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Yesterday

NASA astronaut Christina Koch checks out hardware for the Capillary Structures experiment. The investigation studies a new method of using structures of specific shapes to manage fluid and gas mixtures for more reliable life support systems on future space missions. #nasa #astronaut #science #life #support #system #international #space #station

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The Expedition 59 crewmembers gather for a portrait inside Japan's Kibo laboratory module. Front row from left are David Saint-Jacques, Oleg Kononenko and Anne McClain who are returning to Earth June 24. In the back are Christina Koch, Alexey Ovchinin and Nick Hague. #nasa #roscosmos #csa #unitedstates #russia #canada #astronaut #cosmonaut #international #space #station

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NASA astronaut Anne McClain works inside the Japanese Kibo laboratory module checking out the new Astrobee hardware. The cube-shaped, free-flying robotic assistant could save the crew time performing routine maintenance duties and providing additional lab monitoring capabilities. #nasa #astronaut #astrobee #robot #jaxa #kibo #science

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The Earth’s limb and the bright points of light of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter were pictured July 2015 by astronaut Scott Kelly. #nasa #earth #moon #venus #jupiter #stars #international #space #station #astronaut

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(From bottom to top ) The Northrop Grumman Cygnus space freighter, the Soyuz MS-12 crew ship and the Progress 72 cargo craft are pictured attached to the International Space Station as the orbiting complex flew 258 miles above the Gulf of St. Lawrence. #nasa #roscosmos #northropgrumman #unitedstates #russia #international #space #station #earth #canada

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The six-member Expedition 59 crew poses for a portrait inside Northrop Grumman's Cygnus commercial space freighter dubbed the S.S. Roger B. Chaffee. Pictured in the center is a portrait of Chaffee who was a pilot for the Apollo 1 crew who lost their lives in a fire during a launch pad test of the Command Module at Kennedy Space Center. Clockwise from bottom are cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Kononenko; NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Nick Hague; Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain. #nasa #roscosmos #csa #northropgrumman #cygnus #international #space #station #unitedstates #russia #canada #apollo

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The Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft is pictured docked to the International Space Station's Rassvet module as the orbital complex flew 256 miles above the Aegean Sea. This view looks from northeast to southwest, from Greece, Italy and across the Mediterranean Sea to Libya. #earth #italy #greece #europe #africa #mediterranean #aegean #sea #international #space #station #nasa

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The SpaceX Dragon was released from the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm at 12:01 p.m. EDT today. It will splashdown in the Pacific with about 4,200 pounds of cargo and research later this afternoon. #nasa #spacex #csa #unitedstates #canada #dragon #international #space #station #science

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3 weeks ago

There are six spaceships parked at the space station today. Tomorrow, there will be five after the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship departs at 12:09 p.m. EDT for return to Earth. It will splash down in the Pacific a few hours later packed with cargo and experiments. NASA TV begins its live coverage of Dragon's release at 11:45 a.m. Monday. Visit the link in the profile to watch the activities.

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3 weeks ago

The SpaceX Dragon leaves the station Monday for return to Earth with more than 4,200 pounds of cargo and completed experiments. Results from the space research will benefit Earthlings and astronauts. The last time Dragon left the orbiting lab was Jan. 13, 2019, as seen here in this video. #nasa #spacex #csa #unitedstates #canada #dragon #international #space #station #science

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The Expedition 59 crew is starting the weekend preparing the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft for its departure from the International Space Station on Monday. The Dragon is pictured approaching the station May 6, 2019, to deliver than 5,500 pounds of research, equipment, cargo and supplies to the Expedition 59 crew. #nasa #spacex #dragon #csa #unitedstates #canada #international #space #station

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Two cosmonauts completed a spacewalk today at 5:43 p.m. EDT after six hours and one minute. The duo retrieved hardware, cleaned a lab window and jettisoned old experiments, including this plasma drive experiment, to burn up in Earth’s atmosphere. #nasa #roscomos #astronaut #cosmonaut #spacewalk #international #space #station

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4 weeks ago

Expedition 59 Flight Engineers Christina Koch of NASA and Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos ready a pair of Russian Orlan spacesuits inside the Pirs docking compartment's airlock. Ovchinin and Commander Oleg Kononenko are due to conduct the fourth spacewalk of 2019 for space station maintenance on May 29. #nasa #astronaut #roscosmos #cosmonaut #spacewalk #international #space #station

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4 weeks ago

This time-lapse video from astronaut Nick Hague squeezes a 30-minute station trip over a cloudy Earth into 60 seconds, covering the north of Fiji in the Pacific to off the coast of Argentina in the Atlantic. #nasa #astronaut #earth #clouds #pacific #atlantic #ocean #international #space #station #fiji #argentina

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4 weeks ago

The aurora australis, also known as the "southern lights," is pictured as the International Space Station orbited 264 miles above the Indian Ocean south of the Australian island state of Tasmania. #nasa #roscosmos #csa #jaxa #esa #international #space #station #earth #aurora #indian #ocean #indianocean

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4 weeks ago

This oblique nighttime view of Western Europe and the well-lit coasts (from left ) of Spain, France and Italy was taken from the International Space Station as it orbited 256 miles above the Mediterranean Sea. #nasa #roscosmos #csa #jaxa #esa #earth #europe #spain #france #italy #mediterranean #sea #night #international #space #station

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5 weeks ago

The Expedition 59 crew spent all day Tuesday exploring how astronauts adjust without gravity helping NASA prepare to go to the moon in 2024. The full moon is pictured May 18, 2019, from the International Space Station as the orbiting complex orbited 263 miles above the South Atlantic Ocean. #earth #moon #nasa #roscosmos #csa #jaxa #esa #international #space #station #atlantic #ocean

