Day: April 24, 2019

More Head and Eye Pressure Research and Dragon Robotics Training

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ISS – Expedition 59 Mission patch. April 24, 2019 The Expedition 59 crew is unloading one U.S. cargo ship today and preparing for the arrival of another after it launches from Florida next week. The orbital residents also continued exploring how microgravity impacts the human body and a variety of terrestrial materials. Astronauts Christina Koch […]

NASA, FEMA, International Partners Plan Asteroid Impact Exercise

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NASA logo. April 24, 2019 While headlines routinely report on �close shaves� and �near-misses� when near-Earth objects (NEOs) such as asteroids or comets pass relatively close to Earth, the real work of preparing for the possibility of a NEO impact with Earth goes on mostly out of the public eye. Image above: The Manicouagan impact […]

Landslides in Mars’ Cerberus Fossae

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NASA – Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) patch. April 24, 2019 Cerberus Fossae is a steep-sided set of troughs cutting volcanic plains to the east of Elysium Mons. Steep slopes on Mars have active landslides (also called “mass wasting”), and here we see evidence for two types of activity. First, the light bluish boulders on the […]

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of April 15, 2019

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ISS – Expedition 59 Mission patch. April 24, 2019 Astronauts aboard the International Space Station received a Cygnus commercial resupply ship from Northrop Grumman last week that brought additional science experiments to the orbiting lab. More science arrives in the next few weeks aboard a SpaceX Dragon resupply ship. Here are details on some of […]