Launch Complex 39A Event on NASA TV at 3 p.m.

SpaceX CRS-10 is erected and ready for launch from Pad 39A.

Launch Complex 39A will be the focus of a briefing on NASA TV beginning at 3 p.m. You can tune in to NASA TV or watch it streaming here. The launch pad was built for the Apollo/Saturn V missions that carried astronauts to the moon. It was modified for space shuttle Read full post

Posted Feb 17, 2017 at 2:57 pm on SpaceX

Pre-Launch Briefing at 5 p.m.

A pre-launch briefing from Kennedy's Press Site auditorium will air on NASA TV at 5 p.m. EST today and on the agency’s website. Participants will be: Dan Hartman, deputy manager, International Space Station Program, Johnson Space Center Tara Ruttley, associate scientist, International Space Station Program, Johnson Space Center Jessica Jensen, Read full post

Posted Feb 17, 2017 at 1:43 pm on SpaceX

Forecast Continues to Improve: Now 70 Percent 'Go'

With one day before launch, the weather forecast for the SpaceX CRS-10 mission continues to improve. Meteorologists with the Air Force's 45th Weather Squadron now call for a 70 percent chance of acceptable conditions at launch time Saturday morning. The primary concern is for potential violation of the thick cloud Read full post

Posted Feb 17, 2017 at 10:42 am on Kennedy Space Center

Forecast Continues to Improve: Now 70 Percent 'Go'

With one day before launch, the weather forecast for the SpaceX CRS-10 mission continues to improve. Meteorologists with the Air Force's 45th Weather Squadron now call for a 70 percent chance of acceptable conditions at launch time Saturday morning. The primary concern is for potential violation of the thick cloud Read full post

Posted Feb 17, 2017 at 8:32 am on SpaceX

Dragon Capture Training and Robonaut Power Check Today

Three Expedition 50 crew members practiced today the robotic capture of the SpaceX Dragon resupply ship when it arrives at the International Space Station two days after its launch. A humanoid robot, better known as Robonaut, had its power supply checked out during a full day of troubleshooting. Commander Shane Kimbrough Read full post

Posted Feb 16, 2017 at 4:49 pm on Space Station

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/16/2017

Transition to (X2) R15 Software:  As part of the R15 software transition, the Starboard 1 (S1) and Port 1 (P1) Multiplexer/Demultiplexers (MDMs) were transitioned to updated software S1P1 R6. Updates to the S1 and P1 MDMs include:  Longeron Fault Detection Isolation & Recovery (FDIR) updates to protect for Beta Gimbal Read full post

Posted Feb 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm on ISS On-Orbit Status Report

Forecast Improves; Mission Preview Available

The forecast issued today from the 45th Weather Squadron calls for a 60 percent chance of acceptable conditions Saturday morning for the launch of the CRS-10 mission from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The main concern is for thick clouds that may violate launch rules. Launch time is 10:01 Read full post

Posted Feb 16, 2017 at 9:56 am on SpaceX

NASA Education Express Message -- Feb. 16, 2017

Check out the following NASA opportunities for the education community. Full descriptions are listed below. NEW THIS WEEK! Free Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators Next Event Date: Feb. 16, 2017, at 6 p.m. EST Informational Webinar for Students Interested in Applying for NASA Internship Opportunities Audience: Read full post

Posted Feb 16, 2017 at 8:46 am on NASA Education Express

Commander Sets Up Dragon Gear and Looks to April Crew Swap

The Expedition 50 crew is getting ready for the upcoming SpaceX CRS-10 mission to resupply the International Space Station. Commander Shane Kimbrough checked out SpaceX communications gear today so the astronauts can monitor the approach and rendezvous of the Dragon cargo craft. SpaceX is targeting Feb. 18 to launch its Dragon Read full post

Posted Feb 15, 2017 at 5:10 pm on Space Station

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/15/2017

Transition to (X2) R15 Software:  As part of the R15 software transition, the Payload (PL) Multiplexer/Demultiplexers (MDMs) were transitioned to updated software Payload Executive Processor R12 (PEP R12) today. Updates to the PL MDMs include:  Redundancy Management Time Reduction Additionally, the Lab-1 (LA-1) MDM was transitioned to Lab System-R5 (LSYS1-R5) software. Read full post

Posted Feb 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm on ISS On-Orbit Status Report