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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #40 on: 04/09/2020 03:45 am »
Tomorrow, @NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy is joining @Astro_Jessica and @AstroDrewMorgan on the @Space_Station! Make sure you tune in to NASA TV early, coverage begins at 3:00 am EDT

https://twitter.com/jmorhard/status/1247931305003810820

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #41 on: 04/09/2020 03:50 am »
Launch of the Soyuz MS-16 spaceship with commander Anatoliy Ivanishin and flight engineers Ivan Vagner and Chris Cassidy is scheduled from Baykonur area 31 at 0805 UTC Apr 9.

https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1248077170171314183

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #42 on: 04/09/2020 02:39 pm »
NASA TV is Live Now for Launch of New Station Crew

Mark Garcia Posted on April 9, 2020

Live launch coverage is underway on NASA Television and the agency’s website for the targeted lift off at 4:05 a.m. EDT (1:05 p.m. in Baikonur), of a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, and Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of the Russian space agency Roscosmos will begin a six-hour journey to the International Space Station.

The new crew members will dock to the station’s Zvezda service module at 10:16 a.m. They will join Expedition 62 Commander Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos and NASA Flight Engineers Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir, who will complete their station mission and return to Earth April 17 on the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, which will land in Kazakhstan. Morgan launched July 20, 2019, for an extended duration mission. Meir and Skripochka launched to the space station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Sept. 25, 2019.

About two hours after docking, hatches between the Soyuz and the station will open, and the six crew members will greet each other.

For launch coverage and more information about the mission, visit: https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/. Get space station news, images and features via social media on Instagram at: @iss, ISS on Facebook, and on Twitter @Space_Station and @ISS_Research.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2020/04/09/nasa-tv-is-live-now-for-launch-of-new-station-crew/

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #43 on: 04/09/2020 02:39 pm »
New Crew Reaches Orbit, Heads Toward Station

Mark Garcia Posted on April 9, 2020

After a successful launch at 4:05 a.m. EDT of the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and two Russian cosmonauts safely reached orbit, beginning a four-orbit, six-hour flight to reach the International Space Station and join the Expedition 62 crew. At the time of launch, the station was flying about 259 miles over northeast Kazakhstan, south of the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan and 587 statute miles ahead of the Soyuz as it left the launch pad.

Cassidy, along with Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will dock the Soyuz to the station’s Poisk service module at 10:15 a.m. Coverage of the docking will begin on NASA TV and the agency’s website at 9:30 a.m.

About two hours after docking, hatches between the Soyuz and the station will open, and they will join Expedition 62 Commander Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos and NASA Flight Engineers Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir.

Skripochka, Morgan, and Meir will complete their station mission and return to Earth April 17 on the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, which will land in Kazakhstan. Morgan launched July 20, 2019, for an extended duration mission. Meir and Skripochka launched to the space station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Sept. 25, 2019.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2020/04/09/new-crew-reaches-orbit-heads-toward-station/

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #44 on: 04/09/2020 02:40 pm »
New Crew Docks to Station, Hatches Open Soon

Mark Garcia Posted on April 9, 2020

The Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner docked to the International Space Station at 10:13 a.m. EDT while both spacecraft were flying about 260 miles above the Atlantic Ocean.

Aboard the space station, NASA Flight Engineers Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir and Expedition 62 Commander Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos will welcome the new crew members when the hatches between the two spacecraft are opened following standard pressurization and leak checks.

Watch the hatch opening on NASA TV and the agency’s website beginning at noon for hatch opening targeted for 12:15 p.m.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2020/04/09/new-crew-docks-to-station-hatches-open-soon/
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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #45 on: 04/09/2020 02:40 pm »
The Soyuz crew ship carrying the Exp 63 crew is flying around the station closing in on its docking port on the space station.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1248249429364260869

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #46 on: 04/09/2020 02:43 pm »
The Soyuz spacecraft carrying Exp 63 crewmembers Chris Cassidy, Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner docked to the station today at 10:13am ET.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1248256168100802565

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #47 on: 04/09/2020 03:25 pm »
Today our #Expedition62 3-crew ops conclude  – our new crewmates are en route! It has been an honor serving with #OlegSkripochka &
@AstroDrewMorgan. These Russian “penguin” suits have internal restraints to generate resistance, to mimic gravity or to exercise against.

https://twitter.com/Astro_Jessica/status/1248266726741102593

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #48 on: 04/09/2020 05:18 pm »
New Crew Enters Station, Begins 195-Day Mission

Mark Garcia Posted on April 9, 2020

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, along with Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of the Russian space agency Roscosmos joined Expedition 62 Commander Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos and NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir aboard the International Space Station when the hatches between the Soyuz spacecraft and the orbiting laboratory officially opened at 12:28 p.m. EDT.

The arrival temporarily restores the station’s crew complement to six for the remainder of Expedition 62.

