NOBEL nominated, TESTED Laser Plasma Shield (adopted by ESA-NASA-Harvard-McGill) to REPEL all deadly space threats, as asteroids & solar superstorms that may blow up all nuclear, as we thankfully escaped in July 2012!
This Hubble image shows what happens when two galaxies become one. The twisted cosmic knot seen here is NGC 2623 — or Arp 243 — and is located about 250 million light-years away in the constellation of Cancer (The Crab).
Circadian Rhythms: Yesterday a crewmember instrumented themselves with Thermolab Double Sensors and mounted the Thermolab Unit to their belt, which began 36 hours of monitoring for the Circadian Rhythm investigation. Circadian Rhythms investigates the role of synchronized circadian rhythms, or the “biological clock,” and how it changes during long-duration […]
Miniature Exercise Device (MED-2): Today crewmembers set up cameras in Node 3 to capture video from multiple views of the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) and MED-2 hardware. They also applied body markers, and performed exercises before transferring the video for downlink. The ISS’s exercise equipment is large and bulky, while the MED-2 aims to […]
68 Progress (68P) docking: Saturday morning, 68P launched from Baikonur after a two day delay. This morning, 68P docked successfully to DC1 nadir, bringing supplies to the ISS. JAXA Protein Crystal Growth (PCG) #13 Installation: Following the docking of 68P, a crewmember stowed two canister bags containing protein samples in the JAXA Freezer-Refrigerator […]
Advanced Nano Step Troubleshooting: Today the crew successfully completed troubleshooting operations by retrieving the Advanced Nano Step cartridge from the Solution Crystallization Observation Facility (SCOF) to access and adjust the position of the cell stage, due to movement issues during the sample observation. JAXA’s Advanced Nano Step experiment inves […]