February 28, 2017

Video: Narrated preview of Jan. 6 spacewalk

January 6, 2017

This is a narrated animation previewing the steps and activities to be performed by the International Space Station astronauts during the battery replacement spacewalk on Jan. 6.

Astronauts set for Friday spacewalk

January 6, 2017

Two astronauts plan to venture outside the International Space Station Friday, taking over from earlier robotic arm operations to help replace a set of batteries used to store power from one of the lab’s four sets of solar arrays.

Space station battery work starts New Year’s Eve

January 1, 2017

Working over the New Year holiday weekend, robot arm operators at the Johnson Space Center will begin a complex procedure to replace 12 aging batteries in the International Space Station’s solar power system with six state-of-the-art lithium-ion power packs, a multi-step process over the next two weeks that will require two spacewalks to complete.

Spending Christmas in space

December 24, 2016

A Christmas Eve reading from the book of Genesis by the Apollo 8 astronauts — commander Frank Borman, lunar module pilot Bill Anders and command module pilot Jim Lovell — from lunar orbit in 1968.

Japan’s HTV supply ship blasts off for space station

December 9, 2016

A Japanese H-2B rocket launched toward the International Space Station on Friday with a fresh set of high-power batteries, critical parts for the research lab’s carbon dioxide scrubber, and several tons of food, water and provisions.

Flight history of Japan’s HTV resupply spacecraft

December 9, 2016

Japan’s H-2 Transfer Vehicle has accomplished five flights to the International Space Station, delivering tons of food, clothing and crew provisions, instruments to look at ozone chemistry and investigate dark matter, and critical hardware to keep the research complex operating.

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