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The scheduled launch of @SpaceX’s #Dragon will carry about 5,800 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its six crew members. Scientists from around the world have been working day and night in labs at Kennedy Space Center’s Space Station Processing Facility, preparing their research to be loaded just before the launch. We’ve been following them this weekend, including a science all-nighter! Get a behind-the-scenes look in our Instagram story, and follow the science all the way through launch. 👆 Seen here: Scientists worked through the night to prepare and load bioreactors for the InVitroBone investigation. This @ESA experiment looks at bone loss in microgravity, and seeks to develop stronger countermeasures for astronauts. It could also have applications for osteoporosis patients on Earth. InVitroBone is an example of strong international collaboration: it includes scientists from Italy and France, utilizes Canadian hardware, and will be launching on an American cargo vehicle. #space #science #research #osteoporosis #collaboration ...more
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Spacewalkers Drew Feustel ( @astro_feustel) and Ricky Arnold ( @astro_ricky) worked outside the space station Thursday completing the 209th spacewalk at the orbital lab since 1998. #nasa #astronaut #spacewalk #outofthisworld #international #space #station ...more
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The Expedition 55 crew is cleaning up today after a spacewalk and getting ready for next week’s cargo delivery aboard the @SpaceX Dragon space freighter. @NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold ( @astro_ricky) takes an out of this world "space-selfie" during a brief opportunity while conducting a spacewalk with fellow NASA astronaut Drew Feustel ( @astro_feustel) on March 29, 2018. #nasa #astronaut #spacewalk #outofthisworld #international #space #station #selfie #spaceselfie ...more
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Astronaut Drew Feustel ( @astro_feustel) spotted the #BEAM module from @bigelowspace during his spacewalk today. He and Ricky Arnold ( @astro_ricky) completed the fourth spacewalk this year at 3:43 p.m. EDT today, lasting 6 hours and 10 minutes. ...more
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Spacewalker Ricky Arnold ( @Astro_Ricky) gets ready to place himself on the tip of the Canadarm2 robotic arm before he is maneuvered to his worksite to remove cooling jumper hoses. #nasa #astronaut #spacewalk #outofthisworld #international #space #station ...more
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Astronauts Drew Feustel ( @Astro_Feustel) and Ricky Arnold ( @Astro_Ricky) switched their spacesuits to battery power at 9:33am ET signifying the official start time of today's spacewalk. Arnold is pictured here in March 2009 during a spacewalk at the space station when he was a member of the STS-119 crew aboard space shuttle Discovery. #nasa #astronaut #spacewalk #outofthisworld #international #space #station ...more
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Astronauts @astro_feustel and @astro_ricky perform their in-suit light exercise and oxygen pre-breathe protocol to purge nitrogen from their bodies before starting today's spacewalk. It may look a little funny but this prevents decompression sickness when exiting the high pressure of the station to the low pressure of outer space. #nasa #astronaut #spacewalk #outofthisworld #international #space #station ...more
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Thursday morning's spacewalk with astronauts Ricky Arnold ( @astro_ricky) and Drew Feustel ( @astro_feustel) will be the 209th in support of station assembly and maintenance. Arnold is pictured during a spacewalk in March of 2009 at the International Space Station. He was visiting the station as an STS-119 mission specialist aboard space shuttle Discovery. #nasa #astronaut #spacewalk #outofthisworld #international #space #station ...more
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There are now three spaceships docked at the space station after today's departure of Russia's Progress 68 cargo craft. Next week, the SpaceX Dragon resupply ship is due to arrive with new science experiments and station hardware. #nasa #roscosmos #jaxa #esa #csa #unitedstates #russia #japan #europe #canada #international #space #station ...more
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Russia's Progress 68 (68P) resupply ship is pictured docked to the Pirs docking compartment as the International Space Station orbited over the Atlantic Ocean south of the island of Bermuda. The 68P departed the station today as the crew reviewed emergency procedures and finalized preparations for Thursday's spacewalk. #nasa #roscosmos #international #space #station #earth #atlantic #ocean #progress ...more
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Hey @daft_sprite! Thanks for your #AskNASA question! We answered it live today on @NASA TV, "What kind of fabric is used to protect the spacesuit?" ...more
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Do you want to be a #FlightDirector? We are now accepting applications for mission control leaders! Learn more about the requirements and how to apply before the opportunity closes on April 17 at the link in our bio! ...more
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