitre" in honor of the 20th century Belgian astronomer and physicist credited with proposing the theory of the expansion of the universe. Loaded with more than seven tons of fuel and supplies for the station crew, the George Lemaitre is scheduled to dock automatically to the aft port of the station's Zvezda Service Module at 9:30 a.m.

The spacecraft’s arrival at the station will mark the end of a two-week journey that began July 29 with its launch on a European Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. En route to its docking, the Georges Lemaitre is scheduled to pass less than four miles under the station on Friday, Aug. 8 before looping back around for the final phase of its rendezvous. This maneuver will test a suite of lasers and sensors that may be incorporated into the design of future European spacecraft.

The Georges Lemaitre is expected to remain docked to the station until late January 2015.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For International Space Station information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Joshua Buck
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
jbuck@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov

Last Updated: July 31, 2015

Editor: Karen Northon

Tags:  Expedition 40, International Space Station,

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June 6, 2014

M14-098

Space Station Cargo Ship Departure to Air on NASA TV

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the departure of an unpiloted Russian cargo vehicle from the International Space Station (ISS) beginning at 9 a.m. EDT Monday, June 9.

The ISS Progress 53 cargo ship, which first arrived at the orbiting laboratory in late November 2013, will undock from the station’s Zvezda Service Module at 9:30 a.m. EDT.

The cargo ship, loaded with trash from the space station, will move to a location well away from the station for an engine firing that will send the craft on a course to burn up upon reentry into Earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean.

The undocking will clear the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module for the arrival in August of the final European Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ship, ATV-5. Named for the Belgian physicist and astronomer Georges Lemaitre, the ATV-5 is scheduled for launch from Kourou, French Guiana, on an Ariane 5 rocket in late July.

For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Rachel Kraft
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
rachel.h.kraft@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-792-7466
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov

Last Updated: July 31, 2015

Editor: Karen Northon

Tags:  Expedition 40, International Space Station,

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