Cassidy, Morgan, and Meir are set to participate in a crew news conference at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, April 10. The teleconference will stream on NASA TV and the agency’s website. Recorded video of the crew working on the International Space Station will air at 10:30 a.m.

Skripochka, Morgan, and Meir will undock in their Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft to return to Earth April 17. At the time of undocking, Expedition 63 will begin with Cassidy as the commander for a mission of more than six months during which they will conduct about 160 science investigations in fields such as, biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences, and technology development. Work on the unique microgravity laboratory advances scientific knowledge and demonstrates new technologies, making research breakthroughs that will enable long-duration human and robotic exploration of the Moon and Mars.

The crew members of Expedition 63 are scheduled to be aboard the station to welcome the first commercial crew spacecraft, carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who will arrive on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 flight test, currently targeted to launch in mid-to-late May.

It is the third spaceflight for Cassidy and Ivanishin and the first for Vagner.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2020/04/09/new-crew-enters-station-begins-195-day-mission/

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #49 on: 04/09/2020 05:22 pm »
The Exp 63 crew, with Chris Cassidy of @NASA and Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of @Roscosmos, entered their new home in space and joined the Exp 62 crew for a welcoming ceremony today.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1248297041329115147

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #50 on: 04/09/2020 09:14 pm »
Today we welcomed Chris Cassidy and the crew of Soyuz MS-16 on board! In these final days Oleg, @Astro_Jessica and I have left we will begin handing over the care of @Space_Station to Expedition 63.

https://twitter.com/AstroDrewMorgan/status/1248356849419718656

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #51 on: 04/09/2020 09:21 pm »
"We’ve seen from years of analysis that the spaceflight environment changes gene expression. What we don’t always know is how or why, and epigenetics could help tell us."

https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1248359383009984515

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #52 on: 04/10/2020 09:25 am »
JAXA has provided an overview of their main tasks during Expedition 63 (2020 April, 17 - 2020 October, 21)
https://iss.jaxa.jp/kibouser/information/increment/63.html
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One of the highlights of the Inc63, which will start in April, is the Kounotori No. 9 flight. Kounotori Unit 9 is equipped with a new microscope (live imaging system). With this, the development of life science research in space can be expected. The Inc63 is also expected to be the first manned flight of a spacecraft developed by a US company.
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At Kibo, activities to make the ISS a place of economic activity continue to advance. JAXA has selected a private operator for the microsatellite launch project and plans to launch the hottest small satellites this year. In addition, we plan to install an Earth observation camera made by Spanish space venture handed over by Space BD to the outboard platform. In addition, we have begun preparations for the Kibo Space Broadcasting Station Technology Demonstration as a new use of Kibo. In addition, as a part of the Kibo robot programming challenge, a programming competition using JAXA and NASA ISS onboard drones will be held. In this way, missions in multiple fields are planned to produce the results of using Kibo, and the increment team will work together to ensure the mission is realized.

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #53 on: 04/10/2020 12:15 pm »
Friday, 4/10 (GMT 101)
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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #54 on: 04/10/2020 02:43 pm »
This week, the SpaceX Dragon cargocraft was released from station and returned 4000 pounds of cargo to Earth. Also, the station crew grew to six with the arrival of the Expedition 63 crew.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1248611694961623041

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #55 on: 04/11/2020 01:41 pm »
Chris Cassidy arrived in space two days ago, and he is already working on @ISS_Research. This experiment is looking at foams:

https://twitter.com/esaspaceflight/status/1248967524303228929

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #56 on: 04/11/2020 06:44 pm »
https://twitter.com/roscosmos/status/1249003129397534726

Translated from Russian by Google
#PhotoWeeks : track (“jellyfish”) from the flight of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle and the mooring of a manned ship #СоюзМС16 to the ISS on April 9.

Camera with flash
 Photo: cosmonaut Roscosmos Oleg Skrypochka ( https://roscosmos.ru/28021/ )


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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #57 on: 04/12/2020 05:43 pm »
Smoke rises from the Alaid Volcano on Atlasov Island, Russia in this 2009 image for our #EarthDay50th countdown. Russia has been a key international partner throughout the history of our orbiting laboratory, observing with us the #SpaceStation20th anniversary this year.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1249381768878268427

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #58 on: 04/13/2020 02:08 pm »
TODAY: Maine natives & current @Space_Station residents, @Astro_Jessica Woman astronaut & Chris Cassidy Man astronaut, will answer questions from students across their home state during a live Earth globe americas-to-space call!

https://twitter.com/NASASTEM/status/1249683762411122688

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #59 on: 04/13/2020 04:36 pm »
Chris Cassidy and I are excited to speak to students and educators in our home state of #Maine today, with @SenatorCollins and @SenAngusKing. Thank you @ChallengerCtr and @mainespacegrant Consortium.

https://twitter.com/Astro_Jessica/status/1249719501307949057

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