JRTI and B1076 (From CRS-26) are slowly closing in on Port Canaveral.Likely to reach Port later this evening / tonight.
The @SpaceX #Dragon resupply ship is open for business and the Exp 68 crew has begun unpacking new @ISS_Research to study botany, biology, and physics in space.
Crew Opens Dragon and Unpacks New Bone, Skin Healing ExperimentsThe SpaceX Dragon resupply ship is open for business and the Expedition 68 crew has begun unpacking several thousand pounds of cargo. Loaded inside Dragon are new science experiments exploring botany, biology, and physics, and new hardware to augment the International Space Station’s power generation system.NASA Flight Engineer Josh Cassada opened Dragon’s hatch and entered the spacecraft less than two hours after the private space freighter docked at 7:39 a.m. EST on Sunday. Shortly afterward, he was joined by fellow flight engineers Nicole Mann and Frank Rubio of NASA, and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The quartet then spent the rest of Sunday unloading critical science experiments and research samples for stowage aboard the orbiting lab.New experiments are getting underway as the crew sets up the advanced gear to explore the effectiveness of skin and bone healing in space. Wakata started the day stowing newly-arrived bone cell samples inside the Kubik incubator and skin samples in the BioLab research facility. The first study will explore how bone cells respond to microgravity while the second will observe how sutured wounds heal in weightlessness.Mann and Rubio partnered together on Monday setting up state-of-the-art biology hardware and transferring research samples delivered aboard Dragon into station facilities. The astronauts will soon research how microgravity affects the regeneration of skeletal stem cells potentially improving recovery from bone conditions on Earth and in space.A pair of new roll-out solar arrays were also delivered inside Dragon’s unpressurized trunk section. Robotic controllers on the ground this week will command the Canadarm2 robotic arm to remove the solar arrays and place them on attachments points located on the station’s truss structure. NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Frank Rubio are due to install the new solar arrays on a pair of spacewalks targeted to occur before the end of the year.Roscosmos Commander Sergey Prokopyev checked out a computer-controlled 3D-printer today before working on orbital plumbing tasks. Flight Engineer Dmitri Petelin worked on electronics maintenance then explored how electric and magnetic fields affect fluid physics in microgravity. Flight Engineer Anna Kikina collected air samples for analysis from the Zvezda, Zarya, Nauka, and Rassvet modules.Learn more about station activities by following the space station blog, @space_station and @ISS_Research on Twitter, as well as the ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.Get weekly video highlights at: http://jscfeatures.jsc.nasa.gov/videoupdate/Get the latest from NASA delivered every week. Subscribe here: www.nasa.gov/subscribeAuthor Mark GarciaPosted on November 28, 2022Categories Expedition 68Tags Canadian Space Agency, dragon, European Space Agency, International Space Station, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA, NASA, Roscosmos, science, spacewalk, spacex
B1076 returns after its first mission while the Disney Wish departs Port Canaveral.📷: Me for @SuperclusterHQ @SpaceOffshore
Bob is the first to arrive at Port Canaveral tonight, having supported JRTI at sea.No fairing to recover as it was a Dragon mission 🐉JRTI and booster next ▶ nsf.live/spacecoast
Such a clean Falcon 9 🤩Welcome back B1076. First of many flights (we hope!) 🌟nsf.live/spacecoast
Nine Merlin engines on the first stage of Falcon 9 powering this weekends launch of a Dragon capsule to the international space station.
Tonight's obligatory booster return pics courtesy of Shelby, working that Monday double-shift… at Rusty's at Port!!!👍😎🛰🚀🛸🌞🌤 #boostersback #boosterreturn #congrats #spacex #thanksshelby #doubleshift #doublelife #decklife #portlife #rustysfam #portcanaveral #rustysseafood
Any pictures of the SpX Dragon 26 docked to the ISS?
Montalbano: SpX-26 returns January 9.
Departure! Megan is underway and heading to Tampa to support CRS-26 Dragon splashdown locations in the Gulf of Mexico.Live from nsf.live/spacecoast
The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is docked to the space station iss068e035568 (Dec. 29, 2022) --- The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is pictured docked to the International Space Station's space-facing port on the Harmony module. In the foreground, is the Dextre fine-tuned robotic hand attached to the Canadarm2 robotic arm
Research Informing Deep Space Missions as Dragon Nears DepartureSpace science and spacesuits dominated the Expedition 68 crew’s work day aboard the International Space Station on Thursday. The orbital lab will also see the departure of a U.S. cargo ship early next week.[…]Wakata earlier joined NASA Flight Engineer Josh Cassada and continued packing the soon-to-depart SpaceX Dragon resupply ship. Dragon will complete a 43-day cargo mission and undock from the Harmony module’s space-facing port on Monday at 5:05 p.m. EST. It will splash down off the coast of Florida packed with station hardware for inspection and finalized science experiments for analysis.[…]