International Space Station Stories June 15

Bob Behnken arrived at the International Space Station two weeks ago on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. Now the NASA astronaut is about to leave the confines of the space station for the first time since arriving.

NASA shared today that astronauts Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy will complete two spacewalks outside of the space station.

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International Space Station Stories June 8

NASA astronaut and US Navy SEAL Chris Cassidy recently returned to Twitter after an 18-month hiatus, and one of his first tweets since returning to the International Space Station is a unique perspective of something happening on Earth.

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International Space Station Stories June 3

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will fly to the International Space Station in October for a six-month mission as part of Expedition 63 and Expedition 64. Astronaut Rubins will serve as a flight engineer and space station crew member.

The flight will be recorded in history for the last Soyuz seat purchased by NASA from Russia’s space agency Roscosmos.

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International Space Station Stories May 5

Update: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed the rumor! Tom Cruise appears to be headed to the International Space Station! Original story below:

How’s this for a space oddity? Mike Fleming Jr. reports for Deadline that NASA and SpaceX are in the early stages of developing a fiction movie starring Tom Cruise.

I’m hearing that Tom Cruise and Elon Musk’s Space X are working on a project with NASA that would be the first narrative feature film – an action adventure – to be shot in outer space. It’s not a Mission: Impossible film and no studio is in the mix at this stage but look for more news as I get it. But this is real, albeit in the early stages of liftoff.

NASA has a long history of consulting with filmmakers to push the message of the space agency in pop culture, but filming a narrative movie in the real outer space has never been done.

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International Space Station Stories May 1

The crew of the upcoming NASA and SpaceX Demo-2 mission will have work awaiting them when they arrive at the International Space Station later this month. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will join Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy for an extended stay on ISS as part of the final flight test for SpaceX and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

The launch on May 27 will be historic for several reasons. For NASA and the nation, the launch will mark the first time U.S. astronauts have launched from American soil on an American rocket since the Space Shuttle program ended in 2011. For SpaceX, Demo-2 will be the first time the commercial space company has launched humans to space ever.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine made the case for the crew of Demo-2’s extended stay on ISS in a blog post today:

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International Space Station Stories April 8

NASA astronaut Christopher Cassidy will make the journey from Earth to the International Space Station on Thursday, April 9. Astronaut Cassidy, who is also a U.S. Navy SEAL, will fly with Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner.

The crew will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan using a Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, joining NASA flight engineers Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir and Roscosmos Expedition 62 Commander Oleg Skripochka.

Astronaut Cassidy, who is returning to space for his third spaceflight, will take on the role of Expedition 63 Commander once the crew of Expedition 62 leaves the ISS on Friday, April 17.

Astronaut Jessica Meir made history during her time on the ISS by completing the first all-female space walk with Astronaut Christina Koch.

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International Space Station Stories March 5

Watch and learn below. Adidas isn’t the only interesting project on board. Space garden hardware testing, plant defenses in space, nanostructure testing, liquid metal experiments, and more.

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All aboard the International Space Station! SpaceX and Axiom Space are teaming up to pull off the first instance of private human spaceflight to the ISS as soon as 2021.

The historic journey will follow another major milestone when SpaceX is expected to send NASA astronauts to the space station in May.

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International Space Station Stories February 20

Could manufacturing products in microgravity environments prove to be a competitive advantage? That’s the question Adidas wants to answer with its BOOST Orbital Operations on Spheroid Tesellation investigation.

The running shoe company is sending its experiment to the International Space Station in March as part of SpaceX’s CRS-20 mission, the 20th commercial resupply service mission, for NASA.

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