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The Expedition 59 crew is exploring space’s long-term impacts on biology and physics today helping astronauts go to the Moon in 2024. A moonrise from 2016 is photographed from the space station with the Earth’s limb, the atmospheric glow and the aurora below. #nasa #moon #earth #aurora #international #space #station #Moon2024

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Get ready for another station pass tonight if you live in the eastern U.S. Conditions look good for skywatching on a clear night from Florida to Maine. Find station sighting opportunities for your hometown by visiting the link in the profile. #nasa #unitedstates #earth #international #space #station

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The station will cross over the United States this weekend from the Gulf Coast to the North Atlantic and skywatchers can see the orbital lab Friday and Saturday night. #nasa #international #space #station #unitedstates #spotthestation

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Two cosmonauts, Expedition 59 Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer Alexey Ovchinin, are scheduled for a spacewalk on May 29 outside the space station’s Russian segment. Here, spacewalker Kononenko works about 250 miles above Earth to inspect the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft on Dec. 11, 2018. #nasa #roscosmos #astronaut #cosmonaut #spacewalk #international #space #station #earth

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The space station was flying above the Indian Ocean between Indonesia and Australia when this picture was taken of the Earth’s limb during a starry night pass in March 2016. #nasa #earth #stars #international #space #station #indian #ocean #indonesia #australia

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NASA astronaut Nick Hague works with the miniPCR hardware inside the Columbus laboratory module for the Genes In Space-6 experiment that is exploring how space radiation damages DNA and how the cell repair mechanism works in microgravity. #nasa #science #research #astronaut #international #space #station

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NASA astronaut Anne McClain works inside the Japanese Kibo laboratory module checking out the new Astrobee hardware. The cube-shaped, free-flying robotic assistant could save the crew time performing routine maintenance duties and providing additional lab monitoring capabilities. #nasa #jaxa #unitedstates #japan #robotics #astrobee #science #international #space #station

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The waxing crescent moon is photographed just above Earth's limb and the bluish hue of the atmosphere at the beginning of an orbital sunrise. A portion of one of the International Space Station's solar arrays is seen in the left foreground as the orbital complex flew 258 miles above the Sea of Japan. #nasa #roscosmos #csa #jaxa #esa #unitedstates #russia #canada #japan #europe #moon #earth #sunrise

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Four Expedition 59 astronauts pose for a playful portrait inside the Harmony module. Clockwise from left are astronaut David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency; and NASA astronauts Christina Koch, Anne McClain and Nick Hague. #nasa #csa #unitedstates #canada #astronaut #international #space #station #harmony

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The three crewmates who rode the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft to the International Space Station gather inside the Rassvet module after conducting a periodic routine emergency drill. From left are, Soyuz Commander Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos and NASA Flight Engineers Nick Hague and Christina Koch. #nasa #roscosmos #unitedstates #russia #astronaut #cosmonaut #international #space #station

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4 weeks ago

The crew today researched pathogen virulence, immune system changes and upper body pressure to support healthy astronauts for longer missions. Expedition 59 Flight Engineers (from left ) Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques and Christina Koch are pictured inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory module. #nasa #csa #astronauts #science #unitedstates #canada #destiny #international #space #station

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While the station was traveling over the north Atlantic Ocean, astronauts David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Nick Hague of NASA grappled Dragon at 7:01 am ET using the space station’s robotic arm Canadarm2.

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We had ignition and liftoff of the @SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft at 2:48 am ET this morning! It is the company's 17th mission to deliver supplies, equipment and science materials to the International Space Station #nasa #spacex #dragon #KSC #international #space #station #cargo #science

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On Thursday, May 2, flight controllers successfully completed robotic operations using the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (shown here ) to replace a failed electrical relay box and bring the station back up to full power. All systems are now go for the SpaceX Dragon launch early Friday morning.

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Astronauts David Saint-Jacques (foreground ) and Nick Hague are pictured April 24 training to capture the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft on the robotics workstation inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory module. #nasa #csa #astronaut #usa #canada #international #space #station

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The Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay including Houston, Texas (home of Johnson Space Center ) and its surrounding cities are pictured as the International Space Station orbited 256 miles above the Lone Star State. Lake Livingston and the Trinity River (upper left ) are seen to the north of the Houston area. #nasa #texas #galveston #houston #lake #bay #river #earth #gulfcoast #lonestar #state #international #space #station

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5 years ago today, the High Definition Earth Viewing experiment on the space station began, giving people around the world a chance to see live views of Earth from the vantage point of space, a view only a few people will ever have a chance to experience in person. Testing new engineering processes and camera system longevity expanded into having avid Earth-viewing followers and educational activities. Now, HDEV has been viewed over 300 million times on Ustream. Watch now: https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ESRS/HDEV/ #earth #nasa #space #spacestation #internationalspacestation #livestream #camera #photography #explore

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The aurora and the night sky above Earth’s atmosphere are pictured from the space station. A portion of the station’s solar arrays and a pair of nitrogen/oxygen recharge system tanks are pictured in the foreground. #nasa #international #space #station #earth #aurora #stars

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NASA astronaut Christina Koch works to remove and replace the treadmill, also known as the Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill, or COLBERT, inside the Tranquility module. #nasa #astronaut #treadmill #exercise #colbert #international #space #station

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This time-lapse video shows the Cygnus space freighter after its robotic capture April 19, 2019, and maneuvered toward its final installation position on the Unity module’s Earth-facing port. #nasa #csa #northropgrumman #unitedstates #canada #cygnus #international #space #station #cargo #science

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The moon is photographed in its waning gibbous phase just above the Earth's limb as the International Space Station orbited 258 miles above the North Atlantic Ocean just off the Canadian-American coast. #nasa #moon #earth #atlantic #ocean #international #space #station

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